ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC Môn: Tiếng Anh NĂM 2012-2013 -Quang Diệu






ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2012-2013 (LẦN 1)

Môn: Tiếng Anh; Khối A1 và D1

Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút

(Đề thi gồm 6 trang - 80 câu trắc nghiệm)


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

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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. reliable                    B. dependable             C. memorable              D. desirable

Question 2.     A. courageous             B. minority                  C. machine                  D. majesty

Question 3.     A. diamond                 B. diameter                 C. diagnose                 D. diagram

Question 4.     A. architecture                        B. artificial                  C. argument                D. arrogantly

Question 5.     A. Vietnamese                       B. manoeuvre              C. taboo                      D. competitor   


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. These figures show a __________ in the number of jobless people in this country.

            A. lessening                 B. loss                         C. lowering                 D. reduction   

Question 7. Managers of small businesses prefer ________ on doing their management work.

            A. centrality                B. centralization          C. centralism               D. centre

Question 8.  I don't know how they managed ________ us though we lived far away from their place.

            A. on finding              B. finding                    C. to find                    D. with finding

Question 9. Do you think that the boy's action was rather out of ________?

            A. being                      B. role                         C. personality              D. character

Question 10. With the end of childhood and the onset of ________, young people experience profound changes.

            A. teenage                   B. adulthood               C. adolescence            D. middle age

Question 11. Her husband is a real jerk. How does she ________ him?

            A. put through                        B. put up with             C. put away                D. put on

Question 12. Quite honestly, Mr. Mitt, I think you've ________ the whole story.

            A. made up                 B. turned up                C. gave up                   D. got up

Question 13. There was so much snow that our village was completely ________ and food had to be brought in by helicopter.                                                                                                  

            A. gone out                 B. let up                      C. broken down          D. cut off

Question 14.  _______ gene in the human genome to be thoroughly understood, many human diseases could be cured or prevented.

A. Each                       B. Since                       C. If each                    D. Were each

Question 15. You'd rather speak to him yourself, ________?

            A. hadn't you              B. didn't you              C. won't you               D. wouldn't you

Question 16.  While southern California is densely populated, _______ live in the northern part of the state.

A. many people           B. a few of people      C. a number people     D. few people

Question 17. Diamonds are often found in rock formations called pipes, ________ the throats of extinct volcanoes.

A. they resemble                                             B. there is a resemble to

C. in which they resemble                              D. which resemble

Question 18. Mohandas K. Gandhi, ________ Mahatma, lived a noble life of poverty to work for independence.

            A. called                      B. calling                     C. was called              D. that was called


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Question 19. In his lifetime he was one of the world's richest men, and is believed ________ his fortune by arms dealing.

A. to be making          B. to have made          C. to make                  D. to have been made     

Question 20. By the time Brown's daughter graduates, ________ retired.

            A. he                           B. he has                     C. he'll have                D. he'll be going to be

Question 21. The hotel _______ have received our booking as they had no reservation under the name "Wright".

A. might not                B. can't                       C. may not                  D. mustn't

Question 22. Many habitats change ________ the types of plants and animals that live there.

            A. in respect for          B. with respect to        C. as for                      D. as against

Question 23. At no time _______ you pay a rise.

A. did I ever promise                                      B. do ever I promise

C. I have ever promised                                  D. had ever I promised

Question 24.  Hot springs are one of the most characteristic features of areas of recent volcanic activity although _______ in other areas less abundantly.

A. also to have occurred                                 B. their occurrence also have

C. also occur                                                   D. they do also occur

Question 25. Over the past several decades, radio telescopes ________ of the universe from the one disclosed by ordinary telescopes.

A. have given scientists quite a different view

B. have quite a different view given scientists

C. quite a different view have given scientists

D. have they given scientists quite a different view

Question 26. Newspaper publishers in the United States have estimated ________ reads a newspaper every day.

A. nearly 80 percent of the adult population who

B. it is nearly 80 percent of the adult population

C. that nearly 80 percent of the adult population who

D. that nearly 80 percent of the adult population

Question 27.  _______ both safety and reliability have always been primary goals of the railway mechanical engineer.

A. Railroad history                                         B. Railroad history includes

C. Throughout railroad history                       D. In railroad history there are

Question 28. There were large rooms with ________ in the house.

A. beautiful decorating walls                          B. beautiful walls decorating

C. beautifully decorated walls                        D. beautifully decorating walls

Question 29. -  "How kind, you really shouldn't have bothered!"

                      -  "_________."

A. It was nothing, really                                 B. Don't worry, I didn't bother

C. Why not? I was happy                               D. It was a very good thing

Question 30. - "He's not interested in Physics, is he?"                     

