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Đề thi thử THPT Quốc gia môn Tiếng Anh năm 2016 – Đề số 4

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Multiple-choice questions (64 questions x 0.125 = 8 points)

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 1: A.advertise     B.existing      C.fascinate      D.nobody

Question 2: A.sustainable    B.casually      C.accuracy      D.eligible

Question 3: A.maximum    B.contribute      C.applicant      D.nursery

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.

Question 4: A.deposed      B.evoked       C.engaged       D.informed

Question 5: A.comprised     B.inclined      C.cacti         D.bewildered

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

Question 6:The driver _____ his greatest ambition by winning the Grand Prix.

        A.obtained      B.confirmed      C.realized      D.completed

Question 7:Nam has now _____ to the point where his English is almost fluent.

        A.reached      B.advanced     C.arrived       D.approached

Question 8:The little girl started crying. She _____ her doll, and no one was able to find it for her.

        A.has lost      B.had lost      C.was lost       D.waslosing

Question 9:Were they _____ when they got the job?

        A.satisfying     B.satisfied       C.satisfaction    D.satisfactory

Question 10:“Wow! What a nice coat you are wearing!”.

        A.Certainly. Do you like it, too?      B.I like you to say that 

        C.Yes, of course. It’s expensive       D.Thanks. My mother bought it for me

Question 11:Hardly had we started the picnic _____ the rain began pouring down.

        A.that        B.than         C.and        D.when

Question 12:If you really _____, can you reach that book on the top shelf?

        A.sprawl        B.stretch        C.lengthen       D.expand

Question 13:People can become very _____ when they are stuck in traffic for a long time.

        A.bad-tempered    B.nervous      C.stressful       D.pressed

Question 14:All her hard work paid _____ in the end and now she is very successful.

        A.off         B.up          C.out         D.back

Question 15:Despite all the interruptions, he _____ with his work.

        A.pressed on     B.held on      C.stuck at      D.hung out

Question 16:_____at the Isthmus of Panama, so animals were able to migrate between North and South Ameria .

        A.When a land bridge existed        B.A land bridge existed  

       C.A land bridge                D.Witha land bridge

Question 17:She is in _____ that she has done the right thing.

        A.misgiving     B.distrust      C.doubt       D.reservation

Question 18:Anne: “Make yourself at home.”

         John : “_____”

        A.Yes, can I help you ?            B.Not at all. Don’t mention it   

       C.It’s very kind of you. Thank you      D.Thanks. Same to you

Question 19:A cooperative program between China and Germany on building Yhangzhow, a famous ancient city, into a (an) _____ city has proceeded smoothly since it started in September last year.

        A.friendly-ecological B.ecological-friendly C.friendly ecology  D.ecology-friendly

Question 20:Governments should _____ international laws against terrorism.

        A.bring up       B.bring back      C.bring in      D.bring about

Question 21:Nothing _____ the ordinary ever happened here.

        A.within        B.about       C.out of       D.from

Question 22:I can’t possibly lend you any more money. It’s quite out of the _____.

        A.order        B.practice      C.place        D.question

Question 23:_____in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge spans the channel at the entrance in San Francisco Bay

        A.Completed    B.Completing    C.Being completed D.To be completed

Question 24:_____, he did not receive respect from people.

        A.Influencing people            B.Influential as he was 

       C.However influential            D.No matter influential

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheets to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word (s) in each of the following questions.

Question 25:In some countries, language isassociated withsocial class and education. People judge one’s level in society by the kind of language used.

        A.dissimilar to     B.not allowed by  C.separated from  D.connected with

Question 26:Computer criminals try tocover uptheir crimes to avoid punishment.

        A.report       B.reveal       C.hide         D.leave

Question 27:The value of the company’s stockplungedafter the chief executive was arrested.

        A.went down rapidlyB.remained stable   C.transformed     D.increased sharply

Question 28:Visitors to the Church of St. Menoux believed that thefallacythat they could cure their headaches by sticking their heads into a hole in a stone altar.

        A.actual fact     B.true belief      C.children’s story  D.false idea

Question 29:We need animmediatedecision! We have to decide what to do now.

