Đề thi thử THPT 2020 môn Anh - TRƯỜNG THPT CHUYÊN THÁI BÌNH Lần 3 (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

6/20/2020 5:27:00 PM
Choose the underlined sound that is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • fills

  • hears

  • looks

  • ends

Choose the underlined sound that is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • zone

  • done

  • tone

  • bone

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • prefer
  • enter
  • infer
  • refer
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • difficult
  • optional
  • important
  • beautiful
No reports can _____ the unspeakable suffering that this pandemic has caused.
  • alleviate
  • cause
  • convey
  • endure
Coming into the classroom, the teacher saw a sea _____ warm smiles.
  • on
  • in
  • of
  • with
He has been described as the _____ colossus of the technology world.
  • create
  • creatively
  • creative
  • creator
It is common knowledge that cats can see in _____ dark.
  • an
  • a
  • the
  • O (no article)
Health workers are at higher risk from a novel coronavirus _____ they come into contact with patients more often than the general public.
  • Even though
  • in spite of
  • in that
  • because of
She has been always _____ the dream of being a vet since her dog was stolen.
  • harboring
  • growing
  • shattering
  • making
The doctor said that the patient was _____ good progress thanks to intensive and continuous treatment.
  • causing
  • making
  • catching
  • getting
Snow is made more magical when _____ with fairy-tale villages, charming cottages, and hallmark movie-ready downtowns.
  • pairing
  • paired
  • is paired
  • is pairing
He will apply for a job _____.
  • when he is graduating from university
  • until he graduated from university
  • after he had graduated from university
  • as soon as he graduates from university
Her second venture, a software firm, is booming and will soon be ready to _____ more staff.
  • get on
  • depend on
  • put on
  • take on
There are plenty of _____ solutions that have been tried and tested successfully in many countries.
  • off the beam
  • on the house
  • off the peg
  • on the shelf

I _____ educational courses for business and professional men and women in New York since I moved there.

  • conducted
  • am conducting
  • have been conducting
  • will conduct

Nobody is aware of the problem, _____?

  • are they
  • aren't they
  • is it
  • isn't it

We should wash our hands regularly to avoid _____ infected by viruses.

  • be
  • to be
  • been
  • being

If they hadn't raised our awareness of the disease, we _____ of it as seasonal flu.

  • would probably think
  • would have probably thought
  • will probably think
  • will probably be thinking

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

Instead of simply punishing them, the system encourages offenders to modify their behavior.

  • change
  • construct
  • conserve
  • beautify

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

Skydiving is a hazardous sport as you could be killed or seriously injured doing it.

  • courageous
  • marvelous
  • luxurious
  • dangerous

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

According to one research study, rude behavior in students can even spread like a virus and lead to school violence.

  • courteous
  • aggressive
  • unacceptable
  • impolite

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

After a good night's sleep, she woke up feeling as fresh as a daisy and eager to start work again.

  • optimistic
  • energetic
  • tragic
  • lethargic

Everlyne and Jonathan are talking to each other about the consequence of the Covid-19.

- Everlyne: "We have all experienced a great deal of disruption."

- Jonathan: "_____. Our life and work have been adversely affected.”

  • I couldn't agree more
  • You must be kidding
  • Sure, everything is ready
  • I don’t think that’s a good idea

A custom officer is talking to a client at the airport.

- Officer: "Can I have your passport, please?"

- Client: "_____."

  • No, I'll think it expired.
  • Thank you for your help.
  • Yes, here you go.
  • But I don't like it.

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

Human beings have a superpower - sweating. When temperatures rise, bends of sweat exude from our pores and evaporate, releasing energy that cools the skin and keeps our bodies overheating. This self-cooling mechanism has helped humans spread to hot and humid corner of the globe. But that sweating superpower has a theoretical upper limit: When it gets too hot and humid, the laws of physics inhibit sweat from cooling skin. That limit is hit when a bulb thermometer wrapped in a wet towel (a measure of heat and humidity is known as "wet-bulb" temperature) reads 35° Celsius or 950 Fahrenheit. Even the fittest human supplied with unlimited water would probably die after a few hours in these conditions.

Scientists have thought that this temperature extreme occurs rarely, if ever, on Earth globe warms, wet-bulb temperatures around 35°C could become more common toward the end of the century in certain regions, endangering hundreds of millions of people.

If carbon emissions aren't curbed in the coming decades, these relatively rare extremes will become increasingly common. Such conditions are unbearable without technology like air conditioning and make outdoor labor near impossible.

(Adapted from www.sciencenews.org)

Read and choose the correct answer for each question.

While previous generations of American students have had to sit through tests, never have the tests been given so frequently and never have they played such a prominent role in schooling. Exams used to be administered mostly to decide where to place kids or what kind of help they needed; only recently have scores been published in the newspaper and used as the primary criteria for judging children, teachers, and schools indeed, as the basis for flunking students or denying them a diploma, deciding where money should be spent, and so on. Tests have lately become a mechanism by which public officials can impose their will on schools, and they are doing so with a vengeance.

This situation is also unusual from an international perspective. "Few countries today give these formal examinations to students before that age of sixteen or so," two scholars report. In the US, we give standardized tests to children as young as six, despite the fact that almost all experts in early childhood education condemn this practice. And it isn't easy to find other countries that give multiple-choice tests to students of any age.

In short, our children are tested to an extent that is unprecedented in our history and unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Rather than seeing this as odd, or something that needs to be defended, many of us have come to take it for granted. The result is that most of today's discourse about education has been reduced to a crude series of monosyllables: "Test scores are too low. Make them go up."

