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___________________________________________________________________________________________ TRƯỜNG THPT THÁI NINH

ĐỀ THI THỬ LẦN 2

KỲ THI TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG QUỐC GIA NĂM 2017

MÔN: TIẾNG ANH

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. employee B. reunite C. understand D. recommend Question 2: A. eastward B. frighten C. study D. compare Question 3: A. malaria B. eradicate C. character D. spectacular

Question 4: A. bared B. supposed C. sacrificed D. maintained

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

Question 5: ________ here for hours and I feel tired.

A. I have stood B. I’ m standing C. I have been standing D. I had been

standing

Question 6: Not only the exam but she also got a scholarship.

A. did she pass B. she passed C. she has passed D. has she passed Question 7: The clown was wearing a ______ wig and a red nose.

A. funny plastic red B. funny red plastic C. red plastic funny D. red funny plastic

Question 8: Due to severe weather condition, we had to wait long hours the airport. A. in B. from C. at D. on

Question 9: Despite many recent _advances, there are parts where schools are not equipped with computers.

A. technologist B. technological C. technologically D. technology

Question 10: ¼ of my income to pay for my university debts.

A. has been used B. has used C. were used D. are used Question 11: I have asked my boss me one day-off to see the doctor.

A. to give B. giving C. that he give D. if could he give

Question 12: Benald wanted to know

A. where I had been those days. B. where had I been those days.

C. where I had been those day. D. where I have been those days.

Question 13: Long his brother was at the party last night. They were both busy.

A. Neither/ or B. Either/ or C. Both/ and D. Neither/ nor Question 14: - I have gone to the doctor's to have a checkup.

- You You just had your check-up last week!

A. didn’t need to go. B. needn’t have gone. C. needn’t go. D. don’t need to go.

Question 15: But for your support, we couldn't this plan.

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Question 16: Many African and Asian nations have set aside land called ______ to protect the habitats of elephants and other wild animals.

A. reserves B. species C. wildlife D. forest Question 17: After finishing the duty at the company at 6 p.m.

- Anna: ‘Shall we eat out tonight?’ - Jane: ‘_________________’ A. That’s understandable. B. That’s a great idea.

C. It is very kind of you to invite me. D. You are very welcome. Question 18: Jack is going to London to study next week.

- Betty: ‘_____’ - Jack: ‘Thanks. I will write to you when I come to London.’ A. Have a nice trip!B. God bless you! C. Better luck next time! D. Have a go!

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 19: School uniform is compulsory in most of Vietnamese schools.

A. depended B. required C. divided D. paid Question 20: I could see the finish line and thought I was home and dry.

A. hopeless B. hopeful C. successful D. unsuccessful

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 21: Fruit and vegetables grew in abundance on the island. The islanders even exported the surplus.

A. large quantity B. small quantity C. excess D. sufficiency

Question 22: During the five- decade history the Asian Games have been advancing in all aspects.

A. holding at B. holding back C. holding to D. holding by

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 23: The puppy stood up slowly (A), wagged its (B) tail, blinking (C) its eyes, and (D) barked.

Question 24: It was suggested that Pedro studies (A) the material more (B) thoroughly before attempting (C) to pass (D) the exam.

Question 25: Excavations in some villages on the east bank(A) of the Euphrates River have revealed (B) an ancient community that had been laying (C) under later (D) reconstructions of the city of Babylon.

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

Question 26: Never have people been so well informed as they are now, thanks to TV news programs.

A.

People have been so informative thanks to TV news programs.

B.

Thanks to TV news programs, people are now too well informed.

C.

People are better informed than they have been, thanks to TV news programs.

D.

TV news programs are very informative than before and people are better informed.

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___________________________________________________________________________________________ A. Linda has not been seen since the day of the party. C. The party is going on without

Linda.

B. Linda is nowhere to be seen at the party. D. No one has seen Linda for ages.

Question 28: I should have finished my work last night but I was exhausted. A. Last night I was exhausted but I tried to finish my work.

B. My work was finished last night but I was exhausted. C. I did finished my work last night thought I was exhausted.

D. I was exhausted so I didn’t finish my work yesterday as planned.

Question 29: My friend Albert has decided to buy a motorbike. His car was stolen last week.

A. My friend Albert whose car was stolen last week has decided to buy a motorbike.

B. My friend Albert, whose car was stolen last week, has decided to buy a motorbike. C. My friend Albert has decided to buy a motorbike has his car stolen last week. D. My friend Albert has decided to buy a motorbike which car stolen last week.

Question 30: The children ran to the field to see the dragon, but it was no longer there.

A. The dragon had gone by the time the children ran to the field.

B. The dragon went by the time the children ran to the field.

C. When the children ran to the field, the dragon went.

D. The dragon had gone after the children ran to the field.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phases that best fits each of the numbered blanks.

American folk music originated with (31) _____ people at a time when the rural population was isolated and music was not (32)______spread by radio, records, or music video. It was (33) _____by oral traditional and is noted for its energy, humor, and emotional impact. The major source of early American folk songs was music from the British Isles, but songs from Africa as songs of the American Indians have significant part in its heritage. Later settler from other countries also contributed songs. In the nineteenth century, composer Steven Foster wrote some of the most enduringly popular of all American songs, (34)______ soon became part of the folk tradition. Beginning in the 1930s, Woody Guthrie gained great popularity by adapting melodies and lyrics and supplying new ones as well. In the 1950s and 1960s, singer – composers such as Peter Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez continued this tradition by urban folk music. Many of these songs deal (35) _____ important social issue, such as racial integration and the war in Vietnam.

