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ĐỀ THI THỬ THPT QUỐC GIA NĂM 2016 MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH Đề: A11 Thời gian: 90 phút PHẦN TRẮC NGHIỆM: (8 điểm) Find the word that has its underlined part pronounced differently from the other three words in each question. Question 1. A. recipe B. slice C. strip D. bribe Question 2. A. famous B. favorite C. favor D. familiar Question 3. A. nervous B. worry C. birthday D. third Question 4. A. brush B. rush C. push D. crush Question 5. A. character B. chemistry C. scholar D. chapter Find the word with the stress pattern different from that of the other three words in each question Question 6. A. calculator B. intelligent C. impossible D. American Question 7. A. economics B. material C. delicious D. unpopular Question 8. A. inference B. reference C. inferior D. redundancy Question 9. A. mechanic B. memorial C. machine D. mechanism Question 10. A. pastime B. teenager C. orchestra D. rehearse Choose the best answer (A, B, C, or D) from four alternatives Question 11. She ____ for her parents’ support during her university education, but she preferred to work part-time and support herself. A. should have asked B. could have asked C. must have asked D. ought to ask Question 12. According to a study, women blink almost twice ________ men. A. more than B. as much as C. many more D. so much that Question 13. We are a very close- __________ family. A. love B. knit C. good D. modern Question 14. When young Americans first go to university, many of them join a fraternity or Sorority, social organizations for male and female students_____ A. respectively B. certainly C. orderly D. consequently Question 15. Spectators are reminded that it is _______ to take photos during the match. A. prevented B. restricted C. forbidden D. banned Question 16. ____my personal qualities, I have experience of working in a multi-national company for three years. A. Beside B. In addition C. Instead of D. Apart from Question 17. During our stay in Venice, we bought a ________ bottle. A. glass lovely perfume B. lovely glass perfume C. lovely perfume glass D. glass perfume lovely Question 18. My arm hurts so much I felt sure I________ it. A. should have broken B. must have broken C. was breaking D. have broken Question 19. Wildlife ________ are concerned about the environment. A. scientists B. activists C. members D. protectors Question 20. “Where is my bag?”. - “________” A. There it is B. There is it C. Here you are D. Here are you Question 21. The conference was organized for all of the _______ in the city . A . history teachers B. historical teachers C . historic teachers D . historian teachers Question 22. It’s high time we _______ something about the pollution. A. did B. had done C. made D. had made Question 23. ________ my complaint to the manager, the waiter was sacked. A. Thanks to B. Despite C. Without D. Because of Question 24. I _______ my hand to draw her attention but she took no _______ of me. A. waved/ notice B. shook/ noticed C. waved/ attention D. shook/ attention Question 25. Neither of them will be treated preferentially, ________ ? A. won’t they B. will they C. won’t them D. will them Question 26. She asked for a second ________ as it tasted so good. A. plate B. course C. dish D. helping Question 27. Manchester United _______ an easy victory _______ Chelsea in yesterday’s match. A. earned/ over B. gained/ over C. earned/ at D. gained/ at Question 28. These days everybody is aware _______ the danger of smoking. A. up B. of C. on D. with Question 29. Sally is so successful because she has complete confidence ________ herself A. at B. of C. in D. for Question 30. You’d better take his proposal _______ before _______ your final decision. A. by surprise/ making B. by surprise/ doing C. into account/ making D. into account/ doing Read the passages and the questions. Then choose A, B, C, or D that you think fits best The modern comic strip started out as ammunition in a newspaper war between giants of the American press in the late nineteenth century. The first full-color comic strip appeared January 1894 in the New York World, owned by Joseph Pulitzer. The first regular weekly full-color comic supplement, similar to today’s Sunday funnies, appeared two years later, in William Randolph Hearst’s rival New York paper, the Morning Journal. Both were immensely popular and publishers realized that supplementing the news with comic relief boosted the sale of papers. The Morning Journal started another feature in 1896, the “Yellow Kid”, the first continuous comic character in the United States, whose creator, Richard Outcault, had been lured away from the World by the ambitious Hearst. The “Yellow Kid” was in many ways a pioneer. Its comic dialogue was the strictly urban farce that came to characterize later strips, and it introduced the speech balloon inside the strip, usually placed above the characters’ heads. The first strip to incorporate all the elements of later comics was Rudolph Dirks’s “Katzenjammer Kids”, based on Wilhelm Busch’s Max and Moritz, a European satire of the nineteenth century. The “Kids” strip, first published in 1897, served as the prototype for future American strips. It contained not only speech balloons, but a continuous cast of characters, and was divided into small regular panels that did away with the larger panoramic scenes of earlier comics. Newspaper syndication played a major role in spreading the popularity of comic strips throughout the country. Though weekly colored comics came first, daily black-and-white strips were not far behind. The first appeared in the Chicago American in 1904. It was followed by many imitators, and by 1915 black-andwhite comic strips had become a staple of daily newspapers around the country. Question 31. In what order does the author discuss various comic strips in the passage? A. In alphabetical order by title. B. In the order in which they were created. C. According to the newspaper in which they appeared. D. From most popular to least popular. Question 32. According to the passage, the “Yellow Kid” was the first comic strip to do all of the following EXCEPT____. A. feature the same character in each episode B. include dialogue inside a balloon C. appear in a Chicago newspaper D. characterize city life in a humorous way Question 33. The word “prototype” is closest in meaning to ___________. A. story B. humor C. drawing D. model Question 34. The word “staple” is closest in meaning to __________. A. regular feature B. popular edition C. new version D. huge success Question 35. The word “incorporate” is closest in meaning to __________ . A. affect B. create C. combine D. mention Question 36. Why does the author mention Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst? A. They established New York’s first newspaper. B. They published comic strips about the newspaper war. C. Their comic strips are still published today. D. They owned major competitive newspapers. Question 37. The word “it” refers to ____________. A. the “Yellow Kid” B. dialogue C. farce D. balloon Question 38. The passage suggests that comic strips were popular for which of the following reasons? A. They provided a break from serious news stories. B. Readers enjoyed the unusual drawings. C. Readers could identify with the characters. D. They were about real-life situations. Question 39. To say that Richard Outcault had been “lured away from” the World by Hearst means which of the following? A. Hearst convinced Outcault to leave the World. B. Hearst fired Outcault from the World. C. Hearst warned Outcault not to leave the World. D. Hearst wanted Outcault to work for the World. Question 40. What does the passage mainly discuss? A. A comparison of two popular comic strips. B. The differences between early and modern comic strips. C. The effects of newspapers on comic strip stories. D. Features of early comic strips in the United States. Read the passages and the questions. Then choose A, B, C, or D that you think fits best AMERICAN FOOTBALL The American type of football was developed in the 19th century from soccer and rugby football. Played by professionals, amateurs, college, high schools, or young children, football in American is one of the most popular sports besides basketball and baseball. It attracts millions of fans each fall and people are very supportive of their favourite teams. The football playing field of today is rectangular in shape and measures 100 yards long and 53.5 yards wide. White lines are painted on the playing field to mark off the distances to the end zone. The games is divided into four quarters, each fifteen minutes long. The first two quarters are known as the first half. There is a rest period between two halves which usually last about fifteen minutes. Each team has eleven players. Each team has offensive players (play when the