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HOC24.VN 1 SỞ GD & ĐT NGHỆ AN TRƯỜNG THPT LÊ VIẾT THUẬT ĐỀ THI THỬ THPT QUỐC GIA LẦN 1 NĂM 2017 Môn: Tiếng Anh Thời gian làm bài: 60 phút Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of the primary stress in each of the following questions. Question 1: A. employment B. company C. atmosphere D. customer Question 2: A. listen B. follow C. offer D. precede Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions. Question 3: A. ancient B. vertical C. compose D. eradicate Question 4: A. approached B. sacrificed C. unwrapped D. obliged Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word SIMILAR in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. Question 5: The small white flowers are my favorite. They give off a wonderful honey smell A. end B. stop C. release D. melt Question 6: As a result of sophisticated technology, this device has several advantages over other products. A. advanced B. traditional C. detrimental D. constructive Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 7: Dogs that are trained to lead the blind must be loyalty, intelligent and calm. A. Dogs that B. trained C. the D. loyalty Question 8: He told us about the hotel that he had stayed the previous summer. A. told B. hotel that C. had D. previous summer Question 9: The assumption that smoking has bad effects on our health have been proved. A. smoking B. effects C. on D. have been proved. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct response to each of the following exchanges. Question 10: Mary and Jane are classmates. They are talking about Mary’s new hairstyle. - Jane: What an attractive hairstyle you have got, Mary! - Mary: _______ A. Well, I’m afraid not. B. Thank you for your compliment. C. You can’t believe it! D. I can’t agree with you more. Question 11: A mother is complaining to her son that his room gets dusty. - Mother: Haven’t you tidied up your room yet? - Son: _______ A. I will, after I do all the exercises in my textbook. B. I have my hands full with my tidying. HOC24.VN 2 C. The more I tidy, the worse it gets. D. Why don’t you give me a hand with cleaning? Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. Question 12: They never made us do anything we didn’t want to do. A. We had never been made to do anything we didn’t want to do. B. We were never made to do anything we didn’t want to do. C. We were never allowed to do anything we wanted to do. D. We were never made do anything we didn’t want to do. Question 13: The worker only called off the strike after a new pay offer. A. Not until a new pay was offered, the workers called off the strike. B. The worker called off the strike only when a new pay offers. C. A new pay was offered, which made the strike call off. D. Not until a new pay was offered did the workers call off the strike. Question 14: "Don't forget to give the book back to Mary", said he. A. He advised me to give the book back to Mary. B. He reminded me to forget to give the book back to Mary. C. He reminded me to give the book back to Mary. D. He advised me to forget to give the book back to Mary. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. Question 15: Her living conditions were not good. However, she studied very well. A. Living in difficult conditions forced her to study very well. B. She studied very well just because she lived in difficult conditions. C. Living in difficult conditions, she had no choice but to study well. D. Difficult as her living conditions were, she studied very well. Question 16: He telephoned from a public call-box. He didn’t want the call to be traced to his own address A. He telephoned from a public call-box in order the call could be traced to his own address. B. He telephoned from a public call-box in order that the call could be traced to his own address. C. He telephoned from a public call-box so that the call couldn’t be traced to his own address. D. He telephoned from a public call-box so the call can’t be traced to his own address. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word in each of the following questions. Question 17: Henry hoped that his sons would someday take over his retail business and maintain the high level of customer service and satisfaction that Henry valued so much. A. eliminate B. continue C. uphold D. connect HOC24.VN 3 Question 18: Tom Swayer became internationally famous for his novels. A. well known B. celebrated C. unknown D. infamous. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions. Although people drive in all countries, the rules can be quite different between nations and areas. For this reason, you should always learn the laws before you decide to drive in a foreign country. If you are not careful, you can get into trouble since the rules might be very different from what you are used to. For example, you can find some big differences in laws related to the minimum driving age, the appropriate side of the road to drive on, and mobile phone use while driving. In the U.S., people who live in Alaska may obtain a learner’s permit (legal permission to drive while being supervised) at the age of fourteen. This is quite different from the driving laws of Niger, where a person must be at least twenty-three years old to drive. If you are inquisitive to know the minimum driving age in most countries, the answer is eighteen. It