Đề thi thử THPTQG môn Anh 2019 đợt 2 - Trường PTTH Chuyên ĐH Vinh

4/11/2019 7:31:00 PM
Đề thi thử đại học môn tiếng Anh năm 2019 trường THPT Chuyên Đại học Vinh tổ chức thi thử lần 2, ngày 30/3/2019. Đề thi được soạn thảo và thẩm định bởi các Chuyên gia có nhiều kinh nghiệm trong cả nước theo cấu trúc của Đề thi THPT Quốc gia 2019. Đề thi đã được bổ sung giải thích chi tiết cho từng đáp án bởi Giáo viên trên Tienganhk12.

Choose the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part.
The pile of old clothes gave off a damp, musty smell.

  • obsolete
  • tasty
  • appealing
  • stale

Choose the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part.
The organizers claim that the demonstration was a resounding success.

  • effective
  • exciting
  • huge
  • excellent

Choose the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part.
Mail shots have proved to be the most cost-effective method of marketing our products.

  • cheap
  • inefficient
  • efficient
  • convenient

Choose the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part.
She now faces the daunting challenge of writing a successful sequel to her hugely popular first book.

  • formidable
  • feasible
  • encouraging
  • discouraging

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

  • partnership
  • counterpart
  • worthwhile
  • workshop

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

  • compulsory
  • mandatory
  • necessary
  • bachelor

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

  The term “Hudson River school” was applied to the foremost representatives of nineteenth-century North American landscape painting. Apparently unknown during the golden days of the American landscape movement, which began around 1850 and lasted until the late 1860’s, the Hudson River school seems to have emerged in the 1870s as a direct result of the struggle between the old and the new generations of artists, each to assert its own style as the representative American art. The older painters, most of whom were born before 1835, practiced in a mode often self-taught and monopolized by landscape subject matter and were securely established in and fostered by the reigning American art organization, the National Academy of Design. The younger painters returning home from training in Europe worked more with a figural subject matter and in a bold and impressionistic technique, their prospects for patronage in their own country were uncertain, and they sought to attract it by attaining academic recognition in New York. one of the results of the conflict between the two factions was that what in previous years had been referred to as the “American”, “native”, or, occasionally, “New York” school - the most representative school of American art in any genre - had by 1890 become firmly established in the minds of critics and public alike as the Hudson River school.

  The sobriquet was first applied around 1879. While it was not intended as flattering, it was hardly inappropriate. The Academicians at whom it was aimed had worked and socialized in New York, Hudson’s port city, and had painted the river and its shores with varying frequency. Most important, perhaps, was that they had all maintained with a certain fidelity a manner of technique and composition consistent with those of America’s first popular landscape artist, Thomas Cole, who built a career painting the Catskill Mountain scenery bordering the Hudson River. A possible implication in the term applied to the group of landscapists was that many of them had, like Cole, lived on or near the banks of the Hudson. Further, the river had long served as the principal route to other sketching grounds favored by the Academicians, particularly the Adirondacks and the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire.

What does the passage mainly discuss?

  • The National Academy of Design.
  • The training of American artists in European academies.
  • Paintings that featured the Hudson River.
  • North American landscape paintings.

Before 1870, what was considered the most representative kind of American painting?

  • Historical painting
  • Figural painting
  • Landscape painting
  • Impressionistic painting
The word “monopolized” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to ________.
  • repelled
  • dominated
  • alarmed
  • pursued

According to the passage, what was the function of the National Academy of Design for the painters born before 1835?

  • It determined which subjects were appropriate.
  • It supported their growth and development.
  • It supervised the incorporation of new artistic techniques.
  • It mediated conflicts between artists.
The word “it” in paragraph 1 refers to __________.
  • country
  • patronage
  • technique
  • matter

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
In order not to disturb our conversation, he took his seat quietly.

  • He took his seat quietly so that he wouldn’t disturb our conversation.
  • So as to keep us continue our conversation, he took his seat quietly.
  • Not to disturb our conversation, he took his seat quietly.
  • As long as he took his seat quietly, we weren’t disturbed to keep on our conversation.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
I always hated pasta when I was a child. Now I can cook it regularly.

  • If I hadn’t hated pasta when I was a child, I would cook it regularly.
  • Hating pasta a lot when I was a child, I now cook it regularly.
  • I didn’t use to like pasta when I was a child but now I cook it regularly.
  • In spite of hating pasta, I cooked it regularly when I was a child.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Expert thought that infected chickens were responsible for the outbreak of flu.

