Đề thi thử môn Anh Chuyên vào 10 của trường THPT CNN năm 2023 - Lần 1

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ĐỀ THI THỬ KỲ THI TUYỂN SINH TRƯỜNG THPT CHUYÊN NGOẠI NGỮ NĂM 2023 do trường ĐH Ngoại ngữ - ĐH QG HN công bố ngày 19/2/2023.

Sau khi làm bài, em hãy xem kết quả phân tích chi tiết và ôn luyện ngay những chủ điểm chưa đạt kết quả cao.

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

  • heart

  • pearl

  • learn

  • search

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

  • success

  • spicy

  • social

  • percent

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

  • south

  • couth

  • myth

  • smooth

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

  • cantaloupe

  • catastrophe

  • apostrophe

  • recipe

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

  • bamboo
  • tattoo
  • aloo
  • taboo

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

  • colony
  • hesitate
  • dedicate
  • endanger

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

  • equivalent
  • architecture
  • majority
  • amphibian

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

  • argumentative
  • psychological
  • hypersensitive
  • contributory

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

The soldier blew up the bridge to prevent the enemy from advancing.

  • destroyed with a bomb
  • blocked with trees
  • closed without a notice
  • built without permission

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

Due to the increase of Covid cases, the period of online learning and teaching has been extended.

  • covered
  • replaced
  • canceled
  • continued

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

Data from the space should pave the way for a more detailed exploration.

  • commence
  • restrain
  • facilitate
  • originate

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

It was apparent from her face that she was really upset.

  • uncertain
  • related
  • unreal
  • transparent

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

Some officials were afraid that the travel regulations would be unduly strict to business activities.

  • excessively
  • justifiably
  • deliberately
  • immensely

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

The student association is in earnest debate and discussion over the plan for their new project launch.

  • frivolous
  • impersonal
  • equivocal
  • contentious

In the _____ of security, personnel must wear their identity badges at all times.

  • requirement
  • priority
  • assistance
  • demands

The team's win in the final playoff has _____ their qualification for the Women's World Cup.

  • latched
  • gained
  • sealed
  • clamped

Fashion enthusiasts were longing for the brand's latest collection, but it had yet _____.

  • arrived
  • to arrive
  • arrive
  • be arriving

We thought an _____ package tour would be more economical.

  • all-consuming
  • all-cash
  • all-around
  • all-inclusive

Currently, both politicians are moving on towards the common goal of union solidarity, saying that their past disputes were just _____.

  • dog days of summer
  • water under the bridge
  • in the nick of time
  • in way over their head

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

There is a long list of reasons why Phong Nha, a world heritage site, and pride of Quang Binh province, . This tourist attraction is a must-visit destination - and it's not just about caves!

lt is widely known that Phong Nha is home to the biggest cave on the planet: Son Doong Cave, It's also home to the third largest cave on the planet, En Cave, as well as tens of other caves that are ready for exploration. In fact, In Phong Nha vacationers may more caving trips than any other caving destination in the world. But the main reason why Phong Nha has become special is that it offers so many different kinds of caving experiences, from extreme adventures like the Son Doong cave expedition to more accessible adventures like exploring the Tu Lan Cave system. There are also several family-friendly tours available, those to Paradise Cave and Phong Nha Cave.

If visitors aren't caving but love the great outdoors, Phong Nha is still a good choice. Alongside world-class caving activities, Phong Nha also offers jungle walks through primary forest, river kayaking across gentle waters and a village atmosphere that will charm tourists . And as a developing destination, this list is growling. Locals are sipping out secluded lakes, pockets of wildlife and areas that are perfect for other outdoor activities, such as rock-climbing and ziplining.

Additionally, Phong Nha has proved itself as a(n) tourism success story. The benefits that tourism has brought to the local people are immense. Phong Nha remains poor, but rising household incomes by an increase in employment opportunities have significantly raised living standards in the village. Tourism is good news for environmental protection, too. Before tourism took off in the village, poverty many of the villagers in the jungle to partake in illegal logging, hunt wildlife or do other activities that were harmful to the environment. Now as tourism has offered them a stable income, these activities have reduced dramatically.

Reading the text and answer the following questions.

