ĐỀ LUYỆN THI TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG QUỐC GIA - ĐỀ SỐ 8
MÔN: TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian làm bài: 60 phút
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 1: A. moved B. enjoyed C. liked D. achieved
Question 2: A. vacancy B. primary C. labour D. education
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3: A. statistics B. engineer C. biology D. compulsory
Question 4: A. traditional B. ceremony C. socialise D. television
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 5: If you had gone to bed early last night, you wouldn’t have been so sleepy now.
. A B C D
Question 6: The teacher asked him why hadn’t he done his homework, but he said nothing.
. A B C D
Question 7: Pay attention of the traffic lights when you are travelling in the street.
. A B C D
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 8: We________ for going home when it began to rain
A. have prepared B. are preparing
C. were preparing D. will be preparing
Question 9: My brothers are often very _______to what I say. They are really lovable.
A. obey B. obedience C. obedient D. obediently
Question 10: Many young people have objected to _______ marriage, which is decided by the parents of the bride and groom.
A. agreed B. shared C. contractual D. sacrificed
Question 11: Since motion pictures________ we have had a new kind of entertainment.
A. were invented B. have been invented
C. will have been invented D. had been invented
Question 12: The mother told her son ________ so impolitely.
A. not behave B. not to behave C. not behaving D. did not behave
Question 13: Our teacher often said, "Who knows the answer? ________ your hand."
A. Rise B. Lift C. Raise D. Heighten
Question 14: Tommy left high school _______ the age _______ seventeen.
A. at / of B. in / for C. on / with D. of / in
Question 15: A/an _______ is an official document stating that you have passed an examination, completed a course, or achieved some necessary qualifications.
A. certificate B. requirement C. education D. test
Question 16: Reagan _______ an actor years ago.
A. is said to be B. was said being
C. was said have been D. is said to have been
Question 17: He was always coming up with new ideas, _______ were absolutely impracticable.
A. most of whom B. that C. most of which D. most of that
Question 18: Peter was asked to _______ to a newspaper article making predictions for technological progress in 10 years.
A. expect B. invent C. develop D. contribute
Question 19: He usually travels to _______ Philadelphia by _______ train.
A. Ø / Ø B. the / a C. the / the D. Ø / a
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the following exchanges.
Question 20: Tony: You look great in this new dress.
A. With pleasure B. Not at all
C. It’s nice of you to say so D. Do not say anything about it
Question 21: Ann: Do you think you’ll get the job?
A. I know so B. Well, I hope so C. I think not D. Yes, that’s right
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlinded word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 22: When being interviewed, you should concentrate on what the interviewer is saying or asking you.
A. be related to B. be interested in
C. pay all attention to D. express
Question 23: The medical community continues to make progress in the fight against cancer.
A. speed B. expectation C. improvement D. treatment
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlinded word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 24: She got up late and rushed to the bus stop.
A. came into B. went slowly C. run quickly D. dropped by
Question 25: I thought his comments were very inappropriate at the time.
A. correct B. right C. exact D. suitable
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 26: I haven’t seen him for months.
A. It’s months since I last saw him B. It’s months when I last saw him C. It’s months before I last saw him D. It’s months after I last saw him
Question 27: He started living here three years ago.
A. He lived here three years ago.
B. He has lived here for three years.
C. He had been living here for three years.
D. He had lived here three years ago.
Question 28: People don’t use this road very often.
A. This road is not used very often. B. Not very often this road is not used.
C. This road very often is not used. D. This road not very often is used.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 29: Had you told me about this earlier, _____________.
A. everything will be all right now
B. everything would be all right now
C. everything would have been all right now
D. everything is all right now
Question 30: The interviewer asked me _____________.
A. had I worked somewhere before B. did I work somewhere before
C. that I worked somewhere before D. if I had worked somewhere before
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 31 to 35.
