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SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC (Đề gồm có 04 trang) ƠN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018 MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ ĐỀ 536 Thời gian: 60 phút - khơng tính thời gian giao đề Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions Question 1:A instrumental B mathematics C communicate D accidental Question 2:A recoil B cloister C turmoil D typhoid 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 03 to 09 THE SUCCESS OF J K ROWLING There are few modern-day writers as renowned as Joanne Kathleen Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time In addition, her novels have famously been adapted into a series of box-office hits These earn her so much income that the 47-year-old could comfortably retire, and live off Harry Potter royalties for the rest of her life! However, this lucrative success story started at the most humble of beginnings, with a talented but insecure writer too afraid to pursue her dreams Joanne grew up in a house full of books that fuelled her creativity She was so enchanted by fairy tales that she began to dream up her own, and by the time she was six years old she had written her first story about a rabbit and a giant bee “Ever since Rabbit and Miss Bee, I have wanted to be a writer, though I rarely told anyone so,” recalls Joanne, “I was afraid they'd tell me I didn’t have a hope." Throughout her life, Joanne continued to write, filling entire boxes with stories and unfinished novels But due to her lack of confidence, she never approached a publisher with any of her work It wasn’t until later life, when Joanne lost her job and was living in poverty, that she finally devoted her time to writing Then with nothing to lose, she contacted an agency with her first completed manuscript: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Joanne’s first novel was rejected by twelve different publishers and eventually found itself in the hands of Nigel Newton, the founder of Bloomsbury Press He did not read the book himself, but gave it to his eight-year-old daughter The girl loved the novel so much that Nigel agreed to take it on; but not without apprehensions “You’ll never make any money out of children’s books,” he warned Joanne Well, she certainly proved him wrong! To date, she has sold 500 million copies of her novels globally, and the Harry Potter franchise has reaped profits of £15 billion! Now, as the richest author in the world, no publisher in their right mind would dream of turning down one of her books! And as for Joanne’s confidence; well, let’s just say It’s been given quite a boost [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 3: What is the purpose of this article? A to show how profitable the publishing industry can be B to describe the career of a famous author C to compare the publishing and film industries D to raise publicity about a children's book Question 4: As a child, how did the works of other writers make Joanne feel? A Intimidated B Determined C Inspired D Hopeful Question 5: W hat drove Nigel Newton to publish Joanne's first novel? A The fact that children's books sold well B He was captivated upon reading it C His daughter's reaction to the book D He took pity on Joanne Question 6: According to the text, what initially stopped Joanne from contacting a publisher? A her financial situation B her self-doubt C her lack of time D her inability to complete a novel Question 7: In the fourth sentence of the first paragraph, what does these refer to? A awards B books C films D royalties Question 8: The word “turn down” is opposite of A agree to B reject C admit D let off Question 9: The word “fuelled” is closest in meaning to A gave impetus to B raised C brought in money D hinted Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions Question 10: Youth hostels are a good .of accommodation when travelling on a budget A preference B pick C selection D choice Question 11: Temperate climates are best for people who cannot tolerate .weather conditions A radical B drastic C extreme D strict Question 12: The restaurant had a .atmosphere despite its uninviting exterior A convenient B confident C comfortable D cosy Question 13: When swimming in the Caribbean, it is not unusual to see .of fish in knee-deep water A herds B flocks C shoals D swarms Question 14: Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and bold so we ventured to places off the beaten A track B road C path D route Question 15: Living in an area with a (n) .climate, such as the desert, can be difficult A humid B dense C arid D barren Question 16: Foreign is hard to obtain in some countries A currency B cash C current D change Question 17: According to the latest news .three mountain climbers have been killed in the blizzard A bulletin B notice C notification D announcement Question 18: The across the desert was made impossible by the sandstorm A outing B excursion C trek D stroll Question 19: Most national museums contain .works of art A priceless B worthless C worthwhile D costly Question 20: The mountain .illustrated in the brochure is breathtaking A position B set C scene D scenery Question 21: The vegetation in the jungle made it difficult to spot snakes and lizards A thick B heavy C elaborate D strong Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges Question 22: ~ A: “Are you going to that speed dating event on Saturday?” ~ B: “ ” A Saturday? His birthday is Friday, next week, I bet B Which boy? No He’s quite a bore C Boring I’ve seen it on the Net a lot of times D I can't go this weekend after all but I want to go the following week Question 23: ~ A: “ ” ~ B: “Well, what I mean is, I think it’s a good idea.” A Do you mean it? B What’s the meaning of this word? C Is it what you mean? D I don't get what you mean 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 24: When I told my bank manager that I wanted to borrow £100,000, she showed me the door A asked to leave B ushered in C gave information D said hello Question 25: It's always prudent to read a contract properly before signing it A cautious B reckless C secret D confidential 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 26: Janet is finally used to cook on an electric stove after having a gas one for so long A one B cook C so long D after having Question 27: He knows to repair the carburetor without taking the whole car apart A without B knows to C the D apart Question 28: How much times did Rick and Jennifer have to the experiment before they obtained the results they had been expecting? A much B obtained the results C did Rick and Jennifer have to D been expecting 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 29:A syndrome B rhythm C symphony D rhyme Question 30:A occasion B session C illusion D erosion 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 31 to 37 THE BOSTON TEA PARTY th On 16 December 1773, three British ships sat anchored in Boston harbour, America Their cargo: 42,000 kgs of black tea Unfortunately, this colossal shipment would never set foot on American soil Instead, it would find itself at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean And here’s why By the late 18th century, Britain had conquered a significant portion of North America, including the eastern coast This gave the British a monopoly over international trade Among the many British imports, one of the most popular was tea, a product which was consumed in the colonies at a rate of 540,000 kg per year! However, as the British government ruled over this region, they decided to implement a tax on tea This meant that for every ten kilograms of tea which landed on American soil, a tax of 66 pence would have to be paid to the British The colonists were not impressed Although the tax imposed on tea was relatively small, the colonists were unhappy about paying any tax at all They felt unfairly governed by the British, who were at liberty to tax them in any way they wished As such, they refused to allow the shipment to be unloaded and instead insisted that the tea be returned to England However, the Royal British Governor, Thomas Hutchinson, would not let the ships leave without first unloading the cargo For the protestors, this was the last straw They descended upon the harbour and stormed the ships Then, with few options remaining, they began opening the crates and dumping the tea into the ocean In the end, every last crate was destroyed, amounting to 18 million cups of tea! The sheer quantity turned the water in the harbour brown for several days, and the event forever became known as the Boston Tea Party The importers of the tea, the British-owned East India Tea Company, reported losses of £9,700, which is equivalent to millions in today’s economy! This angered the British to such an extent that they dispatched an army of soldiers to teach the rebels a lesson However, fuelled by the events in Boston, the colonists fought back in what later became known as the American Revolutionary War And after eight years of rebellion, they finally gained their independence, giving birth to a brand new nation: the United States of America [From STARLIGHT 10, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2013] Question 31: What is the purpose of this article? A to faise aw areness about a political campaign B to explain the motive behind an act of rebellion C to discourage people from paying taxes D to criticise the British governent Question 32: Why did the colonists refuse to accept the tea? A They disliked the Royal British Governor B They discovered that it was from England C They could not afford the tax D They felt the British were abusing their power Question 33: How did colonising the eastern coast of America benefit the British government? A It allowed them to control trade B They could m anipulate the price of goods C It provided a base from which to conquer other regions.D It boosted British exports Question 34: What effect did the Boston Tea Party have on America? A It damaged their economy B It made their water unsafe to drink C It drove colonists to seek independence D It led to harsher rule by the British Question 35: In the 4th sentence of the first paragraph, what does "it" refer to? A a British ship B the ships' cargo C American soil D an anchor Question 36: What does the writer mean by "the last straw"? A the only lifebuoy to save the sinking ship B the last event of the bad uncontrollable siuation C The remains of the tea cargo D the last incident of the