Đề thi thử Anh Chuyên vào 10 CNN năm 2022

3/19/2022 5:00:00 AM

Đề thi thử môn tiếng Anh vào lớp 10 theo cấu trúc của trường THPT Chuyên Ngoại Ngữ nhằm giúp thí sinh tự đánh giá năng lực của bản thân và chuẩn bị tốt kiến thức cho kì thi tuyển sinh ngày 04/06/2022 sắp tới.

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

  • competition

  • competitor

  • compendium

  • compensation

     

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

 
  • weigh

  • receive

  • seize

  • deceive

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

  • houses

  • browse

  • hose

  • base

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

  • sanctuary
  • solution
  • potential
  • infectious

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

 
  • translator
  • director
  • editor
  • spectator

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

  • committee
  • dependence
  • involvement
  • margarine
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • admirable
  • preferable
  • painstakingly
  • horizontal

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

 
  • exponential
  • executive
  • explanatory
  • exemplary

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

Lawson military service since 1960 still holds good.

 
  • remains for good
  • is in good condition
  • is in bad condition
  • remains in effect

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

Some 12th-grade students find sitting the entrance exam to be accepted into universities such a daunting process that they become depressed due to the level of stress.

  • long-lasting
  • comforting
  • intimidating
  • intriguing

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

He's extremely irritable - he flies off the handle at the slightest thing.

  • is serious
  • is hot-tempered
  • is generous
  • is open-minded

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

Soil pollution leads to lack of fertile land to grow enough food for an increasing population.

  • barren
  • rich
  • unclean
  • deserted

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

The accident illuminated existing problems in the country’s dairy industry and food safety system.

  • clarified
  • revealed
  • concealed
  • addressed

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

After a gruelling and busy week at work, the stillness of the river reminded Lara of the silence she’s been searching for since Monday.

 
  • uproar
  • tranquility
  • serenity
  • tameness

Now I associate public transport with one of the worst experiences of my life and the _______ of it is that I will never catch a bus again.

  • thick and thin
  • long and short
  • ups and downs
  • hard and fast
We ______ ourselves to finding a solution to our problem.
  • do
  • apply
  • try
  • manage

Ben crept _____ on Lisa and put his hands over her eyes.

 
  • out
  • round
  • off
  • up
_____ are the days when newspapers were full of misprints and spelling errors. These are now virtually things of the past.
  • Gone
  • Those
  • Done
  • They

After a momentary ______ of concentration, Simon managed to regain his focus and completed the test.

  • failure
  • fault
  • error
  • lapse

Read the text and decide which answer best fits each gap.

Fantasy Island

Santorini is one of the world's magical tourist destinations. Its dark volcanic sand beaches are circled by rough cliffs and a unique Cycladic architecture of flat roofs, cubic shapes, whitewashed walls and blue-domed churches.

The crescent-shaped Santorini and its neighboring are what remain from an enormous volcanic eruption some 3,600 years ago that destroyed the earliest settlements on a single island and created the caldera, or crater, that forms Santorini's cliffs.

A harmony between built forms and natural environment gives Santorini a unique charm. One outstanding characteristic is Santorini's utilization of hypóskapha: extensions of houses dug sideways or downwards into the surrounding volcanic rock. The resulting rooms are highly the air-filled pumice, staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Many houses are with windows, domes and balconies in cobalt blue. Structures come in a variety of idiosyncratic shapes, lining the tops of rugged cliffs and spilling down the terraced sides.

Firá is the picturesque capital of the island; high up on the edge of the caldera, it looks like a marvelous painting. Firá, together with Oia, Imerovígli and Firostefáni located high on a cliff, make up the so-called "Caldera's eyebrow", the balcony of Santorini which offers an amazing panoramic view over volcanic islands and the Aegean Sea. This is considered one of the most romantic sunset locations in the world and makes a popular location for marriage proposals. Santorini has a growing reputation as a wedding destination and honeymoon location for couples not only from Greece from all over the world.

Perhaps the top activity in Santorini is simply wandering around and the spectacular sights. But other adventures can be had, including winery tours, cruises and even a boat visit to the still-active Santorini volcano (it last erupted in 1950). Whatever your taste, Santorini is a dream destination.

