Đề thi học kì THPT Đào Duy Từ - Thanh Hóa - Năm 2018
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.
It is a characteristic of human nature that people like to get together and have fun, and people live
during America's frontier days were no exception. However, because life was hard and the necessities
of day-to-day living took up their time, it was common for recreation to be combined with activities
necessary for survival. One example of such a form of recreation was logrolling. Many frontier areas
were heavily wooded, and in order to settle an area it was necessary to move the trees. A settler could
cut down the trees alone, but help was needed to move the cut trees. After a settler had cut a bunch
of trees, he would then invite is neighbours over for a logrolling. A logrolling is a community event
where families got together for a combination of work and fun. The women would bring food and
have a much needed and infrequent opportunity to relax and chat with friends, the children would
play together exuberantly, and the men would hold lively competitions that involved rolling logs
from place to place as quickly as possible. This was a day of fun for everyone involved, but as its
foundation was the need to clear the land.
Question 1: The main idea of the passage is that in America's frontier days ________ .
A. people combined work with recreation
B. people cleared land by rolling logs
C. it was necessary for early settlers to clear the land
D. a logrolling involved the community
Question 2: The expression day-to-day could best be replaced by which of the following?
A. daytime B. every day C. day after day D. today
Question 3: According to the passage, what did people have to do first to settle an area?
A. Develop recreation ideas B. Build farms
C. Get rid of the trees D. Invite neighbors over
Question 4: According to the passage, which of the following is NOT true about a logrolling?
A. It involved a lot of people. B. It could be enjoyable.
C. There could be a lot of movement. D. It was rather quiet.
Question 5: This passage would probably be assigned reading in which of the following courses?
A. Forestry B. Environmental Studies
C. Psychology D. History
The sentence 1, 2, 3, 4 in the following paragraph are in the wrong order. Choose the correct
order to make a good paragraph.
(1) Therefore, anyone who wants to drive must carry a driver’s license. (2) It’s divided into four
steps: studying the traffic laws, taking the written test, learning to drive and taking the driving test.
(3) Getting a driver’s license is a complicated process. (4) Driving a car is a necessity in today’s busy
society, and it is also a special privilege.
Question 6: A. 2, 4, 3, 1 B. 4, 1, 2, 3 C. 4, 1, 3, 2 D. 3, 4, 2, 1
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 7: A. unity B. university C. umbrella D. unit
Question 8: A. feat B. seat C. beat D. great
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the
three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 9: A. yesterday B. applicant C. employment D. uniform
Question 10: A. river B. result C. rewrite D. reuse
Question 11: A. apply B. persuade C. reduce D. offer
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to
indicate the correct word or phrases that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
It was a Monday morning in the office and, as usual, everyone was busy sorting through their mail
before starting work. The other staff had (12)____ that Nicky , one of the computer operators, had
been (13)____ rather miserable recently and they wondered what might have been happened to make
her so (14)____. Suddenly Nicky accidentally knocked over a cup of coffee. As she was clearing up
the mess, the girl sitting next to her happened to glance at Nicky's right hand. There was a large
swelling at the wrist. "What on earth have you (15) ____ to yourself? Does it hurt?" asked the girl. "
Yes, it does. I think I've injured it using the computer", replied Nicky. " I think you'd better go and
let the doctor (16) ____ it", said the girl. " Let's hope there's no permanent damage to your hand" .
Question 12: A. regconized B. realized C. noticed D. identified
Question 13: A. appearing B. seeming C. pretending D. looking
Question 14: A. sick B. bored C. uninterested D. depressed
Question 15: A. made B. done C. happened D. brought
Question 16: A. check B. inspect C. examine D. investigate
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 17: Today students are under a lot of pressure due to the high expectation from their
parents and teachers.
A. nervousness B. emotion C. stress D. relaxation
Question 18: Don’t tell Jane anything about the surprise party for Jack. She has got a big mouth.
A. can’t eat a lot B. hates parties C. talks too much D. can keep secrets
In italic below rae cues to make sentence. Choose the best answer.
Question 19: heavy/ London/ fog/ cleared/ banning/ cars/ from/ city centre.
A. Heavy fog in London was cleared banning cars from city centre.
B. The heavy fog London was cleared by banning cars from city centre.
C. The heavy fog in London was cleared by banning cars from city centre.
D. The fog in London was cleared by ban cars from city centre.
Question 20: Exhaust fumes/ motor/ vehicles/ pollute/ air.
A. Exhaust fumes from motor vehicles pollutes air.
B. Exhaust fumes motor vehicles pollute air.
C. Exhaust fumes from motor vehicles pollute air.
D. Exhaust fumes from motor vehicles pollute the air.
Question 21: What/ you/ use/ Internet/ for?
