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  SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO                                         ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG

        ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC                                                                        NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018

      (Đề gồm có 05 trang)                                                              MÔN TIẾNG ANH  ~  MÃ ĐỀ 234

                                                                                             Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề

                 

                Mark(s)                                                                                    Mã Phách ……….

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 1:A. represent             B. interview                                       C. sacrifice                                         D. compliment

Question 2:A. diverse                  B. legal                                                 C. polite                                              D. complete

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 3: The first few days at university can be very daunting, but with determination and positive attitude, freshmen will soon fit in with the new environment.

A. serious                                B. memorable                                   C. interesting                                    D. depressing

Question 4: Deforestation may seriously jeopardize the habitat of many species in the local area.

A. set fire to                           B. do harm to                                    C. make way for                              D. give rise to

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 5: Peter told us about his leaving the school. He did it on his arrival at the meeting.

A. Only after his leaving the school did Peter inform us of his arrival at the meeting.

B. Hardly had Peter informed us about his leaving the school when he arrived at the meeting.

C. No sooner had Peter arrived at the meeting than he told us about his leaving the school.  

D. Not until Peter told us that he would leave the school did he arrive at the meeting.

Question 6: The young girl has great experience of nursing. She has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

A. Much as she has worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

B. With great experience of nursing, the young girl has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

C. Having worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

D. Before she worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

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. flood                      B. mood                                              C. spoon                                             D. moon

Question 8:A. protects                B. enjoys                                             C. reviews                                          D. listens

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 09 to 15.

   We get great pleasure from reading. The more advanced a man is, the greater delight he will find in reading. The ordinary man may think that subjects like philosophy or science are very difficult and that if philosophers and scientists read these subjects, it is not for pleasure. But this is not true. The mathematician finds the same pleasure in his mathematics as the school boy in an adventure story. For both, it is a play of the imagination, a mental recreation and exercise.

   The pleasure derived from this activity is common to all kinds of reading. But different types of books give us different types of pleasure. First in order of popularity is novel-reading. Novels contain pictures of imaginary people in imaginary situations, and give us an opportunity of escaping into a new world very much like our world and yet different from it. Here we seem to live a new life, and the experience of this new life gives us a thrill of pleasure.

   Next in order of popularity are travel books, biographies and memoirs. These tell us tales of places we have not seen and of great men in whom we are interested. Some of these books are as wonderful as novels, and they have an added value that they are true. Such books give us knowledge, and we also find immense pleasure in knowing details of lands we have not seen and of great men we have only heard of.

   Reading is one of the greatest enjoyments of life. To book-lovers, nothing is more fascinating than a favorite book. And, the ordinary educated man who is interested and absorbed in his daily occupation wants to occasionally escape from his drudgery into the wonderland of books for recreation and refreshment.

(Source: http://www.importantindia.com)

Question 9: The word "derived" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to.......

A. bought                                B. differed                                          C. obtained                                       D. established

Question 10: The word "immense" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. personal                             B. controlled                                      C. limited                                            D. great

Question 11: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Reading as a pleasurable activity                                             B. Different kinds of reading

C. Reading as an exercise for the brain                                      D. Different types of books

Question 12: The word "it" in paragraph 2 refers to.......

A. our world                           B. an opportunity                            C. a thrill of pleasure                     D. a new life

Question 13: According to the passage, travel books, biographies and memoirs.......

A. are wonderful novels   B. are less popular than novels

C. tell stories of well-known places                                             D. are more valuable than novels

Question 14: According to paragraph 1, which of the following is NOT true?

A. A more advanced person takes greater pleasure in reading.

B. Philosophers and scientists do not read for pleasure.

C. Ordinary people may think that philosophy and science are difficult.

D. Reading about mathematics is mentally entertaining for a mathematician.

Question 15: According to paragraph 4, which of the following is the most fascinating to book-lovers?

A. An ordinary educated man   B. The wonderland              C. A favourite book                        D. A daily occupation

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 16 to 23.

   The system of higher education had its origin in Europe in the Middle Ages, when the first universities were established. In modern times, the nature of higher education around the world, to some extent, has been determined by the models of influential countries such as France and Germany.

   Both France and Germany have systems of higher education that are basically administered by state agencies. Entrance requirements for students are also similar in both countries. In France, an examination called the baccalauréat is given at the end of secondary education. Higher education in France is free and open to all students who have passed this baccalauréat. Success in this examination allows students to continue their higher education for another three or four years until they have attained the first university degree called a licence in France.

   Basic differences, however, distinguish these two countries’ systems. French educational districts, called académies, are under the direction of a rector, an appointee of the national government who is also in charge of universities in each district. The uniformity in curriculum throughout the country leaves each university with little to distinguish itself. Hence, many students prefer to go to Paris, where there are better accommodations and more cultural amenities for them. Another difference is the existence in France of prestigious higher educational institutions known as grandes écoles, which provide advanced professional and technical training. Most of these schools are not affiliated with the universities, although they too recruit their students by giving competitive examinations to candidates. The grandes écoles provide rigorous training in all branches of applied science and technology, and their diplomas have a somewhat higher standing than the ordinary licence.

   In Germany, the regional universities have autonomy in determining their curriculum under the direction of rectors elected from within. Students in Germany change universities according to their interests and the strengths of each university. In fact, it is a custom for students to attend two, three, or even four different universities in the course of their undergraduate studies, and the majority of professors at a particular university may have taught in four or five others. This high degree of mobility means that schemes of study and examination are marked by a freedom and individuality unknown in France.

  France and Germany have greatly influenced higher education systems around the world. The French, either through colonial influence or the work of missionaries, introduced many aspects of their system in other countries. The German were the first to stress the importance of universities as research facilities, and they also created a sense of them as emblems of a national mind.

(Source: https://britannicalearn.com)

Question 16: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Systems of higher education in France and Germany

B. The origin of higher education system in Europe

C. The nature of education around the world in modern times

D. The influence of France and Germany on educational systems of other countries

Question 17: Which of the following about grandes écoles in France is NOT stated in paragraph 3?

A. Most of them have no connection with universities.

B. Their degrees are better recognized than those provided by universities.

C. They have a reputation for advanced professional and technical training.

D. They offer better accommodations and facilities than universities.

Question 18: The word "their" in paragraph 3 refers to.......

A. schools                               B. branches                                        C. universities                                  D. examinations

Question 19: The word "uniformity" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. uniqueness                       B. similarity                                        C. discrepancy                                  D. proximity

Question 20: According to paragraph 4, what makes it possible for students in Germany to attend different universities during their undergraduate studies?

A. Entry requirements to universities in Germany are made less demanding.

B. The university staff have become far more mobile and occupied.

C. The university’s training programs offer greater flexibility and freedom of choice.

D. University tuition fees are kept at an affordable level for all students.

Question 21: According to the passage, a regional university rector in Germany is elected by.......

A. the national government officials                                           B. the staff of the university

C. the regional government officials                                           D. the staff of other universities

Question 22: Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. Universities in Germany can govern themselves more effectively than those in France.

B. The level of decentralization of higher education is greater in Germany than in France.

C. It normally takes longer to complete a university course in France than in Germany.

D. Studying in France and Germany is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities.

Question 23: The word "emblems" in the final paragraph is closest in meaning to.......

A. structures                          B. delegates                                      C. directions                                      D. representatives

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.

Question 24: Paul and Daisy are discussing life in the future.

   ~ Paul: "I believe space travel will become more affordable for many people in the future."

   ~ Daisy: "............"

A. It doesn’t matter at all.                                                               B. I am sorry to hear that.

C. There’s no doubt about that.                                                   D. It is very kind of you to say so.

Question 25: John and Mary are talking about what to do after class.

   ~ John: "............”  ~ Mary: "Yes, I’d love to."

A. Do you often have time for a drink after class?

B. Would you like tea or coffee after class?

C. Would you like to have a drink after class?

D. Do you often go out for a drink after class?

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 26: Historically, it was the 3rd Asian Games in Japan that tennis, volleyball, table tennis and hockey were added.

A. that                                      B. were                                                C. was the 3rd Asian Games       D. Historically

Question 27: Though formally close friends, they have now been estranged from each other due to some regrettable misunderstandings.

A. regrettable misunderstandings                                               B. have now been estranged    C. each other         D. formally

Question 28: Every member of the class were invited to the party by the form teacher.

A. member                             B. to                                                      C. were                                               D. form teacher

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 29 to 33.

GOOD FRIENDS

   Psychologists have long known that having a set of cherished companions is crucial to mental well-being. A recent study by    Australian investigators concluded that our friends even help to ...(29)... our lives. The study concentrated ...(30)... the social environment, general health, and lifestyle of 1,477 persons older than 70 years. The participants were asked how much contact they had with friends, children, relatives and acquaintances.

  Researchers were surprised to learn that friendships increased life ...(31)... to a far greater extent than frequent contact with children and other relatives. This benefit held true even after these friends had moved away to another city and was independent of factors such as socioeconomic status, health, and way of life. According to scientists, the ability to have relationships with people to ...(32)... one is important has a positive effect on physical and mental health.

   Stress and tendency towards depression are reduced, and behaviours that are damaging to health, such as smoking and drinking, occur less frequently. ...(33)..., our support networks, in times of calamity in particular, can raise our moods and feelings of self-worth and offer helpful strategies for dealing with difficult personal challenges.

