Đề thi thử THPT năm 2020 môn Anh - THPT Chuyên Nguyễn Quang Diệu (Đồng Tháp)

7/28/2020 2:46:00 PM
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • believes

  • invites
  • becomes
  • arrives
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • bought
  • ought
  • cough
  • plough
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • address
  • offer
  • decline
  • compose
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • argument
  • counterpart
  • excellence
  • replacement
Apparently, he _____ them since he was a child.
  • knows
  • is knowing
  • has known
  • has been knowing
A lot of workers would lose their jobs or see their incomes decline _____ of the corona pandemic.
  • at the beginning
  • in the wake
  • at the height
  • in the event
Conserving human heritage proves to be an act of great cultural _____ and of an advanced lifestyle.
  • cost
  • value
  • worth
  • assessment

My friend and I met _____ in the street and we decided to spend the rest of the day together.

  • by chance
  • out of date
  • from time to time
  • at first sight
Take it ____! I didn't mean to be rude.
  • easeful
  • ease
  • easily
  • easy
He had to drop _____ school as his father could no longer afford his school fees.
  • away from
  • down
  • out of
  • into
When there are small children around, it is necessary to put bottles of pills out of _____.
  • place
  • hand
  • reach
  • hold
She was heavily dressed _____ catching a cold.
  • due to
  • in case
  • for fear of
  • because
I'll never forget _____ Hanoi for the first time.
  • to visit
  • visit
  • visiting
  • having visited
If I had a car, I _____ you up at the airport yesterday.
  • would have picked
  • might pick
  • will pick
  • would pick
Which would you prefer, living in a town or in _____ country?
  • the
  • no article
  • an
  • a

I _____ for my book since moon, but I can't find them.

  • am looking
  • have been looking
  • have looked
  • looked
You've never had a pen pal before, _____ you?
  • had
  • haven't
  • hadn't
  • have
I like Jim, who is very good at _____ judgments.
  • giving
  • getting
  • making
  • doing
The man _____ in the front row is the headmaster of my high school.
  • sat
  • who sitting
  • sitting
  • sits

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

The exhibition displays one of his most celebrated paintings.

  • famous
  • innovative
  • modern
  • popular

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

Nam Cao's literature works were deeply informed by his impoverished life in the North of Vietnam.

  • announced
  • shaped
  • concerned
  • influenced

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

Jonathan was brought up with unconditional love and unfailing support from his family.

  • failing
  • little
  • small
  • rare

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

She is an old hand at dealing with such issues.

  • reserved about
  • inexperienced in
  • uninterested in
  • relaxed about

Andy and Bob are at the Common Hall.

- Andy: "Where are we going to have our party after the graduation ceremony?"

- Bob: "_____"

  • I don't know, maybe at the Grand Hall.
  • You know it's too late.
  • Sure not. You even don't know it yourself.
  • Well, I love parties.

Mike and David are university students. They are talking about the result of the chemistry test.

- Mike: "I was worried about the chemistry result, but Mr. Brown gave me an A!"

- David: "_____"

  • Good luck to you!
  • Don't worry about it.
  • Mr. Brown is so mean.
  • Congratulations! That's great!

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

How do people choose names for their babies? In the past, many names were chosen for some religious associations or because of national or family tradition. If a boy's great-grandfather, his grandfather, and his father were all called Patrick, then it was very that the new-born baby would be called Patrick as well. Sometimes parents just wanted to please a wealthy or much-loved naming the baby him or her and in countries such as Spain a child was often given the name of the saint feast day coincided with the birth. Most names have good connotations, there are exceptions. Parents in some areas of the world gave their babies names like “Ugly” or “Disagreeable” so as to make the child unattractive to demons.

Read the following passage then choose the best answer to each question below.

When we think of the renewable energy transition, we often have in mind dark blue photovoltaic rectangles carpeting the landscape or large three-blade horizontal axis wind turbines marching along mountain ridges or into the sea. We think about grid reliability and consumer cost per kilowatt-hour, or we think about the climate change apocalypse that we will impose on future generations if we fail to act swiftly enough. All of these elements are important from technical and policy perspectives, but there is something missing that will be key to success if we are to meet the goals that we have set for ourselves. We must recognize the importance of human culture to the realization of change.

It is a lack of imagination that has brought us to the brink, and it will be an influx of imagination that can possibly pull us back from it. If we are going to succeed in reducing carbon emissions, we must make the solutions more visible, inspire the general public, and get people excited about the renewable energy transition.

This is the mission of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), a nonprofit that works with cities around the world on civic art installations that also function as renewable energy infrastructures. These generous works of art give back more than just beauty and return more than just kilowatt hours on their capital investment. LAGI design competitions have changed the way that cities and developers manage the integration of public art and creative place making into the master planning process for new developments. Competitions for Dubai/Abu Dhabi (2010), New York City (2012), Copenhagen (2014), Glasgow (2015), Santa Monica (2016), Willimantic (2017), and Melbourne (2018) have brought in over 1,000 designs from 60+ countries. 

