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HOC24.VN 1 Đề thi giữa kì THPT Chu Văn An - Hà Nội 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. explained B. disappointed C. prepared D. followed Question 2: A. escape B. especial C. island D. isolate Question 3: A. house B. heat C. honest D. healthy 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 the primary stress in each of the following questions. Question 4: A. solidarity B. organize C. represent D. academic Question 5: A. successfully B. defensive C. curriculum D. calculation Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to complete each of the following questions. Question 6: Who is _______this company? A. under charge of B. in charge of C. in the charge of D. on charge of Question 7: It is a __________. A. polyester sleeping blue bag B. blue sleeping polyester bag C. blue polyester sleeping bag D. sleeping blue polyester bag Question 8: She is a slow student. She seems to be unable to concentrate on anything in __________. A. particular B. particularly C. particularity D. particularize Question 9: Five ________ sources used most often are hydropower, solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass A. renewed B. renewing C. renew D. renewable Question 10: Remember that things such as language, food and clothing are simply expressions of our cultural __________. A. identity B. characteristics C. personality D. uniqueness Question 11: Jane is going to take extra lessons to ________ what she missed while she was away. A. catch up with B. cut down on C. take up with D. put up with Question 12: I didn’t get home until 11p.m last night. Otherwise, I________ your call. A. returned B. had returned C. would return D. would have returned Question 13: The man and his dogs ________ were buried in the demolished building after the earthquake have just been rescued safely. A. which B. who C. that D. whom Question 14: It is essential that Mary _______ about her responsibilities in the meeting tomorrow. A. must remind B. will be reminded C. will remind D. be reminded HOC24.VN 2 Question 15: She listened so attentively that not a word _______. A. she had missed B. she missed C. she didn’t miss D. did she miss Question 16: The more he slept _______ he became. A. more irritable B. most irritable C. the more irritable D. the most irritable Question 17: Each of us must take _______ for our own actions. A. probability B. ability C. possibility D. responsibility 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 18: The number of wild condors, an endangered species of bird, have been increasing steadily because of the work of scientists and environmentalists. A. species of B. have been C. steadily D. because of Question 19: If a person really wants to succeed, they must always work hard. A. person B. really wants C. they D. work hard Question 20: Many meteorite falls go unnoticed because they either happen at night nor they hit the earth in uninhabited areas. A. Many B. because C. at night D. nor they 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 21: "Your parents must be proud of your result at school". - “______”. A. Sorry to hear that B. I am glad you like it. C. Thanks. It's certainly encouraging. D. Of course Question 22: Peter: Do you have a minute please? - Tim: “______”. A. Yes. But you should be brief. B. That’s just fantastic. Thank. C. Sorry, I left my watch at home. D. Well, it is not as good as I think. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions. Question 23: Talks on climate change resumed in the German city of Bonn on July 16 to combat global warming. A. focus on B. settle down C. fight against D. sum up Question 24: You must apply yourself to your work more. A. improve B. carry out C. do quickly D. concentrate on HOC24.VN 3 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 25: A mediocre student who gets low grades will have trouble getting into an Ivy League College. A. excellent B. lazy C. average D. moronic Question 26: The shop assistant has to break off the conversation to serve a customer. A. interrupt B. hurry C. continue D. begin 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 27: However old and worn his clothes were, they look clean and of good quality. A. His clothes looked clean and of good quality but they were old and worn. B.His clothes, though old and worn, looked clean and of good quality. C.He was fond of wearing such old and worn clothes because they were of good quality. D.No matter what good quality his clothes had, they looked old and worn. Question 28: I remember doing this assignment before. A. I remembered I had already done this assignment. B. I try to remember to do this assignment. C. I don’t forget to do this assignment. D. I remember that I have done this assignment before. 