Đề thi thử THPT 2019 của thầy Bùi Văn Vinh #8

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

  • contain
  • purchase
  • reflect
  • suggest
Choose the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress
  • facilitate
  • dimensional
  • historical
  • instrumental

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the pronunciation.

  • Germany

  • Generous

  • Gorgeous

  • Gymnastic 

Choose the word that differs from the rest in the pronunciation.

  • lost
  • post
  • loan
  • pole

The small, ______ farms of New England were not appropriate for the Midwest.

  • self-supporting
  • self-supported
  • supporting themselves
  • they supported themselves

The access _____ education and the change _____ economic status have given women more freedom.

  • in / in
  • at / from
  • to / in
  • in / to

He really deserved the award because he performed _____ what was expected of him.

  • much better than
  • much better which
  • the most that
  • much more as

_____ the phone rang later that night did Anna remember the appointment.

  • No sooner
  • Just before
  • Not until
  • Only

Everything is _____ you. I cannot make _____ my mind yet.

  • out off / on
  • up to /up
  • away from / for
  • on for / off

______ his brother, Mike is active and friendly.

  • Alike
  • Unlike
  • Dislike
  • Liking

It was announced that neither the passengers nor the driver _____ in the crash.

  • are injured
  • was injured
  • were injured
  • have been injured

I phoned the company, who ______ me that my goods had been dispatched.

  • guaranteed
  • assured
  • reassured
  • confirmed

When the car was invented, I don’t think anyone could have predicted _____ it would change the world.

  • how
  • when
  • why
  • what

Dry salt lakes _____ 70 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide lie _____ long dunes _____ crests 20 meters high.

  • up to / between / with
  • up with / for / to
  • to up / from / for
  • up to/ at/to

He acted in an extremely _____ manner, which made him very unpopular.

  • dictatorial
  • dictate
  • dictation
  • dictatorship

Choose the correct answer.

Have they _____ the "No Smoking" sign?

  • caught sight of
  • taken care of
  • put an end to
  • made fun of

Choose the correct answer.

- Daisy: “What an attractive hairstyle you have got, Mary!”

- Mary: “_______”

  • Thank you very much! I am afraid.
  • You are telling a lie.
  • Thank you for your compliment!
  • I don't like your sayings.

Choose the correct answer.

Nick: “Sorry, Brian is not here.” 

Peter: “_____”   

  • Would you like to leave a message?
  • Can I take a message then?
  • Can I speak to Brian, please?
  • Can I leave a message then?

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

By the end of the storm, the hikers had depleted even their emergency stores.

  • greatly dropped
  • lost
  • destroyed
  • used almost all of

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

Originally the builders gave me a price of $5,000, but now they say they underestimated it, and now it’s going to be at least $8,000.

  • misjudged
  • underrated
  • undervalued
  • outnumbered

Read the following passage and choose the correct word or phrase for each of the blanks.

School exams are, generally speaking, the first kind of test we take. They find out  how much knowledge we have gained. But do they really show how intelligent we are? After all, isn’t it a fact that some people who are very academically successful don’t have any common sense.

Intelligence is the speed ___(21)_____ which we can understand and react to new situations and it is usually tested by logic puzzles. Although scientist are now preparing ___(22)_____ computer technology that will be able to “read” our brains, for the present tests are still the most popular ways of measuring intelligence.

A person’s IQ is their intelligence as it is measured by a special test. The most common IT tests are  ___(23)_____ by Mensa, an organization that was found in England in 1946. By 1976, it had 1,300 members in Britain. Today there are 44,000 in Britain and 100,000 worldwide largely in the US.

People taking the tests are judged in ___(24)_____ to an average score of 100, and those who score over 148 are entitled to join Mensa. This works out at 2 percent of the population. Anyone from the age of six can take tests. All the questions are straightforward and most people can answer them if allowed enough time. But that’s the problem; the whole ___(25)_____ of the test is that they’re against the clock.

Choose the correct answer for (21).

  • to
  • on
  • at
  • in

Choose the correct answer for (22).

  • ahead
  • upper
  • forward
  • advanced

Choose the correct answer for (23).

  • steered
  • commanded
  • run
  • appointed

Choose the correct answer for (24).

  • relation
  • regard
  • association
  • concern

Choose the correct answer for (25)

  • reason
  • question
  • matter
  • point

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

At 7 pm on a dark, cold November evening, thousands of people are making their way across a vast car park. They're not here to see a film, or the ballet, or even the circus. They are all here for what is, bizarrely, a global phenomenon: they are here to see Holiday on Ice. Given that most people don’t seem to be acquainted with anyone who's ever been, the show's statistics are extraordinary: nearly 300 million people have seen Holiday on Ice since it began in 1943; it is the most popular live entertainment in the world.