(Source: Academic Vocabulary in Use by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell)

Question 29:A. stretch                B. prolong                                           C. lengthen                                       D. expand

Question 30:A. in                           B. with                                                 C. at                                                      D. on

Question 31:A. assurance          B. expectation                                  C. insurance                                      D. expectancy

Question 32:A. whom                      B. that                                              C. what                                               D. who

Question 33:A. For example  B. However                                           C. Moreover                                     D. Otherwise

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 34: After their long-standing conflict had been resolved, the two families decided to bury the hatchet.

A. become friends              B. reach an agreement                 C. give up weapons                       D. become enemies

Question 35: In this writing test, candidates will not be penalized for minor mechanical mistakes.

A. punished                           B. rewarded                                      C. discouraged                                 D. motivated

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 36: Harry no longer smokes a lot.

A. Harry rarely smoked a lot.                                                          B. Harry now smokes a lot.

C. Harry didn’t use to smoke a lot.                                               D. Harry used to smoke a lot.

Question 37: "I’ll call you as soon as I arrive at the airport," he said to me.

A. He reminded me to call him as soon as he arrived at the airport.

B. He promised to call me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

C. He objected to calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

D. He denied calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

Question 38: People think that traffic congestion in the downtown area is due to the increasing number of private cars.

A. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is thought to result in the increasing number of private cars.

B. The increasing number of private cars is thought to be responsible for traffic congestion in the downtown area.

C. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is blamed for the increasing number of private cars.

D. The increasing number of private cars is attributed to traffic congestion in the downtown area.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 39: A good leader should not be conservative, but rather......to new ideas.

A. acceptable                        B. applicable                                      C. permissive                                    D. receptive

Question 40: After several injuries and failures, things have eventually......for Todd when he reached the final round of the tournament.

A. turned on                          B. gone on                                          C. looked up                                     D. taken up

Question 41: David was deported on account of his expired visa. He......it renewed.

A. must have had                B. mightn’t have had                     C. should have had                        D. needn’t have had

Question 42: If he were younger, he......a professional running competition now.

A. would have joined         B. had joined                                     C. will join                                          D. would join

Question 43: Linda refused......in the musical performance because she was sick.

A. participating                     B. participate                                     C. to participate                               D. to participating

Question 44: The children......to bed before their parents came home from work.

A. had all gone                      B. were all going                              C. had all been going                     D. have all gone

Question 45: There has been little rain in this area for months, ......?

A. hasn’t it                              B. has there                                       C. has it                                               D. hasn’t there

Question 46: The proposal......by the environmentalists to grow more trees has received approval from the council.

A. be suggested                   B. suggested                                     C. was suggested                            D. which suggested

Question 47: Project-based learning provides wonderful opportunities for students to develop their.......

A. creativity                            B. create                                             C. creative                                         D. creatively

Question 48: .......individuals are those who share the same hobbies, interests, or points of view.

A. Light-hearted                   B. Like-minded                                 C. Open-minded                             D. Even-handed

Question 49: The child has no problem reciting the poem; he has......it to memory.

A. added                                 B. admitted                                        C. committed                                   D. devoted

Question 50: Violent films may have a negative......on children.

A. dependence                    B. decision                                          C. opinion                                          D. influence

 

 

The End


        SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO                                        ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG

           ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC                                                                   NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018

         (Đề gồm có 05 trang)                                                          MÔN TIẾNG ANH  ~  MÃ ĐỀ 666

                                                                                             Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề

                 

                   Mark(s)                                                                                    Mã Phách ……….

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 1:A. represent             B. interview                                       C. sacrifice                                         D. compliment

Question 2:A. polite                     B. legal                                                 C. complete                                      D. diverse

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 3:A. listens                    B. protects                                         C. enjoys                                            D. reviews

Question 4:A. moon                     B. flood                                                C. mood                                              D. spoon

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 5: There has been little rain in this area for months, ......?

A. hasn’t there                     B. hasn’t it                                          C. has it                                               D. has there

Question 6: If he were younger, he......a professional running competition now.

A. would join                         B. had joined                                     C. will join                                          D. would have joined

Question 7: The child has no problem reciting the poem; he has......it to memory.

A. admitted                            B. devoted                                         C. added                                             D. committed

Question 8: The children......to bed before their parents came home from work.

A. were all going                  B. have all gone                                C. had all been going                     D. had all gone

Question 9: David was deported on account of his expired visa. He......it renewed.

A. must have had                B. should have had                         C. needn’t have had                      D. mightn’t have had

Question 10: The proposal......by the environmentalists to grow more trees has received approval from the council.

A. suggested                         B. was suggested                            C. which suggested                        D. be suggested

Question 11: Linda refused......in the musical performance because she was sick.

A. to participating                B. to participate                               C. participate                                    D. participating

Question 12: Project-based learning provides wonderful opportunities for students to develop their.......

A. creatively                           B. creativity                                        C. create                                             D. creative

Question 13: Violent films may have a negative......on children.

A. opinion                               B. decision                                          C. dependence                                D. influence

Question 14: A good leader should not be conservative, but rather......to new ideas.

A. receptive                           B. acceptable                                    C. applicable                                     D. permissive

Question 15: .......individuals are those who share the same hobbies, interests, or points of view.

A. Light-hearted                   B. Even-handed                               C. Open-minded                             D. Like-minded

Question 16: After several injuries and failures, things have eventually......for Todd when he reached the final round of the tournament.

A. taken up                            B. turned on                                      C. gone on                                         D. looked up

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 17: The first few days at university can be very daunting, but with determination and positive attitude, freshmen will soon fit in with the new environment.

A. interesting                        B. serious                                            C. depressing                                   D. memorable

Question 18: Deforestation may seriously jeopardize the habitat of many species in the local area.

A. set fire to                           B. make way for                               C. give rise to                                    D. do harm to

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 19: After their long-standing conflict had been resolved, the two families decided to bury the hatchet.

A. give up weapons            B. become friends                          C. reach an agreement                 D. become enemies

Question 20: In this writing test, candidates will not be penalized for minor mechanical mistakes.

A. motivated                         B. rewarded                                      C. punished                                       D. discouraged

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 21 to 25.

GOOD FRIENDS

   Psychologists have long known that having a set of cherished companions is crucial to mental well-being. A recent study by    Australian investigators concluded that our friends even help to ...(21)... our lives. The study concentrated ...(22)... the social environment, general health, and lifestyle of 1,477 persons older than 70 years. The participants were asked how much contact they had with friends, children, relatives and acquaintances.

  Researchers were surprised to learn that friendships increased life ...(23)... to a far greater extent than frequent contact with children and other relatives. This benefit held true even after these friends had moved away to another city and was independent of factors such as socioeconomic status, health, and way of life. According to scientists, the ability to have relationships with people to ...(24)... one is important has a positive effect on physical and mental health.

   Stress and tendency towards depression are reduced, and behaviours that are damaging to health, such as smoking and drinking, occur less frequently. ...(25)..., our support networks, in times of calamity in particular, can raise our moods and feelings of self-worth and offer helpful strategies for dealing with difficult personal challenges.

(Source: Academic Vocabulary in Use by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell)

Question 21:A. lengthen            B. stretch                                            C. expand                                          D. prolong

Question 22:A. in                           B. with                                                 C. at                                                      D. on

Question 23:A. expectancy   B. assurance                                          C. expectation                                 D. insurance

Question 24:A. whom                     B. that                                               C. what                                               D. who

Question 25:A. For example B. However                                            C. Otherwise                                    D. Moreover

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.

Question 26: Paul and Daisy are discussing life in the future.

       ~ Paul: "I believe space travel will become more affordable for many people in the future."

   ~ Daisy: "............"

A. It doesn’t matter at all.                                                               B. It is very kind of you to say so.

C. I am sorry to hear that.                                                                D. There’s no doubt about that.

Question 27: John and Mary are talking about what to do after class.

   ~ John: "............”  ~ Mary: "Yes, I’d love to."

A. Do you often go out for a drink after class?

B. Would you like to have a drink after class?

C. Would you like tea or coffee after class?

D. Do you often have time for a drink after class?

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 28: Harry no longer smokes a lot.

A. Harry didn’t use to smoke a lot.                                              B. Harry rarely smoked a lot.

C. Harry now smokes a lot.                                                             D. Harry used to smoke a lot.

Question 29: People think that traffic congestion in the downtown area is due to the increasing number of private cars.

A. The increasing number of private cars is attributed to traffic congestion in the downtown area.

B. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is blamed for the increasing number of private cars.

C. The increasing number of private cars is thought to be responsible for traffic congestion in the downtown area.

D. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is thought to result in the increasing number of private cars.

Question 30: "I’ll call you as soon as I arrive at the airport," he said to me.

A. He denied calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

B. He objected to calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

C. He reminded me to call him as soon as he arrived at the airport.

D. He promised to call me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

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 31: Though formally close friends, they have now been estranged from each other due to some regrettable misunderstandings.

A. regrettable misunderstandings   B. formally                      C. each other                      D. have now been estranged

Question 32: Every member of the class were invited to the party by the form teacher.

A. member                             B. were                                                C. to                                                     D. form teacher

Question 33: Historically, it was the 3rd Asian Games in Japan that tennis, volleyball, table tennis and hockey were added.

A. that                                      B. 3rd Asian Games                        C. were                                               D. Historically

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 34 to 40.

   We get great pleasure from reading. The more advanced a man is, the greater delight he will find in reading. The ordinary man may think that subjects like philosophy or science are very difficult and that if philosophers and scientists read these subjects, it is not for pleasure. But this is not true. The mathematician finds the same pleasure in his mathematics as the school boy in an adventure story. For both, it is a play of the imagination, a mental recreation and exercise.

