ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2012 - 2013
MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề
Đề số 05
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions from 1 to 24.
Câu 1: _______, the young woman was visibly very happy after the birth of her child.
A. Tired although she was B. She was tired
C. Though tired D. Despite tired
Câu 2: The teacher recommended that Tom _______ his composition as soon as possible.
A. finished writing B. finish writing
C. should finish to write D. finishes writing
Câu 3: “Shall we eat out tonight?” – “_______.”
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
Câu 4: I do not understand what these results _______.
A. significance B. signify C. significantly D. significant
Câu 5: “You have a wonderful garden!” – “_______”
A. I can’t believe it! B. It’s my pleasure.
C. Yours is great too! D. Don’t mention it!
Câu 6: Over the last few months garages _______ the price of petrol three times.
A. raised B. have gone up C. have risen D. have put up
Câu 7: _______ they offer him a partnership will the young architect stay with this firm.
A. Even if B. Unless C. Only if D. In case
Câu 8: He tried to _______ himself with everyone by paying them compliments.
A. ingratiate B. gratify C. please D. commend
Câu 9: In my _______, freedom of the press must be maintained.
A. sight B. thought C. view D. mind
Câu 10: “Why didn’t you pay the telephone bill?” – “_______.”
A. Yes. It was true B. Thank you for all that
C. Well, it’s too thick D. I did
Câu 11: “Have you read that book that just came out about UFOs?” – “_______”
A. Sure, of course. B. Oh, I guess I did.
C. Yeah, what a waste of time! D. I haven’t either.
Câu 12: It’s surprising that ex-smokers are less _______ smokers than non-smokers.
A. tolerant of B. intolerant C. tolerance towards D. tolerable to
Câu 13: The play was _______ than I had expected.
A. far better B. more better C. good better D. very better
Câu 14: They say that _______ two out of three students from this school go on to university.
A. roughly B. crudely C. previously D. fairly
Câu 15: _______ advised on what and how to prepare for the interview, he might have got the job.
A. Had he been B. Were he to be C. If he had D. Unless he had been
Câu 16: I don’t really _______ winter sports very much.
A. deal with B. face up to C. go in for D. get round to
Câu 17: “Do you have a minute please?” – “_______.”
A. Well it is not as good as I think B. Sorry. I left my watch home
C. That’s just fantastic. Thanks D. Yes, but you should be brief
Câu 18: _______ learning a foreign language, John is smarter than Tim although they are twins.
A. As far as B. Instead of C. In terms of D. Comparing
Câu 19: When there are small children around, it is better to put breakable ornaments out of _______.
A. reach B. hold C. hand D. place
Câu 20: He joined the party as an idealistic young man, but was totally _______ by the cynicism he found there.
A. disbelieving B. disillusioned C. contemptuous D. disinterested
Câu 21: It should be easy for Peter to find more time to spend with his children _______ he no longer has to work in the evenings and on weekends.
A. but B. due to C. now that D. even though
Câu 22: The number of learners _______ not large; therefore, a number of headphones _______ available to them in the lab.
A. is – is B. are – are C. are – is D. is – are
Câu 23: _______ that we have to leave the building.
A. We have been informed B. It has been informed us
C. We have informed D. It has been informed
Câu 24: _______ pack can have as big an impact on your holiday as your destination.
A. How did you B. However you C. How do you D. How you
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part from 25 to 27.
Câu 25: Trees have to be pruned seasonally or annually to ensure that they continue to bear fruit.
A. harvested B. trimmed C. weeded D. fertilized
Câu 26: In rural Midwestern towns of the USA, the decisions that affect most residents are made at general assemblies in schools and churches.
A. gatherings B. public libraries C. concerts D. prayer services
Câu 27: Dissemination of information is frequently carried out via satellite - through local or national TV networks.
A. Dedication B. Dispersal C. Compilation D. Condensing
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 from 28-30.
Câu 28: Names of people in the book were changed to preserve anonymity.
A. cover B. conserve C. presume D. reveal
Câu 29: Their classmates are writing letters of acceptance.
A. agree B. addmission C. refusal D. confirmation
Câu 30: I can’t stand people who treat animals cruelly.
A. cleverly B. gently C. reasonably D. brutally
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to questions from 31 to 40
If parents bring up a child with the sole aim of turning the child into a genius , they will cause a disaster. According to several leading educational psychologists, this is one of the biggest mistakes which ambitious parents make. Generally, the child will be only too aware of what his parents expect, and will fail. Unrealistic parental expectations can cause great damage to children. However, if parents are not too unrealistic about what they expect their children to do, but are ambitious in a sensible way, the child may succeed in doing very well – especially if the parents are very supportive of their child. Michael Collins is very lucky. He is crazy about music, and his parents help him a lot by taking him to concerts and arranging private piano and violin lessons for him. They even drive him 50 kilometers twice a week for violin lessons. Michael’s mother knows very little about music, but his father plays the trumpet in a large orchestra. However, he never makes Michael enter music competitions if he is unwilling. Winston Smith, Michael’s friend, however, is not so lucky. Both his parents are successful musicians, and they set too high a standard for Winston. They want their son to be as successful as they are and so they enter him for every piano competition held. They are very unhappy when he does not win. Winston is always afraid that he will disappoint his parents and now he always seems quiet and unhappy.
