Đề thi thử THPT 2020 môn Anh - TRƯỜNG THPT Kim Liên Lần 2 (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

6/16/2020 9:45:00 PM

Adela and Phuong are talking about her new friend.

- Adela: "_____?"

- Phuong: "He's tall and thin with blue eyes."

  • What does he look like
  • What is he like
  • How does he look like
  • How is he like

Fiana and Fallon are talking about the weather.

- Fiana: "Isn't it going to rain tonight?"

- Fallon: "_____."

  • Yes, it isn't.
  • I hope not
  • I don't hope so
  • No, it is

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

We should husband our resources to make sure we can make it through these hard times.

  • spend
  • manage
  • use up
  • marry

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

Nowadays female engineers are not too thick on the ground.

  • rare
  • efficient
  • overweight
  • enormous

When I told my family I wanted to be a professional musician, I faced a _____ of criticism from my parents, who strongly disapproved of the idea.

  • barrage
  • barricade
  • blast
  • attack

Mrs. Townsend was left _____ all the arrangements for the outing by herself.

  • to make
  • making
  • having made
  • to making

"If I _____ and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes." - Albert Einstein.

  • have an hour to solve a problem
  • had an hour solving a problem
  • had had an hour to solve a problem
  • had an hour to solve a problem

I'm sorry but I assure you that I had no intention _____ offending you.

  • in
  • of
  • to
  • for

We truly respected our father and always _____ by his rule.

  • submitted
  • obeyed
  • complied
  • abode

The wine had made him a little _____ and couldn't control his movement.

  • narrow-minded
  • light-headed
  • light-footed
  • light-hearted

She worked here for a while then _____ afternoon she just quit and left.

  • an
  • one
  • the
  • x (no article)

Do you know the woman who is wearing a _____?

  • Swiss gold watch old valuable
  • valuable old Swiss gold watch
  • old gold watch Swiss valuable
  • old Swiss gold valuable watch

I don't think that everyone likes the way he makes fun, _____?

  • don't I
  • do I
  • don't they
  • do they

_____ our children may be, we cannot go picnic in this weather.

  • Though excited
  • Excited as
  • Because of excitement
  • Exciting

The party leader travelled the length and _____ of the country in an attempt to spread his message.

  • width
  • distance
  • diameter
  • breadth

I fell over when I was riding and my sister had to _____ a doctor.

  • call on
  • bring
  • take
  • fetch

_____ over long distances is a fact that everyone knows.

  • That electricity transmitting
  • That electricity can be transmitted
  • That electricity
  • That can be transmitted

Once _____ in the UK, the book will definitely win a number of awards in regional book fairs.

  • is published
  • having published
  • published
  • publishing

No matter how busy I may be, I shall be there tonight come what _____.

  • may
  • might
  • can
  • could

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

What most prevents women from reaching the boardroom, say bosses and headhunters, is lack of hands-on experience of a firm's core business.

  • significant
  • practical
  • available
  • tested

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

The conference was held with a view to laying down rules for the treatment and protection of the wounded and the disaster-stricken.

  • establishing
  • putting down
  • cancelling
  • putting aside
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • lifelong
  • workout
  • upgrade
  • darkroom

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

  • introduce
  • entertain
  • successful
  • millionaire
Choose the underlined sound that is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • laughs

  • bags

  • slopes

  • presidents

Choose the underlined sound that is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • talked

  • naked

  • liked

  • asked

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Foreign students who are doing a decision about which school to attend may not know exactly where the choices are located.

  • doing
  • about which
  • to attend
  • the choices

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

It is a good idea to be careful in buying or purchasing magazines from salespersons who may come to your door.

  • It is
  • to be
  • or purchasing
  • from salespersons

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

The Netherlands, with much of its land lying lower than sea level, have a system of dikes and canals for controlling water.

  • much
  • lying
  • have
  • controlling

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

For a cold, doctors often recommend that you rest and drink lots of fluids.

