Đề thi chính thức tốt nghiệp THPT năm 2020 (Mã đề: 417)

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Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

  • game
  • lake
  • flat
  • shape

Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

  • clouds
  • farms
  • pains
  • costs

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

  • practice
  • include
  • accept
  • arrive

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

  • expensive
  • successful
  • important
  • musical

Helen and Sarah are talking about their school's field trip.

Helen: "This is the best field trip we've ever had."

Sarah: "_____. Everyone enjoyed it to the fullest."

  • I don’t think that’s a good idea
  • Never mind
  • You're right
  • I totally disagree

Jenny and Kathy are arranging to see a new film.

Jenny: "Why don't you come over and see the new film with me?"

Kathy: "_____"

  • Oh, I'm afraid so.
  • Great! I'd love to.
  • Wow! I didn’t realize that.
  • You’re welcome.

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

Despite numerous hard pushes, he couldn't make the window open.

  • strong
  • plain
  • firm
  • gentle

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

When I suggested he was mistaken, John got hot under the collar and stormed out of the room.

  • became furious
  • felt anxious
  • got emotional
  • remained calm

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

Peter was very sick until he took the marvelous medicine that Doctor Staples prescribed.

  • wonderful
  • terrible
  • secret
  • attractive

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

Tickets for such events will be typically cheap unless you want seats in the VIP areas.

  • normally
  • rarely
  • carefully
  • directly
The graphics of this book are attractive, but its _____ is not original at all.
  • page
  • chapter
  • content
  • character
I would like to extend my gratitude to all the staff for their _____ support, without which our company couldn't have overcome the crisis.
  • unfeeling
  • unbending
  • unfailing
  • unmoving
You like the food here, _____?
  • didn’t you
  • don't you
  • haven’t you
  • won't you
Mary feels confident about the competition _____ she has been well-prepared for it.
  • because of
  • although
  • despite
  • because
Most women expect _____ more help with the housework from their husbands.
  • to get
  • getting
  • get
  • to getting
Health experts strongly advise patients with hypertension to avoid food _____ high amounts of fat.
  • contains
  • containing
  • contained
  • is contained
The whole world is waiting _____ a vaccine against Covid-19.
  • for
  • in
  • by
  • to
Peter is an ambitious man who will never _____ till he gets what he wants.
  • put on
  • take back
  • turn down
  • give up
Bill's mother won’t let him go out with his friends _____.
  • after he had finished his homework
  • until he has finished his homework
  • when he finished his homework
  • once he finished his homework
If I _____ you, I would spend more time with the children.
  • were
  • would be
  • am
  • will be
Her academic performance has greatly improved since she _____ her study methods.
  • would change
  • changed
  • was changing
  • will change
One _____ method for keeping our mind active is doing crossword puzzles.
  • popularly
  • popularize
  • popularity
  • popular
It’s no good _____ a fuss and arguing over such an unimportant issue.
  • making
  • holding
  • getting
  • doing
Having your private life scrutinised closely by the public is regarded as part and _____ of being a celebrity.
  • post
  • package
  • packet
  • parcel
He is often _____ last person to leave the office.
  • an
  • the
  • a
  • X (no article)

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Public speaking is quite a frightening experience for many people as it can produce a status of mind similar to panic.

  • quite
  • frightening
  • status
  • to panic

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Richard enjoy taking part in social activities during his summer holiday.

  • enjoy
  • in
  • activities
  • his

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

John’s classmates like him since he is friendly, honest, and kindness.

  • like
  • since
  • is
  • kindness

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

She is more responsible than her brother.

  • She is as responsible as her brother.
  • Her brother isn't as responsible as she is.
  • She is less responsible than her brother.
  • Her brother is more responsible than she is.

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

It is compulsory for the students in this school to wear uniforms.

  • The students in this school must wear uniform.
  • The students in this school needn’t wear uniform.
  • The students in this school may wear uniform.
  • The students in this school can’t wear uniform.

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

"I'm going back to work next week," said Harry.

  • Harry said that I am going back to work next week.
  • Harry said that he was going back to work the following week.
  • Harry said that he was going back to work next week.
  • Harry said that I was going back to work the following week.

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

Online distribution of pirated publications is illegal. Many Internet users still commit the offence.

  • Such is the offence of many Internet users that online distribution of pirated publications is illegal.
  • As long as many Internet users commit the offence, online distribution of pirated publications is illegal.
  • Illegal though online distribution of pirated publications is, many Internet users still commit the offence.
  • Were online distribution of pirated publications illegal, many Internet users wouldn't commit the offence.

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

He lacked commitment to the job. He wasn't considered for promotion.

  • Suppose that he lacked commitment to the job, he wouldn't be considered for promotion.
  • But for his lack of commitment to the job, he would have been considered for promotion.
  • Without his commitment to the job, he would be considered for promotion.
  • If it had not been for his lack of commitment to the job, he would be considered for promotion.

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

INTERNSHIPS

In many countries going through difficult economic times, job openings for new graduates can be few and far between. In this competitive environment, relevant work experience can help job seekers stand out from the crowd, and organizations now offer temporary placements, called internships. The problem with numerous internships, , is that they are unpaid, and this often puts young people off applying for them.

Employers and interns sometimes come to mutually beneficial arrangements, however. Dinesh Pathan, applying for an internship with an IT company, negotiated a deal in which he would be given travel only for two weeks, and then, as long as he could show his marketing work was adding value, he would be paid a wage. The arrangement worked well: Dinesh had a(n) to work hard, and he ended up feeling “not so much an intern as a temporary staffer”. HR consultant Denise Baker says similar arrangements are common. What is more, “if interns do well, employers would often rather make them full employees than recruit people they don’t know”.