ship’s journey Question 37: The word implement is closest in meaning to A oblige B start to use C put into action D adopt 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 38: With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time A kept safe B presented in public C ready to receive D advantageous for future Question 39: We had a horrific journey, but we lived to tell the tale A were safe and sound B were home and dry C wrote lively stories D had memorable experience Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 40 to 45 JOURNEY DEEP INTO THE EARTH In 1991, a local farmer in Vietnam found a cave deep in the Vietnamise jungle Little (40) a team of British cave explorers know what awaited (41) as they followed the farmer into the cave years later in 2009 They were about to discover the world's largest cave measuring approximately kilometres long and 150 metres high with a river running (42) The cave, called Son Doong, was created some to million years ago by river water eroding away limestone underneath a mountain Some parts of the cave's roof have collapsed creating huge skylights As a (43) of these skylights, vegetation began to grow and formed the largest underground jungle According to explorer and photographer Carsten Peter, who spent weeks inside the cave, the Son Doong cave is by (44) the largest and most unique cave ever discovered It is so large that explorers are still searching (45) its end! [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 40:A did B was C would D had Question 41:A this B them C there D for Question 42:A in B past C through D over Question 43:A column B result C unit D outfit Question 44:A then B far C now D large Question 45:A for B to C at D until 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 Question 46: She tends to lose her temper for no reason A My boss has no reason so she loses her temper B My boss has no reason for tending to lose her temper C My boss easily gets angry when there is a reason D My boss often gets angry for no reason Question 47: Dancing was an activity that Dane had never wanted to A Dancing was an activity that had never appealed to Dane B Dane always avoided dancing alone C Never had Dane missed any dancing activity D Dane often did nothing while he was dancing Question 48: No matter how hard he tried, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s heart A How hard did he try, Henry couldn’t separate from Alice B He tried as hard as possible, Henry couldn’t defeat Alice C As much harder as he tried, Henry couldn’t love Alice D Even though he tried very hard, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s affections 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 Question 49: Mum offered me another piece of pie I told her I was full A If I were not full Mum would offer me another piece of pie B Because Mum offered me another piece of pie I was full as she told me C I refused the piece of pie offered by Mum because I was full D I told Mum that I had had enough when she offered me another piece of pie Question 50: We didn't like the holiday resort We decided to enjoy what we could A Finally we agreed to enjoy the holiday resort however little we liked it B We preferred not to enjoy the holiday resort much according to our decision C We decided to make the most of the holiday resort even though we didn't like it much D We might as well stay at the holiday resort despite our not liking I mucht The End SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC (Đề gồm có 04 trang) ƠN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018 MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ ĐỀ 794 Thời gian: 60 phút - khơng tính thời gian giao đề Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions Question 1:A typhoid B turmoil C recoil D cloister Question 2:A instrumental B mathematics C communicate D accidental 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 3:A symphony B rhyme C rhythm D syndrome Question 4:A erosion B illusion C occasion D session 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 5: With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time A ready to receive B advantageous for future C kept safe D presented in public Question 6: We had a horrific journey, but we lived to tell the tale A wrote lively stories B had memorable experience C were home and dry D were safe and sound 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 Question 7: No matter how hard he tried, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s heart A As much harder as he tried, Henry couldn’t love Alice B He tried as hard as possible, Henry couldn’t defeat Alice C How hard did he try, Henry couldn’t separate from Alice D Even though he tried very hard, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s affections Question 8: She tends to lose her temper for no reason A My boss has no reason so she loses her temper B My boss easily gets angry when there is a reason C My boss often gets angry for no reason D My boss has no reason for tending to lose her temper Question 9: Dancing was an activity that Dane had never wanted to A Dancing was an activity that had never appealed to Dane B Dane often did nothing while he was dancing C Dane always avoided dancing alone D Never had Dane missed any dancing activity 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 10: It's always prudent to read a contract properly before signing it A confidential B secret C cautious D reckless Question 11: When I told my bank manager that I wanted to borrow £100,000, she showed me the door A ushered in B gave information C asked to leave D said hello 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 12: He knows to repair the carburetor without taking the whole car apart A apart B without C knows to D the Question 13: Janet is finally used to cook on an electric stove after having a gas one for so long A so long B one C after having D cook Question 14: How much times did Rick and Jennifer have to the experiment before they obtained the results they had been expecting? A much B obtained the results C did Rick and Jennifer have to D been expecting Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges Question 15: ~ A: “ ” ~ B: “Well, what I mean is, I think it’s a good idea.” A I don't get what you mean B What’s the meaning of this word? C Is it what you mean? D Do you mean it? Question 16: ~ A: “Are you going to that speed dating event on Saturday?” ~ B: “ ” A I can't go this weekend after all but I want to go the following week B Which boy? No He’s quite a bore C Boring I’ve seen it on the Net a lot of times D Saturday? His birthday is Friday, next week, I bet Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 17 to 22 JOURNEY DEEP INTO THE EARTH In 1991, a local farmer in Vietnam found a cave deep in the Vietnamise jungle Little (17) a team of British cave explorers know what awaited (18) as they followed the farmer into the cave years later in 2009 They were about to discover the world's largest cave measuring approximately kilometres long and 150 metres high with a river running (19) The cave, called Son Doong, was created some to million years ago by river water eroding away limestone underneath a mountain Some parts of the cave's roof have collapsed creating huge skylights As a (20) of these skylights, vegetation began to grow and formed the largest underground jungle According to explorer and photographer Carsten Peter, who spent weeks inside the cave, the Son Doong cave is by (21) the largest and most unique cave ever discovered It is so large that explorers are still searching (22) its end! [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 17:A did B was C had D would Question 18:A for B there C this D them Question 19:A in B over C through D past Question 20:A result B column C outfit D unit Question 21:A then B far C now D large Question 22:A at B to C for D until 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 23 to 29 THE SUCCESS OF J K ROWLING There are few modern-day writers as renowned as Joanne Kathleen Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time In addition, her novels have famously been adapted into a series of box-office hits These earn her so much income that the 47-year-old could comfortably retire, and live off Harry Potter royalties for the rest of her life! However, this lucrative success story started at the most humble of beginnings, with a talented but insecure writer too afraid to pursue her dreams Joanne grew up in a house full of books that fuelled her creativity She was so enchanted by fairy tales that she began to dream up her own, and by the time she was six years old she had written her first story about a rabbit and a giant bee “Ever since Rabbit and Miss Bee, I have wanted to be a writer, though I rarely told anyone so,” recalls Joanne, “I was afraid they'd tell me I didn’t have a hope." Throughout her life, Joanne continued to write, filling entire boxes with stories and unfinished novels But due to her lack of confidence, she never approached a publisher with any of her work It wasn’t until later life, when Joanne lost her job and was living in poverty, that she finally devoted her time to writing Then with nothing to lose, she contacted an agency with her first completed manuscript: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Joanne’s first novel was rejected by twelve different publishers and eventually found itself in the hands of Nigel Newton, the founder of Bloomsbury Press He did not read the book himself, but gave it to his eight-year-old daughter The girl loved the novel so much that Nigel agreed to take it on; but not without apprehensions “You’ll never make any money out of children’s books,” he warned Joanne Well, she certainly proved him wrong! To date, she has sold 500 million copies of her novels globally, and the Harry Potter franchise has reaped profits of £15 billion! Now, as the richest author in the world, no publisher in their right mind would dream of turning down one of her books! And as for Joanne’s confidence; well, let’s just say It’s been given quite a boost [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 23: What is the purpose of this article? A to describe the career of a famous author B to raise publicity about a children's book C to compare the publishing and film industries D to show how profitable the publishing industry can be Question 24: According to the text, what initially stopped Joanne from contacting a publisher? A her financial situation B her lack of time C her