ĐỀ MINH HỌA KÌ THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG NĂM 2021 - MÔN TIẾNG ANH

4/2/2021 11:29:00 AM

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

  • maintained

  • promoted

  • required

  • argued

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

  • tall

  • late

  • safe

  • same

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

  • achieve
  • supply
  • insist
  • offer

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

  • tradition
  • candidate
  • industry
  • customer
He's American, _____?
  • won't he
  • didn't he
  • doesn't he
  • isn't he
The flood victims _____ with food and clean water by the volunteers.
  • provided
  • were provided
  • were providing
  • provide
Many students are worried _____ the coming exam.
  • about
  • on
  • from
  • to
_____ it is, the more uncomfortable we feel.
  • Hotter
  • The hotter
  • Hottest
  • The hottest
He was fascinated by the _____ car at the exhibition.
  • red German old
  • German old red
  • old red German
  • old German red
Mike _____ his favorite program on TV when the lights went out.
  • was watching
  • is watching
  • watched
  • watches
My uncle lives a happy life _____ his disability.
  • because of
  • because
  • though
  • in spite of
Mrs. Brown will have worked at this school for 30 years _____.
  • by the time she retires
  • when she retired
  • as soon as she had retired
  • after she had retired
_____ the report to the manager, she decided to take a rest.
  • Having handed in
  • Handed in
  • To hand in
  • Being handed in
This restaurant is _____ with those who like Vietnamese food.
  • popular
  • popularly
  • popularise
  • popularity
Tom's brother asked him to _____ the music so that he could sleep.
  • close down
  • go up
  • turn down
  • stand up
When Linda was little, her mother used to _____ her a bedtime story every night.
  • tell
  • speak
  • say
  • talk
Students from other schools have to pay a small _____ to join the club.
  • fee
  • fare
  • wage
  • salary
As the season turns from spring to summer, some people feel a bit under the _____ and can’t concentrate fully on their work.
  • storm
  • weather
  • climate
  • rain
James had a cosy birthday party at home last Friday in the _____ of his close friends.
  • company
  • business
  • atmosphere
  • residence

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

It's great to go out on such a lovely day.

  • ugly
  • beautiful
  • old
  • modern

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

Josh's ambition is to become a successful businessman like his father.

  • dream
  • doubt
  • pleasure
  • patience

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

You should dress neatly for the interview to make a good impression on the interviewers.

  • untidily
  • formally
  • unfairly
  • comfortably

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

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the country's aviation industry due to international travel restrictions.

  • considerably benefited
  • negatively changed
  • severely damaged
  • completely replaced

Tim is talking to Peter, his new classmate, in the classroom.

- Tim: "How far is it from your house to school, Peter?"

- Peter: "_____."

  • About five kilometers
  • A bit too old
  • Not too expensive
  • Five hours ago

Jack and David are talking about taking a gap year.

- Jack: "I think taking a gap year is a waste of time."

- David: "_____. It gives gap-year takers a lot of valuable experiences."

  • I agree with you
  • I don't quite agree
  • It's right
  • My pleasure

Read the passage and choose the suitable word to fill in the blanks.

The Best Students

According to most professors, mature students are ideal students because they are hard-working and become actively involved in all aspects of the learning process. The majority of mature students have a poor educational but they manage to do exceptionally well at tertiary level. many of them have a job and children to raise, they are always present at seminars and lectures and always hand in essays on time. They like studying and writing essays and they enjoy the class discussions take place. Consequently, they achieve excellent results. In fact, as they have experienced many of life's pleasures, they are content with their lives and this has a positive effect on their attitude, making them eager to learn.

On the other hand, despite their enthusiasm and commitment, mature students suffer from anxiety. The fact that they have made sacrifices to get into university puts extra pressure on them to succeed. Nevertheless, completing a degree gives mature students a sense of achievement,  their confidence and improves their job prospects.

(Adapted from Use of English for All Exams by E. Moutsou)

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

Marcel Bich, a French manufacturer of traditional ink pens, was the man turning the ballpoint pen into an item that today almost anyone can afford. Bich was shocked at the poor quality of the ballpoint pens that were available, and also at their high cost. However, he recognised that the ballpoint was a firmly established invention, and he decided to design a cheap pen that worked well and would be commercially successful.

Bich went to the Biro brothers and asked them if he could use the design of their original invention in one of his own pens. In return, he offered to pay them every time he sold a pen. Then, for two years, Bich studied the detailed construction of every ballpoint pen that was being sold, often working with a microscope.

By 1950, he was ready to introduce his new wonder: a plastic pen with a clear barrel that wrote smoothly, did not leak and only cost a few cents. He called it the "Bic Cristal". The ballpoint pen had finally become a practical writing instrument. The public liked it immediately, and today it is as common as the pencil. In Britain, they are still called Biros, and many Bic models also say "Biro" on the side of the pen, to remind people of their original inventors.

Bich became extremely wealthy thanks to his invention, which had worldwide appeal. Over the next 60 years his company, Société Bic, opened factories all over the world and expanded its range of inexpensive products. Today, Bic is as famous for its lighters and razors as it is for its pens, and you can even buy a Bic mobile phone.

