Đề Thi Đại Học Môn Tiếng Anh Khối D - 2010 - Mã Đề 693



                                                        Môn: TIẾNG ANH; Khối D

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Mã đề thi 693

Họ, tên thí sinh: .......................................................................... Số báo danh: ............................................................................



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. electric

B. contagious

C. periodic

D. suspicious

Question 2: A. adverbial

B. advantage

C. advertise

D. adventure

Question 3: A. inhabit

B. imagine

C. continue

D. disappear

Question 4: A. engagement

B. organism

C. prevention

D. attraction

Question 5: A. laboratory

B. politician

C. documentary

D. popularity


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 inflation rate in Greece is five times ______ my country," he said.

A. more than           B. as many as that in   C. as much as D. as high as that in

Question 7: Liz: "Thanks for the nice gift you brought to us!"

                 Jennifer: "______"

A. All right. Do you know how much it costs? B. Not at all. Don't mention it.

C. Actually speaking, I myself don't like it.          D. Welcome! It's very nice of you.

Question 8: Neil Armstrong was the first man ______ on the moon.

A. to walk   B. has walked             C. walked       D. walking

Question 9: Margaret: "Could you open the window, please?"

                Henry: " ______."

A. I feel sorry         B. Yes, I can   C. I am, of course       D. Yes, with pleasure

Question 10: The Internet has enabled people to ______ with each other more quickly.

A. intervene            B. interact       C. interlink

Question 11: We  ______with a swim in the lake.

D. interconnect

A. gave in   B. took up       C. got out

Question 12: Mr. Black: "I'd like to try on these shoes, please." 

                  Salesgirl:    "______"

D. cooled off

A. That's right, sir.             B. By all means, sir.    C. I'd love to.

D. Why not?

Question 13: The captain as well as all the passengers ______ very frightened by the strange noise.

A. was        B. is     C. were           D. have been

Question 14: They're staying with us ______ the time being until they can afford a house.

A. in            B. for   C. at    D. during

Question 15: Our industrial output______ from $2 million in 2002 to $4 million this year.

A. rises        B. was rising   C. has risen     D. rose

Question 16: All students should be ______ and literate when they leave school.

A. numerate            B. numeral       C. numeric      D. numerous

Question 17: Is it true that this country produces more oil than ______ ?

A. any country else             B. any other countries

C. any countries else          D. any another country

Question 18: Even if you are rich, you should save some money for a ______ day.

A. foggy     B. windy         C. snowy         D. rainy

Question 19: She had to borrow her sister's car because hers was ______.

A. off work            B. out of work            C. out of order            D. off chance

Question 20: If everyone ______, how would we control the traffic?

A. could fly            B. flies             C. had flown   D. can fly

Question 21: We have bought extra food ______ our guests stay to dinner.

A. so that    B. when           C. in case        D. if

Question 22: Martha, Julia and Mark are 17, 19 and 20 years old ______.

A. separately          B. respectively            C. independently

Question 23: ______ Serbia defeated Germany surprised everyone.

D. respectfully

A. Whether             B. Because      C. When

Question 24: Ben:  "______" 

                  Jane: "Never mind."

A.  Would you mind going to dinner next Sunday?

B.  Sorry for staining your carpet. Let me have it cleaned.

C.  Congratulations! How wonderful!

D.  Thank you for being honest with me.

Question 25: ______ broken several world records in swimming.

A. She is said that she has B. People say she had

C. It is said to have            D. She is said to have

Question 26: Since he failed his exam, he had to ______ for it again.

D. That

A. take        B. make           C. sit   D. pass

Question 27: ______he does sometimes annoys me very much.

A. Why       B. What           C. How           D. When

Question 28: Not having written about the required topic, ______ a low mark.

A. the teacher gave             B. I was given

C. the teacher gave me       D. my presentation was given

Question 29: Bill: "Can I get you another drink?" 

                  Jerry: "______."

A. Not just now      B. No, I'll think it over

C. Forget it             D. No, it isn't

Question 30: Laura had a blazing ______ with Eddie and stormed out of the house.

A. word      B. row             C. gossip         D. chat

Question 31: "You can go to the party tonight______ you are sober when you come home."

A. as long as           B. as far as      C. as well as    D. as soon as

Question 32: ______I might, I couldn't open the door.

A. However hard    B. As try         C. Try as         D. No matter

Question 33: It is imperative ______ what to do when there is a fire.

A. that everyone know       B. he must know about

C. that he knew      D. we knew

Question 34: I've warned you many times ______the front door unlocked.