team has possession of the ball) and defensive players ( play when the other team has the possession of the ball). Because of the body contact players have during the game, helmets are worn to protect their head and face area, whereas pads are worn to protect the shoulders, arms, and legs. Also, there are officials carrying whistles and flags to make certain that the rules of the game are followed during the game. The football is made of leather and is brown in colour. It is shaped much like an oval and has white rings near each end of the football.. These rings help the players see the ball when it is thrown or someone is running with it. The eight stitches on the top of the football help the players to grip the ball when throwing or passing. The most famous game of the year is Super Bowl that is played in January or February. It is televised around the world and is watched by millions of people each year. Question 41. The word “grip” in the passage means to __________ . A. hold something tightly B. detect something C. take something away D. avoid something Question 42. What do pads help the players to protect? A. the whole body B. their heads C. their faces D. their legs and arms Question 43. Playing American football is the most similar to playing __________. A. basketball B. Baseball C. rugby football D. volleyball Question 44. When is the most famous football game annually? A. January B. February C. in the fall D. January or February Question 45. What shape id the football today? A. rectangular B. circle C. oval D. triangle Question 46. What do officials do during the game of football? A. Build up excitement among the fans B. spectate the game C. supervise the game D. take up tickets Question 47. As mentioned in the text, who are most active when their team has the ball? A. the fans B. offensive players C. defensive players D. the officials Question 48. Which is the most popular sport in the US? A. American football B. Soccer C. Rugby football D. It’s not mentioned Question 49. How long is the break between the second and the third quarter? A. Exactly 10 minutes B. Around 10 minutes C. Exactly 15 minutes D. Around 15 minutes Question 50. Why are there white rings on each end of the football? A. to mark off the distances to the end zone B. to help players score C. to help players run D. to help players see the ball Read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space (51)____ history, women have always aimed for the recognized place in (52)____. Guided by their own (53)____ of knowledge and expertise, women like Marie Curie in science, Mary Wollstonecraft in literary writing, Simone de Beauvois in philosophical existentialist debate, and Marie Stopes in medicine, to name a few, have brought about (54)____ awareness of the role of the women in any walks of life. These women have helped redefine and (55)____ the nature of women’s place in society. Today the (56)____ of global women’s organizations and the impact of women’s contributions (57)____ society show that progress has been made and the progress in furthering the role of women in society has been some benefit to the (58 )____ woman. It is true to say that not all women have the same need. The need of the woman who stays at home and (59)_____ children will differ widely from the woman who works outside. Nonetheless, in the extensive field of equal opportunities, it would be good to know that access in given to both with equal measure according to the true value of respective abilities. It also would be good to know that the woman at home is recognized as a valued (60)____ of society just as much as the one who deals on business outside the home. Question 51. A. Throughout B. Among C. During D. Upon Question 52. A. social B. society C. socialize D. socialist Question 53. A. region B. farm C. path D. field Question 54. A. a B. an C. the D. no article Question 55. A. gain B. encourage C. consolidate D. force Question 56. A. right B. spread C. limit D. belief Question 57. A. on B. for C. with D. at Question 58. A. own B. private C. individual D. personal Question 59. A. rises B. raises C. increases D. lifts Question 60. A. party B. competitor C. partner D. member Identify the underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct Question 61. At the beginning radios cost many more than they are today A B C D Question 62. John as well as his family members enjoy their life in the city. A B C D Question 63. Gemstones are usually bright, color, opaque or transparent minerals found in the rocks. A B C D Question 64. The number of people who survived the Titanic shipwreck in 1912 were quite small. A B C D PHẦN TỰ LUẬN: (2 điểm) I. Rewrite the following sentences using the words given so that it means exactly the same as the first sentence. 1. It’s a pity I can’t go to the game next Saturday. (wish)  I _________________________________________ 2. Do I have to fill in any forms? (necessary)  Is _________________________________________ 3. I only found out the truth because I heard the two of them talking. (found)  If I _________________________________________ 4. It is necessary that I post this letter tonight. (need)  I _________________________________________ 5. This food is so good that I’m going to have some more. (such)  This _________________________________________ II. Topic: Do we really need to have a good boss? _________THE END_________ ĐỀ THI THỬ THPT QUỐC GIA NĂM 2016 MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH Đề: A12 Thời gian: 90 phút PHẦN TRẮC NGHIỆM: (8 điểm) Đọc kỹ đoạn văn và chọn phương án đúng (A, B, C hoặc D)cho mỗi chỗ trống: In the world today, particularly in the two most industrialized areas, North America and Europe, recycling is big news. People are talking about it, practicing it, and discovering new ways to be sensitive to the environment. Recycling means finding was to use products a second time. The motto of the recycling movement is “ Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. The first step is to reduce garbage. In stories, a shopper has to buy products in blisters packs, boxes and expensive plastic wrappings. A hamburger from a fast food restaurant comes in lots of packaging: usually paper, a box and a bag. All that packaging is wasted resources. People should try to buy things that are wrapped simply, and reuse cups and utensils. Another way to reduce waste is to buy high-quality products. When low quality appliances break, many customers throw them away and buy new ones- a loss of more resources and more energy. For example, if a customer buys high-quality appliance that can be easily repaired, the manufacturer receives an important message. In the same way, if a customer chooses a product with less packaging, that customer sends an important message to manufacturers. To reduce garbage, the throwaway must stop. The second step is to reuse. It is better to buy juices and soft drinks in returnable bottles. After customers empty the bottles, they can return them to the store. The manufacturers of the drinks collect the bottles, wash them, and then fill them again. The energy that is necessary to make new bottles is saved. In some parts of the world, returning bottles for money is a common practice. In those places, the garbage dumps have relatively little glass and plastic from throwaway bottles. The third step is being environmentally sensitive is to recycle. Spent motor oil can be cleaned and used again. Aluminum cans are expensive to make. It takes the same amount of energy to make one aluminum can as it does to run a color TV set for three hours. When people collect and recycle aluminum (for new cans), they help save one of the world‟s precious resources. Câu 1: What is the main topic of the passage____. A. what is involved in the recycling movement B. what people often understand about the term “recycle” C. how to live sensitive to the environment. D. how to reduce garbage disposal. Câu 2: What does the word “sensitive” in the phrase “sensitive to the environment” mean____. A. responding B. logical C. cautious D. friendly Câu 3: People can do the following to reduce waste EXCEPT____. A. buy high-quality product B. buy fewer hamburgers C. buy simply-wrapped things D. reuse cups Câu 4: Why is it waste and customers buy low-quality products? A. Because they have to be repaired many times B. Because they produce less energy. C. Because customers change their ideas all the time. D. Because people will soon throw them away Câu 5: What is the best describes the process of reuse? A. The bottles are collected, washed, returned and filled again. B. The bottles are collected, returned filled again and washed. C. The bottles are filled again after being returned, collected and washed. D. The bottles are washed, returned, filled again and collected. Câu 6: The garbage dumps in some areas have relatively little glass and plastic