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 06
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.
The first question we might ask is: What can you learn in college that will help you in being an employee? The schools teach a (1)______ many things of value to the future accountant, doctor or electrician. Do they also teach anything of value to the future employee? Yes, they teach the one thing that it is perhaps most valuable for the future employee to know. But very few students bother (2)______ it. This basic is the skill ability to organize and express ideas in writing and in speaking. This means that your success as an employee will depend on your ability to communicate with people and to (3)______ your own thoughts and ideas to them so they will (4)______ understand what you are driving at and be persuaded.
Of course, skill in expression is not enough (5)______ itself. You must have something to say in the first place. The effectiveness of your job depends (6)______ your ability to make other people understand your work as they do on the quality of the work itself.
Expressing one's thoughts is one skill that the school can (7)______ teach. The foundations for skill in expression have to be (8)______ early: an interest in and an ear (9)______ language; experience in organizing ideas and data, in brushing aside the irrelevant, and above all the habit of verbal expression. If you do not lay these foundations (10)______ your school years, you may never have an opportunity again.
Question 1: A. lots B. large C. far D. great
Question 2: A. learn B. with learning C. learning D. to learn
Question 3: A. give out B. present C. interpret D. transfer
Question 4: A. as well B. either C. not D. both
Question 5: A. in B. on C. for D. by
Question 6: A. much on B. most on C. on most D. on much
Question 7: A. hardly B. quite C. truly D. really
Question 8: A. lay B. laid C. lain D. lied
Question 9: A. if B. in C. for D. by
Question 10: A. when B. of C. during D. for
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 11: Rather than disturb the meeting, I left without saying goodbye.
A. I disturbed the meeting because I said goodbye.
B. The meeting was disturbed as I left saying goodbye.
C. I would rather disturb the meeting than leave without saying goodbye.
D. I left without saying goodbye as I didn't want to disturb the meeting.
Question 12: Jenny is so creative that we all can rely on her for original ideas.
A. Creative as Jenny is, we can rely on her for original ideas.
B. Being creative, we can all rely on Jenny for original ideas.
C. So creative is Jenny that we all can rely on her for original ideas.
D. Jenny is such creative girl that we all can rely on her for original ideas.
Question 13: In the class of twenty, Jack is the third best student.
A. Jack is not as smart as most of the other students.
B. The class has only three smart students.
C. Two students in the class are smarter than Jack.
D. No other students in the class is as smart as Jack.
Question 14: As far as I am concerned, you can do whatever you like.
A. What you like is not as much as what I am concerned about.
B. You can do what you like providing that it is not too far.
C. I am concerned about what you like.
D. In my opinion, you can do what you like
Question 15: Bill has no business going to Paris next December.
A. Bill went to Paris in December.
B. Bill shouldn’t go to Paris next December.
C. Bill will open a business in Paris next December
D. Bill runs a business in Paris next December.
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.
Question 16: A. responsibility B. conversation C. trigonometry D. documentary
Question 17: A. surprise B. intelligent C. competitive D. education
Question 18: A. trouble B. alter C. ashamed D. patient
Question 19: A. preferential B. apprehension C. conventional D. calculation
Question 20: A. holiday B. attraction C. explore D. exceed
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.
Question 21: I hadn’t understood his directions. However, I asked him to repeat what he’d said.
A B C D
Question 22: The top of the mountain covered with snow during winter.
A B C D
Question 23: It’s time you went home, but I’d rather you stay here.
A B C D
Question 24: Mining over 2,000 years ago, copper is one of the earliest known metals .
A B C D
Question 25: It was suggested that he studies the material more thoroughly before attempting to pass the exam.
A B C D
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 26: The doctor insisted that his patient ___________.
A. doesn’t work too hard for three months B. taking it easy for three months
C. to take some vacations for three months D. take it easy for three months
Question 27: In a new culture, many embarrassing situations occur _________ a misunderstanding.