        A.instant       B.early         C.delayed      D.alternative

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.

Question 30:The amount ofoxygen and nitrogen in the airalmost alwaysremain stable, but the amount

            A                         B

 of watervaporvaryconsiderably.

    C        D                     

Question 31:Window treatment, furniturearrangementand colorcombineall contribute to theoverall

                           A             B                C

impression of aroom.


Question 32:Cosmicdistanceismeasuredonlight-years.

           A          B       C     D

Question 33:Nolongerisa scientific discoverya matter ofone personalone working.

           A      B                  C             D

Question 34:I think shewillbe suitableforthe work because shehas been workinglikea teacher for a

                 A         B                    C       D

long time.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase for each of the blanks.

Cutting the Apron Strings

There is substantial evidence that students going off to college have changed over the years. For one thing, studies show that they are emotionally closer to their parents and their parents to them. One thing that means is that they depend on each other more for happiness. It puts a burden on children for parents to use their children asvehiclesfor their own happiness — although today's young people seem complicit in this arrangement, perhaps because they've known no other way — even if it creates anxiety in the children. That's one reason parents like to be involved in their children's college experiences, and colleges have had to devise novel ways of getting parents off campus when they transport their kids to school.

There's also evidence that students today seem to be choosing schools with reference to proximity to home. The closer a student is to home, the easier it is to bring the laundry home and to land in your old bed with tea and sympathy when you have the sniffles. And the easier it is for parents to visit you at university whenever the mood strikes. The amount of visiting parents do is far more than in generations past.

 But in a real sense, students don't really leave their parents behind. Their parents go to college right along with them — in their front pockets. That is, the parents are a speed dial away by cellphone. And the evidence is clear that students call parents and parents call students at an alarmingly frequent rate. This, of course, significantly reduces independence. A student doesn't get the chance to solve minor problems on his own — he just calls Mom or Dad. A student has initial problems getting along with a roommate? A roommate doesn't do laundry as often as the other roommate wishes (I'm talking about actual incidents, not hypothetical ones? A student gets a C on her first paper? Instead of absorbing the negative information and figuring out how to resolve the problem or how to do better, the call gets made to home, where Mom or Dad solves the problem, often by calling the school administration. This kind of behavior is, sadly, commonplace today and is a mark of the lack of coping skills among students because all the lumps and bumps have been taken out of life for them until now.

In addition to being tethered to parents, incoming freshmen are now very heavily connected (by cellphone) to classmates from high school, who are presumably at other colleges. So there isn't the great impetus to mix and venture forth to meet new people, to get out of one's comfort zone, to get drawn into new experiences, that has traditionally marked the beginning of freshman year. The laws of physics still apply, and it is difficult to be meeting new people and seeking novel experiences while you are talking to your old pals.

Question 35:The provision of mobile phones for children, according to the author, _____.

    A.increases positive control by parents       B.reduces children’s dependence on their parents

    C.increases children’s dependence         D.increases parental interference

Question 36:   It can be inferred from paragraph 1 that children and their parents_____.

    A.emotionally need each other           

    B.eternally depend on each other

    C.only temporarily depend on each other     

    D.emotionally and physically depend on each other

Question 37:  Paragraph 1 also shows that children and their parents_____

    A.are not willing to act as a means to their parents’ happiness   

    B.are willing to act as an agent to their parents’ happiness     

    C.tend to cling to their parents only as a source of finance      

    D.demand a form of payment to go to college

Question 38:   The author remarks that students nowadays tend to_____.

A.go to college to satisfy their parents’ wish

B.choose an institution that is close to their home

C.choose a foreign institution rather than a domestic one

D.refuse to go to college that is far from home

Question 39:  Parents like to involve in their children’s college experiences because_____.

A.they are afraid of being deprived of happiness    B.the school often neglects their children

C.they find their children a source of happiness    D.they ‘re worried about the school’s carelessness

Question 40:   The word “vehicle” in the 1


  paragraph can be replaced by_____

    A.methods      B.means         C.ways       D.instruments

Question 41:   The phrase “in the front pocket” in paragraph 3 depicts _____from parents

    A.an instant control and care            B.an efficient way of control

    C.the way mothers carry their babies        D.the way some animals carry their babies

Question 42:   Colleges have had to devise ways of getting parents off campus because_____.