inability to complete a novel D her self-doubt Question 25: In the fourth sentence of the first paragraph, what does these refer to? A awards B films C royalties D books Question 26: The word “turn down” is opposite of A reject B agree to C let off D admit Question 27: W hat drove Nigel Newton to publish Joanne's first novel? A His daughter's reaction to the book B He took pity on Joanne C The fact that children's books sold well D He was captivated upon reading it Question 28: The word “fuelled” is closest in meaning to A hinted B brought in money C raised D gave impetus to Question 29: As a child, how did the works of other writers make Joanne feel? A Intimidated B Inspired C Hopeful D Determined 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 Question 30: Mum offered me another piece of pie I told her I was full A I refused the piece of pie offered by Mum because I was full B I told Mum that I had had enough when she offered me another piece of pie C If I were not full Mum would offer me another piece of pie D Because Mum offered me another piece of pie I was full as she told me Question 31: We didn't like the holiday resort We decided to enjoy what we could A Finally we agreed to enjoy the holiday resort however little we liked it B We might as well stay at the holiday resort despite our not liking I mucht C We preferred not to enjoy the holiday resort much according to our decision D We decided to make the most of the holiday resort even though we didn't like it much Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions Question 32: Youth hostels are a good .of accommodation when travelling on a budget A choice B pick C preference D selection Question 33: Temperate climates are best for people who cannot tolerate .weather conditions A drastic B extreme C strict D radical Question 34: The vegetation in the jungle made it difficult to spot snakes and lizards A heavy B elaborate C thick D strong Question 35: Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and bold so we ventured to places off the beaten A road B route C path D track Question 36: According to the latest news .three mountain climbers have been killed in the blizzard A announcement B notification C notice D bulletin Question 37: Most national museums contain .works of art A costly B worthwhile C worthless D priceless Question 38: Living in an area with a (n) .climate, such as the desert, can be difficult A barren B arid C dense D humid Question 39: The mountain .illustrated in the brochure is breathtaking A scenery B position C set D scene Question 40: When swimming in the Caribbean, it is not unusual to see .of fish in knee-deep water A swarms B herds C shoals D flocks Question 41: The across the desert was made impossible by the sandstorm A excursion B trek C stroll D outing Question 42: The restaurant had a .atmosphere despite its uninviting exterior A comfortable B cosy C confident D convenient Question 43: Foreign is hard to obtain in some countries A current B currency C cash D change 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 44 to 50 THE BOSTON TEA PARTY On 16th December 1773, three British ships sat anchored in Boston harbour, America Their cargo: 42,000 kgs of black tea Unfortunately, this colossal shipment would never set foot on American soil Instead, it would find itself at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean And here’s why By the late 18th century, Britain had conquered a significant portion of North America, including the eastern coast This gave the British a monopoly over international trade Among the many British imports, one of the most popular was tea, a product which was consumed in the colonies at a rate of 540,000 kg per year! However, as the British government ruled over this region, they decided to implement a tax on tea This meant that for every ten kilograms of tea which landed on American soil, a tax of 66 pence would have to be paid to the British The colonists were not impressed Although the tax imposed on tea was relatively small, the colonists were unhappy about paying any tax at all They felt unfairly governed by the British, who were at liberty to tax them in any way they wished As such, they refused to allow the shipment to be unloaded and instead insisted that the tea be returned to England However, the Royal British Governor, Thomas Hutchinson, would not let the ships leave without first unloading the cargo For the protestors, this was the last straw They descended upon the harbour and stormed the ships Then, with few options remaining, they began opening the crates and dumping the tea into the ocean In the end, every last crate was destroyed, amounting to 18 million cups of tea! The sheer quantity turned the water in the harbour brown for several days, and the event forever became known as the Boston Tea Party The importers of the tea, the British-owned East India Tea Company, reported losses of £9,700, which is equivalent to millions in today’s economy! This angered the British to such an extent that they dispatched an army of soldiers to teach the rebels a lesson However, fuelled by the events in Boston, the colonists fought back in what later became known as the American Revolutionary War And after eight years of rebellion, they finally gained their independence, giving birth to a brand new nation: the United States of America [From STARLIGHT 10, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2013] Question 44: How did colonising the eastern coast of America benefit the British government? A It boosted British exports B They could m anipulate the price of goods C It provided a base from which to conquer other regions.D It allowed them to control trade Question 45: In the 4th sentence of the first paragraph, what does "it" refer to? A a British ship B American soil C an anchor D the ships' cargo Question 46: What does the writer mean by "the last straw"? A the last event of the bad uncontrollable siuation B the last incident of the ship’s journey C The remains of the tea cargo D the only lifebuoy to save the sinking ship Question 47: Why did the colonists refuse to accept the tea? A They disliked the Royal British Governor B They felt the British were abusing their power C They could not afford the tax D They discovered that it was from England Question 48: What is the purpose of this article? A to explain the motive behind an act of rebellion B to discourage people from paying taxes C to criticise the British governent D to faise aw areness about a political campaign Question 49: What effect did the Boston Tea Party have on America? A It led to harsher rule by the British B It made their water unsafe to drink C It drove colonists to seek independence D It damaged their economy Question 50: The word implement is closest in meaning to A oblige B put into action C start to use D adopt The End SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC (Đề gồm có 04 trang) ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018 MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ ĐỀ 736 Thời gian: 60 phút - khơng tính thời gian giao đề Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 01 to 06 JOURNEY DEEP INTO THE EARTH In 1991, a local farmer in Vietnam found a cave deep in the Vietnamise jungle Little (1) a team of British cave explorers know what awaited (2) as they followed the farmer into the cave years later in 2009 They were about to discover the world's largest cave measuring approximately kilometres long and 150 metres high with a river running (3) The cave, called Son Doong, was created some to million years ago by river water eroding away limestone underneath a mountain Some parts of the cave's roof have collapsed creating huge skylights As a (4) of these skylights, vegetation began to grow and formed the largest underground jungle According to explorer and photographer Carsten Peter, who spent weeks inside the cave, the Son Doong cave is by (5) the largest and most unique cave ever discovered It is so large that explorers are still searching (6) its end! [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 1:A had B was C did D would Question 2:A for B this C them D there Question 3:A over B past C through D in Question 4:A outfit B result C column D unit Question 5:A now B large C far D then Question 6:A until B at C to D for Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions Question 7: Foreign is hard to obtain in some countries A currency B current C change D cash Question 8: The across the desert was made impossible by the sandstorm A outing B excursion C trek D stroll Question 9: According to the latest news .three mountain climbers have been killed in the blizzard A bulletin B announcement C notification D notice Question 10: The restaurant had a .atmosphere despite its uninviting exterior A cosy B convenient C comfortable D confident Question 11: Most national museums contain .works of art A worthwhile B costly C priceless D worthless Question 12: Living in an area with a (n) .climate, such as the desert, can be difficult A arid B humid C barren D dense Question 13: The vegetation in the jungle made it difficult to spot snakes and lizards A thick B elaborate C strong D heavy Question 14: The mountain .illustrated in the brochure is breathtaking A scene B set C scenery D position Question 15: When swimming in the Caribbean, it is not unusual to see .of fish in knee-deep water A swarms B flocks C herds D shoals Question 16: Youth hostels are a good .of accommodation when travelling on a budget A selection B pick C preference D choice Question 17: Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and bold so we ventured to places off the beaten A track B path C road D route Question 18: Temperate climates are best for people who cannot tolerate .weather conditions A strict B drastic C radical D extreme 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 19:A rhyme B rhythm C syndrome D symphony Question 20:A erosion B illusion C session D occasion 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 Question 21: No matter how hard he tried, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s heart A He tried as hard as possible, Henry couldn’t defeat Alice B As much harder as he tried, Henry couldn’t love Alice C How hard did he try, Henry couldn’t separate from Alice D Even though he tried very hard, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s affections Question 22: Dancing was an activity that Dane had never wanted to A Dane often did nothing while he was dancing B Dancing was an activity that