   The pleasure derived from this activity is common to all kinds of reading. But different types of books give us different types of pleasure. First in order of popularity is novel-reading. Novels contain pictures of imaginary people in imaginary situations, and give us an opportunity of escaping into a new world very much like our world and yet different from it. Here we seem to live a new life, and the experience of this new life gives us a thrill of pleasure.

   Next in order of popularity are travel books, biographies and memoirs. These tell us tales of places we have not seen and of great men in whom we are interested. Some of these books are as wonderful as novels, and they have an added value that they are true. Such books give us knowledge, and we also find immense pleasure in knowing details of lands we have not seen and of great men we have only heard of.

   Reading is one of the greatest enjoyments of life. To book-lovers, nothing is more fascinating than a favorite book. And, the ordinary educated man who is interested and absorbed in his daily occupation wants to occasionally escape from his drudgery into the wonderland of books for recreation and refreshment.

(Source: http://www.importantindia.com)

Question 34: The word "immense" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. controlled                          B. great                                                C. personal                                        D. limited

Question 35: The word "it" in paragraph 2 refers to.......

A. a thrill of pleasure          B. our world                                       C. an opportunity                           D. a new life

Question 36: According to the passage, travel books, biographies and memoirs.......

A. are wonderful novels   B. are more valuable than novels

C. are less popular than novels                                                     D. tell stories of well-known places

Question 37: According to paragraph 1, which of the following is NOT true?

A. Reading about mathematics is mentally entertaining for a mathematician.

B. Ordinary people may think that philosophy and science are difficult.

C. Philosophers and scientists do not read for pleasure.

D. A more advanced person takes greater pleasure in reading.

Question 38: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Different kinds of reading                                                          B. Different types of books

C. Reading as a pleasurable activity                                             D. Reading as an exercise for the brain

Question 39: The word "derived" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to.......

A. established                       B. differed                                          C. bought                                           D. obtained

Question 40: According to paragraph 4, which of the following is the most fascinating to book-lovers?

A. A daily occupation          B. A favourite book                        C. An ordinary educated man    D. The wonderland

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 41 to 48.

   The system of higher education had its origin in Europe in the Middle Ages, when the first universities were established. In modern times, the nature of higher education around the world, to some extent, has been determined by the models of influential countries such as France and Germany.

   Both France and Germany have systems of higher education that are basically administered by state agencies. Entrance requirements for students are also similar in both countries. In France, an examination called the baccalauréat is given at the end of secondary education. Higher education in France is free and open to all students who have passed this baccalauréat. Success in this examination allows students to continue their higher education for another three or four years until they have attained the first university degree called a licence in France.

   Basic differences, however, distinguish these two countries’ systems. French educational districts, called académies, are under the direction of a rector, an appointee of the national government who is also in charge of universities in each district. The uniformity in curriculum throughout the country leaves each university with little to distinguish itself. Hence, many students prefer to go to Paris, where there are better accommodations and more cultural amenities for them. Another difference is the existence in France of prestigious higher educational institutions known as grandes écoles, which provide advanced professional and technical training. Most of these schools are not affiliated with the universities, although they too recruit their students by giving competitive examinations to candidates. The grandes écoles provide rigorous training in all branches of applied science and technology, and their diplomas have a somewhat higher standing than the ordinary licence.

   In Germany, the regional universities have autonomy in determining their curriculum under the direction of rectors elected from within. Students in Germany change universities according to their interests and the strengths of each university. In fact, it is a custom for students to attend two, three, or even four different universities in the course of their undergraduate studies, and the majority of professors at a particular university may have taught in four or five others. This high degree of mobility means that schemes of study and examination are marked by a freedom and individuality unknown in France.

  France and Germany have greatly influenced higher education systems around the world. The French, either through colonial influence or the work of missionaries, introduced many aspects of their system in other countries. The German were the first to stress the importance of universities as research facilities, and they also created a sense of them as emblems of a national mind.

(Source: https://britannicalearn.com)

Question 41: The word "emblems" in the final paragraph is closest in meaning to.......

A. structures                          B. directions                                      C. delegates                                      D. representatives

Question 42: According to paragraph 4, what makes it possible for students in Germany to attend different universities during their undergraduate studies?

A. The university’s training programs offer greater flexibility and freedom of choice.

B. Entry requirements to universities in Germany are made less demanding.

C. University tuition fees are kept at an affordable level for all students.

D. The university staff have become far more mobile and occupied.

Question 43: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Systems of higher education in France and Germany

B. The origin of higher education system in Europe

C. The influence of France and Germany on educational systems of other countries

D. The nature of education around the world in modern times

Question 44: Which of the following about grandes écoles in France is NOT stated in paragraph 3?

A. They offer better accommodations and facilities than universities.

B. Most of them have no connection with universities.

C. Their degrees are better recognized than those provided by universities.

D. They have a reputation for advanced professional and technical training.

Question 45: According to the passage, a regional university rector in Germany is elected by.......

A. the regional government officials                                           B. the national government officials

C. the staff of the university                                                          D. the staff of other universities

Question 46: The word "their" in paragraph 3 refers to.......

A. examinations                   B. branches                                        C. schools                                           D. universities

Question 47: Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. It normally takes longer to complete a university course in France than in Germany.

B. Studying in France and Germany is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities.

C. The level of decentralization of higher education is greater in Germany than in France.

D. Universities in Germany can govern themselves more effectively than those in France.

Question 48: The word "uniformity" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. uniqueness                       B. proximity                                       C. discrepancy                                  D. similarity

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 49: Peter told us about his leaving the school. He did it on his arrival at the meeting.

A. Hardly had Peter informed us about his leaving the school when he arrived at the meeting.

B. Not until Peter told us that he would leave the school did he arrive at the meeting.

C. Only after his leaving the school did Peter inform us of his arrival at the meeting.

D. No sooner had Peter arrived at the meeting than he told us about his leaving the school.  

Question 50: The young girl has great experience of nursing. She has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

A. Having worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

B. Much as she has worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

C. Before she worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

D. With great experience of nursing, the young girl has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

 

 

The End


    SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO                                          ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG

        ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC                                                                         NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018

        (Đề gồm có 05 trang)                                                             MÔN TIẾNG ANH  ~  MÃ ĐỀ 834

                                                                                              Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề

                 

                 Mark(s)                                                                                    Mã Phách ……….

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. listens                    B. reviews                                          C. protects                                         D. enjoys

Question 2:A. spoon                    B. moon                                              C. mood                                              D. flood

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. represent             B. compliment                                  C. interview                                      D. sacrifice

Question 4:A. complete              B. legal                                                 C. diverse                                           D. polite

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 05 to 12.

   The system of higher education had its origin in Europe in the Middle Ages, when the first universities were established. In modern times, the nature of higher education around the world, to some extent, has been determined by the models of influential countries such as France and Germany.

   Both France and Germany have systems of higher education that are basically administered by state agencies. Entrance requirements for students are also similar in both countries. In France, an examination called the baccalauréat is given at the end of secondary education. Higher education in France is free and open to all students who have passed this baccalauréat. Success in this examination allows students to continue their higher education for another three or four years until they have attained the first university degree called a licence in France.

   Basic differences, however, distinguish these two countries’ systems. French educational districts, called académies, are under the direction of a rector, an appointee of the national government who is also in charge of universities in each district. The uniformity in curriculum throughout the country leaves each university with little to distinguish itself. Hence, many students prefer to go to Paris, where there are better accommodations and more cultural amenities for them. Another difference is the existence in France of prestigious higher educational institutions known as grandes écoles, which provide advanced professional and technical training. Most of these schools are not affiliated with the universities, although they too recruit their students by giving competitive examinations to candidates. The grandes écoles provide rigorous training in all branches of applied science and technology, and their diplomas have a somewhat higher standing than the ordinary licence.

   In Germany, the regional universities have autonomy in determining their curriculum under the direction of rectors elected from within. Students in Germany change universities according to their interests and the strengths of each university. In fact, it is a custom for students to attend two, three, or even four different universities in the course of their undergraduate studies, and the majority of professors at a particular university may have taught in four or five others. This high degree of mobility means that schemes of study and examination are marked by a freedom and individuality unknown in France.

  France and Germany have greatly influenced higher education systems around the world. The French, either through colonial influence or the work of missionaries, introduced many aspects of their system in other countries. The German were the first to stress the importance of universities as research facilities, and they also created a sense of them as emblems of a national mind.

(Source: https://britannicalearn.com)

Question 5: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. The nature of education around the world in modern times

B. The influence of France and Germany on educational systems of other countries

C. The origin of higher education system in Europe

D. Systems of higher education in France and Germany

Question 6: The word "their" in paragraph 3 refers to.......

A. examinations                   B. branches                                        C. universities                                  D. schools

Question 7: Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. It normally takes longer to complete a university course in France than in Germany.

B. Studying in France and Germany is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities.

C. The level of decentralization of higher education is greater in Germany than in France.

D. Universities in Germany can govern themselves more effectively than those in France.

Question 8: The word "emblems" in the final paragraph is closest in meaning to.......

A. delegates                          B. structures                                      C. directions                                      D. representatives

Question 9: According to the passage, a regional university rector in Germany is elected by.......