because____. A. each returned bottle is paid. B. people are ordered to return bottles C. not many bottles are made of glass or plastic D. returned bottles are few Câu 7: The word “practice” is closest in meaning to _________ A. drill B. exercise C. deed D. belief Câu 8: What are the two things mentioned as examples of recycling? A. Hamburgers wrappings and spent motor oil. B. TV set and aluminum cans C. Aluminum cans and spent motor oil. D. Aluminum cans and plastic wrappings . Câu 9: The energy used to make a can is _______the energy used to run a color TV set for 3 hours. A. more than B. less than C. as much as D. not worth being compared to. Câu 10: The word “precious” is closest in meaning to_______. A. natural B. substantial C. first D. invaluable Chọn phương án (A, B, C hoặc D) ứng với từ/ cụm từ có gạch chân cần phải sửa trong các câu sau: Câu 11: These Japanese cars are all too expensive for we to buy at this time. A B C D Câu 12: People are not allowed to enter the park after midnight because lack of security. A B C D Câu 13.Every country has their own traditions, some of which have existed for centuries. A B C D Câu 14: Lights can travels from the Sun to the Earth in eight minutes and twenty seconds. A B C D Câu 15: It‟s difficult to find others workers who are willing to work such long hours. A B C D Chọn phương án (A, B, C hoặc D) ứng với từ có phần gạch chân có cách phát âm khác với ba từ còn lại trong mỗi câu: Câu 16: A. wasted B. knocked C. helped D. danced Câu 17: A. shower B. shout C. arrow D. allow Câu 18: A. increase B. cheat C. creation D. mean Câu 19: A. blame B. exchange C. danger D. anger Chọn phương án (A, B, C hoặc D) để hoàn thành các câu sau: Câu 20: The city center was crowded______ tourists. A. with B. up C. in D. of Câu 21: ________Mr John Smith is old, he still goes jogging every day. A. So that B. Although C. In spite of D. Because Câu 22: Jack London wrote several_____ novels on adventure. A. interest B. interesting C. interested D. interestingly Câu 23: She didn‟t tell me why she_____ to school the day before. A. didn‟t come B. doesn‟t come C. hadn‟t come D. hasn‟t come Câu 24: Don‟t worry. They will do the job as_____ as possible. A. economically B. economical C. economic D. economy Câu 25: “Have you______ traveled to New York” - “Yes, ________” A. once/ once B. yet/ never C. never/never D. ever/once Câu 26: The government have tried to____ the price of petro, but they failed. A. get over B. bring on C. bring down D. put in Câu 27:Never_________such a magnificent firework display. A. have I seen before B. before have I seen C. have before seen I D. have before I seen Câu 28: The mother is very ________about the health of her little son. A. concerned B. careful C. nervous D. confused Câu 29: I have had such important decisions_____ for the last three months. A. to make B. to do C.to give D. to put Câu 30:________back to her home town, Julia Robert found everything new and attractive. A. On arriving B.As she arrives C. When arrived D. On arrival Câu 31: If you book in advance you will______ certainly have a better table at our restaurant. A. mostly B. the most C. almost D. most Câu 32: Mexico is the most popular vacation_____ for people from the United States. A destination B. departure C. target D. connection Câu 33: David: “Thanks for your help, Mary”. Mary: “__________” A. Wish you B. It‟s my pleasure C. Never remind me D. With all my heart Câu 34:Although _________satisfied with the contract, the officials hesitatingly agreed to sign it. A. completion B. complete C. completed D. completely Đọc kỹ đoạn văn và chọn phương án đúng (A, B, C hoặc D)cho mỗi chỗ trống: Our eyes and ears might be called transformers because they sense the light and sound around us and turn them into electrical impulses that the brain can interpret. These electrical impulses that have been transformed by the eyes and ears reach the brain and are turned into messages that we can interpret. For the eye, the process begins as the eye admits light waves, bends them at the cornea and lens, and then focuses them on the retina. At the back of each eye, nerve fibers bundle together to form optic nerves, which join and then split into two optic tracts. Some of the fibers cross so that part of the input from the right visual field goes into the left side of the brain, and vice versa. The process in the ear is carried out through sensory cells that are carried in fluid- filled canals and that are extremely sensitive to vibration. Sound that is transformed into electricity travels along nerve fibers in the auditory never. These fibers form a synapse with neurons that carry the messages to the auditory cortex on each side of the brain. Câu 35. According to the author, we might call our eyes and ears “transformers” because: A. They sense light and sound C. The create electrical impulses. B. The brain can interpret the input D. The messages travel in the brain. Câu 36. Which of the following is closet in meaning to the word “admits”? A. Focuses on B. Interprets C. Let‟s in D. Selects Câu 37. What does the first word „ them” refer to ? A. Eyes and ears B. Light and sound C. Transformers D. Electrical impulses Câu 38. The word “bundle” could best be replaced by which of the following? A. Group B. Grow C. Branch D. Settle Câu 39. The word “split” is closest in meaning to which of the following? A. Tear B. Crack C. Fracture D. Separate Câu 40. What does the second word “them” in line 6 refer to ? A. Light waves B. vessels C. Eyes D. Messages Câu 41. According to the passage, when input from the right visual field goes into the left side of the brain, what happen? A. The nerve fibers bundle together B. The optic nerves split C. The retina receives light waves D. Input from the left field goes to the right side. Câu 42. The phrase “carried out” could be best be replaced by which of the following? A. Brought over B. Taken away C. Accomplished D. Maintained Câu 43. Which of the following is most similar to the word “vibration”? A. Sound B. Movement C. Light D. Heat Câu 44. According to the passage, optic nerves eventually____. A. Bend B. Split C. Admit light waves D. Become messages Đọc kỹ đoạn văn và chọn phương án đúng (A, B, C hoặc D)cho mỗi chỗ trống: Scientists are making new _(45)_about the universe all the time. Every day, we read about new _(46)_ that they say will have a huge _(47)_on our everyday lives. In a few years‟ time, everyone will _(48)_a mobile phone, have an email _(49)_and know _(50)_ to surf the Internet. The jobs of people like postmen and even teachers will _(51)_change completely or disappear. Most _(58)_will be computer based. One of the most basic _(52)_ for getting a job is to be able to use computer. In the future, if you can‟t use a computer you will be _(53)__. Câu 45.A. creations B. journeys C. inventions D. discoveries Câu 46. A. techniques B. finds C. facts D. inventions Câu 47. A. effect B. result C. change D. different Câu 48. A. hold B. take C. own D. owe Câu 49. A. computer B. letter C. address D. direction Câu 50. A. what B. how C. which D. whose Câu 51. A not. B. also C. neither D. either Câu 52. A. lessons B. classrooms C. studying D. educations Câu 53. A. qualifications B. occupations C. training D. experiences Câu 54. A. illegal B. illiterate C. illegible D. illogical Chọn phương án (A, B, C hoặc D) ứng với từ có trọng âm chính rơi vào âm tiết có vị trí khác với ba từ còn lại: Câu 55: A. average B. encourage C. departure D. financial Câu 56: A. career B. ancient C. request D. machine Câu 57: A. creative B. sensitive C. ambitious D. attentive Câu 58: A. director B. professor C. reporter D. manager Câu 59: A. collective B. refusal C. exercise D. abundant Chọn phương án (A, B, C hoặc D) ứng với câu có nghĩa gần nhất với mỗi câu cho sẵn sau đây: Câu 61: John is fat because he eats so many chips. A. Being fat, John eats so many chips. B. If John didn‟t eat so many chips, he would not be fat. C. John is fat though he eats so many chips. D. If John doesn‟t eat so many chips, he will not be fat. Câu 62: People say he won a lot of money on the lottery. A. He was said to win a lot of money on the lottery. B. He is said that he won a lot of money on the lottery. C. He is said to have won a lot of money on the lottery. D. He won a lot of money on the lottery, it is said Câu 63: He asked me where I had bought those English books. A. He said to me “Where did you buy these English books?”. B. He asked me “Where did I buy those English books?”. C. He said to me “Where I bought these English books?”. D. He asked me “Where had I bought those English books?”. Câu 64: No sooner had he been appointed to the post than the new director fell ill. A. Immediately after his appointment to the post, the new director fell ill. B. The new director had no sooner been appointed to the post when he fell ill. C. After the new director fell ill, he had been appointed to the new post. D. Because he had been appointed to the post, the new director fell ill. PHẦN TỰ LUẬN: (2 điểm) I. Rewrite the following sentences using the words given so that it means exactly the same as the first sentence. 