ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2012 - 2013
MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH - KHỐI D
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề
Đề số 03
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.
Question 1: A. fame B. baby C. plane D. many
Question 2: A. mother B. thunder C. within D. wither
Question 3: A. sugar B. season C. serious D. secret
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 4: A. lemon B. physics C. decay D. decade
Question 5: A. vacancy B. calculate C. delicious D. furniture
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 6 to 15.
The ancient Mexicans used to respect and fear the sun. They were frightened that the sun might stop (6) _______ . As a result, they used to make sacrifices (7) _______ the sun god would continue to give them day and night and the four seasons.
Farmers, however, used to worship the rain god almost (8) _______ much as the sun god. Even today there are ruins of Great Pyramids they used to build to worship the sun and the rain gods.
Another popular god was the wind god, which took a (9) _______ of a snake with feathers. This feathered god was also the god of knowledge for the Ancient Mexicans. (10) _______ its influence, civilization grew throughout Mexico, (11) _______ at the time was mostly a peaceful country with (12) _______ of skilled craft men and traders. Unfortunately, news of this country eventually spread, and Mexico (13) _______ invaded from the far north. Later, other people called Aztecs settled in Mexico. (14) _______ first they used to live on island in a lake where Mexico City now is. The people used to grow maze and they built beautiful towns and temples, developing theirs (15) _______ one of the most advanced civilizations of the time.
Question 6: A. to raise B. rising C. to rise D. raising
Question 7: A. for B. because C. to D. so that
Question 8: A. very B. too C. so D. as
Question 9: A. form B. picture C. photo D. painting
Question 10: A. Below B. Beneath C. Under D. Over
Question 11: A. when B. which C. where D. whose
Question 12: A. lot B. much C. many D. plenty
Question 13: A. had B. has C. was D. is
Question 14: A. The B. In C. At D. On
Question 15: A. into B. with C. become D. among
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 16: According to the doctor, there's absolutely nothing the ________ with you.
A. wrong B. problem C. matter D. illness
Question 17: ________ my opinion, French cheese is better than English cheese.
A. For B. To C. By D. In
Question 18: It was ________ simple a question that everyone answered it correctly.
A. so B. such C. very D. too
Question 19: My mother is _________ a busy woman that she really needs a helper.
A. so B. very C. such D. with
Question 20: I’m glad I _________ my plane! I’ve just heard that it’s been hijacked
A. refused B. altered C. lost D. missed
Question 21: The building was badly _________ in the fire.
A. damaged B. wounded C. injured D. hurt
Question 22: Mr. Bond wasn’t in his own car, he was driving ________ car.
A. someone’s else B. someone else's C. someone else D. someone’s else’s
Question 23: He ________ on the bed staring at the ceiling, wondering what to do next.
A. lay B. laid C. lain D. lied
Question 24: You will have to ________ your holiday if you are too ill to travel.
A. call off B. cut down C. back out D. put aside
Question 25: Don't worry about trying to catch last train home, as we can easily ________ you up for the night.
A. take B. put C. keep C. set
Question 26: The farmer was very angry ________ the dogs chasing his sheep.
A. for B. with C. because D. about
Question 27: Throw away that old vase. It is ________.
A. value B. valuable C. invaluable D. valueless
Question 28: Our car is very old, but I can't ________ to buy a new one.
A. afford B. achieve C. reach D. succeed
Question 29: It was terrible. One passenger was killed, and the other was ________ injured.
A. hardly B. completely C. severely D. unusually
Question 30: The bank manager ________ me to open a deposit account as soon as possible.
A. warned B. advised C. suggested D. approved
Question 31: ________ he had no money for a bus, he had to walk all the way home.
A. If B. Thus C. So D. As
Question 32: He ________ the plants. If he had, they wouldn't have died.
A. needn't have watered B. can't have watered C. shouldn't water D. couldn't water
Question 33: A few months ago I moved into a very small flat after ________ for years with my parents.
A. be living B. being lived C. having lived D. have living
Question 34: His performance in King Lear was most ________.
