Đề thi thử THPT năm 2020 môn Anh - Trường Chuyên Thái Bình (Lần 4)

8/1/2020 4:25:00 PM
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • aches
  • flowers
  • hopes
  • coughs
Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.
  • ancient
  • animal
  • applicant
  • annual
_____, he could not lift the trap door.
  • As he was strong
  • Strong as was he
  • As strong he was
  • Strong as he was
She has bought a _____.
  • round big wooden yellow table
  • big round yellow wooden table
  • big round wooden yellow table
  • big yellow round wooden table
Governments all over the world are _____ measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
  • stepping up
  • accounting for
  • getting on
  • taking in
These potatoes are sold _____.
  • by kilo
  • by the kilo
  • for the kilo
  • for kilo
Due to ever more spreading poaching, there _____ a dramatic decline in the number of elephants over the last decade.
  • has been
  • is
  • was
  • had been
_____ make a good impression on her.
  • Only by doing so can I
  • Only so doing can I
  • Only by so doing I can
  • Only by doing so I can
It is estimated that more than 371,000 people all over the world have died _____ Covid-19 so far.
  • for
  • by
  • from
  • in

Choose the best answer.

My mother had to work 12 hours a day in a factory just to______.

  • make ends meet
  • call it a day
  • tighten the belt
  • break the ice
As a(n) _____ girl, she found it difficult to socialize with other students in the class.
  • reserved
  • industrious
  • ashamed
  • dynamic
The bad weather caused serious damage to the crop. If only it _____ warmer.
  • has been
  • had been
  • was
  • were
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase around the globe, celebrities are using their platforms to encourage people to _____ social distancing in an effort to curb the spread of the disease.
  • practice
  • compete
  • confirm
  • comply
The restaurants on the island are expensive, so it's worth _____ a packed lunch.
  • taken
  • taking
  • to take
  • take
It is the recommendation of many psychologists _____ to associate words and remember names.
  • mental images are used
  • that a learner use mental images
  • that a learner uses mental images
  • that a learner must use mental images
Chicken eggs will not hatch _____ they are kept at the proper temperature.
  • because
  • unless
  • even though
  • only if
When my aunt _____ into the airport tomorrow, I’ll be at work, so I can't pick her up.
  • will get
  • got
  • will have gotten
  • gets
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • honest
  • mature
  • happy
  • careful
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • activate
  • establish
  • remember
  • contribute

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

Some people fear racism will never completely disappear from the face of the earth.

  • competition
  • immigration
  • witchcraft
  • prejudice

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

Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

  • fatal
  • contagious
  • severe
  • deadly

Mary: "Thanks a lot for your help.”

John: "_____."

  • My happiness
  • My pleasure
  • My excitement
  • My delight

Tom: "When are we leaving for the concert?"

Kyle: “_____."

  • Straight away
  • That's right
  • No problem
  • Certainly

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

A pioneering set of experiments has been important in the revolution in our understanding of animal behavior - a revolution that eroded the behaviorist dogma that only humans have minds. These experiments were designed to detect consciousness - that is signs of self-awareness or self-recognition - in animals other than humans.

The scientific investigation of experience as private as consciousness is frustratingly beyond the usual tools of the experimental psychologist. This may be one reason that many researchers have shied away from the notion of mind and consciousness in nonhuman animals. In the late 1960s, however, psychologist Gordon Gallup devised a test of the sense of self: the mirror test. If an animal were able to recognize its reflection in a mirror as "self", then it could be said to possess an awareness of self, or consciousness. It is known that a cat or a dog reacts to its own image in a mirror, but often it treats it as that of another individual whose behavior very soon becomes puzzling and boring.

The experiment called for familiarizing the animal with the mirror and then marking the animal's forehead with a red spot. If the animal saw the reflection as just another individual, it might wonder about the curious red spot and might even touch the mirror. But if the animal realized that the reflection was of itself, it would probably touch the spot on its own body. The first time Gallup tried the experiment with a chimpanzee, the animal acted as if it knew that the reflection was its own; it touched the red spot on its forehead. Gallup's report of the experiment, published in a 1970 article, was a milestone in our understanding of animal minds, and psychologists wondered how widespread self-recognition would prove to be.

The word "dogma" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • evaluation
  • proof
  • intention
  • belief

Which of the following statements best describes the behaviorist's position with regard to consciousness in nonhuman animals?

  • Most nonhuman animals show signs of self-consciousness.
  • Most nonhuman animals can be taught self-consciousness.
  • Chimpanzees are the only nonhuman animals that have a human level of self-consciousness.
  • Nonhuman animals do not possess self-consciousness.
The phrase "shied away from” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • approached
  • avoided
  • respected
  • allowed
What does the author mean when stating in paragraph 3 that "The experiment called for familiarizing the animal with the mirror"?
  • The experiment required the use of a chimpanzee that had not participated in previous mirror tests.
  • Gallup had to allow the chimpanzee to become accustomed to the mirror before he began the experiment.
  • Gallup had to teach the chimpanzee to recognize its reflection in the mirror.
  • The chimpanzee had to first watch the experiment being conducted with another chimpanzee.
The chimpanzee in Gallup's first experiment responded to the mirror test by touching _____.
  • its own forehead
  • the researcher's forehead
  • the red spot on the mirror
  • the red spot on another chimpanzee

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

The Oxford English Dictionary is well-known for including many different meanings of words and to give real examples.

  • The
  • for
  • meanings
  • to give

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

There has been an appreciative drop in the number of unemployed people since the new government came to power.

  • There
  • appreciative
  • in
  • came to power

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

It was disappointing that almost of the guests left the wedding too early.