A. the staff of other universities                                                  B. the staff of the university

C. the national government officials                                           D. the regional government officials

Question 10: According to paragraph 4, what makes it possible for students in Germany to attend different universities during their undergraduate studies?

A. Entry requirements to universities in Germany are made less demanding.

B. University tuition fees are kept at an affordable level for all students.

C. The university staff have become far more mobile and occupied.

D. The university’s training programs offer greater flexibility and freedom of choice.

Question 11: The word "uniformity" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. similarity                            B. uniqueness                                   C. discrepancy                                  D. proximity

Question 12: Which of the following about grandes écoles in France is NOT stated in paragraph 3?

A. Their degrees are better recognized than those provided by universities.

B. They offer better accommodations and facilities than universities.

C. They have a reputation for advanced professional and technical training.

D. Most of them have no connection with universities.

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 13: Deforestation may seriously jeopardize the habitat of many species in the local area.

A. set fire to                           B. give rise to                                    C. make way for                              D. do harm to

Question 14: The first few days at university can be very daunting, but with determination and positive attitude, freshmen will soon fit in with the new environment.

A. memorable                       B. depressing                                    C. interesting                                    D. serious

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 15: After their long-standing conflict had been resolved, the two families decided to bury the hatchet.

A. become enemies           B. become friends                          C. give up weapons                       D. reach an agreement

Question 16: In this writing test, candidates will not be penalized for minor mechanical mistakes.

A. punished                           B. discouraged                                  C. motivated                                     D. rewarded

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 17: Harry no longer smokes a lot.

A. Harry rarely smoked a lot.                                                          B. Harry used to smoke a lot.

C. Harry didn’t use to smoke a lot.                                               D. Harry now smokes a lot.

Question 18: "I’ll call you as soon as I arrive at the airport," he said to me.

A. He promised to call me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

B. He denied calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

C. He objected to calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

D. He reminded me to call him as soon as he arrived at the airport.

Question 19: People think that traffic congestion in the downtown area is due to the increasing number of private cars.

A. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is thought to result in the increasing number of private cars.

B. The increasing number of private cars is attributed to traffic congestion in the downtown area.

C. The increasing number of private cars is thought to be responsible for traffic congestion in the downtown area.

D. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is blamed for the increasing number of private cars.

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 20 to 24.

GOOD FRIENDS

   Psychologists have long known that having a set of cherished companions is crucial to mental well-being. A recent study by    Australian investigators concluded that our friends even help to ...(20)... our lives. The study concentrated ...(21)... the social environment, general health, and lifestyle of 1,477 persons older than 70 years. The participants were asked how much contact they had with friends, children, relatives and acquaintances.

  Researchers were surprised to learn that friendships increased life ...(22)... to a far greater extent than frequent contact with children and other relatives. This benefit held true even after these friends had moved away to another city and was independent of factors such as socioeconomic status, health, and way of life. According to scientists, the ability to have relationships with people to ...(23)... one is important has a positive effect on physical and mental health.

   Stress and tendency towards depression are reduced, and behaviours that are damaging to health, such as smoking and drinking, occur less frequently. ...(24)..., our support networks, in times of calamity in particular, can raise our moods and feelings of self-worth and offer helpful strategies for dealing with difficult personal challenges.

(Source: Academic Vocabulary in Use by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell)

Question 20:A. lengthen            B. prolong                                           C. expand                                          D. stretch

Question 21:A. with                      B. on                                                     C. at                                                      D. in

Question 22:A. insurance           B. assurance                                      C. expectancy                                  D. expectation

Question 23:A. what                    B. who                                                 C. whom                                             D. that

Question 24:A. Moreover          B. Otherwise                                     C. However                                       D. For example

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 25 to 31.

   We get great pleasure from reading. The more advanced a man is, the greater delight he will find in reading. The ordinary man may think that subjects like philosophy or science are very difficult and that if philosophers and scientists read these subjects, it is not for pleasure. But this is not true. The mathematician finds the same pleasure in his mathematics as the school boy in an adventure story. For both, it is a play of the imagination, a mental recreation and exercise.

   The pleasure derived from this activity is common to all kinds of reading. But different types of books give us different types of pleasure. First in order of popularity is novel-reading. Novels contain pictures of imaginary people in imaginary situations, and give us an opportunity of escaping into a new world very much like our world and yet different from it. Here we seem to live a new life, and the experience of this new life gives us a thrill of pleasure.

   Next in order of popularity are travel books, biographies and memoirs. These tell us tales of places we have not seen and of great men in whom we are interested. Some of these books are as wonderful as novels, and they have an added value that they are true. Such books give us knowledge, and we also find immense pleasure in knowing details of lands we have not seen and of great men we have only heard of.

   Reading is one of the greatest enjoyments of life. To book-lovers, nothing is more fascinating than a favorite book. And, the ordinary educated man who is interested and absorbed in his daily occupation wants to occasionally escape from his drudgery into the wonderland of books for recreation and refreshment.

(Source: http://www.importantindia.com)

Question 25: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Reading as a pleasurable activity                                             B. Different types of books

C. Reading as an exercise for the brain                                      D. Different kinds of reading

Question 26: The word "derived" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to.......

A. bought                                B. obtained                                        C. differed                                         D. established

Question 27: The word "immense" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. limited                                B. personal                                         C. controlled                                     D. great

Question 28: The word "it" in paragraph 2 refers to.......

A. a thrill of pleasure          B. a new life                                       C. our world                                      D. an opportunity

Question 29: According to paragraph 1, which of the following is NOT true?

A. A more advanced person takes greater pleasure in reading.

B. Reading about mathematics is mentally entertaining for a mathematician.

C. Philosophers and scientists do not read for pleasure.

D. Ordinary people may think that philosophy and science are difficult.

Question 30: According to the passage, travel books, biographies and memoirs.......

A. are less popular than novels                                                     B. are more valuable than novels

C. tell stories of well-known places                                             D. are wonderful novels

Question 31: According to paragraph 4, which of the following is the most fascinating to book-lovers?

A. A favourite book            B. The wonderland                         C. A daily occupation                     D. An ordinary educated man

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 32: If he were younger, he......a professional running competition now.

A. will join                               B. would have joined                     C. would join                                    D. had joined

Question 33: There has been little rain in this area for months, ......?

A. has there                           B. has it                                                C. hasn’t there                                 D. hasn’t it

Question 34: .......individuals are those who share the same hobbies, interests, or points of view.

A. Light-hearted                   B. Like-minded                                 C. Even-handed                              D. Open-minded

Question 35: David was deported on account of his expired visa. He......it renewed.

A. needn’t have had          B. mightn’t have had                     C. should have had                        D. must have had

Question 36: Project-based learning provides wonderful opportunities for students to develop their.......

A. creatively                           B. creative                                          C. create                                             D. creativity

Question 37: The children......to bed before their parents came home from work.

A. have all gone                    B. had all gone                                  C. were all going                              D. had all been going

Question 38: The child has no problem reciting the poem; he has......it to memory.

A. devoted                             B. committed                                    C. added                                             D. admitted

Question 39: The proposal......by the environmentalists to grow more trees has received approval from the council.

A. suggested                         B. be suggested                               C. was suggested                            D. which suggested

Question 40: A good leader should not be conservative, but rather......to new ideas.

A. receptive                           B. acceptable                                    C. applicable                                     D. permissive

Question 41: Violent films may have a negative......on children.

A. opinion                               B. decision                                          C. dependence                                D. influence

Question 42: Linda refused......in the musical performance because she was sick.

A. participate                         B. to participating                            C. participating                                 D. to participate

Question 43: After several injuries and failures, things have eventually......for Todd when he reached the final round of the tournament.

A. turned on                          B. taken up                                        C. gone on                                         D. looked up

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 44: Every member of the class were invited to the party by the form teacher.

A. to                                          B. form teacher                                C. were                                               D. member

Question 45: Though formally close friends, they have now been estranged from each other due to some regrettable misunderstandings.

A. formally                              B. each other                                    C. have now been estranged    D. regrettable misunderstandings

Question 46: Historically, it was the 3rd Asian Games in Japan that tennis, volleyball, table tennis and hockey were added.

A. Historically                         B. 3rd Asian Games                        C. were                                               D. that

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.

Question 47: John and Mary are talking about what to do after class.

   ~ John: "............”  ~ Mary: "Yes, I’d love to."

A. Do you often go out for a drink after class?

B. Would you like tea or coffee after class?

C. Do you often have time for a drink after class?

D. Would you like to have a drink after class?

Question 48: Paul and Daisy are discussing life in the future.

       ~ Paul: "I believe space travel will become more affordable for many people in the future."

   ~ Daisy: "............"

A. I am sorry to hear that.                                                               B. It doesn’t matter at all.

C. There’s no doubt about that.                                                   D. It is very kind of you to say so.

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 49: Peter told us about his leaving the school. He did it on his arrival at the meeting.

A. Not until Peter told us that he would leave the school did he arrive at the meeting.

B. Hardly had Peter informed us about his leaving the school when he arrived at the meeting.

C. Only after his leaving the school did Peter inform us of his arrival at the meeting.

D. No sooner had Peter arrived at the meeting than he told us about his leaving the school.  

Question 50: The young girl has great experience of nursing. She has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

A. Having worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

B. Much as she has worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

C. Before she worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

D. With great experience of nursing, the young girl has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

 

 

 

The End


      SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO                                         ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG

          ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC                                                                      NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018

         (Đề gồm có 05 trang)                                                          MÔN TIẾNG ANH  ~  MÃ ĐỀ 976

                                                                                             Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề

                 

                  Mark(s)                                                                                    Mã Phách ……….