had never appealed to Dane C Never had Dane missed any dancing activity D Dane always avoided dancing alone Question 23: She tends to lose her temper for no reason A My boss easily gets angry when there is a reason B My boss often gets angry for no reason C My boss has no reason so she loses her temper D My boss has no reason for tending to lose her temper 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 24 to 30 THE SUCCESS OF J K ROWLING There are few modern-day writers as renowned as Joanne Kathleen Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time In addition, her novels have famously been adapted into a series of box-office hits These earn her so much income that the 47-year-old could comfortably retire, and live off Harry Potter royalties for the rest of her life! However, this lucrative success story started at the most humble of beginnings, with a talented but insecure writer too afraid to pursue her dreams Joanne grew up in a house full of books that fuelled her creativity She was so enchanted by fairy tales that she began to dream up her own, and by the time she was six years old she had written her first story about a rabbit and a giant bee “Ever since Rabbit and Miss Bee, I have wanted to be a writer, though I rarely told anyone so,” recalls Joanne, “I was afraid they'd tell me I didn’t have a hope." Throughout her life, Joanne continued to write, filling entire boxes with stories and unfinished novels But due to her lack of confidence, she never approached a publisher with any of her work It wasn’t until later life, when Joanne lost her job and was living in poverty, that she finally devoted her time to writing Then with nothing to lose, she contacted an agency with her first completed manuscript: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Joanne’s first novel was rejected by twelve different publishers and eventually found itself in the hands of Nigel Newton, the founder of Bloomsbury Press He did not read the book himself, but gave it to his eight-year-old daughter The girl loved the novel so much that Nigel agreed to take it on; but not without apprehensions “You’ll never make any money out of children’s books,” he warned Joanne Well, she certainly proved him wrong! To date, she has sold 500 million copies of her novels globally, and the Harry Potter franchise has reaped profits of £15 billion! Now, as the richest author in the world, no publisher in their right mind would dream of turning down one of her books! And as for Joanne’s confidence; well, let’s just say It’s been given quite a boost [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 24: What is the purpose of this article? A to raise publicity about a children's book B to compare the publishing and film industries C to show how profitable the publishing industry can be D to describe the career of a famous author Question 25: As a child, how did the works of other writers make Joanne feel? A Inspired B Intimidated C Hopeful D Determined Question 26: In the fourth sentence of the first paragraph, what does these refer to? A books B films C royalties D awards Question 27: The word “turn down” is opposite of A agree to B reject C let off D admit Question 28: W hat drove Nigel Newton to publish Joanne's first novel? A He was captivated upon reading it B The fact that children's books sold well C His daughter's reaction to the book D He took pity on Joanne Question 29: According to the text, what initially stopped Joanne from contacting a publisher? A her financial situation B her self-doubt C her inability to complete a novel D her lack of time Question 30: The word “fuelled” is closest in meaning to A gave impetus to B brought in money C hinted D raised Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges Question 31: ~ A: “ ” ~ B: “Well, what I mean is, I think it’s a good idea.” A I don't get what you mean B What’s the meaning of this word? C Do you mean it? D Is it what you mean? Question 32: ~ A: “Are you going to that speed dating event on Saturday?” ~ B: “ ” A Boring I’ve seen it on the Net a lot of times B Saturday? His birthday is Friday, next week, I bet C Which boy? No He’s quite a bore D I can't go this weekend after all but I want to go the following week Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions Question 33:A recoil B typhoid C turmoil D cloister Question 34:A instrumental B accidental C mathematics D communicate 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 35: How much times did Rick and Jennifer have to the experiment before they obtained the results they had been expecting? A much B did Rick and Jennifer have to C obtained the results D been expecting Question 36: He knows to repair the carburetor without taking the whole car apart A the B knows to C apart D without Question 37: Janet is finally used to cook on an electric stove after having a gas one for so long A one B so long C after having D cook IX 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 38: When I told my bank manager that I wanted to borrow £100,000, she showed me the door A gave information B said hello C ushered in D asked to leave Question 39: It's always prudent to read a contract properly before signing it A cautious B secret C confidential D reckless 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 40 to 46 THE BOSTON TEA PARTY On 16th December 1773, three British ships sat anchored in Boston harbour, America Their cargo: 42,000 kgs of black tea Unfortunately, this colossal shipment would never set foot on American soil Instead, it would find itself at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean And here’s why By the late 18th century, Britain had conquered a significant portion of North America, including the eastern coast This gave the British a monopoly over international trade Among the many British imports, one of the most popular was tea, a product which was consumed in the colonies at a rate of 540,000 kg per year! However, as the British government ruled over this region, they decided to implement a tax on tea This meant that for every ten kilograms of tea which landed on American soil, a tax of 66 pence would have to be paid to the British The colonists were not impressed Although the tax imposed on tea was relatively small, the colonists were unhappy about paying any tax at all They felt unfairly governed by the British, who were at liberty to tax them in any way they wished As such, they refused to allow the shipment to be unloaded and instead insisted that the tea be returned to England However, the Royal British Governor, Thomas Hutchinson, would not let the ships leave without first unloading the cargo For the protestors, this was the last straw They descended upon the harbour and stormed the ships Then, with few options remaining, they began opening the crates and dumping the tea into the ocean In the end, every last crate was destroyed, amounting to 18 million cups of tea! The sheer quantity turned the water in the harbour brown for several days, and the event forever became known as the Boston Tea Party The importers of the tea, the British-owned East India Tea Company, reported losses of £9,700, which is equivalent to millions in today’s economy! This angered the British to such an extent that they dispatched an army of soldiers to teach the rebels a lesson However, fuelled by the events in Boston, the colonists fought back in what later became known as the American Revolutionary War And after eight years of rebellion, they finally gained their independence, giving birth to a brand new nation: the United States of America [From STARLIGHT 10, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2013] Question 40: What is the purpose of this article? A to criticise the British governent B to discourage people from paying taxes C to explain the motive behind an act of rebellion D to faise aw areness about a political campaign Question 41: In the 4th sentence of the first paragraph, what does "it" refer to? A American soil B an anchor C a British ship D the ships' cargo Question 42: Why did the colonists refuse to accept the tea? A They discovered that it was from England B They could not afford the tax C They disliked the Royal British Governor D They felt the British were abusing their power Question 43: How did colonising the eastern coast of America benefit the British government? A It boosted British exports B They could m anipulate the price of goods C It provided a base from which to conquer other regions.D It allowed them to control trade Question 44: What does the writer mean by "the last straw"? A the last incident of the ship’s journey B the only lifebuoy to save the sinking ship C The remains of the tea cargo D the last event of the bad uncontrollable siuation Question 45: The word implement is closest in meaning to A put into action B start to use C oblige D adopt Question 46: What effect did the Boston Tea Party have on America? A It drove colonists to seek independence B It made their water unsafe to drink C It led to harsher rule by the British D It damaged their economy 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 47: With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time A presented in public B ready to receive C advantageous for future D kept safe Question 48: We had a horrific journey, but we lived to tell the tale A had memorable experience B were home and dry C wrote lively stories D were safe and sound 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 Question 49: We didn't like the holiday resort We decided to enjoy what we could A We might as well stay at the holiday resort despite our not liking I mucht B We preferred not to enjoy the holiday resort much according to our decision C Finally we agreed to enjoy the holiday resort however little we liked it D We decided to make the most of the holiday resort even though we didn't like it much Question 50: Mum offered me another piece of pie I told her I was full A I told Mum that I had had enough when she offered me another piece of pie B If I were not full Mum would offer me another piece of pie C I refused the piece of pie offered by Mum because I was full D Because Mum offered me another piece of pie I was full as she told me The End SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC (Đề gồm có 04 trang) ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018 MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ ĐỀ 322 Thời gian: 60 phút - khơng tính thời gian giao đề Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions Question 1:A