Đề thi thử đại học lần 2 môn Tiếng Anh khối D,A1 năm 2014 THPT Nguyễn Trãi

Đề thi thử đại học môn Tiếng Anh khối D,A1 lần 2 năm 2014 trường THPT Nguyễn Trãi, Thái Bình cập nhật ngày 19/5/2014.


I. Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose the underline part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions..

Question1: A. entrance         B. bamboo         C. banyan         D. paddy

Question2: A. catastrophe     B. deliberate       C. centigrade    D. cellulose

 II. Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.

Question3: A. elaborate     B. necessary    C. mysterious    D. contemporary

Question4: A. Contributory  B. Psychological  C. hypersensitive  D. argumentative

Question5: A. sandals        B. dental            C. canal             D. rental

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

Question6:  Unless we take immediate precautions, we’ll not be able to ______ the epidemic.

A. get away              B. contain               C. surround              D. hold

Question7:  Actually, I can’t ______ of that well-known painting.

A. make sense          B. grasp               C. comprehend        D. understand

Question8:  His present work ______ about one million dollars a year.

A. takes him up       B. gets him on     C. brings him in     D. makes him out

Question9:  ______ satisfy with the product, you can contact with the head office, please.

A. Provided that not you                                 B. Shouldn’t you

C. Provided that you not                                 D. Should you not

Question10:  Why are you always ______ that you are one of the best journalists in the country?

A. hitting the ceiling                                       B. blowing your own trumpet

C. pulling your leg                                         D. finding fault with

Question11:  Jump in the car. There’s enough ______ for you.

A. room                   B. chair                C. place               D. space

Question12:  Jane: Oh, it is time for me to leave, John.                     John: ______

A. Long time no see.     B. Me neither.      C. Speaking.      D. So long.

Question13:  Having opened the bottle, ______ for everyone.

A. Mike pouring the drink                           B. The drink was poured

C. Mike poured the drink                           D. The drink was being poured

Question14:  It is time every student ______ work harder for the coming exam.

A. had to              B. has to              C. ought to          D. must have to

Question15:  Catherine is the ______ of her boss’s eye.

A. lemon             B. grape                C. orange            D. apple

Question16:  “Would you mind turning down your stereo?’’   - “ ______”

A. Oh! I’m sorry! I didn’t realize that        

B. I’m really sorry! I’m not paying attention

C. No. I don’t                                                      

D. Yes, I do

Question17:  The government cannot afford to be ______ to public opinion.

A. ignorant            B. unlikely         C. unexpected        D. indifferent

Question18:  There is no chance of you getting the promotion after only two months working here, ______ the great work you have done.

A. notwithstanding        B. presuming        C. due to      D. nevertheless

Question19:  The doctor had been _______ for 48 hours and was exhausted.

A. on call                B. on turn             C. on work            D. on tour

Question20:  From an early age, Wolfgang had a/an _______ for music.

A. passion              B. interest            C. tendency            D. involvement

Question21:  You will need ______ understanding of the subject.

A. a whole              B. a thorough        C. a universal          D. an exact

Question22:  ___________ broken into when we were away on holiday.

A. Thieves had our house                      B. We had our house

C. Our house had                                 D. It was our house

Question23:  Nothing can ______the loss of the child.

A. come up with        B. make up for     C. make up with     D. do with

Question24:  Conservationists ______that experiments on animals be stopped.

A. recommended        B. banned              C. said              D. complained

Question25:  ______ the noise and pollution in the city, the Browns move to the countryside.

A. Being tired of       B. Be tired of       C. Were tired of        D. Tired of

Question26:  _______ you should do first is make a list of all the things you have to do.

A. What                 B. That                C. As                        D. If

Question27:  There's still no ______ about the reason why the Malaysian plane was mysteriously lost.

A. clarity                B. clear                C. clarify               D. clearance

Question28:  The ground is wet. It ______ rained last night.

A. may have            B. might have          C. must           D. must have

Question29:  ______ members of my family has a share in doing household chores.

A. All                B. Each of the              C. None of              D. Every

Question30:  I don’t like John. His ______ complaints make me angry.

A. continuous         B. constant            C. permanent            D. continual

 IV. Mark the letter on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correcting.

Question31:  Commercial airliners do not fly in the vicinity of volcanic eruptions because even a small amount of  volcanic ash can damage its engine.