may also surprise you to learn that not every country allows its citizens to drive, although most of them do. For example, women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia no matter how old they are. Instead, they must have a male family member or hired male driver to travel by car. Driving on the right or left side of the road also varies. For instance, in Great Britain, Cyprus, Australia, India, and Malaysia people drive on the left. However, in the U.S., Mexico, France, and Canada people are required to drive on the right. As a matter of fact, one country can have different driving rules for different areas. People in Hong Kong drive on the left, while drivers in other parts of China use the right side of the road. Other driving laws that are different between countries include those related to using mobile phones. In Japan, using any kind of mobile phone device is illegal, even if you do not need to hold the phone with your hands. However, in Argentina and Australia, drivers are allowed to talk on their mobile phones as long as they do not use their hands. You might also find it interesting to learn that some countries have very unusual laws. For example, in the country of Cyprus, it is against the law to eat or drink anything while driving. Even more interesting is that in Germany, there is a famous road called the Autobahn, where certain parts have no speed limit at all! Question 19: Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage? A. Females can drive a car in Saudi Arabia. B. People in India drive on the right side of the road. C. You can drive as fast as you want on all parts of the German Autobahn. D. You are not allowed to hold your mobile phone and talk while you drive in Australia. Question 20: Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a main difference in driving laws in this passage? A. Drink driving limit B. Legal driving age C. Right or left hand traffic D. Safety calls Question 21: According to the passage, it is illegal to eat or drink while driving in_______. A. Cyprus B. Great Britain C. China D. Australia Question 22: It is important to learn the laws before driving in a foreign country because_______. A. It is fun to learn about other countries’ driving laws. B. You can get into trouble when you are not used to another country’s rules. C. You can have a car accident if you do not know the rules. D. It helps you identify the appropriate side of the road to drive on. HOC24.VN 4 Question 23: The word “inquisitive” in paragraph 2 can be best replaced by _______. A. indifferent B. concerned C. nosy D. curious Question 24: The word “those” in paragraph 4 refers to_______. A. drivers B. mobile phones C. driving laws D. countries Question 25: What is the main idea of the passage? A. Driving in all countries shares a common purpose. B. There are differences in laws related to driving among countries. C. Countries have different ways to enact laws on driving. D. People in different countries drive on different sides of the road. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 26: _______that Jane was able to retire at the age of 50. A. Her business was successful B. So successful was her business C. So successful her business was D. So was her successful business Question 27: My supervisor is angry with me. I didn’t do all the work I _______ last week. A. need to have done B. should have done C. must have done D. may have done Question 28: I _______along the street when I suddenly heard footsteps behind me. A. was walking B. am walking C. walk D. walked Question 29: It is imperative that he _______ the school regulations. A. would obey B. obey C. will obey D. obeys Question 30: _______, the more terrible the terrorism will become. A. The more powerful weapons are B. The more weapons are powerful C. The weapons more powerful are D. Weapons are the more powerful Question 31: Mr. Brown was obliged to pay damages to his neigbours in _______for the devastations his pet dogs made in their garden. A. penalty B. reparation C. reward D. compensation Question 32: Don’t _______to conclusions, we don’t yet know all the relevant facts. A. hurry B. rush C. run D. jump Question 33: Losing my job was a great shock, but I think I’m _______ it. A. seeing to B. putting up with C. standing for D. getting over Question 34: The biggest company in our local area is _______the verge of bankruptcy. A. on B. in C. at D. from Question 35: Mark enjoys having fun by causing trouble. He’s a very _______ boy. A. strong-willed B. mischievous C. obedient D. well-behaved Question 36: He spent the entire night thinking and in the end _______a brilliant idea. A. came up to B. catch up with C. came up with D. get through to Question 37: His achievements were partly due to the____________ of his wife. A. assist B. assistant C. assisted D. assistance HOC24.VN 5 Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks. TRANSPORT IN THE CITY Transport plays an important role in our daily lives and in the quality of life in our city. Moreover, the individual decisions we make when we choose how to (38)_______our destination can have an impact (39) _____other people – longer traffic queues, worsening air quality, greater number of accidents and health problems. Providing more transport options will create a transport system that is safe, clean and fair. Increasing use of the