Even with all the facts you’ve learned so far, I’m sure you still have some nagging doubts about the many stories you’ve heard about how others sleep, things you can do to get better sleep, and what sleep really does for you. Many of these tales are left over from before researchers began to study and understand sleep. Before we address how to improve your sleep habits, let’s clear up some of the most common sleep myths.

You Need Less Sleep as You Get Older 

As children, many of us had grandparents who always seemed to be up at the crack of dawn, cleaning the house and making a glorious breakfast. So it seemed as if older people didn’t need as much sleep as other adults. This memory overlooks a couple of things: Grandma and Grandpa were probably in bed by 9 p.m., and they often disappeared in the early afternoon to take a nap. In truth, older people need just as much as sleep as younger adults. They may have trouble getting it because they wake up more frequently during the night, but total sleep need does not decrease much with age.

I Can Get by Fine on Five or Six Hours of Sleep

It’s true that a small percentage of people are short-sleepers who only need five or six hours of sleep per night. However, sometimes it seems as if two-thirds of the population believe they belong to this select group. The overwhelming majority of people need seven to nine hours a night, so the chances are relatively small that any particular individual is truly a short sleeper. To calculate your sleep need, follow the instructions in Chapter 3. If you need eight hours a night but only get six, you can usually carry on for a day or two. After a few days, you’ll start to show signs of sleep deprivation, such as daytime drowsiness, irritability, and decreased productivity, and you’ll also place yourself at a higher risk for safety problems at work and behind the wheel.

You Can Learn to Get by on Less Sleep

Unfortunately, there’s no way to train the body to reduce its sleep need. Studies on chronic partial sleep deprivation, restricting people to only four or five hours of sleep for several weeks, found that people continue to get sleepier and their performance becomes more impaired the longer the study goes on. There is no plateau or limit to how sleepy and impaired they get. To meet a job deadline or study for a final exam you may be able to function on less sleep, but you will feel more tired, work less efficiently, and get less done.

(Adapted from Canadian Living)

What is the phrase "at the crack of dawn" in paragraph 2 closet in meaning to?

  • day after day
  • in the dead of night
  • at daybreak
  • ahead of time

What does the author imply when saying: "This memory overlooks a couple of things: Grandma and Grandpa were probably in bed by 9 p.m., and they often: disappeared in the early afternoon to take a nap” in paragraph 2?

  • Older people seem to habitually turn in earlier than younger adults
  • Older people's demand for sleep is as high as that of other adults.
  • Apparently, the elderly have more time on their hands compared to others
  • Both sleeping at night and afternoon naps are significant for the elderly.

What does the phrase “this select group" in paragraph 3 refer to?

  • a small percentage of short nappers
  • those who need five or six hours a night
  • two-thirds of the population
  • those who need seven to nine hours a night

What is NOT mentioned in paragraph 3?

  • Adverse effects caused by sleep deprivation
  • Fraction of sleepers who misidentify their sleep need
  • Average time spent sleeping per night
  • An example to estimate a person's sleep need

According to the passage, what is an early symptom of a person lacking sleep?

  • He suffers from obesity.
  • He is diagnosed with heart problems.
  • He is very easily annoyed by others.
  • He suffers from hypertension.

Which of the following best portrays the organization of the passage?

  • It starts with a prevailing concern and then presents facts of sleep need plus perils of having deficient sleep.
  • It relates several tales and then simulates a discussion on sleep disruption and essential sleep duration.
  • lt poses question of boosting sleep quality and then offers some recommendations from researchers.
  • It delivers a predominant sleep-related topic and then proclaims substantial changes in human perception.

What does the author probably support?

  • In comparison to most ailments humans suffer, symptoms of sleep loss seem to be more severe.
  • There is hardly a correlation between a person's productivity and his adequate restful sleep.
  • What people often voice about quality sleep is likely to perpetuate myths about sleep.
  • Humans' sleep deficit is possibly attributable to studies on chronic partial sleep deprivation.

What best describes the tone of the author?

  • Judgmental
  • Ironic
  • Defensive
  • Assertive

Carly: "_____"

Hương: "That's my aunt."

  • Who will pick you up today?
  • Whose family did you visit?
  • Who is Mrs. Quynh to you?
  • Who taught you to do that?

