Đề thi thử Anh chuyên vào 10 CNN 2021 - Lần 2

4/29/2021 5:00:00 AM
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
  • foliation

  • allowance

  • promotion

  • provoke

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
  • accurate
  • absolute

  • popular
  • soluble
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.
  • homonym
  • dishonesty
  • honorary

  • heirloom

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

  • discuss

  • mission

  • message

  • successful

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

  • allergy
  • enforcement
  • predator
  • heritage

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

  • development
  • correspondence
  • preeminence
  • despondency

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

  • obligatory
  • geographical
  • international
  • actuarial

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

  • interact
  • intercede
  • intersect
  • interpret

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

In certain industries, the workers' apparel is not only cumbersome but also quite heavy.

  • equipment
  • clothing
  • food
  • morale

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

Mike pretended to be sick, but I saw through his deception at once.

  • was used to
  • got angry with
  • got bored with
  • was aware of

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

You must admit the organizers have gone to great lengths to cater for all tastes.

  • fought tooth and nail
  • got into hot water
  • put their shoulder to the wheel
  • acted their ages

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

A judge must be impartial when he passes sentences on criminals.

  • biased
  • disinterested
  • neutral
  • attentive

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

The speaker was asked to condense his presentation in order to allow his audiences have time to ask questions.

  • cut shot
  • talk briefly
  • make longer
  • give details

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

Although he tried as much as he could to run for the governor, some observers still wrote him off as a future candidate.

  • cheered him up
  • gave up on him
  • pay attention to him
  • scored off him

What's the point _____ here if you don't have anything to tell them?

  • getting them all come
  • in getting them all come
  • to get them all come
  • in getting them all to come

Tina would rather you _____ your son as she is too tired after the three-day conference.

  • had picked up
  • did pick up
  • would pick up
  • picked up

In my class, Trung was responsible _____ keeping the class in order while the teacher went out.

  • for
  • to
  • with
  • at

The police asked him to _____ his presence at the scene of the crime.

  • care for
  • ask for
  • account for
  • look for

The break-in turned out to be _____ because it made us more aware of the insecurity of the neighborhood.

  • a jack of all trades
  • a storm in a teacup
  • a blessing in disguise
  • a matter of life and death

Choose the word or phrase that best fits each blank in the passage.

On a yearly theory, the USA is afflicted by hurricanes on the east coast, flooding in the Midwest, forest fires, earthquakes and any number of tornadoes, blizzards, and storms. Historically, the weather has as harsh a part in people's lives as we feel today. Historians list the four major events to wreak devastation on the country as the Chicago fire in 1871, the Johnstown flood and the Galveston hurricane of 1900, and San Francisco earthquake in 1906. These played havoc human life. Galveston, Texas, located on the island of Galveston in the Gulf of New Mexico, on industry and exports. Its over 30,000 citizens in the early 1900s were generally economically successful and comfortable with existing conditions.

After the ill-fated morning of Sept. 7, 1900, the people of Galveston enjoyed their life on the remote island. weather watchers had been following a growing storm in the Atlantic for several days and were warning of the danger of a hurricane. Unfortunately, people ignored the warnings. A day after the hurricane had hit the island, all that remained of the beautiful city was a mass of crumbled buildings, debris and hopeless survivors aimlessly with the stench of rotting flesh all around. However, a few days later, that the city was beginning to heal became everywhere - soon new buildings were overwhelming the burned, and the lifeblood of the ravaged city was returning.

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

Most forms of property are concrete and tangible, such as houses, cars, furniture or anything else that is included in one’s possessions. Other forms of property can be intangible, and copyright deals with intangible forms of property. Copyright is a legal protection extended to authors of creative works, for example, books magazine articles, maps, films, plays, television shows, software, paintings, photographs, music, the choreography in dance and all other forms of intellectual or artistic property.

