Đề số 7 ôn thi Anh Chuyên vào 10 CNN

6/16/2020 8:57:00 PM

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

  • competitor
  • compensate
  • compile
  • compliance

Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from the others in the same line.

  • benevolent
  • profitable
  • essential
  • equivalent

Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from the others in the same line.

  • commerce
  • emerge
  • reverse
  • immerse

Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from the others in the same line.

  • mortuary
  • momentum
  • architecture
  • monastery

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others'.

  • biomechanics

  • psychoactive

  • merchandise

  • hierarchical

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others'.

  • opposite

  • technology

  • economic

  • appropriate

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others'.

  • paranoia

  • harassed

  • Saffron

  • Travail

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others'.

  • electioneer

  • engineer

  • chimpanzee

  • deerstalker

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

The works of the English theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking helped pave the way for the framework of general relativity and theoretical prediction of black holes dynamics and mechanics.

  • terminate
  • lighten
  • initiate
  • prevent

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

Exemplification is always necessary when you are addressing a younger audience.

  • illustration
  • variation
  • simplification
  • exaggeration

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

Many people criticized the ostentatious lifestyle of some high-ranked officials.

  • debauched
  • immoral
  • showy
  • extravagant

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

With her sophisticated tastes, the singer has become an omnipresent icon of style and beauty.

  • oblivious
  • controversial
  • ubiquitous
  • unknown

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

Friendship changed to antipathy when the settlers took the Indian’s land.

  • hostility
  • amity
  • hatred
  • fright

Choose the OPPOSITE word in meaning to the underlined word in the following questions.

She was too wet behind the ears to be in charge of such demanding tasks.

  • lack of responsibility
  • full of experience
  • without money
  • full of sincerity

A golden handshake may have a _____ effect when one is dealt with the blow of redundancy.

  • pillowing
  • carpeting
  • cushioning
  • curtaining

The headteacher has asked me to take the new boy under my _____ and look after him.

  • sleeve
  • arm
  • wing
  • cloak

When there is no conflict between the members of the group, it creates a strong sense of _____ within the group.

  • warranty
  • guarantee
  • assurance
  • security

The rain was simply _____ down on the deserted street.

  • pelting
  • spraying
  • showering
  • dripping

The purpose of the survey was to _____ the inspector with local conditions.

  • notify
  • instruct
  • acquaint
  • inform

Passage 4. 

    Interpreting the feelings of other people is not always easy, as we all know, and we (1)____ as much on what they seem to be telling us, as on the actual words they say. Facial (2) _____ and tone of voice are obvious ways of showing our reaction to something, and it may well be that we unconsciously express views that we are trying to hide. The art of being (3)____ lies in picking up these signals, realizing what the other person is trying to say, and acting so that they are not embarrassed in any way. For example, we may understand that they are in fact (4)____ to answer our question, and so we stop pressing them. Body movements, in general, may also indicate feelings, and interviewers often pay particular attention to the way a candidate for a job walks into the room and sits down. However it is not difficult to present the right kind of appearance, while what many employers want to know relates to the candidate’s character traits, and (5)____ stability. This raises the awkward question of whether job candidates should be asked to complete psychological tests, and the further problem of whether such tests actually produce (6)____ results. For many people, being asked to take part in such a test would be an objectionable (7)____ into their private lives. After all, a prospective employer would hardly ask a candidate to run a hundred meters or expect his or her family doctor to provide (8)____ medical information. Quite apart from this problem, can such tests predict whether a person is likely to be a conscientious employee or a values colleague?

Choose the word or phrase that best fits (1).
  • reckon
  • rely
  • trust
  • estimate

Choose the word or phrase that best fits (2). 

  • manner
  • image
  • expression
  • looks

Choose the word or phrase that best fits (3).

  • successful
  • humble
  • good at
  • tactful

Choose the word or phrase that best fits (4).

  • hesitant
  • reluctant
  • tending
  • used

Choose the word or phrase that best fits (5).