          - "_________"

            A. No problem!                                               B. No, he isn't, I'm afraid.

            C. Yes, he is not at all.                                    D. I promise he isn't. 

Question 31. - "The exam test is the hardest one we've ever had this term!"          

                      - " _________ but I think it's quite easy."

            A. I couldn't agree more                                 B. You're absolutely right

            C. I don't see in that way                               D. I understand what you're saying

Question 32. - "________ detective stories?"

                      - "In my opinion, they are very good for teenagers."

A. How about                                                 B. Are you fond of

C. What do you think about                           D. What do people feel about


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Question 33. - "How would you like your steak?"                - " _________"

            A. Very good!             B. Yes, sir.                  C. Rare, please.           D. Not too bad.                      

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

Question 34. The notice should be put in the most conspicuous place so that all the students can be well-informed.

A. beautiful                 B. easily seen              C. popular                   D. suspicious

Question 35. When I mentioned the party, he was all ears.

A. deaf                                                            B. partially deaf         

C. listening neglectfully                                  D. listening attentively


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


Joanne Rowling became famous almost overnight. She is the (36) ________ of a highly successful series of books for young people.

Joanne has dreamt of being a writer for as long as she can remember. In fact, she has been (37) ________ stories and characters ever since she was a schoolgirl. When she was still quite young, the family moved to a town called Chepstow. A family who lived (38) ________ were called Potter, and she used their name for the hero of her books. She and her sister, Di, (39) ________ a state school in the town. At school, she was hard-working and rather reserved. She was (40) _________ good at English and languages. Her talent for telling stories made her a popular figure in the school. During breaks between (41) _________ , she was often surrounded by a crowd of friends, excited to hear the (42) ________ story she had written. She often included her classmates in her stories though they were not always aware of this!

When she left school, Joanne succeeded in getting a place at university. After graduating, she got a (43) ________ in French. Then Joanne started to work as a teacher in a school in Portugal. She married a journalist but, sadly, the couple soon (44) ________   and she moved to Edinburgh. She had (45) ________ and couldn't even afford a plastic folder to send her new book to potential publishers. However, one wonderful day a publisher said "yes". It was the greatest day of her life.


Question 36.   A. composer                B. novelist                   C. author                     D. artist

Question 37.   A. taking up                B. making up               C. doing up                 D. putting up

Question 38.   A. next                                    B. nearby                     C. across                     D. besides

Question 39.   A. went                       B. studied                   C. frequented              D. attended

Question 40.   A. most                       B. a quite                     C. particularly             D. unexpected

Question 41.   A. lessons                    B. lectures                   C. sessions                  D. tutorials

Question 42.   A. latest                       B. last                          C. ultimate                  D. recent

Question 43.   A. certificate               B. diploma                  C. license                    D. degree

Question 44.   A. broke into               B. broke up                 C. broke out                D. broke down

Question 45.   A. never something     B. no income               C. neither income        D. not at all    



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

Question 46.  That lecturer, his name I have forgotten, is very well-known.

                                    A           B                   C                                 D

Question 47.  The film we saw last night was different from that I had expected. 

                           A            B                                             C               D

Question 48.  I'm just going out to the shops; if anyone rings, tell them I will be back for a few minutes.                               A                 B                                                       C                D


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Question 49.  It is believed that the more frequent you exercise, the greater physical endurance you

                                                                        A                  B                              C  

will have.


Question 50.  After searching for evidence in the house, the police concluded that the thief

                                    A                                      B                                                                           

must have come in through the window and stole the property while the family was asleep.

            C                                                           D


Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is best built from the prompts given.

Question 51. opinion/ election/ fair

A. According to my opinion, the election was unfair.

B. In my opinion, I think the election was unfair.

C. My opinion was unfair about the election.

D. In my opinion, the election was unfair.

Question 52. castle/ build/ 200 years ago/ fall down/ last storm.

A. The castle built 200 years ago has fallen down in the last storm.

B. The castle built 200 years ago was fallen down in the last storm.

C. The castle built 200 years ago fell down in the last storm.

D. The castle which built 200 years ago was fallen down in the last storm.

Question 53. I/ see/ board / without/ glasses/.

A. I can't even see nothing on the board without any glasses.

B. I can hardly see anything on the board without wearing my glasses.

C. Without wearing my glasses, I can't almost see nothing on the board.

D. Without wearing my glasses, nothing on the board can be seen by myself.

Question 54. Rain/ every day/ have/ spend/ most/ time/ indoors,

A. It rained every day so we have spent most of our time indoors.

B. It rained every day so we had to spend most of our time indoors.

C. It is raining every day so we had to spend most of time indoors.

D. It rained nearly every day so we had spent most of our time indoors.     

Question 55. When/ you/ make/ mind/ university/ attend?

