Đề thi thử THPT QG môn Anh Chuyên Thái Bình lần 2 năm 2020 (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

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Jenny and Jimmy are talking about university education.

Jenny: “I think a university degree is the only way to succeed in life.”

Jimmy: “ _____. There are successful people without a degree.”

  • That’s life
  • That’s alright
  • I don’t quite agree
  • I can’t agree more

Laura is telling Bob about her exam results.

Laura: “_____.”

Bob: “That’s great. Congratulations.”

  • I’ve passed the exam with an A
  • I hope I’ll pass the exam tomorrow
  • I’ll get the exam results tomorrow
  • I didn’t do well in exam
Find the word that has different pronunciation.
  • called
  • passed
  • talked
  • washed
Find the word that has different pronunciation.
  • rise
  • advise
  • raise
  • practise

Because they fly, bats are often mistaken for birds; _____, bats are mammals, not birds.

  • otherwise
  • as if
  • in case
  • however

_____ you plan to be walking after dark or not, it is a good idea to take a torch along when you are hiking in rough terrain.

  • Provided
  • In case
  • Even if
  • Whether

While _____ the historical building, they had to get some of the missing tiles specially _____.

  • to restore - making
  • restore - being made
  • restoring - made
  • being restored - make

Some roads in Ho Chi Minh city don't provide enough pavements for the pedestrians _____ on safely.

  • to be walking
  • having walked
  • to have walked
  • to walk
If you _____ up before the journey, we wouldn't have lost half an hour looking for a petrol station in an unknown city.
  • had remembered filling
  • had remembered to fill
  • remembered to fill
  • remembered filling
We can only win if we remain united, and so we must support them the moment they _____ on strike.
  • will have gone
  • will go
  • go
  • went
I have bought _____ new shirt which matches _____ jacket I bought last week.
  • some/a
  • the/a
  • a/the
  • some/the

Choose the correct answer.

All the inhabitants in the area have been asked to _____ at home if the storm returns.

  • settle
  • dwell
  • remain
  • occupy

This fund has been set up to help protect those _____ of animals that are endangered with extinction.

  • kinds
  • species
  • races
  • breeds

In most countries, photocopying boots without the publisher's permission is clearly a copyright _____.

  • interference
  • interpretation
  • infringement
  • infliction

Marine reptiles are among the few creatures that are known to have a possible life span greater than _____.

  • man
  • the man’s
  • the one of mans
  • that of man

According to some, one way to cut ____ a school system's budget with minimal impact on the rest of the system is to do _____ the twelfth grade.

  • down - away with
  • out - with
  • back - out of
  • off - by

The car swerved to avoid a cyclist and just missed hitting a passer-by by _____.

  • a slight edge
  • a narrow escape
  • a close thing
  • a hair's breadth

You'd better not place a bet on Stalion. In my opinion, the horse doesn't _____ a chance of winning the race.

  • win
  • stand
  • rise
  • play

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Drawing on her own experience in psychology, the writer successfully portrayed a volatile character with dramatic alternatives of mood.

  • in psychology
  • portrayed
  • character
  • dramatic alternatives

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

In England, as early as the twelfth century, young boys enjoyed to play football.

  • In England
  • as early as
  • twelfth century
  • to play

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Some methods to prevent soil erosion are plowing parallel with the slopes of hills, to plant trees on unproductive land, and rotating crops.

  • Some
  • to prevent
  • to plant
  • rotating

Choose the word that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in the following question.

It is firmly believed that books are a primary means for disseminating knowledge and information.

  • classifying
  • distributing
  • adopting
  • inventing

Choose the word that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in the following question.

Moving to a new town brought about many changes in his life.

  • prevented
  • speeded up
  • resulted in
  • resulted from

Choose the word that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in the following question.

She has always been honest with me, and I respect her for that.

  • look through
  • look forward to
  • look up to
  • look down on

Choose the word(s) which is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).