A.children want complete freedom from their parents’ control

B.the colleges want to keep parents in the dark about their activities

C.parents tend to get more involved in their children’s schoolwork

D.teachers themselves do not want to share information with the parents

Question 43:  By quoting the laws of physics, the author implies that_____.

A.one should study physics whenever possible  B.one should care about their new relationships

C.one should build more relationships      D.one should never forget old relationships

Question 44:  “Cutting the Apron Strings”, the title of the passage can be interpreted as_____

A.being financially independent         B.parting with old relationships

C.standing on your own feet            D.looking for your own devices

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase for each of the blanks.

One of the most famous concert halls in America is the Carnegie Hall in New York. Initially, it was called simply the 'Music Hall', but three years after its opening it was renamed in honour of Andrew Carnegie, the man who had provided much of the finance for its building.

The Hall officially opened on May 5, 1891. Since then the Hall has played host to the giants of classical music, as well as those of jazz, pop, folk and rock music, and has also been used for political rallies, religious services and lectures.

One of the most dramatic lectures given in the Hall took place during its first year. This began simply as a talk accompanied by slides of paintings of sunsets and landscapes, which was what the audience had been expecting. However, as the lecture progressed, the effects became more dramatic, with thunder, rolling clouds and steam billowing over the audience's head while mechanical volcanoes exploded on stage – all to the amazement and delight of the audience.

In 1927 the violinist Yehudi Menuhin made his appearance at the Carnegie Hall for the first time – he was aged ten. In the afternoon before the performance, he was wandering around the Hall instead of practising and was fascinated by an axe which he saw on the wall. The axe was for use in a fire but the boy, not knowing this, asked a security guard what it was for. The guard made an impression with his reply: “That's for chopping the heads off soloists who don't play well enough. Quite a few have already been chopped off.” Yehudi went rushing back to practise.

On one occasion another famous violinist and a pianist were giving a performance together when the violinist got lost in the music. He anxiously looked to the pianist for help and whispered “Where are we?”. He received the less than helpful reply “In the Carnegie Hall”.

Rock and roll made its first appearance at the Carnegie Hall in 1955 with Bill Haley and his Comets. In 1964 the British invasion arrived when the Beatles played their first concert here. On the day of the concert, cars came to a halt all over the city and the crowds surrounding the building were enormous. Fortunately, in all the chaos nobody was seriously injured and the Hall escaped with only minor damage.

In the 1950s the building was threatened with demolition but a vigorous campaign to save it was led by the conductor, Isaac Stern. In 1960 the Hall was purchased by the City of New York and a few years later it was named a national landmark. Over the years the most famous musicians, singers and entertainers in the world have appeared there – no doubt they will continue to do so for many years to come.

Question 45:  What do we learn about Andrew Carnegie?

   A. He gave most of his money to the Hall.      В. Не gave most of his money to the Hall.

   С. Не renamed the Hall                D.He felt honoured when the name was changed.

Question 46:  Why was the audience surprised at the lecture in the first year?

A. People had not been expecting to see slides.

B. People thought that the special effects were frightening.

С. People had expected the lecture to be rather more dramatic.

D. People had thought they were going to hear a straightforward lecture.

Question 47:What would seem to be special about Yehudi Menuhin's appearance at the Hall in 1927?

A. Не was very young at the time.           B. He did no practising for the concert at all.

С. Не had played here before.            D. He had not appeared on a stage before.

Question 48: Why do you imagine he went to practice after speaking to the security guard?

A.Не believed what the guard had told him.

B.Не thought the guard would attack him.

C.He wanted to find out what the axe was for.

D.He realized that he needed to practice.

Question 49:Why was the pianist's answer unhelpful?

Question 50:The phrase “came to a halt” is closest in meaning to_____.

