Đề thi thử Đại học môn Tiếng Anh năm 2011 -4

Môn Thi: ANH VĂN – Khối D đề tham khảo số 4

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Choose the word which has different stress pattern:

  1. A primitive                   B particular                  C continuous               D connected
  2. A intensify                   B summary                   C philosophers                         D instruction
  3. A pressure                   B medical                     C immortal                   D lightning
  4. A language                   B lyrical                       C evidence                   D disadvantage
  5. A sedentary                  B available                   C additional                 D majority

Choose the best option:

  1. _____ is a time that is supported to be free from worries.

A. Child                       B. Childlike                  C. Childish                   D. Childhood

  1. Within a couple of hours, a very important _____ on the new tax policy will be made.

A. announce                B. announcement         C. announcer               D. announcing

  1. One _____ of public transport is its unreliability.

A. benefit                     B. disadvantage           C. harm                        D. drawback

  1. _____ accepting your job offer, I'd like to know a bit more about the company.

A. In advance              B. In order                   C. Until                        D. Before

  1. Let's have a _____ of tennis after lunch if you're not tired, shall we?

A. match                      B. play                                     C. game                        D. party

  1. He played a very important ______ in politics until he was well over 80.

A. scene                       B. job                           C. position                   D. part

  1. The noise from the traffic outside stopped me from _____ to sleep.

A. falling                      B. starting                    C. beginning                D. going

  1. She _____ down completely on hearing of her friend's death.

A. broke                       B. turned.                     C. put                           D. fell

  1. Jack can speak two languages. One is English. _____ is Vietnamese.

A. Other                       B. The other                 C. Another                   D. Others

  1. The manager did not offer her the job because of her untidy _____.

A. sight                        B. view                        C. appearance              D. presence

  1. "Is that a new coat?" "Yes, what _____ it?”

A. are you thinking of B. do you think of        C. is your idea about    D. did you think about

  1. How do you do? ______.

A I'm very fine, thanks             B. Thanks to my mother C. How do you do?    D. With my brother.

  1. The girl _____ is my neighbor.

A. talks to the lady over there.                                     B. is talking to the lady over there

C. was talking to the lady over there                D. talking to the lady over there

  1. ______ with her boyfriend yesterday, she doesn't want to answer his phone call.

A. Having quarreled                                        B. Because having quarreled

C. Because-of she quarreled                           D. Had quarreled

  1. My daughter often says that she won't get married until she _____ 25 years old.

A. is                             B. will be                     C. will have been         D. has been

  1. My father asked me _____ of the film.

A. what did I think       B. what I think                         C. what I thought         D. what I did thought

  1. Everyone in both cars _____ injured in the accident last night, ______?

A were / weren't they   B. was / weren't they    C. was / wasn't he?      D. were / were they

  1. The more he tried to explain, ______ we got

A. the much confused B. the many confusing             C. the more confusing D. the more confused

  1. Not only _____ us light, but it also gives us heat.

A. the sun gives           B. the sun has given     C. has the sun given    D. does the sun give

  1. If you hadn't stayed up so late last night, you ______ sleepy now.

A. wouldn't have felt   B. wouldn't feel           C. wouldn't fell                        D. wouldn't have fallen

 

Read the passage and choose the best answer:

Within the last century the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (26) ____ dramatically, largely (27) ____ people burn vast amounts of fossil fuels - coal and petroleum and its derivatives. Average global temperature also has increased - by about 0.6 Celsius degree within (28) ____ past century.

Atmospheric scientists (29) ____ found that at least half of that temperature increase (30) ____ attributed to human activity. They predict that (31) ____ dramatic action is taken, global temperature will continue (32) ____ by 1 A to 5.8 Celsius degrees over the next century. Although (33) ____ increase may not seem like a great difference, during the last ice age the global temperature (34) ____ only 2.2 Celsius degrees cooler than it (35) ____ presently.

  1. A. has risen                  B. rose                                     C. has raised                D. raised
  2. A. because of               B. although                  C. despite                     D. because
  3. A. a                              B. some                        C. the                           D. any
  4. A. had                          B. have                        C. are                           D. ought to
  5. A. should be                B. is being                    C. had been                 D. can be
  6. A. unless                      B. if                             C. provided                  D. as long as
  7. A. be rising                  B. to rise                      C. to be risen               D. to be rising
  8. A. so much                  B. so                            C. such an                    D. such
  9. A. had been                 B. has been                  C. is                             D. was
  10. A. is                             B. has been                  C. was                          D. will be

 

Read the passage and choose the best answer:

Clean freshwater resources are essential for drinking, bathing, cooking, irrigation, industry, and for plant and animal (36) ____. Unfortunately, the global supply of freshwater is (37) ____ unevenly. Chronic water shortages (38) ____ in most of Africa and drought is common over much of the globe. The (39) ____ of most freshwater supplies - groundwater (water located below the soil surface), reservoirs, and rivers - are under severe and (40) ____ environmental stress because of overuse, water pollution, and ecosystem degradation. Over 95 percent of urban sewage in (41) ____ countries is (42) ____ untreated into surface waters such as rivers and harbors;

About 65 percent of the global freshwater supply is used in (43) ____ and 25 percent is used in industry. Freshwater (44) ____ therefore requires a reduction in wasteful practices like (45) ____ irrigation, reforms in agriculture and. industry, and strict pollution controls worldwide.

