Đề thi thử THPT QG môn Tiếng Anh #21

7/21/2018 12:00:00 AM
Đề thi thử THPT QG môn Tiếng Anh #21 giúp các em học sinh khắp các tỉnh thành ôn luyện cho kỳ thi THPT quốc gia.

_____ parents of Thomas claimed that he was at ______ home at the time of _____ robbery.

  • ∅ - ∅ - the
  • The - ∅ - the
  • The - the - the
  • ∅ - ∅ - a

Nowadays children would prefer history ______ in more practical ways.

  • be taught
  • to teach
  • to be taught
  • to be teaching

The discovery was a major ______ for research workers.

  • break-through
  • break-in
  • break-down
  • break-out

I accidentally ______ Mike when I was crossing a street downtown yesterday.

  • lost touch with
  • kept an eye on
  • paid attention to
  • caught sight of

______ appear, they are really much larger than the Earth.

  • Small as the stars
  • The stars as small
  • As the small stars
  • Despite of the small stars

In the United States ______ the states but Hawaii is an island.

  • all of
  • neither of
  • none of
  • no of

I know his name, but I can't recall it at the moment. It's on the tip of my _____.

  • brain
  • tongue
  • mind
  • memory

Choose the correct answer.

His brother refuses to even listen to anyone else's point of view. He is very ______ .

  • narrow-minded
  • kind-hearted
  • open-minded
  • absent-minded

It’s good idea to see your doctor regularly for ______ .

  • a revision
  • a check-up
  • an investigation
  • an experiment

When ______ a European, we should stick to the last name unless he suggests that.

  • speaking
  • discussing
  • talking
  • addressing

After running up the stairs, I was ______ breath.

  • without
  • out of
  • no
  • away from

She listened so attentively that not a word ______.

  • she had missed
  • did she miss
  • she didn't miss
  • she missed

Jane: “It's going to rain”.

Mary: “______. ”

  • I hope not so
  • I hope not
  • I don't hope so
  • I don't hope either

- Jordan: "______ "

- Jim: "No, thanks."

  • Did you want another drink?
  • Would you care for another drink?
  • Can you help me with this?
  • Come in, please!

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

Millions of people are using cell phones today. In many places, it is actually considered unusual not to use one. In many countries, cell phones are very popular among young people. They find that the phones are more than a means of communication - having a mobile phone shows that they are cool and connected.

The explosion in mobile phone use around the world has made some health professionals worried. Some doctors are concerned that in the future many people may suffer health problems from the use of mobile phones. In England, there has been a serious debate about this issue. Mobile phone companies are worried about the negative publicity of such ideas. They say that there is no proof that mobile phones are bad for your health. 

On the other hand, medical studies have shown changes in the brain cells of some people who use mobile phones. Signs of change in the tissues of the brain and head can be detected with modem scanning equipment. In one case, a travelling salesman had to retire at a young age because of serious memory loss. He couldn't remember even simple tasks. He would often forget the name of his own son. This man used to talk on his mobile phone for about six hours a day, every day of his working week, for a couple of years. His family doctor blamed his mobile phone use, but his employer's doctor didn't agree.

What is it that makes mobile phones potentially harmful? The answer is radiation. High-tech machines can detect very small amounts of radiation from mobile phones. Mobile phone companies agree that there is some radiation, but they say the amount is too small to worry about.

As the discussion about their safety continues, it appears that it's best to use mobile phones less often. Use your regular phone if you want to talk for a long time. Use your mobile phone only when you really need it. Mobile phones can be very useful and convenient, especially in emergencies. In the future, mobile phones may have a warning label that says they are bad for your health. So for now, it's wise not to use your mobile phone too often.

The most suitable title for the passage could be _____.

  • “The Reasons Why Mobile Phones Are Popular”
  • “Mobile Phones: A Must of Our Time”
  • “The Way Mobile Phones Work”
  • “Technological Innovations and Their Price”

According to the passage, cellphones are especially popular with young people because _____.

  • they make them look more stylish
  • they are indispensable in every day communications
  • they keep the users alert all the time
  • they cannot be replaced by regular phones

The changes possibly caused by the cellphones are mainly concerned with ______.

  • the mobility of the mind and the body
  • the resident memory
  • the arteries of the brain
  • the smallest units of the brain

According to the passage, what makes mobile phones potentially harmful is _____.

  • their radiant light
  • their power of attraction
  • their raiding power
  • their invisible rays

According to the writer, people should _______.