A. volcanic ash     B. a small amount of    C. in the vicinity    D. its engine

Question32:  Calcium, the most abundantly mineral in the body, works with  phosphorus in maintaining bones and teeth.

A. in maintaining    B. abundantly       C. in the body       D. works with

Question33:  The doctor told Mr. Anderson that, because of his severe cramps, he should lay in bed for a few days.

A. told            B. because of              C. lay               D. for a few days.

Question34:  Despite the disappearance of the Mayan Empire, there are still Mayans in the region that they once inhabited.

A. that they                                         B. Despite the disappearance

C. there are still                                   D. inhabited

Question35:  Foreign students who are doing a decision about which school to attend may not know exactly where the choices are located.

A. the choices        B. to attend        C. are doing       D. about which

 V. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate to choose the word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 36 to 45.

Mobile phones emit microwave radio emissions. Researchers are questioning whether exposure to these radio waves might (36) _____ to brain cancer. So far, the data are not conclusive. The scientific evidence does not (37) _____ us to say with certainty that mobile phones are categorically (38) _____. On the other hand, current research has not yet (39) _____ clear adverse effect associated with the prolonged use of mobile phones.

Numerous studies are now going (40) ) _____ in various countries. Some of the results are contradictory but others have shown an association between mobile phone use and cancer. (41) _____, these studies are preliminary and the issue needs further, long - term investigation.

(42) _____ the scientific data is more definite, it is prudent for people to try not to use mobile phone for long (43) ) _____ of time. Don't think that hands free phones are any safer either. At the moment, research is in fact showing the (44) _____ and they may be just as dangerous. It is also thought that young people (45) _____ bodies are still growing may be at particular risk.

 Question36: A. bring          B. lead         C. produce           D. cause

Question37: A. enable          B. able        C. let                 D. make

Question38: A. unhealthy          B. secure          C. safe       D. risky

Question39: A. created        B. demonstrated      C. proved       D. caused

Question40: A. by            B. on           C. through               D. about

Question41: A. While        B. Additionally       C. However      D. Though

Question42: A. Until         B. Provide          C. When              D. As

Question43: A. quantities        B. amounts        C. periods      D. intervals

Question44: A. fact        B. truth          C. way                    D. opposite

Question45: A. with        B. that           C. whose                 D. as 

VI. 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 46  to 55.

          "The economic history of theUnited States", one scholar has written, "is the history of the rise and development of the capitalistic system". The colonists of the eighteenth century pushed forward what those of the seventeenth century have begun: the expansion and elaboration of an economy born in the great age of capitalist expansion.

Our excellent natural resources paved the way for the development of abundant capital to increase our growth. Capital includes the tools - such as: machines, vehicles, and buildings - that makes the outputs of labor and resources more valuable. But it also includes the funds necessary to buy those tools. If a society had to consume everything it produced just to stay alive, nothing could be put aside to increase future productions. But if a farmer can grow more corn than his family needs to eat, he can use the surplus as seed to increase the next crop, or to feed workers who build tractors. This process of capital accumulation was aided in the American economy by our cultural heritage. Saving played an important role in the European tradition. It contributed to American’s motivation to put something aside today for the tools to buy tomorrow.

The great bulk of the accumulated wealth of America, as distinguished from what was consumed, was derived either directly or indirectly from trade. Though some manufacturing existed, its role in the accumulation of capital was negligible. A merchant class of opulent proportions was already visible in the seaboard cities, its wealth as the obvious consequence of shrewd and resourceful management of the carrying trade. Even the rich planters of tidewaterVirginia and the rice coast ofSouth Carolina finally depended for their genteel way of life upon the ships and merchants who sold their tobacco and rice in the markets ofEurope. As colonial production rose and trade expanded, a business community emerged in the colonies, linking the provinces by lines of trade and identity of interest.

Question46:  The word ‘it’ in the third sentence of paragraph 2 refers to ______.

A. resource                     B. capital                        C. labour                        D. growth

Question47:  According to the passage, capital includes all of the following EXCEPT ______.

A. factories                    B. tractors                      C. money                        D. workers

Question48:  According to the passage, the emergence of a business community in the colonies was a result of ______.

A. efficient saving                                                B. the immigration

C. the existence of manufacturing                       D. the success of production and trade

Question49:  The word ‘negligible’ in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to ______.

A. able to be neglected                                         B. very important

C. necessary to be neglected                                D. not very important

Question50:  The phrase ‘put aside’ in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to ______.