A. impressed B. impressing C. impression D. impressive
Question 35: “Shall we wait a little longer?” -“_________”
A. No, we don’t. B. No, I’d rather not. C. No, it’s still early. D. Yes, it’s very late now.
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 36 to 45.
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 36: 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 37: The phrase "two decades" refers to a period of _______.
A. 10 years B. 20 years C. 50 years D. 100 years
Question 38: The word "prosperity" could be best replaced by which of the following?
A. success B. surplus C. nurturing D. education
Question 39: Which of the following business schools has NOT shown a decrease in enrollment?
A. Princeton B. Harvard C. Stanford D. Yale
Question 40: 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 41: The word "seeking" as used in the passage could best be replaced by ________.
A. examining B. avoiding C. seizing D. pursuing
Question 42: 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 43: 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 44: The word "cutting" in the passage could best be replaced by which of the following?
A. wounding B. reducing C. dividing D. carving
Question 45: The word "struggling" as used in the last sentence is closest in meaning to _______.
A. evolving B. plunging C. starting D. striving
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.
Question 46: Despite of the increase in air fares, most people still prefer to travel by plane.
A B C D
Question 47: Nancy said that she went to the supermarket before coming home.
A B C D
Question 48: Even on the most careful prepared trip, problems will sometimes develop.
A B C D
Question 49: Never before have so many people in our country are interested in football.
A B C D
Question 50: The existence of many stars in the sky lead us to suspect that there may be life on another planet.
A B C D
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 51 to 60.
The rules of etiquette in American restaurants depend upon a number of factors the physical location of the restaurant, e.g., rural or urban; the type of restaurant, e.g., informal or formal; and certain standards that are more universal. In other words, some standards of etiquette vary significantly while other standards apply almost anywhere. Learning the proper etiquette in a particular type of restaurant in a particular area may sometimes require instruction, but more commonly it simply requires sensitivity and experience. For example, while it is acceptable to read a magazine in a coffee shop, it is inappropriate to do the same in a more luxurious setting. And, if you are eating in a very rustic setting it may be fine to tuck your napkin into your shirt, but if you are in a sophisticated urban restaurant this behavior would demonstrate a lack of manners. It is safe to say, however, that in virtually every restaurant it is unacceptable to indiscriminately throw your food on the floor. The conclusion we can most likely draw from the above is that while the types and locations of restaurants determine etiquette appropriate to them, some rules apply to all restaurants.
Question 51: What topic is this passage primarily concerned with?
A. rules of etiquette B. instruction in proper etiquette
C. the importance of good manners D. variable and universal standards of etiquette
Question 52: According to the passage, which of the following is a universal rule of etiquette?
A. tucking a napkin in your shirt B. not throwing food on the floor
C. reading a magazine at a coffee shop D. eating in rustic settings
Question 53: According to the passage, ________ requires sensitivity and experience.
A. learning the proper etiquette B. asking for instructions
C. knowing the type of restaurant D. knowing about an area
Question 54: The word "rustic" in the passage is closest in meaning to ________.
A. agricultural B. ancient C. unsophisticated D. urban
Question 55: The word "tuck" in the passage is closest in meaning to ________.
A. put B. set C. hold D. fold
Question 56: The word "sophisticated" in the passage could best be replaced by ________
A. expensive B. cultured C. famous D. exclusive
Question 57: The author uses the phrase "safe to say" in order to demonstrate that the idea is ________.
A. somewhat innocent B. quite certain C. very clever D. commonly reported
Question 58: The word "indiscriminately" could best be replaced by ________.
A. randomly B. angrily C. noisily D. destructively
Question 59: The word "draw" in the passage is closest in meaning to ________.
A. pick out B. drag away C. evoke D. infer
Question 60: What is the author's main purpose in this passage?
A. to assist people in learning sophisticated manners
B. to describe variations in restaurant manners
C. to simplify rules of restaurant etiquette
D. to compare sophisticated and rustic restaurants