16. Could you give me some advice? (like)  I _________________________________________ 17. “Please don‟t smoke in the house.” she said to us. (to)  She _________________________________________ 18. “Why didn‟t you mention the problem before?” I asked them. (had)  I asked them _________________________________________ 19. You are unfit because you don‟t do enough exercise. (would)  If _________________________________________ 20. I bought myself some good new clothes. I need them for my new job. ( which)  I bought _________________________________________ II. Topic: Is a child better brought up in the countryside or in the city? ________THE END_________ ĐỀ THI THỬ THPT QUỐC GIA NĂM 2016 MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH Đề: A13 Thời gian: 90 phút PHẦN TRẮC NGHIỆM: (8 điểm) Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 1 to 10. Experiments have proved that children can be instructed in swimming at a very early age. At a special (1) ___ in Los Angeles, children become expert at holding their (2)____ under water even before they can walk. Babies of two months old do not appear to be reluctant to enter the (3)____.It is not long before they are so accustomed to (4)____ that they can pick up weights from the (5)___ of the pool. A game that is very popular with these young (6)____ is the underwater tricycle race. Tricycles are lined up on the floor of the pool seven feet under (7)____. The children compete against each other to reach the other end of the (8)____.Many pedal their tricycles, but most of them prefer to push or drag them. Some children can cover the whole length of the pool (9) ___ coming up for breath even once. Whether they will ever become future Olympic champions, only time will tell. Meanwhile, they should encourage those among us who cannot swim five yards (10) ___ they are gasping for air. Question 1: A. swimming pool B. church C. stadium D. park Question 2: A. clothes B. breath C. hands D. heads Question 3: A. swimming pool B. water C. house D. club Question 4: A. jogging B. talking C. swimming D. walking Question 5: A. top B. side C. base D. floor Question 6: A. swimmers B. football- layers C. singers D. coaches Question 7: A. age B. ground C. water D. sun Question 8: A. sea B. pool C. lake D. river Question 9: A. owing to B. by C. with D. without Question 10: A. before B. after C. when D. as soon as 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 11 to 20. History books record that the first film with sound was The Jazz Singer in 1927. But sound films, or "talkies", did not suddenly appear after years of silent screenings. From the earliest public performances in 1896, films were accompanied by music and sound effects. These were produced by a single pianist, a small band, or a full-scale orchestra; large movie theatres could buy- sound-effects machines. Research into sound that was reproduced at exactly the same time as the pictures – called "synchronized sound" – began soon after the very first films were shown. With synchronized sound, characters on the movie screen could sing and speak. As early as 1896, the newly invented gramophone, which played a large disc carrying music and dialogue, was used as a sound system. The biggest disadvantage was that the sound and pictures could become unsynchronized if, for example, the gramophone needle jumped or if the speed of the projector changed. This system was only effective for a single song or dialogue sequence. In the "sound-on-film" system, sounds were recorded as a series of marks on celluloid which could be read by an optical sensor. These signals would be placed on the film alongside the image, guaranteeing synchronization. Short feature films were produced in this way as early as 1922. This system eventually brought us "talking pictures". Question 11: The passage is mainly about the______. A. history of silent movies B. disadvantages of synchronized sound C. development of sound with movies D. research into sound reproduction Question 12: According to the passage, films using sound effects were screened______ A. before 1896 B. as early as 1896 C. as early as 1922 D. in 1927 Question 13: The word "screenings" is closest in meaning to ______ . A. projections B. revelations C. demonstrations D. diversions Question 14: Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a producer of sound to accompany movies? A. a jazz singer B. a single pianist C. a small band D. a gramophone Question 15: It can be inferred that______ . A. most movie theatres had a pianist B. sound-effects machines were not common because they were expensive C. orchestras couldn't synchronize sound with pictures D. gramophones were developed about the same time as moving pictures Question 16: According to the passage, gramophones were ineffective because they ______. A. got out of synchronization with the picture B. were too large for most movie theatres C. were newly invented and still had imperfections D. changed speeds when the needle jumped Question 17: The word "sequence" is closest in meaning to ______. A. interpretation B. progression C. distribution D. organization Question 18: The phrase "these signals" refers to______. A. sounds B. series C. marks D. sensors Question 19: According to the passage, sound-on-film guaranteed synchronization because the recording was____. A. made during the filming of the picture B. read by an optical sensor C. inserted beside the image on the film D. marked on the gramophone Question 20: Short feature films produced as early as 1922 ______ . A. were recorded by optical sensors B. put musicians out of work C. were only effective for dialogue sequences D. preceded talking pictures 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 21 to 30. Today's cars are smaller, safer, cleaner, and more economical than their predecessors, but the car of the future will be far more pollution-free than those on the road today. Several new types of automobile engines have already been developed that run on alternative sources of power, such as electricity, compressed natural gas, methanol, steam, hydrogen, and propane. Electricity, however, is the only zero-emission option presently available. Although electric vehicles will not be truly practical until a powerful, compact battery or other dependable source of current is available, transportation experts foresee a new assortment of electric vehicles entering everyday life: shorter-range commuter electric cars, three-wheeled neighborhood cars, electric delivery vans, bikes, and trolleys. As automakers work to develop practical electrical vehicles, urban planners and utility engineers are focusing on infrastructure systems to support and make the best use of the new cars. Public charging facilities will need to be as common as today's gas stations. Public parking spots on the street or in commercial lots will need to be equipped with devices that allow drivers to charge their batteries while they stop, dine, or attend a concert. To encourage the use of electric vehicles, the most convenient parking in transportation centers might be reserved for electric cars. Planners foresee electric shuttle buses, trains, buses, and neighborhood vehicles all meeting at transit centers that would have facilities for charging and renting. Commuters will be able to rent a variety of electric cars to suit their needs: light trucks, one-person three-wheelers, small cars, or electric/gasoline hybrid cars for longer trips, which will no doubt take place on automated freeways capable of handling five times the number of vehicles that can be carried by a freeway today. Question 21:. The following electrical vehicles are all mentioned in the passage except ______ A. vans. B. trains. C. planes. D. trolleys. Question 22: The author's purpose in the passage is to ______ A. criticize conventional vehicles. B. support the invention of electric cars. C. narrate a story about alternative energy vehicles. D. describe the possibilities for transportation in the future. Question 23: The passage would most likely be followed by details about ______ A. automated freeways. B. pollution restrictions in the future. C. the neighborhood of the future. D. electric shuttle buses. Question 24:. The word "compact" in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to ______ A. long-range. B. inexpensive. C. concentrated. D. squared. Question 25: In the second paragraph the author implies that ______ A. a dependable source of electric energy will eventually be developed. B. everyday life will stay much the same in the future. C. a single electric vehicle will eventually replace several modes of transportation D. electric vehicles are not practical for the future. Question 26: According to the passage, public parking lots of the future will be ______ A. more convenient than they are today. B. equipped with charging devices. C. much larger than they are today D. as common as today's gas stations. Question 27: The word "charging" in this passage refers to ______ A. electricity. B. credit cards. C. aggression. D. lightning. Question 28: The word "foresee" in this passage could best be replaced with ______ A. count on. B. invent. C. imagine. D. rely on. Question 29: The word "commuters" in paragraph 4 refers to ______ A. daily travelers B. visitors C cab drivers. D. shoppers. Question 30:. The word "hybrid" in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to ______ A. combination. B. hazardous. C. futuristic. D. automated. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction. Question 31: I couldn't give the teacher the summary of the lesson until Julia whispered some words into his ears. A B C D Question 32: Those who have never been abroad is eager to see how different the other cultures are. A B C D Question 33: I will have you to know how bad your behaviour is. A B C D Question 34: Peter has gone on a sailing course in spite being unable to swim A B C D Question 35: You have unnecessary sent me the copies of the files which have been sorted out. A B C D Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions. Question 36: The students were slow to catch ______ but gradually they began to understand. A. in B. on C. away D. out Question 37: The soldier was punished for_____ to obey his commanding officer’s orders. A. refusing B. regretting D. objecting D. resisting Question 38: She’ll be a millionaire by the time she ______ forty. A. is B. was C. will be D. is going to Question 39: ______the rise in unemployment, people still seem to be spending more. A. Nevertheless B. Meanwhile C. despite D. Although Question 40: Their flat is decorated in a ______ combination of color. A. tasteful B. sweet C. delicious D. tasty Question 41: I wish you ______ stop interrupting me whenever I speak. A. will B. would C. did D. might Question 42: This ring is made of plastic so it is quite ______. A. valuable B. invaluable C. worthless D. priceless Question 43: You can’t enter this camp without ______ from the General. A. control B. a demand C. a permit D. an allowance Question 44: Tony’s boss doesn’t want him to ______ a habit of using the office phone for personal calls. A. make B. do C. have D. increase Question 45: She ______ her husband’s job for his ill health. A. accused B. blamed C. caused D. claimed Question 46: He ______ the bowl of soap all over the table- cloth. A. stained B. spilt C. scatted D. set Question 47: It’s time we ______ this old car and bought new one. A. will sell B. had sold C. have sold D. sold Question 48: As ______ as I know, we have not received a bill for the new computer. A. much B. long C. soon D. far Question 49: The project was rejected because of ______ funds. A. unavailable B. inconsiderable C. incomplete D. insufficient Question 50: She is ______ to leave as soon as possible. A. cautious B. anxious C. worried D. nervous Question 51: Ann agreed to stay behind; she was used to ______ late. A. working B. have worked C. work D. being worked Question 52: We look everywhere but the intruder was nowhere ______ A. to see B. seen C. to be seen D. having seen Question 53: I haven’ time to speak to him now, you’ll have to put him ______ A. off B. back C. aside D. away Question 54:. Nobody seems to be ______ control of these children. A. under B. over C. with D. in Question 55: The coins are ______ to be over a thousand years old. A. described B. said C. told D. mentioned Question 56: I bought this grammar book______ I could not go over all the things we have studied this year. A. that B. so that C. seeing that D. so far as Question 57: You know I’ll always stand ______ you if you are in trouble. A. by B. with C. for D. up Question 58: Hair colour is one of ____ characteristics to be used in identifying people. A. the most obviously B. most obvious C. obviously the most D. the most obvious Question 59: I would appreciate it _______ what I have told you a secret. A. you can keep B. that you kept C. you will keep D. if you kept 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 60: A. obtain B. neglect C. necessary D. mature Question 61: A. material B. magnificent C. considerable D. literature Question 62: A. investigate B. introduce C. guarantee D. generation Question 63: A. gather B. fortune C. abandon D. temperate Question 64: A. separate B. satellite C. satisfy D. routine PHẦN TỰ LUẬN: (2 điểm) I. Rewrite the following sentences using the words given so that it means exactly the same as the first sentence. 1. People all over the country have helped the poor people in the flood region.  The poor people_________________________________________________ 2. It’s cold in the morning, so the children go to school in heavy clothes.  Because of_________________________________________________ 3. David has read a lot of books, however, he cannot find a good solution.  Although_________________________________________________ 4. It isn't necessary to finish the work today.  You don't _____________________________________________________ 5. Hai finally managed to get a job  Hai finally succeeded____________________________________________ II. Topic: What are the factors to enable a longer life? ------------- THE END ---------- ĐỀ THI THỬ THPT QUỐC GIA NĂM 2016 MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH Đề: A14 Thời gian: 90 phút PHẦN TRẮC NGHIỆM: (8 điểm) Select the best choice to complete each of the following sentences which have one missing word or phrases. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C) or (D) on your answer sheet. Question 1. John: “Could I just do it right now?”Jane: “________” A. Yes, you could. B. Why not? Go ahead. C. Not for me. D. Yes, let’s. Question 2. I’m really sleepy today. I wish I ________ Bob to the airport late last night. A. weren’t taking B. hadn’t had to take C. didn’t have to take D. didn’t take Question 3. The more effect you put in this project, ________________. A. the more satisfying you are B. the more satisfied are the results C. the more satisfied the results are D. the more satisfying the results are Question 4. Inexperienced ________, she can know the way of operating that system. A. even though she is B. as she may be C. she may be though D. as she might Question 5. Alice didn’t expect_________ to Bill’s party. A. asking B. being asked C. to ask D. to be asked Question 6. It was announced that neither the passengers nor the driver ______ in the crash. A. was injured B. are injured C. has been injured D. were injured Question 7. My new glasses cost me _______ the last pair I bought last month. A. more than three times B. three times as much as C. more three times than D. as much three times as Question 8. The ministry refused to ________ the figures to the press. A. release B. leak C. show D. add Question 9. Steve _______ his chances of passing by spending too much time on the first question. A. threw out B. threw off C. threw away D. threw in Question 10. Mr. Jones gave his sons some money to _______ them up in business. A. get B. set C. put D. make Question 11. _______ comes a time when you have to make a decision and stick to it. A. It B. Therefore C. There D. That Question 12. James had, _______, saved the manuscript of his first novel from the burning house. A. lastly B. at last C. lately D. at least Question 13. The lawyer insisted that his client _______ never have been arrested in the first place. A. should B. must C. ought D. would Question 14. As they came under heavy fire, the captain ordered his men to _______. A. fall away B. fall back C. fall over D. fall out Question 15. Can you take ______ of the shop while Mr. Bentall is away? A. management B. running C. charge D. operation Question 16. Government should _______ international laws against terrorism. A. bring up B. bring about C. bring in D. bring back Question 17. _______ sighting an approaching car, some drivers tend to speed up. A. When slowing down instead of B. Instead when slowing down at C. When instead of slowing down D. Instead of slowing down when Question 18. Ballet dancers, _______ actors, must spend many hours a day practicing before a performance. A. like B. the like C. the same D. same as Question 19. More ivory obtained from elephants in Africa _______ those in Asia. A. rather than B. more than C. than from D. as well as Question 20. You _______ out yesterday without a coat. No wonder you caught cold. A. shouldn’t have gone B. haven’t gone C. hadn’t gone D. mustn’t have gone There are four words in each question. One word has primary stress pattern which is different