What do you do well? What do you enjoy doing? Your answers to these two questions will help you identify your strength. An employer will consider you seriously for a (31) _____. when you can show them that you know who you are, what you can offer and which you have studied. Sometimes it is difficult to know what your weaknesses are. Clearly not everyone is equally good (32) _____ everything. You may need to improve yourself and so taking courses in that field could turn a weakness into strength.
You will need to spend some time on your self-assessment. Your honesty and the desire for self-improvement will lead to (33) _____ in getting the right job. Explore the following seven areas to start to get to know yourself: your aptitude, your skills, your personality, the level of responsibility you feel comfortable with, your interests and your needs.
Ask yourself if you have any special talents and if you need to consider your physical health when choosing a job. Be as honest and realistic as you can, and ask for other people's opinions (34) _____ necessary. Make a list of these things. It is usually a good idea to talk about your aptitudes with teachers, family and friends;
If you are considering a career that requires a special talent, such as art, acrobatics, mathematics or music, discuss your aptitudes with (35) _____ expert in that area and discover how they fit the needs of the occupation.
Question 31: A. position B. location C. spot D. room
Question 32: A. upon B. in C. at D. for
Question 33: A. success B. successful C. successfully D. succeed
Question 34: A. because B. although C. if D. so
Question 35: A. some B. an C. the D. a
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 42.
Although speech is the most advanced form of communication, there are many ways of communicating without using speech. Signals, signs, symbols, and gestures may be found in every known culture. The main function of a signal is to impinge upon the environment in such a way that it attracts attention, as for example, the dots and dashes of telegraph curcuit. Coded to refer to speech, the potential for communication is very great. Less adaptable to the codification of words, signs also contain meaning in and of themselves. A stop sign or a barber pole conveys meaning quickly and more difficult to describe than either signals or signs because of their intricate relationship with the receiver’s cultural perceptions. In some cultures, applauding in a theatre provides performers with an auditory symbol of approval. Gestures, such as waving and hand-shaking also communicate certain cultural messages.
Although signals, signs, symbols and gestures are very useful, they do have a major disadvantages. They usually do not allow ideas to be shared without the sender being directly adjacent to the receiver. As a result, means of communication intended to be used for long distances and extended periods are based on speech. Radio, television, and telephone are only a few.
Question 36: What does the author say about speech?
A. That it is the only true form of communication.
B. That it is dependent upon the advances made by inventors.
C. That it is necessary for communication to occur.
D. That it is the most advanced form of communication.
Question 37: Applauding was cited as an example of_____.
A. A sign B. A signal C. A symbol D. A gesture
Question 38: It may be concluded from this passage that_____.
A. Signals, signs, symbols and gestures are forms of communication.
B. Symbols are very easy to define and interpret.
C. Only some cultures have signals and symbols,
D. Waving and handshaking are not related to culture.
Question 39: The word curcuit in line 4 is closest meaning to ____.
A. Hand B. Letter C. Email D. Round
Question 40: Find the word in the passage that means “support”.
A. Convey B. Cultural C. Approval D. Useful
Question 41: From the passage, we all know that waving hand to say good bye is a____.
A. Signal B. Symbol C. Gesture D. Sign
Question 42: All of the following are true EXCEPT_____.
A. Signals, symbols, signs and gestures are found in every culture.
B. Signals, symbols, signs and gestures are very useful.
C. Signals, symbols, signs and gestures also have disadvantages.
D. Signals, symbols, signs and gestures are used for long distance contact.
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 43 to 50.
The need for a surgical operation , especially an emergency operation, almost always comes as a severe shock to the patient and his family. Despite modern advances, most people still have an irrational fear of hospitals and anesthetics. Patients do not often believe they really need surgery- cutting into a part of the body as opposed to treatment with drugs.
