Đề thi thử Đại học năm 2013 - môn Tiếng Anh (Đề 07)

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ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2012 - 2013

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Đề số 07

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

Question 1: Have you seen today’s paper? It ..… they’ve caught those million – pound bank robbers.
A. writes             B. says                C. tells               D. talks about

Question 2. Could you move your car? You ‘re….. the way of the entrance!
A. on            B. in            C. at             D. to

Question 3: Don’t ….. to any conclusion before you know the full facts.
A. rush              B. dive             C. leap            D. fly

Question 4: Three of the words below go together with “HEAD” to make new words. Which word does NOT?
A. ache              B. man               C. master            D. line

Question 5: What does the following mobile text (cell phone SMS) abbreviation mean: LOL ?
A. I am crying               B. Laughing out loud             C. I’m going to be late              D. I love you lots

Question 6: “That was fantastic! Could I have a second ..… please? ”
A. helping             B. course          C. plate            D. service

Question 7: By then I ….. my driving test. I hope.
A. pass             B. will be passed              C. will have passed            D. have passed

Question 8: ….. … is one of the many factors involved in changing farming methods.
A. Each climate               B. A climate              C. Climates            D. The climate

Question 9: Not only ….. more brittle than hard maples, but they are also less able to withstand high winds.
A. soft maples are               B. they are soft maples              C. are soft maples             D. soft maples

Question 10: “Did you know Jim’s getting married next week?” – “ ..… Who to? ”
A. Really?               B. Is he?            C. Never             D. All are correct

Question 11: - How do you say the following time? 2:57
A. It’s nearly 3 o’clock                                  B. It’s just before 3 o’clock
C. It’s just coming up to 3 o’clock             D. All are correct

Question 12: Which option is NOT correct? “………, I can’t hear myself think.”
A. Turn it down                B. Turn the music down            C. Turn down the music            D. Turn down it

Question 13: Which of the following ways of saying 6x3 is NOT correct?
A. Six times three              B. Six multiplied by three             C. Six add three             D. Six by three

Question 14: “When can you get it all done? ” - “………….”
A. “How does next Monday sound?                 B. Two hours ago
C. I used to do it on Monday                              D. How much time do I need?

Question 15: Which of the following is the function of this sentence: “I’d love to come, but I’m already going out that evening.”
A. Offering to do something                  B. Apologizing               C. Declining an invitation              D. Giving advice

Question 16: “Jane didn’t look well today, did she? “ -“…..”
A. I am afraid not            B. No, she seemed ill             C. Yes, she seemed sick             D. A and B

Question 17: After so many years, it is great to see him……….his ambitions.
A. get              B. realize              C. possess            D. deserve

Question 18: Yes, we went away on holiday last week, but it rained day in day out.
A. every single day                  B. every other day
C. every second day               D. every two days

Question 19: “ I am very much obliged to you for helping my family.” - “…………….”
A. My pleasure.              B. That’s all right               C. You’re welcome               D. A & C are correct

Question 20: Yes, I agree, but at the same time it’s not the end of the world.
A. worth worrying about                 B. worth talking about
C. worth looking at                         D. worth speaking about.

Question 21: Which of these is the opposite of straight?
A. beautiful                 B. crooked              C. definite             D. self - conscious

Question 22: - “…….” - “It’s not likely.”
A. How important is it to attend university?
B. Is it possible to get a good job without attending university?
C. Would you be interested in attending university in a foreign country?
D. Is it very important to attend a university in a foreign country?

Question 23: You …………us about the changes in the plans. We need time to prepare for everything.
A. should have told                B. must have told             C. can’t have told              D. might tell

Question 24: Occasionally dolphins……….to the surface of the water to take in the oxygen.
A. need to raise                B. need to rise               C. raise             D. are swimming

Question 25: “Would you mind turning your stereo down?”- “……………………….”
A. I’m really sorry! I’m not paying attention.                  B. Oh, I’m sorry! I didn’t realize that
C. No, I don’t                                                                       D, yes, I do

Question 26: His father prefers…………………………………….
A. that he attends a different university.                        B. that he attend a different university
C. he attends a different university                                D. he attend a different university

Question 27: Not until……………..himself seriously ill
A. he had completed the task did he find                    B. had he completed the task did he find
C. had he completed the task he found                       D. did he completed the task he had found

Question 28: Before eating,………….thoroughly with soap and clean water.
A. your hands should be washed                     B. you should wash your hands
C. you need washing your hands                     D. your hands need washed

Question 29: I should be grateful if you would let me keep myself to myself.
A. be quiet               B. be private                C. be lonely                 D. be special

Question 30: Unfortunately, they………us in the auction to the tune of 500 pounds.
A. outbid                           B. outweighed                     C. overdid                     D. underwrote

Read the following passage and blacken the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 31-40

The role of translation enabling literature to pass beyond its natural frontiers is receiving growing recognition. In view of the general increase in this 31 _____ , it is not surprising that many people with literary interests and a knowledge of languages should think of adopting translating as a full- or part-time 32 _____. Some advice may usefully be given to such would -be translators.

The first difficulty the beginner will 33 _____ is the unwillingness of publishers to entrust a translator to anyone who has not already 34 _____ a reputation for sound work. The least publishers will 35_____ before commissioning a translator is a faily lengthy 36 _____ of the applicant’s work, even if unpublished. Perhaps the best way the would-be translator can begin is to select some book of the type which he or she feels competent and eager to translate, translate a 37 _____ section of the book and then submit the book and the translation to a suitable publisher. If he or she is extremely lucky, this may result in a commission to translate the book. More probably, however, publishers will 38 _____ the book as such but if they are favorably 39 _____ by the translation, they may very possibly commission some other books of a 40 _____ nature which they already have in mind.