from that of the others. Select the word and mark the letter (A), (B), (C) or (D) on your answer sheet. Question 21. A. tuberculosis B. incompetently C. enthusiastic D. familiarity Question 22. A. adolescence B. necessary C. inventory D. comparable Question 23. A. supervisor B. innovative C. alternative D. monetary Question 24. A. intimacy B. generator Question 25. A. contributor B. preferential C. military C. advantageous D. laboratory D. ingenuity There is one mistake among four underlined words or phrases in each of the sentences. Find the mistake and mark the letter (A), (B), (C) or (D) on your answer sheet. Question 26. According to a World Resources Institute report, a significant part of forest acreage disappear each year. Question 27. The earliest known artworks were done by cavemen which used a mixture of clay, chalk, and burned wood and bones. Question 28. Because of its ability to survive close to human habitations, the Virginia deer has actually increased their range and numbers. Question 29. Because Washington is a district and not a state, its residents have less rights than other citizens. Question 30. A 1971 U.S. government policy not only put warnings on cigarette packs but also banning television advertising of cigarettes. Read the following passage extracted from www.lifecho.com by Nicoleta Cramaruc and select the best answer to each question below. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C) or (D) on your answer sheet. Traditional education creates, in time, an incomplete image on family’s gender roles. From generation to generation children interiorize theirs parent’s model known as “separated world’s myth” – a wife and a mother only cooking ,doing laundry and taking care of the child “contrasting” with a husband and a father working or fixing different things. According to this mentality each partner has established responsibilities in private and public life that other one couldn’t take over. Changing traditional gender roles seems to be difficult not because woman or man don’t have the necessary skills for other one’s tasks but because everyone carries on a symbol of his “world”. Society’s evolution especially on woman valorization redefines gender roles promoting a woman more active, ambitious and independent and a man more emotional and involved in household tasks. Women of our days have more liberty to choose between the “family model” – these ones are being more obedient and anchored in tradition (the feminine type) and the “feminist model” – who’s priority is the career (the anti-feminine type) or the middle model adopted by the “double career” type of woman – profession and family. On the base of any of these choices are variables like social-status, race, education level, culture’s values etc. We are assisting to a reprioritization of woman needs and so professional success became more interesting and even attractive than family one probably because it brings something new. Women are motivated to choose the career by elements as the wish for financial independency, the need to prove her capacities, to open and better integrate in modern society and the possibility to control and not being only controlled. All this reasons offer her a psychological equilibrium. Most of the men consider women’s career as a conflict source having arguments like: women will neglect theirs family attributions, the imminent change of man’s authority, his incertitude concerning the professional competition and the risk to deteriorate the marital relation. Even at first side man and children are felling the stress generated by the new status of woman, she’s living an interior conflict as well. Woman need to understand her need for self-accomplishment but the remains of traditional mentality still affect her modern vision. So our children should make a difference on gender roles perspective but we are in a vicious circle because every family is raising their kids for a passed time, influenced by their own mentality and resistance to change. The main idea is that both women and men should consider this role’s exchange like a challenge and also accept that a man as well as a woman can do anything with willing. Question 31. What does the reading passage mainly discuss? A. Children’s perspective on the discrimination. B. The domination of men’s roles over women’s. C. Gender roles in modern society. D. The interior conflicts in women’s roles over men’s. Question 32. In the first paragraph, the phrase “separated world’s myth” refers to_______. A. children’s opinions on their world which is also their family B. children’s false view on the different and unexchangeable roles of their parents C. children’s thoughts on their mothers’ domination roles over their fathers. D. children’s ideas on what responsibilities their parents should be take charge of Question 33. What is the main idea of the second paragraph? A. Men’s and women’s roles cannot be easily exchanged since their lack of necessary skills. B. In the development of society, men becomes more involved in household chores while women are more active and independent. C. The exchange between men’s and women’s roles turns out challenging because of an invisible default. D. Society’s evolution is unlikely to happen due to the constancy of men’s and women’s roles. Question 34. Which of the following words can best replace the word “anchored in” in the third paragraph? A. conflicted with B. attached to C. accustomed to D. connected with Question 35. What does the word “one” in paragraph four refer to? A. reprioritization B. success C. woman D. need Question 36. Which of the followings is NOT mentioned as one of the women’s needs for reprioritization? A. The need to manage their own lives on their own earnings. B. The need to show their abilities in order to be recognized by the public. C. The need of integration into modern society. D. The need to possibly bring something new. Question 37. In the fifth paragraph, what does the author imply by saying “she’s living an interior conflict as well”? A. The remains of traditional mentality still affect women’s modern vision. B. Women still do not know how to manage the conflicts with men. C. The opposition from their husbands and children is so strong that women cannot overcome it. D. Men and children always feel the stress with the domination of women’s roles. Question 38. The word “deteriorate” in the fifth paragraph can be best replaced by __________. A. worsen B. reduce C. devastate D. decline Question 39. What does the write advise people to do by this reading passage? A. Children should be taught about their particular roles when they are young. B. Men and women have to understand their roles with satisfaction. C. Men and women roles’ exchange is impossible and children should understand it with willing. D. Children should learn that society’s evolution is no good for men at all. Question 40. Who may possibly write this passage? A. An anthropologist B. A historian C. A professor D. A psychologist There is one word missing from each space of the passage. Choose the correct answer to complete the text. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C) or (D) on your answer sheet. CAREERS Work should be a meaningful and (41) ____ part of one’s life. The (42) ___ of a career is, therefore, one of the most serious decision anyone can (43)____. It is important to take in consideration your (44)____ and personal preferences. For instance, adventurous people who enjoy an outdoor life shouldn’t choose a (45) ____ in an office. If you like to work alone, you shouldn’t look for employment which requires working with the public. If you enjoy working with people, you may like a career in a (46) _____ such as human resources. You should (47) ______ about finding out as much as possible about intended career before you finish your education. It may take time to (48) _____ for the career you want. Don’t accept a job if you haven’t got a clue what your working conditions will be or how much you can expect to (49) _____. Future disappointment can be avoided by talking to professionals with (50) _____ in the career you are interested in as well as visiting different companies and institutions. Question 41. A. comfortable B. productive C. exported D. efficient Question 42. A. thought B. advice C. choice D. interest Question 43. A. do B. set C. have D. make Question 44. A. facilities B. skills C. references D. contracts Question 45. A. work B. job C. pension D. business Question 46. A. branch B. department C. workplace D. firm Question 47. A. set B. work C. look D. find Question 48. A. run B. practise C. train D. learn Question 49. A. bring B. earn C. obtain D. win Question 50. A. reputation B. employment C. experience D. experiment Choose the answer that is the best combination of the sentences in each question. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C) or (D) on your answer sheet. Question 51. Societies doubted about women’s intellectual ability. Therefore, they could not get access to education. A. Women’s intellectual ability was doubted about due to their lack of education. B. Not getting access to education, societies showed their uncertainty to women’s intellectual ability. C. The denial of education to women was caused by societies’ doubt about their intellectual ability. D. Failure to get access to education resulted in the doubt about women’s intellectual ability. Question 52. Humans must be directly involved in saving endangered species. Or else, they will immediately die out. A. Endangered species are at immediate risk of extinction unless there is direct human intervention. B. In case humans are involved in protecting endangered species, they will immediately die out. C. Humans’ direct involvement will probably make it possible for endangered animals to die out. D. Had humans been not involved in protecting endangered species, they would have immediately disappeared. Question 53. It is popularly known that smoking is a real danger to people’s health. However, getting rid of it seems a big challenge for addicts. A. However hard it is to give up smoking, people know that smoking is really dangerous for smokers’ health. B. Addicts find it difficult to stop smoking despite that it is really dangerous for people’s health. C. The danger from smoking is popularly understood though addicts find it impossible to give it up. D. Much as most people are aware of the real danger of smoking, heavy smokers cannot get rid of it easily. Question 54. Influenza broke out last week. As a result, half of the children were away from school then. A. Haft of the children have been away from school since influenza broke out. B. Due to an outbreak of influenza, half of the children were absent from school last week. C. That half of the children were away from school last week was a cause to spread out influenza. D. Because influenza broke out last week so half of the children were absent from school. Question 55. The confidential documents were locked carefully in the safe by the manager. No one is allowed to have access to it without his permission. A. The confidential documents were locked carefully in the safe so as that no one can have access to it. B. Without the manager’s allowance, no one can take a look at the confidential documents locked carefully in the safe. C. The manager locked the confidential documents carefully in the safe to avoid people’s access to it without his permission. D. The documents were too confidential to keep carefully in the safe, so the manager allows no one to have access to it without his permission. Read the following passage extracted from www.asiatravel.com and select the best answer to each question below. Then mark the letter (A), (B), (C) or (D) on your answer sheet. Culture Shock is not something that people generally get on a holiday but as soon as your boss calls you into the office and says "Hi John, we value you so much we want you to head our Hong Kong operations!" you really need to start thinking about the implications and how you are going to avoid this condition. It is not so much as a life threatening disease, but it can lead to some very serious problems if you do not take a few precautions. Culture shock is definitely a serious condition that needs to be watched, and checked upon. I personally have suffered from it on numerous occasions and sleep deprivation, mood swings, and depression are all in there. Travelling to a new destination with unusual habits and traditions can be a very traumatic experience. A little research before you leave will help tremendously but the most important thing is to actually leave with an open mind. A lot of people fly off without any research and expect things to be done in exactly the same way and at the same speed as they were at home. Well this just isn't going to happen. And it is very important to try to understand the culture religion and people of the country that you are travelling to. The culture shock selection of books are a very good starting place, but one that you will not really understand fully until you are actually in the country mingling with the locals. One interesting point of this can be found in the book Culture Shock Thailand. Thai people are among the nicest people in the world but it is a very different world from, let's say, the UK. The book explains a good deal about Thai culture and traditions and it explains how Thais smile their way out of an embarrassing situation and look down on those that don't. The book then puts this into a couple of different examples to try to ensure that the reader understands. One such example is that if you are walking down the street and someone throws dirty water over you from a doorway, you should smile at the person that did this, showing your forgiveness. This should help clear the air and the person will most likely go out of their way to help you clean up. Imagine this happening in London! Thais shy away from confrontation, and this is one of the many aspects that make them such a happy and kind nation. If as an expatriate you are moving to a country with severe Culture Shock such as perhaps Cambodia, or Vietnam, then even more research would be needed. Nowadays you can possibly do a lot more research than ever with the growth of the internet. You can see pictures of pretty much every destination in the world and even read restaurant, hotel and bar reviews without having even left your office. It is also advisable to stay away from a lot of the other expats especially before you leave and while after you arrive in the destination. A lot of expats can be very negative about a country, even though they continue to stay there and this is not something that you need when you have just travelled half way around the world. Instead, leave with an open mind and make your own judgments about the place after you have started to understand it a little. One of the biggest causes, though, of Culture Shock is language. It will make an enormous amount of difference to you if you learn a little or as much as possible of the local language before you leave. Take up classes and practice it as much as you can; if you are studying Thai, eat out at Thai restaurants and try to practice your Thai. This small step will make your life a lot simpler and will also give you immediate respect when you arrive in the foreign country, not to mention open many new doors. If you show an interest in the other person’s language and culture they will show an interest in you. If you are being relocated by your company, try to find out a little about the living conditions in that country and the package that the company offers you. Will they supply you with hotel accommodation or will you be straight into an apartment or house? Are you given a housing allowance and allowed to choose the accommodation yourself? Will the company pay the deposits that the landlord requires? Will you have maids? What about a car? How many return trips will you have a year to your home country? Will they be in economy or business class? What about your family rights - the wife - the husband - the children? How long is the posting for? Will the company pay for repatriation due to illness, or unemployment? Do they have limits to the amount of furniture that you can send over but most importantly bring back? Will they cover these charges? Do they have any restrictions as to how you send these things? Do they offer you insurance that is suitable for the country that you are travelling to? When you arrive it is important to fit in, get a feel for the place, the smells and the sounds. I would suggest just walking for a day or two experiencing the mystique of the new land you have just discovered. After a while when you are feeling a little more at home join a club, and make friends socially outside of your regular work patterns, and try to meet and befriend as many locals a you can, so that you will really get a deeper understanding of where you and most probably appreciate the differences in culture a lot more. Culture Shock basically comes from a lack of understanding and built up anxiety, and can be caused by the most minute things, building up. One time in Hong Kong a colleague seemed to be literally screaming at the waitress in Cantonese, I was very anxious and asked what was wrong, my colleague looked very confused as to why I was asking the question and she simply replied that she was ordering some water! All in all every expat has had his or her bad days, and there are times you just want to get on a plane and fly back, however these days are minimal compared to the fun, and amazing discoveries that you will make. Once you are bitten by the spirit and feeling of adventure you are about