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HOC24.VN 1 SỞ GD&ĐT PHÚ THỌ TRƯỜNG THPT PHƯƠNG XÁ ĐỀ THI THỬ THPT QUỐC GIA NĂM 2017 Môn: TIẾNG ANH Thời gian làm bài: 60 phút Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions. Question 1: A. coexist B. notify C. prohibit D. frozen Question 2: A. danger B. devastate C. parade D. rational Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions. Question 3: A. enthusiast B. philosopher C. education D. enlightenment Question 4: A. develop B. rearrange C. determine D. distinguish Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions. Question 5: Average world temperatures have risen on half a degree Celsius since the mid- nineteenth century. A. world temperatures B. on C. a degree D. since Question 6: John’s wisdom teeth were troubling him, so he went to a dental surgeon to see about having them pull. A. were troubling B. to see C. about D. them pull Question 7: The early periods of aviation in the United States was marked by exhibition flights made by individual fliers or by teams of performers at county fairs. A. periods of aviation B. exhibition flights C. individual fliers D. teams of performers Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 8: Alright, Johnny, it’s time you ______ to bed. A. are going to go B. would go C. went D. will be going Question 9: Tom refuses ___________Mark his address. A. give B. giving C. to give D. gave Question 10: My relative, ______ you met yesterday, is a talented pianist. A. that B. whose C. whom D. A and C are correct Question 11: Your fare, accommodation and meals, are all _____ in the price of this holiday. A. composed B. collected C. enclosed D. included Question 12: If you borrow my bike, don’t get it dirty, ______? A. shall you B. will you C. do you D. can you Question 13: You can go where you like _________ you come back bore dark. A. although B. as long as C. or else D. despite Question 14: I’m sure he wouldn’t mind if we_____ early. A. arrive B. arriving C. arrived D. had arrived HOC24.VN 2 Question 15: ______ he had to deliver the performance in front of the whole class. A. No sooner had he finished his rehearsal than B. No sooner than he had his rehearsal finished C. No sooner than he had finished his rehearsal D. No sooner he had finished his rehearsal than Question 16: The living conditions in the rural areas of the country ______ during the past five years. A. had been improved B. have been improved C. had improved D. were improved Question 17: _____colleges and____universities are the main institutions that provide tertiary education. A. The / Ø B. Ø / the C. The/the D. Ø / Ø Question 18: "Those eggs of different colors are so beautiful!". Yes, they_____ in Russia". A. were painted B. were paint C. were painting D. painted Question 19: If you_____ so busy, I would have shown you how to play. A. aren’t B. weren’t C. hadn’t been D. wouldn’t be Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. Question 20: In the world of models, every model girl tries every trick in the book to stop others from succeeding. A. every available method B. all kinds of tricks C. all styles of writing D. every story slot Question 21: The natives were angry when foreigners came to their country and took over their land. A. tourists B. locals C. members D. migrants Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges. Question 22: Huy and Steve are classmates . They are talking about their sport hobby Huy: Don’t you like watching football? Steve: ______________. A. Yes, I don’t B. No, I do .I like it a lot C. It’s nice D. Yes, I love it Question 23: This afternoon Hoa is visiting her home town. Mark: “Don’t fail to send your family my regards” Hoa: ________. A. You’re welcome B. It’s my pleasure C. Good idea, thanks D. Thanks, I will Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. Question 24: “I made a mess of the exam .But I think I should pass, as I only need 50%. A. to make a big mistake B. to change your plan C. to loose confiddence D. to do at one’s best Question 25: Most universities have trained counselors who can reassure and console students who have academic or personal problems. HOC24.VN 3 A. discourage B. please C. sympathize D. satisfy Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions. Question 26: The challenges facing the new committee leader are numerous. A. There are numerous challenges facing the new committee leader. B. The new committee leader was ready to take numerous challenges. C. To succeed, the new committee leader had to face numerous challenges. D. Numerous challenges are going to face with the new committee leader. Question 27: It is not until a Vietnamese girl getting 18 years old that she is allowed to get married legally. A. A Vietnamese girl is not allowed to get married legally only when she gets18 years old. B. They never allow a Vietnamese girl to get married legally when she is 18 years old. C. The legal allowance for a Vietnamese girl to get married will be issued in 18 years. D. A Vietnamese girl is allowed to get married legally only when she gets 18 years old. Question 28: “Don’t leave the house until I get back, Jack” said his sister. A. Jack’sister told him not to leave the house when she got back. B. Jack’s sister told him to stay at home till she got back. C. Jack’s sister told him to stay at home when she got back. D. Jack’s sister told him not to go out until she gets back. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions. Question 29: The driver in front stopped so suddenly.Therefore, the accident happened. A. If the driver in front didn’t stop so suddenly, the accident wouldn’t happen. B. If the driver in front hadn’t stopped so suddenly, the accident wouldn’t have happened. C. If the driver in front hadn’t stopped so suddenly, the accident would have happened. D. If the driver in front had stopped so suddenly, the accident would have happened. Question 30: A drug may affect several functions, even though it’s targeted at only one. A. Despite various other uses, a drug usually has a function for a special effect. B. A drug is taken for a specific purpose, but it may have a range of other effects. C. The functions expected of a drug are various even if it is used for a specific disease. D. However effective a drug may be, its functions have to be several. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 31 to 35. The current global extinction rate is estimated at about 20,000 species per year, exponentially greater than the background extinction rate. Many (31) _____ believe that we are in the middle of the greatest mass extinction episode since the disappearance of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. From what is known about present-day populations and from (32) _____ theory, the change in either the physical or the biological environment is the key to extinction. However, the vulnerability of a species depends (33) _____ a wide variety of factors, such as its total population size, HOC24.VN 4 geographical distribution, reproductive ability, ecological relations with other species, and genetic characteristics. For example, more emphasis is put on the greater vulnerability of species that reproduce slowly as contrasted with those that reproduce (34) _____. Other factors, such as food- plant specialization, may make many fast reproducers more vulnerable than species that reproduce more slowly. No matter (35) _____ fast an insect species that depends on a certain plan can reproduce; it will still go extinct if that plant's habitat is destroyed. It has been estimated that about one half billion species have lived at one time or another, and today's existing species are only 2% of those that have ever evolved. The other 98% have either died out or evolved into something sufficiently different to be called a new species. Question 31: A. biology B. biologists C. biological D. biologically Question 32: A. evolve B. evolution C. evolutionary D. evolutionist Question 33: A. in B. on C. at D. about Question 34: A. cheerfully B. cheaply C. lastly D. rapidly Question 35: A. how B. what C. when D. which Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 36 to 42. It is hard to get any agreement on the precise meaning of the term "social class". In everyday life, people tend to have a different approach to those they consider their equals from which they assume with people they consider higher or lower than themselves in social scale. The criteria we use to 'place' a new acquaintance, however, are a complex mixture of factors. Dress, way of speaking, area of residence in a given city or province, education and manners all play a part. In ancient civilizations, the Sumerian, for example, which flourished in the lower Euphrates valley from 2000 to 5000 B.C. social differences were based on birth, status or rank, rather than on wealth. Four main classes were recognized. These were the rulers, the priestly administrators, the freemen (such as craftsmen, merchants or farmers) and the slaves. In Greece, after the sixth-century B.C., there was a growing conflict between the peasants and the aristocrats, and a gradual decrease in the power of the aristocracy when a kind of ‘middle class’ of traders and skilled workers grew up. The population of Athens, for example, was divided into three main classes which were politically and legally distinct. About one-third of the total population were slaves, who did not count politically at all, a fact often forgotten by those who praise Athens as the nursery of democracy. The next main group consisted of resident foreigners, the, ‘metics’ who were freemen, though they too were allowed no share in political life. The third group was the powerful body of ‘citizens”, who were themselves divided into sub-classes. The medieval feudal system, which flourished in Europe from the ninth to the thirteenth century, gave rise to a comparatively simple system based on birth. Under the King, there were two main classes – lords and “vassals”, the latter with many subdivisions. In the later Middle Ages, however, the development of a money economy and the growth of cities and trade led to the rise of another class, the ‘burghers’ or city merchants and mayors. These were the predecessors