A. not leaving         B. won't leave             C. don't leave

Question 35: As the drug took ______, the boy became quieter.

D. not to leave

A. action     B. effect          C. force

D. influence





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 36 to 45.

In the West, cartoons are used chiefly to make people laugh. The important feature of all these cartoons is the joke and the element of surprise which is contained. Even though it is very funny, a good cartoon is always based on close observation of a particular feature of life and usually has a serious purpose.

Cartoons in the West have been associated with political and social matters for many years. In wartime, for example, they proved to be an excellent way of spreading propaganda. Nowadays cartoons are often used to make short, sharp comments on politics and governments as well as on a variety of social matters. In this way, the modern cartoon has become a very powerful force in influencing people in Europe and the United States.

Unlike most American and European cartoons, however, many Chinese cartoon drawings in the past have also attempted to educate people, especially those who could not read and write. Such cartoons about the lives and sayings of great men in China have proved extremely useful in bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China. Confucius, Mencius and Laozi have all appeared in very interesting stories presented in the form of cartoons. The cartoons themselves have thus served to illustrate the teachings of the Chinese sages in a very attractive way.

In this sense, many Chinese cartoons are different from Western cartoons in so far as they do not depend chiefly on telling jokes. Often, there is nothing to laugh at when you see Chinese cartoons. This is not their primary aim. In addition to commenting on serious political and social matters, Chinese cartoons have aimed at spreading the traditional Chinese thoughts and culture as widely as possible among the people.

Today, however, Chinese cartoons have an added part to play in spreading knowledge. They offer a very attractive and useful way of reaching people throughout the world, regardless of the particular country in which they live. Thus, through cartoons, the thoughts and teachings of the old Chinese philosophers and sages can now reach people who live in such countries as Britain, France, America, Japan, Malaysia or Australia and who are unfamiliar with the Chinese culture.

Until recently, the transfer of knowledge and culture has been overwhelmingly from the West to the East and not vice versa. By means of cartoons, however, publishing companies in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore are now having success in correcting this imbalance between the East and the West.

Cartoons can overcome language barriers in all foreign countries. The vast increase in the popularity of these cartoons serves to illustrate the truth of Confucius's famous saying "One picture is worth a thousand words."

Question 36:  Which of the following clearly characterizes Western cartoons?

A. Enjoyment, liveliness, and carefulness.             B. Seriousness, propaganda, and attractiveness.

C. Humour, unexpectedness, and criticism.           D. Originality, freshness, and astonishment.

Question 37:  Chinese cartoons have been useful as an important means of______.

A. educating ordinary people         B. spreading Western ideas

C. amusing people all the time       D. political propaganda in wartime

Question 38:  The major differences between Chinese cartoons and Western cartoons come from their ______.

A. purposes             B. nationalities            C. values         D. styles

Question 39:  The pronoun "this" in paragraph 4 mostly refers to ______.

A. a piece of art      B. an educational purpose

C. a funny element             D. a propaganda campaign

Question 40:  The passage is intended to present ______.

A.  a contrast between Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons

B.  a description of cartoons of all kinds the world over

C.  an outline of Western cartoons and Chinese cartoons

D.  an opinion about how cartoons entertain people



Question 41:  Which of the following could be the best title for the passage?

A.  Chinese Cartoons and Western Cartoons

B.  A Very Powerful Force in Influencing People

C.  An Excellent Way of Spreading Propaganda

D.  Cartoons as a Way of Educating People

Question 42:  In general, Chinese cartoons are now aiming at ______.

A.  bringing education to illiterate and semi-literate people in the world

B.  disseminating traditional practices in China and throughout the world

C.  illustrating the truth of Chinese great men's famous sayings

D.  spreading the Chinese ideas and cultural values throughout the world

Question 43:  The word "imbalance" in paragraph 6 refers to ______.

A.  the mismatch between the East cartoons and the West cartoons

B.  the dominant cultural influence of the West over the East

C.  the influence of the East cartoons over the West cartoons

D.  the discrimination between the West culture and the East culture

Question 44:  Which of the following is most likely the traditional subject of Chinese cartoons? A. Jokes and other kinds of humour in political and social matters.

B.  The philosophies and sayings of ancient Chinese thinkers.

C.  The illiterate and semi-literate people throughout China.

D.  The stories and features of the lives of great men the world over.

Question 45:  According to the passage, which of the following is true? A. Western cartoons always have a serious purpose.

B.  Language barriers restricted cartoons.

C.  Cartoons will replace other forms of writing.

D.  Cartoons can serve various purposes.


Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.

