TRƯỜNG THPT CHUYÊN
ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC VÒNG 1 NĂM HỌC 2011-2012
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH, khối D
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút
MÃ ĐỀ 108
Pick out the word whose stress is placed differently.
Question 1: A. economics B. inspection C. regulation D. individual
Question 2: A. absolute B. distortion C. responsible D. familiar
Question 3: A. colony B. assistant C. possible D. holiday
Question 4: A. vacancy B. calculate C. delicious D. furniture
Question 5: A. sincerely B. completely C. extremely D. faithfully
Choose the best answer that best completes each sentence. If where there is an underlined word, choose the expression corresponding to it.
Question 6: ................ non-verbal language is ................important aspect of interpersonal communication.
A. Ø / an B. A / the C. The / Ø D. The / a
Question 7: His brother refuses to even listen to anyone else's point of view. He is very.....................
A. open – minded B. kind – hearted C. narrow- minded D. absent - minded
Question 8: What chemical is this? It's ........................... a horrible smell.
A. giving over B. giving off C. giving down D. giving up
Question 9: Learning English isn't so difficult once you.........................
A. get down to it B. get off it C. get on it D. get down with it
Question 10: To cheer someone up is to ......................................
A. criticize her/ him B. make her / him feel happier
C. sit with her / him D. agree with her / him
Question 11: On ....................... he had won, he jumped for joy.
A. he was told B. having told C. telling D. being told
Question 12: In a few hours, we....................... the test, and we’ll go home and rest.
A. are finishing B. have finished C. will have finished D. will be finishing
Question 13: I thought you said she was going away the next Sunday,........................ ?
A. wasn't she B. didn't you C. didn't I D. wasn't it
Question 14: Tom. "I'm sorry. I won't be able to come". - Mary. “..........................”.
A. Great B. Oh, that's annoying C. Well, never mind D. Sounds like fun
Question 15: Nowadays children would prefer history ...................in more practical ways.
A. to be taught B. teach C. be taught D. to teach
Question 16: I think you are .......... your time looking for a job in this town. There’s not much to do here.
A. losing B. spending C. wasting D. missing
Question 17: Jane. “It's going to rain”. Mary. “..........................”.
A. I hope not so B. I don't hope either C. I don't hope so D. I hope not
Question 18: A good friend is .................will stand by you when you are in trouble.
A. the one who B. a person that C. people who D. who
Question 19: On hearing the news she fainted and it was half an hour before she came................. again.
A. up B. round C. over D. forward
Question 20: He went to a seaside resort because he was ................on water- skiing.
A. keen B. enthusiastic C. interested D. impassioned
Question 21: Deborah is going to take extra lessons to .......................what she missed while she was away.
A. take up with B. cut down on C. put up with D. catch up on
Question 22: Jane: Thank you for a lovely evening. Barbara: ..........................................................
A. You are welcome B. Have a good day C. Thanks D. Cheer!
Question 23: She was ..........................she could not say anything.
A. such surprised at the news that B. so surprised at the news that
C. so surprised of the news that D. so that surprised for the news
Question 24: It’s essential that every student.......................the exam before attending the course.
A. pass B. passes C. would pass D. passed
Question 25: I decided to go to the library as soon as I ....................................
A. finish what I did B. would finish what I did
C. finished what I did D. finished what I was doing
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.
Question 26: Almost all the students were confusing because Ms. Kelly’s explanation was unclear.
A B C D
Question 27: The purpose of traveller’s cheque is to protect travelers from theft and accident loss of money.
A B C D
Question 28: A secretary told me an important file had left in the lunch room just the other day.
A B C D
Question 29: Approximately one-fifth of a worker’s income to pay in taxes and social security.
A B C D
Question 30: With the victory over Germany in the final match, Brazil became the first team won
A B C
the trophy five times.
Read the passages below and then answer the following questions that follow.
Rachel Carson was born in 1907 in Springsdale, Pennsylvania. She studied biology in college and zoology at Johns Hopkins University, where she received her master’s degree in 1933. In 1936, she was hired by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, where she worked most of her life.
Carson’s first book, Under the Sea Wind, was published in 1941. It received excellent reviews, but sales were poor until it was reissued in 1952. In that year, she published The Sea Around Us, which provided a fascinating look beneath the ocean’s surface, emphasizing human history as well as geology and marine biology. Her imagery and language had a poetic quality. Carson consulted no less than 1,000 printed sources. She had voluminous correspondence and frequent discussions with experts in the field. However, she always realized the limitations of her non-technical readers.
In 1962, Carson published Silence Spring, a book that sparked considerable controversy. It proved how much harm was done by the uncontrolled, reckless use of insecticides. She detailed how they poison the food supply of animals, kill birds, and contaminate human food. At that time, spokesmen for the chemical industry mounted personal attacks against Carson and issued propaganda to indicate that her findings were flawed. However, her work was vindicated by a 1963 report of the President’s Science Advisory Committee.