Adapted from https://heritagevietnamairlines.com/en/fantasy-island/

 

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

The end of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century were marked by the development of an international Art Nouveau style, characterized by sinuous lines, floral and vegetable motifs, and soft evanescent coloration. The Art Nouveau style was an eclectic one, bringing together elements of Japanese art, motifs of ancient cultures, and natural forms. The glass objects of this style were elegant in outline, although often deliberated distorted, with pale or iridescent surfaces. A favored device of the style was to imitate the iridescent surface seen on the ancient glass that had been buried. Much of the Art Nouveau glass produced during the years of its greatest popularity had been generically termed 'art glass'. Art glass was intended for decorative purposes and relied on its effect on carefully chosen color combinations and innovative techniques.

Trance produced a number of outstanding exponents of the Art Nouveau style; among the most celebrated was Emile Galle (1846-1904). In the United States, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1843-1933) was the most noted exponent of this style, producing a great variety of glass forms and surfaces, which were widely copied in their time and are highly prized today. Tiffany was a brilliant designer, successfully combining ancient Egyptian, Japanese, and Persian motifs.

The Art Nouveau style was a major force in the decorative arts from 1895 to 1915, although its influence continued throughout the mid-1920s. It was eventually to be overtaken by a new school of thought known as Functionalism that had been present since the beginning of the 20th century. At first, restricted to a small avant-garde group of architects and designers, Functionalism emerged as the dominant influence upon designers after the First World War. The basic tenet of the movement, that function should determine form - was not a new concept. Soon a distinct aesthetic code evolved: form should be simple, surfaces plain, and any ornament should be based on geometric relationships. This new design concept, coupled with the sharp postwar reactions to the styles and conventions of the preceding decades, created an entirely new public taste that caused Art Nouveau types of glass to fall out of favor. The new taste demanded dramatic effects of contrasts, stark outlines, and complex textural surfaces.

 
The word "one" in paragraph 1 refers to _____.
  • century
  • development
  • style
  • coloration

Paragraph 1 mentions that Art Nouveau glass was sometimes similar to _____ of ancient buried glass.

 
  • the distortion of the glass
  • the appearance of the glass surface
  • the basic shapes of the glass objects
  • the size of the glass objects
The word "prized" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • valued
  • universal
  • uncommon
  • preserved
The word "overtaken" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _____.
  • surpassed
  • inclined
  • expressed
  • applied

By stating "function should determine form" the author means that _____.

 
  • a useful object should not be attractive
  • the purpose of an object should influence its form
  • the design of an object is considered more significant than its function
  • the form of an object should not include decorative elements

It can be inferred from the passage that one reason functionalism became popular was that it _____.

 
  • clearly distinguished between art and design
  • appealed to people who like complex painted designs
  • reflected a common desire to break from the past
  • was easily interpreted by the general public

According to the passage, an object made in the Art Nouveau style would most likely include _____.

 
  • a flowered design
  • modern symbols
  • bright colors
  • a textured surface

What does the passage mainly discuss?

 
  • production techniques for art glass
  • the Art Nouveau style and its alternative
  • the development of the Functionalism
  • design elements in the Art Nouveau style

Angela: Do you hear me? I just said that we'll set off at 7 a.m. tomorrow.

Todd: Oh, sorry. When I listen to music, I seem _____. I'll be on time tomorrow.

 
  • completely out of it
  • to tune the world out
  • to have none of it
  • out for what I can get

Phuong: Did you know there'll be a law banning motorbikes in Hanoi in 2030?

Hoang: I've heard about that. But when it comes to the law, there are many _____. We don't know for sure it'll be in effect or not.

 
  • hot zones
  • gray areas
  • green belts
  • pink slips

Jane and Mark are talking about which color they should paint their bedroom. 

Jane: We must choose this color. It makes the room brighter, and warmer.

Mark: No, I don't like it. We've discussed it a thousand times. Maybe we'll have to _____.

 
  • speak out of turn
  • deal a blow to it
  • make a move
  • agree to disagree

John: Do you think that we should use public transportation to protect our environment?

Laura: _____

  • Yes, it's an absurd idea.
  • There's no doubt about it.
  • Of course not. You bet.
  • Well, that's very surprising.

Tom: “I don’t like living in an apartment. It’s very inconvenient.”

David: “_____”

  • You bet!
  • But it isn’t.
  • Yes, I’m with you.
  • Of course.

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. It doesn’t work.

b. I am dying from the heat.

c. I can’t believe how hot it is.

d. It’s not even noon yet.

e. Turn on the air conditioner.

f. That means it will get hotter.

