Đề thi thử vào 10 năm 2020 theo mẫu của SGD Hà Nội số 12 (có giải thích đáp án chi tiết)

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Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation.

  • wicked

  • watched

  • stopped

  • cooked

Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation.

  • grate
  • staple
  • marinate
  • shallot

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

  • zoology
  • conquest
  • cement
  • duet

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

  • Mexican
  • Brazilian
  • Malaysian
  • American

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.
I don’t approve of leave small children home alone.

  • don’t
  • leave
  • children
  • alone

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

In spite of the traffic jam, I came home late last night.

  • In spite of
  • came
  • home
  • last night

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.
Although he is an interested man, we don’t like him at all.

  • Although
  • interested
  • don’t
  • at all

I went home early _____ I was not feeling well.

  • since
  • because of
  • despite
  • although

Choose the correct answer.

When I called her, she _______  a bath.

  • had
  • was having
  • has
  • is having

There are _____ biscuits in the packet.

  • a few
  • a little
  • a lot
  • much

Choose the correct answer.
She’s always willing to help but she doesn't want _______ at home unless there is an emergency.

  • being called
  • to be called
  • to have called
  • having called

Choose the correct answer.

Please move the chairs ____ the aisle. They're ____ my way.

  • away from/ on
  • out of/ in
  • under/ of
  • from/ on

I went to the bookstore, but I couldn't find the book _____.

  • I needed
  • I needed it
  • that I needed it
  • of which I needed

Choose the correct answer.

I used to ____ hard when I was a student.

  • work
  • working
  • be worked
  • have worked

Choose the correct answer.

Bob studied ______ in university.

  • Finance
  • Financier
  • Financial
  • Financing

Choose the correct answer.

He learns English ______ than we do.

  • badly
  • badlier
  • more badly
  • worse

Choose the most suitable response to complete the following exchange.

Christina and John are in the English evening class.

Christina: “Why do you think most people learn English?"

John:"________________."

  • Very often it's to get a better job
  • All of them are
  • Because I like it
  • I heard it was very good

Choose the most suitable response to complete the following exchange.

- "Would you like a cup of coffee, please?"

- "___________."

  • No. I don't like.
  • Sorry, I don't like.
  • No, please.
  • Yes, please.

Instead of staying in the hotel all the time, we wanted to go out and be adventurous.

The word which is opposite in meaning to the underlined word is _____.

  • careful
  • risky
  • brave
  • exciting

Choose the word(s) which is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).
Nothing concentrates the mind better than the knowledge that you could die tomorrow.

  • makes no effort
  • has no difficulty
  • takes no notice of
  • pays attention to

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

In some rural areas, women and girls are forced to do most of the housework.

  • invited
  • encouraged
  • made
  • contributed

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

Mary is planning to tie the knot with her German boyfriend next June.

  • get married
  • say goodbye
  • get together
  • fall in love

Read and choose the best answer for each space.

River deep, mountain high!

From the top of the highest mountain to the bottom of the sea, the world is of extremes. Let's take a look at some of the most amazing ones.

With temperatures well beside freezing and very strong winds, a mountain top is an extreme place to be! The tallest mountain the planet is, of course, Mount Everest. Its peak rises 8.850 metres above sea level. Over the years, 1,200 people the long, lonely climb to the top of Everest!

The Sahara Desert is in North Africa and is about the same size as the USA! With so much sun and very little rain, summer temperatures there are often over 32° Celsius. The hottest temperature ever recorded on earth was in the Sahara the temperature reached 58° Celsius!

The Amazon is one of the longest rivers in the world. It begins in the mountains of Peru, goes across South America and ends at the Atlantic Ocean. If you ever go on a to the Amazon, be very careful! As well as the lovely pink dolphins, there are also some horrible creatures in the water, including flesh-eating piranha!

Adapted from Close-up B1 pre-intermediate student’s book

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

Peru's Inca Indians first grew potatoes in the Andes Mountains in about 200 BC. Spanish conquistadors brought potatoes to Europe, and colonists brought them to America. Potatoes are fourth on the list of the world's food staples - after wheat, corn, and rice. Today, Americans consume about 140 pounds of potatoes per person every year, while Europeans eat twice as many.

One of our favorite ways to eat potatoes is in the form of potatoes chips. While Benjamin Franklin was the American ambassador to France, he went to a banquet where potatoes were prepared in 20 different ways. Thomas Jefferson, who succeeded Franklin as our French ambassador, brought the recipe for thick-cut, French fried potatoes to America. He served French fries to guests at the White House in 1802 and at his home, Monticello.

A native American chef named George Crum created the first potato chips on August 24, 1853, at Moon Lake Lodge in Saratoga, New York. He became angry when a diner complained that his French fries were too thick, so he sliced the potatoes as thinly as possible, making them too thin and crisp to eat with a fork. The diner loved them, and potato chips were born. In 1860, Chef Crum opened his own restaurant and offered a basket of potato chips on every table.

Joe “Spud” Murphy and Seamus Burke produced the world’s first seasoned crisps, cheese & onion, and salt & vinegar chips, in the 1950s in Ireland. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, crisps are what we, in the United States, call potato chips, while their chips refer to our French fries. Ketchup-flavored chips are popular in the Middle East and Canada. Seaweed-Navored chips are popular in Asia, and chicken-flavored chips are popular in Mexico. Other flavors from around the world include paprika, pickled onions, béarnaise, meat pie, chili crab, salmon teriyaki, borscht, Caesar salad, roasted sausage, firecracker lobster, roast ox, haggis and black pepper, olive, and spaghetti.

(Adapted from https: //en.isicollective.com) 

What is the main idea of the passage?

  • France's ambassador Benjamin Franklin
  • George Crum the chef
  • History of potato chips
  • Flavors of potato chips

The word "them" in paragraph 1 refers to _____.

  • potatoes
  • colonists
  • conquistadors
  • Indians

The word “banquet” in the second paragraph can be best replaced by the word ____.

  • contest
  • meal
  • festival
  • palace

Which of the following is a true statement?

  • Different flavored potato chips are popular in different parts of the world.
  • Potato chips are only popular in America.
  • Ketchup-flavored potato chips are most popular in America.
  • Potato chips are not really eaten very much in Asia.

Potato chips are called _____ in the United Kingdom.

  • fries
  • crisps
  • lobsters
  • potatoes

Rewrite the sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the original one.

You should take the train instead of the bus. => If ...........

Rewrite the sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the original one.

Their wedding will be held in a lovely church. => The church ...........

Rewrite the sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the original one.

Shirley didn't begin to read until she was eight. => It wasn't ...........

Rewrite the sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the original one. 

Although Alex had a good salary, he was unhappy in his job. => In spite of ...........

Combine the sentences into a new one, using the given word in the bracket. Do NOT change the word given.

People save much paper. Much wood pulp will be preserved. (The more)

Complete the second sentence using the word given so that it has the same meaning to the first.

The film was very bad. Most people walked out. (SUCH)

Complete the second sentence using the word given so that it has the same meaning to the first.

After leaving college, he started his own business with a bank loan. (SET) 

Combine the sentences into a new one, using the given word in the bracket. Do NOT change the word given.

“If I were you, I would no longer spend most of my time chatting on Facebook”, he said. (ADVISED) => ..........