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 1:A. sacrifice                 B. interview                                       C. compliment                                 D. represent

Question 2:A. diverse                  B. polite                                               C. complete                                      D. legal

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 3: Though formally close friends, they have now been estranged from each other due to some regrettable misunderstandings.

A. each other                        B. regrettable misunderstandings  C. formally  D. have now been estranged

Question 4: Historically, it was the 3rd Asian Games in Japan that tennis, volleyball, table tennis and hockey were added.

A. were                                    B. Historically                                     C. 3rd Asian Games                        D. that

Question 5: Every member of the class were invited to the party by the form teacher.

A. member                             B. form teacher                                C. to                                                     D. were

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 6:A. mood                     B. spoon                                              C. moon                                              D. flood

Question 7:A. enjoys                   B. protects                                         C. reviews                                          D. listens

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 08 to 14.

   We get great pleasure from reading. The more advanced a man is, the greater delight he will find in reading. The ordinary man may think that subjects like philosophy or science are very difficult and that if philosophers and scientists read these subjects, it is not for pleasure. But this is not true. The mathematician finds the same pleasure in his mathematics as the school boy in an adventure story. For both, it is a play of the imagination, a mental recreation and exercise.

   The pleasure derived from this activity is common to all kinds of reading. But different types of books give us different types of pleasure. First in order of popularity is novel-reading. Novels contain pictures of imaginary people in imaginary situations, and give us an opportunity of escaping into a new world very much like our world and yet different from it. Here we seem to live a new life, and the experience of this new life gives us a thrill of pleasure.

   Next in order of popularity are travel books, biographies and memoirs. These tell us tales of places we have not seen and of great men in whom we are interested. Some of these books are as wonderful as novels, and they have an added value that they are true. Such books give us knowledge, and we also find immense pleasure in knowing details of lands we have not seen and of great men we have only heard of.

   Reading is one of the greatest enjoyments of life. To book-lovers, nothing is more fascinating than a favorite book. And, the ordinary educated man who is interested and absorbed in his daily occupation wants to occasionally escape from his drudgery into the wonderland of books for recreation and refreshment.

(Source: http://www.importantindia.com)

Question 8: The word "derived" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to.......

A. bought                                B. differed                                          C. obtained                                       D. established

Question 9: The word "it" in paragraph 2 refers to.......

A. our world                           B. an opportunity                            C. a thrill of pleasure                     D. a new life

Question 10: According to the passage, travel books, biographies and memoirs.......

A. tell stories of well-known places                                             B. are more valuable than novels

C. are less popular than novels                                                     D. are wonderful novels

Question 11: The word "immense" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. personal                             B. controlled                                      C. great                                               D. limited

Question 12: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Different kinds of reading                                                          B. Different types of books

C. Reading as a pleasurable activity                                             D. Reading as an exercise for the brain

Question 13: According to paragraph 1, which of the following is NOT true?

A. A more advanced person takes greater pleasure in reading.

B. Ordinary people may think that philosophy and science are difficult.

C. Reading about mathematics is mentally entertaining for a mathematician.

D. Philosophers and scientists do not read for pleasure.

Question 14: According to paragraph 4, which of the following is the most fascinating to book-lovers?

A. The wonderland             B. An ordinary educated man C. A daily occupation                        D. A favourite book

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 15: After their long-standing conflict had been resolved, the two families decided to bury the hatchet.

A. become enemies           B. become friends                          C. reach an agreement                 D. give up weapons

Question 16: In this writing test, candidates will not be penalized for minor mechanical mistakes.

A. motivated                         B. discouraged                                  C. rewarded                                      D. punished

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 17: The young girl has great experience of nursing. She has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

A. Much as she has worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

B. With great experience of nursing, the young girl has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

C. Before she worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

D. Having worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

Question 18: Peter told us about his leaving the school. He did it on his arrival at the meeting.

A. Hardly had Peter informed us about his leaving the school when he arrived at the meeting.

B. Only after his leaving the school did Peter inform us of his arrival at the meeting.

C. No sooner had Peter arrived at the meeting than he told us about his leaving the school.  

D. Not until Peter told us that he would leave the school did he arrive at the meeting.

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 19 to 23.

GOOD FRIENDS

   Psychologists have long known that having a set of cherished companions is crucial to mental well-being. A recent study by    Australian investigators concluded that our friends even help to ...(19)... our lives. The study concentrated ...(20)... the social environment, general health, and lifestyle of 1,477 persons older than 70 years. The participants were asked how much contact they had with friends, children, relatives and acquaintances.

  Researchers were surprised to learn that friendships increased life ...(21)... to a far greater extent than frequent contact with children and other relatives. This benefit held true even after these friends had moved away to another city and was independent of factors such as socioeconomic status, health, and way of life. According to scientists, the ability to have relationships with people to ...(22)... one is important has a positive effect on physical and mental health.

   Stress and tendency towards depression are reduced, and behaviours that are damaging to health, such as smoking and drinking, occur less frequently. ...(23)..., our support networks, in times of calamity in particular, can raise our moods and feelings of self-worth and offer helpful strategies for dealing with difficult personal challenges.

(Source: Academic Vocabulary in Use by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell)

Question 19:A. expand               B. prolong                                           C. stretch                                           D. lengthen

Question 20:A. on                         B. with                                                 C. at                                                      D. in

Question 21:A. expectation B. insurance                                            C. assurance                                     D. expectancy

Question 22:A. that                        B. who                                               C. whom                                             D. what

Question 23:A. Otherwise         B. However                                        C. Moreover                                     D. For example

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 24: The first few days at university can be very daunting, but with determination and positive attitude, freshmen will soon fit in with the new environment.

A. serious                                B. memorable                                   C. depressing                                   D. interesting

Question 25: Deforestation may seriously jeopardize the habitat of many species in the local area.

A. make way for                   B. set fire to                                       C. do harm to                                   D. give rise to

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 26 to 33.

   The system of higher education had its origin in Europe in the Middle Ages, when the first universities were established. In modern times, the nature of higher education around the world, to some extent, has been determined by the models of influential countries such as France and Germany.

   Both France and Germany have systems of higher education that are basically administered by state agencies. Entrance requirements for students are also similar in both countries. In France, an examination called the baccalauréat is given at the end of secondary education. Higher education in France is free and open to all students who have passed this baccalauréat. Success in this examination allows students to continue their higher education for another three or four years until they have attained the first university degree called a licence in France.

   Basic differences, however, distinguish these two countries’ systems. French educational districts, called académies, are under the direction of a rector, an appointee of the national government who is also in charge of universities in each district. The uniformity in curriculum throughout the country leaves each university with little to distinguish itself. Hence, many students prefer to go to Paris, where there are better accommodations and more cultural amenities for them. Another difference is the existence in France of prestigious higher educational institutions known as grandes écoles, which provide advanced professional and technical training. Most of these schools are not affiliated with the universities, although they too recruit their students by giving competitive examinations to candidates. The grandes écoles provide rigorous training in all branches of applied science and technology, and their diplomas have a somewhat higher standing than the ordinary licence.

   In Germany, the regional universities have autonomy in determining their curriculum under the direction of rectors elected from within. Students in Germany change universities according to their interests and the strengths of each university. In fact, it is a custom for students to attend two, three, or even four different universities in the course of their undergraduate studies, and the majority of professors at a particular university may have taught in four or five others. This high degree of mobility means that schemes of study and examination are marked by a freedom and individuality unknown in France.

  France and Germany have greatly influenced higher education systems around the world. The French, either through colonial influence or the work of missionaries, introduced many aspects of their system in other countries. The German were the first to stress the importance of universities as research facilities, and they also created a sense of them as emblems of a national mind.

(Source: https://britannicalearn.com)

Question 26: Which of the following about grandes écoles in France is NOT stated in paragraph 3?

A. Their degrees are better recognized than those provided by universities.

B. They offer better accommodations and facilities than universities.

C. They have a reputation for advanced professional and technical training.

D. Most of them have no connection with universities.

Question 27: The word "emblems" in the final paragraph is closest in meaning to.......

A. representatives              B. structures                                      C. directions                                      D. delegates

Question 28: Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. The level of decentralization of higher education is greater in Germany than in France.

B. Studying in France and Germany is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities.

C. Universities in Germany can govern themselves more effectively than those in France.

D. It normally takes longer to complete a university course in France than in Germany.

Question 29: The word "their" in paragraph 3 refers to.......

A. branches                            B. schools                                           C. examinations                              D. universities

Question 30: The word "uniformity" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. discrepancy                      B. similarity                                        C. proximity                                      D. uniqueness

Question 31: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Systems of higher education in France and Germany

B. The nature of education around the world in modern times

C. The influence of France and Germany on educational systems of other countries

D. The origin of higher education system in Europe

Question 32: According to the passage, a regional university rector in Germany is elected by.......

A. the national government officials                                           B. the regional government officials

C. the staff of other universities                                                   D. the staff of the university

Question 33: According to paragraph 4, what makes it possible for students in Germany to attend different universities during their undergraduate studies?

A. Entry requirements to universities in Germany are made less demanding.

B. The university staff have become far more mobile and occupied.

C. The university’s training programs offer greater flexibility and freedom of choice.

D. University tuition fees are kept at an affordable level for all students.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.

Question 34: John and Mary are talking about what to do after class.

   ~ John: "............”  ~ Mary: "Yes, I’d love to."

