Đề thi thử THPT 2020 môn Anh - Trường THPT CHUYÊN LƯƠNG VĂN CHÁNH (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

6/22/2020 11:38:00 AM

Đề thi thử tốt nghiệp THPT 2020 (theo cấu trúc đề minh họa lần 2) của Trường THPT CHUYÊN LƯƠNG VĂN CHÁNH, Phú Yên.

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

The coffee was not strong. It didn't keep us awake.

  • The coffee was not strong enough to keep us awake.
  • Had the coffee been very strong, it couldn't have kept us awake.
  • So strong was the coffee that it didn't keep us awake.
  • We were kept awake because the coffee was strong.

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

His English was poor. He managed to communicate his problem very clearly.

  • Because his English was poor, he could manage communicate his problem very clearly.
  • No matter how his English was poor, he communicated his problem very clearly.
  • Poor as his English was, he was able to communicate his problem very clearly.
  • As though his English was poor, he managed to communicate his problem very clearly.

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Helen likes listening to music, going to the cinema, to chat on the phone and going shopping.

  • listening to music
  • going to the cinema
  • to chat on the phone
  • going shopping

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

The better you are at English, more chance you have to get a job with international organizations.

  • better
  • are at
  • more chance
  • to get a job

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

I found my new contact lenses strangely at first, but I got used to them in the end.

  • my new contact lenses
  • strangely
  • got used
  • in the end

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

Remember to take off your shoes before entering the temple.

  • remove
  • put on
  • delete
  • get on

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

I want to stay unmarried for a while, but I hope to get married eventually.

  • at first
  • at last
  • right away
  • sooner or later

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

"How beautiful is the dress you have just bought!" Peter said to Mary.

  • Peter asked Mary how she had just bought her beautiful dress.
  • Peter said thanks to Mary for her beautiful dress.
  • Peter promised to buy Mary a beautiful dress.
  • Peter complimented Mary on her beautiful dress.

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

It was essential to persuade him to change his mind but you didn't.

  • You needn't have persuaded him to change his mind.
  • You didn't need to persuade him to change his mind.
  • You should have persuaded him to change his mind.
  • You should persuade him to change his mind.

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

Because it was an interesting novel, I stayed up all night to finish it.

  • I stayed up all night to finish the novel, therefore, it was interesting.
  • Unless it were an interesting novel, I would stay up all night to finish it.
  • Though it was an interesting novel, I stayed up all night to finish it.
  • So interesting was the novel that I stayed up all night to finish it.
Choose the underlined sound that is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • recite

  • refund

  • reconcile

  • reaction

Choose the underlined sound that is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • chewed
  • enjoyed
  • digested
  • killed

Read and choose the correct answer for each question.

Insects' lives are very short and they have many enemies, but they must survive long enough to breed and perpetuate their kind. The less insect-like they look, the better their chance of survival. To look "inedible" by resembling or imitating plants is a deception widely practiced by insects. Mammals rarely use this type of camouflage, but many fish and invertebrates do.
The stick caterpillar is well named. It is hardly distinguishable from a brown or green twig. This caterpillar is quite common and can be found almost anywhere in North America. It is also called "measuring worm" or "inchworm". It walks by arching its body than stretching out and grasping the branch with its front feet then looping its body again to bring the hind feet forward. When danger threatens, the stick caterpillar stretches its body away from the branch at an angle and remains rigid and still, like a twig, until the danger has passed.
Walking sticks, or stick insects, do not have to assume a rigid, twig-like pose to find protection; they look like inedible twigs in any position. There are many kinds of walking sticks, ranging in size from the few inches of the North American variety to some tropical species that may be over a foot long. When at rest their front legs are stretched out heightening their camouflage. Some of the tropical species are adorned with spines or ridges imitating the thorny bushes or trees in which they live.
Leaves also seem to be a favorite object for insects to imitate. Many butterflies can suddenly disappear from view by folding their wings and sitting quietly among the foliage that they resemble.

Which of the following are NOT mentioned in the passage as objects that are imitated as a means of protection?
  • Sticks
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Thorns
According to the passage, how does the stick caterpillar make itself look like a twig?
  • By looping itself around a stick.
  • By changing the color of its skin.
  • By laying its body flat against a branch.
  • By holding its body stiff and motionless.
What is the main subject of the passage?
  • How some insects camouflage themselves.
  • Insects that are threatened with extinction.
  • Caterpillars that live in trees.
  • The feeding habits of insects.
The word "deception" in paragraph 1 refers to _____.
  • a gesture to attract others.
  • a trick to make others believe something untrue.
  • an action to protect oneself.
  • a behavior to do harm to others.
Which of the following is true of stick insects?
  • They change color to make themselves invisible.
  • They make themselves look like other insects.
  • They are camouflaged only when walking.
  • They resemble their surroundings all the time.

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

The politician is as crooked as a dog's hind leg and nobody trusts him.

  • dishonest
  • impolite
  • cruel
  • aggressive

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

We were at sixes and sevens when we happened to find that the local grocery store closed.

  • bewildered
  • confusing
  • clear
  • surprised

He grew up in _____ orphanage in _____ United Kingdom.

  • an / an
  • the / an
  • the / the
  • an / the

_____ she came to know him better, she relied on him more.

  • Because of
  • As
  • Though
  • While

Old houses have a _____ to be draughty.

  • problem
  • characteristic
  • habit
  • tendency

Share these sweets _____ the five children and see that each one gets a fair share.

