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ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC MÔN ANH KHỐI D,A1 NĂM 2014  TRƯỜNG THPT ĐINH TIÊN HOÀNG

I. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

Question 1: Last year she earned _______ her brother.

A. twice as much as    B. twice more than     

C. twice as many as                D. twice as more as

Question 2: Little ______ he know how much suffering he has caused.

A. didn’t                     B. should                     C. won’t                           D. does

Question 3: The politician tried to arouse the crowd, but most of them were ________ to his arguments.

A. closed                                  B. indifferent             

C. careless                               D. dead

Question 4:      Hint: Can you take the day off tomorrow? + TMK: Well, I’ll have to get ____ from my boss.

A. permission              B. licence                    C. allowance                      D. permit

Question 5: I do not believe that this preposterous scheme is _____ of our serious consideration.

A. worthy                    B. worth                      C. worthwhile                  D. worthless

Question 6: __________ the fifth largest among the nine planets that make up our solar system.

A. The Earth being      B. The Earth is           

C. That the Earth is                 D. Being the Earth

Question 7:      Hint: “I have passed all my examinations !” + TMK: “_________”

A. My dear!                B. Best wishes!           C. Well done!          D. That’s very well!

Question 8: Very often the chocolate inside is not as exciting as its ________.

A. coat                                    B. paper            C. cover                      D. wrapper

Question 9: I’ve been ______ advised not to say anything.

A. seriously                 B. greatly                    C. strongly               D. significantly

Question 10: Dr. Evans has _________ a valuable contribution to the life of the school.

A. done                       B. created                    C. caused                 D. made

Question 11: No matter _______, Mozart was an accomplished composer while still a child.

A. how it seems remarkable                            B. how remarkable it seems

C. it seems remarkable how                            D. how seems it remarkable

Question 12: You may borrow as many books as you like, provided you show them to ___ is at the desk.

A. whoever                 B. who                      C. whom                        D. which

Question 13: It was difficult to guess what her ________ to the news would be.

A. feelings                   B. reaction                   C. capital                  D. opinion

Question 14: ________ some countries have ruined their agriculture, squandering money on uneconomic factories, the Ivory Coast has stuck to what it is good at.

A. After                      B. During                    C. When                     D. While

Question 15:    Tom:  “May I smoke?” + Jerry: “________”

A. What suits you?     B. You are free                      

C. Accommodate yourself!     D. Go ahead!

Question 16: _________ perhaps the most awe inspiring among the great structures of the world.

A. The Great Wall of China                            B. The Great Wall of China is

C. That he Great Wall of China is                  D. The Great Wall of China which is

Question 17: We need ________ information before we can decide.

A. further                    B. farther                     C. far                       D. furthest

Question 18: Sportsmen __________ their political differences on the sports field.

A. take part                 B. put aside                 C. take place          D. keep apart

Question 19: _______ is to forget all about it.

A. At best you can do

B. The best thing you can do

C. What best you can do

D. You can do the best

Question 20:    Tom: “Can I borrow your umbrella for a day?” + TMK: “___________”

A. With pleasure         B. Ready                     C. Welcome               D. Yes, I can

Question 21: ________ long thought to have no bones, small amounts of bone were recently found at the bases of the teeth in some species.

A. Although sharks were  B. Despite sharks being   

C. In spite of sharks are  D. Nevertheless, sharks

Question 22: Such a judge _________ retire from his job before the retirement age.

A. as well as                B. may as well             C. so as to                 D. as much as

Question 23:    Hint: “I’ve got a new grammar book.” + TMK: “____________”

A. What its price?       B. How many cost?   

C. How much was it?             D. How much you paid?

Question 24: When she __________ her mistake, she apologized.

A. realized                   B. realize                    

C. was realizing                       D. has realized

Question 25: _______ daily promotes physical as well as emotional well-being in people of all ages.

A. Having exercised   B. Those who exercise     

C. For exercising               D. Exercising

Question 26: As it was very hot in summer, sales of bottles of water went _______ the roof.

A. through                   B. to                            C. above                     D. over

Question 27: If only he _______ accept some help with the work instead of trying to do it alone!

A. will                         B. would                     C. may                D. were                                 

II. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word or phrase that is closest in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.

Question 28: He was asked to account for his presence at the scene of crime.