cloister B typhoid C recoil D turmoil Question 2:A instrumental B accidental C mathematics D communicate 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 3:A session B erosion C occasion D illusion Question 4:A rhythm B rhyme C symphony D syndrome Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions Question 5: The across the desert was made impossible by the sandstorm A excursion B stroll C trek D outing Question 6: Youth hostels are a good .of accommodation when travelling on a budget A preference B selection C pick D choice Question 7: The vegetation in the jungle made it difficult to spot snakes and lizards A thick B heavy C strong D elaborate Question 8: The mountain .illustrated in the brochure is breathtaking A position B set C scenery D scene Question 9: Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and bold so we ventured to places off the beaten A road B route C path D track Question 10: Foreign is hard to obtain in some countries A currency B change C cash D current Question 11: When swimming in the Caribbean, it is not unusual to see .of fish in knee-deep water A flocks B swarms C shoals D herds Question 12: According to the latest news .three mountain climbers have been killed in the blizzard A notice B bulletin C notification D announcement Question 13: Most national museums contain .works of art A priceless B costly C worthless D worthwhile Question 14: Temperate climates are best for people who cannot tolerate .weather conditions A strict B drastic C radical D extreme Question 15: The restaurant had a .atmosphere despite its uninviting exterior A cosy B convenient C confident D comfortable Question 16: Living in an area with a (n) .climate, such as the desert, can be difficult A humid B arid C barren D dense 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 17 to 23 THE SUCCESS OF J K ROWLING There are few modern-day writers as renowned as Joanne Kathleen Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time In addition, her novels have famously been adapted into a series of box-office hits These earn her so much income that the 47-year-old could comfortably retire, and live off Harry Potter royalties for the rest of her life! However, this lucrative success story started at the most humble of beginnings, with a talented but insecure writer too afraid to pursue her dreams Joanne grew up in a house full of books that fuelled her creativity She was so enchanted by fairy tales that she began to dream up her own, and by the time she was six years old she had written her first story about a rabbit and a giant bee “Ever since Rabbit and Miss Bee, I have wanted to be a writer, though I rarely told anyone so,” recalls Joanne, “I was afraid they'd tell me I didn’t have a hope." Throughout her life, Joanne continued to write, filling entire boxes with stories and unfinished novels But due to her lack of confidence, she never approached a publisher with any of her work It wasn’t until later life, when Joanne lost her job and was living in poverty, that she finally devoted her time to writing Then with nothing to lose, she contacted an agency with her first completed manuscript: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Joanne’s first novel was rejected by twelve different publishers and eventually found itself in the hands of Nigel Newton, the founder of Bloomsbury Press He did not read the book himself, but gave it to his eight-year-old daughter The girl loved the novel so much that Nigel agreed to take it on; but not without apprehensions “You’ll never make any money out of children’s books,” he warned Joanne Well, she certainly proved him wrong! To date, she has sold 500 million copies of her novels globally, and the Harry Potter franchise has reaped profits of £15 billion! Now, as the richest author in the world, no publisher in their right mind would dream of turning down one of her books! And as for Joanne’s confidence; well, let’s just say It’s been given quite a boost [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 17: What is the purpose of this article? A to raise publicity about a children's book B to show how profitable the publishing industry can be C to compare the publishing and film industries D to describe the career of a famous author Question 18: The word “turn down” is opposite of A reject B let off C agree to D admit Question 19: The word “fuelled” is closest in meaning to A hinted B brought in money C raised D gave impetus to Question 20: In the fourth sentence of the first paragraph, what does these refer to? A royalties B awards C books D films Question 21: W hat drove Nigel Newton to publish Joanne's first novel? A The fact that children's books sold well B He took pity on Joanne C His daughter's reaction to the book D He was captivated upon reading it Question 22: According to the text, what initially stopped Joanne from contacting a publisher? A her lack of time B her financial situation C her inability to complete a novel D her self-doubt Question 23: As a child, how did the works of other writers make Joanne feel? A Hopeful B Intimidated C Inspired D Determined 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 24: When I told my bank manager that I wanted to borrow £100,000, she showed me the door A ushered in B gave information C said hello D asked to leave Question 25: It's always prudent to read a contract properly before signing it A confidential B reckless C cautious D secret Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions Question 26: We had a horrific journey, but we lived to tell the tale A wrote lively stories B were safe and sound C had memorable experience D were home and dry Question 27: With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time A kept safe B presented in public C ready to receive D advantageous for future 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 Question 28: She tends to lose her temper for no reason A My boss often gets angry for no reason B My boss easily gets angry when there is a reason C My boss has no reason for tending to lose her temper D My boss has no reason so she loses her temper Question 29: Dancing was an activity that Dane had never wanted to A Dane often did nothing while he was dancing B Dane always avoided dancing alone C Never had Dane missed any dancing activity D Dancing was an activity that had never appealed to Dane Question 30: No matter how hard he tried, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s heart A How hard did he try, Henry couldn’t separate from Alice B As much harder as he tried, Henry couldn’t love Alice C He tried as hard as possible, Henry couldn’t defeat Alice D Even though he tried very hard, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s affections 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 31 to 37 THE BOSTON TEA PARTY On 16th December 1773, three British ships sat anchored in Boston harbour, America Their cargo: 42,000 kgs of black tea Unfortunately, this colossal shipment would never set foot on American soil Instead, it would find itself at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean And here’s why By the late 18th century, Britain had conquered a significant portion of North America, including the eastern coast This gave the British a monopoly over international trade Among the many British imports, one of the most popular was tea, a product which was consumed in the colonies at a rate of 540,000 kg per year! However, as the British government ruled over this region, they decided to implement a tax on tea This meant that for every ten kilograms of tea which landed on American soil, a tax of 66 pence would have to be paid to the British The colonists were not impressed Although the tax imposed on tea was relatively small, the colonists were unhappy about paying any tax at all They felt unfairly governed by the British, who were at liberty to tax them in any way they wished As such, they refused to allow the shipment to be unloaded and instead insisted that the tea be returned to England However, the Royal British Governor, Thomas Hutchinson, would not let the ships leave without first unloading the cargo For the protestors, this was the last straw They descended upon the harbour and stormed the ships Then, with few options remaining, they began opening the crates and dumping the tea into the ocean In the end, every last crate was destroyed, amounting to 18 million cups of tea! The sheer quantity turned the water in the harbour brown for several days, and the event forever became known as the Boston Tea Party The importers of the tea, the British-owned East India Tea Company, reported losses of £9,700, which is equivalent to millions in today’s economy! This angered the British to such an extent that they dispatched an army of soldiers to teach the rebels a lesson However, fuelled by the events in Boston, the colonists fought back in what later became known as the American Revolutionary War And after eight years of rebellion, they finally gained their independence, giving birth to a brand new nation: the United States of America [From STARLIGHT 10, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2013] Question 31: What is the purpose of this article? A to criticise the British governent B to discourage people from paying taxes C to faise aw areness about a political campaign D to explain the motive behind an act of rebellion Question 32: Why did the colonists refuse to accept the tea? A They discovered that it was from England B They felt the British were abusing their power C They could not afford the tax D They disliked the Royal British Governor Question 33: How did colonising the eastern coast of America benefit the British government? A It provided a base from which to conquer other regions.B They could m anipulate the price of goods C It boosted British exports D It allowed them to control trade Question 34: What does the writer mean by "the last straw"? A The remains of the tea cargo B the only lifebuoy to save the sinking ship C the last incident of the ship’s journey D the last event of the bad uncontrollable siuation Question 35: What effect did the Boston Tea Party have on America? A It made their water unsafe to drink B It led to harsher rule by the British C It damaged their economy D It drove colonists to seek independence Question 36: The word implement is closest in meaning to A oblige B adopt C put into action D start to use Question 37: In the 4th sentence of the first paragraph, what does "it" refer to? A a British ship B an anchor C the ships' cargo