SỞ GD-ĐT THÁI BÌNH
TRƯỜNG THPT NGUYỄN TRÃI
ĐỀ THI KHẢO SÁT LẦN I (2019 - 2020)
MÔN: TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 1. A. student B. hotel C. village D. cancer
Question 2. A. national B. entertain C. volunteer D. Vietnamese
Question 3. A. collect B. prevent C. offer D. insist
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 4. A. channel B. massage C. collapse D. balance
Question 5. A. homemaker B. horrible C. honesty D. honeymoon
Question 6. A. wool B. tool C. moon D. soon
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 7. If one type of manufacturing expands, it is like that another type will shrink considerably.
A. expands B. like C. another D. considerably
Question 8 . The Internet helps us to interact to people all around the world.
A. helps B. to C. all around D. us
Question 9. Where Earth has one moon, the plane called Mars has two small ones.
A. Where B. Earth C. called D. ones
Question 10 . Economy is heavy dependent on industry, and economic growth has always been of greater concern than environmental preservation.
A. heavy dependent B. of greater concern C. environmental preservation D. has
Question 11. Although the sun is shining now, but it isn’t very warm.
A. the B. shining C. but D. very
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word/phrase CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word in each of the following questions.
Question 12. Your room is so cluttered. You should tidy it up immediately.
A. messy B. clean C. confined D. unique
Question 13. It was obvious to everyone that the every child should be well-treated.
A. significant B. unclear C. evident D. frank
Question 14. Crime rates tend to fluctuate with the seasons, with much higher rates in the winter than in the summer.
A. go up and down B. stay the same C. accelerate D. decrease
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning tothe underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 15. Many people perished in the Kobe earthquake because they were not prepared for it.
A. declined B. survived C. suffered D. died
Question 16. She had to leave because she didn’t see eye to eye with her boss.
A. agree B. disagree C. approve D. support
Question 17. The natives were very angry when the foreigners came to their country and took over their land.
A. members B. migrants C. locals D. tourists
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the best answer to each of the following questions.
Walt Disney was born in 1901 in Chicago, but soon moved to a small farm near Marceline, Missouri. From this rural and rather humble beginning, he later became one of the most famous and beloved motion-picture producers in history. Although he died in 1966, his name and artistic legacy continue to influence the lives of millions of people throughout the world.
After several years of barely making ends meet as a cartoon artist operating from his Los Angeles garage, Disney had his first success in 1928, with his release of a Mickey Mouse cartoon. Throughout the next decade, he continued to produce a number of cartoons, and develop more of his highly profitable and enduring creations, such as Donald Duck and Pluto. In the late 1930s, he issued a full-length cartoon film. Snow White became an instant commercial and critical success. This was only the first of many films, both animated and not, produced by Disney and his studio.
But as renowned as Disney name is for cartoons and movies, it is probably best known for a string of spectacular amusement and theme parks. Starting with California’s Disneyland in 1955 and culminating with the fantastically successful Disney World and EPCOT Center in Florida, Disney became a household name. In recent years, the theme park concept became international, with openings in Tokyo and Paris. With the continuing success of Disney, the creation of future theme park is under discussion.
Question 18. Which of the following is the title for the passage?
A. The history of Disney World and Disneyland. B. Walt Disney’s Boyhood Years.
C. Walt Disney and his Legacy. D. Walt Disney and Animated Cartoons
Question 19. The word “humble” in bold in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to ______.
A. boring B. shy C. simple D. excellent
Question 20. What is the author’s attitude toward the accomplishments of Walt Disney?
A. critical B. respectful C. ambivalent D. doubtful
Question 21. In paragraph 2 “barely making ends meet” in bold is closest in meaning to ______.
A. meeting personal failure B. not making much money
C. trying new businesses D. producing only a few cartoons
Question 22. The word “enduring” in bold in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ______.
A. lasting B. suffering C. famous D. difficult
Question 23. The word “renowned” in bold in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ______.
A. possessed B. talked about C. useful D. well-known
Question 24. It can be inferred from the passage that ______.
A. Snow White was Disney’s most successful film
B. Disney created cartoon movies and “non cartoon” movies
C. the Tokyo theme park is in financial difficulty
D. the California theme park is now closed
Question 25. The word “concept” in bold in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ______.
A. idea B. location C. birth D. demand
Question 26. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE?
A. Disney’s first achieved success after his death
B. Mickey Mouse was Disney’s only cartoons creation
C. Snow White was the first full-length cartoon film
D. Disney’s first concern was always profitability
Question 27. In future years it is most likely that ______.
A. the Disney name will stay well–known B. Disney will produce only cartoons
C. the remaining theme parks will also close D. the Paris theme park will become successful
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, orD on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
Why did you decide to read, and will you keep reading to the ___28___? Do you expect to understand every single part of it and will you remember anything about it in a fortnight’s ___29___? Common sense suggests that the answers to these questions depend on “readability”- whether the ___30___ matter is interesting, and the argument clear and the layout ___31___. But psychologists are trying to ___32___ why people read – and often don’t read certain things, for example technical information. They also have examined so much the writing as the readers.