of the modern middle classes. Gradually high office and occupation assumed importance in determining social position, as it became more and more possible for a person born to one station in life to move to another. This change affected the towns more than the country areas, where remnants of feudalism lasted much longer. Question 36: According to the passage, we evaluate other people's social position by _____ . A. questioning them in great details B. their dress, manners, area of residence and other factors C. finding out how much their salary is D. the kind of job they do HOC24.VN 5 Question 37: The four main classes of Sumerian civilization ________. A. did not include slaves B. took little account of financial standing C. took little account of status or rank D. were not clearly defined Question 38: The decline of the Greek aristocracy's power in the sixth century B.C _____. A. caused international conflicts in the area B. lasted for only a short time C. was assisted by a rise in the number of slaves D. coincided with the rise of a new "middle class" of traders and peasants Question 39: Athens is often praised as the nursery of democracy ________. A. even though slaves were allowed to vote B. because its three main classes were politically and legally distinct. C. in spite of its heavy dependence on slave labor D. because even very young children could vote Question 40: The word "predecessors" in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to ________. A. supporters B. authorities C. descendants D. ancestors Question 41: The word "remnants" in the third paragraph is most likely to correspond to ________. A. remains B. opponents C. clothing D. garments Question 42: The passage is mainly about ________. A. the human history B. the division of social classes in the ancient world C. the social life in ancient Greece D. the modern society Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 43 to 50. Simply being bilingual doesn’t qualify someone to interpret. Interpreting is not only a mechanical process of converting one sentence in language A into the same sentence in language B. Rather, it’s a complex art in which thoughts and idioms that have no obvious counterparts from tongue to tongue _ or words that have several meanings must be quickly transformed in such a way that the message is clearly and accurately expressed to the listener. At one international conference, an American speaker said, “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear”, which meant nothing to the Spanish audience. The interpretation was, “A monkey in a silk dress is still a monkey” _ an idiom the Spanish understood and that expressed the same idea. There are 2 kinds of interpreters, simultaneous and consecutive. The former, sitting in a separated booth, usually at a large multilingual conference, speaks to listeners wearing headphones, interpreting what a foreign language speaker says actually a sentence behind. Consecutive interpreters are the ones most international negotiations use. They are employed for smaller meetings without sound booths and headphones. Consecutive interpretation also requires two-person teams. A foreign speaker says his piece while the interpreter, using a special shorthand, takes notes and during a pause, tells the client what was said. Question 43: What is the purpose of the passage? A. To explain the scope of interpreting B. To differentiate between simultaneous and consecutive interpreters. HOC24.VN 6 C. To state the qualifications of an interpreter. D. To point out the importance of an interpreter. Question 44: The author implies that most people have the opinion that the skill of interpreting is ______. A. simpler than it really is B. very complex and demanding C. highly valued and admired D. based on principles of business Question 45: The example “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear” is used to________. A. stress the importance of word for word translation B. point out the difference in attributes of animals in English and Spanish C. emphasize the need for translation of the meaning of what is said D. show the differences in language A and language B Question 46: A precondition of being a translator is ______. A. being a linguist B. being bilingual C. working well with people D. being able to use high-tech equipment Question 47: Which of the following would a consecutive interpreter be used for? A. A large meeting of many nations. B. A translation of a foreign book. C. A business transaction between 2 foreign speakers. D. An interpretation of a major literary work. Question 48: The word “converting” is closest in meaning to…... A. understanding B. changing C. reading D. concluding Question 49: The word “ the former” in the last paragraph refers to_____. A. simultaneous interpreters B. the conference C. consecutive interpreters. D. both A & B. Question 50: What is a difference mentioned between a simultaneous interpreter and a consecutive interpreter? A. The money they are paid. B. The size of group with whom they work. C. Their proficiency in the language. D. The type of dictionary they use.