Question 31: The passage mainly discusses Rachel Carson’s work
A. at college B. at the US Fish and Wildlife Service
C. as a researcher D. as a writer
Question 32: According to the passage, what did Carson primarily study at Johns Hopkins University?
A. Zoology B. Literature C. History D. Oceanography
Question 33: When she published her first book, Carson was closest to the age of
A. 29 B. 26 C. 34 D. 45
Question 34: It can be inferred from the passage that in 1952, Carson’s book Under the Sea Wind
A. became more popular than her other books B. was outdated
C. was praised by critics D. sold many copies
Question 35: Which of the following was not mentioned in the passage as a source of information for The Sea Around Us
A. Printed matter B. Talks with experts C. Letters from scientists D. A research expedition
Question 36: Which of the following words or phrases is least accurate in describing The Sea Around Us?
A. Poetic B. Fascinating C. Highly technical D. Well researched
Question 37: The word “reckless” is closest in meaning to
A. irresponsible B. unnecessary C. continuous D. limited
Question 38: According to the passage, Silent Spring is primarily
A. a discussion of hazards insects pose to the food supply
B. an illustration of the benefits of the chemical industry
C. a warning about the dangers of misusing insecticides
D. an attack on the use of chemical preservatives in food
Question 39: Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “flawed”?
A. Offensive B. Logical C. Deceptive D. Faulty
Question 40: Why does the author of the passage mention the report of the President’s Science Advisory Committee?
A. To validate the chemical industry’s claims
B. To indicate a growing government concern with the environment
C. To support Carson’s ideas
D. To provide an example of government propaganda
After two decades of growing student enrollments and economic prosperity, business schools in the United States have started to face harder times. Only Harvard's MBA School has shown a substantial increase in enrollment in recent years. Both Princeton and Stanford have seen decreases in their enrollments. Since 1990, the number of people receiving Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degrees, has dropped about 3 percent to 75,000, and the trend of lower enrollment rates is expected to continue.
There are two factors causing this decrease in students seeking an MBA degree. The first one is that many graduates of four-year colleges are finding that an MBA degree does not guarantee a plush job on Wall Street, or in other financial districts of major American cities. Many of the entry-level management jobs are going to students graduating with Master of Arts degrees in English and the humanities as well as those holding MBA degrees. Students have asked the question, "Is an MBA degree really what I need to be best prepared for getting a good job?" The second major factor has been the cutting of American payrolls and the lower number of entry-level jobs being offered. Business needs are changing, and MBA schools are struggling to meet the new demands.
Question 41: What is the main focus of this passage?
A. Jobs on Wall Street B. Types of graduate degrees
C. Changes in enrollment for MBA schools D. How schools are changing to reflect the economy
Question 42: The phrase "two decades" refers to a period of _______.
A. 10 years B. 20 years C. 50 years D. 100 years
Question 43: The word "prosperity" could be best replaced by which of the following?
A. success B. surplus C. nurturing D. education
Question 44: Which of the following business schools has NOT shown a decrease in enrollment?
A. Princeton B. Harvard C. Stanford D. Yale
Question 45: The phrase "trend of" in the passage is closest in meaning to which of the following?
A. reluctance of B. drawback to
C. movement toward D. extraction from
Question 46: The word "seeking" as used in the passage could best be replaced by ________.
A. examining B. avoiding C. seizing D. pursuing
Question 47: Which of the following descriptions most likely applies to Wall Street?
A. a center for international affairs B. a major financial center
C. a shopping district D. a neighborhood in New York
Question 48: According to the passage, what are two causes of declining business school enrollments?
A. lack of necessity for an MBA and an economic recession
B. low salary and foreign competition
C. fewer MBA schools and fewer entry-level jobs
D. declining population and economic prosperity
Question 49: The word "cutting" in the passage could best be replaced by which of the following?
A. wounding B. reducing C. dividing D. carving
Question 50: The word "struggling" as used in the last sentence is closest in meaning to _______.
A. evolving B. plunging C. starting D. striving
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 51 to 60.
Throughout history, women have had responsibility for healing (51) _____. However, it is only in comparative recent times (52) ____ they have been allowed to train as doctors at medical schools in Britain. Yet in that short time, they have (53) _____ an enormous contribution to modern medicine.
The first female doctors were nuns (54) _____ gave advice about diseases and (55) _____ and prepared medicines. In ancient Rome, women healers (56) ____ skilful and respected. In Britain, (57)____ centuries, male doctors were suspicious of women who practised medicine (58) ____ and in 1512 a law was passed making it (59) ____ for them to do so. Women couldn’t study medicine at universities (60)____ the 19th century and they only began to gain equality with male doctors in the 20th century.