With price increases on most necessities, many people have to tighten their belt for gear of getting into financial difficulties.

  • dress in loose clothes
  • spend money freely
  • save on daily expenses
  • put on tighter belts

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.

  • president
  • opponent
  • assistant
  • companion

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.

  • accuse
  • admire
  • enter
  • deny

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Laura practised playing the instrument a lot. She could hardly improve her performance.

  • Hardly had Laura practised playing the instrument a lot when she could have performed.
  • Had Laura practised playing the instrument a lot, she could perform much better.
  • However much Laura practised playing the instrument, she could hardly perform any better.
  • As soon as Laura practised playing the instrument a lot, she could perform much better.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Lucy paid a visit to the local orphanage. She then decided to donate part of her savings to the children there.

  • Lucy had hardly decided to donate part of her savings to the children when she paid a visit to the local orphanage.
  • It was only when Lucy had decided to donate part of her savings to the children that she paid a visit to the local orphanage.
  • Before visit to the local orphanage, Lucy had decided donate part of her savings to the children there.
  • Having paid a visit to the local orphanage, Lucy decided to donate part of her savings to the children there.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the following question.

My friend has stopped eating fast food.

  • My friend sometimes eat fast food.
  • My friend doesn't like eating fast food.
  • My friend no longer eats fast food.
  • My friend has never eaten fast food.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to this one.

"You should take better care of your health," said Tom's mother.

  • Tom's mother promised to take better care of his health.
  • Tom's mother ordered him to take better care of his health.
  • Tom's mother required him to take better care of his health.
  • Tom's mother advised him to take better care of his health.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the following question.

They report that soil pollution has seriously threatened the livelihood of many local farmers.

  • The livelihood of many local farmers was reported to be seriously endangered by soil pollution.
  • It is reported that the livelihood of many local farmers has led to serious soil pollution.
  • Soil pollution is reported to have posed a serious threat to the livelihood of many local farmers.
  • It has been reported that soil pollution has actually put many local farmers' lives at risk.

Read the passage. Choose a suitable word for each blank.

Few people now question the reality of global warming and its effects on the world’s climate. Many scientists the blame for recent natural disasters on the increase in the world’s temperatures and are convinced that, more than ever before, the Earth is at risk from the forces of the wind, rain and sun. to them, global warming is making extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and droughts, even more and causing sea levels all around the world to rise.

Environmental groups are putting pressure on governments to take action to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide which is given by factories and power plants, thus attacking the problem at its source. They are in favour of more money being spent on research into solar, wind and wave energy devices. which could then replace existing power stations. Some scientists. , believe that even if we stopped releasing carbon dioxide and other gases into the atmosphere tomorrow, we would have to wait several hundred years to notice the results. Global warming, it seems, is here to stay.

Read the passage and answer the question:

When we meet people for the first time, we often make decisions about them based entirely on how they look. And of course, we too are being judged on our appearance. Undoubtedly, it's what's inside that's important but sometimes we can send out the wrong signals and so get a negative reaction, simply by wearing inappropriate clothing. 

When selecting your clothes each day, it is therefore important to think about who you're likely to meet, where you are going to be spending most of your time and what tasks you are likely to perform. Clearly, on a practical level, some outfits will be more appropriate to different sorts of activity and this will dictate your choice to an extent. However, there's no need to abandon your individual taste completely. After all, if you dress to please somebody else's idea of what looks good, you may end up feeling uncomfortable and not quite yourself. 

Some colours bring your natural colouring to life and others can give you a washed-out appearance. Try out new ones by all means, but remember that dressing in bright colours when you really like subtle neutral tones or vice versa will make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. You know deep down where your own taste boundaries lie. It may be fun to cross these sometimes, but do take care not to go too far all at once. 