Question 46: Many people have found the monotonous buzzing of the vuvuzela in the    

                     A                                                B

2010-World-Cup matches so annoyed.

           C                                    D

Question 47: In order no money would be wasted, we had to account for every penny we spent.

                      A                                        B                                 C                              D

Question 48: After analyzing the steep rise in profits according to your report, it was convinced

                                                    A                                  B                                C  that your analyses were correct.


Question 49: In my judgment, I think Hem is the best physicist among the scientists of

                                                  A                      B                        C the SEA region


Question 50: The team leader demanded from his team members a serious 

                                A                                                  B

attitude towards work, good team spirit, and that they work hard.

               C                                                                   D





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 51 to 60.

Wind, water, air, ice and heat all work to cause erosion. As the wind blows over the land, it often (51)______ small grains of sand. When these grains of sand strike against solid rocks, the rocks are slowly worn away. In this way, (52)______ very hard rocks are worn away by the wind.

When particles of rocks or soil became loosened in any way, running water carries them down the (53)______. Some rocks and soil particles are carried into streams and then into the sea.

Land that is covered with trees, grass and other plants wears away very slowly, and so loses very (54)______ of its soil. The roots of plants help to (55)______ the rocks and soil in place. Water that falls on grasslands runs away more slowly than water that falls on bare ground. Thus, forests and grasslands (56)______ to slow down erosion.

Even where the land is (57)______ covered with plants, some erosion goes on. In the spring, the (58)______ snow turns into a large quantity of water that then runs downhill in streams. (59)______ a stream carries away some of the soil, the stream bed gets deeper and deeper. (60)______ thousands of years of such erosion, wide valleys are often formed.

Question 51: A. cleans out

B. picks up

C. carries out

D. holds up

Question 52: A. though

B. still

C. such

D. even

Question 53: A. borders

B. topside

C. backside

D. hillsides

Question 54: A. much

B. few

C. little

D. large

Question 55: A. stay

B. store

C. hold

D. back

Question 56: A. aid

B. facilitate

C. assist

D. help

Question 57: A. thickly

B. scarcely

C. thinly

D. strongly

Question 58: A. building

B. formed

C. melted

D. melting

Question 59: A. Until

B. Although

C. Till

D. As

Question 60: A. After

B. During

C. Among

D. In


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 61: When I arrived, they were having dinner. A. When they started having their dinner, I arrived.

B.  I came in the middle of their dinner.

C.  I came to their invitation to dinner.

D.  They ate their dinner as soon as I arrived.

Question 62: "Would you like some more beer?" he asked.

A. He offered me some more beer.            B. He asked me if I wanted some beer.

C. He wanted to invite me for a glass of beer.      D. He asked me would I like some more beer.

Question 63: Wealthy as they were, they were far from happy. A. They were not happy as they were wealthy.

B.  Even if they were wealthy, they were not unhappy.

C.  Although they were wealthy, they were not happy.

D.  They were as wealthy as they were happy.

Question 64: "Stop smoking or you'll be ill," the doctor told me. A. The doctor advised me to give up smoking to avoid illness.

B.  The doctor suggested smoking to treat illness.

C.  I was ordered not to smoke to recover from illness.

D.  I was warned against smoking a lot of cigarettes.

Question 65: It is English pronunciation that puzzles me most. A. I was not quick at English pronunciation at school.

B.  English pronunciation is difficult for me.

C.  Pronouncing English words is not complicated.

D.  Puzzling me most is how to pronounce English.

Question 66: Slightly more than twenty-five percent of the students in the class come from Spanishspeaking countries.

A.  A considerable proportion of the students in the class are Spanish.

B.  The percentage of the students speaking Spanish fell by twenty-five percent.

C.  A small minority of the students in the class are Hispanic.

D.  Seventy-five percent of the students in the class speak Spanish.

Question 67: They couldn't climb up the mountain because of the storm. A. The storm made them impossible to climb up the mountain.

B.  The storm made it not capable of climbing up the mountain.

C.  The storm discouraged them from climbing up the mountain. D. Their climbing up the mountain was unable due to the storm.

Question 68: "We're having a reunion this weekend. Why don't you come?" John said to us. A. John cordially invited us to a reunion this weekend.

B.  John didn't understand why we came to a reunion.

C.  John asked us why we didn't come to a reunion this weekend.

D.  John simply asked us why we wouldn't come to a reunion.

Question 69: Because they erected a barn, the cattle couldn't get out into the wheat field. A. They erected a barn, and as a result, the cattle couldn't get out into the wheat field.