Câu 31: Michael Collins is fortunate in that ______.
A. his father is a musician B. his parents are quite rich
C. his mother knows little about music D. his parents help him in a sensible way
Câu 32: Winston’s parents push their son so much and he ______.
A. has won a lot of piano competitions B. cannot learn much music from them
C. has become a good musician D. is afraid to disappoint them
Câu 33: One of the serious mistakes parents can make is to ______.
A. help their child to become a genius B. make their child become a musician
C. neglect their child’s education D. push their child into trying too much
Câu 34: Parents’ ambition for their children is not wrong if they ______.
A. force their children into achieving success
B. themselves have been very successful
C. arrange private lessons for their children
D. understand and help their children sensibly
Câu 35: Who have criticized the methods of some ambitious parents?
A. Successful musicians. B. Their children.
C. Unrealistic parents. D. Educational psychologists.
Câu 36: The two examples given in the passage illustrate the principle that ______.
A. successful parents always have intelligent children
B. successful parents often have unsuccessful children
C. parents should let the child develop in the way he wants
D. parents should spend more money on the child’s education
Câu 37: All of the following people are musical EXCEPT _____.
A. Winston’s mother B. Michael’s mother C. Michael’s father D. Winston’s father
Câu 38: The word "They" in the passage refers to ______.
A. parents in general B. concerts C. violin lessons D. Michael’s parents
Câu 39: The phrase "crazy about" in the passage mostly means ______.
A. "confused about" B. "surprised at"
C. "extremely interested in" D. "completely unaware of"
Câu 40: The word "unwilling" in the passage mostly means ______.
A. "not wanting to do something" B. "not objecting to doing anything"
C. "getting ready to do something" D. "eager to do something"
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 from 41 to 45.
Câu 41: A. cultural B. advantage C. priority D. occurrence
Câu 42: A. alternative B. circulate C. disastrous D. diversity
Câu 43: A. individual B. extinction C. opposition D. universal
Câu 44: A. facility B. television C. benefit D. consequence
Câu 45: A. destructive B. ecology C. comfortable D. security
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to questions 46 to 55.
Ocean water plays an indispensable role in supporting life. The great ocean basins hold about 300 million cubic miles of water. From this vast amount, about 80,000 cubic miles of water are sucked into the atmosphere each year by evaporation and returned by precipitation and drainage to the ocean. More than 24,000 cubic miles of rain descend annually upon the continents. This vast amount is required to replenish the lakes and streams, springs and water tables on which all flora and fauna are dependent. Thus, the hydrosphere permits organic existence. The hydrosphere has strange characteristics because water has properties unlike those of any other liquid. One anomaly is that water upon freezing expands by about 9 percent, whereas most liquids contract on cooling. For this reason, ice floats on water bodies instead of sinking to the bottom. If the ice sank, the hydrosphere would soon be frozen solidly, except for a thin layer of surface melt water during the summer season. Thus, all aquatic life would be destroyed and the interchange of warm and cold currents, which moderates climate, would be notably absent. Another outstanding characteristic of water is that water has a heat capacity which is the highest of all liquids and solids except ammonia. This characteristic enables the oceans to absorb and store vast quantities of heat, thereby often preventing climatic extremes. In addition, water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. It is this characteristic which helps make oceans a great storehouse for minerals which have been washed down from the continents. In several areas of the world these minerals are being commercially exploited. Solar evaporation of salt is widely practiced, potash is extracted from the Dead Sea, and magnesium is produced from sea water along the American Gulf Coast.
Câu 46: The author’s main purpose in this passage is to _______.
A. explain how water is used in commerce and industry
B. compare water with other liquids
C. illustrate the importance of conserving water
D. describe the properties and uses of water
Câu 47: According to the passage, fish can survive in the oceans because _______.
A. they do not need oxygen
B. ice floats
C. evaporation and condensation create a water cycle
D. there are currents in the oceans
Câu 48: The word “outstanding” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _______.
A. exceptionally good B. special C. important D. amusing
Câu 49: According to the passage, the hydrosphere is NOT _______.
A. a source of natural resources B. the part of the earth covered by water
C. responsible for all forms of life D. in danger of freezing over
Câu 50: The word “replenish” in paragraph 1 can best be replaced by _______.
A. replace B. evaporate C. fill again D. form
Câu 51: The phrase “This vast amount” in line 4 refers to _______.
A. 80,000 million cubic miles of water B. 300 million cubic miles of water
C. 24,000 cubic miles of rain D. 80,000 cubic miles of water
Câu 52: The author’s tone in the passage can best be described as _______.
A. speculative B. dogmatic C. biased D. dispassionate
Câu 53: Which of the following statements would be most likely to begin the paragraph immediately following the passage?
A. Another remarkably property of ice is its strength.
B. Water has the ability to erode land.
C. Droughts and flooding are two types of disasters associated with water.
D. Magnesium is widely used in metallurgical processes.
Câu 54: The author organizes the passage by _______.
A. juxtaposition of true and untrue ideas B. hypothesis and proof
C. general statements followed by examples D. comparison and contrast
Câu 55: Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a characteristic of water?
A. Water contracts on cooling. B. Water can absorb heat.
C. Water is a good solvent. D. Water expands when it is frozen.