A. Do you often go out for a drink after class?

B. Would you like tea or coffee after class?

C. Would you like to have a drink after class?

D. Do you often have time for a drink after class?

Question 35: Paul and Daisy are discussing life in the future.

      ~ Paul: "I believe space travel will become more affordable for many people in the future."

   ~ Daisy: "............"

A. There’s no doubt about that.                                                   B. It is very kind of you to say so.

C. I am sorry to hear that.                                                                D. It doesn’t matter at all.

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 36: Harry no longer smokes a lot.

A. Harry now smokes a lot.                                                             B. Harry didn’t use to smoke a lot.

C. Harry rarely smoked a lot.                                                          D. Harry used to smoke a lot.

Question 37: "I’ll call you as soon as I arrive at the airport," he said to me.

A. He promised to call me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

B. He reminded me to call him as soon as he arrived at the airport.

C. He objected to calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

D. He denied calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

Question 38: People think that traffic congestion in the downtown area is due to the increasing number of private cars.

A. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is blamed for the increasing number of private cars.

B. The increasing number of private cars is attributed to traffic congestion in the downtown area.

C. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is thought to result in the increasing number of private cars.

D. The increasing number of private cars is thought to be responsible for traffic congestion in the downtown area.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 39: The children......to bed before their parents came home from work.

A. had all gone                      B. were all going                              C. had all been going                     D. have all gone

Question 40: If he were younger, he......a professional running competition now.

A. will join                               B. had joined                                     C. would have joined                    D. would join

Question 41: Linda refused......in the musical performance because she was sick.

A. to participating                B. to participate                               C. participate                                    D. participating

Question 42: There has been little rain in this area for months, ......?

A. has it                                    B. hasn’t there                                 C. hasn’t it                                         D. has there

Question 43: The child has no problem reciting the poem; he has......it to memory.

A. devoted                             B. added                                             C. admitted                                       D. committed

Question 44: The proposal......by the environmentalists to grow more trees has received approval from the council.

A. was suggested                B. which suggested                        C. be suggested                              D. suggested

Question 45: David was deported on account of his expired visa. He......it renewed.

A. should have had             B. needn’t have had                      C. must have had                            D. mightn’t have had

Question 46: Violent films may have a negative......on children.

A. dependence                    B. influence                                       C. opinion                                          D. decision

Question 47: Project-based learning provides wonderful opportunities for students to develop their.......

A. creativity                            B. creative                                          C. creatively                                      D. create

Question 48: .......individuals are those who share the same hobbies, interests, or points of view.

A. Even-handed                   B. Open-minded                              C. Light-hearted                              D. Like-minded

Question 49: A good leader should not be conservative, but rather......to new ideas.

A. permissive                        B. applicable                                      C. receptive                                      D. acceptable

Question 50: After several injuries and failures, things have eventually......for Todd when he reached the final round of the tournament.

A. gone on                              B. looked up                                      C. taken up                                        D. turned on

 

 

The End


     SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO                                          ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG

          ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC                                                                      NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018

         (Đề gồm có 05 trang)                                                          MÔN TIẾNG ANH  ~  MÃ ĐỀ 266

                                                                                            Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề

                 

                 Mark(s)                                                                                    Mã Phách ……….

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 1: The young girl has great experience of nursing. She has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

A. Having worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

B. Before she worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

C. With great experience of nursing, the young girl has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

D. Much as she has worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

Question 2: Peter told us about his leaving the school. He did it on his arrival at the meeting.

A. Only after his leaving the school did Peter inform us of his arrival at the meeting.

B. No sooner had Peter arrived at the meeting than he told us about his leaving the school.  

C. Hardly had Peter informed us about his leaving the school when he arrived at the meeting.

D. Not until Peter told us that he would leave the school did he arrive at the meeting.

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 03 to 07.

GOOD FRIENDS

   Psychologists have long known that having a set of cherished companions is crucial to mental well-being. A recent study by    Australian investigators concluded that our friends even help to ...(3)... our lives. The study concentrated ...(4)... the social environment, general health, and lifestyle of 1,477 persons older than 70 years. The participants were asked how much contact they had with friends, children, relatives and acquaintances.

  Researchers were surprised to learn that friendships increased life ...(5)... to a far greater extent than frequent contact with children and other relatives. This benefit held true even after these friends had moved away to another city and was independent of factors such as socioeconomic status, health, and way of life. According to scientists, the ability to have relationships with people to ...(6)... one is important has a positive effect on physical and mental health.

   Stress and tendency towards depression are reduced, and behaviours that are damaging to health, such as smoking and drinking, occur less frequently. ...(7)..., our support networks, in times of calamity in particular, can raise our moods and feelings of self-worth and offer helpful strategies for dealing with difficult personal challenges.

(Source: Academic Vocabulary in Use by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell)

Question 3:A. lengthen               B. expand                                           C. stretch                                           D. prolong

Question 4:A. in                             B. with                                                 C. on                                                    D. at

Question 5:A. expectation         B. insurance                                       C. expectancy                                  D. assurance

Question 6:A. whom                    B. that                                                  C. who                                                 D. what

Question 7:A. Moreover            B. For example                                 C. Otherwise                                    D. However

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 08 to 14.

   We get great pleasure from reading. The more advanced a man is, the greater delight he will find in reading. The ordinary man may think that subjects like philosophy or science are very difficult and that if philosophers and scientists read these subjects, it is not for pleasure. But this is not true. The mathematician finds the same pleasure in his mathematics as the school boy in an adventure story. For both, it is a play of the imagination, a mental recreation and exercise.

   The pleasure derived from this activity is common to all kinds of reading. But different types of books give us different types of pleasure. First in order of popularity is novel-reading. Novels contain pictures of imaginary people in imaginary situations, and give us an opportunity of escaping into a new world very much like our world and yet different from it. Here we seem to live a new life, and the experience of this new life gives us a thrill of pleasure.

   Next in order of popularity are travel books, biographies and memoirs. These tell us tales of places we have not seen and of great men in whom we are interested. Some of these books are as wonderful as novels, and they have an added value that they are true. Such books give us knowledge, and we also find immense pleasure in knowing details of lands we have not seen and of great men we have only heard of.

   Reading is one of the greatest enjoyments of life. To book-lovers, nothing is more fascinating than a favorite book. And, the ordinary educated man who is interested and absorbed in his daily occupation wants to occasionally escape from his drudgery into the wonderland of books for recreation and refreshment.

(Source: http://www.importantindia.com)

Question 8: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Reading as an exercise for the brain                                      B. Reading as a pleasurable activity

C. Different kinds of reading                                                          D. Different types of books

Question 9: The word "derived" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to.......

A. established                       B. differed                                          C. bought                                           D. obtained

Question 10: The word "it" in paragraph 2 refers to.......

A. our world                           B. an opportunity                            C. a thrill of pleasure                     D. a new life

Question 11: According to the passage, travel books, biographies and memoirs.......

A. tell stories of well-known places                                             B. are wonderful novels

C. are less popular than novels                                                     D. are more valuable than novels

Question 12: The word "immense" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. controlled                          B. great                                                C. personal                                        D. limited

Question 13: According to paragraph 1, which of the following is NOT true?

A. Ordinary people may think that philosophy and science are difficult.

B. Philosophers and scientists do not read for pleasure.

C. Reading about mathematics is mentally entertaining for a mathematician.

D. A more advanced person takes greater pleasure in reading.

Question 14: According to paragraph 4, which of the following is the most fascinating to book-lovers?

A. A favourite book            B. A daily occupation                      C. The wonderland                        D. An ordinary educated man

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 15: Deforestation may seriously jeopardize the habitat of many species in the local area.

A. give rise to                        B. make way for                               C. do harm to                                   D. set fire to

Question 16: The first few days at university can be very daunting, but with determination and positive attitude, freshmen will soon fit in with the new environment.

A. serious                                B. memorable                                   C. interesting                                    D. depressing

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: After their long-standing conflict had been resolved, the two families decided to bury the hatchet.

A. reach an agreement     B. give up weapons                        C. become friends                          D. become enemies

Question 18: In this writing test, candidates will not be penalized for minor mechanical mistakes.

A. punished                           B. discouraged                                  C. motivated                                     D. rewarded

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 19:A. protects              B. reviews                                          C. enjoys                                            D. listens

Question 20:A. moon                   B. mood                                              C. flood                                               D. spoon

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.

Question 21: John and Mary are talking about what to do after class.

   ~ John: "............”  ~ Mary: "Yes, I’d love to."

A. Would you like tea or coffee after class?

B. Would you like to have a drink after class?

C. Do you often have time for a drink after class?

D. Do you often go out for a drink after class?

Question 22: Paul and Daisy are discussing life in the future.

       ~ Paul: "I believe space travel will become more affordable for many people in the future."

   ~ Daisy: "............"

A. There’s no doubt about that.                                                   B. It doesn’t matter at all.

C. It is very kind of you to say so.                                                 D. I am sorry to hear that.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 23: If he were younger, he......a professional running competition now.

A. would join                         B. would have joined                     C. will join                                          D. had joined

Question 24: The proposal......by the environmentalists to grow more trees has received approval from the council.

A. which suggested            B. be suggested                               C. was suggested                            D. suggested

Question 25: Linda refused......in the musical performance because she was sick.

A. participate                         B. to participating                            C. to participate                               D. participating

Question 26: There has been little rain in this area for months, ......?

