Đề thi thử THPT QG 2020 biên soạn bởi cô Quỳnh Trang GV ĐH Ngoại ngữ - Đề số 1

12/28/2019 2:44:29 PM
Cô Nguyễn Quỳnh Trang đã trúng tuyển 9 trường ĐH hàng đầu của Úc, học ĐH Sydney Australia, là thạc sĩ, giảng viên Đại học Ngoại Ngữ, quản lý chuyên môn và đào tạo giáo viên cho nhiều tập đoàn đa quốc gia, tác giả của nhiều đầu sách học tiếng Anh. Cô Quỳnh Trang hợp tác với TiengAnhK12 từ năm 2019.

- "Sorry, I'm late."

- "______."

  • You are welcome
  • No, I don‘t mind
  • All right. Well done
  • Not to worry. Better late than never

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

One student failed because he completely ignored the instruction on the paper. The instructions appeared on the top of every page.

  • One student failed as he completely ignored the instructions appearing on the top of every page on the paper.
  • Even though one student ignored the instructions printed on the top of every paper, he failed.
  • No matter how completely one student ignored the instructions printed on the top of every page of the paper, he failed.
  • One student failed to ignore the instructions printed on the top of every page of paper.

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

“What a novel idea for the farewell party!” said Nam to the monitor.

  • Nam exclaimed with admiration at the novel idea for the farewell party of the monitor.
  • Nam admired the novel idea for the farewell party.
  • Nam thought over the novel idea for the farewell party.
  • Nam said that it was a novel idea of the monitor for the farewell party.

- "Do you have a minute, Dr Keith?"

- "_____"

  • Well. I‘m not sure when.
  • Good, I hope so.
  • Sure. What‘s the problem?
  • Sorry, I haven‘t got it here.
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in the following question.
  • diverse
  • current
  • justice
  • series
Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress.
  • marvelous
  • coundeling
  • certainly
  • persuasive
Choose the underlined sound that is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • clown
  • cow
  • plough
  • tough

Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation.

  • chores

  • halves

  • becomes

  • minutes

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

It is unclear which agency will be responsible for cleaning the canal if it will become polluted again in the near future.

  • which agency
  • responsible
  • if it will
  • polluted

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Perfume tends to be lost its flavor when it has not been properly sealed.

  • Perfume
  • tends to be lost
  • when it
  • properly sealed
Choose the underlined part that needs correction.
I enjoy reading the article that you told me about it yesterday.
  • reading
  • that
  • told
  • it

Helen is _____ seafood, so she never tries these delicious dishes.

  • allergic to
  • tired of
  • keen on
  • preferable to

________, he couldn't finish that test in 60 minutes.

  • As the boy was intelligent
  • Intelligent as the boy was
  • As intelligent the boy was
  • Intelligent as was the boy
A trust employee was discovered to have ______ confidential plans to a competing company.
  • stolen
  • spread
  • rumored
  • leaked
Poor management brought the company to _______ of collapse.
  • the edge
  • the foot
  • the ring
  • the brink
It never ________ his mind that his dishonesty would be discovered.
  • crossed
  • came
  • spunk
  • passed

The doctors are examining the dog _____ the child for rabies, which is a dangerous disease _____ immediate treatment.

  • biting/ required
  • bitten/ required
  • bitten/ requiring
  • biting/ requiring
Do you have any objections ________ this new road scheme?
  • at
  • with
  • to
  • for

Your sister has lost an awful lot of weight. She must have been on a diet, _____?

  • mustn’t she
  • hasn’t she
  • haven’t she
  • needn’t she
You should accept the Nokia mobile phone as a 16-birthday present from your parents delightedly. Don’t ________ .
  • look a gift horse in the mouth
  • pull my leg
  • take it for granted
  • buy it through the nose

________ irritating they are, you shouldn’t lose temper with small children.

  • As much as
  • However
  • Although
  • No matter how much

There are ______ that not only governments but also individuals should join hand to tackle.