  • d-a-e-f-c-b
  • e-f-c-a-b-d
  • b-a-f-e-d-c
  • c-d-f-b-e-a

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. Why not?

b. People will think I’m strange.

c. I don’t like riding the bus.

d. Who cares? Don’t worry about what people think.

e. The seats and windows are dirty.

f. You should bring some wipes with you.

  • f-a-d-c-b-e
  • c-a-e-f-b-d
  • e-a-c-b-d-f
  • a-f-c-e-d-b

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. Are you sure?

b. Did you hear that school is going to be closed tomorrow?

c. I'm absolutely positive! I heard it on the radio.

d. Yes, it is.

e. You're kidding. School isn't really going to be closed tomorrow, is it? 

 
  • c-b-a-d-e
  • e-b-d-a-c
  • b-e-d-a-c
  • b-e-c-d-a

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. I think your parents are right not to buy you another one.

b. When I met them last week, they were really caring.

c. But you already have two phones.

d. I need a new smartphone, but my parents won’t buy me.

e. My parents don’t really love me.

f. That’s beside the point, they’re both old-fashioned.

 
  • e-b-d-c-f-a
  • d-c-e-b-f-a
  • c-a-e-b-d-f
  • e-c-f-a-b-d

Choose the best way to rearrange the following sentences in order to make a meaningful conversation.

a. Hmm. I guess I WAS... but I forgot all about it.

b. No, I didn't. I thought YOU were going to feed him!

c. Okay. I'll do it.

d. Uh-oh... Did you remember to feed the dog?

e. Well, since the dog hasn't been fed yet, I guess one of us should go and do it.

  • e-a-d-b-c
  • d-b-a-e-c
  • a-b-c-e-d
  • d-c-a-b-e

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

He never suspected that she engaged in political conspiracies.

 
  • He used to think that she engaged in political conspiracies.
  • What he thought was she engaged in political conspiracies.
  • At no time did he suspect that she engaged in political conspiracies.
  • Never before he had suspected that she engaged in political conspiracies.

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

Martin will no longer be able to attend the university now that the tuition fees have increased so much.

 
  • After the raise in the tuition fees, they become unaffordable for Martin, who will now have to leave the university.
  • The university should never have made the tuition fees so expensive, as now Martin will have to drop out.
  • With the tuition fees being so high after the recent increase, Martin is thinking of quitting the university.
  • It will be difficult for Martin to continue attending the university with these costly tuition fees.

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

The Taiping Rebellion, the bloodiest civil war in history, began in China in 1850 and lasted for 15 years.

 
  • The Taiping Rebellion, which was fought for about one and a half decades, up to 1850, was the most violent war in history.
  • More people were killed in the 15-year-long Taiping Rebellion, which ended in 1850, than in any other war in history.
  • It would be hard to find a more violent civil war than China’s 15-year-long Taiping Rebellion, which began in 1850.
  • There has never been a bloodier internal conflict than China’s Taiping Rebellion, fought between 1850 and 1865.

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

Obviously, concessions will have to be made on both sides if an agreement is to be reached.

 
  • If either side shows positive signs of giving way, the resulting agreement will not be in their favour.
  • Both sides have admitted that they are not willing to make any concessions.
  • Clearly there can only be an agreement so long as both sides are willing to give way over something.
  • Before coming to an agreement, both sides will have to discuss any concessions they might consider making.

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

She supported her idea that Abraham Lincoln was a champion of black rights by mentioning that he freed the slaves.

 
  • Her idea that Abraham Lincoln supported black rights would actually have made sense if she hadn’t brought up the fact that he freed the slaves.
  • It is true that, by referring to Abraham Lincoln’s freeing of the slaves, she was backing up her notion that he defended black rights.
  • I wish I had realized that she had been using Abraham Lincoln’s freeing of the slaves to defend her notion that he championed black rights.
  • If she hadn’t actually mentioned that Abraham Lincoln had freed the slaves, would she have been able to support her idea that he was a defender of black rights?

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Smartphones are becoming reasonably priced. New applications make them more appealing.

 
  • Appealing though smartphones are with new applications, they are becoming less affordably priced.
  • Whatever new applications smartphones have, they are becoming more appealing with reasonable prices.
  • No matter how reasonable the prices of smartphones are, they are not so appealing with new applications.
  • Not only are smartphones becoming more affordable but, with new applications, they are also more appealing.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

The #Trashtag Challenge has had a great influence on people around the world. They have started to clean up their nearby polluted areas.