  • Doctors would rather give advice about cold than about fluids.
  • Rest and liquids are frequently advised for treatment of colds.
  • The doctors recommend that you have a cold soft drink.
  • You were told to come out of the cold and rest.

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

"Your application must be submitted before the end of the month," said the secretary to applicants.

  • The secretary told the applicants not to submit their application before the end of the month.
  • The secretary said that the application had to be submitted before the end of the month.
  • The secretary asked that the applicants submit their application before the end of the month.
  • The secretary reminded the applicants to submit their applications before the end of the month.

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

If I had known about their wedding plan earlier, I would have been able to make time to attend the reception party.

  • I knew their wedding would be planned earlier so I made some time to attend the reception party.
  • I wish I had known their wedding plan sooner so that I could arrange time to attend the reception party.
  • I don't know their wedding plan earlier so I can't make time to attend the reception party.
  • When I knew their wedding party, it was too late to attend the reception party.

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

What do you do well? What do you enjoy doing? Your answers to these two questions will help you identify your . An employer will consider you for a position when you can show them that you know who you are, what you can offer and what you have studied. Sometimes it is difficult to know what your weaknesses are. Clearly not everyone is equally good at everything. You may need to improve yourself and so courses in that field may turn a weakness into strength. You will need to spend some time on your self-assessment. Your honesty and desire for self-improvement will lead to success in getting the right job. Explore the following seven areas to start to get to know yourself: your attitude, your skills, your personality, the level of responsibility you feel comfortable with, your interests and your needs. Ask yourself if you have any talents and if you need to consider your physical health when choosing a job. Be as honest and realistic as you can, and ask for other people's if necessary.

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

It’s not fair to put all the blame on him. He's not the only one at fault.

  • He doesn't deserve to be blamed for everything as there were others involved.
  • He deserved to be punished, but the others don't.
  • It wouldn't be right to punish those who, like him, were not involved.
  • Only the one who was involved should be punished.

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

Colour is an important facet of nature. It influences the life of almost every creature.

  • Influencing the life of almost every creature in nature, colour is important.
  • Colour influencing the life of almost every creature being an important facet of nature.
  • Colour, which is an important facet of nature, influencing the life of almost every creature.
  • Colour, which is an important facet of nature, influences the life of almost every creature.

Read and choose the correct answer for each question.

Very few people, groups, or governments oppose globalization in its entirety. Instead, critics of globalization believe aspects of the way globalization operates should be changed. The debate over globalization is about what the best rules are for governing the global economy so that its advantages can grow while its problems can be solved.
On one side of this debate are those who stress the benefits of removing barriers to international trade and investment, allowing capital to be allocated more efficiently and giving consumers greater freedom of choice. With free-market globalization, investment funds can move unimpeded from the rich countries to the developing countries. Consumers can benefit from cheaper products because reduced taxes make goods produced at low cost from faraway places cheaper to buy. Producers of goods gain by selling to a wider market. More competition keeps sellers on their toes and allows ideas and new technology to spread and benefit others.
On the other side of the debate are critics who see neo-liberal policies as producing greater poverty, inequality, social conflict, cultural destruction, and environmental damage. They say that the most developed nations - the United States, Germany, and Japan - succeeded not because of free trade but because of protectionism and subsidies. They argue that the more recently successful economies of South Korea, Taiwan, and China all had strong state-led development strategies that did not follow neo-liberalism. These critics think that government encouragement of "infant industries" - that is, industries that are just beginning to develop - enables a country to become internationally competitive.
Furthermore, those who criticize the Washington Consensus suggest that the inflow and outflow of money from speculative investors must be limited to prevent bubbles. These bubbles are characterized by the rapid inflow of foreign funds that bid up domestic stock markets and property values. When the economy cannot sustain such expectation, the bubbles burst as investors panic and pull their money out of the country.
Protests by what is called the anti-globalization movement are seldom directed against globalization itself but rather against abuses that harm the rights of workers and the environment. The question raised by nongovernmental organizations and protesters at WTO and IMF gatherings is whether globalization will result in a rise of living standards or a race to the bottom as competition takes the form of lowering living standards and undermining environmental regulations.
One of the key problems of the 21st century will be determining to what extent markets should be regulated to promote fair competition, honest dealing, and fair distribution of public goods on a global scale.

