Đề số 26 theo chuẩn đề tham khảo Tiếng Anh Thi THPT 2020 (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

7/29/2020 10:47:00 AM

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

  • bags

  • dates

  • speaks

  • photographs

Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • listen
  • rise
  • variety
  • life

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

  • elegant
  • argument
  • compassion
  • comfortable

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

  • police
  • attract
  • signal
  • discuss
You are interested in fashion so much, _____?
  • are you
  • aren't you
  • do you
  • don't you

Everyone knows what is happening to _____ earth but we just do not know how to stop it.

  • a
  • an
  • the

The sun was shining brightly and there was not a single cloud _____ the sky.

  • on
  • in
  • at
  • from

The people awaiting their delayed flight had to spend the night ______ on the cold floor.

  • slept
  • having slept
  • to sleep
  • sleeping

If he were younger, he _____ a professional running competition now.

  • will join
  • had joined
  • would have joined
  • would join

I _____ there once a long time ago and _____ back since then.

  • went / have not been
  • go / am not
  • have gone / was
  • was going / had not been

_____ he didn’t have much money, he wasn’t able to buy his father an expensive gift.

  • Despite
  • Because
  • Although
  • Because of

I'll go to the shops _____.

  • after it had stopped raining
  • until it stopped raining
  • when it was stopping raining
  • as soon as it has stopped raining

Gravity, _____ by Issac Newton, has been widely applied in physics.

  • discover
  • discovered
  • discovering
  • to discover

There are still many people in developing countries who live in extreme _____.

  • poor
  • poverty
  • poorly
  • poorer
Small children are often told that it is rude to point _____ other people.
  • on
  • to
  • at
  • for

After closing the envelope, the secretary _____ the stamps on firmly.

  • fixed
  • sucked
  • stuck
  • struck
She likes meeting people and travelling so she wants to apply for a _____ of a receptionist or tourist guide.
  • location
  • position
  • site
  • work

Wherever you are and whatever you do, keep this in _____: honesty is the best policy.

  • mind
  • opinion
  • memory
  • thought
I am sure your girlfriend will lend you a sympathetic _____ when you explain the situation to her.
  • eye
  • arm
  • finger
  • ear

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

Being listed as an endangered species can have a negative effect since it could make a species more desirable for collectors and poachers.

  • awareness
  • preservation
  • support
  • impact

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

When being interviewed, you should concentrate on what the interviewer is saying or asking you.

  • be interested in
  • be related to
  • pay all attention to
  • express interest to

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

Unless you have been very lucky, you have undoubtedly experienced events in your life that made you cry.

  • certainly
  • questionably
  • absolutely
  • definitely

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

This says that there is an infinite number of alternative universes.

  • boundless
  • limited
  • indefinite
  • without limit

Read the passage then choose the correct answer to each question.

In the 1960s, it took pop and rock groups one or two days to record their songs. Nowadays, it can take months and months. Many rock groups begin by recording only one instrument, for example, the voice. Then they record other instruments – electric piano, synthesizer, guitars, drums and so on.

Next, they might use a computer to add special effects. Finally, they ‘mix’ all the instruments until they get the sound that they want. This means that a CD or cassette will always sound very different from a live concert.

Music engineers have developed a new computer program that will change the future of music. A computer can analyze a singer’s voice. Then if you give the computer the lyrics and music of a song, the computer can ‘sing’ it in that voice. This means that a singer only needs to record one song and the computer can then sing other songs in the singer’s own voice. Singers can sing new songs many years after they have died.

Most of us listen to music for pleasure, but for the record companies, music is a product, the same as soap powder. When a record company finds a new group (or ‘band’), they first try to develop the band’s ‘profile’. They will try to create an ‘image’ for the band that they think will attract young people. Instead of allowing the band’s full artistic freedom, they will often tell the band what they should wear, what they should say and how they should sing and play.

In recent year, many rock groups have started their own record companies because they say that the big companies are too commercial.

Today, to record songs, it takes _____.

  • longer than it used to do
  • shorter than it used to do
  • only one or two days
  • the same amount of time as the 1960s
Which of the following is NOT true about the new computer programme?
  • It is predicted to change the music future.
  • It can imitate singers’ voice
  • It can sing only one recorded song of the singer.
  • The singer does not necessarily present to really sing.

Record companies don’t always _____.

  • suggest the outfits of the band
  • tell the band what to say
  • give the band freedom to do things.
  • decide the songs the band will play

The word “that” in the passage refers to _____.

  • soap powder
  • an image
  • the band
  • a company

The passage mainly focuses on _____.

  • rock bands
  • changes in today's music industry
  • new music genres made by computers
  • computer's ability to 'sing'

Read the passage and choose the correct answer.

Marianne Moore (1887-1972) once said that her writing could be called poetry only because there was no other name for it. Indeed her poems appear to be extremely compressed essays that happen to be printed in jagged lines on the page. Her subjects were varied: animals, laborers, artists, and the craft of poetry. From her general reading came quotations that she found striking or insightful. She included these in her poems, scrupulously enclosed in quotation marks, and sometimes identified in footnotes. Of this practice, she wrote, "Why many quotation marks?" I am asked ... When a thing has been so well that it could not be said better, why paraphrase it? Hence, my writing is, if not a cabinet of fossils, a kind of collection of flies in amber." Close observation and concentration on detail are the methods of her poetry.

