Đề số 12 ôn thi Anh Chuyên vào 10 CNN

7/3/2020 1:52:00 PM

Đề thi thử này gồm 60 câu hỏi trắc nghiệm theo đúng cấu trúc phần trắc nghiệm của đề tuyển sinh vào 10 của THPT CNN. Thời gian làm bài 60".

HS hãy sử dụng thời gian hợp lý nhất có thể, đánh dấu những câu chưa chắc chắn để quay lại cân nhắc thêm khi đã làm xong một lượt.

Sau khi nộp bài, HS có thể xem được đáp án và giải thích đáp án chi tiết của từng câu 

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

  • particular

  • partition

  • participant

  • partisan

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

  • mammal

  • franchise

  • agitated

  • drama

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

  • algae

  • aegis

  • anchor

  • apparat

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

  • acquisitive

  • personnel

  • dissolve

  • refusal

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

  • diocese
  • bishopric
  • apprehend
  • prophesy

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

  • consecrate
  • episcopal
  • cemetery
  • circumcise

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

  • predetermine
  • autonomy
  • apparatus
  • acquisition

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

  • committee
  • internal
  • involvement
  • margarine

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

A U.S. man with a large online following in Vietnam has caused widespread anger, and faces possible criminal charges, over a Facebook post thought to have insulted a military hero.

  • embarrassed
  • offended
  • confused
  • depressed

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

I could see the finish line and thought I was home and dry.

  • unsuccessful
  • hopeful
  • successful
  • hopeless

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

The guards were ordered to get to the king’s room on the double.

  • in a large number
  • very quickly
  • on the second floor
  • every two hours

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

We are of the deeply held belief that many human beings have come to behave as materialistic tyrants.

  • monetary
  • greedy
  • object-oriented
  • spiritual

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

The solemn visit to the airfield was a contrast to the rally, where Trump reveled in his supporters' adulation and mocked his political rivals.

  • admiration
  • reverence
  • contempt
  • consolation

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

But the anonymity and safety in large classes does not mean that teachers are not seeing and modifying their approach via instantaneous feedback from their classes.

  • laid-back
  • spontaneous
  • in a flash
  • quick

The accidental _____ of four listed buildings near the city center caused a huge outcry and the manager of the building company was jailed for three months.

  • disruption
  • demolition
  • injuring
  • squashing

If you continue to _____ debts at this rate, you will have to declare bankruptcy eventually.

  • save
  • raise
  • incur
  • default

Even though she is 87, her mind is very _____ and she is very aware of everything going on around her.

  • alert
  • lively
  • demanding
  • lifelike

Pioneer men and women endured terrible hardships, and ______.

  • so did their children
  • neither did the children
  • also the child
  • so did children

I went to see the boss about a pay rise and he brushed me _____ with a weak excuse about a business dinner and left me standing there!

  • up
  • away
  • around
  • off

Read the following passage and choose the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the blanks.

A solution to desires and expectations perhaps lies in the recognition that wealth does not involve having many things. lt involves having what we long . Wealth is not an absolute. lt is relative to desire. Every time we seek something we cannot afford, we grow poorer, whatever our resources. And every time we feel satisfied with what we have, we can be as rich, however little we may actually own. There are two ways to make people richer: to give them more money or to restrain their desires. Modern societies have succeeded spectacularly at the first option but, by continuously inflaming appetites, they have at the same time helped to negate a  of their most impressive achievements.

The most effective way to feel wealthy may not be to try to make more money. lt can be to distance ourselves - practically and emotionally - from anyone we both consider to be our equal and who has become richer than us. Rather than trying to become bigger , we should concentrate our energies on gathering around us smaller companions next to whom our own size will not troube us. Insofar as advanced societies provide us with historically elevated incomes, they appear to make us richer. But, in truth, the net effect of these societies may be to us because, by fostering unlimited expectations, they keep open a permanent gap between what we want and what we can afford, who we are and who we might be. The price we have paid for expecting to be so much more than our ancestors is the permanent feeling that we are far from being all we might be. We should be careful what we read in the papers and what programmes we watch. , we must remain realistic in our goals and expectations and not allow ourselves to be  into a life of materialism. 