Although the purpose of artistic property is usually public use and enjoyment, copyright establishes the ownership of the creator. When a person buys a copyrighted magazine, it belongs to this individual as a tangible object. However, the authors of the magazine articles on the research and the writing that went into creating the articles. The right to make and sell or give away copies of books or articles belongs to the authors, publishers, or other individuals or organizations that hold the copyright. To copy an entire book or a part of it, permission must be received from the copyright owner, who will most likely expect to be paid.

Copyright law distinguishes between different types of intellectual property. Music may be played by anyone after it is published. However, if it is performed for profit, the performers need to pay a fee called a royalty. A similar principle applies to performances of songs and plays. On the other hand, names, ideas, and book titles are excepted. Ideas do not become copyrighted property until they have published in a book a painting or a musical work. Almost all artistic work created before the 20th century is not copyrighted because it was created before the copyright law was passed.

The two common ways of infringing upon the copyright are plagiarism and piracy. Plagiarizing the work of another person means passing it off as one’s own. The word plagiarism is derived from the Latin plagiarism, which means “abductor”. Piracy may be an act of one person, but, in many cases, it is a joint effort of several people who reproduce copyrighted material and sell it for profit without paying royalties to the creator. Technological innovations have made piracy easy and anyone can duplicate a motion picture on videotape a computer program, or a book. Videocassette recorders can be used by practically anyone to copy movies and television programs, and copying software has become almost as easy as copying a book. Large companies zealously monitor their copyrights for slogans, advertisements, and brand names, protected by a trademark.

What does the passage mainly discuss?

  • Legal rights of property owners
  • Legal ownership of creative work
  • Examples of copyright piracy
  • Copying creating work for profit

The word "it" in the second paragraph refers to ______.

  • purpose
  • copyright
  • ownership
  • enjoyment

The right to send the copies of a book or articles as a gift belongs to these people EXCEPT _____.

  • authors
  • publishers
  • copyright owners
  • organizations

With which of the following statements is the author most likely to agree?

  • Teachers are not allowed to make copies of published materials for use by their students.
  • Plays written in the 16th century cannot be performed in theaters without permission.
  • Singers can publicly sing only the songs for which they wrote the music and the lyrics.
  • It is illegal to make photographs when sightseeing or traveling.

It can be inferred from the passage that it is legal if ______.

  • two songs, written by two different composers, have the same melody
  • two books, written by two different authors, have the same titles
  • two drawings, created by two different artists, have the same images
  • two plays, created by two different playwrights, have the same plot and characters

The phrase “infringing upon” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to _____.

  • impinging upon
  • inducting
  • violating
  • abhorring

The purpose of copyright law is most comparable with the purpose of which of the following?

  • A law against theft
  • A law against smoking
  • A school policy
  • A household rule

According to the passage, copyright law is _____.

  • meticulously observed
  • routinely ignored
  • frequently debated
  • zealously enforced

Huong: “That millions of people attended General Vo Nguyen Giap’s funeral made a special impression on almost every foreigner.”

Lan: “_____.”

  • My pleasure
  • I do, too
  • I’m afraid I can’t
  • I’ll say

Sarah: Why do you always read the newspaper in the morning, Ron?

Ron: Oh, it's just a habit. I want to ______ all the happening things.

  • take up with
  • catch up on
  • come up with
  • get on with

Mary: What do you think about this dress? Is it beautiful?

Harry: Oh, it's pretty. You always _______ good taste!

  • did have a
  • have
  • have a
  • had

May: Do you know Monica and Ryan are going to Paris at the end of this month? They decided to live there.

Tyler: Oh, I know. It's just one week left before they ______ the knot. They have to prepare from now.

  • fasten
  • kink
  • tie
  • string

Maria: I haven't seen Lisa for a year. How's she doing?

Ralph: She is a _______ novelist in New York now and has just published a new fiction novel.

  • blue-blooded
  • pink-collar
  • red-hot
  • white-hot

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

a. Could you please hand me the pencil?

b. I asked you if you could hand me the pencil?

c. Of course. I'd be glad to. Here you are.

d. Sorry. I didn't quite catch that. Would you mind repeating that?