Even the most technically confident people often ___33___ instructions for the video or home computer in favor of hands- on experience. And people frequently take little notice of consumer information, whether on nutritional labels or in the small print of contracts. Psychologists researching reading ___34___ to assume that both beginners and competent readers read everything put in front of them from start to finish. There are ___35___ among them about the role of eyes, memory and brain during the process. Some people believe that fluent readers take in very letter or word they see; ___36___ insist that readers rely ___37___ memory or context to carry them from one phrase to another. But they have always assumed that the reading process is the same: reading starts, comprehension occurs, then reading stops.
Question 28. A. end B. finish C. last D. final
Question 29. A. time B. period C. term D. gap
Question 30. A. content B. text C. subject D. topic
Question 31. A. attraction B. attractively C. attractive D. attracts
Question 32. A. rate B. value C. determine D. ensure
Question 33. A. ignore B. pass C. miss D. omit
Question 34. A. lead B. tend C. undertake D. consent
Question 35. A. contests B. objections C. separations D. arguments
Question 36. A. other B. another C. others D. the other
Question 37. A. of B. to C. on D. in
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the best answer to each of the following questions.
FAMILY LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES
Family life in the United States is changing. Fifty or sixty years ago, the wife was called a “housewife”. She cleaned, cooked, and cared for the children. The husband earned the money for the family. He was usually out working all day. He came home tired in the evening, so he did not do much housework. And he did not see the children very much, except on weekends.
These days, however, more and more women work outside the home. They cannot stay with the children all day. They, too, come home tired in the evening. They do not want to spend the evening cooking dinner and cleaning up. They do not have time to clean the house and do the laundry. So who is going to do the housework now? Who is going to take care of the children?
Many families solve the problem of housework by sharing it. In these families, the husband and wife agree to do different jobs around the house, or they take turns doing each job. For example, the husband always cooks dinner and the wife always does the laundry. Or the wife cooks dinner on some nights and the husband cooks dinner on other nights.
Then there is the question of the children. In the past, many families got help with child care from grandparents. Now families usually do not live near their relatives. The grandparents are often too far away to help in a regular way. More often, parents have to pay for child care help. The help may be a babysitter or a day-care center. The problem with this kind of help is the high cost. It is possible only for couples with jobs that pay well.
Parents may get another kind of help from the companies they work for. Many companies now let people with children work part-time. That way, parents can spend more time with their children. Some husbands may even stop working for a while to stay with the children. For these men there is a new word: they are called “househusbands”. In the USA more and more men are becoming househusbands every year.
These changes in the home mean changes in the family. Fathers can learn to understand their children better, and the children can get to know their fathers better. Husbands and wives may also find changes in their marriage. They, too, may have a better understanding of each other.
Question 38. Sixty years ago, most women ______.
A. went out to work B. had no children
C. did not do much housework D. were housewives
Question 39. Nowadays, there are ______.
A. more women going out to work than before
B. more and more women staying with the children all day
C. more work outside the home than before
D. more housewives than before
Question 40. In the past, why did men play with their children at weekend?
A. Because he his task B. Because loved his children then
C. Because he didn’t have to go towork then. D. Because he knew how to play with them then.
Question 41. The word “laundry” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ______.
A. tidying up B. cooking and washing up C. washing and ironing D. shopping
Question 42. It can be inferred from paragraph 4 that______.
A. grandparents can help care the children in a regular way
B. couples with low-paid jobs can’t afford the cost of a babysitter or a day-care center
C. all couples with jobs can pay for help from a babysitter or a day-care center
D. in the past, grandparents did not help the couples with child care
Question 43. The word “they” in paragraph 5 refers to ______.
A. husbands who stop working to stay with the children
B. fathers who spend more time with their children
C. parents who work part-time
D. children who spend more time with fathers than mothers
Question 44. The word “househusbands” in paragraph 5 refers to ______.
A. the man going out for work B. the man staying with his family
C. the man doing household chores D. the man marrying a woman
Question 45. The changes in the American home mentioned in this passage may ______.
A. help families B. not happen
C. cause problems for a marriage D. not change the children at all
Question 46. This article is about ______.
A. American men as househusbands B. housewives in America
C. how more American women are working D. how family life in America is changing
Question 47. According to the passage, all the things affect the change, EXCEPT?
A. the income in the family B. the responsibility in the family
C. the parents’ habits D. the role of spouses
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.
Question 48. Tom: Hello, I’d like to speak with Mrs Smith. Betty: ______
A. Who are you? B. Hang on, please, I will put you through.
C. Sure. D. Of course you can.
Question 49. Ann: I did my test badly. Mary: This test isn’t important. ______.
A. Nothing to remember B. Don’t take it to heart C. I’m sorry D. Long time no see
Question 50. Kay: You are so kind to help me. Thanks. John: ______.