  1. A. survive                    B. survived                 C. surviving                 D. survival
  2. A. delivered                 B. distributed               C. provided                  D. given
  3. A. exist                        B. lie                            C. show                       D. l:itay
  4. A. resources                 B. springs                     C. sources                    D. starting
  5. A. increasing                B. growing                   C. climbing                  D. ascending
  6. A. growing                   B. miserable                 C. poverty                    D. developing
  7. A. recharged                B. discharged               C. charged                   D. discharging
  8. A. farming                    B. planting                   C. agriculture               D. growing
  9. A. reservation              B. conservation                        C. preservation                        D. retention
  10. A. ineffective               B. illogical                   C. irrational                  D. inefficient

 

Identify one mistake in the following sentences:

  1. (A) Mined over 2,000 years (B) ago, copper is one of (C) the earliest (D) know metals.
  2. (A) The average adult (B) has got from two (C) to five (D) colds each year.
  3. Computers (A) have made (B) access to information (C) instantly available just (D) by push a few buttons.
  4. Some gorillas (A) beat their chests (B) as an (C) express of (D) high spirits.
  5. Because vitamins (A) contained (B) in a wide (C) variety of foods, people seldom (D) lack most of them.

Choose the best option:

  1. Simon physics at all.

A. was hardly not interested in                                     B. was hardly interested in

C. was hardly not interesting on                      D. was not hardly interested in

  1. If a student ____ it is very unlikely that he will receive a good education.

A. behaves badly arid who is lazy,                   B. who behaves badly and was lazy,

C. who behaves badly and is lazy,                   D. behaves badly and is lazy,

  1. The audience, ____ enjoyed the performance.

A. most of them were students,                                    B. most of whom were students,

C. they were mostly students,                           D. they themselves were students,

  1. The tests .in this. book are arranged ____

A. in order of difficult                                      B. in order of difficulty

C. in orderly difficult                                       D. in the order of difficulty

  1. The success of the play was due to ____

A. the actors and how it was produced                        B. the acting and the production

C. the actors and its production                                   D. how they acted and the production

Choose the correct sentence which has the same meaning as the given one:

  1. It is a pity you didn't tell us about this.

A. I wish you have told us about this.                         B. I wish you would tell us about this.

C. I wish you had told us about this                 D. I wish you would have told us about this.

  1. I've never gone to the car wash before.

A. This is the first time I have had my car washed. B. This is the first time I have washed my car.

C. Never have I washed my car before.                       D. Never has my car been washed.

  1. After he had finished the report, he submitted it to the director.

A. Finishing the report, it was submitted to the director.

B. Having finished the report, it was submitted to the director.

C. Having finished the report, he submitted to the director.

D. Having finished the report, he submitted it to the director.

  1. Jean could not help weeping when she heard the bad news.

A. Jean could not stop herself from weeping at the bad news.

B. Jean could not allow herself to weep at the bad news.

C. Jean could not help herself and so she wept at the bad news.

D. Jean could not help herself because she was weeping.

  1. The best solution was thought of by the monitor.

A. The monitor came up with the best solution.

B. The monitor was good with the best solution.

C. No one could solve the problem except the monitor.

D. The best solution was monitored by the thought.

 

Read the passage and choose the best answer:

In the United States, presidential elections are held in years evenly divisible by four (1888, 1900, 1964, etc.). Since 1840, American presidents elected in years ending with zero have died in office, with one exception. William H. Harrison, the man who served the shortest term, died of pneumonia only several weeks after his inauguration.

Abraham Lincoln was one of four presidents who were assassinated. He was elected in 1860, and his untimely death came just five years later. James A. Garfield, a former Union army general from Ohio, was shot during his first year in office (1881) by a man to whom he wouldn't give a job. While in his second term of office (1901), William McKinley, another Ohioan, attended the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. During the reception, he was assassinated while shaking hands with some of the guests. John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 in Dallas only three years after his election.

Three years after his election in 1920, Warren G, Harding died in office. Although it was never proved, many believe he was poisoned. Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times (1932, 1936, 1940 and 1944), the only man to serve so long a term. He had contracted polio in 1921 and eventually died of the illness in 1945.

Ronald Reagan, who was elected in 1980 and reelected four years later, suffered an assassination attempt but did not succumb to the assassin's bullets. He was the first to break the long chain of unfortunate events. Will the candidate in the election of 2020 also be as lucky?