  • psychological
  • physical
  • similar
  • relevant

Choose the word or phrase that best fits (6).

  • reliable
  • predictable
  • faithful
  • regular

Choose the word or phrase that best fits (7).

  • invasion
  • infringement
  • intrusion
  • interference

Choose the word or phrase that best fits (8).

  • confidential
  • secretive
  • reticent
  • classified

Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

One of the most interesting authors of the twentieth century, J.R.R Tolkien, achieved fame through his highly inventive trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. Born in 1892, Tolkien received his education from Oxford and then served in World War I. After the war, he became a professor of Anglo - Saxon and English language and literature at Oxford University.

Although published in 1965, the three books that comprise the Lord of the Rings were written in intervals from 1936 to 1949. This was mainly due to Tolkien's responsibilities as a professor and the outbreak of World War II. By the late 1960s, this fascinating trilogy had become a sociological phenomenon as young people intently studied the mythology and legends created by Tolkien.

The trilogy is remarkable not only for its highly developed account of historical fiction but also its success as a modern heroic epic. The main plot describes the struggle between good and evil kingdoms as they try to acquire a magic ring that has the power to rule the world. The novels, which are set in a time called Middle Earth, describe a detailed fantasy world. Established before humans populated the Earth, Middle Earth was inhabited by good and evil creatures such as hobbits, elves, monsters, wizards, and some humans. The characters and the setting of Middle Earth were modeled after mythological stories from Greece and Northern Europe.

Although readers have scrutinized the texts for inner meaning and have tried to connect the trilogy with Tolkien's real life experiences in England during World War II, he denied the connection. He claims that the story began in his years as an undergraduate student and grew out of his desire to create mythology and legends about elves and their language.

Tolkien was a masterful fantasy novelist who used his extensive knowledge of folklore to create a body of work that is still read and enjoyed throughout the world today.

What does this passage mainly discuss?

  • J.R.R Tolkien's work as a professor
  • All of J.R.R Tolkien's fantasy books
  • J.R.R Tolkien and his trilogy
  • The popularity of J.R.R Tolkien

What can we assume is NOT true about Middle Earth?

  • Middle Earth was based on European folktales.
  • Middle Earth was a fictional world.
  • The good and evil kingdom fought for the power.
  • People dominated Middle Earth.

The word "scrutinized” in the fourth paragraph could be replaced by_______.

  • examined
  • denied
  • enjoyed
  • criticized

According to the passage, when did "the Lord of the Rings" trilogy become popular with young people?

  • in the late 1960s
  • after World War II
  • in 1892
  • between 1936 and 1946

When did Tolkien begin to create this trilogy?

  • when he was a student
  • during World War I
  • when he was a professor
  • during World War II

What does the word "trilogy" in the first paragraph mean?

  • a specific type of fantasy novel
  • a long novel
  • a group of three literary books
  • an unrelated group of books

What is the setting of Tolkien's trilogy?

  • Modem - day Greece
  • England in the 1800's
  • Oxford University
  • Middle Earth

The word "fascinating" in the second paragraph could be replaced by ______.

  • thrilling
  • extremely interesting
  • boring
  • terrifying

Choose the most suitable response.

- "Do you have something that grows well without too much water?"

- "_____"

  • You can't grow anything without water.
  • This might be what you're looking for. Aren't they pretty?
  • I have had this tree for three years.
  • Planting trees and flowers is very interesting.

Choose the most suitable response.

- “I believe that learning will also take place outside school, for example at a railway station, or on a farm.”

- "_______ It allows pupils to respond positively to opportunities, challenges and responsibilities."

  • That's impossible.
  • That’s ridiculous.
  • That’s possible.
  • That's thoughtless.

Choose the most suitable response.

- “I think we need to have a good personality beside taking care of our physical wellbeing.”

- "_______ Goodness is better than beauty."

  • That’s for sure.
  • That’s totally out of the question.
  • Not at all.
  • Not really.