A. complain                 B. exchange                C. explain                   D. arrange

Question 29: The teacher gave some suggestions on what could come out for the examination.

A. effects                    B. symptoms               C. hints                D. demonstrations

Question 30: I’ll take the new job whose salary is fantastic.

A. reasonable              B. acceptable               C. pretty high       D. wonderful

III. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

Question 31: “I was not there at the time,” he said.

A. He denied to have been there at the time.

B. He denied that he had not been there at the time.            

C. He denied to be there at the time.                 

D. He denied having been there at the time.

Question 32: “Let’s go out for a walk now,” he suggested.

A. He suggested going out for a walk then.              

B. He suggested to go out for a walk then.

C. He suggested them to go out for a walk then.      

D.  He suggested them going out for a walk then.

Question 33: “I am sorry, Jean. I broke your bicycle,” said John.

A. John apologized Jean for breaking her bicycle.     

B. John apologized Jean for having broken her bicycle.

C. John apologized to Jean to have broken her bicycle.         

D. John apologized to Jean for having broken her bicycle.

Question 34: “I would like you not to go out with him, Ann” says her mother.

A. Ann’s mother would rather she doesn’t go out with him.  

B. Ann’s mother would rather her not to go out with him.

C. Ann’s mother would rather she didn’t go out with him.    

D. Ann’s mother would rather she wouldn’t go out with him.

Question 35: “You broke my glasses,” said the woman to me.

A. The woman blames me of breaking her glasses.                    

B. The woman blamed me of breaking her glasses.

C. The woman blames me for having broken her glasses.        

 D. The woman blamed me for having broken her glasses.

IV. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.

Question 36:   

A. disaster                   B. encounter                C. determine               D. consonant

Question 37:   

A. referee                    B. agriculture              C. personality           D. mathematics

Question 38:   

A. weather                  B. animal                     C. human                     D. canteen

Question 39:   

A. gallery                    B. satellite                   C. different                 D. cathedral

Question 40:   

A. familiar                   B. redundant               C. customary               D. reluctant

V. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to show the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.

Question 41:

It is important that you turned off the heater every morning before you leave for class.

Question 42:

The children had such difficult time when they began school in their new neighbourhood that

Question 43:

Those who had already purchased tickets were instructed to go to gate first immediately.

Question 44:

The lion has long been a symbol of strength, power, and it is very cruel.

Question 45:

Nobody had known before the presentation that Sue and her sister will receive the awards for outstanding scholarships.

VI. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on you answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.

Question 46: He is very intelligent. He can solve all the problems in no time.

A. So intelligent is he that he can solve all the problems in no time.

B. He is very intelligent that he can solve all the problems in no time.

C. An intelligent student is he that he can solve all the problems in no time.

D. So intelligent a student is he that he can solve all the problems in no time.

Question 47: We cut down many forests. The Earth becomes hot.

A. The more forests we cut down, the hotter the Earth becomes.

B. The more we cut down forests, the hotter the Earth becomes.

C. The more forests we cut down, the Earth becomes hotter.

D. The more we cut down forests, the Earth becomes hotter.

Question 48: You don’t try to work hard. You will fail in the exam.

A. Unless you don’t try to work hard, you will fail in the exam.

B. Unless you try to work hard, you won’t fail in the exam.

C. Unless you try to work hard, you will fail in the exam.     

D. Unless do you try to work hard, you will fail in the exam.

Question 49: The coffee was not strong. It didn’t keep us awake.

A. The coffee was very strong, but it couldn’t keep us awake.           

B. We were kept awake because the coffee was strong.

C. The coffee was not strong enough to keep us awake.                    

D. The coffee was so hot that it didn’t keep us awake.

Question 50: He didn’t take his father’s advice. That’s why he is out of work.

A. If he had taken his father’s advice, he would not have been out of work.

B. If he took his father’s advice, he would not be out of work.

C. If he had taken his father’s advice, he would not be out of work.

D. If he takes his father’s advice, he will not be out of work.

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.

Accustomed though we are to speaking of the films made before 1927 as "silent", the film has never been, in the full sense of the word, silent. From the very beginning, music was regarded as an indispensable accompaniment; when the Lumiere films were shown at the first public film exhibition in the United States in February 1896, they were accompanied by piano improvisations on popular tunes. At first, the music played bore no special relationship to the films; an accompaniment of any kind was sufficient. Within a very short time, however, the incongruity of playing lively music to a solemn film became apparent, and film pianists began to take some care in matching their pieces to the mood of the film.