(Adapted from Exam Essentials Practice Taste - Cambridge English by Tom Bradbury and Eunice Yeates)

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

Staying in hotels and resorts has been a traditional part of travel since the beginning of mass tourism. But nowadays, many tourists want a more intimate experience. For this reason, they are choosing to 'go native'. This often means staying in the kinds of places that local people inhabit. In big cities, you can try staying with the friend of a friend. You may end up sleeping on the couch or the floor, but the advantages outweigh the discomfort. The biggest plus is that you'll be staying with a local and seeing the city from a local perspective.

Another option is house-swapping. Several websites allow you to connect with people who want to trade living situations. It’s usual to exchange emails about favourite places in the city before the swap, meaning you can have a truly local experience. But of course, you can only do this if you don’t mind having strangers staying in your house.

For the more adventurous, staying in a native structure in an African village or a hut on the water in Vietnam or Thailand can be a real thrill. These might not even include plumbing of electricity, and that is part of the charm. The experience of dealing with oil lamps and carrying water really gives you a sense of how the people live.

No matter how unadventurous you feel, you might want to consider crossing hotels off your list. Getting to know the local way of life is the most valuable part of travel. And what better way is there to do this than staying where the local people actually live?

What is the passage mainly about?
  • Adventurous holiday activities
  • Main tourist attractions in Asia
  • New holiday accommodation trends
  • World heritage sites
The word "they" in paragraph 1 refers to _____.
  • hotels
  • resorts
  • local people
  • tourists
What is the biggest advantage of tourists' going native?
  • It enables them to experience the local lifestyle.
  • It is cheaper than staying in other kinds of accommodation.
  • It is more comfortable than staying in hotels and resorts.
  • It offers them opportunities to make new friends.
The word "charm" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • safety
  • price
  • danger
  • attraction

Which of the following is mentioned in the passage?

  • Staying with local people is more popular than staying in hotels and resorts.
  • There are several websites used for house-swapping purposes.
  • Tourists to Thailand prefer staying in a native structure to staying in a hut.
  • Dealing with oil lamps is the most thrilling experience for tourists to Vietnam.

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

One day, a middle-aged man asked a taxi to take him to see Chelsea play Arsenal at football. He told the driver “Stamford Bridge”, the name of Chelsea's stadium, but he was delivered instead to the village of Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire. Of course, he missed the match.

What had happened? With the Sat-Nav system in place, the driver in this story felt he did not need to know where he was going. He confidently outsourced the job of knowing this information to the Sat-Nav. Using an Internet search engine takes a broadband user less than a second. And with smartphones at hand, people will be online almost all of the time.

The same could be true of university education. Today, the average student seems not to value general knowledge. If asked a factual question, they will usually click on a search engine without a second thought. Actually knowing the fact and committing it to memory does not seem to be an issue, it's the ease with which we can look it up.

However, general knowledge has never been something that you acquire formally. Instead, we pick it up from all sorts of sources as we go along, often absorbing facts without realizing. The question remains, then: is the Internet threatening general knowledge? When I put that to Moira Jones, expert in designing IQ tests, she referred me to the story of the Egyptian god Thoth. It goes like this: Thoth offers writing as a gift to the king of Egypt, declaring it an “elixir of memory and wisdom.” But the king is horrified and tells him: “This invention will induce forgetfulness, in the souls of those who have learned it, because they will not need to exercise their memories, being able to rely on what is written.”

Who wants to be a millionaire finalist David Swift, responding to the same question, recognises that there was a problem of young people saying: “I don’t need to know that”, but he is far more excited about the educational potential of the Internet. “There is so much more information out there, giving people opportunities to boost their general knowledge.” 

After all, the Internet might just help us to forget more and more. But meanwhile, the continuing popularity of quizzes and game-shows shows us that general knowledge is strong enough to remain.

(Adapted from English Unlimited by Adrien Doff and Ben Goldstein)

 

Which best serves as the title for the passage?
  • New Perspectives on Tertiary Education
  • The Age of the Robot?
  • The End of General Knowledge?
  • Novel Applications of the Sat-Nav System

Why did the middle-aged man miss the football match?

  • Because the search engine in the taxi failed to work
  • Because the taxi driver was over-dependent on technology
  • Because he did not remember the directions to the stadium
  • Because the Sat-Nav in his car was out of order
The word "outsourced" in paragraph 2 mostly means _____.
  • submitted
  • exchanged
  • imposed
  • assigned
The word "that" in paragraph 4 refers to _____.
  • general knowledge
  • the Internet
  • the question
  • the story
The word "induce" in paragraph 4 mostly means _____.
  • ease
  • cause
  • promote
  • limit
Which of the following is TRUE, according to the passage?
  • General knowledge tends to have been mainly acquired through formal schooling.
  • The majority of undergraduates are reluctant to look for answers to factual questions online.
  • On being offered the gift of writing, the king of Egypt was hopeful about its potential.
  • Young people do not seem to bother themselves with memorising factual information.
Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?
  • David Swift believes that informal acquisition of knowledge has been overrated these days.
  • Many universities worldwide have switched to virtual platforms for learning and teaching.
  • When it comes to IQ tests, the ability to recall factual information is of little importance.
  • Moira Jones is not positive about the potential of the Internet in general knowledge acquisition.