Which best serves as the title for the passage?
  • When aesthetics meets practicality.
  • A pioneer in sustainability and energy.
  • Future scenarios for renewables.
  • Green energy mitigating climate change.
According to paragraph 1, which is the consideration that the constructors fail to notice?
  • The resilience of the electric line.
  • The projects’ impact on humans.
  • Future unwanted consequences.
  • The price for sustainable energy.
The word “influx” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • swamp
  • invasion
  • downpour
  • entrance
The word “it” in paragraph 2 refers to _____.
  • imagination
  • brink
  • change
  • success
According to paragraph 3, which area is NOT mentioned as the participants of the design contest?
  • Copenhagen
  • Buenos Aires
  • Santa Monica
  • Glasgow

Read the following passage then choose the best answer to each question below.

The first drawings on walls appeared in caves of years ago. Later the Ancient Romans and Greeks wrote their names and protest poems on buildings. Modern graffiti seems to have appeared in Philadelphia in the early 1960s, and by the late sixties, it had reached New York. The new art form really took off in the 1970s, when people began writing their name, or "tag", on building over the city. In the mid-seventies, it was sometimes hard to see out of a subway car window because the trains were completely covered in stay paintings known as "masterpiece".

In the early days, the “taggers' were part of street gangs who were concerned with marking their territory. They worked in groups called ‘crews’, and called what they did ‘writing’ — the term "graffiti" was first used by The New York Times and the novelist Norman Mailer. Art galleries in New York began buying graffiti in the early seventies. But at the same time that it began to be regarded as an art form, John Lindsay, the then mayor of New York, declared the first war on graffiti. By the 1980s it became much harder to write on subway trains without being caught, and instead many of the more established graffiti artists began using roofs of buildings or canvases.

The debate over whether graffiti is art or vandalism is still going on. Peter Vallone, a New York city councilor, thinks that graffiti done with permission can be art, but if it is on someone else's property it becomes a crime. “I have a message for the graffiti vandals out there,” he said recently. “Your freedom of expression ends where my property begins. On the other hand, Felix, a member of the Berlin-based group Reclaim Your City, says that artists are reclaiming cities for the public from advertisers, and that graffiti represents freedom and makes cities more vibrant.

For decades graffiti has been a springboard to international fame for a few. Jean-Michel Basquiat began spraying on the street in the 1970s before becoming a respected artist in the '80s. The Frenchman Blekle Rat and the British artist Banksy have achieved international fame by producing complex works with stencils, often making political or humorous points. Works by Banksy have been sold for over £100,000. Graffiti is now sometimes big business.

What is the most suitable title for the passage?
  • Taggers in graffiti
  • Famous graffiti artists
  • The history of graffiti
  • The future of graffiti
Why was the seventies an important decade in the history of graffiti?
  • That was when modern graffiti first appeared.
  • That was when modern graffiti first became really popular.
  • That was when the trains were covered in spray paintings.
  • That was when graffiti first reached New York.
According to the first paragraph, what is a “masterpiece” in graffiti?
  • A full piece of graffiti, like those seen on subway trains.
  • Ancient Romans and Greeks' names and poems on buildings.
  • A really high-quality piece of graffiti.
  • A work of graffiti showing the artist's name.
The word “it” in paragraph 2 refers to _____.
  • the New York Times
  • the novelist
  • the graffiti
  • the mayor
The word “established” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • current
  • creative
  • imaginative
  • renowned
Which statement is NOT TRUE, according to the passage?
  • Roofs of buildings or canvases had been used to write graffiti before the 1980s.
  • A newspaper and an author coined the phrase “graffiti”.
  • Graffiti is a crime if the artist does not have permission.
  • The first taggers wanted to show which streets belonged to which gangs.
The word “vibrant” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • imaginative
  • modern
  • exciting
  • prosperous

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

It is essential that cancer is diagnosed and treated as early as possible in order to assure a successful cure.

  • that
  • is
  • treated
  • to assure

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

The field of Artificial Intelligence research was found at a workshop held on the campus of Dartmouth College during the summer of 1956.

  • field
  • was found
  • held on
  • the

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Many nations protect endangered species by forbidding hunting, to restrict land development, and creating preserves.

  • protect
  • by forbidding
  • to restrict
  • and creating

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

Steve said to Mike, “Don't touch the electric wires. It might be deadly.”

  • Steve warmed Mike not to touch the electric wires as it might be deadly.
  • Steve warned Mike about not touching the electric wires as it might be deadly.
  • Steve warned Mike against touching the wires as it might have been deadly.
  • Steve warned that Mike not touch the electric wires as it might be deadly.

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

Longer life spans also increase the prevalence of generation gaps.

  • The longer life spans are, the more prevalent generations gaps become.
  • Only when life spans increase does the prevalence of generation gaps increase.
  • No longer do the life spans increase the prevalence of generation gaps.
  • When life spans are increased, the prevalence of generation gaps increase.

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

I am sure Helen is playing guitar now.

  • Helen's playing guitar is now certain.
  • Helen must have played guitar.
  • It is certain for Helen to play guitar now.
  • Helen must be playing guitar.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

We almost gave up hope. At that time, the rescue party arrived.

  • Had the rescue party not arrived, we wouldn't have given up hope.
  • It was not until the rescue party arrived that we gave up hope.
  • Only after the rescue party arrived did we give up hope.
  • We were on the verge of giving up hope when the rescue party arrived.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

They finished one project. They started working on the next.

  • Had they finished one project, they would have started working on the next.
  • Not until they started working on the next project did they finish the previous one.
  • Only if they had they finished one project did they start working on the next.
  • Hardly had they finished one project when they started working on the next.