Đề số 25 theo chuẩn đề tham khảo Tiếng Anh Thi THPT 2020 (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

7/25/2020 6:17:00 PM
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • folds
  • packs
  • keeps
  • lifts

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

  • balloon
  • handbag
  • candy
  • bamboo
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • interest
  • condition
  • decision
  • destruction

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.

  • insist
  • remind
  • accept
  • promise

The students take part in charity activities in their town, _____?

  • do they
  • don't they
  • aren't they
  • are they
The sun is shining and there aren't any clouds in _____ sky.
  • a
  • an
  • the
  • x (no article)

_____ the school library, Prestel can be seen as part of the total information and learning environment.

  • On
  • In
  • At
  • From

The jealous husband denied _____ his wife but was found guilty by a jury.

  • to kill
  • killing
  • killed
  • be killed
If I _____ on a desert island, I would turn it into a beautiful town.
  • live
  • will live
  • would live
  • lived

They haven't won a championship since Truman ______ President.

  • is
  • has been
  • was
  • be
_____, we can leave for the airport.
  • No sooner than the taxi got here
  • Hardly when the taxi got here
  • As soon as the taxi gets here
  • Just before the taxi gets here
_____ the restaurant is very small, it serves excellent meals.
  • Although
  • But
  • Because
  • Since

A survey on alternative sources of energy ______ by those scientists will be reported to the public next week.

  • which carried
  • carried
  • which is carried
  • carrying

Although the professor gave ______ directions for the research paper, I was still confused.

  • define
  • definite
  • definitely
  • definition
Despite her difficult living condition, Marie Curie worked very hard and _____ her ambition of becoming a scientist.
  • obtained
  • got
  • realized
  • reached

In the hotel lobby the detective caught _____ of the man he had been hired to follow.

  • glance
  • view
  • vision
  • sight

Don't expect that the changes brought ____ by the new law will make everyone happy.

  • around
  • over
  • up
  • about

The pointless war between the two countries left thousands of people dead and seriously _____.

  • injured
  • wounded
  • spoilt
  • damaged

According to a recent survey, most people are on good ______ with their neighbors.

  • relations
  • acquaintance
  • terms
  • relationships

Mary: "What a nice piece of shoes you're wearing."

Peter: "_______."

  • Don't worry
  • No problem
  • You're welcome
  • Thanks a lot

John: "Do you think that we should use public transportation to protect our environment?"

Laura: "______"

  • Of course not. You bet.
  • Well, that's very surprising.
  • There is no doubt about it.
  • Yes, it's an absurd idea.

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

Throughout the world, there are different ways for people to greet each other. In much of the world, a handshake is the (1) _____ form of welcoming and greeting someone. In many countries around the Mediterranean Sea, a (2) _____ kiss on the cheek is the appropriate way to welcome friends and family. It can be a very (3)_____ surprise if you expect to shake hands and get a kiss or a hug instead.

At times, it is difficult to tell what sort of greeting (4) _____ is followed. People may bow, grab another s arm or even slap the other person on the back. In some places people just smile, look at the others face and say nothing.

Most people in the world are tolerant of visitors and don't mind what travelers do that seems wrong as long as the visitors are (5) _____. A big part of the delightfulness of world travel is experiencing different customs.

Choose the correct answer for (1):

  • common
  • unique
  • different
  • same

Choose the correct answer for (2):

  • heavy
  • light
  • superficial
  • fast

Choose the correct answer for (3):

 

  • huge
  • large
  • big
  • great

Choose the correct answer for (4):

  • custom
  • habit
  • routine
  • tradition

Choose the correct answer for (5):

  • truthful
  • faithful
  • sincere
  • hopeful

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

Fruit and vegetables grew in abundance on the island. The islanders even exported the surplus.

  • large quantity
  • excess
  • small quantity
  • sufficiency

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

He decided not to buy the fake watch and wait until he had more money.

  • authentic
  • forger
  • faulty
  • original

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

You should pat yourself on the back for having achieved such a high score in the graduation. You worked very hard.

  • wear a backpack
  • check up your back
  • praise yourself
  • criticize yourself

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

Acupuncture originated in China and has been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years.

  • began
  • created
  • developed
  • introduced

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

At Lincoln High school, vandalism can result in suspension or even being expelled from school.

  • vandalism
  • result in
  • or
  • being expelled

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

We were therefore interesting to see whether there was any evidence that these fears had been justified.

  • interesting
  • whether
  • any
  • been justified

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Each of the nurses report to the operating room when his or her name is called.

  • of the
  • report
  • his or her
  • is called

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

Long ago a lot of people thought the moon was a god. Other people thought it was just a light in the sky. And others thought it was a big ball of cheese!

Then telescopes were made. And men saw that the moon was another world. They wondered what it was like. They dreamed of going there.

On July 20, 1969, that dream came true. Two American men landed on the moon. Their names were Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin.

The first thing the men found was that the moon is covered with dust. The dust is so thick that the men left footprints where they walked. Those were the first marks a living had ever made on the moon. And they could stay there for years and years. There is no wind or rain to wipe them off.

The two men walked on the moon for hours. They picked up rocks to bring back to earth for study. They dug up dirt to bring back. They set up machines to find out things people wanted to know. Then they climbed back into their moon landing craft.