But what does the production involve? And why are so many people prepared to spend their lives travelling round Europe in caravans in order to appear in it? It can't be glamorous, and it's undoubtedly hard work. The backstage atmosphere is an odd mix of gym class and workplace. A curtained-off section at the back of the arena is laughably referred to as the girls' dressing room, but is more accurately described as a corridor, with beige, cracked walls and cheap temporary tables set up along the length of it. Each girl has a small area littered with pots of orange make-up, tubes of mascara and long false eyelashes.

As a place to work, it must rank pretty low down the scale: the area round the ice-rink is grey and mucky with rows of dirty blue and brown plastic seating and red carpet tiles. It's an unimpressive picture, but the show itself is an unquestionably vast, polished global enterprise: the lights come from a firm in Texas, the people who make the audio system are in California, but Montreal supplies the smoke effects; former British Olympic skater Robin Cousins is now creative director for the company and conducts a vast master class to make sure they're ready for the show's next performance.

The next day, as the music blares out from the sound system, the case start to go through their routines under Cousins' direction. Cousins says, 'The aim is to make sure they're all still getting to exactly the right place on the ice at the right time - largely because the banks of lights in the ceiling are set to those places, and if the skaters are all half a metre out they'll be illuminating empty ice. Our challenge, ' he continues, 'is to produce something they can sell in a number of countries at the same time. My theory is that you take those things that people want to see and you give it to them, but not in the way they expect to see it. You try to twist it. And you have to find music that is challenging to the skaters, because they have to do it every night.'

It may be a job which he took to pay the rent, but you can’t doubt his enthusiasm. 'They only place you'll see certain skating moves is an ice show,' he says, 'because you're not allowed to do them in competition. It's not in the rules. So the ice show word has things to offer which the competitive world just doesn't. Cousins knows what he's talking about because he skated for the show himself when he stopped competing - he was financially unable to retire. He learnt the hard way that you can't put on an Olympic performance every night. I'd be thinking, these people have paid their money, now do your stuff, and I suddenly thought, "I really can't cope. I'm not enjoying it".' The solution, he realized, was to give 75 per cent every night, rather than striving for the sort of twice-a-year excellence which won him medals.

To be honest, for those of us whose only experience of ice-skating is watching top-class Olympic skaters, some of the movements can look a bit amateurish, but then, who are we to judge? Equally, it's impossible not to be swept up in the whole thing; well, you'd have to try pretty hard not to enjoy it.

The writer describes the backstage area in order to show____.

  • How much fun the cast have during their work
  • How much preparation is needed for a performance
  • The type of skater that the show attracts
  • The conditions that the skaters put up with
What does the writer highlight about the show in the third paragraph?
  • the difficulty of finding suitable equipment
  • the need for a higher level of professional support
  • the range of companies involved in the production
  • the variety of places in which the show has been staged

The word "blares out" in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to_____.

  • seeps out
  • sounds beautifully
  • resounds loudly
  • rings

For Robin Cousins, the key point when rehearsing skating routines is_____. 

  • keeping in time with the music
  • the skaters' positions on the ice
  • the movement of the lights
  • filling all available space on the ice

Cousins believes that he can meet the challenge of producing shows for different audiences_____.

  • by adapting movements to suit local tastes
  • by presenting familiar material in an unexpected way
  • by selecting music that local audiences will respond to
  • by varying the routines each night

The word "them" in paragraph 5 refers to______.

  • skating moves
  • skating competitions
  • things that people want to see
  • the skaters
What is meant by 'the hard way'?
  • through making a lot of errors
  • through difficult personal experience
  • by misunderstanding the expectations of others
  • by over-estimating the ability of others
What conclusion does the writer draw about Holiday on Ice?
  • It is hard to know who really enjoys it
  • It requires as much skill as Olympic ice-skating
  • It is more enjoyable to watch than formal ice-skating
  • It is difficult to dislike it

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

Before the 1500’s, the western plains of North America were dominated by farmers. One group, the Mandans, lived in the upper Missouri River country, primarily in present – day North Dakota. They had large villages of houses built close together. The tight arrangement enabled the Mandans to protect themselves more easily from the attacks of others who might seek to obtain some of the food these highly capable farmers stored from one year to the next.

The women had primary responsibility for the fields. They had to exercise considerable skill to produce the desired results, for their northern location meant fleeting growing seasons. Winter often lingered; autumn could be ushered in by severe frost. For good measure, during the spring and summer, drought, heat, hail, grasshoppers, and other frustrations might await the wary grower.