As movie theaters grew in number and importance, a violinist, and perhaps a cellist, would be added to the pianist in certain cases, and in the larger movie theaters small orchestras were formed. For a number of years the selection of music for each film program rested entirely in the hands of the conductor or leader of the orchestra, and very often the principal qualification for holding such a position was not skill or taste so much as the ownership of a large personal library of musical pieces. Since the conductor seldom saw the films until the night before they were to be shown (if, indeed, the conductor was lucky enough to see them then), the musical arrangement was normally improvised in the greatest hurry.

To help meet this difficulty, film distributing companies started the practice of publishing suggestions for musical accompaniments. In 1909, for example, the Edison Company began issuing with their films such indications of mood as "pleasant', "sad", "lively". The suggestions became more explicit, and so emerged the musical cue sheet containing indications of mood, the titles of suitable pieces of music, and precise directions to show where one piece led into the next.

Certain films had music especially composed for them. The most famous of these early special scores was that composed and arranged for D. W. Griffith's film Birth of a Nation, which was released in 1915.

Question 51: The passage mainly discusses music that was­­­­­­­ ____________.

A. performed before the showing of a film    B. played during silent films

C. recorded during film exhibitions                D. specifically composed for certain movie theaters

Question 52: What can be inferred that the passage about the majority of films made after 1927?

A. They were truly "silent".                                             

B. They were accompanied by symphonic orchestras.

C. They incorporated the sound of the actors' voices.    

D. They corresponded to specific musical compositions.

Question 53: It can be inferred that orchestra conductors who worked in movie theaters needed to ________.

A. be able to play many instruments              

B. have pleasant voices

C. be familiar with a wide variety of music   

D. be able to compose original music

Question 54: The word "them" refers to _________.

  A. years                      B. hands                      C. pieces                      D. films

Question 55: According to the passage, what kind of business was the Edison Company?

A. It produced electricity.                              B. It distributed films.

C. It published musical arrangements.            D. It made musical instruments.

Question 56: It may be inferred from the passage that the first musical cue sheets appeared around _______.

A. 1896                                   B. 1909                                  

C. 1915                                   D. 1927

Question 57: Which of the following notations is most likely to have been included on a musical cue sheet of the early 1900's?

A. "Calm, peaceful"    B. "Piano, violin"        C. "Key of C major"   D. "Directed by D. W. Griffith"

Question 58: The word "composed" is closest in meaning to __________.

            A. selected                  B. combined                C. played                    D. created

Question 59: The word "scores" most likely mean ____________.

            A. totals                      B. successes               

       C. groups of musicians            D. musical compositions

Question 60: The passage probably continues with a discussion of ____________.

A. other films directed by D. W. Griffith       

B. famous composers of the early twentieth century

C. silent films by other directors                    

D. the music in Birth of a Nation

VIII. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks.

NEIGHBORS INFLUENCE BUYING DECISIONS

            However objective we believe ourselves to be, most of us do not judge a product solely on its merits, considering quality, value and style before making a decision. (61)___, we are easily influenced by the people around us.

There is nothing (62)____ with this. It is probably a smarter way to make decisions than (63)___ on only our own opinions. But it does make life hard for companies. They have long understood that groups of friends and relatives tend to buy the same products, but understanding the reasons has been tricky. It is because they are so similar with (64)____ to how much money they make and what television ads they watch that they independently (65)___ at the same decision? Or do they copy one another, perhaps (66)___ envy or perhaps because they have shared information about the products?

Research in Finland recently found overwhelming evidence that neighbours have a big influence on buying decisions. When one of a person’s ten nearest neighbours bought a car, the chances that that person would buy a car of the same brand during the next week and a half (67)____ by 86 per cent. The researchers argued that it was not just a (68)__ of envy. Used cars seemed to attract neighbours even more than new cars. This suggested that people were not trying to (69)___ up with their neighbours, they were keen to learn from them. Since used cars are less reliable, a recommendation of one can (70)____influence a buying decision.