Supporters of free-market globalization point out that _____.

  • investment will be allocated only to rich countries
  • taxes that are paid on goods will be increased
  • there will be less competition among producers
  • consumers can benefit from cheaper products

The word "allocated" in the passage mostly means_____.

  • solved
  • removed
  • offered
  • distributed

The phrase "keeps sellers on their toes" in the passage mostly means _____.

  • prevents sellers from selling new products
  • forces sellers to go bare-footed
  • makes sellers responsive to any changes
  • allows sellers to stand on their own feet

According to critics of globalization, several developed countries have become rich because of _____.

  • their help to developing countries
  • their neo-liberal policies
  • their protectionism and subsidies
  • their prevention of bubbles

The debate over globalization is about how _____.

  • to spread ideas and strategies for globalization
  • to govern the global economy for
  • to use neo-liberal policies for the benefit of the rich countries
  • to terminate globalization in its entirety

Read and choose the correct answer for each question.

It takes a long time to raise a family of owlets, so the great homed owl begins early in the year. In January and February, or as late as March in the North, the male calls to the female with a resonant hoot. The female is larger than the male. She sometimes reaches a body length of twenty-two to twenty-four inches, with a wingspread up to fifty inches. To impress her, the male does a strange courtship dance. He bobs. He bows. He ruffles his feathers and hops around with an important air. He flutters from limb to limb and makes flying sorties into the air. Sometimes he returns with an offering of food. They share the repast, after which she joins the dance, hopping and bobbing about as though keeping time to the beat of an inner drum.

Owls are poor home builders. They prefer to nest in a large hollow in a tree or even to occupy the deserted nest of a hawk or crow. These structures are large and rough, built of sticks and bark and lined with leaves and feathers. Sometimes owls nest on a rocky ledge, or even on the bare ground, even to occupy the deserted nest of a hawk or crow. These structures are large and rough, built of sticks and bark and lined with leaves and feathers. Sometimes owls nest on a rocky ledge, or even on the bare ground. The mother lays two or three round, dull white eggs. Then she stoically settles herself on the nest and spreads her feather skirts about her to protect her precious charges from snow and cold. It is five weeks before the first downy white owlet pecks its way out of the shell. As the young birds feather out, they look like wise old men with their wide eyes and quizzical expressions. They clamor for food and keep the parents busy supplying mice, squirrels, rabbits, crayfish, and beetles. Later in the season baby crows are taken. Migrating songstress, waterfowl, and game birds all fall prey to the hungry family.

It is nearly ten weeks before fledglings leave the nest to search for their own food. The parent birds weary of family life by November and drive the young owls away to establish hunting ranges of their own.

What is the topic of this passage?
  • Mating rituals of great homed owls
  • Raising a family of great homed owls
  • Habits of young great homed owls
  • Nest building of great homed owls
The phrase "a resonant hoot" is closest in meaning to _____.
  • a sound
  • an offering of food
  • an instrument
  • a movement
It can be inferred from the passage that the courtship of great homed owls ______.
  • happens in the fall
  • takes place on the ground
  • involves the male alone
  • is an active process
According to the passage, great homed owls _____.
  • may inhabit a previously used nest
  • are discriminate nest builders
  • need big nests for their numerous eggs
  • build nests on tree limbs
According to the passage, which of the following is the mother owl's job?
  • To build the nest
  • To initiate the courtship ritual
  • To sit on the nest
  • To feed the young
The phrase "precious charges" refers to_____.
  • the hawks and crows
  • other nesting owls
  • the nest
  • the eggs
According to the passage, young owlets eat everything EXCEPT _____.
  • insects
  • other small birds
  • small mammals
  • nuts and seeds