Đề thi thử THPTQG môn Anh Chuyên Bắc Ninh lần 2 năm 2020 (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

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Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

  • passed
  • wished
  • touched
  • moved
Choose the underlined sound that is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • blood
  • pool
  • food
  • tool

Choose the word(s) which is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).
He was so insubordinate that he lost his job within a week.

  • understanding
  • obedient
  • fresh
  • disobedient
Choose the word that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in the following question.
I had no idea that you and he were on such intimate terms. I thought you were only casual acquaintances.
  • were hostile to each other
  • behaved well toward each other
  • hardly knew each other
  • were such close friends
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in the following question.
  • reflect
  • contain
  • purchase
  • suggest

Choose the word which differs from the other three in the position of primary stress.

  • possession
  • politics
  • decision
  • refusal

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

The sculptural legacy that the new United States inherited from its colonial predecessors was far from a rich one, and in fact, in 1776 sculpture as an art form was still in the hand of artisans and craftspeople. Stone carvers engraved their motifs of skulls and crossbones and other religious icons of death into the gray slabs that we still see standing today in old burial grounds. Some skilled craftspeople made intricately carved wooden ornamentations for furniture or architectural decorations, while others carved wooden shop signs and ship figureheads. Although they often achieved expression and formal excellence in their generally primitive style, they remained artisans skilled in the craft of carving and constituted a group distinct from what we normally think of as "sculptors” in today's use of the word.

On the rare occasion when a fine piece of sculpture was desired, Americans turned to foreign sculptors, as in the 1770's when the cities of New York and Charleston, South Carolina, commissioned the Englishman Joseph Wilton to make marble statues of William Pitt. Wilton also made a lead equestrian image of King George lII that was created in New York in 1770 and torn down by zealous patriots six years later. A few marble memorials with carved busts, urns, or other decorations were produced in England and brought to the colonies to be set in the walls of churches - as in King's Chapel in Boston. But sculpture as a high art, practiced by artists who knew both the artistic theory of their Renaissance-Baroque-Rococo predecessors and the various technical procedures of modeling, casting, and carving rich three-dimensional forms, was not known among Americans in 1776. Indeed, for many years thereafter, the United States had two groups from which to choose - either the local craftspeople or the imported talent of European sculptors.

The eighteenth century was nọt one in which powered sculptural conceptions were developed. Add to this the timidity with which unschooled artisans originally trained as stonemasons, carpenters, or cabinetmakers - attacked the medium from which they sculpture made in the United States in the late eighteenth century.

What is the main idea of the passage?
  • There was a great demand for the work of eighteenth-century artisans.
  • American sculptors were hampered by a lack of tools and materials.
  • Skilled sculptors did not exist in the US in the 1770's.
  • Many foreign sculptors worked in the US after 1776.
It is stated in the first paragraph that the sculptural legacy that the new United States had from colonial times was_____.
  • not great
  • plentiful
  • very rich
  • not countable

The phrase “turned to” ín paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to________.

  • castigated
  • censored
  • consulted
  • hired
The work of which of the following could be seen in burial ground?
  • stone carves
  • carpenters
  • cabinetmakers
  • European sculptors
The word “they” in the passage refers to ______.
  • wooden ornamentations
  • skilled craftspeople
  • architectural decorations
  • wooden shop signs
The word ”commissioned" in paragraph 2 refers to______
  • enabled
  • allowed
  • conferred
  • empowered
What can be inferred about the importation of marble memorials from England?
  • Such sculpture was expensive to produce locally than to import.
  • Such sculpture was as prestigious as those made locally.
  • Such sculpture was not available in the US.
  • The materials found abroad were superior.

How did the work of American carvers in 1776 differs from that of contemporary sculptors?

  • It was less time-consuming.
  • It was more expensive.
  • It was less refined.
  • It was more dangerous.
Choose the word that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in the following question.
Such problems as haste and inexperience are a universal feature of youth.
  • separated
  • shared
  • marked
  • hidden

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

Many inhabitants in the village have been inflicted with cancer due to the polluted source of water.