A. It’s my pleasure B. No way C. I’d rather you didn’t D. It’s out of the question
Question 51. Lucy: You look really nice in that red dress! Sue: ______
A. A. Don’t mention it. B. How dare you? C. I’m afraid so. D. Thank you.
Question 52. Candy: It’s time to say good bye. Hope to see you later. Kate: ______.
A. It’s been nice meeting you B. It’s nice to meet you
C. Good morning D. Excuse me
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 53. The garden looks very nice. I can see many beautiful flowers in the garden.
A. The garden, where I can see many beautiful flowers, looks very nice.
B. The garden, which I can see many beautiful flowers, looks very nice.
C. The garden, to see many beautiful flowers, looks very nice.
D. The garden I can see many beautiful flowers looks very nice.
Question 54. You should take regular exercise instead of sitting in front of the television all day.
A. Sitting in front of the television all day and taking exercise is advisable.
B. Don't take regular exercise, just sit in front of the television all day instead.
C. Sitting in front of the television all day helps you take regular exercise.
D. Taking regular exercises is better than sitting in front of the television all day.
Question 55. The teacher has done his best to help all students. However, none of them made any effort on their part.
A. The teacher has done his best to help all students, then, none of them made any effort on their part.
B. Although the teacher has done his best to help all students, none of them made any effort on their part.
C. Because the teacher has done his best to help all students, none of them made any effort on their part.
D. If the teacher has done his best to help all students, none of them made any effort on their part.
Question 56. Although he was able to do the job, he wasn't given the position.
A. He was given neither the job nor the position.
B. Because be couldn’t do the job, he wasn’t given the position.
C. He got the position despite being unable to do the job.
D. The position wasn’t given to him in spite of his ability to do the job.
Question 57. “Are you going to the cinema with us tonight, Susan ?” asked her friends
A. Susan’s friends asked her whether she went to the cinema with them that night.
B. Susan’s friends asked her if she was going to the cinema with them that night.
C. Susan’s friends would like to invite her to go to the cinema with them that night.
D. Susan’s friends would rather her went to the cinema with them that night.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the option that best completes each of the following questions.
Question 58. The Internet has enabled most people ______.
A. to get contact in a matter of moments.
B. because they get contact in a matter of moments.
C. to be getting contact in a matter of moments.
D. so that it helps in a matter of moments.
Question 59. It was not until he was ten ______.
A. that he could speak B. could he speak
C. when he could speak D. when he was able to speak
Question 60. If he pays attention to the teacher, ______.
A. he’ll understand the lectures
B. he’d understand the lectures
C. he’d have understood the lectures
D. he understood the lectures
Question 61. ______, the boy felt very disappointed.
A. Punished by his parents B. His parents had punished
C. Having punished by his parents D. His parents punished him
Question 62. Tommy didn’t revise his lessons, ______.
A. it resulted in his bad marks B. which resulted in his bad marks.
C. that resulted in his bad marks D. they resulted in his bad marks
Read the following passage and mark the letter A., B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
Question 63. The school was closed for a month because of serious ______ of fever.
A. outcome B. outburst C. outset D. outbreak
Question 64. The amount will be paid to everyone regardless ______ whether they have children or not.
A. about B. off C. to D. of
Question 65. Never let strangers come into our house, ______?
A. do you B. won’t you C. will you D. don’t you
Question 66. I hope you can ______ yourself when you go abroad.
A. look up B. look down on C. look after D. look for
Question 67. He feels very ______ because the continuous line of traffic was moving at a snail’s pace through the town.
A. annoyed B. annoying C. annoy D. annoyance
Question 68. You should not only respect the people you like but you should respect the ones you don’t like ______.
A. as well B. but also C. too D. either
Question 69. We thought the figures were correct. ______, we have now discovered some errors.
A. However B. Otherwise C. So D. Because
Question 70. My friends have just moved to a new flat in a residential area in the ______ of Paris.
A. farms B. outside C. suburbs D. side
Question 71. You are being thoroughly ______ in refusing to help him overcome his difficulties.
A. reasonable B. necessary C. unnecessary D. unreasonable
Question 72. Can you tell me who ______ the responsibility for checking passports are?
A. brings B. holds C. takes D. does
Question 73. The preparation ______ by the time the guest arrived.
A. have finished B. had been finished
C. had finished D. have been finished
Question 74. Don’t use the information in your presentation. It’s ______.
A. out of work B. out of order C. out of date D. out of stock
Question 75. While everybody else in our class prefers working in groups, Mina likes working ______.
A. on herself B. on her own C. of her own D. in herself
Question 76. The number of unemployed people ______ recently.
A. is increasing B. has increased C. have increased D. increase
Question 77. Fancy ______ you in the centre of London!
A. met B. meet C. to meet D. meeting
Question 78. Jack has bought some paint. He ______ his room.
A. has painted B. will paint C. is being painted D. is going to paint
Question 79. The house damaged by the storm ______ recently.
A. has been rebuilt B. has rebuilt C. rebuilt D. was rebuilt
Question 80. The man is badly injured. He should be taken to ______ hospital immediately.
A. the B. a C. an D. θ