D American soil Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 38 to 43 JOURNEY DEEP INTO THE EARTH In 1991, a local farmer in Vietnam found a cave deep in the Vietnamise jungle Little (38) a team of British cave explorers know what awaited (39) as they followed the farmer into the cave years later in 2009 They were about to discover the world's largest cave measuring approximately kilometres long and 150 metres high with a river running (40) The cave, called Son Doong, was created some to million years ago by river water eroding away limestone underneath a mountain Some parts of the cave's roof have collapsed creating huge skylights As a (41) of these skylights, vegetation began to grow and formed the largest underground jungle According to explorer and photographer Carsten Peter, who spent weeks inside the cave, the Son Doong cave is by (42) the largest and most unique cave ever discovered It is so large that explorers are still searching (43) its end! [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 38:A would B was C had D did Question 39:A this B for C there D them Question 40:A past B through C in D over Question 41:A result B outfit C unit D column Question 42:A now B then C far D large Question 43:A at B for C to D until Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges Question 44: ~ A: “ ” ~ B: “Well, what I mean is, I think it’s a good idea.” A Is it what you mean? B I don't get what you mean C Do you mean it? D What’s the meaning of this word? Question 45: ~ A: “Are you going to that speed dating event on Saturday?” ~ B: “ ” A Which boy? No He’s quite a bore B Saturday? His birthday is Friday, next week, I bet C I can't go this weekend after all but I want to go the following week D Boring I’ve seen it on the Net a lot of times 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 46: Janet is finally used to cook on an electric stove after having a gas one for so long A so long B cook C after having D one Question 47: He knows to repair the carburetor without taking the whole car apart A the B apart C without D knows to Question 48: How much times did Rick and Jennifer have to the experiment before they obtained the results they had been expecting? A been expecting B did Rick and Jennifer have to C much D obtained the results 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 Question 49: We didn't like the holiday resort We decided to enjoy what we could A We decided to make the most of the holiday resort even though we didn't like it much B We might as well stay at the holiday resort despite our not liking I mucht C Finally we agreed to enjoy the holiday resort however little we liked it D We preferred not to enjoy the holiday resort much according to our decision Question 50: Mum offered me another piece of pie I told her I was full A If I were not full Mum would offer me another piece of pie B Because Mum offered me another piece of pie I was full as she told me C I refused the piece of pie offered by Mum because I was full D I told Mum that I had had enough when she offered me another piece of pie The End SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC (Đề gồm có 04 trang) ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018 MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ ĐỀ 374 Thời gian: 60 phút - khơng tính thời gian giao đề Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions Question 1:A accidental B mathematics C communicate D instrumental Question 2:A recoil B typhoid C turmoil D cloister 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 3: We had a horrific journey, but we lived to tell the tale A wrote lively stories B were safe and sound C were home and dry D had memorable experience Question 4: With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time A kept safe B ready to receive C advantageous for future D presented in public Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions Question 5: Temperate climates are best for people who cannot tolerate .weather conditions A strict B radical C extreme D drastic Question 6: The across the desert was made impossible by the sandstorm A stroll B trek C excursion D outing Question 7: The restaurant had a .atmosphere despite its uninviting exterior A convenient B cosy C confident D comfortable Question 8: The mountain .illustrated in the brochure is breathtaking A scenery B position C set D scene Question 9: According to the latest news .three mountain climbers have been killed in the blizzard A notification B announcement C bulletin D notice Question 10: Living in an area with a (n) .climate, such as the desert, can be difficult A arid B dense C humid D barren Question 11: The vegetation in the jungle made it difficult to spot snakes and lizards A heavy B thick C strong D elaborate Question 12: Foreign is hard to obtain in some countries A change B cash C currency D current Question 13: Youth hostels are a good .of accommodation when travelling on a budget A preference B selection C pick D choice Question 14: Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and bold so we ventured to places off the beaten A road B track C path D route Question 15: Most national museums contain .works of art A costly B worthless C priceless D worthwhile Question 16: When swimming in the Caribbean, it is not unusual to see .of fish in knee-deep water A shoals B swarms C flocks D herds 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 Question 17: We didn't like the holiday resort We decided to enjoy what we could A We decided to make the most of the holiday resort even though we didn't like it much B We preferred not to enjoy the holiday resort much according to our decision C We might as well stay at the holiday resort despite our not liking I mucht D Finally we agreed to enjoy the holiday resort however little we liked it Question 18: Mum offered me another piece of pie I told her I was full A If I were not full Mum would offer me another piece of pie B I refused the piece of pie offered by Mum because I was full C Because Mum offered me another piece of pie I was full as she told me D I told Mum that I had had enough when she offered me another piece of pie Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges Question 19: ~ A: “ ” ~ B: “Well, what I mean is, I think it’s a good idea.” A Is it what you mean? B Do you mean it? C What’s the meaning of this word? D I don't get what you mean Question 20: ~ A: “Are you going to that speed dating event on Saturday?” ~ B: “ ” A Which boy? No He’s quite a bore B I can't go this weekend after all but I want to go the following week C Saturday? His birthday is Friday, next week, I bet D Boring I’ve seen it on the Net a lot of times 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 21 to 27 THE BOSTON TEA PARTY th On 16 December 1773, three British ships sat anchored in Boston harbour, America Their cargo: 42,000 kgs of black tea Unfortunately, this colossal shipment would never set foot on American soil Instead, it would find itself at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean And here’s why By the late 18th century, Britain had conquered a significant portion of North America, including the eastern coast This gave the British a monopoly over international trade Among the many British imports, one of the most popular was tea, a product which was consumed in the colonies at a rate of 540,000 kg per year! However, as the British government ruled over this region, they decided to implement a tax on tea This meant that for every ten kilograms of tea which landed on American soil, a tax of 66 pence would have to be paid to the British The colonists were not impressed Although the tax imposed on tea was relatively small, the colonists were unhappy about paying any tax at all They felt unfairly governed by the British, who were at liberty to tax them in any way they wished As such, they refused to allow the shipment to be unloaded and instead insisted that the tea be returned to England However, the Royal British Governor, Thomas Hutchinson, would not let the ships leave without first unloading the cargo For the protestors, this was the last straw They descended upon the harbour and stormed the ships Then, with few options remaining, they began opening the crates and dumping the tea into the ocean In the end, every last crate was destroyed, amounting to 18 million cups of tea! The sheer quantity turned the water in the harbour brown for several days, and the event forever became known as the Boston Tea Party The importers of the tea, the British-owned East India Tea Company, reported losses of £9,700, which is equivalent to millions in today’s economy! This angered the British to such an extent that they dispatched an army of soldiers to teach the rebels a lesson However, fuelled by the events in Boston, the colonists fought back in what later became known as the American Revolutionary War And after eight years of rebellion, they finally gained their independence, giving birth to a brand new nation: the United States of America [From STARLIGHT 10, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2013] Question 21: What is the purpose of this article? A to explain the motive behind an act of rebellion B to criticise the British governent C to discourage people from paying taxes D to faise aw areness about a political campaign Question 22: How did colonising the eastern coast of America benefit the British government? A It boosted British exports B They could m anipulate the price of goods C It provided a base from which to conquer other regions.D It allowed them to control trade Question 23: What effect did the Boston Tea Party have on America? A It damaged their economy B It made their water unsafe to drink C It led to harsher rule by the British D It drove colonists to seek independence Question 24: Why did the colonists refuse to accept the tea? A They could not afford the tax B They felt the British were abusing their power C They discovered that it was from England D They disliked the Royal British Governor Question 25: In the 4th sentence of the first paragraph, what does "it" refer to? A the ships' cargo B an anchor C a British ship D American soil Question 26: What does the writer mean by "the last straw"? A the last incident of the ship’s journey B the only lifebuoy to save the sinking ship C The remains of the tea cargo D the last event of the bad uncontrollable siuation Question 27: The word implement is closest in meaning to A oblige B put into action C start to use D adopt Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 