Đề thi thử THPTQG môn Anh Chuyên Thái Nguyên lần 1 năm 2020 (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

2/7/2020 11:50:35 AM
Choose the word that has different pronunciation.
  • generosity
  • hospitable
  • anonymous
  • diagnose

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.

  • preferred
  • watched
  • opened
  • enjoyed
Choose the word that has different stress pattern.
  • promote
  • recruit
  • survive
  • answer
Choose the word that has different tress pattern.
  • unemployment
  • proficiency
  • efficiency
  • society

Choose the correct answer for each of the following questions.

The residents living in this area were warned not to be extravagant with water, _____ the low rainfall this year.
  • in view of
  • with a view to
  • regardless of
  • irrespective of
We should never have quarreled like that. Let's bury the _____ and forget all about it.
  • axe
  • argument
  • hatchet
  • subject

My car was out of order yesterday but I've had the mechanic _____ it already.

  • repaired
  • repair
  • to repair
  • repairing
To _____ means to study hard in a short period of time, usually before exams.
  • cram
  • cramp
  • dram
  • pram

Choose the correct answer.

If you had listened to my advice yesterday, you _____ in this mess right now.

  • wouldn't be
  • would have been
  • were
  • hadn't been
Hemingway, who was a _____ writer, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
  • notorious
  • excessive
  • distinguished
  • respective

Giving up smoking is just one of the ways to _____ heart disease.

  • push off
  • put off
  • throw off
  • ward off
The scientists are encountering the difficulties of _____ of radioactive waste.
  • depleting
  • preserving
  • eliminating
  • disposing
Thanks to all the qualified staff, the event was _____ and flowed smoothly.
  • well-behaved
  • well-planned
  • well-off
  • well-trained
In his student days, he was as poor as a church _____.
  • beggar
  • miser
  • mouse
  • pauper
There was an accident in this area yesterday. A truck hit a tree and _____ driver was injured.
  • the
  • a
  • an
  • this
Luckily, my wallet was handed into the police with all its contents _____.
  • preserved
  • scathed
  • unsafe
  • intact
Please, open the window, _____ you?
  • don't
  • won't
  • can't
  • aren't
It was a nice day, so we decided _____ for a walk.
  • going
  • go
  • to go
  • went

Jenny: “Congratulations on your winning the first prize at the talent contest.”

Tom: “_____.”

  • That's very kind of you.
  • Not at all.
  • You're welcome.
  • Yes, certainly.

Peter: "In my opinion, we should use visual aids to make our presentation more effective."

Jane: “_____.”

  • Suit yourself.
  • I think we need practice more.
  • Don't mention it.
  • There's no doubt about it.

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word.

While play hide and seek, the children came across some old photos in the attic.

  • discovered by accident
  • took by mistake
  • found on purpose
  • looked for a reason

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in the following question.

All participants have to put on their national costumes during the festival.

  • flags
  • clothes
  • anthems
  • identity

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word in the following question.

He offers me a unique opportunity to pass the first round without difficulties.

  • distinctive
  • common
  • single
  • exceptional

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word in the following question.

The majority of people overwhelmingly support our agricultural policies.

  • insignificantly
  • tremendously
  • remarkably
  • vastly

Choose the underlined part that needs correction in the following question.

Almost medical doctors have had some training in psychology and psychiatry.

  • Almost
  • have had
  • training
  • and

Choose the underlined part that needs correction in the following question.

My teacher suggested that we should focus in the positive side of this issue.

  • suggested
  • should
  • focus in
  • of

Choose the underlined part that needs correction in the following question.

Only after coming home, I realized that I had left my wallet in John's car.

  • after
  • home
  • I realized
  • had left

Read the following passage and choose the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the blanks.

 Last year, Twitter was voted as the third-most loved thing in the while world only after Mc Donald and Facebook. Twitter can be as an online news and social networking site where users say what they are doing, or what they are seeing and hearing, by posting messages. The messages, called "tweets", cannot exceed 140 characters . Only users can post and read tweets. the followers and those who are unregistered cannot read . At first, like other social networking site, most people used Twitter to keep touch with their friends and family. However, it has developed into a placewhere people share information, opinions, and advice, and in that respect it resembles a blog. Recently, Twitter has been used for a variety of purposes in many industries and scenarios. For example, it was used to recognize protests in Egypt made Twitter ban at least 360,000 accounts in August 2016 for violating policies. Nowadays, Twitter is incredibly popular and used by a huge number of influential people such as politicians, jounalists, and celebrities.

Read the following passage and choose correct answer to each of the questions.

Scientists know that there were wolves on Earth about one million years ago. Dogs, on the other hand, have not been on Earth nearly as long. The oldest dog remains, found in Germany, are about 14,000 years old. Scientists have proven that dogs are descended from wolves. Though wolves and dogs share some of the same genes, they are not exactly alike. In fact, there are as many differences as there are similarities between the two.

First, there are physical differences between the two. Wolves have longer legs, larger feet, and a broader skull than dogs. They also walk differently from dogs. A wolf runs on its toes with its heels raised up from the ground. This is more similar to a cat's walk than a dog's.

Second, there are mental differences between the two. Dogs have been domesticated. This means that dogs have been brought under the control of humans in order to provide companionship. Wolves have not been domesticated. They are wild animals. Having a dog as a pet is like having a juvenile wolf. A young wolf will turn into a mature adult, while a young dog does not mature. A dog might seem smart by performing tricks for people. Wolves need to be smart to survive in the wild. While it may not be impossible to have a wolf as a pet, scientists are of the opinion that a wolf could never be domesticated in the same way as a dog.

It's important to keep in mind that the differences between the two are great, and each should be appreciated in its own habitat or home.