Question 31: A. field                           B. category                   C. group                      D. class
Question 32: A. work                          B. employment            C. occupation            D. line
Question 33: A.encounter                  B. involve                      C. reveal                     D. introduce
Question 34: A. formed                     B. set                              C. founded                 D. established
Question 35: A. instruct                     B. oblige                        C. demand                 D. direct
Question 36: A. instance                   B. case                          C. specimen              D. model
Question 37: A. substantial              B. main                          C. grand                      D. plentiful
Question 38: A. exclude                    B. reject                          C. object                     D. disapprove
Question 39: A. impressed              B. convinced                  C. affected                 D. taken
Question 40: A. common                 B. same                          C. similar                   D. joint

Blacken the letter A,B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that need correction in each of the following sentences.

Question 41: Pollution makes streams, lakes and coastal water (A) unpleasant (B) to look at, to smell, and to swim in. Fish and shellfish harvested from (C) polluted waters may be unsafe to eat (D).

Question 42: A finishing (A) motion picture (B) is the work (C) of the collaboration of many individuals (D).

Question 43: Educational films are made for (A) schools, training films for industry; documentary films present (B) fact events (C) or circumstances of social, political, or historical nature (D).

Question 44: The train to Ho Chi Minh city left at precisely (A) 7 o’ clock as usually, (B) but the train to Ha Noi capital left at half past six o’clock, which (C) was exactly (D) 20 minutes late.

Question 45: Whether (A) life in the countryside is better than that (B) in the city depend on (C) each individual’s point of view (D).

Blacken 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 46: A. appendix           B. excitement             C. nocturnal               D. excavate
Question 47: A. applicant           B. preference             C. courteous              D. appointment
Question 48: A. extravagant       B. fundamental         C. distinctively            D. dilapidate
Question 49: A. primitive            B. material                 C. adjustment            D. precaution
Question 50: A. interviewer        B. concentrate          C.comfortable            D.technology

Read the following passage and blacken the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer for each of the questions.

Until recently, most American entrepreneurs were men. Discrimination against women in business, the demands of caring for families, and lack of business training had kept the number of women entrepreneurs small. Now, however, businesses owned by women account for more than $40 billion in annual revenues, and this figure is likely to continue rising throughout the 1990s. As Carolyn Doppelt Gray, an official of the Small Business Administration, has noted, "The 1970s was the decade of women entering management, and the 1980s turned out to be the decade of the woman entrepreneur". What are some of the factors behind this trend? For one thing, as more women earn advanced degrees in business and enter the corporate world, they are finding obstacles. Women are still excluded from most executive suites. Charlotte Taylor, a management consultant, had noted, "In the 1970s women believed if they got an MBA and worked hard they could become chairman of the board. Now they've found out that isn't going to happen, so they go out on their own".

In the past, most women entrepreneurs worked in "women's" fields: cosmetics and clothing, for example. But this is changing. Consider ASK Computer Systems, a $22-million-a-year computer software business. It was founded in 1973 by Sandra Kurtzig, who was then a housewife with degrees in math and engineering. When Kurtzig founded the business, her first product was software that let weekly newspapers keep tabs on their newspaper carriers-and her office was a bedroom at home, with a shoebox under the bed to hold the company's cash. After she succeeded with the newspaper software system, she hired several bright computer-science graduates to develop additional programs. When these were marketed and sold, ASK began to grow. It now has 200 employees, and Sandra Kurtzig owns $66.9 million of stock.

Of course, many women who start their own businesses fail, just as men often do. They still face hurdles in the business world, especially problems in raising money; the banking and finance world is still dominated by men, and old attitudes die hard. Most businesses owned by women are still quite small. But the situation is changing; there are likely to be many more Sandra Kurtzigs in the years ahead.

Question 51: What is the main idea of this passage?
A.Women today are better educated than in the past, making them more attractive to the business world.
B.The computer is especially lucrative for women today.
C. Women are better at small business than men are.
D. Women today are opening more business of their own.

Question 52: The word “excluded “ in line 8 is closest meaning to
A. not permitted in
B. often invited to
C. decorators of
D. charged admission to

Question 53: All of the following were mentioned in the passage as detriments to women in the business world EXCEPT
A.Women were required to stay at home with their families.
B. Women lacked ability to work in business.
C.Women faced discrimination in business.
D.Women were not trained in business.

Question 54: in line 10, “that” refers to
A. a woman becomes chairman of the board.
B. Women working hard
C. Women achieving advanced degrees
D. Women believing that business is a place for them.

Question 55: According to the passage, Charlotte Taylor believes that women in 1970s
A. Were unrealistic about their opportunities in business management.
B.Were still more interested in education than business opportunities
C.had fewer obstacles in business than they do today.
D. were unable to work hard enough to success in business.

Question 56: The author mentions the “ shoesbox under the bed” in the third paragraph in order to
A. Show the frugality of women in business
B. show the resourcefulness of Sandra Kurtzig
C. Point out that initially the financial resources of Sandra Kurtzig’s business were limited
D. suggest that the company needed to expand

Question 57: The expression “ keep tabs on “ in line 16 is closest meaning to
A. recognize the appearance of                B. keep records of
C. provide transportation for                      D. pay the salaries of

Question 58: The word “hurdles” in line 21 can be best replaced by
A. fences           B .obstacles           C. questions           D. small groups

Question 59: It can be inferred from the passage that the author believes that business operated by women are small because
A. Women prefer a small intimate setting.
B. Women can’t deal with money.
C. Women are not able to borrow money easily.
D. many women fail at large businesses.

Question 60: The author’s attitude about the future of women in business is
A. skeptical             B. optimistic           C. frustrated              D. negative

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