A. When are you going to make up your mind about which university to attend?

B. When are you going to make your mind about which university to attend?

C. When are you making up your mind the university that you attend?

D. When will you make up your mind which university to attend?


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

Question 56.  As soon as they got home, it started to rain.

            A. Hardly had it started to rain when they got home.

            B. No sooner had they got home, it started to rain.

            C. They got home after it had stopped raining.

            D. When they were getting home, it started to rain.

Question 57. The college will inform you of the result of your exam by letter.

A. The result of your exam will be sent to you together with a letter from the college.

B. The result of your exam, in which you had to write a letter, will be informed to you by the college.

C. You will be informed of the result of your exam by letter by the college.

D. You will receive information of your exam by the college as a result of your attendance.

Question 58. The teacher gave Mary permission to leave the classroom.

            A. "You must leave the classroom," the teacher told Mary.

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B. "You may leave the classroom," the teacher told Mary.

            C. "You ought to leave the classroom," the teacher told Mary.

D. "I give you permission leaving the classroom," the teacher told Mary.

Question 59. I was not surprised to hear that Peter had failed his final exam.

A. By having failed his final exam, Peter made no surprise.

B. Peter's having failed his final exam is not my surprise.

C. If Peter had not failed his final exam, I would have been surprised.

D. It came as no surprise to me that Peter had failed his final exam.

Question 60.  I remember the secretary telling him about the meeting, even though he says she didn't.

A. He says that I didn't remember to tell the secretary about the meeting, but I did.

B. He denies having been told about the meeting, but I recall hearing the secretary tell him

about it.                       

C. I remember the secretary, who told him about the meeting, but he says she doesn't.

D. I reminded the secretary to tell him about the meeting, even if he claims she didn't do it.


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.

Vincent Van Gogh was born in Groot Zundert, in The Netherlands on March 30th 1853, to  parents Theodorus Van Gogh, a preacher, and Ana Cornelia Carbentus. In 1869 at the age of 16,  Van Gogh began a career, not as a painter, but as an art dealer with the firm Goupil & Cie. He spent 7 years at Goupil & Cie where daily contacts with works of art kindled his appreciation of paintings and drawings. Gradually Vincent lost interest in his work and decided to try his hand teaching at a Catholic School for boys. His growing interest in religion and his desire to help the poor eventually drove him to become a clergyman. In 1878, he became a lay preacher in one of the most  impoverished regions in Western Europe: the coal-mining district of The Borinage in Belgium. Vincent sympathized with the poverty-stricken miners and gave away most of his food and clothing to ease their burdened lives. His extreme commitment to the miners drew disfavor from the church, which dismissed him of his post. Vincent, however, decided to remain with the miners and began to paint them and their families, chronicling their harsh conditions.

Soon after, thanks to his brother's financial help, Vincent decided to go to Brussels in 1880 to begin studies in art. During the next 10 years, Vincent painted around 872 paintings. In 1882, Vincent began living with Clasina Maria Hoornik, also known as Sien, and her children, in The  Hague. Their volatile personalities and the strain of living in complete poverty created a stormy relationship. Vincent was devoted to Sien and her children, but art always came first. As his drawing and painting skills advanced, his relationship with Sien deteriorated and they parted ways in September 1883.

In 1886, Vincent moved in with his brother-Theo in Paris where he met Paul Gauguin and various other artists, who had a tremendous impact on his ongoing evolution as an artist. Never truly happy in large cities, Vincent decided to move to Aries Province in the south of France, where he rented a studio and invited Paul Gauguin to live with him. In December 1888, Vincent experienced a psychotic episode in which he cut off a piece of his left ear. After this episode, he was in and out of asylums for the next year. It was thought that Van Gogh was actually epileptic and that is why people thought he had fits of insanity throughout his life. He painted one of his best-known paintings, Starry Night, during one of his stays in the asylum. In mid-1890, Vincent left the asylum and spent the last few months of his life in Auvers, France. On July 27th 1890, Vincent Van Gogh shot himself in the chest. Two days later he died with his younger brother-Theo by his side.  He left behind a wonderful array of paintings that make him one of the most influential painters of our time.


Question 61. Van Gogh decided to become a clergyman due to ­­­­­­________.

A. his love of art                                 B. his developing enthusiasm in Christianity

C. the Goupil & Cie art dealer firm    D. his teachings at the Catholic School for boys

Question 62. The word "chronicling" in paragraph 1 is closest meaning to "_________".

            A. suffering                 B. classifying              C. recording                D. colouring


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Question 63. Vincent's extreme commitment to the miners resulted in ________.

A. the church discharging him of his duty

B. his painting the miners and their families

C. his sympathizing with the miners

D. the church giving food and clothing to the miners

Question 64. Vincent and Clasina's relationship was stormy because of ________.