A. hidden               B. reviewed            C. saved             D. consumed

Question51:  With what subject is this passage mainly concerned?

A. Geography          B. Economics         C.      Finance      D.     Culture

Question52:  The phrase ‘paved the way’ in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to ______.

A. accumulated        B. supported         C. resembled        D. paid for

Question53:  It can be inferred from the passage that the European ancestors of early Americans ____.

A. were accustomed to saving                       B. were good farmers

C. sent many tools toAmerica                       D. taught their skills to their offspring

Question54:  The word ‘funds’ in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to ______.

A. capital               B. money              C. resource             D. labour

Question55:  According to the passage, which of the following would lead to accumulating capital?

A. Training workers who produce goods.          

B. Consuming what is produced

C. Planting more of a crop than what is needed 

D. Studying the culture history of the country

 VII. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.

Question56:  Proximity to the court house makes an office building more valuable.

A. Interested in      B. Similarity to      C. Nearness to      D. Usefulness for

Question57:  He was one of the most outstanding performers at the live show last night.

A. easy- looking       B. important     C. well- known        D. impressive.

Question58:  They are going to suffer a lot of criticism for increasing bus fare by so much.

A. get into           B. stand in with       C. come in for.      D. put across

 VIII. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.

Question59:  Mr. Smith’s new neighbors appear to be very friendly.

A. amicable            B. hostile            C. futile            D. inapplicable

Question60:  If you are at a loose end this weekend, I will show you round the city.

A. confident           B. free                C. occupied       D. reluctant

 IX. 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 61 to 70.  

The ocean bottom - a region nearly 2.5 times greater than the total land area of the Earth - is a vast frontier that even today is largely unexplored and uncharted. Until about a century ago, the deep-ocean floor was completely inaccessible, hidden beneath waters averaging over 3,600 meters deep. Totally without light and subjected to intense pressures hundreds of times greater than at the Earth's surface, the deep-ocean bottom is a hostile environment to humans, in some ways as forbidding and remote as the void of outer space.

        Although researchers have taken samples of deep-ocean rocks and sediments for over a century, the first detailed global investigation of the ocean bottom did not actually start until 1968, with the beginning of the National Science Foundation's Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP).Using techniques first developed for the offshore oil and gas industry, the DSDP's drill ship, the Glomar Challenger, was able to maintain a steady position on the ocean's surface and drill in very deep waters, extracting samples of sediments and rock from the ocean floor.

        The Glomar Challenger completed 96 voyages in a 15-year research program that ended in November 1983. During this time, the vessel logged 600,000 kilometers and took almost 20,000 core samples of seabed sediments and rocks at 624 drilling sites around the world. The Glomar Challenger's core samples have allowed geologists to reconstruct what the planet looked like hundreds of millions of years ago and to calculate what it will probably look like millions of years in the future. Today, largely on the strength of evidence gathered during the Glomar Challenger's voyages, nearly all earth scientists agree on the theories of plate tectonics and continental drift that explain many of the geological processes that shape the Earth.

      The cores of sediment drilled by the Glomar Challenger have also yielded information critical to understanding the world's past climates. Deep-ocean sediments provide a climatic record stretching back hundreds of millions of years, because they are largely isolated from the mechanical erosion and the intense chemical and biological activity that rapidly destroy much land-based evidence of past climates. This record has already provided insights into the patterns and causes of past climatic change - information that may be used to predict future climates.

Question61:  The previous paragraph may discuss about ______. 

A. the land            B. the ocean           C. the frontier       D. the earth

Question62:  The author refers to the ocean bottom as a "frontier" because it______.

A. contains a wide variety of life forms              

B. is not a popular area for scientific research

C. is an unknown territory                                   

D. attracts courageous explorers

Question63:  The word "inaccessible" is closest in meaning to______.

A. unusable          B. unreachable         C. unrecognizable       D. unsafe

Question64:  The author mentions outer space because______.

A. rock formations in outer space are similar to those found on the ocean floor

B. the Earth's climate millions of years ago was similar to conditions in outer space.

C. it is similar to the ocean floor in being alien to the human environment

D. techniques used by scientists to explore outer space were similar to those used in ocean exploration

Question65:  Which of the following is NOT true of the Glomar Challenger?