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: Most of the classmates couldn't come. He invited them to the birthday party. A. Most of the classmates he invited to the birthday party couldn't come. B. Most of the classmates he was invited to the birthday party couldn't come. C. Most of the classmates that he invited them to the birthday party couldn't come. D. Most of the classmates which he invited to the birthday party couldn't come. Question 30: Sue lives in a house. The house is opposite my house. A. Sue lives in a house where is opposite my house. B. Sue lives in a house which is opposite my house. C. Sue lives in a house who is opposite my house. D. Sue lives in a house and which is opposite my house. HOC24.VN 4 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. Few people now realize the reality of global warming and its effects on the world’s climate. Many scientists (31) ______ the blame for recent natural disasters on the increase in the world’s temperatures and are convinced that, more than ever before, the Earth is at (32) ______ from the forces of the wind, rain and sun. According to them, global warming is making extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and droughts, even more severe and causing sea levels all around the world to rise. Environmental groups are putting pressure on governments to take action to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide which is given (33) ______ by factories and power plants, thus attacking the problems at its source. They are in (34) ______ of more money being spent on research into solar, wind and wave energy devices, which could then replace existing power (35) ______. Some scientists, however, believe that even if we stopped releasing carbon dioxide and other gases into the atmosphere tomorrow, we would have to wait several hundred years to notice the results. Global warming, it seems, is to stay. Question 31: A. give B. put C. take D. has Question 32: A. danger B. harm C. risk D. threat Question 33: A. off B. up C. over D. away Question 34: A. request B. suggestion C. belief D. favor Question 35: A. houses B. dumps C. stations D. generation 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 following questions. Each person has different learning preferences and styles that benefit them. Some may find they have a dominant learning style. Others prefer different learning styles in different circumstances. There is no right or wrong answer to which learning style is best for you - or mix of learning styles. However, by discovering and better understanding your own learning styles, you can employ techniques that will improve the rate and quality of your learning. If you prefer lessons that employ images to teach, you are a visual learner. Visual learners retain information better when it is presented in pictures, videos, graphs and books. They frequently draw pictures or develop diagrams when trying to comprehend a subject or memorize rote information. If you are a visual learner, use pictures, images, color, diagrams and other visual media in your note taking, test preparation and studying. Whenever possible, use pictures instead of text. Try to develop diagrams to comprehend concepts and storyboards to remember important sequences and relationships. HOC24.VN 5 Aural (auditory) learners retain information better when it’s presented in lecture format, via speeches, audio recordings, and other forms of verb communication. While a visual learner would prefer to read a book or watch a video, auditory learners would prefer to attend a lecture or listen to a book on tap. Aural learners are also big on sound and music. They can typically sing, play an instrument and identify different sounds. If you are an aural learner, integrate auditory media, listening techniques, sound, rhyme, or even music in your learning and studying. You may also consider using background music and sounds to help you with visualization of processes and systems. For example, if you’re practicing fight procedures, you may consider playing a recording of an aircraft in the background as you study. Replacing the lyrics of a favorite song with information you are learning is a very powerful way to memorize large amounts of information for aural learning. Use this technique and you will never forget the information again Question 36: What does the passage mainly discuss? A. Features and techniques of two learning styles. B. Visual and aural learners’ problems and solutions. C. Why and how to understand your learning styles. D. What and how to use your learning techniques. Question 37: By discovering and better understanding your own learning styles, you can improve _______. A. Your learning quality and quantity. B. Your learning rate. C. Your learning styles. D. Your learning quality and speed. Question 38: The word “They” in paragraph 2 refers to_______. A. visual learners B. pictures C. videos D. graphs Question 39: According to the passage, one benefit of diagrams is _______. A. to understand concepts. B. to remember sequences. C. to understand story boards. D. to use pictures not texts. Question 40: All of the following statements are TRUE about visual learners EXCEPT _______. A. They employ images to teach. B. They remember graphs well. C. They prefer pictures to texts. D. They use story boards for relationships. Question 41: According to the passage, the benefit of listening to music while learning and studying is that it _______. A. is a hobby or an interest B. attracts your attention C. makes you feel relaxed D. helps you visualize processes and systems Question 42: The author suggests that to remember lessons, aural learners can _______. . A. forget melody B. learn by heart lyrics C. sing along HOC24.VN 6 D. write songs with your favorite lyrics and information you’re learning. Question 43: It can be inferred from the passage that a person’s learning style _______. A. is completely different from others’. B. can never be best for them. C. determines learning quality. D. has its effective technique. 