(Adapted from Complete IELTS Workbook by Rawdon Wyatt)

What could be the best title for the passage?
  • From Mobile Devices to Ballpoint Pens
  • From a Luxury Item to an Everyday Object
  • Ballpoint Pen's New Design - For Better or Worse?
  • Biros - A Business Model in Britain
According to paragraph 1, Marcel Bich was shocked because _____.
  • a cheap pen could be designed with great commercial success
  • a firm was not established to produce high-quality ballpoint pens
  • most people could not afford such a firmly established invention
  • the ballpoint pens available were expensive despite their poor quality
The word "practical" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • accurate
  • traditional
  • sharp
  • useful
The word "which" in paragraph 4 refers to _____.
  • factories
  • company
  • invention
  • range
According to the passage, which of the following is NOT mentioned as products of Bich's company?
  • mobile phones
  • lighters
  • pencils
  • razors

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

A study was set up to examine the old marriage advice about whether it's more important to be happy or to be right. Couples therapists sometimes suggest that in an attempt to avoid constant arguments, spouses weigh up whether pressing the point is worth the misery of marital discord. The researchers from the University of Auckland noticed that many of their patients were adding stress to their lives by insisting on being right, even when it worked against their well-being.

The researchers then found a couple who were willing to record their quality of life on a scale of 1 to 10. They told the man, who wanted to be happy more than right, about the purpose of the study and asked him to agree with every opinion and request his wife had without complaint, even when he profoundly didn't agree. The wife was not informed of the purpose of the study and just asked to record her quality of life.

Things went rapidly downhill for the couple. The man's quality-of-life scores fell, from 7 to 3, over the course of the experiment. The wife's scores rose modestly, from 8 to 8.5, before she became hostile to the idea of recording the scores. Rather than creating harmony, the husband's agreeableness led to the wife becoming increasingly critical of what he did and said (in the husband's opinion). After 12 days he broke down, and the study was called off because of "severe adverse outcomes."

The researchers concluded, shockingly, that humans need to be right and acknowledged as right, at least some of the time, to be happy. They also noted this was further proof that if given too much power, humans tend to "assume the alpha position and, as with chimpanzees, they become very aggressive and dangerous." It is often said that there can be no peace without justice, and that's true of domestic sphere.

Obviously, the results are to be taken with extreme caution, since this was just one couple with who-knows-what underlying issues beforehand. But the study’s chief author, Dr. Bruce Arroll, maintains that the question of happiness vs. rightness, theoretically, could be settled by scientific inquiry with a wider sample. "This would include a randomized controlled trial," he says. "However, we would be reluctant to do the definitive study because of the concern about divorce."

(Adapted from Artps://healthland.time.com)

Which best serves as the title for the passage?
  • Expert Advice: It Pays to be Kind rather than to be Right
  • It's Worth Listening to Experts for a Happy Marriage
  • Marriage Experiment: It's Better to be Right than Happy
  • It Makes Sense to Avoid Marriage Conflicts

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

  • disagreement
  • status
  • understanding
  • disloyalty
In paragraph 1, the study was conducted in order to _____.
  • illustrate how to live a happier life
  • test an old piece of advice on marriage
  • find out the best advice for couples
  • see if people are happy in their marriage

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

  • agreeable
  • disapproving
  • unequal
  • encouraging

The word "They" in paragraph 4 refers to _____.

  • researchers
  • results
  • chimpanzees
  • humans
Which of the following is NOT true, according to the passage?
  • The woman in the study was kept in the dark about its aim.
  • It was anticipated that people need to be regarded as right to be happy.
  • Having too much power in hand may lead to aggression among people.
  • In domestic sphere, peace can hardly be maintained without justice.
Which of the following can be inferred from paragraph 5?
  • The findings of the study are inconclusive due to its limited sample.
  • Studies of this kind will ultimately lead to divorce among the subjects.
  • Further research on the issue will definitely be conducted with a larger sample.
  • The researchers are willing to continue the study despite its bad influence.

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

Yesterday morning, Joe arrives late for school for the first time.

  • morning
  • arrives
  • school
  • first

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

In different parts of the world, elephants are still hunted for its ivory tusks.

  • different
  • of
  • are
  • its

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

It is essential to provide high school students with adequate career orientation, so they can make more informative decisions about their future major.

  • essential
  • orientation
  • informative
  • major

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

She last visited her home country ten years ago.

  • She hasn't visited her home country for ten years.
  • She didn't visit her home country ten years ago.
  • She has visited her home country for ten years.
  • She was in her home country for ten years.

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

"I'll help you with the washing-up, Mary," he said.

  • He admitted helping Mary with the washing-up.
  • He denied helping Mary with the washing-up.
  • He promised to help Mary with the washing-up.
  • He refused to help Mary with the washing-up.

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

It's necessary for you to drink enough water every day.

  • You should drink enough water every day.
  • You may drink enough water every day.
  • You needn't drink enough water every day.
  • You mustn't drink enough water every day.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

His parents are away on holiday. He really needs their help now.

  • As long as his parents are at home, they will be able to help him.
  • He wishes his parents were at home and could help him now.
  • If his parents are at home, they can help him now.
  • If only his parents had been at home and could have helped him.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

He finally contracted the disease. He was aware of the importance of preventive measures only then.

  • But for his awareness of the importance of preventive measures, he could have contracted the disease.
  • Hardly had he been aware that preventive measures were essential when he contracted the disease.
  • Not until he was aware of the importance of preventive measures did he contract the disease.
  • Only after he had contracted the disease was he aware that preventive measures were essential.