Đề thi thử tốt nghiệp THPT năm 2020 môn Anh - Trường THPT Lê Qúy Đôn - Sở GD&ĐT Quảng Trị (Mã 137)

8/3/2020 9:20:00 PM
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • folds
  • packs
  • keeps
  • lifts
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • late
  • stay
  • pace
  • bat
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • offer
  • promise
  • enter
  • compete
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • wonderful
  • important
  • confident
  • flexible
If I _____ on a desert island, I would turn it into a beautiful town.
  • live
  • will live
  • would live
  • lived
Their daughter hasn't phoned ever since she _____ to America.
  • goes
  • went
  • has gone
  • is going
I didn't tell you about the possibility of the trip because I didn't want to _____ your hopes.
  • boost
  • lift
  • raise
  • follow
I think scientists should not be allowed to perform _____ on animals. It's cruel.
  • experiences
  • duties
  • experiments
  • miracles
Tom's trying to persuade us to accept his own way of reasoning, but what we need is an independent opinion from someone who has no _____ to grind.
  • axe
  • hammer
  • tool
  • stone
_____ repeated assurances that the product is safe, many people have stopped buying it.
  • Because of
  • Because
  • Although
  • Despite
_____, leave it in the hospital for someone else to read.
  • When you have read the book
  • After you had read the book
  • Before you are reading the book
  • While you were reading the book
Many of the items such as rings, key chains, or souvenirs are made of unusual shells or unique stones illegally _____ from the protected areas.
  • is removed
  • removing
  • is removing
  • removed
You want to live in a clean and green place, _____?
  • aren't you
  • do you
  • don't you
  • are you
Workers are going _____ strike across the US to demand measures to protect their health during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • under
  • on
  • in
  • over

You can't expect _____ a foreign language in a few months.

  • learning
  • learn
  • to learn
  • learned
It is important you attend training regularly so as to _____ to the best of your ability.
  • compete
  • competition
  • competitive
  • competitively
The sun is shining and there aren't any clouds in _____ sky.
  • a
  • an
  • the
  • x (no article)
We arranged to meet Ann last night, but she didn't _____.
  • show off
  • turn up
  • run out
  • get by
There are a number of measures that should be _____ to protect endangered animals.
  • done
  • taken
  • made
  • brought

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

The question was discarded because it was ambiguous.

  • incorrect
  • vague
  • biased
  • dull

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

The people interviewed for the survey were randomly selected.

  • carefully
  • carelessly
  • indiscriminately
  • innocently

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

His policies were beneficial to the economy as a whole.

  • harmless
  • crude
  • thoughtful
  • detrimental

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

It's not a pleasant feeling to discover you've been taken for a ride by a close friend.

  • driven away
  • deceived deliberately
  • given a lift
  • treated with sincerity

Harry is talking to a shopkeeper.

Harry: "I'll take these grapes, please."

Shopkeeper: "_____"

  • Can I help you?
  • Would you like a bag?
  • They're over there.
  • We can't decide.

Laura and Helen are talking about Bob, their schoolmate.

Laura: "I think Bob is a good leader."

Helen: "_____. His team always wins."

  • You can say that again
  • I could agree more
  • You must be kidding
  • I totally disagree

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

Homework: how useful is it?

Homework is an part of school life in most countries around the world. , there is still considerable debate among teachers about whether homework has a significant educational value. On the one side are those who claim that it takes too much time away from more useful activities. On the other are those who see homework as enforcing school lessons so that concept will not be forgotten. is often neglected in this debate is the role of parental involvement and whether or not the child's home provides support for effective homework. Parents in low-income families often do not have the time to make homework a priority or are not able to afford a compute or additional books. Whatever money they have goes on the basic necessities of life-accommodation, food, clothing, and heating. However, the  that only middle-class parents support their children's education is quite obviously wrong. Not all well-to-do parents give the support they should, and some parents living in the most impoverished circumstances imaginable find the time and energy to involve themselves in their children's homework.

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

Many people feel a mid-afternoon slump in mood and alertness. Many people believe that this slump is caused by eating a heavy lunch, or by getting a poor night's sleep the night before. In fact, this slump occurs naturally because humans were meant to have a mid-afternoon nap.
 
Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, and Bill Clinton are all famous fans of napping - and with good reason. Various evidence, including the universal tendency of toddlers and the elderly to nap in the afternoon, and the afternoon nap of siesta cultures, have led many scientists to the same conclusion: nature tells us to take a nap in the middle of the day. Short periods of sleep have been shown to improve alertness, memory and motor skills, decision-making, and mood - all while cutting down on stress, carelessness, and even heart disease.
 
Our biological urge to sleep in the middle of the afternoon coincides with a slight drop in body temperature. This drop occurs whether we have lunch or not. A midday nap is a part of the daily routine of many cultures, especially those near the equator. This all seems to suggest that napping may have been part of an ancient biological signal to get us out of the hot midday sun.
 
Whatever the reason, if you have an opportunity for an afternoon nap, take one. Studies show that 20 minutes of sleep in the afternoon provides more rest than getting 20 minutes more sleep in the morning. A 20-minute power nap provides the energy for a fresh burst of new ideas and energy. Naps seem to eliminate the need for more caffeine during the workday and this lowers stress.
 
The do's and don'ts of napping
The early afternoon seems to be the best time to nap - approximately eight hours after you have woken up in the morning. Twenty to thirty minutes is all you need to get the full rewards of a midday nap. There is no proof that sleeping longer than this is any better; in fact, the opposite may be true.
 