Mark: "Is your watch a fake Rolex?"

Minh: "_____"

  • Sorry if I offended you.
  • That's a bit personal.
  • It's really not that bad.
  • I assure you it's real.

Trang: "_____"

Tracy: "No worries. These things happen."

  • I can't tell you how sorry I am.
  • Hurry up. I'm going to be late.
  • How's the project coming along?
  • Is this rain ever going to let up?

Kate: "I had that date you set up for me."

Thủy: "_____ So, how was it?"

  • I wish I couldn't been there.
  • I'm glad you brought it up.
  • Your secret's safe with me.
  • Can I have a word with you?

Minh: "Hey, John is _____ that says no weekend homework if he is the class president."

Travis: "No homework over the weekend? Great! I support him!"

  • standing on the stage
  • speaking in his favor
  • running on a platform
  • thinking outside the box

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

a. Would you like to see a movie with me on Friday?

b. What's playing, of course.

c. On what?

d. That depends.

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

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

a. Really? I didn't take it that way at all.

b. What I said this morning was really rude.

c. I need to apologize to you.

d. What for?

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

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

a. I used the last bit this morning.

b. Thanks, honey.

c. No problem.

d. Maybe. How much milk do we have?

e. Could you get more milk then?

f. I'm going to the store. Do you need anything?

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

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

a. Why? I'm watching the premiere.

b. You're yawning. Why don't you go to bed?

c. But you'll be asleep in about one minute.

d. Then you should watch the rerun.

e. I'm just yawning because the commercials are on.

f. I want to watch this TV show.

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

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

a. Maybe so, but only with everyone looking over his shoulder.

b. I'm not bubbling with confidence about our new recruit.

c. I seem to recall you relied heavily on others your first month.

d. That's what I like to hear. Remember, we're all in this together.

e. Okay, you're driven your point home. I'll try to be patient.

f. He may not be seasoned, but I wager he'll get the job done.

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

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

The new bookshop looks beautiful, yet it seems to have few customers.

  • In order to get more business, the new bookshop should definitely improve its apprearance.
  • The new bookshop would have more customers if it had a more attractive appearance.
  • The new bookshop cannot attract more customers, whether or not it has a nice appearance.
  • Despite its pleasant appearance, the new bookshop does not appear to attract many customers.

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

Capulet was so pleased that he decided to move his marriage up a day.

  • Capulet was really content and made a decision on an earlier marriage.
  • Capulet was highly delighted yet put his marriage on hold far one day.
  • Capulet decided to lengthen his wedding for his enjoyment and satisfaction.
  • Capulet made a pleasing decision on his wedding, which was one day in length.

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

After Einstein's theory of relativity, people began to perceive the universe in a different way.

  • Einstein's theory of relativity confirmed some ideas about how the universe began.
  • Following Einstein's theory of relativity, people realize the universe was changing.
  • Until Einstein's theory of relativity, people knew hardly anything about the universe.
  • Einstein's theory of relativity introduced people to a new manner of seeing the universe.

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

My brother agrees to let me in on his plans which are unknown to other people.

  • The word is out that my brother's plans will involve me.
  • My brother bares his soul to me about his covert plans.
  • The ball is in my brother's court as to when he reveals his plans.
  • My brother has no courage to open his heart to me about his plans.

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

He was declared to test negative for the virus, which solidly set our minds at ease.

  • It is worth asking him to get the virus test since the negative result let off our steam.
  • Only if his virus test has a negative result, could we avoid being bundles of nerves.
  • Knowing about his negative virus test result truly lulled us into a sense of security.
  • It was a great weight off our minds to know that the virus was not detected in his test.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

They had to leave right away. Their children were nearly late for their class concert.

  • They had to leave at once, otherwise their children would have been late for their class concert.
  • They didn't leave early enough, which kept their children from being at their class concert on time.
  • Leaving instantly was necessary because their children wanted to join their class concert on time.
  • Although they had to leave soon, their children couln't avoid being late for their class concert.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Some paintings are abstract. They don't look like anything specific.