to embark on, you will have more difficulty believe it or not, returning "home" than you imagined especially the longer you stay away. Question 56. What is the main idea of the reading passage? A. Travelling abroad has some specific negative effects on your feelings due to culture shock. B. It is believed that every expat is certain to encounter culture shock during the overseas trip. C. There are always some things one can do to get over anger and confusion when traveling abroad. D. There is no point in worrying about culture shock in other countries since it is not as serious as people thought. Question 57. It can be inferred from the third paragraph that __________ A. people’s expectation that the destination country will bear the similarity to their home one is useless. B. Most of the countries have unusual habits as one characteristic to help building up culture shock. C. More research should be carried out before the trip so as to avoid understanding unusual habits in a new country. D. People should be open-minded since what they are going to experience will not have much difference to that in their country. Question 58. Which of the following can best replace the word “traumatic” in the third paragraph? A. fantastic B. upsetting C. unavoidable D. resembling Question 59. According to the passage, what should people do when Thais cause some annoyance to them? A. Buy a book called Culture Shock Thailand to learn more about the trouble. B. Try to talk to them about the problem in order to clear the air. C. Clean up yourself and continue to walk down the street so as not to have any trouble with them. D. Give them a smile and be tolerant of the situation. Question 60. What does the writer advise people to do when they arrive in a new country? A. People should arrange a short trip a few days earlier in order to get accustomed to restaurants, hotels and bars in the new place. B. It’s best not to talk to people who arrived there since they may give irrelevant and negative comments. C. People should make their own judgements right before the trip. D. People should understand the new place a little by staying away from expats because of their negative points. Question 61. What does the word “it” in the sixth paragraph refer to? A. culture shock B. difference C. classes D. language Question 62. It can be inferred from the seventh paragraph that ___________ A. Shelters should be first considered when people have plans to travel to a country. B. Being aware of the situation in which you live and other services is essential for people’s abroad relocation. C. As soon as people are relocated by their company, they should ask themselves some necessary questions in order to prepare for culture shock. D. People should look down on the offers from the company for the relocation since all questions have already been dealt with. Question 63. Which of the following phrases can best replace the word “fit in” in the eighth paragraph? A. become involved B. feel the similarity C. control feelings D. see the point Question 64. In the last paragraph, what does the writer mean by saying “you will have more difficulty believe it or not, returning "home" than you imagined especially the longer you stay away”? A. Once people underwent culture shock, they would find it hard to leave the destination country due to its extreme annoyance. B. People would like to stay longer to understand more about the culture shock since they think it is more interesting than annoying. C. Culture shock is inevitable and may cause people to want to return home since the longer people stay the more trouble they have. D. The difficulty in returning home will make people stay longer in the destination country than you expected. PHẦN TỰ LUẬN: (2 điểm) I. Rewrite the following sentences using the words given so that it means exactly the same as the first sentence. 1. Although he had a good salary, he was unhappy in his job.  In spite______________________________________________ 2. I'm sorry that I didn't finish my homework last night.  I wish_________________________________________________ 3. Reading scientific books is one of my interests.  I'm_______________________________________________________ 4. I’ve never seen a girl as beautiful as that girl.  That is_________________________________________________ 5. I don’t have any hats as cheap as this hat.  This hat is_________________________________________________ II. Topic: Do we really need to be good at team-working? __________THE END__________ ĐỀ THI THỬ THPT QUỐC GIA NĂM 2016 MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH Đề: A15 Thời gian: 90 phút PHẦN TRẮC NGHIỆM: (8 điểm) 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 1: She was the first woman in the Philippines. She was elected as the president of the country. A. She was the first woman to be elected as the president of the Philippines. B. She was the first woman who is elected as the president of the Philippines. C. She was the first woman being elected as the president of the Philippines. D. She was the first woman elected as the president of the Philippines. Question 2: I’ve _____ what the problem is with the exam. A. got on B. found out C. looked up D. put up Question 3: 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. A. eliminate B. accelerate C. renovation D. stability Question 4: I can’t hear. Please ___. A. tear up B. eat up C. count up D. speak up Question 5: Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the antonym of the underlined word in the following question. Our victory in this Olympic Games was hard won. A. softly B. actively C. lightly D. weakly Question 6: Founded in 1967 in Bangkok, _____. A. the ASEAN success in promoting peace and stability gained B. the peace and stability in the region has been successfully promoted by the ASEAN C. the ASEAN’s promotion of peace and stability has been successful D. the ASEAN has successfully promoted peace and stability in the region Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer for each of the questions from 7 to 16 Canadian English is a regional variety of North American English that spans almost the entire continent. Canadian English became a separate variety of North American English after the American Revolution, when thousands of Loyalists, people who had supported the British, left the United States and fled north to Canada. Many Loyalists settled in southern Ontario in the 1780s, and their speech became the basis for what is called General Canadian, a definition based on the norms of urban middle-class speech. Modern Canadian English is usually defined by the ways in which it resembles and differs from American or British English. Canadian English has a great deal in common with the English spoken in the United States, yet many Americans identify a Canadian accent as British. Many American visitors to Canada think the Canadian vocabulary sounds British – for example, they notice the British “tap” and “braces” instead of the American “faucet” and “suspenders”. On the other hand, many British people identify a Canadian accent as American, and British visitors think the Canadians have become Americanized, saying “gas” and “truck” for “petrol” and “lorry”. People who live outside North America often find it difficult to hear the differences between Canadian and American English. There are many similarities between the two varieties, yet they are far from identical. Canadian English is instantly recognizable to other Canadians, and one Canadian in a crowded room will easily spot the other Canadian among the North Americans. There is no distinctive Canadian grammar. The differences are mainly in pronunciation, vocabulary, and idioms. Canadian pronunciation reflects the experience of a people struggling for national identity against two strong influences. About 75 per cent of Canadians use the English “zed” rather than the American “zee” for the name of the last letter of the alphabet. On the other hand, 75 per cent of Canadians use the American pronunciation of “schedule”, “tomato”, and “missile”. The most obvious and distinctive feature of Canadian speech is probably its vowel sound, the diphthong “/ou/”. In Canada, “out” is pronounced like “oat” in nearby U.S. accents. There are other identifying features of Canadian vowels: for example, “cot” is pronounced the same as “caught” and “collar” the same as “caller”. An important characteristic of the vocabulary of Canadian English is the use of many words and phrases originating in Canada itself, such as “kerosene” and “chesterfield” (“sofa”). Several words are borrowed from North American Indian languages, for example, “kayak”, “caribou”, “parka”, and “skookum” (“strong”). The name of the country itself has an Indian origin; the Iroquois word “kanata” originally meant “village”. A
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