  • It is thought that infected chickens were responsible for the outbreak of flu.
  • Infected chickens were thought to be in charge
  • Infected chickens were thought to be in charge of the outbreak of flu.
  • Infected chickens are thought to be responsible for the outbreak of flu.

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

Although social changes in the United States were being wrought throughout most of the nineteenth century, public awareness of the changes increased to new levels in the 1890’s. The acute, growing public awareness of the social changes that had been taking place for some time was tied to tremendous growth in popular journalism in the late nineteenth century, including growth in quantity and circulation of both magazines and newspapers. These developments, in addition to the continued growth of cities, were significant factors in the transformation of society from one characterized by relatively isolated self-contained communities into an urban, industrial nation. The decade of the 1870’s, for example, was a period in which the sheer number of newspapers doubled, and by 1880 the New York Graphic had published the first photographic reproduction in a newspaper, portending a dramatic rise in newspaper readership. Between 1882 and 1886 alone, the price of daily newspapers dropped from four cents a copy to one cent, made possible in part by great increase in demand. Furthermore, the introduction 1890 of the first successful linotype machine promised even further growth. In 1872 only two daily newspapers could claim a circulation of over 100 000 but 1892 seven more newspapers exceeded that figure. A world beyond the immediate community was rapidly becoming visible.

  But it was not newspaper alone that were bringing the new awareness to people in the United States in the late nineteenth century. Magazines as they are known today began publication around 1882, and, in fact, the circulation of weekly magazines exceeded that of newspapers in the period which followed. By 1892, for example, the circulation of the Ladies’ Home Journal had reached an astounding 700 000. An increase in book readership also played a significant part in this general trend. For example, Edward Bellamy’s utopian novel, Looking Backward, sold over a million copies in 1888, giving rise to the growth of organizations dedicated to the realization of Bellamy’s vision of the future. The printed word, unquestionably, was intruding on the insulation that had characterized United States society in an earlier period.

The word “acute” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _________.

  • intense
  • controversial
  • useful
  • genuine

According to the passage, the expansion of popular journalism was linked to ___________.

  • an increase in people’s awareness of social changes
  • changes in the distribution system
  • greater numbers of journalists
  • a larger supply of paper

According to the passage, the New York Graphic’s inclusion of photographs contributed to _________.

  • an increase in the number of people reading newspapers
  • a reduction in the cost of advertising
  • newspapers becoming more expensive
  • the closing of newspapers that did not use photographs

The word “exceeded” in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _________.

  • equaled
  • surpassed
  • controlled
  • affected

Why was there a drop in the price of daily newspapers between 1882 and 1886?

  • Newspapers contained photographics reproductions.
  • Magazines began to compete with newspapers.
  • There was a rise in demand.
  • Newspapers had fewer pages.

What does the author mean by the statement “A world beyond the immediate community was rapidly becoming visible” in paragraph 1 ?

  • The United States exported newspapers to other countries.
  • Photographs made newspapers more interesting.
  • Communities remained isolated despite the growth of popular journalism.
  • People were becoming increasingly aware of national and international issues.

The word “that” refers to _____________.

  • period
  • publication
  • circulation
  • century

Why does the author mention Edward Bellamy’s novel, Looking Backward?

  • To demonstrate that books had replaced newspapers and magazines as the leading source of information.
  • To emphasize the influence of the printed word on a society undergoing rapid change.
  • To document its prediction about the popularity of newspapers.
  • To illustrate how advanced the technology of printing had become

Read the following passage and choose the best option for each of the blanks.

  Banana fiber is used in the production of banana paper. Banana paper is used in two different senses: to to a paper made from the bark of the banana tree, mainly used for artistic purposes, or paper made from banana’s fiber, from an industrialized process, from the stem and the non-utilizable fruits. This paper can be either hand-made or made by machine. The volume of raw for making banana paper around the world on plantations is vast and largely unutilized. The market for banana paper is seen as a growth industry. 1988 in Costa Rica, companies like EcoPaper.com and Costa Rica Natural Paper have been producing 100% industrialized fine environmental and ecological paper derived from natural banana fibers, for the writing and stationery market.

  This industry numerous waste products such as: the plastic that wraps the bananas, plastic cords to tie the wrapping, damaged bananas and the pinzote (stems). An alarming quantity of over of 92% of water, 3% of resins and 2% glucose; the rest is vegetable fiber. This particular composition makes it decompose without the solid component being destroyed. This causes a severe impact on the surrounding ecosystems - much to the detriment of rivers and underground waters.