Read and choose the correct answer.

Go is a game that has been around for 3000 years. It is widely accepted as the most challenging strategy game that exists. It takes years of playing for several hours every day to master the game. In other words, even though it has simple rules, it is not a simple game to excel at. Surprise! Deep Mind managed to create a machine that could master the game, without being programmed with explicit rules and without being taught by a professional Go player. AlphaGo mainly played against itself and learned from this self-play. At its core, it learned like a human learns, by looking at the board, evaluating the options, making moves, and learning from mistakes - it just did it a lot faster than any human can.

This is extremely exciting because, at its core, what it means is that computer scientists have had all the tools they needed to do this for years. Neural networks have been known about and discussed since the middle of the last century. All it really took was simply getting creative with them, applying them in new ways. AlphaGo beating the world's best Go player proves that AI has the potential to do anything. It can learn anything and understand anything, and from that learning and understanding it can accomplish what humans can accomplish in a much shorter period of time.

You're probably wondering what this all means. We're much closer to the dream of an AI best friend than most of us would have dared to imagine a few years ago. AlphaGo can learn the most complex, intuition and creativity-based logic game known to man and it didn't do so through a finite database or search trees alone. It learned from practice and experience, just like we do, and the ability to create amazing new solutions to ancient puzzles suggests a realm of digital creativity never before fathomed. AlphaGo is not like other game-playing Als that have come before it. It is the future of intelligent and intuitive machines, one that we plan to turn toward more than just board games. From practical applications to that friend you've been hoping for, AlphaGo is sure to be the first of a new generation of self-learning intuitive Als that go above and beyond the limited calculating capacities of its older siblings and contemporaries. The AI winter is over.

Which best serves as the title for the passage?

  • The real values of the advent of Artificial Intelligence.
  • AlphaGo is a big game changer for Artificial Intelligence.
  • What is still lacking in the research of Artificial Intelligence?
  • Can Artificial Intelligence replace a friend or a playmate?

According to the passage, the following statements are true, EXCEPT _____.

  • AlphaGo is a revolutionary project among the other game-playing machines.
  • Go is an ancient strategy game dating back about 3000 years of history.
  • AlphaGo is widely considered one of the most challenging strategy games.
  • AlphaGo was programmed and developed by Deep Mind.

The word "explicit" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to _____.

  • graphic
  • specific
  • implicit
  • positive

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

  • tools
  • ways
  • neural networks
  • scientists

AlphaGo's victory over a top Go player _____.

  • emphasizes that human learning or improvement has become redundant
  • signify a shift in how humans perceive and interact with AI
  • implies that AI potentially outperform human in terms of speed and efficiency
  • proves that AI's potential applications are somewhat limited to specific fields

The word "realm" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _____.

  • orbit
  • discipline
  • domain
  • empire

According to paragraph 3, what does AlphaGo NOT employ as an AI game machine?

  • Replication of human emotions
  • Vast database of board arrangements
  • Tree data structure for searching
  • Self-improvement through experience

Which of the following statements can be inferred from the passage?

  • AlphaGo's combination of computational power and human reasoning is applicable to countless purposes.
  • AlphaGo is designed to be a breakthrough yet unfortunately leads AI research to another dead-end.
  • AlphaGo is as intelligent and superior as the previous game-playing AI machines invented.
  • With rules and guidance from a skillful Go player, AlphaGo can beat all the champions in the world.

- "Excuse me. Could you tell me how to get to the nearest bakery?"

- "_____."

  • What types of cake do you want?
  • Sorry, I'm not around here.
  • Are you hungry?
  • I want to buy a birthday cake for my friend.

Jack: "How's John doing?"

Mary: "He had a rough week of it with the flu, but he's _____ now, thank God."

  • on the ball
  • on the mend
  • on the air
  • on the blink

Penny: "Thank you so much for all your kindness and taking care of Oliver!"

Billy: "_____"

  • Not at all.
  • Can I get anything?
  • Oh, it was the least I could do.
  • Not mentioning it.