A. her children                                    B. their tame personalities

C. his devotion to art                          D. the stress of living in poor conditions

Question 65.  The word "deteriorated" in paragraph 2 is closest meaning to "_________".

            A. became worse and worse               B. detested

            C. developed                                      D. turned down

Question 66. Vincent moved to Paris ________.

A. in order to evolve as an artist         B. to live with Paul Gauguin

C. to meet other artists                       D. to live with his brother

Question 67. Vincent went to Aries because ________.

A. he did not get along with his brother, Theo

B. he disliked big cities

C. he wanted to live in a bigger city

D. he wanted to live in Gauguin's house in Aries

Question 68.  The word "episode" in paragraph 3 refers to "_________".

            A. unfortunate time                            B. one of several parts of a story on television

C. important event in his life              D. unbelievable fact

Question 69. Vincent first went into an asylum because ________.

A. he painted Starry Night                  B. he was epileptic

C. he cut off part of his ear                D. he was insane throughout his life

Question 70. Van Gogh was believed to be ________.

A. epileptic                  B. a loner         C. insane                     D. an inadequate painter


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.

































Levels of Vocabulary

Most languages have several levels of vocabulary that may be used by the same speakers. In English, at least three have been identified and described.

Standard usage includes those words and expressions understood, used, and accepted by a majority of the speakers of a language in any situation regardless of the level of formality. As such, these words and expressions are well defined and listed in standard dictionaries. Colloquialisms, on the other hand, are familiar words and idioms that are understood by almost all speakers of a language and used in informal speech or writing, but not considered acceptable for more formal situations. Almost all idiomatic expressions are colloquial language. Slang, refers to words and expressions understood by a large number of speakers but not accepted as appropriate formal usage by the majority. Colloquial expressions and even slang may be found in standard dictionaries but will be so identified. Both colloquial usage and slang are more common in speech than writing.

Colloquial speech often passes into standard speech. Some slang also passes into standard speech, but other slang expressions enjoy momentary popularity followed by obscurity. In some cases, the majority never accepts certain slang phrases but nevertheless retains them in their collective memories. Every generation seems to require its own set of words to describe familiar objects and events.

            It has been pointed out by a number of linguists that three cultural conditions are necessary for the creation of a large body of slang expressions. First, the introduction 

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and acceptance of new objects and situations in the society; second, a diverse population with a large number of subgroups; third, association among the subgroups and the majority population.

            Finally, it is worth noting that the terms "standard", "colloquial", and "slang" exist only as abstract labels for scholars who study language. Only a tiny number of the speakers of any language will be aware that they are using colloquial or slang  expressions. Most speakers of English will, during appropriate situations, select and use three types of expressions.


Question 71. Which of the following is the main topic of the passage?

A. Standard speech                                         B. Idiomatic phrases

C. Different types of vocabulary                   D. Dictionary usage

Question 72. The word "appropriate" in line 10 is closest in meaning to ________.

A. old                          B. large                        C. correct                                D. important

Question 73. How is slang defined by the author?

A. Words and phrases accepted by the majority of formal usage.

B. Words or phrases understood by the majority but not found in standard dictionaries.

C. Words or phrases that are understood by a restricted group of speakers.

D. Words or phrases understood by a large number of speakers but not accepted as formal

Question 74. The word "obscurity" in line 16 could best be replaced by ________.

A. disappearance         B. influence                 C. qualification           D. tolerance

Question 75. Where in the passage does the author explain where colloquial language and slang are most commonly used?

A. Line 3-5                  B. Line 12-13              C. Line 19-20              D. Line 26-28

Question 76. The word "them" in line 17 refers to ________.

A. words                     B. slang phrases          C. memories                D. the majority

Question 77. What does the author mean by the statement in line 6-8: "Colloquialisms, on the other  hand, are familiar words and idioms that are understood by almost all speakers of a language and  used in informal speech or writing, but not considered acceptable for more formal situations."?

A. Familiar words and phrases are found in both speech and writing in formal settings.

B. Familiar situations that are experienced by most people are called colloquialisms.                                  

C. Informal language contains colloquialisms, which are not found in more formal language.

D. Most of the speakers of a language can used both formal and informal speech in their appropriate situations.

Question 78. Which of the following is true of standard usage?

A. It can be used in formal and informal settings

B. It is limited to written language

C. It is only understood by the upper classes

D. It is constantly changing

Question 79. The author mentions all of the following as requirements for slang expressions to be created EXCEPT ________.                      

A. new situations                                            B. new generation

C. interaction among diverse groups              D. a number of linguists

Question 80. It can be inferred from the passage that the author ________.

A. does not approve of either slang or colloquial speech in any situation

B. approves of colloquial speech in some situations, but not slang

C. approves of slang and colloquial speech in appropriate situations

D. does not approve of colloquial usage in writing





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