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ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC LẦN I
TRƯỜNG THPT NGUYỄN TRÃI
NĂM HỌC 2014 – 2015
MÔN: TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút
Mã đề thi 132
Họ, tên thí sinh:..........................................................................
Số báo danh:...............................................................................
I. 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 followings.
Question 1: A. imprudent
Question 2: A. toll
II. 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 3: A. discriminate B. deliberate
Question 4: A. apparent
Question 5: A. specific
III. Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer which
completes each of the following sentences:
Question 6: The knee is _______ most other joints in the body because it cannot twist without
A. more likely to be damaged than
B. more than likely to be damaged
C. likely to be more than damaged
D. to be damaged more than likely
Question 7: Written to be performed on a _______, Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town depicts life
in a small New England community.
A. stage bare of scenery
B. stage scenery of bare
C. bare of stage scenery
D. scenery bare of stage
Question 8: According to some educators, the goal of teaching is to help students learn what
_______ to know to live a well-adjusted and successful life.
A. they need
B. they are needed
C. as the may need
D. do they need
Question 9: The temperature ______ takes place varies widely from material to material.
A. at which they melt B. which melting
C. which they melt
D. at which melting
Question 10: Not until Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave had been completely explored in 1972
A. when was its full extent realized
B. was its full extent realized
C. that its full extent was realized
D. the realization of its full extent
IV. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs
correction in each of the following questions.
Question 11: The best (A) way to eliminate a pest is control (B) the food accessible (C) to it (D).
Question 12: The atmosphere of friendliness in Andalucia (A) is open, warm and gives a welcome
feeling (B) to all who (C) have the good (D) fortune to visit there.
Question 13: With their compound eyes (A), dragonflies can see move insects (B) approximately
(C) 18 feet (D) away.
Question 14: As (A) the Asian economic miracle spreads(B) throughout the Pacific, wage increases
everywhere is (C) affecting millions (D) of consumers.
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Question 15: Artificial (A) intelligence is concerned with designing (B) computer systems that
perform such tasks as reason (C) and learning (D) new skills.
V. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
Question 16: Within an area of only 100 miles, Death Valley sinks to 282 feet below sea level,
while Mount Whitney ______ to a height of 14,494 feet.
Question 17: The cosmopolitan flavor of San Francisco is enhanced by ______ shops and
B. its ethnicity
C. its many ethnic
D. an ethnic
Question 18: Sleeping, resting, and ______ are the best ways to care for a cold.
A. one drink fluids
B. to drink fluids
C. drank fluids
D. drinking fluids
Question 19: Birds all over the world migrate distances up to ______ of miles.
A. a thousand
B. some thousand
Question 20: He was going to ask her but he ______ and said nothing.
A. got his feet wet
B. had feet of clay
C. got cold feet
D. put his feet up
Question 21: ______ human beings have relatively constant body temperature.
A. Alike all mammal B. Like all mammals C. Like all mammal
D. Alike all mammals
Question 22: So far there is no vaccine ______ in sight for the common cold.
A. or curing
B. having cured
C. has cured
D. or cure
Question 23: The Louisiana Territory, an area ______ the size of France, was bought by the United
States from France for $15,000,000 in 1803.
A. is four times as large as
B. four times as large as
C. more than four times
D. than more four times
Question 24: Despite claims that filters and low-tar tobacco make smoking somewhat safer, in fact,
they only marginally reduce, ______ eliminate, the hazards.
Question 25: ______ many of the designs for the new capital were considered lost forever,
Benjamin Banneker helped reproduce the original plans.
A. If as
Question 26: Jill: “No one but you stole my money”
A. Keep silent.
B. Mind your words!
C. Me too.
D. It’s your fault.
Question 27: William Bonney ______ Billy The Kid, was a famous Wild West gunman.
Question 28: Our plans to start our own business seem ______ to failure!
Question 29: Peter: “I think we should go to Hawaii for our honeymoon”
A. I’m glad you like it.
B. The same to you.
C. By all means.
D. You are welcome.
Question 30: Today there are weather satellites that beam down information about the earth’s
atmosphere. In the last two decades, space explortion ______ great contributions to weather
A. is making
C. has made
Question 31: He wrapped all his possessions up in a sheet and carried the ______ on his back.
Question 32: Jim: “Thank you very much for your precious help”
A. Here you are.
C. Good luck.
D. It was the least I could do.
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Question 33: In your teens, peer-group friendships may ______ from parents as the major influence
A. take back
B. take out
C. take over
D. take in
Question 34: I hate ______ formal examinations. I find it so difficult to organise my thoughts in a
Question 35: John tried to eat a large piece of meat too fast and began to ______.
Question 36: You haven’t eaten anything since yesterday afternoon. You ______ be really hungry!