Choose the most suitable response.

Peter: "Hi, David, do you think it's possible for you to have a talk sometime today?"

David: “_______”

  • I'd love to, but I've got a pretty tight schedule today.
  • No more time for me. I have to work with my boss.
  • I wish I had been free yesterday to have time with you.
  • Excuse me; however, I'm so busy all day from morning.

Choose the most suitable response.

Sarah: “Why aren’t you taking part in our activities? _____” 

David: “Yes, I can. Certainly.”

  • Can you help me with this decorations?
  • Can I help you?
  • Shall I take your hat off?
  • Could you please show me how to get the nearest post office?

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

a. Yes, I always pay on time. And the only time I make long-distance calls is to speak to my sister in America. I’m on the Internet a lot, but that’s a flat rate every month.

b. You’ll never believe what happened to me today. I got my phone bill for this month, and it’s over $100! The worst part is, I didn’t make all of the calls. There’s a bunch of extra-long distance calls.

c. You should call the service provider today and see if they can sort out the problem. They can probably remove those charges from your bill.

d. That’s unusual. Did you remember to pay your last bill?

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

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

a. It’s a paper cut.

b. It hurts, too.

c. How did you do that?

d. Paper can be dangerous.

e. I cut my finger.

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

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

a. Think positive and tell yourself you can do it without any problems.

b. So I think I will take time to practice and relax.

c. This is my first presentation in front of a big audience.

d. I’m nervous about the presentation next week.

e. This is only the beginning, so try your best!

f. If you are really prepared it will be a piece of cake.

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

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

a. So do I.

b. Now it’s like riding a bus.

c. Definitely, you’re jammed in with people all around you.

d. I hate flying.

e. A long time ago, flying used to be okay.

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

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

a. He said I need to think positive.

b. He thinks I have too much stress.

c. So what did he tell you to do?

d. Stress causes different problems with different people.

e. What did the doctor say?

f. Stress causes your stomach ache?

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

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

You could not have made a very good impression on them.

  • You seem to have impressed them very unfavorably.
  • It’s impossible that the effect you made on them was particularly positive.
  • Something appears to have made them think you are unsuitable.
  • You should have tried harder to make them think well of you.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

A quarter of all bird species in the world are known to have become extinct during the past two hundred years.

  • It has been acknowledged that one-fourth of all bird species have ceased to exist over the last centuries.
  • It is estimated that one-fourth of all bird species will become extinct within the next two centuries.
  • It is known that two centuries ago the number of birds on the earth was 25% greater than it is today.
  • We are likely to cause the extinction of one-fourth of all bird species during the next two hundred years

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

I'd suggest that we avoid telling any scary stories with Janet around. She’s a bit unstable and could get hysterical.

  • Janet has trouble keeping her emotions under control, especially when she is told frightening stories.
  • Since Janet is somewhat unbalanced, the only way to make her laugh is by telling stories, but we should avoid scary ones as they might cause her to panic.
  • Janet is somewhat mentally unbalanced and might easily become uncontrollably emotional, so let’s not tell frightening stories in her presence.
  • It is no fun to tell frightening stories to Janet, who is not very stable mentally, because she only laughs instead of getting scared.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

I couldn’t help admiring the way he managed to finish the program even after such a bad fall.

  • The way he finished the programme was certainly admirable, as the fall had shaken him up badly.
  • It was really a very bad fall, but somehow he was still able to finish the program and I had to admire him for that.
  • In spite of the fall, he should have finished the program and we could have admired him for that.
  • I really admire the way he got up after the fall and completed the program.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

By modern standards, the first supermarkets were really quite small.

  • Compared with what we have now, the early supermarkets weren't actually very large at all.
  • The early supermarkets and the present-day ones are quite different from each other, even in size.
  • Present-day supermarkets are on the whole larger than the early ones.
  • Supermarkets have grown in size since they were first introduced, but their standards remain the same.