  • such many environment problems
  • so fewer environment problems
  • such a lot of environment problems
  • too numerous environment problems
If I weren’t afraid of travelling by car, I _____ to go to American by ship, which took me much longer time.
  • wouldn’t have
  • shouldn’t have had
  • wouldn’t have had
  • hadn’t had
He built up a successful business but it was all done _____ of his health.
  • at all cost
  • at the expense
  • at the price
  • by the expense

_______ is over your head is just an exaggeration because you have well-prepared for it over the years.

  • What this entrance exam
  • This entrance exam
  • It is this entrance exam
  • That this entrance exam

Read the following passage and choose the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.

Women are much healthier when they it easy, reveals a new survey. Those who work long hours are more likely than men to in unhealthy behaviour such as eating snacks, smoking and drinking caffeine. (Long hours have no such impact on men). One positive benefit of long hours for both sexes, however, is that alcohol is reduced. 

The study, by the Economic and Social Research Council, is part of a wider study by psychologists from the University of Leeds, into the effects of stress on eating. “Stress causes people to for unhealthy high-fat and high-sugar snacks in preference to healthier food choices,” says researcher Dr Daryl O'Connor of the University of Leeds.

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

Telecommuting is some form of computer communication between employees‘ homes and offices. For employees whose jobs involve sitting at a terminal or word processor entering data or typing reports, the location of the computer is of no consequence. If the machine can communicate over telephone lines, when the work is completed, employees can dial the office computer and transmit the material to their employers. A recent survey in USA Today estimates that there are approximately 8,7 million telecommuters. But although the numbers are rising annually, the trend does not appear to be as significant as predicted when Business Week published “The Portable Executive” as its cover story a few years ago. Why hasn‘t telecommuting become more popular? 

Clearly, change simply takes time. But in addition, there has been active resistance on the part of many managers. These executives claim that supervising the telecommuters in a large workforce scattered across the country would be too difficult, or, at least, systems for managing them are not yet developed, thereby complicating the manager‘s responsibilities.

It is also true that employees who are given the option of telecommuting are reluctant to accept the opportunity. Most people feel that they need regular interaction with a group, and many are concerned that they will not have the same consideration for advancement if they are not more visible in the office setting. Some people feel that even when a space in their homes is set aside as a work area, they never really get away from the office.

With which of the following topics is the passage primarily concerned?
  • The advantages of telecommuting.
  • A definition of telecommuting.
  • An overview of telecommuting.
  • The failure of telecommuting.

The phrase “of no consequence” means _____.

  • of no use
  • of no good
  • unimportant
  • irrelevant
The author mentions all of the following as concerns of telecommuting, EXCEPT _____.
  • The opportunities for advancement.
  • The different system of supervision.
  • The lack of interaction with a group.
  • The work place is in the home.
The reason why telecommuting has not become popular is that the employees _____.
  • need regular interaction with their families.
  • are worried about the promotion if they are not seen at the office.
  • feel that a work area in their home is away from the office.
  • are ignorant of telecommuting.
When Business Week published “The Portable Executive”, it implied that _____.
  • systems for managing telecommuters were not effective.
  • there was resistance on the part of many managers about telecommuting.
  • the trend for telecommuting was optimistic.
  • most telecommuters were satisfied with their work.

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

The end of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century were marked by the development of an international Art Nouveau style, characterized by sinuous lines, floral and vegetable motifs, and soft evanescent coloration. The Art Nouveau style was an eclectic one, bringing together elements of Japanese art, motifs of ancient cultures, and natural forms. The glass objects of this style were elegant in outline, although often deliberately distorted, with pale or iridescent surfaces. A favored device of the style was to imitate the iridescent surface seen on ancient glass that had been buried. Much of the Art Nouveau glass produced during the years of its greatest popularity had been generically termed "art glass". Art glass was intended for decorative purposes and relied for its effect upon carefully chosen color combinations and innovative techniques.

France produced a number of outstanding exponents of the Art Nouveau style: among the most celebrated was Emile Galle (1846-1901). In the United States, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was the most noted exponent of this style, producing a great variety of glass forms and surfaces, which were widely copied in their time and are highly prized today. Tiffany was a brilliant designer, successfully combining ancient Egyptian, Japanese, and Persian motifs.

