Đề thi thử THPT môn tiếng Anh số 17

3/22/2023 11:31:40 AM

Nick: "How about preparing a small present for little Jimmy after his performance?"

Jane: "_____"

  • Thank you for being so respectful.
  • It’s a great idea. He would like it.
  • Thanks for your promise. I’m sure he’ll be proud.
  • Not at all.

Two students, Anna and Linda, are talking about cyberbullying.

Anna: “I believe that children should be provided guidance on how to deal with cyberbullying.”

Linda: “_____. This can also help them have more enjoyable experiences on the Internet.”

  • No doubt
  • Sorry, but you’re right
  • I don’t think you’re correct
  • Actually, I quite agree anymore

Solving this crisis is not a question of politics, _____?

  • is it
  • isn’t it
  • is this
  • isn’t this

Bill’s mother won’t let him watch his favourite program _____.

  • after he had finished the housework
  • until he finishes the housework
  • once he finishes the housework
  • as soon as he will finish the housework

The local council has decided to _____ a concert to raise money for cancer charities.

  • take up
  • run through
  • come up
  • put on

Big cars that use a lot of petrol are _____ now than twenty years ago.

  • the more popular
  • less popular
  • most popular
  • least popular

The hairy coat holds a layer of air close to the skin, _____ the body against changes in the outside temperature.

  • to be insulated
  • insulating
  • insulated
  • that insulates

This is a very badly organized project. I will never consider _____ part in it.

  • taking
  • to take
  • to taking
  • taken

Tony’s parents check his Facebook account every day; he hates being under _____ all the time.

  • scrutiny
  • attack
  • pressure
  • control

The captain has not decided yet where to stop on the journey - we'll just play it by _____ and see how we feel.

  • mouth
  • ear
  • eye
  • hand

His question was so puzzling that I could not make any ____ of it at all.

  • sense
  • understanding
  • interpretation
  • meaning

Moign Khawaja specializes in politics, current _____ and world conflicts.

  • accounts
  • affairs
  • levels
  • prices

There's _____ bus stop near my house, so I can get to town very easily.

 
  • a
  • an
  • the
  • no article

The award, which ______ the highest level of achievement in our school, is given by the principal.

  • representative
  • represents
  • representation
  • representational

I think solar power _____ as the main source of energy in many countries in the future.

  • uses
  • is being used
  • will use
  • will be used

She’s afraid _____ dogs. When she was a child, she was scared by a big dog.

  • of
  • on
  • at
  • in

Vicky was having a beautiful dream when the alarm clock _____.

  • rings
  • was ringing
  • rang
  • has rung

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

  • certainty

  • climate
  • campus
  • discount

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

  • station

  • happen

  • rabbit

  • matter

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress.
  • volunteer
  • kangaroo
  • afternoon
  • committee

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

  • impair
  • unhurt
  • effect
  • insect

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

Washing your hands frequently can help prevent the spread of germs.

  • increase
  • avoid
  • promote
  • cause

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

Cambridge is the ideal place to learn English; it's a beautiful and hospitable city with institutions for high-quality linguistic teaching.

  • noticeable
  • natural
  • friendly
  • ugly

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

The bank announced that it was to merge with another of the high street banks.

  • associate
  • separate
  • cooperate
  • assemble

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

Her hypothesis is really off the wall, but the facts seem to support it.

  • unusual
  • interesting
  • valuable
  • common

Read the passage and choose the suitable word to fill in the blanks.

Ooc-Om-Boc Festival, occurs yearly on the 10th full moon in the Vietnamese lunar calendar, is one of the three most important celebrations among Khmer people culture, particularly in Soc Trang. For them, the moon controls the weather and harvests within a year. , at midnight, when the moon is at its highest point, a wide range of farm products: bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, and new sticky rice are used as offerings.

The event's highlight is The race of Ghe Ngo, a type of wooden boat that looks like a Khmer's holy item - Nagar snake. Going to the race are 30 groups of young men and 10 groups of young ladies rowing among the sound of gongs and waves, with the cheers of a large crowd. Other  at the event include cultural music and dance performances, exhibitions of artworks, and agricultural development workshops, all of which tourists to an animated and exciting atmosphere.

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

Linguists believe that early men used many gestures to communicate with one another. This, it is thought, was man’s first form of communication and the only one he had used for a long period of time. Even today we use some sign language: for example, we shake our head to indicate 'yes' or 'no', we point and we wave, and so on.

The first spoken words may have been early man’s attempt to copy the sounds made by animals. Then he may have developed sounds of his own. Gradually, man may have repeated certain sounds so often that they became familiar and understandable to others. Once spoken language had begun, perhaps man invented new words as he needed them to express himself verbally or to name new objects.

The next stage is that man came to write down what he spoke. In this way we can imagine language growing. By using words, parents were able to teach them to their children. The children in turn probably made up new words. Each generation, therefore, in the development of language, knew more words than the generation before it. Language is still growing and changing. Can you think of some words that you use today that were not used by your parents or grandparents when they were children?

(Adapted from Preliminary English Test, Cambridge University Press)

What is the best title for the passage?

  • Language growth
  • Early man’s language
  • Spoken language
  • Written language

What is TRUE according to the passage?