(Adapted from "Advanced Reading" by John Lane)

The passage suggests that administering standardized tests to children as young as six is _____.
  • helpful in determining whether a particular student should be promoted
  • not beneficial to the children involved
  • crucial to judge their academic ability
  • seldom done in America schools
The word "discourse" in paragraph 3 mostly means _____.
  • warning
  • curriculum
  • discussion
  • agreement
According to the passage, public officials use standardized tests to _____.
  • impose their will on schools
  • decide where to enroll their own children
  • decide where to place kids
  • humiliate failing students
The word "they" in paragraph 1 refers to _____.
  • students
  • standardized tests
  • public officials
  • schools
Which could be the best title of the passage?
  • Testing System and Its Victims
  • An Unparalleled Testing System
  • Standardized Tests in America
  • The Future of Tests in America

Read and choose the correct answer for each question.

Indulging oneself is a common coping strategy that proves of almost no value in helping us deal with problems. Consider the example of Doug, whose girlfriend of 18 months has just broken up with him. In response, Doug has dived into a number of self-indulgent habits that he had previously held to a minimum. He is smoking at least a pack of cigarettes a day. As soon as he is home from work, he pours himself a slug of Corona Extra - a beverage he continues to sip through the evening until he passes out. On the weekends, he hits a nearby casino with some fellow single friends and gambles far more than he can afford to lose.

Doug would describe each of these behaviors -smoking, drinking, and gambling - as pleasurable. And yet, when practiced to excess, each of them has a negative effect on his overall well-being. None of them addresses the problem that is the source of his stress - why his relationship with his girlfriend has ended.

People who respond to stressful events by indulging themselves are attempting to compensate for a lack of satisfaction in one area of their lives by providing themselves with an alternate form of satisfaction. Drinking, stoking, binge eating, shopping sprees, drug use, and gambling are all forms of self-indulgence commonly used to compensate for stressful events. Not surprisingly, this form of coping leads to its own problems, in the shape of poor physical health, addiction, and financial problems.

A recent form of this maladaptive coping style is seen in people who respond to the stress of daily life by spending excessive amount of time online. Some people become so immersed in the virtual world of online games, websites, social networking, and so on, that it seems no exaggeration to call them "Internet addicts". People who spend an inordinate amount of time on the Internet often describe themselves as feeling empty lost, depressed, and anxious when they are not able to be online. Their real-life relationships, as well as the ability to function at work or at school, suffer as they become more immersed in their online activities. Like other forms of self-indulgence as coping strategy, Internet overuse can end up creating, rather than solving problems in the subject's life.

(Adapted from www.the-scientist.com)

The word "inordinate" in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • unusual
  • insignificant
  • modest
  • excessive
Which statement is TRUE, according to the passage?
  • Self-indulgence as a coping strategy can create rather than solve problems in one's life.
  • People who respond to the stresses of daily life on a more positive way than those who do not.
  • Addiction to substances such as drugs, alcohol, and food is as troublesome as Internet addiction.
  • People should be encouraged to engage in self-indulgent behaviors to release stress.
What is the source of Doug's stress?
  • the fact that he gambles far more than he can afford to lose.
  • his breakup with his girlfriend.
  • his excessive drinking.
  • the fact that he spends excessive time on the virtual world.
Which is the most suitable title for the page?
  • Internet Addicts - A Serious Social Problem
  • An Alternate Form of Satisfaction
  • Self-indulgent Behavior in Young People
  • Self-indulgence - An Ineffective Coping Strategy
According to the passages, smoking, drinking, and gambling _____.
  • are pleasurable
  • are harmful when excessively practices
  • have an adverse impact on people's well-being
  • are less harmful than being addicted to the Internet
The word "them" in paragraph 2 refers to _____.
  • behaviors
  • events
  • people
  • friends
The word "addresses" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • resolves
  • persuades
  • affects
  • considers

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Children being punished often want to regain the warmth, care and some of approving of parents as quickly as possible.

  • being
  • regain
  • approving
  • quickly

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Either one of the students seem capable of completing the test as both of them missed the final question.

  • as
  • of
  • missed
  • seem

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

There was an overwhelmed interest in the story of King Kong from its first appearance in 1933 movie to the popular remake of that film in 2017.

  • overwhelmed
  • from
  • appearance
  • remake

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

Most people get fewer colds in the summer than in the winter.

  • The winter makes people have as many colds as the summer.
  • A person is more likely to get colds in the winter than in the summer.
  • People get colder and colder in the summer than in the winter.
  • More people have to suffer from more colds in summer than in winter.

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

It's possible that Newton has got lost.

  • There's possibility that Newton will get lost.
  • Newton may well have got lost.
  • Newton was highly likely to get lost.
  • Newton must have gone lost.

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

"Stop drinking or you'll be ill," the doctor told me.

  • I was ordered not to drink to recover from illness.
  • I was warned against drinking a lot of beer to stay healthy.
  • The doctor suggested drinking to treat my illness.
  • The doctor advised me to give up drinking to avoid illness.

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

I never came to this city. I couldn't meet him.

  • At no time I came to this city, I couldn’t meet him.
  • Never do I come to this city, so | couldn't meet him.
  • I wished I had come to this city, I could I have met him.
  • If only I had come to this city, I could have met him.

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

Right after Vietnam national football team won the AFF Cup 2018, thousands of fans flocked to the streets to celebrate.

  • Scarcely had Vietnam national football team won the AFF Cup 2018 when thousands of fans flocked to the streets to celebrate.
  • Hardly had Vietnam national football team won the AFF Cup 2018 than thousands of fans flocked to the streets to celebrate.
  • Only after thousands of fans flocked to the streets to celebrate did Vietnam national football team win the AFF Cup 2018.
  • No sooner had thousands of fans flocked to the streets to celebrate than Vietnam national football team won the AFF Cup 2018.