  • have fought against
  • have prevented
  • have suffered from
  • have avoided

Choose the sentence that has the same meaning to the first one.

Fansipan is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula.

  • There are some mountains in the Indochinese Peninsula higher than Fansipan.
  • The Indochinese Peninsula includes one of the highest mountains on earth.
  • The highest mountain ¡n the Indochinese Peninsula is exclusive Fansipan.
  • No mountains in the Indochinese Peninsula are higher than Fansipan.

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

“If I were you, I wouldn't read the job advertisement and position description carelessly.”, Helen said.

  • Helen advised me on reading the job advertisement and position description carelessly.
  • Helen recommended that I take no notice of the job advertisement and position description.
  • I was blamed for not reading the job advertisement and position description carefully by Helen.
  • Helen advised me against reading the job advertisement and position description carelessly.
Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the following question.
It's possible that Joanna didn't receive my message.
  • Joanna can't have received my message.
  • Joanna might not have received my message.
  • Joanna may have received my message.
  • Joanna might have received my message.

Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Tsunami is a Japanese word that means harbor wave and is used as the scientific term for seismic sea wave generated by an undersea earthquake or possibly an unđersea landslide or volcanic eruption. When the ocean floor is tilted or offset during an earthquake, a set of waves is created similar to the concentric waves generated by an object dropped into the water. Most tsunamis originate along the Ring of Fire, a zone of volcanoes and seismic activity, 32,500 km long that encircles the Pacific Ocean. Since I819, about 40 tsunamis volcanoes and seismic activity, 32,500 km long that encircle the Pacific Ocean. Since 1819, about 40 tsunamis have struck the Hawaiian Islands.
A tsunami can have wavelengths, or widths, of 100 to 200 km, and may travel hundreds of kilometers across the deep ocean, reaching speeds of about 725 to 800 kilometers an hour. Upon entering shallow coastal waters, the wave, which have been only about half a meter high out at sea, suddenly grows rapidly. When the wave reaches the shore, it may be 15 m high or more. Tsunamis have tremendous energy because of the great volume of water affected. They are capable of obliterating coastal settlements.
Tsunamis should not be confused with storm surges, which are domes of water that rise under earth hurricanes or cyclones and cause extensive coastal flooding when the storms reach land. Storm surges are particularly devastating if they occur at high tide. A cyclone and accompanying storm surges killed an estimated 500,000 people in Bangladesh in 1970. The tsunami which struck south and southeast Asia in late 2004 killed over 200 thousand people.

What does the word "concentric” in paragraph 1 mean?
  • Having a common center
  • Having wavy centers
  • Having wavy movements
  • Having many centers
What is the greatest speed of tsunami traveling across the deep ocean?
  • 150,000 kilometers an hour
  • 200 kilometers an hour
  • 700 kilometers an hour
  • 800 kilometers an hour
The word “they” in paragraph 2 refers to_____.
  • Volumes of water
  • Coastal waters
  • Coastal settlements
  • Tsunamis
Which of the following is NOT true?
  • Storm surges are domes of water rising underneath hurricanes or cyclones.
  • Storm surges cause extensive coastal flooding.
  • Tsunami only occurs in Asia.
  • A cyclone along with storm surges happened in Asia in 1970.
What is the passage mainly about?
  • Where tsunamis originate.
  • How tremendous is the energy of a tsunami?
  • Damage caused by tsunamis.
  • Facts about tsunamis.

Choose the most suitable response to complete the exchange.

Jane offered Jim some more chicken; however, Jim was full and seemed not to have another serving.

Jane: “Would you like some more chicken?”

Jim: “_____. I'm full.”

  • Never mind.
  • No, I wouldn't.
  • No, I can't.
  • No, thanks.

An old gentleman, who is not sure where to go for the summer holiday, is asking a travel agent for advice.

Gentleman: “Can you recommend any places for this summer holiday?”

Agent: “_____."