A. It is a type of submarine.                               

B. It has gone on nearly 100 voyages

C. It made its first DSDP voyage in 1968          

D. It is an ongoing project.

Question66:  The word "extracting" is closest in meaning to

A. breaking           B. removing         C. locating            D. analyzing

Question67:  The deep Sea Drilling Project was significant because it was______.

A. composed of geologists form all over the world

B. the first extensive exploration of the ocean bottom

C. an attempt to find new sources of oil and gas

D. funded entirely by the gas and oil industry

Question68:  The word "strength" is closest in meaning to______.

A. discovery           B. basis         C. endurance             D. purpose

Question69:  The word "they" refers to______.

A. climates            B. sediments           C. cores            D. years

Question70:  Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage as being a result of the Deep Sea Drilling Project?

A. Two geological theories became more widely accepted

B. Geologists observed forms of marine life never before seen.

C. Geologists were able to determine the Earth's appearance hundreds of millions of years ago.

D. Information was revealed about the Earth's past climatic changes.

X. 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 .

Question71:  No one but the experts was able to realize that the painting was an imitation. It greatly resembled the original.

A. It was hard for ordinary people to judge between the fake painting and the real one, but not for the experts.

B. It was obvious that only a person with great talent could fake a painting so successfully.

C. It was almost impossible for amateurs to realize that the painting was not authentic, though the experts could judge it quite easily.

D. The painting looked so much like the authentic one that only the experts could tell it wasn't genuine.

Question72:  The new restaurant looks good. However, it seems to have few customers.

A. In spite of its appearance, the new restaurant does not appear to attract much business.

B. The new restaurant would have more customers if it looked better.

C. In order to get more business, the new restaurant should improve its appearance.

D. If it had a few more customers, the new restaurant would look better.

Question73:  I'd suggest that we avoid telling any scary stories with Janet around.  She’s a bit unstable and could get hysterical.

A. It is no fun to tell frightening stories to Janet, who is not very stable mentally, because she only laughs instead of getting scared.

B. Janet has trouble keeping her emotions under control, especially when she is told frightening stories.

C. Since Janet is somewhat unbalanced, the only way to make her laugh is by telling  stories, but we should avoid scary ones as they might cause her to panic.

D. Janet is somewhat mentally unbalanced and might easily become uncontrollably emotional, so let’s not tell frightening stories in her presence.

Question74:  We chose to find a place for the night. We found the bad weather very inconvenient.

A. Because the climate was so severe, we were worried about what we'd do at night.

B. The bad weather prevented us from driving any further.

C. Seeing that the bad weather had set in, we decided to find somewhere to spend the night.

D. Bad weather was approaching, so we started to look for a place to stay.

Question75:  It isn't just that the level of education of this school is high. It's that it's also been consistent for years.

A. The level of education in this school, which is usually quite high, shows only slight variations from year to year.

B. The standard of education is not high in this school, but at least all the students are at the same level.

C. It isn't fair to deny that this school is successful, as it has had the same high standards for many years now.

D. Not only are the standards of education good in this school, but it has maintained those standards over the years.

 XI. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is CLOSEST in meaning to each of the following questions:

Question76:  Diana ran into her former teacher on the way to the stadium yesterday.

A.  Diana’s teacher got run over whole she was going to the stadium.

B.   Diana’s car ran over her teacher on the way to the stadium.

C. Diana caused an accident to her teacher while she was going to the stadium.

D.  Diana happened to meet her teacher while she was going to the stadium.

Question77:  You should have persuaded him to change his mind.

A. You should persuade him to change his mind.

B. It was essential to persuade him to change his mind but you didn’t.

C. You persuaded him to change his mind but he didn’t listen.

D. You didn’t persuade him to change because of his mind.

Question78:  When the unemployment rate is high, the crime rate is usually also high.

A. The unemployment rate is as high as the crime rate.

B. The high rate of unemployment depends on the high rate of crime.

C. The higher the unemployment rate is, the higher the crime rate is.

D. The unemployment rate and the crime rate are both higher.

Question79:  I wish you hadn’t said that.

A. If only you didn’t say that         B. It would be nice if you hadn’t said that.

C. I hope you will not say that      D. I wish you not to say that

Question80:  "You’re always making terrible mistakes", said the teacher.

A.     The teacher complained about his student making terrible mistakes.

B.      The teacher realized that his students always made terrible mistakes.

C.      The teacher asked his students why they always made terrible mistakes.

D.     The teacher made his students not always make terrible mistakes 

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