Question 61:   

A. What’s more           B. Instead                   C. Unlike                     D. In place

Question 62:   

A. wrong                     B. silly                         C. bad                          D. daft

Question 63:   

A. basing                     B. trusting                   C. supposing               D. relying

Question 64:   

A. connection              B. regard                     C. relation                   D. concern

Question 65:   

A. reach                       B. come                       C. arrive                      D. get

Question 66:   

A. for                          B. as to                        C. out of                      D. about

Question 67:   

A. boosted                  B. rose                         C. enlarged                  D. lifted

Question 68:   

A. thing                       B. point                       C. matter                     D. fact

Question 69:   

A. keep                        B. stay                         C. hold                        D. follow

Question 70:   

A. fiercely                   B. strongly                  C. firmly                      D. intensely

IX. 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.

Glass is a remarkable substance made from the simplest raw materials. It can be colored or colorless, monochrome or polychrome, transparent, translucent, or opaque. It is lightweight impermeable to liquids, readily cleaned and reused, durable yet fragile, and often very beautiful Glass can be decorated in multiple ways and its optical properties are exceptional. In all its myriad forms - as table ware, containers, in architecture and design –

glass represents a major achievement in the history of technological developments.

Since the Bronze Age about 3,000 B.C., glass has been used for making various kinds of objects. It was first made from a mixture of silica, line and an alkali such as soda or potash, and these remained the basic ingredients of glass until the development of lead glass in the seventeenth century. When heated, the mixture becomes soft and malleable and can be formed by various techniques into a vast array of shapes and sizes. The homogeneous mass thus formed by melting then cools to create glass, but in contrast to most materials formed in this way (metals, for instance), glass lacks the crystalline structure normally associated with solids, and instead retains the random molecular structure of a liquid. In effect, as molten glass cools, it progressively stiffens until rigid, but does so without setting up a network of interlocking crystals customarily associated with that process. This is why glass shatters so easily when dealt a blow. Why glass deteriorates over time, especially when exposed to moisture, and why glassware must be slowly reheated and uniformly cooled after manufacture to release internal stresses induced by uneven cooling.

Another unusual feature of glass is the manner in which its viscosity changes as it turns from a cold substance into a hot, ductile liquid. Unlike metals that flow or "freeze" at specific temperatures glass progressively softens as the temperature rises, going through varying stages of malleability until it flows like a thick syrup. Each stage of malleability allows the glass to be manipulated into various forms, by different techniques, and if suddenly cooled the object retains the shape achieved at that point. Glass is thus amenable to a greater number of heat-forming techniques than most other materials.

Question 71: Why does the author list the characteristics of glass in paragraph 1?

A. To demonstrate how glass evolved                        

B. To show the versatility of glass

C. To explain glassmaking technology                       

D. To explain the purpose of each component of glass

Question 72: The word "durable"' in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to______.

            A. lasting                     B. delicate                  

        C. heavy                                  D.  plain

Question 73: What does the author imply about the raw materials used to make glass?

A. They were the same for centuries.                B. They are liquid.

C. They are transparent.                                  D. They are very heavy.

Question 74: According to the passage, how is glass that has cooled and become rigid different from most other rigid substances?

A. It has an interlocking crystal network.      

B. It has an unusually low melting temperature.

C. It has varying physical properties.            

D. It has a random molecular structure.

Question 75: The word "customarily" in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by “______”.

            A. naturally                 B. necessarily             

     C. usually                                D. certainly

Question 76: The words "exposed to" in paragraph 2 most likely mean ______.

            A. hardened by           B. chilled with                       

      C. subjected to                        D. deprived of

Question 77: What must be done to release the internal stresses that build up in glass products during manufacture?

A. The glass must be reheated and evenly cooled.   

B. The glass must be cooled quickly.

C. The glass must be kept moist until cooled.          

D. The glass must be shaped to its desired form immediately

Question 78: The word "induced" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to_______.

            A. joined                     B. missed                                                            C. caused                                D.  lost

Question 79: The word "it" in paragraph 3 refers to________.

            A. feature                    B. glass                       

C. manner                                D. viscosity

Question 80: According to the passage, why can glass be more easily shaped into specific forms than can metals

A. It resists breaking when heated                     B. It has better optical properties.

C. It retains heat while its viscosity changes.     D. It gradually becomes softer as its temperature rises.

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