B.  They erected a barn so that the cattle would get into the wheat field.

C.  They erected a barn in case the cattle couldn't get out into the wheat field.

D.  In order not to keep the cattle away from the wheat field, they erected a barn.

Question 70: The woman was too weak to lift the suitcase.

A.   The woman, though weak, could lift the suitcase.

B.   The woman wasn't able to lift the suitcase, so she was very weak.

C.   The woman shouldn't have lifted the suitcase as she was weak.

D.   So weak was the woman that she couldn't lift the suitcase.


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 71 to 80.

It's often said that we learn things at the wrong time. University students frequently do the minimum of work because they're crazy about a good social life instead. Children often scream before their piano practice because it's so boring. They have to be given gold stars and medals to be persuaded to swim, or have to be bribed to take exams. But the story is different when you're older.

Over the years, I've done my share of adult learning. At 30, I went to a college and did courses in History and English. It was an amazing experience. For starters, I was paying, so there was no reason to be late – I was the one frowning and drumming my fingers if the tutor was late, not the other way round. Indeed, if I could persuade him to linger for an extra five minutes, it was a bonus, not a nuisance. I wasn't frightened to ask questions, and homework was a pleasure not a pain. When I passed an exam, I had passed it for me and me alone, not for my parents or my teachers. The satisfaction I got was entirely personal.

Some people fear going back to school because they worry that their brains have got rusty. But the joy is that, although some parts have rusted up, your brain has learnt all kinds of other things since you were young. It has learnt to think independently and flexibly and is much better at relating one thing to another. What you lose in the rust department, you gain in the maturity department.

In some ways, age is a positive plus. For instance, when you're older, you get less frustrated. Experience has told you that, if you're calm and simply do something carefully again and again, eventually you'll get the hang of it. The confidence you have in other areas – from being able to drive a car, perhaps – means that if you can't, say, build a chair instantly, you don't, like a child, want to destroy your first pathetic attempts. Maturity tells you that you will, with application, eventually get there.

I hated piano lessons at school, but I was good at music. And coming back to it, with a teacher who could explain why certain exercises were useful and with musical concepts that, at the age of ten, I could never grasp, was magical. Initially, I did feel a bit strange, thumping out a piece that I'd played for my school exams, with just as little comprehension of what the composer intended as I'd had all those years before. But soon, complex emotions that I never knew poured out from my fingers, and suddenly I could understand why practice makes perfect.

Question 71:  It is implied in paragraph 1 that ______.

A.  young learners are usually lazy in their class

B.  parents should encourage young learners to study more

C.  young learners often lack a good motivation for learning

D.  teachers should give young learners less homework

Question 72:  The writer's main point in paragraph 2 is to show that as people grow up, ______.

A.  they get more impatient with their teachers

B.  they tend to learn less as they are discouraged

C.  they have a more positive attitude towards learning

D.  they cannot learn as well as younger learners

Question 73:  The phrase "For starters" in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by "______".

A. For beginners     B. At the starting point C. At the beginning D. First and foremost

Question 74:  While doing some adult learning courses at a college, the writer was surprised ______.

A. to have more time to learn         B. to get on better with the tutor

C. to be able to learn more quickly            D. to feel learning more enjoyable

Question 75:  In paragraph 3, the word "rusty" means ______.

A.  staying alive and becoming more active

B.  not as good as it used to be through lack of practice

C.  impatient because of having nothing to do

D.  covered with rust and not as good as it used to be

Question 76:  The phrase "get there" in paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to "______".

A. receive a school or college degree         B. have the things you have long desired

C. achieve your aim with hard work          D. arrive at an intended place with difficulty

Question 77:  All of the following are true about adult learning EXCEPT ______.

A.  experience in doing other things can help one's learning

B.  young people usually feel less patient than adults

C.  adult learners have fewer advantages than young learners

D.  adults think more independently and flexibly than young people

Question 78:  It can be inferred from paragraph 4 that maturity is a positive plus in the learning process because adult learners ______.

A.  are able to organize themselves better than younger learners

B.  have become more patient than younger learners

C.  pay more attention to detail than younger learners

D.  are less worried about learning than younger learners

Question 79:  It is implied in the last paragraph that when you learn later in life, you ______.

A.  should expect to take longer to learn than when you were younger

B.  are not able to concentrate as well as when you were younger

C.  can sometimes understand more than when you were younger

D.  find that you can recall a lot of things you learnt when younger

Question 80:  What is the writer's main purpose in the passage?

A. To show how fast adult learning is.      B. To encourage adult learning.

C. To describe adult learning methods.     D. To explain reasons for learning.




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