A. has there                           B. hasn’t there                                 C. has it                                               D. hasn’t it

Question 27: Project-based learning provides wonderful opportunities for students to develop their.......

A. creative                              B. creativity                                        C. creatively                                      D. create

Question 28: The children......to bed before their parents came home from work.

A. had all been going          B. were all going                              C. had all gone                                 D. have all gone

Question 29: A good leader should not be conservative, but rather......to new ideas.

A. permissive                        B. receptive                                       C. applicable                                     D. acceptable

Question 30: Violent films may have a negative......on children.

A. influence                           B. decision                                          C. opinion                                          D. dependence

Question 31: After several injuries and failures, things have eventually......for Todd when he reached the final round of the tournament.

A. looked up                          B. taken up                                        C. turned on                                     D. gone on

Question 32: .......individuals are those who share the same hobbies, interests, or points of view.

A. Even-handed                   B. Light-hearted                               C. Open-minded                             D. Like-minded

Question 33: The child has no problem reciting the poem; he has......it to memory.

A. committed                        B. admitted                                        C. added                                             D. devoted

Question 34: David was deported on account of his expired visa. He......it renewed.

A. must have had                B. should have had                         C. needn’t have had                      D. mightn’t have had

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 35 to 42.

   The system of higher education had its origin in Europe in the Middle Ages, when the first universities were established. In modern times, the nature of higher education around the world, to some extent, has been determined by the models of influential countries such as France and Germany.

   Both France and Germany have systems of higher education that are basically administered by state agencies. Entrance requirements for students are also similar in both countries. In France, an examination called the baccalauréat is given at the end of secondary education. Higher education in France is free and open to all students who have passed this baccalauréat. Success in this examination allows students to continue their higher education for another three or four years until they have attained the first university degree called a licence in France.

   Basic differences, however, distinguish these two countries’ systems. French educational districts, called académies, are under the direction of a rector, an appointee of the national government who is also in charge of universities in each district. The uniformity in curriculum throughout the country leaves each university with little to distinguish itself. Hence, many students prefer to go to Paris, where there are better accommodations and more cultural amenities for them. Another difference is the existence in France of prestigious higher educational institutions known as grandes écoles, which provide advanced professional and technical training. Most of these schools are not affiliated with the universities, although they too recruit their students by giving competitive examinations to candidates. The grandes écoles provide rigorous training in all branches of applied science and technology, and their diplomas have a somewhat higher standing than the ordinary licence.

   In Germany, the regional universities have autonomy in determining their curriculum under the direction of rectors elected from within. Students in Germany change universities according to their interests and the strengths of each university. In fact, it is a custom for students to attend two, three, or even four different universities in the course of their undergraduate studies, and the majority of professors at a particular university may have taught in four or five others. This high degree of mobility means that schemes of study and examination are marked by a freedom and individuality unknown in France.

  France and Germany have greatly influenced higher education systems around the world. The French, either through colonial influence or the work of missionaries, introduced many aspects of their system in other countries. The German were the first to stress the importance of universities as research facilities, and they also created a sense of them as emblems of a national mind.

(Source: https://britannicalearn.com)

Question 35: According to the passage, a regional university rector in Germany is elected by.......

A. the regional government officials                                           B. the staff of the university

C. the national government officials                                           D. the staff of other universities

Question 36: The word "their" in paragraph 3 refers to.......

A. schools                               B. universities                                   C. examinations                              D. branches

Question 37: The word "uniformity" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. similarity                            B. proximity                                       C. uniqueness                                  D. discrepancy

Question 38: Which of the following about grandes écoles in France is NOT stated in paragraph 3?

A. They have a reputation for advanced professional and technical training.

B. Their degrees are better recognized than those provided by universities.

C. Most of them have no connection with universities.

D. They offer better accommodations and facilities than universities.

Question 39: The word "emblems" in the final paragraph is closest in meaning to.......

A. directions                          B. structures                                      C. representatives                         D. delegates

Question 40: According to paragraph 4, what makes it possible for students in Germany to attend different universities during their undergraduate studies?

A. University tuition fees are kept at an affordable level for all students.

B. Entry requirements to universities in Germany are made less demanding.

C. The university staff have become far more mobile and occupied.

D. The university’s training programs offer greater flexibility and freedom of choice.

Question 41: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Systems of higher education in France and Germany

B. The origin of higher education system in Europe

C. The influence of France and Germany on educational systems of other countries

D. The nature of education around the world in modern times

Question 42: Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. It normally takes longer to complete a university course in France than in Germany.

B. Universities in Germany can govern themselves more effectively than those in France.

C. The level of decentralization of higher education is greater in Germany than in France.

D. Studying in France and Germany is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities.

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 43: Every member of the class were invited to the party by the form teacher.

A. member                             B. form teacher                                C. were                                               D. to

Question 44: Historically, it was the 3rd Asian Games in Japan that tennis, volleyball, table tennis and hockey were added.

A. 3rd Asian Games            B. were                                                C. that                                                 D. Historically

Question 45: Though formally close friends, they have now been estranged from each other due to some regrettable misunderstandings.

A. regrettable misunderstandings                                               B. formally                                         C. each other         D. have now been estranged

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 46: Harry no longer smokes a lot.

A. Harry now smokes a lot.                                                             B. Harry rarely smoked a lot.

C. Harry didn’t use to smoke a lot.                                               D. Harry used to smoke a lot.

Question 47: People think that traffic congestion in the downtown area is due to the increasing number of private cars.

A. The increasing number of private cars is thought to be responsible for traffic congestion in the downtown area.

B. The increasing number of private cars is attributed to traffic congestion in the downtown area.

C. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is thought to result in the increasing number of private cars.

D. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is blamed for the increasing number of private cars.

Question 48: "I’ll call you as soon as I arrive at the airport," he said to me.

A. He promised to call me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

B. He denied calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

C. He reminded me to call him as soon as he arrived at the airport.

D. He objected to calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

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 49:A. complete           B. legal                                                 C. diverse                                           D. polite

Question 50:A. represent          B. compliment                                  C. sacrifice                                         D. interview

 

 

 

The End


      SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO                                       ÔN THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG

          ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC                                                                      NĂM HỌC 2017- 2018

         (Đề gồm có 05 trang)                                                          MÔN TIẾNG ANH  ~  MÃ ĐỀ 688

                                                                                            Thời gian: 60 phút - không tính thời gian giao đề

                 

                  Mark(s)                                                                                    Mã Phách ……….

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 1:A. represent             B. sacrifice                                          C. compliment                                 D. interview

Question 2:A. diverse                  B. legal                                                 C. complete                                      D. polite

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 3:A. reviews                 B. enjoys                                             C. protects                                         D. listens

Question 4:A. moon                     B. mood                                              C. spoon                                             D. flood

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 5: The first few days at university can be very daunting, but with determination and positive attitude, freshmen will soon fit in with the new environment.

A. memorable                       B. interesting                                    C. serious                                           D. depressing

Question 6: Deforestation may seriously jeopardize the habitat of many species in the local area.

A. give rise to                        B. do harm to                                    C. make way for                              D. set fire to

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 7: .......individuals are those who share the same hobbies, interests, or points of view.

A. Open-minded                  B. Like-minded                                 C. Light-hearted                              D. Even-handed

Question 8: If he were younger, he......a professional running competition now.

A. would have joined         B. will join                                           C. would join                                    D. had joined

Question 9: There has been little rain in this area for months, ......?

A. hasn’t it                              B. has there                                       C. has it                                               D. hasn’t there

Question 10: The child has no problem reciting the poem; he has......it to memory.

A. added                                 B. admitted                                        C. committed                                   D. devoted

Question 11: Linda refused......in the musical performance because she was sick.

A. to participating                B. participate                                     C. to participate                               D. participating

Question 12: The proposal......by the environmentalists to grow more trees has received approval from the council.

A. which suggested            B. suggested                                     C. be suggested                              D. was suggested

Question 13: Project-based learning provides wonderful opportunities for students to develop their.......

A. creatively                           B. create                                             C. creative                                         D. creativity

Question 14: Violent films may have a negative......on children.

A. dependence                    B. decision                                          C. influence                                       D. opinion

Question 15: The children......to bed before their parents came home from work.

A. were all going                  B. had all been going                      C. had all gone                                 D. have all gone

Question 16: David was deported on account of his expired visa. He......it renewed.

A. mightn’t have had         B. needn’t have had                      C. should have had                        D. must have had

Question 17: A good leader should not be conservative, but rather......to new ideas.

A. permissive                        B. acceptable                                    C. applicable                                     D. receptive

Question 18: After several injuries and failures, things have eventually......for Todd when he reached the final round of the tournament.

A. turned on                          B. gone on                                          C. taken up                                        D. looked up

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 19 to 23.

GOOD FRIENDS

   Psychologists have long known that having a set of cherished companions is crucial to mental well-being. A recent study by    Australian investigators concluded that our friends even help to ...(19)... our lives. The study concentrated ...(20)... the social environment, general health, and lifestyle of 1,477 persons older than 70 years. The participants were asked how much contact they had with friends, children, relatives and acquaintances.

  Researchers were surprised to learn that friendships increased life ...(21)... to a far greater extent than frequent contact with children and other relatives. This benefit held true even after these friends had moved away to another city and was independent of factors such as socioeconomic status, health, and way of life. According to scientists, the ability to have relationships with people to ...(22)... one is important has a positive effect on physical and mental health.