  • Yes, please go to other agencies
  • I don't think you could afford a tour to Singapore, sir
  • No, you cannot recommend any places
  • A package tour to the Spratly Islands would be perfect, sir
Choose the underlined part that needs correction.
Facebook.com's server IP address could not find in Google Chrome browser because of the error of Internet connection.
  • Facebook.com's
  • could not find
  • because of
  • Internet connection
Choose the underlined part that needs correction.
My girlfriend and I drink sometimes coffee in the morning in a cafe near my school.
  • girlfriend
  • drink sometimes
  • in
  • near my school
Choose the underlined part that needs correction.
There were inconsiderate amounts of money wasted on large building projects.
  • inconsiderate
  • amounts
  • wasted
  • building

Read the following passage and choose the best option for each of the blanks.

Having a relationship with someone is important to people around the world; , dating is different from culture to culture. Here are some exarmples.

Group dating is popular among young people in Europe and Australia. Groups as large as 30 people take part in events, such as going camping or having a party. This is seen as a way to spend time together and to help to tension because people feel more comfortable in the company of friends before deciding whether to go on a one-to-one date.

In Singapore, since many young people stay single, the government has tried its best to encourage dating. Dating services are offered to single people. One of them is speed dating, in singles will spend a few minutes talking to one person before moving on to meet the next one.

Online dating is a common way of in the United States. Internet companies are now offering a service called online dating assistant to help busy people to find a partner. An assistant helps customers to build their profiles, select potential matches, and then sends several emails to the possible matches until the two people agree to meet face to face.

Of all the world's major oceans, _____ Arctic Ocean is _____ shallowest.
  • the - the
  • an - the
  • Ø - the
  • a - the
If you do what you tell others, they ______ in you.
  • believe
  • won't believe
  • will believe
  • would believe

We _____ in silence when he suddenly_____ me to help him.

  • walked - asked
  • were walking - asked
  • walked - was asking
  • were walking - was asking
Make sure you mix the ingredients well, _____ you might get up lumps in your cake.
  • otherwise
  • supposing
  • unless
  • provided
To protect _____ hackers, security experts advise longer passwords _____ combinations of upper and lowercase letters, as well as numbers.
  • against - in
  • from - to
  • on - between
  • against - with

Choose the correct answer.

_____ as the representative at the conference, she felt extremely proud of herself.

  • On choosing
  • Having been chosen
  • Be chosen
  • Having chosen

Applications ______ in after 30 April will not be considered.

  • sent
  • send
  • that is sent
  • which sent
I won't buy that car because it has too much ____ on it.
  • ups and downs
  • white tie
  • wear and tear
  • odds and ends

Choose the correct answer.

Don't worry! Our new product will keep your bathroom clean and____.

  • odor
  • odorless
  • odorlessly
  • odourful
It's important to project a(n) _____ image during the interview.
  • negative
  • cheerful
  • positive
  • upbeat
Part-time jobs give us freedom to______our own interest.
  • pursue
  • chase
  • seek
  • catch
Van Gogh suffered from depression _____ by overwork and iII-health.
  • taken up
  • pull through
  • coming about
  • brought on
Jane would never forget _____ first prize in such a prestigious competition.
  • to have awarded
  • being awarded
  • having awarded
  • to be awarded
There has been a widespread ___ about whether North Korea has successfully miniaturized a nuclear weapon and whether it has a working H-bomb.
  • gossip
  • rumour
  • challenge
  • doubt

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

The basketball team knew they lost the match. They soon started to blame each other.

  • Not only did the basketball team lose the match but they blamed each other as well.
  • Hardly had the basketball team known they lost the match when they started to blame each other.
  • No sooner had the basketball team started to blame each other than they knew they lost the match.
  • As soon as they blamed each other, the basketball team knew they lost the match.
Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences
I invited Rachel to my party, but she couldn't come. She had arranged to do something else.
  • Without having arranged to do something else, Rachel would have come to my party as invited.
  • If it hadn't been for her arrangement for something else, Rachel would come to my party as invited.
  • Rachel would have come to my party, unless she hadn't arranged to so something else.
  • If Rachel hadn't arranged to do something else, she would come to my party as invited.