Under such conditions, Mandan women had to grow maize capable of weathering adversity. They began as early as it appeared feasible to do so in the spring, clearing the land, using fire to clear stubble from the fields and then planting. From this point until the first green corn could be harvested, the crop required labor and vigilance.

Harvesting proceeded in two stages. In August the Mandans picked a smaller amount of the crop before it had matured fully. This green corn was boiled, dried and shelled, with some of the maize slated for immediate consumption and the rest stored in animal – skin bags. Later in the fall, the people picked the rest of the corn. They saved the best of the harvest for seeds or for trade, with the remainder eaten right away or stored for later use in underground reserves. With appropriate banking of the extra food, the Mandans protected themselves against the disaster of crop failure and accompany hunger.

The woman planted another staple, squash, about the first of June, and harvested it near the time of the green corn harvest. After they picked it, they sliced it, dried it, and strung the slices before they stored them. Once again, they saved the seeds from the best of the year’s crop. The Mandans also grew sunflowers and tobacco; the latter was the particular task of the older men.

What is the main topic of the passage?
  • The agricultural activities of a North American Society
  • Various ways corn can be used.
  • The problems encountered by farmers specializing in growing once crop
  • Weather conditions on the western plains.

The Mandans built their houses close together in order to ______.

  • share farming implements
  • guard their supplies of food
  • protect themselves against the weather
  • allow more room for growing corn
Why does the author believe that the Mandans were skilled farmers?
  • They developed new varieties of corn.
  • They could grow crops despite adverse weather.
  • They developed effective fertilizers.
  • They could grow crops in most types of soil.
Which of the following processes does the author imply was done by both men and women?
  • Clearing fields
  • Harvesting corn
  • Harvesting squash
  • Planting corn
The word “disaster” in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to __________.
  • catastrophe
  • history
  • control
  • avoidance
The word “them” in the last paragraph refers to _________.
  • women
  • seeds
  • slices
  • the Mandans
Throughout the passage, the author implies that the Mandans _________.
  • valued individuality
  • were very adventurous
  • were open to strangers
  • planned for the future

Choose the underlined part that need correction

Economists have tried to discourage the use of the phrase “underdeveloped nation" and encouraging the more accurate phrase “developing nation” in order to suggest an ongoing process.

  • to discourage
  • the use
  • encouraging
  • the more

Choose the underlined part that need correction

Being the biggest expanse of brackish water in the world, the Baltic Sea is of special interesting to scientists.

  • Being
  • in the
  • is of
  • interesting

Choose the underlined part that needs correction

It is time the government helped the unemployment to find some jobs.

  • time
  • helped
  • unemployment
  • some

Choose the word that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part

Why are you being so arrogant?

  • humble
  • cunning
  • naive
  • snooty

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

Strongly advocating health foods, Jane doesn’t eat any chocolate.

  • denying
  • impugning
  • supporting
  • advising

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Nobody is helping me, so I can’t finish my science project on time.

  • I could finish my science project on time if I were being helped by someone.
  • I needed help with my science project, but everyone just ignored me.
  • My science project will be difficult to do alone, so I should ask someone for help.
  • No one had time to help me, so I couldn’t finish my science project on time.

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

Although they taste nearly the same, both Sprite and Mountain Dew are two separate citrus-flavored soft drinks made by different companies.

  • Although Sprite has a stronger citrus taste than Mountain Dew, basically they are the same soft drink, though made by different companies.
  • Sprite and Mountain Dew are both manufactured by the same company, though they are similarly tasting citrus-flavored soft drinks.
  • Produced by two different companies, Sprite and Mountain Dew, which are both citrus-flavored soft drinks, taste practically no different.
  • Not made by the same company, Sprite and Mountain Dew are different from one another in the amount of their citrus-flavored.

Choose the sentence that is CLOSET in meaning to the following sentence.

I had no idea Clark spoke French until we went to Bordeaux.

  • I first realized that Clark knew French when we were in Bordeaux.
  • Before we went to Bordeaux, Clark had never tried to speak French.
  • While we were traveling to Bordeaux, Clark suddenly started to speak French.
  • It was difficult to understand the French that Clark was speaking in Bordeaux.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

One of the things I hate is noisy children.

  • I hate being in a place where there are noisy kids.
  • Children who make a lot of noise are terrible.
  • Among other things, I can’t stand children who make noise.
  • I hate both children and the noise they make.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to this sentence.

People who are unhappy sometimes try to compensate by eating too much.

  • Unhappy people are usually overweight because they tend to eat too much.
  • Eating too much occasionally makes people unhappy and depressed.
  • For some people, eating too much is a reason to be miserable.
  • When being depressed, people occasionally attempt to offset their misery by overeating.