Đề ôn thi tốt nghiệp THPT số 1

4/7/2020 9:24:00 PM

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

  • cities
  • workers
  • series
  • satellites

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

  • rugby

  • nearby

  • cycling

  • apply

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

  • describe
  • behave
  • provide
  • damage

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

  • politics
  • advantage
  • predator
  • energy

She never let you cook the meals, ______?

  • didn’t she
  • doesn’t she
  • did she
  • was she

He promised ______ his daughter a new bicycle as a birthday present.

  • buy
  • buying
  • to buying
  • to buy

I have played the guitar ever since I _______ a teenager.

  • is
  • was
  • be
  • have been

If you did more exercise, your muscles _____ stronger.

  • will be
  • would be
  • can be
  • should be

Watching TV all day is a bad habit _____ we get no exercise and we often eat unhealthy snacks when watching TV as well.

  • but
  • though
  • because
  • therefore

_____, I can't really tell you why he would say such terrible things.

  • So as not to speak to him
  • Because of not speaking to him
  • When he wasn't speaking to me
  • Since I haven't spoken to him

The two business partners failed to agree ______ some points of the contract, so they arranged to meet up another day, after considering their own company's interest.

  • with
  • at
  • on
  • for

In 1959 the political philosopher Hannah Arendt became the first woman ______ a full professor at Princeton University.

  • to appoint
  • who be appointed as
  • to be appointed
  • was appointed

Facebook was built on the _____ of earlier social network sites like MySpace and Bebo.

  • succeed
  • successful
  • successfully
  • success

After ______ everything over, she decided not to leave for London that day.

  • considering
  • wondering
  • thinking
  • calling

After seeing my medical record, the doctor advised me to have an operation without ______.

  • postponement
  • setback
  • interruption
  • delay

"Frankly, I couldn't care less!", he said with a ______ of his shoulders.

  • twitch
  • flick
  • hunch
  • shrug

A whistle is the _____ for the football players to begin the match.

  • communication
  • instance
  • attention
  • signal

I’m sure that your bank manager will lend you a ______ ear when you explain the situation to him.

  • merciful
  • sympathetic
  • pitiful
  • compassionate

Choose the word that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part.

He insisted on listening to the entire story.

  • part
  • funny
  • whole
  • interesting

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

There is an increase in the prevalence of electronic books as more people are turning to digitalised reading materials.

  • scarcity
  • deficiency
  • popularity
  • intensity

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

Harry claims Mr. Mahoney is a reliable character, but I’m rather doubt about it.

  • suspect
  • respect
  • believe
  • confuse

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

Rachel thought she was going to become an old maid, but her mother assured her she would find the right person and get married all in good time.

  • eventually
  • immediately
  • finally
  • inattentively

- A: “How lovely your pets are!"

- B: “ ______.”

  • Thank you, it's nice of you to say so
  • Really? They are
  • Can you say that again
  • I love them, too

- A: “I hope that in the near future, teenagers will participate in important decisions concerning their lives.”

- B: "_______ At least they will decide who they want to be."

  • I disagree.
  • I totally agree with you.
  • Not at all.
  • I'm not sure.

If you can roll a ball, you can play bowls. Everyone can play: young and old, men and women, the fit and the not so fit. It is the outdoor game that really is a sport for all. What other sports can grandparents play on equal terms with their grandchildren? What other game is so simple that you could take up it today and be in the national championship tomorrow? 

Simple? Perhaps that is not the right word. There are bowls players in their thousands who will tell you that, bowls is a game that anyone can pick up in five minutes, it takes a lifetime to master it. They are the people who have developed a passionate interest in the game. However, for outsiders, bowls is another word, and a strange and puzzling one. They see a bowl game in action and wonder what is going on. 

What the players are trying to do is easy to explain. Their aim is to roll their bowls, called wood, as near as possible the little white ball, called the jack. If one of your bowls finishes nearer to the jack than your opponent's, you score one point and he or she scores nothing. If you have the two nearest, you score two, and so on. The skill involved in rolling a bowl weighs around 2 kilos across about 40 meters so that it stops only a very short distance from the target is just as impressive as the skills required in other sports. 

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

When people plan to marry, they expect to find in their partner not only a lover but a friend also. They find a person with whom they can share their opinions, their emotions, thoughts and fears. In marriage, we are looking for a partner who will be able to understand our values, our likes, and dislikes. 

If a man and a woman are born and raised in the same country, most likely they are familiar with the same songs, movies, jokes, books, and life in general. They basically have the same roots. In the case of a western man and foreign woman family, everything is more complicated and requires much more patience and understanding from both spouses. On the one hand, each of the partners has an opportunity to learn a great deal about the other's country, culture, traditions, and lifestyles which can be very interesting. On the other hand, it can be very disappointing if there is an inability to understand your partner's excitement and frustrations. For example, you are watching the television and suddenly you see a famous actor or singer, or other types of an artist whose name you have grown up with. Maybe this artist was an idol for your parents and the music of this artist was often played in your house when you were a child. Unfortunately, you realize that your wife is unable to understand your feelings because she has no idea who this artist is. Her eyes are absolutely empty because she has never even heard the song before. You feel rather disappointed! Remember that your wife has the same situation as you. You do not know her country's songs, her country's famous actors, her books. She has her own memories and in actuality, for her, everything is much more difficult than it is for you. At least, you live in your own country where everybody can understand you. She lives in completely strange surroundings, where she has nobody to share her feelings with, except you. 

Do some research and learn about your wife's country, culture, and lifestyles. Talk with her, ask her questions, get to know what songs she likes, what movies and books are of interest to her. The Internet will give you a great opportunity to find anything! Tell her about your country's culture, let her listen to the music that you like, rent a movie for her that left you with a great impression. Let her understand you better through the things that you like.Patience and time will help you to fight cultural differences. 