- "The centre of the film industry will no longer be in Hollywood."

- "_______ Many cities are building their own movie centers."

  • I'm not sure.
  • No way!
  • That may be true.
  • That's impossible.

Annie: “Would you bother if I had a look at your paper?”

Tom: “_______”

  • You’re welcome!
  • Well, actually I’d rather you didn’t!
  • That’s a good idea!
  • Oh, I didn’t realize that!

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

a. Oh, of course. Now I remember them.

b. Sure you do. They're the ones whose parents used to dress them alike all the time.

c. The Bradley twins!

d. The Bradley twins? I don't think I remember them.

e. Who?

f. You won't believe who I ran into yesterday! 

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

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

a. Assistant manager? That's fantastic! You must be thrilled.

b. Congratulations! I'm very happy to hear that.

c. I am.

d. I have some good news.

e. I was just promoted to assistant manager!

f. Really? What is it?

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

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

a. I would like to return to this sport shirt.

b. I'm sorry. We don't give refunds. But we'll happy to offer you credit for another purchase in our store.

c. It's too flashy.

d. Probably not. I'd just like a refund, please.

e. What's wrong with it?

f. Would you like to change it for one that's more conservative? 

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

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

a. I love your dress. It's so pretty.

b. I'm being honest with you.

c. No. I'm serious. It's one of the prettiest dresses I've ever seen.

d. Oh, come on!

e. Well, thanks for saying that. Glad you like it. 

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

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

a. No, not really. It doesn't make any difference.

b. Oh, I don't know. Whenever you'd like to leave is fine with me.

c. Okay then.

d. That's good. Let's leave in 10 minutes.

e. When do you want to leave?

f. You don't have any strong feelings about it? 

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

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

(1) _____. Transportation that had previously been provided by a large network of horse-drawn lines had many disadvantages. First, caring for the horses was expensive and labour-intensive. Additionally, the large amounts of waste left on the roads were a public health hazard. The benefits of a new form of transportation based not on horsepower but electric power were immediately obvious. (2) _____ were electric streetcars cleaner, cheapter, and more efficient, but they were also much faster than horse-drawn cars. (3) _____. Finally, businesses were quick to support local lines in their area (4) _____ increased business prospects; and local governments were eager to support the development of such lines, (5) _____. This new mobility then encouraged people to look for housing farther out from the crowded urban core. 

Choose the correct answer for (1).

  • Before the appearance of electric cars, travelling by horse-drawn carts used to slow down the progress of urbanization in the U.S.
  • The new way of travelling has encouraged people to travel farther, thus accelerating the growth of urban areas in the U.S.
  • The first commercially successful electric traction lines in Boston revolutionised urban transportation
  • The local lines are upgraded to use electric cars, instead of horses, which encourages people to live farther from the crowded cities.

Choose the correct answer for (2).

  • No sooner
  • Not only
  • Hardly
  • Under no circumstances

Choose the correct answer for (3).

  • In addition, more people can enjoy the new ways of travelling, since the capacity of electric cars is much higher
  • Besides, electric lines can save people time and effort to travel back and forth everyday
  • Moreover, cities were able to offer cheap fares, since each car was capable of holding more people than a horse-drawn car
  • Additionally, electric lines are as hazardous to the environment as horse-drawn carts are.

Choose the correct answer for (4).

  • as
  • because of
  • despite
  • such as

Choose the correct answer for (5).

  • because long-term maintenance costs were very low once the initial expenditures had been made
  • because maintenance requires much investment from the government every year
  • because local people can support financially the yearly maintenance of the traction lines
  • because it does not take much effort to maintain those new lines of electric cars

I don't understand how you could have survived all those years in France without speaking a word of the language.

  • Now that you are moving to France, you had better begin to study the language since it will be difficult to survive without it.
  • It must have taken a lot of determination to go to a country as different as France without speaking any of the languages at all.
  • Living in France for so long without learning any of the language, as you have done, is something beyond my imagination.
  • French is so difficult that I understand you had to survive for a long time without speaking it while you learned the basics.

By the time I had got up the courage to ask her to marry me, she was engaged to somebody else.