Question 37: The Pyramids are perhaps the most famous of the seven ______ of the ancient world.
Question 38: Jenny is ______ of the mistakes of others.
Question 39: The word processor ______ of a keyboard, a monitor and a printer.
Question 40: You’re not supposed to park on the hard ______ except in an emergency.
VI. Read the following passage taken from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 8th edition
and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the
blanks from 41 to 50.
The Thames is the longest and best-known river in Britain. It is 210 miles/338 kilometres
___(41)___ and flows from the Cotswolds in central England to the North Sea after through London.
Other famous towns on the river ___(42)___ Oxford, Windsor 1, Henley and Greenwich. ___(43)___
bridges across the Thames in London are London Bridge, Tower Bridge and Westminster Bridge.
Large ships can sail ___(44)___ the Thames ___(45)___ London and smaller ones a further 86
miles/138 kilometres. A large area in the east of London was formerly a major port on the river, but
in recent times this Docklands area has been___(46)___.
The Thames Barrier is a large barrier ___(47)___ across the River Thames at Woolwich, east of
London, to prevent London from being flooded. It was completed in 1982 and ___(48) ___ opened in
1984. It consists of ten gates, which ___(49)___ on the bottom of the river when the barrier is not
required. If there is a danger of flooding, the gates rise to form a solid ___(50)___ 50 feet/15 metres
Question 41: A. longevity
Question 42: A. consist
Question 43: A. Well-known B. Unknown
Question 44: A. to
Question 45: A. as long as
B. as soon as
C. as much as
D. as far as
Question 46: A. revitalized B. revamped
Question 47: A. built
C. to build
D. to be built
Question 48: A. legitimately B. formerly
Question 49: A. lie
Question 50: A. fence
VII. 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.
As many as one thousand years ago in the Southwest, the Hopi and Zuni Indians of North America
were building with adobe-sun-baked brick plastered with mud. Their homes looked remarkably like
modern apartment houses. Some were four stories high and contained quarters for perhaps a thousand
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people, along with storerooms for grain and other goods. These buildings were usually put up against
cliffs, both to make construction easier and for defense against enemies. They were really villages in
themselves, as later Spanish explorers must have realized since they called them “pueblos”, which is
Spanish for towns. The people of the pueblos raised what are called “the three sisters”- corn, beans,
and squash. They made excellent pottery and wove marvelous baskets, some so fine that they could
hold water. The Southwest has always been a dry country, where water is scarce. The Hopi and Zuni
brought water from streams to their fields and gardens through irrigation ditches. Water was so
important that it played a major role in their religion. They developed elaborate ceremonies and
religious rituals to bring rain. The way of life of less – settled groups was simpler and more strongly
influenced by nature. Small tribes such as the Shoshone and Ute wandered the dry and mountainous
lands between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. They gathered seeds and hunted small
animals such as rabbits and snakes. In the Far North the ancestors of today’s Inuit hunted seals,
walruses, and the great whales. They lived right on the frozen seas in shelters called igloos built of
blocks of packed snow. When summer came, they fished for salmon and hunted the lordly caribou.
The Cheyenne, Pawnee and Sioux tribes, known as the Plains Indians, lived on the grasslands
between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. They hunted bison, commonly called the
buffalo. Its meat was the chief food of these tribes, and its hide was used to make their clothing and
the covering of their tents and tips.
Question 51: What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The way of life of American Indian tribes in early North America
B. Ceremonies and rituals of American Indians
C. The architecture of early America Indian buildings
D. The movement of American Indians across North America
Question 52: According to the passage, the Hopi and Zuni typically built their homes ______.
A. against cliffs
B. next to streams
C. in valleys
D. on open plains
Question 53: The word “They” refers to ______.
Question 54: It can be inferred from the passage that the dwellings of the Hopi and Zuni were
A. quickly constructed B. difficult to defend C. highly advanced
D. very small
Question 55: The author uses the phrase “the three sisters” refers to ______.
A. important crops
B. rain ceremonies
C. family members
D. Hopi women
Question 56: Which of the following is true of the Shoshone and Ute?
A. They hunted caribou.
B. They did not have many religious ceremonies.
C. They were not as settled as the Hopi and Zuni
D. They built their homes with adobe.
Question 57: According to the passage, which of the following tribes lived in the grasslands?
A. The Shoshone and Ute
B. The Pawnee and Inuit
C. The Cheyenne
D. The Hopi and Zuni
Question 58: Which of the following animals was the most important to the Plains Indians?
A. The buffalo
B. The salmon
C. The caribou
D. The seal
Question 59: The author gives an explanation for all of the following words EXCEPT ______.
Question 60: The author groups North American Indians according to their ______.