  • among
  • to
  • on
  • for

As the drug took _____, the patient became quieter.

  • effect
  • action
  • influence
  • force

He will take the dog out for a walk as soon as he _____ dinner.

  • finishing
  • will finish
  • finish
  • finishes

He _____ me to believe that they had left the district.

  • confirmed
  • assured
  • made
  • led

_____ less last night, you _____ so bad today.

  • Had you drunk / would not feel
  • If you drank / would not feel
  • Were you to drink / would not feel
  • If you had drunk / would not have felt

Once _____ in large quantities, these products will be more affordably priced.

  • produced
  • having produced
  • producing
  • are produced

Someone remembered to leave the messages, _____?

  • didn't he
  • didn't they
  • did he
  • did they

Sam always remembers _____ in the garage so that the driveway is free for other cars.

  • parking
  • to be parked
  • being parked
  • to park

The taxes have increased ______ the board and everyone must pay more.

  • through
  • across
  • over
  • on

Bill and Ted _____ each other straight away and became firm friends.

  • took on
  • took after
  • took up
  • took to

I couldn't cut the grass because the lawnmower _____ a few days previously.

  • breaks down
  • has been broken
  • had broken down
  • broke down

Although he was _____ he agreed to play tennis with me.

  • exhausted
  • exhausting
  • exhaustive
  • exhaustion

Alice: "What a great haircut, Lucy!"

- Lucy: "_____."

  • Thank you. That’s a nice compliment.
  • It's my pleasure.
  • Oh, yes. That's right.
  • Thanks. It's very kind of you to do this.

Linda: "Can you make it at 3 p.m. on Friday for our meeting?"

- Mike: "_____.”

  • That's not true. I met him three days ago
  • Ok, that's fine.
  • Very well, thanks.
  • You have a point there, but I don't think so.

Read and choose the correct answer for each question.

Music can bring us to tears or to our feet, drive us into battle or lull us to sleep. Music is indeed remarkable in its power over all humankind, and perhaps for that very reason, no human culture on earth has ever lived without it. From discoveries made in France and Slovenia, even Neanderthal man, as long as 53,000 years ago, had developed surprisingly sophisticated, sweet-sounding flutes carved from animal bones. It is perhaps then, no accident that music should strike such a chord with the limbic system - an ancient part of our brain, evolutionarily speaking, and one that we share with much of the animal kingdom. Some researchers even propose that music came into this world long before the human race ever did. For example, the fact that whale and human music have so much in common even though our evolutionary paths have not intersected for nearly 60 million years suggests that music may predate humans. They assert that rather than being the inventors of music, we are latecomers to the musical scene.

Humpback whale composers employ many of the same tricks that human songwriters do. In addition to using similar rhythms, humpbacks keep musical phrases to a few seconds, creating themes out of several phrases before singing the next one. Whale songs in general are no longer than symphony movements, perhaps because they have a similar attention span. Even though they can sing over a range of seven octaves, the whales typically sing in key, spreading adjacent notes no farther apart than a scale. They mix percussive and pure tones in pretty much the same ratios as human composers - and follow their ABA form, in which a theme is presented, elaborated on and then revisited in a slightly modified form. Perhaps most amazing, humpback whale songs include repeating refrains that rhyme. It has been suggested that whales might use thymes for exactly the same reasons that we do: as devices to help them remember. Whale songs can also be rather catchy. When a few humpbacks from the Indian Ocean strayed into the Pacific, some of the whales they met there quickly changed their tunes - singing the new whales' songs within three short years. Some scientists are even tempted to speculate that a universal music awaits discovery.

It is stated in the passage that _____.
  • whales have longer attention span than man.
  • humpbacks cannot use repeated rhyming refrains.
  • music is an indispensable part of human life.
  • music has existed since the appearance of man.
According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE of humpback whales?
  • they do not use rhyme, unlike humans.
  • whale songs of a particular group cannot be learned by other whales.
  • they can sing over a range of seven octaves.
  • their tunes are distinctively different from human tunes.
The word "sophisticated" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • modern
  • basic
  • simple
  • well-developed
The word "they" in paragraph 2 refers to _____.
  • whales from the Indian Ocean
  • tunes
  • whole songs
  • human composers
Which of the following is NOT TRUE about humpback whale music?
  • It's comparative in length to symphony movements.
  • It uses similar patterns to human songs.
  • It's easy to lear by other whales
  • It's in a form of creating a theme, elaborating and revisiting it in the same form.
Why did the author write the passage?
  • To suggest that music is independent of life forms that use it.
  • To describe the music for some animals, including humans.
  • To illustrate the importance of music to whales.
  • To show that music is not a human or even modern invention,
The word "one" in paragraph 1 can be replaced by _____.
  • the limbic system
  • the chord
  • the brain
  • the music

Read the text and choose the best answer to fill in the blanks.

Many people think that we can learn a lot about the culture of a foreign country by living in that country. this is not necessarily true. Often the longer we stay in a foreign country, the more we realize how little we actually know about the culture of that country. Books and talks about other people's culture can even be dangerous because they concentrate on cultural differences and exaggerate national characteristics; sometimes a lot of the information contain is true.

In a survey recently in Britain, people were asked to make a list of anything which they thought was typical Britain and would interest foreign visitors there. Most of them mentioned Shakespeare, the Queen, village inns, English folk dancing, football hooligans, umbrellas, English castles, cricket and fish and chips.

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • practicality
  • politician
  • comfortable
  • uncontrollable
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • suffer
  • prefer
  • differ
  • offer