Question 51: A. people B. patient C. the sick D. diseases
Question 52: A. that B. when C. which D. and
Question 53: A. caused B. done C. had D. made
Question 54: A. they B. who C. whose D. which
Question 55: A. injured B. painful C. injuries D. wounded
Question 56: A. were considered B. have considered
C. had considered D. were regarded
Question 57: A. in B. with C. on D. for
Question 58: A. profession B. professional C. professionally D. unprofessional
Question 59: A. legal B. illegal C. legally D. legality
Question 60: A. until B. in C. from D. since
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to choose the sentence which is closest in meaning to the given one.
Question 61: Friendly though he may seem, he's not to be trusted.
A. He's too friendly to be trusted.
B. However he seems friendly, he's not to be trusted.
C. He may have friends, but he's not to be trusted.
D. However friendly he seems, he's not to be trusted.
Question 62: You should have persuaded him to change his mind.
A. It was essential to persuade him to change his mind but you didn’t.
B. You didn't persuade him to change because of his mind.
C. You should persuade him to change his mind.
D. You persuaded him to change his mind but he didn't listen.
Question 63: When the unemployment rate is high, the crime rate is usually also high.
A. The unemployment rate and the crime rate are both higher.
B. The higher the unemployment rate is, the higher the crime rate is.
C. The unemployment rate is as high as the crime rate.
D. The high rate of unemployment depends on the high rate of crime.
Question 64: I wish you hadn't said that.
A. I wish you not to say that. B. If only you didn't say that.
C. I hope you will not say that. D. It would be nice if you hadn't said that.
Question 65: “You're always making terrible mistakes”, said the teacher.
A. The teacher asked his students why they always made terrible mistakes.
B. The teacher realized that his students always made terrible mistakes.
C. The teacher complained about his students making terrible mistakes.
D. The teacher made his students not always make terrible mistakes.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that expresses the best meaning formed by the given words
Question 66:. No/ doubt/ Alison/ promote
A. It’s no doubt Alison will be promoting. B. There’s no doubt that Alison will be promoted.
C. There’s no doubt Alison will promote. D. It’s no doubt that Alison is promoted.
Question 67: your organization/ possible/ conference/ place
A. Your organization made it possible to take place this conference.
B. Your organization made possible for this conference to take place.
C. Your organization made it possible this conference to take place.
D. Your organization made it possible for this conference to take place.
Question 68: when/ you/ make/ mind/ university/ attend?
A. When are you going to make up your mind about which university to attend?
B. When will you make up your mind which university to attend?
C. When are you going to make your mind about which university to attend?
D. When are you making up your mind about university to attend?
Question 69: I/ not see/ point/ rule/ we/ not/ cycle/ school
A. I can’t see the point of this rule which we don’t cycle to school.
B. I can’t see the point of this rule which says we can’t cycle to school.
C. I don’t see the point of this rule which we are not allowed to cycle to school.
D. I can’t see the point of rule which says we can’t cycle to school.
Question 70: despite / short day / we / complain / much / do
A. Despite such a short day, we tend to complain about having too much to do.
B. Despite such a short day, we tend to complain having too much to do.
C. Despite a short day, we tend to complain about too much to do.
D. Despite such short day, we tend to complain about having too much to do.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 71 to 80.
Face-to-face conversation is two-way process: You speak to me, I reply to you and so on. Two-way (71)______depends on having a coding system that is understood by both (72)______ and receiver, and an agreed convention about (73)______ the beginning and end of the (74) ______. In speech, the coding system is the language like English or Spanish; the convention that one person speaks at a time may seem too obvious to (75)______. In fact, the (76)______ that people use in conversations and meetings are often non-verbal. For example, lowering the pitch of the voice may mean the end of a sentence; a sharp intake of breath may signal the desire to (77)______, catching the chairman’s (78)______may indicate the desire to speak in a formal setting like a (79)______, a clenched fist may indicate anger. When these (80)______ signals are not possible, more formal signals may be needed.
Question 71: A. interchange B. exchange C. correspondence D. communication
Question 72: A. announcer B. transmitter C. messenger D. sender
Question 73: A. signing B. symbolizing C. signaling D. showing
Question 74: A. message B. topic C. idea D. theme
Question 75: A. judge B. mention C. recognize D. notice
Question 76: A. signals B. symptoms C. symbols D. signs
Question 77: A. interchange B. interfere C. interrupt D. intercept
Question 78: A. elbow B. eye C. shoulder D. hand
Question 79: A. chat B. debate C. broadcast D. lecture
Question 80: A. visual B. auditory C. verbal D. sensory