  • never use mobile phones in all cases
  • only use mobile phones in medical emergencies
  • keep off mobile phones regularly
  • only use mobile phones in urgent cases

The man mentioned in the passage, who used his cellphone too often, _____.

  • suffered serious loss of mental ability
  • had a problem with memory
  • abandoned his family
  • could no longer think lucidly

The word "potentially" in the passage most closely means _____.

  • obviously
  • possibly
  • certainly
  • privately

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.

  • stream

  • reason

  • theatre

  • disease

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

  • theater

  • author

  • thumb

  • clothes

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

  • opponent
  • habitat
  • contribute
  • eternal

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

  • museum
  • position
  • recommend
  • commitment

Choose the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part.
The Arctic fox's brownish-gray coat blends in with the barren tundra landscape in the months without snow.

  • poor
  • fruitful
  • arid
  • desert

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

Many animals, like the otter which uses a stone to crack mussel shells, are capable of using objects in the natural environment as rudimentary tools.

  • technical
  • basic
  • superior
  • original

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

I think we can safely say now that we have got our money back, we are home and dry.

  • have been successful
  • have not got wet
  • have got no water
  • have got home dry

Choose the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part.
When being interviewed, you should concentrate on what the interviewer is saying or asking you.

  • pay all attention to
  • be related to
  • be interested in
  • express interest to

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

For thousands of years, man has created sweet-smelling substances from wood, herbs and flowers and using them for perfume or medicine.

  • man
  • sweet-smelling
  • using them
  • or

Choose the underlined part that needs correction.

I think I can reach your requirements so I am writing to apply for the position of English-speaking local guide.

  • reach
  • am writing
  • to apply
  • position

Choose the underlined part that needs correction

Today the number of people who enjoys winter sports is almost double that of twenty years ago.

  • the number
  • who enjoys
  • is
  • that

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

American music, in most of its various forms, can be traced back to the music of the earliest African-Americans. Even though these Americans came here under the worst of circumstances, they still brought with them traditions and developed new traditions of their own, that has grown into what is recognized around the world today as American music.

Musicians, like other artists, are usually quick to give credit where credit is due. Just as a writer quotes his sources, a musician credits those musicians who inspired him. In the case of the early African-Americans that is not always easy. Many of the slaves who brought musical traditions from Africa will never be known by name. No one wrote their history. Many of the slaves who sang work songs in the fields will never be known by name. No one wrote their history either.

However, there is a lot that we do know. 

The first well-recognized form of African-American music was spirituals. Spirituals are religious songs. They are songs that tell a story or express emotions. Spirituals have a strong rhythm. They are often sung by a group, sometimes with a leader who sings a line or two alone and a chorus that sings the refrain. Spirituals originated in the Southern United States. Spirituals sung by slaves often expressed the hope for freedom that was so important in their lives. Well-known spirituals include "Go Down Moses", "Deep River" and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot."

After slavery ended, spirituals began to spread to other parts of the United States. Harry Thacker Burleigh was one of the first singers to perform spirituals on stage in a concert. Marian Anderson, well known for her classical singing, helped spirituals to gain a wider audience too. Spirituals influenced the development of another well-known form of American music - the blues.

The blues were a more individual style of music than spirituals. Blues were often sung solo, and sometimes they were accompanied by guitar music. As the name suggests, the blues were often about sadness and facing troubles. However, the blues could also be funny, positive, and even defiant. One blues singer, loved for her strong, beautiful voice, was Bessie Smith. Another early blues musician was W.C.Handy. Handy was not only a musician, he also wrote music, promoted concerts, and published blues songs.

During the time that the blues were spreading across the country, another style of music was also quickly gaining in popularity. Ragtime was energetic music with a complicated, syncopated beat. Often played on the piano, ragtime was the latest and most sophisticated in American popular music. The best-known ragtime musician was probably Scott Joplin, who wrote many hit ragtime pieces for the piano including "Maple Leaf Rag."

Eventually, elements from all of these forms of music and more came back together. In their own kind of melting pot, African rhythms, slave work songs, spirituals, blues, ragtime, and other influences recombined to form the beginnings of that truly American art form - jazz. In the late 1800s jazz was just beginning, but not long after the turn of the century, it would be the most popular American music. It would go on from there to worldwide popularity. Jazz would branch out into many forms, and it would influence future styles of American music. Many musicians today credit earlier musicians such as Scott Joplin or Bessie Smith with inspiring their music. It's a shame that they can't also name the earliest African-Americans who really began the traditions that led to the American music of today.