On the next day, the landing craft roared as the two men took off from the moon. They joined Michael Collins in the spaceship that waited for them above the moon. Then they were off on their long trip back to earth.

Behind them, they left the plains and tall mountains of the moon. They left the machines they had set up. And they left footprints that may last forever.

This story tells _____.

  • about the first men to walk on the moon
  • how men found footprints on the moon
  • what the men brought back from their trip to the moon
  • who had left footprints on the moon before the two men landed there

The word "picked up" is closest in meaning to _____.

  • kicked
  • collected
  • covered
  • bought

The men brought rocks and dirt from the moon because _____.

  • they wanted something to show they were there
  • people wanted to use them to learn about the moon
  • they wanted to keep them as souvenirs
  • they might sell them to scientists

The American machines will most likely stay on the moon until _____.

  • someone takes them away
  • a storm covers them with dust
  • rain and wind destroy them
  • they become rusty and break to pieces

What does the word "they" in the 4th paragraph refer to?

  • the men
  • footprints
  • rocks
  • spaceships

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

These days, it is easy for most of us to get a hold of the latest books or magazines. We can go to bookstores, order them through the Internet, or borrow them from the local library. Now imagine having to walk miles and miles through a hot sandy desert just to borrow a book. This is the reality for people living in the villages of the Carissa region of Kenya in East Africa.
 
In 1996, librarian Wycliffe Oluoch used to spend each day waiting for people to come to borrow some of the 24,000 books in his library in Carissa. The library had no shortage of books, but people weren't coming to read them. It was too much effort to walk through the desert just to borrow books. Oluoch racked his brain for ways to persuade people into the library. After a lot of thought, he hit upon a great idea. If people wouldn't come to the library, then he would have to take the library to them. Oluoch strapped boxes of books onto the backs of camels and created the Mobile Camel Library.
 
Starting three camels in 1996, but more recently expanding the service to six camels, the Mobile Camel Library serves over one million people. Twice a month, the camel library can be seen carrying books all around the Carissa region. These hard-working animals need little water and can carry up to 500 pounds of books across the sands. A librarian, a library assistant, a herdsman, and a lookout all travel with the camels. The lookout helps protect the books from thieves.
 
The children of Carissa love the camel library and appreciate Oluoch's effort. Eleven-year-old Mohamud Mohamed reads his library books carefully and returns them on time. He knows the Camel Library punishes people for losing books, just like any other library. However, the punishment is very stiff compared to that of other libraries. If a village loses a book, the Camel Library stops visiting.
 

What is the main idea of this reading?

  • Wycliffe Oluoch is a smart man.
  • A mobile camel library was invented.
  • Lookouts are necessary because of thieves.
  • Camels can carry up to 500 pounds.

People did not visit the library in Carissa because _____

  • it was too difficult to walk there.
  • people in Carissa didn't like reading.
  • there were too few books.
  • people didn't like the camel.

What makes camels good animals to carry books in the desert?

  • They travel well together.
  • The children love the camels.
  • They are strong and don't need much water.
  • The camels can carry books twice a month.

The word "stiff" in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to _____.

  • easy
  • rough
  • serious
  • enormous

The phrase "racked his brain" probably means _____.

  • thought very hard
  • was disappointed
  • had a headache
  • was thoughtful

What does the word "that" in the last paragraph refer to?

  • village
  • book
  • punishment
  • service

Which of the following is TRUE?

  • In 1996, there were three camels to help run the library.
  • 24,000 books are not enough for people in Carissa to read.
  • In 1996, the library could serve only about one million people.
  • Oluoch earns a lot of money with his service.

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

It's time we left for the disco.

  • We may leave for the disco now.
  • We needn't leave for the disco now.
  • We should leave for the disco now.
  • We must have leave for the disco now.

Mark the sentence that is closest in meaning to the given one.

I like reading books more than surfing the Internet.

  • I don't like reading books as much as surfing the Internet.
  • I don't like surfing the Internet as much as reading books.
  • I like surfing the Internet more than reading books.
  • I like reading books less than surfing the Internet.

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

"You have to get all the letters sent off by tomorrow," said Jake to his secretary.

  • Jake told his secretary that she had to get all the letters sent off by the next day.
  • Jake said to his secretary that she would get all the letters sent off by the following day.
  • Jake told his secretary that she should send off all the letters by tomorrow.
  • Jake said to his secretary that she had sent off all the letters by the day after.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

The situation got out of hand. The government began to act.

  • Only when the situation got out of hand did the government begin to act.
  • Were the situation to get out of hand, the government would begin to act.
  • Had the situation got out of hand, the government would have begun to act.
  • Not until the government had begun to act did he situation get out of hand.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Some economists argue that new technology cause unemployment. Others feel that it allows more jobs to be created.

  • Some economists argue that new technology causes unemployment, so others feel that it allows more jobs to be created.
  • Arguing that new technology causes unemployment, other economists feel that it allows more jobs to be created.
  • Besides the argument that new technology causes unemployment, some economists feel that it allows more jobs to be created.
  • Some economists argue that new technology causes unemployment whereas others feel that it allows more jobs to be created.