Marianne Moore grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri, near St. Louis. After graduation from Bryn Mawr College in 1909, she taught commercial subjects at the Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Later, she became a librarian in New York City. During the 1920’s she was editor of The Dial, an important literary magazine of the period. She lived quietly all her life, mostly in Brooklyn, New York. She spent a lot of time at the Bronx Zoo, fascinated by animals. Her admiration of the Brooklyn Dodgers-before the team moved to Los Angeles - was widely known.

Her first book of poems was published in London in 1921 by a group of friends associated with the Imagist movement. From that time on, her poetry has been read with interest by succeeding generations of poets and readers. In 1952 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her Collected Poems. She wrote that she did not write poetry "for money or fame. To earn a living is needful, but it can be done in routine ways. One writes because one has a burning desire to objectify what it is indispensable to one's happiness to express..."

What is the passage mainly about?
  • Essayists and poets of the 1920s
  • The use of quotations in poetry
  • Marianne Moore's life and work
  • The influence of the Imagists on Marianne Moore
Which of the following can be inferred about Moore's poems?
  • They were all published in The Dial.
  • They tend to be abstract.
  • They are better known in Europe than the United States.
  • They do not use traditional verse forms.

What does Moore refer to as "flies in amber" in paragraph 1?

  • Concentration on detail.
  • Poetry in the twentieth-century.
  • A common image in her poetry.
  • Quotations within her poetry.

The author mentions all of the following as jobs held by Moore EXCEPT _____.

  • librarian
  • commercial artist
  • teacher
  • magazine editor

The word “it” in the third paragraph refers to _____.

  • writing poetry
  • earning a living
  • becoming famous
  • attracting readers

It can be inferred from the passage that Moore wrote because she _____.

  • was dissatisfied with what others wrote
  • wanted to win awards
  • wanted to raise money for the Bronx Zoo
  • felt a need to express herself
The word "succeeding" in paragraph 3 is closest to _____.
  • inheriting
  • prospering
  • diverse
  • later

Read the following passage and choose the correct word for each of the blanks.

Wind, water, air, ice, and heat all work to cause erosion. As the wind blows over the land, it often (1) _____ small grains of sand. When these grains of sand strike against solid rocks, the rocks are slowly worn away. In this way, even very hard rocks are worn away by the wind.

When particles of rocks or soil became loosened in any way, running water carries them down the hillsides. Some rocks and soil particles are carried into streams and then into the sea.

Land that is covered with trees, grass and other plants wears away very slowly, and so loses very (2) _____ of its soil. The roots of plants help to (3) _____ the rocks and soil in place. Water that falls on grasslands runs away more slowly than water that falls on bare ground. Thus, forests and grasslands help to slow down erosion.

Even where the land is (4) _____ covered with plants, some erosion goes on. In the spring, the (5) _____  snow turns into a large quantity of water that then runs downhill in streams. As a stream carries away some of the soil, the stream bed gets deeper and deeper. After thousands of years of such erosion, wide valleys are often formed.

Choose the correct answer for (1).

  • holds up
  • cleans out
  • carries out
  • picks up

Choose the correct answer for (2).

  • large
  • little
  • few
  • much

Choose the correct answer for (3).

  • store
  • back
  • stay
  • hold

Choose the correct answer for (4).

  • thinly
  • strongly
  • thickly
  • scarcely

Choose the correct answer for (5).

  • melted
  • building
  • melting
  • formed

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Neither his parents nor his teacher were satisfied with his result when he was at high school.

  • Neither
  • were
  • with
  • was

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

It is said that Einstein felt very badly about the application of his theories to the creation of weapons of war.

  • It is said
  • very
  • badly
  • to

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

The Oxford English Dictionary is well-known for including many different meanings of words and to give real examples.

  • The
  • for
  • meanings
  • to give

James comes to visit his cousins, Jimmy, Beth and Tom.

Tom: “We were wondering if you’d like to go to a baseball game with us. We have an extra ticket.”

James: "_______"

  • I know! It's by the sea.
  • That’s very kind of you. I’d love to!
  • I don’t have one.
  • You're right.

Laura and Maria are talking about the environment.

Laura: "I think its high time we taught the children about protecting the nature."

Maria: "_____."

  • I couldn't agree more
  • Don't bother
  • Not a chance
  • It's very kind of you

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

Fishing is prohibited in this lake.

  • People should fish in this lake.
  • Fishing is allowed in this lake.
  • Fishing is free in this lake.
  • People mustn't fish in this lake.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

“What did you do last night?” the policeman asked the woman.

  • The policeman asked the woman what did she do the night before.
  • The policeman asked the woman what she had done the night before.
  • The policeman asked the woman what had she done the night before.
  • The policeman asked the woman what she did the night before.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

My old laptop was a lot bigger than my new one.

  • My old laptop is not as big as my new one.
  • My new laptop is not as big as my old one.
  • My new laptop is bigger than my old one.
  • My old laptop is as big as my new one.

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

The burglar might come back. You’d better change all the locks.

  • If you don’t change all the locks, the burglar could come back.
  • The burglar will come back unless you change all the locks.
  • You’d better change all the locks or the burglar will come back.
  • You’d better change all the locks in case the burglar will come back.

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

Kim told us about his investment in the company. He did it on his arrival at the meeting.

  • Hardly he had informed us about his investment in the company when Kim arrived at the meeting.
  • Only after investing in the company did Kim informs us of his arrival at the meeting.
  • No sooner had Kim arrived at the meeting than he told us about his investment in the company.
  • Not until Kim told us that he would invest in the company did he arrive at the meeting.