The Art Nouveau style was a major force in the decorative arts from 1895 until 1915, although its influence continued throughout the mid-1920’s. It was eventually to be overtaken by a new school of thought known as Functionalism that had present since the turn of the century. At first restricted to a small avant-garde group of architects and designers. Functionalism emerged as the dominant influence upon designers after the First World War. The basic tenet of the movement – that function should determine form – was not a new concept. Soon a distinct aesthetic code evolved: form should be simple, surfaces plain, and any ornament should be based on geometric relationships. This new design concept, coupled with the sharp postwar reactions to the style and conventions of the preceding decades, created an entirely new public taste which caused Art Nouveau types of glass to fall out of favor. The new taste demanded dramatic effects of contrast stark outline, and complex textural surfaces.

The word “one” refers to _____.

  • coloration
  • style
  • development
  • century

It can be inferred from the passage that one reason Functionalism became popular was that it ____

  • clearly distinguished between art and design.
  • appealed to people who liked complex painted designs.
  • reflected a common desire to break from the past.
  • was easily interpreted by the general public.
What does the author mean by stating that “function should determine form”?
  • A useful object should not be attractive.
  • The form of an object should not include decorative elements.
  • The purpose of an object should influence its form.
  • The design of an object is considered more significant than its function.

According to the passage, an object made in the Art Nouveau style would most likely include ____.

  • modern symbols.
  • a textured surface.
  • a flowered design.
  • bright colors.
Paragraph 3 supports which of the following statements about Functionalism?
  • It was a major force in the decorative arts before the First World War.
  • It started on a small scale and then spread gradually.
  • It was not attractive to architects all designers.
  • Its design concept avoided geometric shapes.
What does paragraph 1 mainly discuss?
  • Design elements in the Art Nouveau style.
  • Production techniques for art glass.
  • The popularity of the Art Nouveau style.
  • Color combinations typical of the Art Nouveau style.

The word “overtaken” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ____.

  • inclined
  • applied
  • surpassed
  • expressed
Paragraph 1 mentions that Art Nouveau glass was sometimes similar to which aspect of ancient buried glass?
  • The distortion of the glass.
  • The appearance of the glass surface.
  • The shapes of the glass objects.
  • The size of the glass objects.

Choose the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to indicate the underlined part in the following question.

When two people get married, it is with the assumption that their feelings for each other are immutable and will never alter.

  • everlasting
  • constantly
  • unchangeable
  • alterable

Choose the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to indicate the underlined part in the following question.

That the genetic differences make one race superior to another is nothing but a tall story.

  • exaggeration
  • cynical
  • untrue
  • unbelievable

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

It was a heartfelt apology.

  • loving
  • insincere
  • unhealthy
  • humorous

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

A trial must be fair and impartial.

  • hostile
  • biased
  • unprejudiced
  • apprehensive

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the given one.

We should have our school’s swimming pool cleaned before the summer begins because it is looking dirty.

  • We should clean our school’s swimming pool at the beginning of the summer because it is looking dirty.
  • Our school’s swimming pool should be cleaned regularly because of its dirtiness.
  • Due to the impurity of our school swimming pool, we should have someone clean it as.
  • We had better get our school swimming pool cleaned before the summer begins because of its dirtiness.

Choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the given one.

Due to the fact that the demand for tea was very high in the 19th century, its price was astronomical.

  • It was not until the 19th century that the demand for tea started to increase.
  • The demand for tea was so high in the 19th century that its price was enormous.
  • In the 19th century the price for tea didn't increase despite the demand.
  • It was its astronomical price which decreased the demand for tea in the 19th century.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

They were rich. They didn‘t have a happy family, though.

  • Although they were rich, but they didn‘t have a happy family.
  • Rich though they were, they didn‘t have a happy family.
  • They were rich although they didn‘t have a happy family.
  • However they were rich, they didn‘t have a happy family.