Đề thi thử tốt nghiệp THPT năm 2020 môn Tiếng Anh - Sở GD&ĐT Thái Bình

7/17/2020 10:06:00 PM
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • head
  • seat
  • meat
  • heat
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • learns
  • jumps
  • sends
  • calls
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • exploitation
  • education
  • environment
  • unemployment
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • culture
  • damage
  • beauty
  • reserve
We will invite all of our friends to come over for a house-warming party _____.
  • as soon as we have moved into the new house
  • until we moved into the new house
  • after we will move into the new house
  • when we moved into the new house
His health has improved a lot since he started _____ regular exercise.
  • getting
  • doing
  • making
  • putting
More and more plant and animal species are _____ danger of extinction.
  • in
  • at
  • about
  • under
On our trip to Spain, we crossed _____ Atlantic Ocean.
  • an
  • a
  • the
  • no article
Everyone else in the firm lost money during the coronavirus pandemic, but Bob came out smelling like a/an _____.
  • rose
  • jasmine
  • orchid
  • daisy
If computers become as smart as humans, _____ our jobs better than we can?
  • do they do
  • will they do
  • they will do
  • would they do

The situation of COVID-19 worldwide is still serious, _____?

  • is it
  • doesn't it
  • isn't it
  • is not it
We should participate in the movements _____ to conserve the environment.
  • organizing
  • are organized
  • organized
  • to organize
When Mary called me last night, I _____ my favorite show on television.
  • was watching
  • watched
  • would watch
  • watch
Never _____ until tomorrow what you can do today.
  • give up
  • keep off
  • go over
  • put off
It was such a _____ concert that even Son Tung MTP's fans couldn't believe it.
  • surprised
  • surprising
  • surprisingly
  • surprise
Guests are requested to state their _____ for smoking and non-smoking accommodation upon booking.
  • likeness
  • trend
  • care
  • preference
While countries are at different points in their COVID- 19 infection rates, worldwide there are currently more than 1.2 billion children in 186 countries affected by school closures _____ the pandemic.
  • because
  • due to
  • although
  • despite
The database could be used as a teaching _____ in colleges.
  • resource
  • origin
  • source
  • root
I'm sure you'll have no difficulty _____ the graduation exam.
  • passed
  • pass
  • to pass
  • passing

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

The repeated commercials on TV distract many viewers from watching their favorite films.

  • economics
  • businesses
  • contests
  • advertisements

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

I am now reconciled with two of my estranged siblings - not just my older brother, but my sister, whom I hadn't spoken to for 17 years.

  • harmonized
  • truthful
  • contactable
  • opposed

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

The captain ordered the soldiers to gather on the double even though they were sleeping.

  • slowly
  • immediately
  • intensively
  • willingly

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

Hoa is asking Hai, who is sitting in a corner of the room, seeming too shy.

- Hoa: "Why aren't you taking part in our activities? _____"

- Hai: "Yes, certainly."

  • Can I help you?
  • Could you please show me how to get the nearest post office?
  • Shall I take your hat off?
  • Can you help me with this decoration?

Sue and Mira are talking about the use of the mobile phone in class.

Sue: “Students should not be allowed to use a mobile phone in class.”

Mira: “_____. This will distract them from studying.”

  • Not really
  • No way! It’s useful
  • I’m of the opposite opinion
  • I quite agree

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

INTEGRATING PUBLIC AND ONLINE SPACES

COVID-19 has forced us into social distancing, isolation, and quarantine. These conditions are fostering  anxiety and loneliness in our cities. However, COVID-19 is an opportunity to build on  we know and to learn from this situation. It's possible to promote social and emotional well-being. Integrating public and online spaces is one of approaches for building better communities. Our new online communication skills can help us develop a better physical-digital interface for bringing people together. Video conferencing is flexible and can enable long-distance connections and "work from home" hubs. , social media platforms, such as Facebook, Meetup, WhatsApp or art-based apps like Somebody, are for organizing physical meetings. These can help with community volunteering, socializing, or simply sharing guerrilla-garden herbs for local cooking. A better physical-digital interface could help new jobs flourish in "interactive" creative industries that virtually connect  isolated individual. New art spaces could be established, putting connective digital infrastructure, such as audio-visual platforms, within physical spaces to help face-to-face and virtual audiences interact.

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

The benefits of music for academic learning are well documented, thanks to research following young people's progress as they learn an instrument. Evidence is also increasing that studying music leads to actual physical changes in one's brain development. Significantly, learning and playing music alter the amount of activity in certain regions of the brain, as well as the structure of specific areas.
One study at the University of Munster in Germany monitored the brain activity of two groups of people between 20 and 30 years of age. One group consisted of 20 musicians who had played music for at least 15 years. The other group consisted of 13 non-musicians. Each participant listened to a recording of piano music as the researchers watched their brain responses. While listening to the recording, the musicians showed 25% more activity in the area of the brain that processes auditory signals. Although the music was from a piano, the response level was higher for all musicians, whether they played the piano, violin, or another instrument.
 