28 to 33 JOURNEY DEEP INTO THE EARTH In 1991, a local farmer in Vietnam found a cave deep in the Vietnamise jungle Little (28) a team of British cave explorers know what awaited (29) as they followed the farmer into the cave years later in 2009 They were about to discover the world's largest cave measuring approximately kilometres long and 150 metres high with a river running (30) The cave, called Son Doong, was created some to million years ago by river water eroding away limestone underneath a mountain Some parts of the cave's roof have collapsed creating huge skylights As a (31) of these skylights, vegetation began to grow and formed the largest underground jungle According to explorer and photographer Carsten Peter, who spent weeks inside the cave, the Son Doong cave is by (32) the largest and most unique cave ever discovered It is so large that explorers are still searching (33) its end! [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 28:A would B had C was D did Question 29:A there B for C them D this Question 30:A over B past C in D through Question 31:A outfit B unit C result D column Question 32:A large B then C far D now Question 33:A to B for C until D at 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 34 to 40 THE SUCCESS OF J K ROWLING There are few modern-day writers as renowned as Joanne Kathleen Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time In addition, her novels have famously been adapted into a series of box-office hits These earn her so much income that the 47-year-old could comfortably retire, and live off Harry Potter royalties for the rest of her life! However, this lucrative success story started at the most humble of beginnings, with a talented but insecure writer too afraid to pursue her dreams Joanne grew up in a house full of books that fuelled her creativity She was so enchanted by fairy tales that she began to dream up her own, and by the time she was six years old she had written her first story about a rabbit and a giant bee “Ever since Rabbit and Miss Bee, I have wanted to be a writer, though I rarely told anyone so,” recalls Joanne, “I was afraid they'd tell me I didn’t have a hope." Throughout her life, Joanne continued to write, filling entire boxes with stories and unfinished novels But due to her lack of confidence, she never approached a publisher with any of her work It wasn’t until later life, when Joanne lost her job and was living in poverty, that she finally devoted her time to writing Then with nothing to lose, she contacted an agency with her first completed manuscript: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Joanne’s first novel was rejected by twelve different publishers and eventually found itself in the hands of Nigel Newton, the founder of Bloomsbury Press He did not read the book himself, but gave it to his eight-year-old daughter The girl loved the novel so much that Nigel agreed to take it on; but not without apprehensions “You’ll never make any money out of children’s books,” he warned Joanne Well, she certainly proved him wrong! To date, she has sold 500 million copies of her novels globally, and the Harry Potter franchise has reaped profits of £15 billion! Now, as the richest author in the world, no publisher in their right mind would dream of turning down one of her books! And as for Joanne’s confidence; well, let’s just say It’s been given quite a boost [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 34: What is the purpose of this article? A to show how profitable the publishing industry can be B to raise publicity about a children's book C to describe the career of a famous author D to compare the publishing and film industries Question 35: As a child, how did the works of other writers make Joanne feel? A Intimidated B Inspired C Determined D Hopeful Question 36: W hat drove Nigel Newton to publish Joanne's first novel? A His daughter's reaction to the book B He was captivated upon reading it C He took pity on Joanne D The fact that children's books sold well Question 37: The word “fuelled” is closest in meaning to A raised B gave impetus to C hinted D brought in money Question 38: In the fourth sentence of the first paragraph, what does these refer to? A royalties B films C books D awards Question 39: The word “turn down” is opposite of A agree to B let off C admit D reject Question 40: According to the text, what initially stopped Joanne from contacting a publisher? A her financial situation B her inability to complete a novel C her lack of time D her self-doubt 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 41: Janet is finally used to cook on an electric stove after having a gas one for so long A after having B cook C so long D one Question 42: How much times did Rick and Jennifer have to the experiment before they obtained the results they had been expecting? A obtained the results B much C did Rick and Jennifer have to D been expecting Question 43: He knows to repair the carburetor without taking the whole car apart A without B knows to C the D apart 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 44: When I told my bank manager that I wanted to borrow £100,000, she showed me the door A asked to leave B ushered in C said hello D gave information Question 45: It's always prudent to read a contract properly before signing it A cautious B secret C confidential D reckless 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 Question 46: No matter how hard he tried, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s heart A How hard did he try, Henry couldn’t separate from Alice B He tried as hard as possible, Henry couldn’t defeat Alice C As much harder as he tried, Henry couldn’t love Alice D Even though he tried very hard, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s affections Question 47: She tends to lose her temper for no reason A My boss often gets angry for no reason B My boss has no reason so she loses her temper C My boss has no reason for tending to lose her temper D My boss easily gets angry when there is a reason Question 48: Dancing was an activity that Dane had never wanted to A Never had Dane missed any dancing activity B Dane always avoided dancing alone C Dancing was an activity that had never appealed to Dane D Dane often did nothing while he was dancing 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 49:A symphony B rhyme C rhythm D syndrome Question 50:A erosion B session C illusion D occasion The End SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC (Đề gồm có 04 trang) ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018 MÔN TIẾNG ANH ~ ĐỀ 455 Thời gian: 60 phút - khơng tính thời gian giao đề Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 01 to 06 JOURNEY DEEP INTO THE EARTH In 1991, a local farmer in Vietnam found a cave deep in the Vietnamise jungle Little (1) a team of British cave explorers know what awaited (2) as they followed the farmer into the cave years later in 2009 They were about to discover the world's largest cave measuring approximately kilometres long and 150 metres high with a river running (3) The cave, called Son Doong, was created some to million years ago by river water eroding away limestone underneath a mountain Some parts of the cave's roof have collapsed creating huge skylights As a (4) of these skylights, vegetation began to grow and formed the largest underground jungle According to explorer and photographer Carsten Peter, who spent weeks inside the cave, the Son Doong cave is by (5) the largest and most unique cave ever discovered It is so large that explorers are still searching (6) its end! [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 1:A was B did C had D would Question 2:A for B there C this D them Question 3:A past B over C through D in Question 4:A unit B result C outfit D column Question 5:A now B far C large D then Question 6:A for B to C at D until 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 7:A illusion B occasion C session D erosion Question 8:A rhythm B symphony C rhyme D syndrome Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions Question 9: Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and bold so we ventured to places off the beaten A route B road C path D track Question 10: Most national museums contain .works of art A worthwhile B priceless C costly D worthless Question 11: Temperate climates are best for people who cannot tolerate .weather conditions A extreme B strict C radical D drastic Question 12: When swimming in the Caribbean, it is not unusual to see .of fish in knee-deep water A shoals B flocks C swarms D herds Question 13: Youth hostels are a good .of accommodation when travelling on a budget A selection B preference C pick D choice Question 14: Foreign is hard to obtain in some countries A currency B current C cash D change Question 15: The mountain .illustrated in the brochure is breathtaking A scene B position C scenery D set Question 16: The across the desert was made impossible by the sandstorm A stroll B excursion C trek D outing Question 17: The vegetation in the jungle made it difficult to spot snakes and lizards A thick B heavy C elaborate D strong Question 18: Living in an area with a (n) .climate, such as the desert, can be difficult A barren B dense C arid D humid Question 19: According to the latest news .three mountain climbers have been killed in the blizzard A announcement B bulletin C notification D notice Question 20: The restaurant had a .atmosphere despite its uninviting exterior A cosy B comfortable C convenient D confident 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 Question 21: Dancing was an activity that Dane had never wanted to A Dane often did nothing while he was dancing B Dane always avoided dancing alone C Never had Dane missed any dancing activity D Dancing was an activity that had never appealed to Dane Question 22: No matter how hard he tried, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s heart A How hard did he try, Henry couldn’t separate from Alice B He tried as hard as possible, Henry couldn’t defeat Alice C As much harder as he tried, Henry couldn’t love Alice D Even though he tried very hard, Henry couldn’t win Alice’s affections Question 23: She tends to lose her temper for no reason A My boss has no reason for tending to lose her temper B My boss often gets angry for no reason C My boss easily gets angry when there is a reason D My boss has no reason so she loses her temper 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 24 to 30 THE