A spouse should ________.
  • not interfere with what the partner's likes and dislikes
  • not share the feelings with the partner
  • let the partner to do everything alone
  • be not only a lover but also a friend
According to the passage, ________.
  • Spouses who are from different cultures can never share anything together.
  • Spouses who have the same nationality need more patience and understanding in their marriage than those who are from different cultures.
  • Spouses who have the same roots go not share anything together.
  • Spouses who are from different cultures need more patience and understanding in their marriage than those who have the same roots.
If there is the inability to understand a spouse's excitements and frustrations the marriage, he or she may feel ________.
  • faithful
  • disappointed
  • happy
  • hopeless
To overcome cultural differences in marriage needs ________.
  • books and the Internet
  • patience and time
  • movies and music
  • time and money
The passage is ________.
  • convincing
  • advisory
  • apologetic
  • critical

Read the following passage and answer the questions.

There have been many famous detectives in literature. But one of the first -and certainly the most famous - is Sherlock Holmes. Holmes was created by the British writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late nineteenth century.

Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in the work A Study in Scarlet, which was published in 1887. Holmes instantly became a popular literary figure with the general populace, who demanded that Doyle write more stories involving him. Doyle complied and eventually wound up writing fifty-six short stories and four novels that featured Holmes. While he took a break of several years from creating stories about Holmes, Doyle continued to write Holmes stories until 1927. Among the most famous of all the works featuring Holmes are The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Blue Carbuncle, and A Scandal in Bohemia.

One of the reasons that Sherlock Holmes was so popular concerns the method he employs to solve his cases: logic. Together with his partner, Dr. Watson, Holmes uses his powers of observation to detect clues that can help him solve the cases he accepts. Holmes has an incredibly sharp mind that enables him to determine who the guilty party is or what the problem is. Holmes also is a master of disguise, which he proves many times, and he is skilled at boxing as well as sword fighting.

While Holmes often solves cases that are unrelated to one another, he has a nemesis with whom he comes into both direct and indirect conflict in several stories. That person is Professor Moriarty, the leader of a crime ring In London. In one of the stories, The Final Problem, Holmes and Moriarty fight one another and fall to their deaths by plunging down a steep cliff near a waterfall. When he wrote that story, Doyle had tired of Holmes and wanted to kill off the character. He then refrained from writing about Holmes for many years, but public demand for more stories induced him to bring Holmes back from the dead and to continue writing detective stories.

 What is the best title for the passage?

  • A brief biography of Sherlock Holmes
  • Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The creator of Sherlock Holmes
  • The most famous detectives in the world

 What does the author say about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

  • He considered becoming a detective in his youth
  • He was a bestselling author during his life
  • He created more detective stories than any other writer
  • He wrote stories about Sherlock Holmes for decades

 Why does the author mention The Hound of the Baskervilles?

  • It was the first novel he wrote involving Sherlock Holmes
  • The story is one that involves Professor Moriarty
  • It is the title of one of his well-known Sherlock Holmes stories
  • Dr. Watson makes his first appearance in that work

 According to the passage, which is true about Sherlock Holmes?

  • He was fluent in sevaral foreign languages.
  • He often resorted to fighting during his investigations.
  • He relied upon logic to solve various mysteries.
  • He encouraged Dr. Watson to become more observant.

 In paragraph 4, the word nemesis is closest in meaning to _______.

  • competitor
  • peer
  • partner
  • rival

 In paragraph 4, the phrase refrained from is closest in meaning to _______. 

  • stopped
  • resumed
  • postponed
  • continued

 What does the author imply about Professor Moriarty?

  • There is an unknown reason why he engaged in a life of crime.
  • He fails to encounter Holmes in some stories he is involved in.
  • Critics consider him to be the greatest literary villain in history.
  • Sherlock Holmes and he are related to one another.

 Why did Doyle kill Sherlock Holmes in one of his stories?

  • It was too difficult for him to come up with new story lines.
  • His fans demanded that Holmes be killed off.
  • He had no desire to write about Holmes anymore.
  • Killing Holmes would help Doyle increase his sales.

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

The major goals of primary education is to achieve basic literacy and numeracy among all students.

  • The major goals
  • to achieve
  • and
  • among all students

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Some of the jobs described in the job interview were writing essays, correcting papers and reports typing.

  • described
  • were
  • essays
  • reports

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Electric domestic heating systems are uneconomic to use.

  • Electric
  • heating
  • are
  • uneconomic

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

My new school is a little further than my old one.

  • My new school is not as far as my old one.
  • My old school is not as far as my new one.
  • My old school is a little further than my new one.
  • My new school is near my old one.

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

“I will pay back the money, Gloria.” said Ivan.

  • Ivan apologized to Gloria for borrowing her money.
  • Ivan offered to pay Gloria the money back.
  • Ivan promised to pay back Gloria’s money.
  • Ivan suggested paying back the money to Gloria.

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

You are not allowed to wear casual clothes to school.

  • You may wear casual clothes to school if we like.
  • You should wear casual clothes to school.
  • You needn't wear casual clothes to school.
  • You mustn't wear casual clothes to school.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Not many students get high scores today. The tests are too hard.

  • If the tests today were easy, more students would get high scores.
  • Not all students would get high scores with such easy tests.
  • Unless the tests were easy, no students could get high scores.
  • The test is difficult, but all students will get high scores.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Sports clear my mind. They also help me maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Not only do sports clear my mind, but they also help me maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Neither do sports clear my mind nor help me maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Sports clear my mind so that I can maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • All those sports can do is to clear my mind instead of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.