  • disappointing
  • almost of
  • left
  • too

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

People have been debating the principles of beauty for thousands of years, but it still seems impossible to consider it objectively. German philosopher Immanuel Kant questioned whether something can possess an objective property that makes it beautiful. He concluded that although everyone accepts that beauty exists, no one has ever on the precise criteria by which beauty may be judged.

The ancient Greek philosopher Plato wrote of a scale called the “golden proportion”, to which the width of the face should be two-thirds of its length, preferably accompanied by a nose no longer than the distance between the eyes.

Symmetry has been to be attractive to the human , so a face may seem beautiful because of the similarity between its two sides. Babies spend more time looking at symmetrical faces than asymmetrical ones and symmetry is also rated as more attractive by adults looking at photos. So although there seems to be no universal agreement or even national consensus on what constitutes beauty, there is at least some agreement that facial symmetry is an important .

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

The Native Americans of northern Califonia were highly skilled at basketry, using the reeds, grasses, barks, and roots they found around them to fashion articles of alls sorts and sizes - not only trays, containers, and cooking pots, but hats, boats, fish traps, baby carriers, and ceremonial objects.

Of all these experts, none excelled the Pono - a group who lived on or near the coast during the 1800s, and whose descendants continue to live in parts of the same region to this day. They made baskets three feet in diameter and others no bigger than a thimble. The Pomo people were masters of decoration. Some of their baskets were completely covered with shell pendants; others with feathers that made the baskets' surfaces as soft as the breasts of birds. Moreover, the Pomo people made use of more weaving techniques than did their neighbors. Most groups made all their basketwork by twining - the twisting of a flexible horizontal material, called a weft, around stiffer vertical strands of material, the warp. Others depended primarily on coiling - a process in which a continuous coil of stiff material is held in the desired shape by a tight wrapping of flexible strands. Only the Pomo people used both processes with equal case and frequency. In addition, they made use of four distinct variations on the basic twining process, often employing more than one of them in a single article.

Although a wide variety of materials was available, the Pomo people used only a few. The warp was always made of willow, and the most commonly used welt was sedge root, a woody fiber that could easily be separated into strands no thicker than a thread. For color, the Pomo people used the bark of redbud for their twined work and dyed bulrush root for black in coiled work. Though other materials were sometimes used, these four were the staples in their finest basketry.

If the basketry materials used by the Pomo people were limited, the designs were amazingly varied. Every Pomo basketmaker knew how to produce from fifteen to twenty distinct patterns that could be combined in a number of different ways.

What best distinguished Pomo baskets from baskets of other groups?
  • The range of sizes, shapes, and designs
  • The unusual geometric
  • The absence of decoration
  • The rare materials used

The word "fashion" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _____.

  • maintain
  • organize
  • trade
  • create
The Pomo people used each of the following materials to decorate baskets EXCEPT _____.
  • shells
  • feathers
  • leaves
  • barks
What is the author's main point in the second paragraph?
  • The neighbors of the Pomo people tried to improve on the Pomo basket weaving techniques.
  • The Pomo people were the most skilled basket weavers in their region.
  • The Pomo people learned their basket weaving techniques from other Native Americans.
  • The Pomo baskets have been handed down for generations.
According to the passage, the relationship between redbud and twining is most similar to the relationship between _____.
  • bulrush and coiling
  • weft and warp
  • willow and feathers
  • sedge and weaving

The word "staples" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _____.

  • combinations
  • limitations
  • basic elements
  • accessories
Which of the following statements about Pomo baskets can be best inferred from the passage?
  • Baskets produced by other Native Americans were less varied in design than those of the Pomo people.
  • Baskets produced by Pomo weavers were primarily for ceremonial purposes.
  • There was a very limited number of basketmaking materials available to the Pomo people.
  • The basketmaking production of the Pomo people has increased over the years.

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

I was astonished that he knew a lot about Vietnamese food.

  • It surprised me that Vietnamese food was what he liked most.
  • I was astonished at his poor knowledge of Vietnamese food.
  • That he knew a lot about Vietnamese food amazed me.
  • I knew very little about Vietnamese food, which astonished him.

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

"If I were you, I would not choose to write about such a sensitive topic", the teacher said.

  • I was blamed for writing about such a sensitive topic by the teacher.
  • I was ordered by the teacher not to write about such a sensitive topic.
  • The teacher advised me on writing about such a sensitive topic.
  • The teacher advised me against writing about such a sensitive topic.

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

Martin missed his flight because he had not been informed of the change in flight schedule.

  • Martin missed his flight, though he had been informed of the change in the flight schedule.
  • Martin had been informed of his flight delay, which was due to the change in flight schedule.
  • Not having been informed of the change of the flight schedule, Martin missed his flight.
  • Not having missed his flight, Martin was informed of the change in flight schedule.

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

The man wanted to get some fresh air in the room. He opened the window.

  • The man wanted to get some fresh air in the room because he opened the window.
  • The man opened the window in order to get some fresh air in the room.
  • The man got some fresh air in the room, even though he opened the window.
  • Having opened the window, the room could get some fresh air.

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

The plan may be ingenious. It will never work in practice.

  • Ingenious as it may be, the plan will never work in practice.
  • Ingenious as may the plan, it will never work in practice.
  • The plan may be too ingenious to work in practice.
  • The plan is as impractical as it is ingenious.

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

His career in the illicit drug trade ended with the police raid this morning.

  • elicited
  • irregular
  • secret
  • legal

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

In American football, the coach may shout to the captain to call time out.

  • yelp
  • growl
  • whisper
  • flounder