In the dark, our brains produce more of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, so close the blinds, turn off the lights, and consider using a sleeping mask. Keep the temperature on the warmer side. Don't forget to turn off your cell phone. And avoid caffeine for a few hours before a nap. Give it a try for yourself, and see if you aren't amazed at the results!
The reading is primarily about _____.
  • why our bodies get tired in the afternoon
  • how much sleep is ideal for people
  • why afternoon naps are good for us
  • which famous people are known for napping
All of the following are mentioned as things that are improved by napping except _____.
  • alertness
  • decision-making
  • food digestion
  • memory
In paragraph 3, the word "coincides" is closest in meaning to _____.
  • occurs before
  • is accidental
  • is unnoticeable
  • happens together
The word "this" in paragraph 5 mostly means _____.
  • twenty to thirty minutes
  • sleeping longer
  • approximately eight hours
  • a midday nap
In order to get a good nap, you should do all of the following EXCEPT _____.
  • turn off your cell phone
  • make the room dark
  • make sure the room isn't too warm
  • avoid caffeine before sleeping

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

In past centuries, Native Americans living in the arid areas of what is now the southwestern United States relies on a variety of strategies to ensure the success of their agriculture. First and foremost, water was the critical factor. The soil was rich because there was little rain to leach out the minerals, but the low precipitation caused its own problems. Long periods of drought could have made agriculture impossible; on the other hand, a sudden flood could just as easily have destroyed a crop.
 
Several techniques were developed to solve the water problem. The simplest way to plant crops in the floodplains and wait for the annual floods to water the young crops. A less dangerous technique was to build dikes or dams to control the flooding. These dikes both protected the plants against excessive flooding and prevented the water from escaping too quickly once it had arrived. The Hopi people designed their fields in a checkerboard pattern, with many small dikes, each enclosing only one or two stalks of maize (corn), while other groups built a series of dams to control the floods. A third technique was to dig irrigation ditches to bring water from rivers. Water was sometimes carried to the fields in jars, particularly if the season was dry.
Some crops were planted where they could be watered directly by the runoff from cliff walls.
 
Another strategy Native Americans used to ensure a continuous food supply was to plant their crops in more than one place, hoping that if one crop failed, another would survive. However, since the soil was rich and not easily exhausted, the same patch of ground could be cultivated year after year, whereas in the woodlands of the eastern United States it was necessary to abandon a plot of ground after a few years of farming. In the Southwest, often two successive crops were planted each year.
 
It was a common southwestern practice to grow enough food so that some could be dried and stored for emergency supplies ran low, the people turned to the local wild plants. If these failed, they moved up into the mountains to gather the wild plants that might have survived in the cooler atmosphere.
What does the passage mainly discuss?
  • Agricultural methods of Native Americans
  • Irrigation techniques used by the Hopi
  • Soil quality in the American Southwest
  • Native Americans methods of storing emergency food supplies
Planting in the floodplains was not ideal because _____.
  • the amount of water could not be controlled
  • the crops could be eaten by wild animals
  • the floodplains were too remote to be cultivated frequently
  • corn grows better at high elevations

The word "enclosing' in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _____.

  • defending
  • measuring
  • surrounding
  • extending
The word "they" in paragraph 2 refers to _____.
  • fields
  • jars
  • crops
  • walls
Why did farmers in the Southwest plant crops in several places at the same time?
  • They moved frequently from one place to another.
  • They feared that one of the crops might fail.
  • The size of each field was quite limited.
  • They wanted to avoid overusing the soil.
The word "patch" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • type
  • level
  • group
  • piece
Why did farmers in the eastern woodlands periodically abandon their fields?
  • Seasonal flooding made agriculture impossible.
  • They experience water shortages.
  • They wanted a longer growing season.
  • The minerals in the soil were exhausted.

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Each of the nurses report to the operating room when his or her name is called.

  • of the
  • report
  • his or her
  • is called

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Your secretarial duties include making business arrangements, correspond with potential clients and filing documents.

  • secretarial
  • making
  • correspond
  • clients

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

The tongue is the principle organ of taste, and is crucial for chewing, swallowing, and speaking.

  • principle
  • of taste
  • is
  • swallowing

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

Thomas is more reliable than his roommate.

  • Thomas is not as reliable as his roommate is.
  • Thomas is less reliable than his roommate is.
  • Thomas' roommate is more reliable than him.
  • Thomas' roommate is not as reliable as him.

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

"You have to get all the letters sent off by tomorrow," said Jake to his secretary.

  • Jake told his secretary that she had to get all the letters sent off by the next day.
  • Jake said to his secretary that she would get all the letters sent off by the following day.
  • Jake told his secretary that she should send off all the letters by tomorrow.
  • Jake said to his secretary that she had sent off all the letters by the day after.

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

There's no way that boy is Simon because he's much taller!

  • That boy must be Simon because he's much taller!
  • That boy may not be Simon because he's much taller!
  • That boy could be Simon because he's much taller!
  • The boy can't be Simon because he's much taller!

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

I invited Ann to the party, but she couldn't come. She'd arranged to do something else.

  • I invited Ann to the party in case she'd arranged to do something else.
  • If Ann hadn't arranged to do something else, she would come to my party as invited.
  • Ann would have come to my party provided she'd arranged to do something else.
  • Without having arranged to do something else, Ann would have come to my party as invited.

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

He was very surprised to be addressed by the Queen. He didn't answer at once.

  • So surprised was he to be addressed by the Queen that he didn't answer at once.
  • Only when he was addressed by the Queen could he answer the surprising questions at once.
  • Not until he was so surprised to answer did the Queen address him.
  • But for such a nice surprise, he would have been addressed by the Queen.