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

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

a. Have you heard anything about our new English teacher?

b. Well, they also say she's very patient.

c. What else have you heard?

d. Yes. People say she's very intelligent.

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

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

a. Yes, it’s perfect for us and the kids.

b. Do you like this house?

c. It’s too far from your job, isn’t it?

d. I’m afraid not.

e. I can’t spend four hours on the road every day.

f. So are we going to buy it?

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

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

a. It isn't too plain, is it?

b. It's perfect.

c. No, not at all.

d. So you're pleased with it?

e. What do you think of the wedding dress?

f. Yes. It's just what I was looking for.

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

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

a. I think I'd prefer to stay at home. How about you?

b. Okay, let's go.

c. Shall we go now?

d. Sure. We haven't seen a movie in a long time.

e. Well, to be honest, I really don't feel like staying home. I'd much rather see a movie. Is that okay with you?

f. Would you like to stay at home or see a movie?

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

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

Thai cuisine is unlike Turkish cuisine because the fruits and vegetables which can be grown in each country are totally different.

  • Both Turkish and Thai cuisines rely on the fruits and vegetables grown in their own countries, so the food they cook is not at all similar.
  • Thai people don’t like Turkish cuisine because the fruits and vegetables used in making the food are different from the ones in their country.
  • Turkish farmers and Thai farmers choose to grow different kinds of fruits and vegetables, so their national food styles are dissimilar.
  • Turkey and Thailand are only able to produce certain kinds of fruit and vegetables, and they are not similar at all, so the food they cook is different.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

Factual news and rumors both get about much more quickly these days with the international reach of the Internet.

  • Now, with the international connection of the Internet, it is possible to get true or rumoured stories about anything at any time you like.
  • In our present time, news, both true and exaggerated, is spread through foreign countries very fast because of the Internet.
  • Nowadays, through the Internet, which links the world’s countries, not only factual news but also rumours are spread faster.
  • At the moment, it is easier to get hold of factual news as well as rumours through the Internet because it connects many different countries.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

The eradication of snakes by humans has resulted in an abrupt rise in rodent populations in certain areas.

  • The number of rodents living in a certain place is directly connected to how many snakes humans are killing.
  • The rate of elimination by humans not only of snakes but also of rodents has gone up significantly in some areas.
  • Had humans not eliminated the snakes in some areas, there would be much smaller populations of rodents living there.
  • By killing snakes, humans have caused the numbers of rodents in some places to increase drastically.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

If you would rather I came to your house at an earlier time today, then perhaps I could leave work a bit earlier than usual.

  • Coming to your house earlier will be difficult today, unless I am able to finish my job at an earlier hour than I usually do.
  • I didn’t realize that you wanted to see me today; otherwise, I would have left work early to come to your place.
  • It may be possible for me to get off work earlier than normal today, if you’d like me to come to your place earlier.
  • If you would rather I arrived at your house early today, then I will have to finish work before I usually do.

Choose the sentence CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

His bag was opened by the customs officials when he was suspected of smuggling drugs into the country.

  • The customs officials thought he was carrying drugs illegally into the country, so they opened up his bag.
  • He was bringing drugs into the country illegally when the customs officials suspected him and opened his bag.
  • The customs officials had been informed that he was smuggling drugs into the country, so they asked him to open his bag.
  • The customs officials who opened his bag must have suspected him of smuggling drugs into the country.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

They only have two installments left to pay on their car. Then they will be more free to spend their money.

  • They are having financial problems because of their car, for which they’ll pay two more installments.
  • Ever since they bought a car, for which they still have two installments to pay, they have been careful with their money.
  • They will have a lot of money to spend when they have finished paying the installments on their car.
  • Once they have paid the last two installments on their car, they won’t have to be so strict with their money.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

The politician was implicated in a scandal. However, as he entered the international conference, the whole audience still stood up and applauded.