Reappraising your image isn't selfish because everyone who comes into contact with you will benefit. You'll look better and you'll feel a better person all round. And if in doubt, you only need to read Professor Albert Mehrabian's book Silent Messages, which showed that the impact we make on each other depends 55 percent on how we look and behave, 38 percent on how we speak, and only seven percent on what we actually say.

Which could be the best title for the passage?
  • Making Your Image Work for You.
  • Choosing Appropriate Business Suits.
  • Making Judgements about People’s Appearance.
  • Creating a Professional Image
According to paragraph 1, people can get a negative reaction from others by _____.
  • wearing inappropriate clothes
  • talking about other people’s behaviours
  • sending out right signals
  • expressing too strong emotions
The word "outfits" in paragraph 2 mostly means _____.
  • types of gestures
  • sets of equipment
  • sets of clothes
  • types of signals
Which of the following is NOT mentioned in paragraph 2 as a factor to be considered when choosing clothes?
  • Other people's views on beauty
  • Kinds of tasks you perform
  • Places you spend time in
  • People you meet
According to Professor Albert Mehrabian, the impact we make on each other depends mainly on _____.
  • how we speak
  • what we actually say
  • what we read
  • how we look and behave

Read the passage and answer the questions:

Glaciers are large masses of ice on land that show evidence of past or present movement. They grow by the gradual transformation of snow into glacier ice. A fresh snowfall is a fluffy mass of loosely packed snowflakes, small delicate ice crystals grown in the atmosphere. As the snow ages for weeks or months, the crystals shrink and become more compact, and the whole the ground mass becomes squeezed together into a more dense form, granular snow. As new snow falls and buries the older snow, the layers of granular snow further compact to form firm, a much denser kind of snow usually a year or more old, which has little pore space. Further burial and slow cementation - a process by which crystals become bound together in a mosaic of intergrown ice crystals  - finally produce solid glacial ice. In this process of recrystallization, the growth of new crystal at the expense of old ones, the percentage of air is reduced from about 90 growth to less than 20 percent for glacier ice. The whole process may take as little as a few years, but more likely ten or twenty years or longer. The snow is usually many meters deep by the time the lower layers are converted into ice. 

In cold glaciers those formed in the coldest regions of the Earth, the entire mass of ice is at temperatures below the melting point and no free water exists. In temperate glaciers, the ice is at the melting point at every pressure level within the glacier, and free water is present as small drops or as larger accumulations in tunnels within or beneath the ice. Formation of a glacier is complete when ice has accumulated to a thickness (arid thus weight) sufficient to make it move slowly under pressure, in much the same way that solid rock deep within the Earth can change shape without breaking. Once that point is reached, the ice flows downhill, either as a tongue of ice filling a valley or as thick ice cap that flows out in directions from the highest central area where the most snow accumulates. The up down leads to the eventual melting of ice.

Which of the following does the passage mainly discuss?
  • The effect of glaciers on climate
  • Damage from glaciers
  • Glacier formation
  • The location of glaciers
Which of the following will cause density within the glaciers to increase?
  • Increased water and air content
  • Pressure from the weight of new snow
  • Long periods of darkness and temperature variations
  • Movement of the glacier
The word "bound" is closest in meaning to _____.
  • covered
  • chosen
  • planned
  • held

Which of the following will be lost as a glacier forms?

  • Air
  • Pressure
  • Weight
  • Rocks
According to the passage, which of the following is the LEAST amount of time necessary for glacial ice to form?
  • Several months
  • Several years
  • At least fifty years
  • A century
The word "converted" is closest in meaning to ______.
  • changed
  • delayed
  • promoted
  • dissolved
In temperate glaciers, where is water found?
  • Only near the surface
  • In pools at various depths
  • In a thin layer below the firm
  • In tunnels
It can be inferred from the last paragraph that a glacier _____.
  • can revert to a fluffy mass
  • maintains the same shape throughout the glacial process
  • is too cold to be thoroughly studied
  • can contribute water to lakes, rivers, or oceans