 
  • So influential is the #Trashtag Challenge that people around the world have started to clean up their nearby polluted areas.
  • Only if the #Trashtag Challenge greatly influenced people around the world would they start cleaning up their nearby polluted areas.
  • Not until people around the world had started cleaning up their nearby polluted areas did the #Trashtag Challenge greatly influence them.
  • But for the great influence of the #Trashtag Challenge, people around the world would have started cleaning their nearby polluted areas.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Henri Bergson was originally a strong supporter of the theories of Herbert Spencer. For now, he has completely changed his position.

 
  • Before Henri Bergson started to move away from the views of Herbert Spencer, he had supported most of his theories.
  • Henri Bergson has become a less passionate supporter of Herbert Spencer when the latter totally altered his views.
  • Henri Bergson has become a firm opponent of the ideas of Herbert Spencer, although once he strongly believed in them.
  • Henri Bergson, whose original ideas had the backing of Herbert Spencer, now totally changes his views in his life.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

The spread of indigenous measles is no longer a threat in the Americas. It was due to the elimination of this virus there in 2002.

 
  • Unlike the virus that infected a large portion of the Americas in 2002, indigenous measles no longer affects the area.
  • With the elimination of indigenous measles in the Americas in 2002, there are no longer any viruses that pose a threat there.
  • The spread of indigenous measles has not been a threat in the Americas since 2002, when the disease was eradicated there.
  • The spread of the indigenous measles virus in the Americas posed a serious danger there until 2002.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

The writer wasn't in the habit of backing up her files. When her computer went down, she lost all of her work.

 
  • Unfortunately, the writer forgot to save her work before shutting down the computer, because she was not in the habit of doing it.
  • When the writer’s computer stopped functioning, all of her work disappeared because she didn’t regularly make copies of her files.
  • The writer wished that she had backed up her files, because she lost all of her work when her computer stopped working.
  • After completing her work, the writer was unable to make back-up files of it due to a functioning problem with her computer.

Read the passage and choose the correct answer.

Successful students often do the followings while studying. First, they have an overview before reading. (1) _____ (which often needs jumping forward or backward to process information). Therefore, they can relate important points to one another. Also, they activate and use their prior knowledge. When they realize that their understanding is not good, they do not wait to change strategies. Last, they can monitor understanding and take action to correct or “fix-up” mistakes in comprehension.

(2) _____, students with low academic achievement often demonstrate ineffective study skills. They tend to assume a passive role in learning and rely on others (e.g., teachers, parents) to monitor their studying. (3) _____, low-achieving students often do not monitor their understanding of content; they may not be aware of the purpose of studying, and they show little evidence of looking back, or employing “fix-up” strategies to fix understanding problems. (4) _____ seem to be unaware that they must extent effort beyond simply reading the content to understand and remember it. Children with learning disabilities do not plan and judge the quality of their studying. Their studying may be disorganized. Students with learning problems face challenges with personal organization as well. They often have difficulty keeping track of materials and assignments, following directions, and completing work on time. (5) _____, low-achieving students use a restricted range of study skills. They cannot explain why good study strategies are important for learning, and they tend to use the same, often ineffective study approach for all learning tasks, ignoring task content, structure or difficulty.

Choose the correct answer for (1)

  • Second, they read all the passages in details to get as much information as possible
  • Then they look up all the words they don’t understand in dictionary
  • After that, they ignore the details and focus on the last paragraph
  • Next, they look for important information and pay greater attention to it

Choose the correct answer for (2)

  • Conversely
  • Particularly
  • Consequently
  • Actually

Choose the correct answer for (3)

 
  • In fact
  • Otherwise
  • For example
  • Hence

Choose the correct answer for (4)

  • Students who are good at skimming for information
  • Students who don’t pay attention to new words
  • Students who find it difficult to concentrate
  • Students who struggle with learning new information

Choose the correct answer for (5)

  • Similar to brilliant students that have extensive background knowledge but aren't really careful
  • Unlike good students who employ a variety of study skills in a flexible yet purposeful manner
  • Having learned the same lessons with good students but not taking in as well as them
  • Being judged by strict teacher and getting the right skills to solve the problems