  • As a result of some paintings being abstract, they don't look like anything specific.
  • Some paintings are abstract, which means they don't look like anything specific.
  • Some abstract paintings don't show tangible ideas as clearly as they are expected to.
  • Abstract paintings are something indefinite which people hardly like to look at.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

She had a bitter quarrel with her boss. She insisted on giving a notice to leave the managing position.

  • Her severe disagreement with her boss force her to give up being a manager.
  • Her managing position was earned though a violent conflict with her boss.
  • After a heated argument with her boss, she was determined to resign as manager.
  • Her notice to leave the managing position resulted in a serious row with her boss.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Your cerebellum is at work coordinating muscle movements. With the cerebellum's guidance, you can touch your nose in one smooth motion.

  • The function of your cerebellum is to controll muscle locomotion; particularly, it smooths the touching of your nose.
  • Muscule movements are orchestrated by your cerebellum, without which you couldn't touch your nose gracefully.
  • Your cerebellum is crucial for muscle mobility whereby touching your nose quickly is a manageable action.
  • On account of your cerebellum's guidance, your muscles can move so smoothly that you can touch your nose.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

He's very supportive of this plan. He's doubtful about the council having anticipated everything.

  • He heartily approved of this plan whereas he expressed his skepticism of the council's potentials for it.
  • He typically distrusts the council's ability to handle anything, but this plan is the exception.
  • Notwithstanding his suspicion of the council's anticipation of this plan, he still gives it full consent.
  • Although really in favor of this plan, he's disinclined to believe the council has covered all the bases.

Read the passage and choose the correct answer.

Achievement tests traditionally have been designed to assess all students' performances on the same curriculum content, using the same test, at the same time. The thinking behind this has been that, if every student attempts the same test questions under identical test conditions, then (1) _____. 

Tests of this kind usually are conducted at specific times during the schooling process - for example, at the end of a school term, or stage of school. Year-12 examinations are an example. The purpose is to establish how much of a body of taught content students can demonstrate, which is then converted to a numerical mark or letter grade.

(2) _____ grading and certifying students' performances, tests of this kind sometimes determine entry into the next stage of education. In his 2019 article, The future of learning and the future of assessment, Harvard's Richard Elmore describes traditional assessments as delivering 'verdicts' on students' performances for the purposes of rationing and allocating scarce benefits. He argues that such assessments serve institutional interests rather than the interests of learning. 

(3) _____, adaptive assessments have a very different starting point. They do not set out to assess every student's performance on the same body of taught content. Instead, they are designed to establish the points individuals have reached in their long-term progress in an area of learning.

(4) _____ - information that can then be used to identify next steps in teaching and learning and to monitor individual progress over time. Students who are less advanced, and so experience lower rates of success during an assessment, are automatically administered less difficult tasks. Students who are more advanced, and so experience higher rates of success, are administered more difficult tasks. In this way, each student is automatically administered a test tailored to where they are in their learning. These adaptive tests offer a glimpse into the future of Iearning, the curriculum and assessment. This future will be based on (5) _____.

Choose the correct answer for (1)

  • all examinations will produce more precise and reliable results
  • most students will display their actual learning competence
  • all students will be treated equally and can be compared fairly
  • most examinations will become standardized and can be applied widely

Choose the correct answer for (2)

  • In addition to
  • In regard to
  • In case of
  • In common with

Choose the correct answer for (3)

  • By nature
  • In contrast
  • Particularly
  • Consequently

Choose the correct answer for (4)

  • This may lead to establishing test versions that assess student's knowledge, understanding and ability
  • This often results in classifying students into relevant groups based on their learning competence assessment
  • This usually means establishing what they know, understand, and can do all the time of assessment
  • This mostly focuses on assessing student's competence in the long run rather than at a specific time

Choose the correct answer for (5)

  • assessing and grouping learners according to their current rates of success, rather than on conventional content-based examinations
  • adapting and improving achievement tests from students perspective, rather than on classic grade-based judgments
  • creating and giving fair chances for individual learners to progress, rather than on long-established curricula
  • identifying and responding to individual progress and learning needs, rather than on traditional group-based solutions

Write an academic essay of about 250 words on the following topic.  

"In the past, parents often made the decision on their children's future career. Do you agree or disagree that parents should do so in the current society?"

Use relevant examples and explanations to support your ideas.