According to the passage, who introduced the early form of American music?

  • American natives.
  • Harry Thacker Burleigh.
  • Slaves from Africa.
  • People from the South of the United States.

Which type of music is often involved with piano accompaniment?

  • spirituals
  • ragtime
  • blues
  • jazz

What is NOT true when talking about blues?

  • They could be amusing and optimistic.
  • A well-known blues musician was Scott Joplin.
  • They gained popularity near the time ragtime became popular.
  • They were a more individual style of music than spirituals.

When did jazz become the most popular American music?

  • Sometime in the early 20th century
  • When elements from other American music combined
  • After the hit “Maple Leaf Rag” was written
  • In the late 1800s

Scott Jopljn and Bessie Smith were _____.

  • famous ragtime musicians
  • people who really began the American musical traditions
  • artists who inspired many musicians today
  • songwriters who wrote blues songs

What is the closest meaning to the word “chorus” used in the passage?

  • a group of singers that sing together
  • the main part of a song
  • an accompanying singer
  • none of the above

The word “they” in the last paragraph refers to _____.

  • today's musicians
  • Scott Joplin and Bessie Smith
  • the musicians' music
  • the names of the earliest African-American singers

What is the main idea of the passage?

  • Today‟s style of American music is mostly influenced by African-rooted songs.
  • It is hard to exactly recognize the people who started the American musical tradition.
  • Spirituals, blues and ragtime are the major components that formed jazz.
  • American's musical history was built by several famous musicians.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Joe does a lot of exercise. He's still very fat.

  • Despite the fact that doing a lot of exercise, Joe's still very fat.
  • Joe does a lot of exercise, so he's very fat.
  • Even though Joe does a lot of exercise, he's very fat.
  • Joe's very fat, but he does a lot of exercise.

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

Canada does not require US citizens to obtain passports to enter the country. Mexico does not require US citizens to do the same.

  • Canada does not require us citizens to obtain passports to enter the country, and Mexico does either.
  • Canada does not require us citizens to obtain passports to enter the country, and Mexico does not, either.
  • Canada does not require us citizens to obtain passports to enter the country, and neither Mexico does.
  • Canada does not require us citizens to obtain passports to enter the country while Mexico does.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the following sentence.
"It can't be Mike who leaked the document, it might be Tom.” said our manager.

  • Our manager suspected Tom of having leaked the document, not Mike.
  • Our manager blamed Tom for having leaked the document instead of Mike.
  • Our manager showed his uncertainty about who leaked the document: Mike or Tom.
  • Our manager made it clear that Tom was the one who leaked the document, not Mike.

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

Their holiday plans fell through because there was a strike at the airport.

  • They couldn't go on holiday as planned as a result of a strike at the airport.
  • They failed to go on the holiday like they planned because a strike occurred at the airport.
  • A strike at the airport almost put a stop to their holiday plans.
  • Disappointingly, a strike at the airport forced their holiday plans to nothing.

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

He was driving so fast that he could have had an accident.

  • An accident happened, and it was caused by his very fast driving.
  • He didn't have an accident although he was driving very fast.
  • If he had been driving very fast, he would have had an accident.
  • He wasn't driving slowly enough to avoid the accident.

Read the passage and choose the correct answer for the blanks.
If you want to prepare yourself for great achievement and have more to (A)_____ to your education or your work, try reading more books. (B)_____ up some of the interestingly informative books and search for well - researched materials that can help you grow. We should encourage our children to read more books and spend less time watching TV. Some people have commented that this is inconsistent. "Why is the written word a superior way to get information than television?" That is (C)_____ interesting point of view worth further (D)_____. Reading is a skill that is in much greater demand than the demand for watching TV. There are no jobs that require a person to be able to watch TV but reading is an integral part of many jobs.

The written word is an incredibly flexible and efficient way of communication. You can write something down and, in no time, it can be communicated to many different people. Not only that, we can (E)_____ vast amounts of information by reading in a very short time. A good reader can acquire more information in reading for two hours than someone watching TV can acquire in a full day. You are able to gain a lot of information quickly because you are a fast reader with good comprehension skills. It will save you massive amounts of time and you will be able to assimilate vast quantities of information.


  • contribute
  • gain
  • gather
  • collect


  • Make
  • Pick
  • Take
  • Set


  • the
  • an
  • a


  • explorative
  • explorer
  • explore
  • exploration


  • digest
  • inhale
  • breathe
  • eat