  A. came to a conclusion B.came to an end     C.came to nothing     D. came to rest

Question 51:What happened as a result of the Beatles going to Carnegie Hall?
  A.A few people were seriously injured.        В.There were crowds in all parts of New York.

С.Some people escaped from the Hall uninjured.   D.There were traffic jams in New York.

Question 52:What happened in the 1950s?

Question 53:The word “vigorous’ is closest in meaning to_____.

                 A.fascinating     B. powerful    C.impossible D.convincing

Question 54:What does the writer seem to think about the future of the Carnegie Hall?

   A.It will become a national landmark.

B.The greatest entertainers in the world have appeared there.

C.No one can tell what the future will bring.

D.It will continue to attract great stars.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase for each of the blanks from 55 to 64:

Last summer, air pollution in Paris reached dangerous levels on six separate occasions. As a result, the government have recently decided that public transport in French cities will be (55) ……… on days when pollution becomes a (56) ……… to people’s health, in a(n) (57) ……… to encourage people to leave their cars at home.

The Mayor of Paris said that he had several other ideas to reduce the pollution problem, such as free parking on the (58) ……… of the city on hot, still days when exhaust fumes tend to accumulate. He has also announced a $6 million plan for 56 km of bicycle tracks, new pedestrianised zone and a new tram line for southern Paris. His most popular measure (59) ……… becoming mayor last May has been to (60) ……… traffic from several streets on Sundays.

Every summer, air quality is at its (61) ……… in Paris during holiday weekends, especially one weekend in July when the (62) ……… of the population leave by car for their summer holidays. Condition then improve for the summer, but deteriorate again when most residents return at the end of August.

The free transport (63) ……… is part of the response to a new environmental regulation which says that local authorities must guarantee safe air. If it is (64) ……… seriously, locals can look forward to a cleaner Paris in the future.

Question 55:A. loose       B. open         C. off         D. free

Question 56:A. terrorB. damageC. riskD. threat

Question 57:A.effort        B. try          C. trial         D.pursuit

Question 58: A.Suburbs       B. Provinces      C.Areas        D.Outskirts

Question 59: A.then        B.from         C.since         D.as

Question 60:A.ban         B. expel         C.discharge       D.restrict

Question 61:A.limits       B.worst        C.top          D.full

Question 62:A.most         B.lots         C.plenty         D.majority

Question 63:A.measure       B.move        C.answer        D.action

Question 64:A.taken       B.held          C.formed         D.thought

WRITING (2 points): PART 1 (5 questions x 0.1 = 0.5 points), PART 2 (1.5 points)

PART I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it.

1. If you want my advice, I would forget about buying a new house.

à If I ____________________________________________________________ .

2. I had better get back to work.

à It’s____________________________________________________________ .

3. They couldn’t trace who had supplied the information in the first place.

à The source_______________________________________________________ .

4. Their dog was so fierce that nobody would visit them.

àThey had________________________________________________________ .

5. They had to wait for twelve hours before their flight left.

à Only after a______________________________________________________ .

PART II.In the future, students may have the choice of studying at home by using technology such as computers or television, or of studying at traditional school. Which would you prefer?

Write a composition of about 200 words to support your opinion.





In the future, students may have the choice of studying at home by using technology such as computers or television, or of studying at traditional school. Which would you prefer?

Example :

Technology is so increasingly advanced that going to school may be unnecessary for future education. However, traditional schools still offer more indispensable benefits that outweigh technology. First and foremost, direct guide from lecturers can make learning more easily and seriously. Teachers’ voice, eye contact and varied teaching methods make the lesson more interesting to listen to. Students can also satisfied by chances of exchanging more information and receiving greater care from teachers. Besides, with teachers’ assignment and homework, more pressure is placed on study. Another advantage to mention is the development of related skills when going to school. Schools are mini societies that promote communication skill as well as relationship among students through daily school- preparation and conversation. Last but not least, studying at traditional school is much healthier. Instead of sitting at home for hours to learn, learners have to travel and play at break. Their eyes will be less affected while their body are more energetic. In sum, traditional schools provide better study environment than technological study at home.

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