Choose the underlined word or phrase in each sentence that needs correction.

Solar energy can also be used for daylight, cooking, heating and helping plants grow.

  • can also
  • daylight
  • helping
  • grow

Choose the underlined word or phrase in each sentence that needs correction.

The only structure remaining intact is the Flag Tower of Hanoi built in 1812 during the Nguyen Dynasty.

  • remaining
  • of
  • built
  • the

Choose the underlined word or phrase in each sentence that needs correction.

Music plays a crucial role in our lives, therefore all too often it is taken for granted.

  • Music
  • therefore
  • too often
  • for granted

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

They have lived near a chemical plant for many years. Some villagers have now developed cancer.

  • Because of the fact having lived near a chemical plant for, some villagers have now developed cancer.
  • Because they have lived near a chemical plant for many years so some villagers have now developed cancer.
  • Living near a chemical plant for many years, some villagers have now developed cancer.
  • Having lived near a chemical plant for many years, some villagers have now developed cancer.

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

Visitors come to the museum to admire the relics. They were excavated from the ancient tombs.

  • Visitors come to the museum to be admired with the relics that were excavated from the ancient tombs.
  • Having been excavated from the ancient tombs, the relics attract attention from the public a lot.
  • Visitors come to the museum to admire the relics excavated from the ancient tombs.
  • Excavated from the ancient tombs, visitors come to the museum to admire the relics.

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

  • sanctuary
  • solution
  • potential
  • infectious

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

  • compromised
  • revised
  • assessed

  • advised

Choose the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.

Jenny is telling Danny, her aunt, about her band 7.5 in IELTS test.

Jenny: ”Guess what? I have got band 7.5 in IELTS test I took last week.”

Danny: ”___________”

  • That’s a great idea. Congratulations.
  • Well done. You deserved it.
  • Lucky you.
  • It’s kind of you.

Choose the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.

Two passengers are exchanging information in the departure lounge at the airport.

Mr. Brown: ”Has an announcement been made about the eight o’clock flight to Paris?”

Ms. Ensoleille: ”_________________”

  • I guess it’s in the nick of time.
  • I am not aware of the matter.
  • I am waiting for more information.
  • Not yet.

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

I have to give a talk about history so I spent the weekend reading ____________ on the Second World War.

  • up
  • over
  • into
  • out

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

You should sit down and _____________ stock of your life and decide whether this is the right thing to do.

  • get
  • take
  • carry
  • make

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Just as you arrived, I ____________ ready to go out.

  • have got
  • would get
  • have been getting
  • was getting

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

______ a spoken language dies, it leaves no archaeology, the scientific study of material remains such as tools, pottery, stone walls, and monuments.

  • After
  • As long as
  • When
  • As a result

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

In 1944, the airport was handed over to the government and was developed for civilian use, _________ after a small village that was removed to create space, Health Row.

  • having been named
  • when it has been named
  • which had been named
  • was named

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Kylie Jenner is ____________ that she became the world’s self-made billionaire two years younger than the Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg.

  • too successful
  • so successful an entrepreneur
  • such a success business
  • a very success entrepreneur such

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

A worrying conclusion in the study called “Heat and Learning” is that __________ global warming may affect the future income of _____________ students around the world.

  • the/ the
  • X / the
  • a / many
  • X / X

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

There is reported to have been a record amount of pollution in many big cities in developing countries last year, _________?

  • isn’t there
  • isn’t it
  • haven’t there
  • hasn’t it

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

The poor describe ill-being as lack of material things - food especially, but also lack of ____________ money, shelter and clothing.

  • employee
  • unemployment
  • employers
  • employment

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Every attempt should be made to prevent people from being ___________ with crimes that they did not commit.

  • accused
  • alleged
  • blamed
  • charged

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

The board was agreeable ____________ the proposal that a new school should be built for the children having passion for art and sports.

  • to
  • with
  • upon
  • at

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

The detective checked everyone’s story and by a _____________ of elimination they were left with on suspect.

  • time
  • period
  • progress
  • process

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

___________ in Fortune’s recent survey of successful working women, 30 percent had househusbands.

  • There were 187 participants
  • 187 participants
  • All the 187 participants
  • Of the 187 participants

Choose the correct answer to each of the following questions.

The couple were so busy with their careers that they had no time for each other, that’s when they started to __________.

  • drift away
  • drift out
  • drift off
  • drift apart