A separate study at McMaster University in Canada followed the progress of 12 children for a year. Six of the children were taught music using the Suzuki method, a popular teaching method from Japan. The other six did not learn an instrument. Over the course of the study, the researchers took regular measurements of certain brain regions. They found that the music students had increased activity in the region of the brain responsible for focusing attention and making sense of different sounds.
The word "their" in the second paragraph refers to _____.
  • participants and researchers'
  • the other group's
  • one group's
  • two groups'
Which could be the best title of the passage?
  • How music benefits children.
  • The benefits of music.
  • Studies on music and our brain.
  • Effects of music on people's brain.
Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
  • In all German studies, brain activity was measured as people listened to music.
  • All participants in the study at Munster University were experienced in music.
  • Learning and playing music significantly alters the amount of activity in certain regions of the brain.
  • Only if the musicians play the piano will the brain process auditory signals.
According to the passage, physical changes in the brain development occurred _____.
  • only when participants listened to the music from a piano
  • while non-musicians were listening to a recording of any instruments
  • with a higher response level if musicians listened to the piano
  • with musicians who started to play music when they were 15 years old
The word "documented" in paragraph 1 mostly means _____.
  • made
  • recorded
  • understood
  • drawn

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

What if you were stuck in traffic and suddenly the lights changed and cars began moving while your own vehicle notified you of an available parking space nearby? You scan your phone, which contains both your license and ID, to the available parking space machine and you are just in time for work. You can also plug your electric car to recharge, free of charge! It's all possible and happening today and is just a small example of what can be achieved in a smart city. Urbanization is a trend with no end. It is estimated that up to 66% of all people will live in cities by 2050. At the forefront of potential problems that this may cause are environmental, social, and economic sustainability. The smart city is one solution.
 
A smart city is a framework that is mostly composed of communication technologies that allow an ecosystem of connected devices to improve our daily lives. These devices can be, for example, your car, phone, or home. Integrating these sorts of things with a city's infrastructure can lead to improved energy distribution and rubbish collection decreased traffic congestion and the seamless transfer of payments and data from something as small as your key fob or smart-phone.
 
Wireless connectivity is changing the way we see and control traditional elements in our daily city lives. Streetlights with sensors are able to detect available parking spaces and alert drivers where they cannot only park their cars but charge them as well. They can also turn themselves off, saving energy, and turn back on when it senses a car or person in close proximity. High-powered LEDs can alert commuters of traffic congestion and re-route them and, at the same time, provide severe weather warnings. Rubbish bins can send data to the waste management authorities, alerting them to pick up the bins when they are close to full, rather than the inefficient method of a weekly schedule, which may or may not be needed at all.
 
To manage the increased population of cities, there is a need to have more sustainable, environmentally, and economically friendly smarter cities and technologies. The above-mentioned are the few, with more applications and products to be showcased in the recent future.
The word "They" in paragraph 3 refers to _____.
  • streetlights
  • cars
  • sensors
  • devices
What is the best title of the passage?
  • Smart city and technology.
  • Saving energy with a smart city.
  • Advantages of a smart city.
  • Sustainability and the need of technology.
The word "notified" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • stated
  • announced
  • reported
  • informed

Smart city solution can't help to reduce _____.

  • traffic congestion
  • urbanization
  • inefficient methods of waste collection
  • vehicles' traveling time
Which of the following may not be possible in a smart city?
  • Phones are used for payments and transferring data.
  • Devices will be smarter and environmentally friendlier.
  • People communicate using wireless technologies.
  • We can park a car without locating a parking space.
We can infer from the passage that _____.
  • Devices must be integrated with the infrastructure of the smart city
  • Smart city will help to stop the growth in population
  • Everybody will drive electric cars only
  • Rubbish Gins can talk with humans
The word "framework" in paragraph 2 can be replaced by _____.
  • organization
  • form
  • scheme
  • foundation

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

In our modern times, formally educational people can acquire professional competence easily.

  • In
  • educational
  • acquire
  • easily

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Life is not easy for the people who is without jobs.

  • Life
  • easy
  • is
  • jobs

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Dams are used to control flooding, provide water for irrigation, and generating electricity for the surrounding area.

  • to control flooding
  • irrigation
  • generating
  • surrounding area

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

It is against the school rules to cheat on exams.

  • You must not cheat on exams because it is against the school rules.
  • You don't have to cheat on exams because it is against the school rules.
  • You needn't cheat on exams because it is against the school rules.
  • You oughtn't to cheat on exams because it is against the school rules.

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

"Would you like to come out to dinner with me tonight, Jenny?" Paul said.

  • Paul suggested that Jenny go out to dinner with him that night.
  • Paul offered Jenny to go out to dinner with him that night.
  • Paul invited Jenny to go out to dinner with him that night.
  • Paul insisted on Jenny going out to dinner with him that night.

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

In population, Los Angeles is not as big as New York.

  • New York is bigger than Los Angeles.
  • Los Angeles is more densely populated than New York.
  • New York is bigger than Los Angeles in population.
  • New York is not as crowded as Los Angeles.

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

You can stay in the flat for free. You pay the bills.

  • Whether you pay the bills or stay in the flat, it is free.
  • Unless the flat is free of bills, you cannot stay in it.
  • Without the bills paid, you can stay in the free flat.
  • Provided you pay the bills, you can stay in the flat for free.

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

It is only by listening to and understanding each other that problems between parents and teens can be solved.

  • Not until parents and teens listen to and understand each other problems between them can be solved.
  • Only if parents and teens listen to and understand each other can be solved problems between them.
  • Only by listening to and understanding each other can problems between parents and teens be solved.
  • It is only when parents and teens listen to and understand each other problems between them can be solved.