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 following questions. Ranked as the number one beverage consumed worldwide, tea takes the lead over coffee in both popularity and production with 5 million metric tons of tea produced annually. Although much of this tea is consumed in Asian, European and African countries, the United States drinks its fair share. According to estimates by the Tea Council of the United States, tea is enjoyed by no less than half of the U.S population on any given day. Black tea or green tea – iced, spiced or instant – tea drinking has spurred a billion-dollar with major tea producer in Africa and South America and throughout Asia. Tea is made from the leaves from an evergreen plant, Camellia saneness, which grows tall and lush in tropical region. On tea plantation, the plant is kept trimmed to approximately four feet high and as new buds called flush appear; they are plucked off by hand. Even in today’s world of modern agricultural machinery, hand harvesting continues to be the preferred method. Ideally, only the top two leaves and a bud should be picked. This new growth produces the highest quality tea. After being harvested, tea leaves are laid out on long drying racks, called withering racks, for 18 to 20 hours. During this process, the tea softens and become limp. Next, dependent on the type of tea being product, the leaves may be crushed or chopped to release flavor, and then fermented under controlled condition of heat and humidity. For green tea, the whole leaves are often steamed to retain their green color, and the fermentation process is skipped. Producing black teas requires fermentation during which the tea leaves begin darken. After fermentation, black tea is dried in vats to produce its rich brown or black color. No one knows when or how tea became popular, but legend has it that tea as a beverage was discovered in 2737 B.C. by Emperor Shen Nung of China when leaves from camellia dropped into his drinking water as it was boiling over a fire. As the story goes, Emperor Shen Nung drank the resulting liquid and proclaimed that the drink to be most nourishing and refreshing. Though this account cannot be documented, it is thought that tea drinking probably originated in China and spread to other parts of Asia, then Europe, and ultimately to America colonies around 1650. With about half the caffeine content of coffee, tea is often chosen by those who want to reduce, but not necessarily eliminate their caffeine intake. Some people find that tea is less acidic than coffee and therefore easier on the stomach. Others have become interested in tea drinking since the National Cancer Institute publishes its finding on the antioxidant properties of tea. But whether HOC24.VN 7 tea is enjoyed for it perceived health benefit, its flavor, or as a social drink, teacups continue to be filled daily with the world’ most popular beverage. Question 44: According to the passage, what is implied about tea harvesting? A. It is totaling done with the assistance of modern agricultural machinery B. It is longer done in China. C. The method has remained nearly the same for a long time. D. The method involves trimming the uppermost branches of the plant. Question 45: What does the word “they” in paragraph 2 refer to? A. tea pickers B. new buds C. evergreen plants D. tropical regions Question 46: Which of the following is NOT true about the tea production process? A. Black tea develops its dark color during fermentation and final drying. B. Green tea requires a long fermentation process. C. Green tea is often steamed to keep its color. D. Black tea goes through two phases during production. Question 47: According to the passage, what is TRUE about origin of tea drinking? A. It began during the Shen Nung Dynasty. B. It may begin some time around 1950. C. It is unknown when tea first became popular. D. It was originally produced from Camilla plants in Europe. Question 48: The word “eliminate” in paragraph 5 could be best replaced by which of the following words? A. decrease B. increase C. reduce D. remove Question 49: According to the passage, why someone would choose to drink tea instead of coffee? A. Because it’s easier to digest than coffee. B. Because it has higher nutritional content than coffee. C. Because it helps prevent heart attacks. D. Because it has more caffeine than coffee does. Question 50: What best describes the topic of the passage? A. A. Tea consumption and production. B. The two most popular types of tea. C. The benefits of tea consumption worldwide. D. How tea is produced and brewed.