BOSTON TEA PARTY On 16th December 1773, three British ships sat anchored in Boston harbour, America Their cargo: 42,000 kgs of black tea Unfortunately, this colossal shipment would never set foot on American soil Instead, it would find itself at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean And here’s why By the late 18th century, Britain had conquered a significant portion of North America, including the eastern coast This gave the British a monopoly over international trade Among the many British imports, one of the most popular was tea, a product which was consumed in the colonies at a rate of 540,000 kg per year! However, as the British government ruled over this region, they decided to implement a tax on tea This meant that for every ten kilograms of tea which landed on American soil, a tax of 66 pence would have to be paid to the British The colonists were not impressed Although the tax imposed on tea was relatively small, the colonists were unhappy about paying any tax at all They felt unfairly governed by the British, who were at liberty to tax them in any way they wished As such, they refused to allow the shipment to be unloaded and instead insisted that the tea be returned to England However, the Royal British Governor, Thomas Hutchinson, would not let the ships leave without first unloading the cargo For the protestors, this was the last straw They descended upon the harbour and stormed the ships Then, with few options remaining, they began opening the crates and dumping the tea into the ocean In the end, every last crate was destroyed, amounting to 18 million cups of tea! The sheer quantity turned the water in the harbour brown for several days, and the event forever became known as the Boston Tea Party The importers of the tea, the British-owned East India Tea Company, reported losses of £9,700, which is equivalent to millions in today’s economy! This angered the British to such an extent that they dispatched an army of soldiers to teach the rebels a lesson However, fuelled by the events in Boston, the colonists fought back in what later became known as the American Revolutionary War And after eight years of rebellion, they finally gained their independence, giving birth to a brand new nation: the United States of America [From STARLIGHT 10, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2013] Question 24: What is the purpose of this article? A to criticise the British governent B to faise aw areness about a political campaign C to explain the motive behind an act of rebellion D to discourage people from paying taxes Question 25: How did colonising the eastern coast of America benefit the British government? A It provided a base from which to conquer other regions.B It allowed them to control trade C They could m anipulate the price of goods D It boosted British exports Question 26: What effect did the Boston Tea Party have on America? A It damaged their economy B It drove colonists to seek independence C It led to harsher rule by the British D It made their water unsafe to drink Question 27: The word implement is closest in meaning to A oblige B put into action C adopt D start to use Question 28: Why did the colonists refuse to accept the tea? A They discovered that it was from England B They could not afford the tax C They felt the British were abusing their power D They disliked the Royal British Governor Question 29: What does the writer mean by "the last straw"? A the only lifebuoy to save the sinking ship B the last incident of the ship’s journey C the last event of the bad uncontrollable siuation D The remains of the tea cargo Question 30: In the 4th sentence of the first paragraph, what does "it" refer to? A a British ship B an anchor C the ships' cargo D American soil 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 31: It's always prudent to read a contract properly before signing it A cautious B confidential C reckless D secret Question 32: When I told my bank manager that I wanted to borrow £100,000, she showed me the door A ushered in B gave information C said hello D asked to leave Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions Question 33:A cloister B typhoid C turmoil D recoil Question 34:A instrumental B mathematics C accidental D communicate 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 35: We had a horrific journey, but we lived to tell the tale A had memorable experience B were home and dry C wrote lively stories D were safe and sound Question 36: With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time A ready to receive B advantageous for future C presented in public D kept safe 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 37 to 43 THE SUCCESS OF J K ROWLING There are few modern-day writers as renowned as Joanne Kathleen Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter With over 30 awards under her belt, she is one of the most successful authors of all time In addition, her novels have famously been adapted into a series of box-office hits These earn her so much income that the 47-year-old could comfortably retire, and live off Harry Potter royalties for the rest of her life! However, this lucrative success story started at the most humble of beginnings, with a talented but insecure writer too afraid to pursue her dreams Joanne grew up in a house full of books that fuelled her creativity She was so enchanted by fairy tales that she began to dream up her own, and by the time she was six years old she had written her first story about a rabbit and a giant bee “Ever since Rabbit and Miss Bee, I have wanted to be a writer, though I rarely told anyone so,” recalls Joanne, “I was afraid they'd tell me I didn’t have a hope." Throughout her life, Joanne continued to write, filling entire boxes with stories and unfinished novels But due to her lack of confidence, she never approached a publisher with any of her work It wasn’t until later life, when Joanne lost her job and was living in poverty, that she finally devoted her time to writing Then with nothing to lose, she contacted an agency with her first completed manuscript: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Joanne’s first novel was rejected by twelve different publishers and eventually found itself in the hands of Nigel Newton, the founder of Bloomsbury Press He did not read the book himself, but gave it to his eight-year-old daughter The girl loved the novel so much that Nigel agreed to take it on; but not without apprehensions “You’ll never make any money out of children’s books,” he warned Joanne Well, she certainly proved him wrong! To date, she has sold 500 million copies of her novels globally, and the Harry Potter franchise has reaped profits of £15 billion! Now, as the richest author in the world, no publisher in their right mind would dream of turning down one of her books! And as for Joanne’s confidence; well, let’s just say It’s been given quite a boost [STARLIGHT 9, Workbook, Express Publishing, 2014] Question 37: As a child, how did the works of other writers make Joanne feel? A Intimidated B Inspired C Hopeful D Determined Question 38: The word “turn down” is opposite of A let off B reject C agree to D admit Question 39: W hat drove Nigel Newton to publish Joanne's first novel? A The fact that children's books sold well B He was captivated upon reading it C His daughter's reaction to the book D He took pity on Joanne Question 40: In the fourth sentence of the first paragraph, what does these refer to? A awards B books C films D royalties Question 41: The word “fuelled” is closest in meaning to A gave impetus to B brought in money C raised D hinted Question 42: What is the purpose of this article? A to describe the career of a famous author B to compare the publishing and film industries C to raise publicity about a children's book D to show how profitable the publishing industry can be Question 43: According to the text, what initially stopped Joanne from contacting a publisher? A her financial situation B her self-doubt C her lack of time D her inability to complete a novel Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges Question 44: ~ A: “Are you going to that speed dating event on Saturday?” ~ B: “ ” A Saturday? His birthday is Friday, next week, I bet B Boring I’ve seen it on the Net a lot of times C Which boy? No He’s quite a bore D I can't go this weekend after all but I want to go the following week Question 45: ~ A: “ ” ~ B: “Well, what I mean is, I think it’s a good idea.” A Is it what you mean? B I don't get what you mean C What’s the meaning of this word? D Do you mean it? 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 46: How much times did Rick and Jennifer have to the experiment before they obtained the results they had been expecting? A obtained the results B much C did Rick and Jennifer have to D been expecting Question 47: He knows to repair the carburetor without taking the whole car apart A knows to B apart C without D the Question 48: Janet is finally used to cook on an electric stove after having a gas one for so long A one B so long C after having D cook 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 Question 49: Mum offered me another piece of pie I told her I was full A I told Mum that I had had enough when she offered me another piece of pie B Because Mum offered me another piece of pie I was full as she told me C If I were not full Mum would offer me another piece of pie D I refused the piece of pie offered by Mum because I was full Question 50: We didn't like the holiday resort We decided to enjoy what we could A Finally we agreed to enjoy the holiday resort however little we liked it B We decided to make the most of the holiday resort even though we didn't like it much C We might as well stay at the holiday resort despite our not liking I mucht D We preferred not to enjoy the holiday resort much according to our decision The End ... avoided dancing alone Question 23: She tends to lose her temper for no reason A My boss easily gets angry when there is a reason B My boss often gets angry for no reason C My boss has no reason... correction in each of the following questions Question 46: Janet is finally used to cook on an electric stove after having a gas one for so long A so long B cook C after having D one Question 47:... base from which to conquer other regions.D It allowed them to control trade Question 23: What effect did the Boston Tea Party have on America? A It damaged their economy B It made their water unsafe
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