Question 31: A. typical B. ordinary C. common D. popular

Question 32: A. yet B. still C. until D. even Question 33: A. transferred B. transited C. transmitted D. transformed

Question 34: A. who B. which C. that D. this

Question 35: A. with B. in C. by D. at

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

Smart cards and mobile phones are becoming an increasingly popular way to make all sorts of payments. Even now, in Japan thousands of transactions, from paying rail tickets to picking up the groceries, take place every day with customers passing their handsets across a small flat-screen device. And predictions in the world of finance reckon that payments using mobile phones will have risen to more than $50 billion in the very near future.

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is required, errors in counting are eliminated. Fraud and theft are also reduced and for the

retailer, it reduces the cost of handling money. Sony's vision of having a chip embedded in

computers. TVs and games consoles means that films, music and games can be paid for easily and without having to input credit card details.

And what about the future of the banks? Within their grip on the market, banks and credit-card firms want to be in a position to collect most of the fees from the users of mobile and contactless-payment systems. But the new system could prove to be a ‘disruptive technology’ as far as the banks are concerned. If payments for a few coffees, a train ticket and a newspaper are made every day by a commuter with a mobile, this will not appear on their monthly credit card statements but on their mobile phone statements. And having spent fortunes on branding, credit-card companies and banks do not want to see other payment systems gaining popularity. It's too early to say whether banks will miss out and if so, by how much. However, quite a few American bankers are optimistic. They feel there is reason to be suspicious of those who predict that high-street banks may be a thing of the past. They point out that Internet banking did not result in the closure of their high-street branches as was predicted. On the contrary, more Americans than ever are using local branches. So, whether we'll become a totally cash-free society remains open to contention.

Question 36: What is the main idea of the first paragraph?

A. The absence of traditional payment methods. C. Japan's advanced forms of payment.

B. Predictions of future payment methods. D. The increasing popularity of new Question 38: Which of the following is NOT true about the strong point of e-cash?

A. faster speed B. no fraud C. fewer mistakes D. reduced cost

Question 39: The word ‘embedded’ in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to ____________

A. manufactured. B. isolated. C. integrated. D. generated. Question 40: The author mentions the case of commuter in the third paragraph to illustrate __________

A. the modern technology of the e-cash system. C. the banks' cooperation with credit-card

companies.

B. a possible drawback of the system. D. the transferability of the system. Question 41: What does the author think may happen in the future?

A. Daily expenses on drinks and tickets will appear on phone statements. B. Banks will collect their fees through credit-card companies.

C. Americans will no longer go to their local bank branches. D. Credit – card companies and banks will want to promote cash. Question 42: How does the writer seem to feel about the future of banks?

A. neutral B. uncertain C. optimistic D. pessimistic

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the answer correct answer to each of the questions

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amount of devastation when they hit. However, tsunamis are the direct result of earthquakes and cannot happen without them.

The Earth has three main parts. They are the crust, the mantle, and the core. The crust is the

outer layer of the Earth. It is not a single piece of land. Instead, it is comprised of a number of

plates. There are a few enormous plates and many smaller ones. These plates essentially rest upon the mantle, which is fluid. As a result, the plates are in constant – yet slow – motion. The plates may move away from or to word other plates. In some cases, they collide violently with the plates adjoining them. The movement of the plates causes tension in the rock. Over a long time, this tension may build up. When it is released, an earthquake happens.

Tens of thousands of earthquakes happen every year. The vast majority are so small that only scientific instruments can perceive them. Others are powerful enough that people can feel them, yet they cause little harm or damage. More powerful earthquakes however, can cause buildings, bridges, and other structures to collapse. They may additionally injure and kill thousands of people and might even cause the land to change its appearance. Since most of the Earth’s surface is water, numerous earthquakes happen beneath the planet’s oceans. Underwater earthquakes can cause the seafloor to move. This results in the displacement of water in the ocean. When this occurs, a tsunami may form. This is a wave that forms on the surface and moves in all directions from the place where the earthquake happened. A tsunami moves extremely quickly and can travel thousands of kilometers. As it approaches land, the water near the coast gets sucked out to sea. This causes the tsunami to increase in height. Minutes later, the tsunami arrives. A large tsunami – one more than ten meters in height- can travel far inland. As it does that, it can flood the land, destroy human settlements, and kill large numbers of people.

Question 43: Which of the following statements does paragraph 1 support?

A. A tsunami happens in tandem with an earthquake.

B. The most severe type of nature disaster is an earthquake.

C. Earthquakes cause more destruction than tsunamis.

D. Earthquakes frequently take place after tsunamis.

Question 44: The word ‘it’ in bold in paragraph 2 refers to______________

A. the core. B. the crust. C. the earth. D. the mantle.

Question 45: What is the passage mainly about?

A. When earthquakes are the most likely to happen? C. How earthquakes and tsunami

occur

B. What kind of damage natural disasters can cause? D. Why tsunamis are deadlier

than earthquakes?

Question 46: The word ‘adjoining’ in bold in paragraph 2 is closet in meaning to ________

A. residing. B. approaching. C. bordering. D. appearing.

Question 47: The word ‘perceive’ in bold in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to________ A. detect B. prevent C. comprehend D. locate

Question 48: Which of the following is true regarding the passage ? A. It is the smallest of the Earth of three layers.

B. It is thicker on land than it is under the water crust.

C. There are many separate pieces that make it up.

D. The mantle beneath it keeps it from moving too much.

Question 49: Based on the passage, what is probably true about tsunamis?

A. They kill more people each year than earthquakes.

B. They are able to move as fast as the speed of the sound.

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D. They can be deadly to people standing near the shore.

Question 50: Which of the following is NOT mentioned in paragraph 3 about earthquakes?

A. How severe the majority of them are. C. How often powerful ones take place

B. What kind of damage they can cause. D. How many people they typically kill.

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