  • At the moment I felt brave enough to propose to her, I learnt that she had already promised to marry another man.
  • Before I felt brave enough to propose her, she had agreed to marry another man.
  • Just when I asked her to marry me, she accepted an engagement to another man.
  • I offered her a proposal of marriage, but she said she was already engaged to someone else.

I couldn't decide if I should go out with a jacket or not as the weather forecast had predicted that a very warm afternoon would follow the cold morning.

  • I decided not to bring my jacket with me because, although the morning was going to be cold, the weather report had said it would be fairly hot in the afternoon.
  • When the weather report said it was going to be cold in the morning but would become quite hot in the afternoon, I wasn't sure whether to bring my jacket with me or not.
  • It was cold in the morning, but as the report forecast a hotter afternoon, I couldn't decide whether to carry my jacket with me or not.
  • Although the weather forecast said that the cool morning was going to be followed by a warm afternoon, I thought it would be better to bring my jacket with me.

The owners of Britain's privatized railways are often accused of trading safety for profit.

  • Companies running British railways are frequently blamed for ignoring safety for the sake of making money.
  • Everyone knows that the people in charge of British railways are more interested in their income than in safety.
  • Ever since British railways passed into private hands, they have become more profitable but more dangerous as well.
  • Privatization may have become profitable for the government, but it has definitely not increased rail safety in Britain.

Any health benefits gained by eating meat are far outweighed by the hazards of doing so.

  • Though meat can be unhealthy, it's even more unhealthy to avoid eating it.
  • Consuming animal flesh can harm you, but it's still an essential source of nutrition.
  • Eating meat may promote health in some ways, but harms it in many more.
  • In order to be healthy, it's important to eat meat despite potential health risks.

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

The twins resemble each other very much. I can never tell which is which.

  • Although the twins do not look like each other I cannot tell them apart easily.
  • The twins may be mirror images of each other outwardly when it comes to looks but I can easily I identify them.
  • I cannot tell the twins apart because I don’t know them well enough.
  • It is impossible for me to identify the twins because they are the spitting image of each other.

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

The professor wants our research paper to be finished soon. We have been following a strict deadline.

  • We have been put under a lot of pressure to complete the research paper by the deadline set by the professor.
  • Because the deadline for the research paper was approaching, we only can take it easy.
  • We have pulled our weight to get the research paper done by the deadline; otherwise, we cannot graduate.
  • The sooner the professor want our research paper to be done, the harder we work to make ends meet.

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

It took us all night to drive from Kansas to Texas. By the end of the journey, we were absolutely exhausted.

  • By the time we finally arrived in Kansas, we were completely exhausted because all night long we had been running on fumes through Texas.
  • It was a whole night's drive through Texas, so we were all beat by the time we arrived at our destination in Kansas.
  • We were driving from Kansas to Texas the whole night long, and when we finally got there, we were dead on our feet.
  • Driving from Kansas to Texas took us nearly one night, so we all felt exhausted when we eventually arrived there.

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

The waitress had confused my order with the person at the next table's. Hence, he received my chicken while I got his turkey.

  • The waitress was so confused when she was taking our orders that she ended up giving my chicken to the man at the next table, and his turkey to me.
  • The man at the table next to me got my chicken and I got his turkey because of the mix-up of our orders by the waitress.
  • There was great confusion when the waitress gave my chicken order to the person at the next table and his mixed chicken-turkey order to me.
  • The waitress appeared to be confused when I said that I had ordered chicken, while the man at the next table had ordered turkey.

She has been living on her own for about ten years. However, she had never been financially secure until she got that bank job last year.

  • She's been having financial troubles during the last ten years, even though she's been living on her own and working in a bank the whole time.
  • For the first time since she began living by herself about a decade ago, money troubles were no longer her worry after she found a job in a bank last year.
  • For ten years she had been living there all alone and was never financially secure even with the bank job she found last year.
  • She hasn't been living with anyone for nearly ten years but owing to her bank job, she's never had any financial worries.

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

The values that we learn from our parents and family have greater influence on our future success than the knowledge and skills we learn at school. Agree or disagee?

Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.