  • The moment the politician entered the international conference, he was applauded because of all the work he was involved in.
  • Despite the scandal he was involved in, the entire audience rose and applauded the politician upon his entrance to the international conference.
  • Due to the scandal the politician was involved in, everyone in the audience rose from their seats and shouted at him when he arrived to speak at an international conference.
  • When he entered international politics, the politician was admired by all his colleagues; nevertheless, he became involved in a scandal.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

It is difficult to find British food in India after two hundred years of colonization. On the contrary, Indian food is sold all over Britain.

  • The British were in India as colonists for two centuries and their food is hardly eaten there now, but the British eat a lot of Indian food in their own country.
  • As two centuries have passed since India was colonized by the British, Indian food can easily be found in Britain, but British food can only be found with difficulty in India.
  • Despite the colonization of India by Britain for two hundred years, there is no British food in India, but Indian food is found in most of Britain.
  • Two centuries of colonization by the British meant that Indian food became very popular in Britain, but not the other way around.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

I bought a dictionary from the book store. Unfortunately, some pages had been written in and torn, so I took it back there and demanded a refund.

  • I wrote something in the dictionary and ripped two of the pages, but I still got a refund when I returned it to the bookshop where I had bought it.
  • I asked for my money back for the dictionary I had bought in the bookstore as somebody had written in it and damaged a couple of the pages.
  • The bookstore demanded some money from me when I wanted to return the dictionary, because I had written something in it and ripped some of the pages.
  • The bookshop where I had bought the dictionary agreed to pay a refund for a few torn pages and the writing inside it.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Two players were attacked after rival fans had come onto the field. This led to the football match having to be cancelled.

  • When the football match was cancelled, some rival fans jumped onto the pitch and started a fight with two of the players.
  • The football match was ended when rival fans started to call to each other to invade the pitch and beat up a couple of the players.
  • The football match had to be called off when rival supporters ran onto the pitch and beat up two players.
  • Two players were seriously injured after having been attacked by rival supporters who had invaded the pitch after the cancellation of the football match.

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

More and more people are discovering that sharing and talking about their favorite books with others can be as rewarding as the act of reading itself.  For people who feel that they are too busy to sit down with a book, a book club helps them schedule time to read, others have gained self-confidence by participate in or leading a discussion. (1) ______

A successful book club should have a group that is small enough so even the quiet people can be heard but also big enough for many different opinions. The best arrangement is a mixture of (2) _____ for more reading variety and livelier discussions.  

The book club could specialize in one subject or type of book, like mysteries, science fiction, or biographies. Or the members could read books of all types, (3) ______ the book is highly recommended by someone who thinks it would be worth discussing.  

(4) ______ The approach simply offers more privacy and time for longer meetings. To make the meeting go smoothly, a leader should be appointed. The leader will usually start the discussion by asking what the author’s main idea was. (5) ______, even if they don’t like a book. They just need to be prepared to explain why.

Choose the best answer for (1)

  • And most people enjoy the chance to make new friends.
  • They are willing to seat in a quiet place to enjoy their books.
  • People mostly want to kill their time by joining a book club.
  • A book club can be a waste of time to some people.

Choose the best answer for (2)

  • status, relationships and incomes
  • skills, understandings and careers
  • blood types, appearances and lifestyles
  • ages, sexes, and backgrounds

Choose the best answer for (3)

  • as much as
  • as well as
  • as long as
  • as soon as

Choose the best answer for (4)

  • Some book clubs meet in places like bookstores, public libraries, or restaurants, but most have their meetings in members’ homes.
  • Some book clubs meet in places like bookstores, public libraries, or restaurants, and hardly have their meetings in members’ homes.
  • Some book clubs are likely to meet in public places because it’s easy to find and have enough space for all members.
  • Some book clubs prefer meeting at open spaces like countryside or parks to meeting at indoor places such as bookstores, public libraries, or restaurants.

Choose the best answer for (5)

  • Book club members should not express their opinions
  • Book club members should never be afraid to offer their opinions
  • Book club members are encouraged to stay silent when listening to others
  • Book club members are often reserved to raise questions