(Source: Paul Edmunds, Nancie McKinnon, Developing skills for TEOFL iBT)

The passage mainly discusses _____.
  • the differences and similarities between wolves and dogs
  • the great differences between the wolf and the dog
  • the similarities between the wolf and the dog
  • the way to distinguish between a wolf and a dog .
The word “they” in paragraph 1 refers to _____.
  • wolves
  • dogs
  • scientists
  • both wolves and dogs
According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true about the dog?
  • Dogs provide human beings with companionship.
  • A dog might be smart enough to perform tricks.
  • A dog walks the same way as a young wolf does.
  • Dog shares some genes with those of wolves.
According to the passage, which of the following is NOT mentioned about the wolf?
  • Wolves have been living on Earth for about a million years.
  • Wolves have better genes than dogs, so they are stronger.
  • Wolves could not be domesticated the way dogs have been.
  • Wolves may not be kept as pets the way dogs have been.
The word "mature" in paragraph 3 almost means _____.
  • fully grown
  • early rise
  • full blossom
  • completely

Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the questions.

Employees in many countries change jobs more often than previous generations of workers. They don't expect to find a job with a company that will take care of them for the rest of their lives. But what is the cause of this trend? Is it a new economy, new ways of doing business, or the employees themselves?

A more globalized economy has had an effect on employment. A large number of companies are now international, and one of them may decide that moving from its offices from Germany to Poland, for example, is in its best interest. That means employees who live and work in Germany may be asked to relocate their families to a new country or be told that their jobs are simply eliminated.

Companies have also responded to economic pressure by restructuring for greater efficiency. This sort of change within a company usually means that unnecessary jobs are cut, or that fewer employees must do more work. In their case, some employees find themselves looking for new jobs.

New technology has also had an impact on workplaces. The increasing use of personal computers has meant fewer jobs for office secretaries, as their former bosses do their own words processing and letter writing, and for travel agents, as more travelers make their own reservations online. Automation, including the use of robotic devices, has replaced workers in clothing factories, post offices, and telephone companies, to name just a few.

Besides these economic and technological reasons, today's employees are also responsible for more frequent job changes. Workers in the past were less likely to leave a company because they were dissatisfied with working conditions or because they didn't get along well with their fellow employees. People today expect to enjoy their work and have personal satisfaction from what they do for a living.

Employees may also leave a job because they have learned all they can learn from their current job. Getting a new job means gaining new skills and making new contracts, and these skills and relationships could bring them a step closer to their "dream job", the one that is challenging, emotionally and financially rewarding, and preferably closer to home or their children's school.

Finally, companies start up and close down more quickly than they once did. Employees who suspect that their employer is not doing well may decide to start looking for a new position before the company closes its doors.

(Source: Active Skills for Reading: Book 2 by Neil J. Anderson Thompson)

The passage is mainly about _____.
  • reasons companies aren't taking care of employees as they once did
  • ways in which international companies have caused a loss of job
  • reasons employees change jobs more frequently than they did in the past
  • the contrast between employers of the past and employers nowadays
How has globalization affected employment?
  • Companies may relocate and cut jobs.
  • Employees in Western Europe are at a disadvantage.
  • Companies are not interested in keeping employees.
  • Employees may refuse to move to a different country.
What is one reason employees might keep their current jobs nowadays?
  • They are worried when the company is not successful.
  • They are happy and satisfied with their work.
  • They want to get promoted at work.
  • Their employers provide bad working conditions.
The word "they" in paragraph 5 refers to _____.
  • workers in the past
  • working conditions
  • fellow employees
  • people today
According to the passage, all of the following are true EXCEPT _____.
  • some international companies may decide to move their offices to new place
  • sometimes higher efficiency comes from cutting unnecessary jobs
  • some travel agents have been affected because of new technologies
  • employees have no right to follow their dream of getting an excellent job

Which of the following is NOT part of most people's dream job?

  • emotional rewards
  • a long commute
  • lots of money
  • challenging work
The phrase "closes its doors" in the last sentence probably means _____.
  • stops a working day
  • stops doing business
  • dismisses its workers
  • shuts all its doors
It can be understood from the passage that, nowadays, _____.
  • employees leave their jobs more because they can't have a good relationship with other co-workers
  • employees are actually as happy with their jobs as their fathers and grandfathers were with theirs
  • clothing factories, post offices and telephone companies are the only places using automation
  • employees sometimes falsely think they have learned all they can learn from their present jobs

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

Jane refused to attend his birthday party, which made him feel sad.

  • Jane's refusal to attend his birthday party made him feel sad.
  • He felt sad not to be able to attend his birthday party.
  • Jane made him sad despite her refusal to attend his birthday party.
  • Jane refused to attend his birthday party because it made him feel sad.

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

Michael took a deep breath and dived into the water.

  • After Michael had taken a deep breath, he dived into the water.
  • Having taken a deep breath, Michael dived into the water.
  • After Michael took a deep breath, he had dived into the water.
  • A & B are correct.

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

"Get out of my room now." She said.

  • She suggested me getting out of her room.
  • She explained the way to get out of her room.
  • She urged me to get out of her room immediately.
  • She complained about me getting out of her room.

Choose the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following question.

There are many things I want for Christmas. Some are clothes, toys and money.

  • If there are clothes, toys and money, I will want them for Christmas.
  • Although I want many things for Christmas, I have clothes, toys and money.
  • There are many things I want for Christmas including clothes, toys and money.
  • Clothes, toys and money are all the things I want for Christmas.

Choose the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following question.

He is a rich man. He leads a simple life.

  • Rich as he is, he leads a simple life.
  • As he is rich, he leads a simple life.
  • Until he leads a simple life, he is a rich man.
  • If he were a rich man, he would lead a simple life.