  1. All of the following were election years EXCEPT ____

A. 1960                       B. 1930                        C.1888                         D.1824

  1. Which president served the shortest term in office?

A. Abraham Lincoln                                        B. Warren G. Harding

C. William McKinley                                       D. William H. Harrison

  1. Which of the following is true?

A. All presidents elected in years ending in zero have died in office.

B. Only presidents from Ohio have died in office.

C. Franklin D. Roosevelt completed four terms as president.

D. Four American presidents have been assassinated.

  1. How many presidents elected in years ending in zero since 1840 have died in office?

A. 7                             B. 5                              C. 4                              D. 3

  1. The word "inauguration" in the first paragraph means most nearly the same as

A. election                                                       B. acceptance speech

C. swearing-in ceremony                                  D. campaign

  1. All of the following presidents were assassinated EXCEPT ____

A. John F. Kennedy                                         B. Franklin D. Roosevelt

C. Abraham Lincoln                                        D. James A. Garfield

  1. The word "whom" in the second paragraph refers to ____

A. Garfield                   B. Garfield's assassin   C. a Union army general D. McKinley

  1. The word "assassinated" in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to

A. murdered                 B. decorated                C. honored                   D. sickened

  1. In the third paragraph, "contracted" is closest in meaning to ____

A. communicated about B. developed                         C. agree about              D. notified

  1. How long did Warren G, Harding work as a president?

A. 2 years                    B. 3 years                     C. 4 years                     D. 4 years

 

Read the passage and choose the best answer:

After inventing dynamite, Swedish-born Alfred Nobel became a very rich man. However, he foresaw its universally destructive powers too late. Nobel preferred not to be remembered as the inventor of dynamite, so in 1895, just two weeks before his death·, he created a fund to be used for awarding prizes to people who had made worthwhile contributions to humanity. Originally there were five awards: literature, physics, chemistry, medicine, and peace. Economics was added in 1968, just sixty-seven years after the first awards ceremony.

Nobel's original legacy of nine million dollars was invested, and the interest on this sum is used for the awards which vary from $30,000 to $125,000.

Every year on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel's death, the awards (gold medal, illuminated diploma, and money) are presented to the winners. Sometimes politics plays an important role in the judges' decisions. Americans have won numerous science awards, but relatively few literature prizes.

No awards were presented from 1940 to 1942 at the beginning of World War 11. Some people have won two prizes, but this is rare; others have shared their prizes.

  1. The word "foresaw" in the first paragraph is nearest in meaning to __

A. prevailed                 B. postponed               C. prevented                D. predicted

  1. The Nobel prize was established in order to ___

A recognize worthwhile contributions to humanity      B. resolve political differences

C. honor the inventor of dynamite                               D. spend money

  1. In which area have Americans received the most awards?

A Literature                 B. Peace                       C. Economics               D. Science

  1. All of the following statements are true EXCEPT

A. Awards vary in monetary value

B. ceremonies are held on December 10 to commemorate Nobel's invention

C. Politics plays an important role in selecting the winners

D. A few individuals have won two awards

  1. In how many fields are prizes bestowed?

A. 2                             B. 5                              C.6                               D. 10

  1. It is implied that Nobel's profession was in ____

A economics                B. medicine                  C. literature                  D. science

  1. In the first paragraph, "worthwhile" is closest in meaning to ___

A. economic                B. prestigious               C. trivial                       D. valuable

  1. How much money did Nobel leaves for the prizes?

A. $30,000                  B. $125,000                 C. $155,000                 D. $9,000,000

  1. What is the main idea of this passage?

A. Alfred Nobel became very rich when he invented dynamite.

B. Alfred Nobel created awards in six categories for contributions to humanity.

C. Alfred Nobel left all of his money to science

D. Alfred Nobel made a lasting contribution to humanity

  1. The word "legacy" in the second paragraph means most nearly the same as ____

A. legend                     B. bequest                    C. prize                        D. debt

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KEY:

  1. 1.A
  2. 2.B
  3. 3.C
  4. 4.D
  5. 5.A
  6. 6.D
  7. 7.B
  8. 8.B
  9. 9.D
  10. 10.C
  11. 11.D
  12. 12.D
  13. 13.A
  14. 14.B
  15. 15.C
  16. 16.B
  17. 17.C
  18. 18.D
  19. 19.A
  20. 20.A
  1. 21.C
  2. 22.B
  3. 23.D
  4. 24.D
  5. 25.B
  6. 26.A
  7. 27.D
  8. 28.C
  9. 29.B
  10. 30.D
  11. 31.A
  12. 32.B
  13. 33.C
  14. 34.D
  15. 35.A
  16. 36.D
  17. 37.B
  18. 38.A
  19. 39.C
  20. 40.A
  21. 41.D
  22. 42.B
  23. 43.A
  24. 44.B
  25. 45.D
  26. 46.D
  27. 47.B
  28. 48.D
  29. 49.C
  30. 50.A
  31. 51.B
  32. 52.D
  33. 53.B
  34. 54.D
  35. 55.C
  36. 56.C
  37. 57.A
  38. 58.D
  39. 59.A
  40. 60.A
  41. 61.B
  42. 62.D
  43. 63.D
  44. 64.A
  45. 65.C
  46. 66.B
  47. 67.B
  48. 68.A
  49. 69.B
  50. 70.B
  51. 71.C
  52. 72.A
  53. 73.A
  54. 74.B
  55. 75.B
  56. 76.A
  57. 77.D
  58. 78.C
  59. 79.A
  60. 80.B