   Stress and tendency towards depression are reduced, and behaviours that are damaging to health, such as smoking and drinking, occur less frequently. ...(23)..., our support networks, in times of calamity in particular, can raise our moods and feelings of self-worth and offer helpful strategies for dealing with difficult personal challenges.

(Source: Academic Vocabulary in Use by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell)

Question 19:A. expand               B. prolong                                           C. lengthen                                       D. stretch

Question 20:A. with                      B. at                                                      C. in                                                      D. on

Question 21:A. insurance           B. assurance                                      C. expectancy                                  D. expectation

Question 22:A. whom                  B. what                                                C. that                                                 D. who

Question 23:A. Otherwise         B. However                                        C. For example                                D. Moreover

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 24 to 31.

   The system of higher education had its origin in Europe in the Middle Ages, when the first universities were established. In modern times, the nature of higher education around the world, to some extent, has been determined by the models of influential countries such as France and Germany.

   Both France and Germany have systems of higher education that are basically administered by state agencies. Entrance requirements for students are also similar in both countries. In France, an examination called the baccalauréat is given at the end of secondary education. Higher education in France is free and open to all students who have passed this baccalauréat. Success in this examination allows students to continue their higher education for another three or four years until they have attained the first university degree called a licence in France.

   Basic differences, however, distinguish these two countries’ systems. French educational districts, called académies, are under the direction of a rector, an appointee of the national government who is also in charge of universities in each district. The uniformity in curriculum throughout the country leaves each university with little to distinguish itself. Hence, many students prefer to go to Paris, where there are better accommodations and more cultural amenities for them. Another difference is the existence in France of prestigious higher educational institutions known as grandes écoles, which provide advanced professional and technical training. Most of these schools are not affiliated with the universities, although they too recruit their students by giving competitive examinations to candidates. The grandes écoles provide rigorous training in all branches of applied science and technology, and their diplomas have a somewhat higher standing than the ordinary licence.

   In Germany, the regional universities have autonomy in determining their curriculum under the direction of rectors elected from within. Students in Germany change universities according to their interests and the strengths of each university. In fact, it is a custom for students to attend two, three, or even four different universities in the course of their undergraduate studies, and the majority of professors at a particular university may have taught in four or five others. This high degree of mobility means that schemes of study and examination are marked by a freedom and individuality unknown in France.

  France and Germany have greatly influenced higher education systems around the world. The French, either through colonial influence or the work of missionaries, introduced many aspects of their system in other countries. The German were the first to stress the importance of universities as research facilities, and they also created a sense of them as emblems of a national mind.

(Source: https://britannicalearn.com)

Question 24: The word "their" in paragraph 3 refers to.......

A. examinations                   B. schools                                           C. universities                                  D. branches

Question 25: Which of the following about grandes écoles in France is NOT stated in paragraph 3?

A. Most of them have no connection with universities.

B. They offer better accommodations and facilities than universities.

C. Their degrees are better recognized than those provided by universities.

D. They have a reputation for advanced professional and technical training.

Question 26: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. The influence of France and Germany on educational systems of other countries

B. The nature of education around the world in modern times

C. Systems of higher education in France and Germany

D. The origin of higher education system in Europe

Question 27: The word "emblems" in the final paragraph is closest in meaning to.......

A. representatives              B. delegates                                      C. directions                                      D. structures

Question 28: According to the passage, a regional university rector in Germany is elected by.......

A. the staff of other universities                                                  B. the regional government officials

C. the staff of the university                                                          D. the national government officials

Question 29: Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. It normally takes longer to complete a university course in France than in Germany.

B. The level of decentralization of higher education is greater in Germany than in France.

C. Studying in France and Germany is a good choice for people of all ages and nationalities.

D. Universities in Germany can govern themselves more effectively than those in France.

Question 30: According to paragraph 4, what makes it possible for students in Germany to attend different universities during their undergraduate studies?

A. Entry requirements to universities in Germany are made less demanding.

B. The university’s training programs offer greater flexibility and freedom of choice.

C. University tuition fees are kept at an affordable level for all students.

D. The university staff have become far more mobile and occupied.

Question 31: The word "uniformity" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. proximity                           B. uniqueness                                   C. discrepancy                                  D. similarity

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best completes each of the following exchanges.

Question 32: Paul and Daisy are discussing life in the future.

       ~ Paul: "I believe space travel will become more affordable for many people in the future."

   ~ Daisy: "............"

A. I am sorry to hear that.                                                               B. There’s no doubt about that.

C. It is very kind of you to say so.                                                 D. It doesn’t matter at all.

Question 33: John and Mary are talking about what to do after class.

   ~ John: "............”  ~ Mary: "Yes, I’d love to."

A. Do you often have time for a drink after class?

B. Would you like to have a drink after class?

C. Do you often go out for a drink after class?

D. Would you like tea or coffee after class?

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 34 to 40.

   We get great pleasure from reading. The more advanced a man is, the greater delight he will find in reading. The ordinary man may think that subjects like philosophy or science are very difficult and that if philosophers and scientists read these subjects, it is not for pleasure. But this is not true. The mathematician finds the same pleasure in his mathematics as the school boy in an adventure story. For both, it is a play of the imagination, a mental recreation and exercise.

   The pleasure derived from this activity is common to all kinds of reading. But different types of books give us different types of pleasure. First in order of popularity is novel-reading. Novels contain pictures of imaginary people in imaginary situations, and give us an opportunity of escaping into a new world very much like our world and yet different from it. Here we seem to live a new life, and the experience of this new life gives us a thrill of pleasure.

   Next in order of popularity are travel books, biographies and memoirs. These tell us tales of places we have not seen and of great men in whom we are interested. Some of these books are as wonderful as novels, and they have an added value that they are true. Such books give us knowledge, and we also find immense pleasure in knowing details of lands we have not seen and of great men we have only heard of.

   Reading is one of the greatest enjoyments of life. To book-lovers, nothing is more fascinating than a favorite book. And, the ordinary educated man who is interested and absorbed in his daily occupation wants to occasionally escape from his drudgery into the wonderland of books for recreation and refreshment.

(Source: http://www.importantindia.com)

Question 34: What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Different types of books                                                            B. Reading as a pleasurable activity

C. Different kinds of reading                                                          D. Reading as an exercise for the brain

Question 35: The word "immense" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.......

A. limited                                B. great                                                C. personal                                        D. controlled

Question 36: The word "it" in paragraph 2 refers to.......

A. an opportunity                B. a new life                                       C. a thrill of pleasure                     D. our world

Question 37: According to the passage, travel books, biographies and memoirs.......

A. are wonderful novels   B. are less popular than novels

C. tell stories of well-known places                                             D. are more valuable than novels

Question 38: The word "derived" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to.......

A. differed                              B. obtained                                        C. established                                  D. bought

Question 39: According to paragraph 1, which of the following is NOT true?

A. Reading about mathematics is mentally entertaining for a mathematician.

B. Ordinary people may think that philosophy and science are difficult.

C. A more advanced person takes greater pleasure in reading.

D. Philosophers and scientists do not read for pleasure.

Question 40: According to paragraph 4, which of the following is the most fascinating to book-lovers?

A. A daily occupation          B. An ordinary educated man  C. A favourite book                          D. The wonderland

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 41: Harry no longer smokes a lot.

A. Harry rarely smoked a lot.                                                          B. Harry now smokes a lot.

C. Harry used to smoke a lot.                                                         D. Harry didn’t use to smoke a lot.

Question 42: "I’ll call you as soon as I arrive at the airport," he said to me.

A. He denied calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

B. He reminded me to call him as soon as he arrived at the airport.

C. He objected to calling me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

D. He promised to call me as soon as he arrived at the airport.

Question 43: People think that traffic congestion in the downtown area is due to the increasing number of private cars.

A. The increasing number of private cars is thought to be responsible for traffic congestion in the downtown area.

B. The increasing number of private cars is attributed to traffic congestion in the downtown area.

C. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is blamed for the increasing number of private cars.

D. Traffic congestion in the downtown area is thought to result in the increasing number of private cars.

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 44: Every member of the class were invited to the party by the form teacher.

A. form teacher                    B. member                                         C. to                                                     D. were

Question 45: Historically, it was the 3rd Asian Games in Japan that tennis, volleyball, table tennis and hockey were added.

A. were                                    B. 3rd Asian Games                        C. that                                                 D. Historically

Question 46: Though formally close friends, they have now been estranged from each other due to some regrettable misunderstandings.

A. each other                        B. regrettable misunderstandings                                                          C. formally               D. have now been estranged

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 47: After their long-standing conflict had been resolved, the two families decided to bury the hatchet.

A. give up weapons            B. become friends                          C. become enemies                      D. reach an agreement

Question 48: In this writing test, candidates will not be penalized for minor mechanical mistakes.

A. rewarded                          B. discouraged                                  C. punished                                       D. motivated

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 49: Peter told us about his leaving the school. He did it on his arrival at the meeting.

A. No sooner had Peter arrived at the meeting than he told us about his leaving the school.  

B. Hardly had Peter informed us about his leaving the school when he arrived at the meeting.

C. Only after his leaving the school did Peter inform us of his arrival at the meeting.

D. Not until Peter told us that he would leave the school did he arrive at the meeting.

Question 50: The young girl has great experience of nursing. She has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

A. With great experience of nursing, the young girl has worked as a hospital volunteer for years.

B. Much as she has worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

C. Having worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

D. Before she worked as a hospital volunteer for years, the young girl has great experience of nursing.

 

 

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