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

We chose to find a place for the night. We found the bad weather very inconvenient.

  • Because the climate was so severe, we were we were worried about what we'd do at night.
  • Bad weather was approaching so we started to look for a place to stay.
  • The bad weather prevented us from driving any further.
  • Seeing that the bad weather had set in, we decided to find somewhere to spend the night.

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

Since 1970, the United Nations has been celebrating April 22nd as Earth Day. It attracts millions of people worldwide to join in to promote public awareness of environmental protection.

  • Since 1970, the UNs has been celebrating April 22nd as Earth Day because it attracts millions of people worldwide to join in to promote public awareness of environmental protection.
  • The UNs has been celebrating April 22nd as Earth Day, which millions of people worldwide are attracted to join in it to promote public awareness of environmental protection.
  • Since 1970, the UNs has been celebrating April 22nd as Earth Day, which attracts millions of people worldwide to join in to promote public awareness of environmental protection.
  • Since 1970, the UNs has been celebrating April 22nd as Earth Day so that more people join in to promote public awareness of environmental protection.

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

I accepted the new job after all. It is making me feel exhausted.

  • Perhaps I shouldn’t have accepted this new job, as it’s making me feel exhausted.
  • Perhaps it would have been better if I hadn’t agreed to this new job since it is so boring.
  • It is of deep regret that I didn’t turn down the job offer due to its hardship and long hour work.
  • If it had not been for my acceptance the new job offer, I wouldn’t have felt exhausted.

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

Their team performed excellently at the elimination tournament. They didn’t win the trophy nevertheless.

  • Subsequent to their performance at the elimination tournament, they afraid to win the trophy excellently.
  • Were it not for their excellent performance at the elimination tournament, they wouldn’t have won the trophy.
  • Notwithstanding their excellent performance at the elimination tournament, they didn’t win the trophy.
  • Given that they didn’t win the trophy, their performance at the elimination tournament was however excellent.

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

I met my long-lost brother. I was at a loss for words.

  • When the speaker met his brother, he refused to say anything.
  • When the speaker met his brother, he was puzzled about what to say.
  • When the speaker met his brother, he had nothing pleasant to say.
  • When the speaker met his brother, he had much to say.

Read the passage and choose the correct answer. 

(1)________. For a few days each summer, artists from all over Europe gather at this village near the north coast of Sicily to enjoy the creative atmosphere. During their stay, the artists get together with the local people to paint a one-kilometer long picture that runs the length of the high street. (2)_____ the painting is done, each visiting artist joins a local family for a big lunch and, in exchange for the meal, the family receives the section of the painting that the artist has painted. As a result, (3)________, almost every home has at least one painting by a well-known European artist. Visitors to the village are eagerly invited into homes to see these paintings.

(4)________. Since then, Pettineo has become a sort of domestic art museum in which any visitor can ring a doorbell, go into a house and admire a painting. (5)________ this exhibition of paintings in people's homes, for those who have time to spare, there is an opportunity to wander through the display of huge sculptures in the village square.

Choose the correct answer for (1)

  • Every year, the village of Pettineo demonstrated its unique arts festival.
  • Every year, the city of Pettineo demonstrates its unique arts festival.
  • Every year, the village of Pettineo demonstrates its unique arts festival.
  • Every year, the village of Pettineo demonstrates its unique food festival.

Choose the correct answer for (2)

  • Once
  • If
  • Because
  • Although

Choose the correct answer for (3)

  • though few villagers are rich
  • despite the rich villager
  • because few villagers are rich
  • as few villagers are rich

Choose the correct answer for (4)

  • The festival is organized by Antonio Presti, a local businessman who sponsors it.
  • The festival was the idea of Antonio Presti, a local businessman who set it up several years ago.
  • The festival is still one of the most popular art events in Europe.
  • Antonio Presti was born in the village during the first arts festival.

Choose the correct answer for (5)

  • In addition,
  • In spite of
  • With exception of
  • In addition to