A. due to B. as C. for D. of
Question 28: “Would you rather go to the beach or to the mountains?” Kim: “________”
A. That’s very nice of you B. The beach definitely
C. Thanks for the mountains D. I’d love to go
Question 29: Until she was arrested last week, the young woman thought she had _______ the perfect crime.
A. charged B. got away C. committed D. escaped
Question 30: Professional people expect __________ when it is necessary to cancel an appointment.
A. that you would call them B. you to call them
C. your calling them D. that you are calling them
Question 31: Jane came _______ a beautiful picture when she was tidying the room.
A. pass B. round C. across D. into
Question 32: We all ………working with you. You are so dynamic.
A. believe B. judge C. think D. appreciate
Question 33: Research in the work place reveals that people work for many reasons ________.
A. beside money B. money beside
C. money besides D. besides money
Question 34: It is believed ___causes weight loss.
A. much stress that B. that much stress
C. much stress D. it is much stress
Question 35: ________ have made communication faster and easier through the use of email and Internet is widely recognized.
A. That it is computers B. That computers
C. Computers that D. It is that computers
Question 36: Dad: “I have bought you a toy. Happy birthday to you!” – Son: “__________________.”
A. Have a nice day! B. The same to you!
C. What a lovely toy! Thanks. D. What a pity!
Question 37: _______ students in our class is 45.
A. A large amount of B. A lot of
C. A number of D. The number of
Question 38: English and French, _______ do you think is easier to learn?
A. which one B. which language C. which language that D. what
Question 39: Why don't you try praising your students occasionally instead of ________ them all the time?
A. rushing into B. shouting at C. falling over D. crying to
Question 40: Are you sure you can do it on ___________ ?
A. yourself B. secret C. your own D. side
Question 41: The bomb ________ in a crowded street.
A. went off B. went out C. came off D. came out
Question 42: We still meet up for a drink and a chat once ________.
A. at a time B. in a while C. in a blue moon D. in a black mood
Question 43: ________ we’ve been having!
A. What dreadful weather B. How dreadful is the weather
C. How dreadful the weather D. What a dreadful weather
Question 44: When I told the doctor that I had had earache for nearly a month, he gave me a ________ for ear-drops.
A. prescription B. recipe C. receipt D. ticket
Question 45: The train accident _________ the other trains’ departure by a few hours.
A. called off B. delayed C. sent back D. went off
Question 46: ______ we invested in telecommunications industry, we would be rich now.
A. Would B. Had C. Should D. Were
Question 47: Today, women are increasingly involved ________ the politics.
A. of B. to C. in D. at
Question 48: John. “Do you think that we should use public transportation to protect our environment?” Laura. “_______ ”.
A. There's no doubt about it B. Yes, it's an absurd idea
C. Well, that's very surprising D. Of course not. You bet
Question 49: My brother is intelligent but he ____common sense .
A. misses B. fails C. lacks D. wants
Question 50: The jugde _______ the murderer to a lifetime imprisonment.
A. sentenced B. prosecuted C. convicted D. accused
Question 51: I’m sorry for _______ such a fuss about the unfruitful plan.
A. taking B. paying C. doing D. making
Question 52: The Government hopes to _______ its plans for introducing cable T.V.
A. keep on B. carry on C. carry out D. turn out
Question 53: Is this the address to ………………you want the package sent?
A. which B. whom C. that D. where
Question 54: He thinks you are _________ your time looking for a job in this town. There’s not much to do here.
A. wasting B. missing C. losing D. spending
Question 55: The boy was ________ by a family in the countryside.
A. brought up B. reared C. grown up D. bred
Question 56: She ________ her husband’s job for his ill health.
A. acused B. claimed C. blamed D. caused
Question 57: I don’t believe a word he says. I think he ________.
A. is laying B. lied C. telling the lie D. is lying
Question 58: Camp David __________ the official country home of the U.S presidents.
A. that is B. it is C. is D. that it is
Question 59: ________ of the students in our class could solve this math problem.
A. Neither B. Not much C. None D. Not
Question 60: When I came, the salesperson was _______ to the customers how to use a new kind of washing machines.
A. demonstrating B. teaching C. exposing D. playing