  • Old people didn't write down their language.
  • Nowadays gestures are no longer used to communicate.
  • People tried to imitate animals' sound.
  • Children only learn language from their parents.

According to paragraph 3, the older generation might know _____ the younger one.

  • a greater number of words than
  • the same number of academic words as
  • as many modern words as
  • a fewer number of words than

The word "express" in paragraph 2 is closet in meaning to _____.

  • withhold
  • deny
  • communicate
  • correspond

The word "them" in paragraph 3 refers to _____.

  • parents
  • children
  • words
  • objects

Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the 7 questions underneath.

Most weddings in Japan start with a religious ceremony in which usually only family members attend. Afterwards, a banquet is customarily held to which many people, including friends and colleagues, are invited. To celebrate the happy occasion, guests give the bride and groom goshuugi – gift money in special envelopes. Goshuugi from friends is usually 20,000 yen or 30,000 yen.

A typical Japanese wedding party starts when the bride and groom enter the banquet hall together, and take their seats on a slightly raised platform facing their guests. Invited guests are seated closer to the bride and groom, with family and relatives seated further in back. The bride's and groom's bosses usually give congratulatory speeches then their friends sing in celebration. Other wedding highlights include a candle ceremony where the couple holds a candle while greeting their guests at each table, and the cutting of the wedding cake. Afterwards, the bride and groom thank their parents with a speech, then leave to end the party. 

In the past, dishes that supposedly brought good fortune, such as prawns and sea breams, were served in abundance. So much of the food was ordered that guests ended up taking the surplus home. Today, the majority of the weddings serve just enough for everyone. Additionally, before leaving, guests would traditionally receive souvenir gifts called hikidemono. Many wedding ceremonies take place at wedding halls or hotels. Rough estimates show that it costs about 3 million yen to host a wedding party for 80 guests. During Japan's economic bubble, overseas weddings and flamboyant receptions with special effects, such as smoke machines and having the bride and groom fly in on gondolas, were very popular. But these days, couples choose to tie the knot in various ways, from not having any ceremony to having a modest affair, or still going all out.

(Source: http://www.hiraganatimes.com)

What is the main idea of this passage?

  • Dishes served at Japan's wedding parties in the past
  • Wedding ceremonies in Japan's economic bubble
  • Popular wedding gifts in Japan
  • Wedding ceremonies in Japan

Who can attend a religious ceremony in traditional Japanese weddings?

  • family members
  • close friends
  • colleagues
  • bosses

The word "their" in paragraph 2 refers to _____.

  • the couple's
  • the parents'
  • the relatives'
  • the friends'

The word "fortune" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ______.

  • excitement
  • luck
  • hardship
  • benefit

How were the wedding dishes in the past different from those of today?

  • They were more delicious.
  • They were less delicious.
  • They were served in smaller amounts.
  • They were served in larger amounts.

The word "rough" in paragraph 3 is closet in meaning to _____.

  • ambiguous
  • explicit
  • definite
  • approximate

What is NOT true according the passage?

  • Guests in typical Japanese weddings often have a seat that is lower than the bride and groom's.
  • Family members and relatives are seated closer to the bride and groom than others.
  • Some couples nowadays don't want to hold a traditional wedding ceremony.
  • As a custom, guests would be given a souvenir when attending wedding parties.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Not many students get high scores today. The tests are too hard.

  • If the tests today were easy, more students would get high scores.
  • Not all students would get high scores with such easy tests.
  • Unless the tests were easy, no students could get high scores.
  • The test is difficult, but all students will get high scores.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Sports clear my mind. They also help me maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

  • Sports clear my mind so that I can maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • My mind is cleared and so is the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.
  • All that sports can do is to clear my mind instead of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • Not only do sports clear my mind, but they also help me maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

The results of an exhausting study into masculinity were published this week and they make for illuminating reading.

  • exhausting
  • masculinity
  • published
  • illuminating

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

In 2014, the study conducted by Shi Ping Liu and colleagues helps to shed light on this mystery.

  • conducted
  • helps
  • shed
  • on

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

He only wants privacy. He can’t understand the reason why people keep asking them personal questions.

  • privacy
  • why
  • asking
  • them

Choose the sentence that is CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

I haven't met my grandparents for five years.

  • I often met my grandparents five years ago.
  • I last met my grandparents five years ago.
  • I have met my grandparents since five years ago.
  • I didn't meet my grandparents five years ago

Choose the sentence that is CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

"Don't forget to submit your project papers by next Friday," said the teacher.

  • The teacher allowed the students to submit your project by the next Friday.
  • The teacher reminded the students to submit their project papers by the next Friday.
  • The teacher encouraged the students to submit their project papers by the next Friday.
  • The teacher suggested the students to submit their project papers by the next Friday.

Choose the sentence that is CLOSEST in meaning to the sentence given.

Smoking is not allowed in public places such as hospitals, schools.

  • You needn't smoke in public places such as hospitals, schools.
  • You mustn't smoke in public places such as hospitals, schools.
  • You ought to smoke in public places such as hospitals, schools.
  • You may smoke in public places such as hospitals, schools.