In the early years of the twentieth century there was little specialisation in surgery. A good surgeon was capable of performing almost every operation that had been devised up to that time. Today the situation is different. Operations are now being carried out that were not even dreamed of 60 years ago. The heart can be safely opened and its valves required. Clogged blood vessels can be cleaned out, and broken ones mended or replaced. A lung, the whole stomach, or even part of the brain can be removed and still permit the patient to live a comfortable and satisfactory life. However, not every surgeon wants to, or is qualified to carry out every type of modern operation. The scope of surgery has increased remarkably. Its safety has increased too. The hospital stay after surgery has been shortened to as a week for most major operation.
Many developments in modern surgery are almost incredible. They include the replacement of damaged blood vessels with stimulated ones made of plastic; the replacement of heart valves with plastic substitutes; the transplanting of tissues such as the lens of the eye; the invention of the artificial kidney to clean the blood of poisons at regular intervals and the development of heart and lung machines to keep patients alive during very long operations. All theses things open a hopeful vista for the future of surgery.
One of the most revolutionary areas of modern surgery is that of organ transplants. Until a few years ago, no person, except an identical twin, was able to accept into his body the tissues of another person without reacting against them and eventually killing them. recently, however, it has been discovered that with the use of X-ray and special drugs, it is possible to graft tissues from one person to another which will survive for periods of a year or more. Kidney’s have been successfully transplanted between non- identical twins. Heart and lung transplants have been reasonably successful in animals, though rejection problems in humans have yet to be solved.
“Spare parts” surgery, the simple routine replacement of all worn-out organs by new ones, is still a dream of the distant future. As yet, surgery is not ready for such miracles. In the meantime, you can be happy if your doctor says to you: “Yes, I think it is possible to operate ”.
Question 43: Most people are afraid of being operated on _______________
A. in spite of improvements in modern surgery
B. because they think modern drugs are dangerous
C. because they do not believe they need anesthetics
D. unless it is an emergency operation
Question 44: Open heart surgery has been possible¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ ____________________.
A. only in the last sixty years B. from prehistoric time
C. since the nineteenth century D. since the invention of valves
Question 45: A patient can still live a comfortable and satisfactory life, even after the removal of ___________
A. his brain
B. his lungs
C. a major organ such as the stomach or one lung
D. part of the stomach or the whole liver
Question 46: Modern surgeons ___________________
A. do not like to perform operations of the new type
B. are not as highly professional as the new type
C. are obliged to specialize more than their predecessors
D. often perform operations which are not really needed
Question 47: The word irrational in the passage can best be replaced by ____________
A. logical B. understandable C. unreasonable D. unusual
Question 48: The main difficult with organ transplants is _______________
A. it is difficult to find organs of exactly the same size
B. their body’s tendency to reject alien tissues
C. only identical twins can give permission for their organs to be exchanged
D. the patient is not allowed to use drugs after them
Question 49: “Spare parts” surgery_____________________
A. will be available in the near future
B. is only possible for the animals
C. has been replaced by modern drug treatment
D. has yet to become a reality
Question 50: You can be happy if your surgeon can operate because it means ___________
A. he thinks your condition may be curable B. he is s good doctor
C. he knows you will survive D. you are getting better already
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Question 1 C Question 26 A
Question 2 B Question 27 B
Question 3 B Question 28 A
Question 4 A Question 29 B
Question 5 C Question 30 D
Question 6 B Question 31 A
Question 7 B Question 32 C
Question 8 C Question 33 A
Question 9 C Question 34 C
Question 10 C Question 35 B
Question 11 A Question 36 D
Question 12 B Question 37 C
Question 13 C Question 38 A
Question 14 A Question 39 D
Question 15 A Question 40 C
Question 16 D Question 41 C
Question 17 C Question 42 D
Question 18 D Question 43 A
Question 19 A Question 44 A
Question 20 C Question 45 C
Question 21 B Question 46 C
Question 22 C Question 47 C
Question 23 C Question 48 A
Question 24 B Question 49 D
Question 25 D Question 50 A