A. What do you use the Internet for? B. What do you use Internet for?
C. What do you do the Internet for? D. What do you use the Internet?
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 22: Shall we go for a walk?
A. What about go for a walk? B. What about going for walk?
C. What about going for a walk? D. What about going a walk?
Question 23: He thinks learning English is easy.
A. He thinks it is not easy learning English. B. He thinks it is easy to learn English.
C. He thinks it is easy learning English. D. He thinks it is easy learn English.
Question 24: His parents advised him to study hard for his exam.
A. He was advised to study hard for his exam. B. He was advised study hard for his exam.
C. He was advised to study hard his exam. D. He is advised to study hard for his exam.
Question 25: They have just stolen his car.
A. His car have just been stolen. B. His car has just stolen.
C. His car has just been stole. D. His car has just been stolen.
Question 26: The car is too expensive for him to buy.
A. He is not rich enough to buy a car. B. He is not rich enough to buy the car.
C. He is not rich enough to buy car. D. He is poor enough to buy the car.
Question 27: I’ll let you borrow the book but you must promise to return it next week.
A. If you promise to return the book, I let you borrow it.
B. If you promised to return the book, I’ll let you borrow it.
C. If you promise to return the book next week, I’ll let you borrow it.
D. If you promise to return the book next week, I won’t let you borrow it.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable respone to
complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 28: Linda is thanking Daniel for his birthday present.
Linda: “Thanks for the book. I’ve been looking for it for months.”
A. You can say thay again B. Thank you for looking for it
C. I love reading books D. I’m glad you like it
Question 29: David and his teacher are meeting at the school gate.
David: “Good morning, Mr Dakin. How are you?
Mr Dakin: “_______.”
A. I’m busy now B. I’m fine. Thank you
C. I’m going to home D. I’m having a class now
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 30: The place has rapidly evolved from a small fishing community into a thriving tourist
A. developed B. generated C. created D. increased
Question 31: Many people left early because the film was uninterseting.
A. exciting B. informative C. attractive D. boring
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
Question 32: _________ in Shanghai than any other city in China.
A. More people live B. More people living C. It has more people D. More living people
Question 33: I can’t find my umbrella. I _________ it in the restaurant last night.
A. must have left B. had left C. left D. might left
Question 34: I wish everything _________ so expensive.
A. wouldn’t be B. would be C. won’t be D. could be
Question 35: The injured man couldn’t walk and had to _________ .
A. be carried B. carry C. being carry D. be carrying
Question 36: Mr Miller hates _________ .
A. being kept waiting B. to be waiting C. being waiting D. to wait
Question 37: The prisoner _________ to have escaped by climbing over the wall.
A. thought B. is thought C. is think D. has thought
Question 38: In England there is an old story about a man called Robin Hood. It’s said that he took
money from _________ and gave it to the poor.
A. rich people B. the rich C. rich person D. a rich people
Question 39: We visited Canada and _________ United States.
A. X B. a C. an D. the
Question 40: I don’t mind your _________ the phone as long as you pay for your calls.
A. use B. to use C. using D. used
Question 41: On the slope of Long’s Peak in Colorado _________ the ruin of a giant tree.
A. that lies B. lies C. where lies D. lie
Question 42: A dolphin six _________ length canmove as fast as most ships.
A. foot in B. feet in C. foot of D. feet of
Question 43: The total weight of all the ants in the world is much greater than _________ .
A. to all human beings B. all human beings is that
C. that of all human beings D. is of all human beings
Question 44: It’s earth’s gravity that _________ people their weight.
A. gives B. give C. giving D. given
Question 45: Generally speaking, people should have _________ as their desires allow.
A. much education B. as much education C. education D. for education
Question 46: Sleeping, resting and _________ are the best way to care for the cold.
A. to drink fluids B. drank fluids C. one drinks fluids D. drinking fluids
Question 47: Birds make nests in trees _______ hide their young in the leaves and branches.
A. can where they B. where they can C. where can they D. where can
Question 48: Children learn primarily by _________ the world around them.
A. experiencing directly of B. experience direct
C. directly physical experiencing D. direct physical experiencing of
Question 49: Of Charles Dickens’ many novels, Great Expectations is perhaps _________ to many
A. the most satisfying one B. most satisfying one
C. more than most satisfying one D. the more satisfying than
Question 50: America’s first globe maker was James Wilson, who _________ and black smith in
his earlier life.
A. a farmer had been B. had been a farmer C. farming D. being a farmer