A. arts and crafts
B. date of appearance on the continent
C. tribes and geographical regions
D. rituals and ceremonies
VIII. 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 61 to 70.
Harvard University, today recognized as part of the top echelon of the world’s universities, came
from very inauspicious and humble beginnings.
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This oldest of American universities was founded in 1636, just sixteen years after The
Pilgrims landed at Plymouth. Included in the Puritan emigrants to the Massachusetts colony during
this period were more than 100 graduates of England’s prestigious Oxford and Cambridge
universities, and these university graduates in the New World were determined that their sons would
have the same educational opportunities that they themselves had had. Because of this support in the
colony for an institution of higher learning, the General Court of Massachusetts appropriated 400
pounds for a college in October of 1636 and early the following year decided on a parcel of land for
the school; this land was in an area called Newtown, which was later renamed Cambridge after its
English cousin and is the site of the present - day university.
When a young minister named John Harvard, who came from the neighboring town of
Charlestown, died from tuberculosis in 1638, he willed half of his estate of 1,700 pounds to the
fledgling college. In spite of the fact that only half of the bequest was actually paid, the General
Court named the college after the minister in appreciation for what he had done. The amount of the
bequest may not have been large, particularly by today’s standards, but it was more than the General
Court had found it necessary to appropriate in order to open the college.
Henry Dunster was appointed the first president of Harvard in 1640, and it should be noted
that in addition to serving as president, he was also the entire faculty, with an entering freshman class
of four students. Although the staff did expand somewhat, for the first century of its existence the
entire teaching staff consisted of the president and three or four tutors.
Question 61: The main idea of this passage is that _________.
A. John Harvard was key to the development of a great University
B. What is today a great university started out small
C. Harvard University developed under the auspices of the General Court of Massachusetts
D. Harvard is one of the world’s most prestigious universities
Question 62: The passage indicates that Harvard is _________.
A. the oldest university in America
B. one of the oldest universities in the world
C. one of the oldest universities in America
D. the oldest university in the world
Question 63: It can be inferred from the passage that the Puritans who traveled to the Massachusetts
colony were _________.
A. rather undemocratic
B. rather rich
C. rather well educated
D. rather supportive of the English government
Question 64: The underlined pronoun “they” refer to _________.
B. educational opportunities
C. university graduates
D. Oxford and Cambridge universities
Question 65: The “pounds” are probably _________.
A. school campuses
B. types of books
C. college student
D. units of money
Question 66: The “English cousin” refers to a _________.
Question 67: Which of the following is NOT mentioned about John Harvard?
A. How much he bequeathed to Harvard.
B. Where he came from.
C. Where he was buried.
D. What he died of.
Question 68: The underlined word “fledgling” could best be replaced by which of the following?
Question 69: The passage implied that _________.
A. Henry Dunster spent much of his time as president managing the Harvard faculty
B. Henry Dunster was an effective president
C. Someone else really served as president of Harvard before Henry Dunster
D. The position of president of Harvard was not merely an administrative position in the early
Question 70: The underlined word “somewhat” could best replaced by _________.
A. side by side
B. more or less
C. to and from
D. back and forth
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IX. 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 71: Somebody repaired her bicycle last week.
A. She had her bicycle repair last week.
B. She had her bicycle to repair last week.
C. She had to repair her bicycle last week.
D. She had her bicycle repaired last week.
Question 72: The carpet still needs cleaning.
A. The carpet has cleaned.
B. The carpet hasn’t been cleaned yet.
C. The carpet has been cleaned.
D. The carpet hasn’t cleaned yet.
Question 73: They finished their tea and then they left.
A. After they had finished their tea, they left. B. After they had left, they finished their tea .
C. They had left before they finished their tea. D. They finished their tea after they had left.
Question 74: The sandwiches were too stale to eat.
A. The sandwiches were so stale in order to eat.
B. The sandwiches were very stale to be eaten.
C. The sandwiches weren’t fresh enough to eat.
D. The sandwiches weren’t enough fresh to eat.
Question 75: If only I had taken that job in the bank.
A. I regret not take that job in the bank.
B. I regret not taking that job in the bank.
C. I wish I look that job in the bank.
D. I wish I have taken that.
X. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is
CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 76: The 1908 Siberian meteorite explosion brought about considerable depletion of the
northern hemisphere's ozone layer.
A. brought back
B. resulted in
C. was initiated by
D. was caused by
Question 77: A two-thirds majority in Congress is required if a bill is to become law.
Question 78: The Chinese people worship their ancestors.
XI. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is
OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 79: We tried to emphasize a system where you put things in place and hire smart,
Question 80: Constant correction by a teacher is often counterproductive, as the student may
become afraid to speak at all.
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