car has led to greater (40) ____ of the impact it has and the real cost to us – for our health, for the economy and for the environment. We want our city to become a successful, cosmopolitan city by the sea, (41) _______people can enjoy a high quality of life in a pleasant environment. To (42)_______this we need to make sure everyone has access to the services and facilities they need, through a choice of as many different means of transport as possible. Question 38: A. get B. reach C. arrive D. come Question 39: A. on B. about C. of D. in Question 40: A. interest B. awareness C. campaign D. transfer Question 41: A. whom B. which C. where D. that Question 42: A. decide B. consider C. use D. achieve Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions. There is a strange paradox to the success of the Asian education model. On the one hand, class sizes are huge by Western standards with between 30 and 40 students per class, in countries like Japan and Korea. On the other hand, school children in developed Asian economies rank among the highest in the world for academic achievement in the areas of science and mathematics, especially on standardised tests. Meanwhile, British secondary school students fail to shine in conditions most educational researchers would say are far more likely to help them succeed. Classroom management seems to be easier in places like Korea, and perhaps lessons are more effective as a direct consequence. After all, we are only too aware of the decline in discipline standards in our own school: belligerent and disrespectful students appear to be the norm these days. Teachers in Britain seem powerless to control what happens anymore. Surely this situation cannot create a very effective learning environment, so perhaps the number of students is far less relevant than is the manner in which they conduct themselves. But there are other factors to consider, too. There is the home environment. The traditional family unit still remains relatively intact in Korea. Few children come from broken homes, so there is a sense of security, safety and trust both at home and at school. In Britain meanwhile, one in every two marriages fails and divorce rates are sky high. Perhaps children struggle to cope with unstable family conditions and their only way to express their frustration is by misbehaving at school. But while the Japanese, Korean and Asian models generally do seem to produce excellent results, the statistics don’t tell the whole truth. You see, behind those great maths and science scores, there is a quite remarkable work ethic. Asian students tend to put their education before literally everything else. They do very few extracurricular activities and devote far more time to their studies than their British peers. There has been a lot of attention and praise given to these Asian models and their “impressive” statistics of late. And without question, some of this praise is justified, but it seems to be a case of two extremes in operation here. At one end, there is the discipline and unbelievably hard work ethic of the Asian students – success in education before all else. At the other end, British students at times appear careless and extremely undisciplined by comparison, but at least they Do have the free time HOC24.VN 6 to enjoy their youth and explore their interests. Is either system better outright? Or is it perhaps about time we stopped comparing and started trying to combine the best bits of both, so that we can finally offer our students a balanced, worthwhile education. Question 43: The word “They” in paragraph 4 refers to_______. A. British students B. Asian students C. Korean students D. Japanese students Question 44: British secondary school students_______. A. have larger class sizes B. fail at school more than they succeed C. do better on stadardised tests D. enjoy better classroom conditions Question 45: What can be implied from the writer’s opinion of the two educational systems discussed? A. The Asian system is clearly better. B. The British system is too strict. C. Neither system is perfect. D. Both systems are quite satisfactory for different reasons. Question 46: The traditional family unit_______. A. is more common in Korean than in Britain B. is disappearing in Korean due to high divorce rates C. is bad for children that come from broken homes D. is unstable in Korean due to conditions in the home Question 47: What does the writer mean when he says there is a “paradox” in the Asian education model? A. There are too many students in each class. B. You would expect larger classes to get poorer results but they do not. C. Class sizes are much smaller in other parts of the world. D. Asian students outperform their peers in other countries. Question 48: What does the writer suggest might make lessons in Korean schools more successful than in Britain? A. Better teacher B. Better school Boards of Management C. More effective lesson planning D. Better discipline Question 49: The word “unstable ” in paragraph 3 can be best replaced by_______. A. unsteady B. unchangeable C. unpredictable D. unimportant Question 50: According to the writer, Asian students_______. A. focus too much on recreational activities B. don’t have as good a work ethic as British ones C. don’t allow themselves much time to relax and have fun D. make a big deal of their good results