Đề thi thử: Môn tiếng Anh kỳ thi THPTQG năm 2020 - Sở GD&ĐT Cần Thơ

Đề thi thử: Môn tiếng Anh kỳ thi THPTQG năm 2020 - Sở GD&ĐT Cần Thơ

Cô Đỗ Vân Anh

 

KÌ THI TỐT NGHIỆP TRUNG HỌC PHỔ THÔNG QUỐC GIA NĂM 2020

Bài thi: NGOẠI NGỮ; Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH

SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO CẦN THƠ

 

 

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 1. A. receive                    B. maintain                C. practice                 D. decide

Question 2. A. powerful                  B. popular                  C. destructive            D. wonderful

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.

Scientists have uncovered a new threat to the world's endangered coral reefs. They have found that most are incapable of growing quickly enough to compensate for rising sea levels triggered by global warming. The study suggests that reefs - which are already suffering serious degradation because the world's seas are warming and becoming more acidic - could also become overwhelmed by rising oceans. The research, led by scientists at Exeter University and published in Nature this week, involved studying growth rates for more than 200 tropical western Atlantic and Indian Ocean reefs. It was found only 9% of these reefs had the ability to keep up with even the most optimistic rates of sea-level rises forecast by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. "For many reefs across the Caribbean and Indian Ocean regions, where the study focused, rates of growth are slowing due to coral reef degradation," said Professor Chris Perry, of Exeter University. "Meanwhile, rates of sea-level rise are increasing - and our results suggest reefs will be unable to keep up. As a result, water depths above most reefs will increase rapidly through this century."

Sea levels rose by several inches over the past century and measurements indicate the speed of this increase is now rising significantly. Two key factors are involved: climate change is making ocean water warmer and so it expands; and as ice sheets and glaciers melt, they increase amounts of water in the oceans. At the same time, reefs are being weakened by ocean warming and also by ocean acidification, triggered as the seas absorb more and more carbon dioxide. These effects lead to bleaching events that kill off vast stretches of coral and limits their ability to grow.

“Our predictions, even under the best case scenarios, suggest that by 2100, the inundation of reefs will expose coastal communities to significant threats of shoreline change," said co-author Prof Peter Mumby of Queensland University. This point was backed by US marine scientist Ilsa Ruffner writing in a separate comment piece for Nature. “The implications of the study are dire. Many island nations and territories are set to quickly lose crucial natural resources.”

(Source: https://www.theguardian.com/)

Question 3. Which of the following does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Global warming will cause the rise of sea levels.

B. Coral reefs will be overwhelmed by rising oceans.

C. Coral reefs may escape from extinction because of the increase in sea levels.

D. Sea levels will become the main factor of bleaching.

Question 4. What does the word “triggered” in the first paragraph probably mean?

A. caused                        B. included                   C. impressed                         D. changed

Question 5. According to the passage, the two factors causing the rise of sea level are

A. climate change and ice expansion

B. severe weather and climate change

C. climate change and ice melt

D. global warming and freeze

Question 6. What does the phrase “these effects” in paragraph 4 refer to?

A. ocean warming and ocean acidification

B. reef weakening and ocean acidification

C. ocean warming and CO2 absorb

D. reef weakening and ocean warming

Question 7. The word “backed” is closest in meaning to

A. declared                        B. criticized                            C. supported                          D. disagreed

Question 8. Which is NOT mentioned in the passage?

A. Tropical coral reefs are increasing more quickly than others in Pacific Ocean.

B. Water depths above most reefs will increase rapidly through this century.

C. Ocean warming affects the growth of coral reefs.

D. The majority of tropical coral reefs cannot keep pace with the increasing rate of sea levels.

Question 9. The author implies in the last paragraph that

A. even in the most optimistic prediction, coral reefs will experience their extinction

B. the results of the study are more serious than what scientists have predicted

C. people often exploit natural resources in island nations and territories

D. human activities will not only affect marine life but also put themselves at risk

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

Question 10. He finished high school with excellent results ___________ he studies in poor conditions.

A. because                        B. because of                             C. although                   D. in spite of

Question 11. If I ___________ enough money, I would go abroad to improve my English

A. had                              B. have                                      C. had had                    D. would have

Question 12. They were late for work because their car ___________ down.

A. cut                               B. put                                        C. broke                        D. got

Question 13. Linda never goes to school late, ___________?

A. isn't she                       B. doesn't she                             C. does she                    D. is she

Question 14. The light went out while I ___________ a comic book.

A. was reading                 B. reads                                      C. read                           D. had read

Question 15. I think this job is very interesting. Why don't you ___________ it?

A. take after                    B. apply for                                  C. take off                      D. apply to

Question 16. Mary's father doesn't let her ___________ a puppy.

A. adopting                     B. to adopt                                   C. adopt                         D. adopted

Question 17. He talks continuously with his friends about his achievements. He's a kind of person who is always ___________.

A. reaching his ears                           B. asking for the moon

c. paying the earth                            D. blowing his own horn

Question 18. Students can gain ___________ benefits from learning to work together.

A. considering                   B considerable                       C. considerably                     D. consideration

Question 19. Last year we visited ___________ United States.

A. the                               B. an                                    C. a                                     D. Ø (no article)

Question 20. There have been more than 200 students ___________ scholarship from this educational organization so far.

A. won                             B. to be won                          C. winning                            D. to win

Question 21. Be careful! This cow is ____________. It can attack you.

A. out of order                  B. out of control                     C. out of sight                       D. out of work

Question 22. They have just ___________ an interesting survey of people's points of view on choosing their jobs.

A. sent                            B. conducted                           C. directed                           D. managed

Question 23. ___________, I will give it to him.

A. Before I finished the report                                         B. Since I finished the report

C. After I have finished the report                                   D. Until I had finished the report

Question 24. I will not be here next week. I am going to be on business ___________ Mexico.

A. at                                 B. of                                     C. on                           D. in

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

Question 25. I finished my homework. After that, I helped my mom do the household chores.

A. I helped my mom do the household chores and then I finished my homework.

B. Hardly had I finished my homework when I helped my mom do the household chores.

C. After I had helped my mom do the household chores, I finished my homework.

D. No sooner had I helped my mom do the household chores than I finished my homework

Question 26. You can do any job. The only condition is that you have the right qualifications for it.

A. You'll have the right qualifications for any job if you can do it.

B. You can do any job providing you have the right qualifications for it.

C. I have the right qualifications for any job unless you can do it.

D. You can do any job unless you have the right qualifications for it.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the option that best completes each of the following exchanges.

Question 27. Mai is talking to Susan about the changes of life.

- Mai: “Our living standards have been improved greatly.”

- Susan: “__________________”. We have taken full advantage of advanced technology."

A. I totally agree with you                      B. I can't agree with you

C. It's nice of you to say so                    D. Thanks for your complement

Question 28. Susan wants to borrow a bike from Mike.

- Susan: "Is it all right if I use your bike?”

- Mike: “__________________”.

A. Oh, sorry                                                    B. Sure, go ahead

C. Please accept it with my best wishes             D. Go straight ahead

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

Question 29. It is unnecessary to submit my assignment today because the deadline is tomorrow.

A. My assignment must be submitted today because the deadline is tomorrow

B. My assignment is required to submit by today because the deadline is tomorrow.

C. I should submit my assignment today because the deadline is tomorrow.

D. I needn't submit my assignment today because the deadline is tomorrow.

Question 30. This shop isn't so crowded with customers as that one.

A. That shop isn't as crowded with customers as this one.

B. That shop is less crowded with customers than this one.

C. This shop is more crowded with customers than that one.

D. This shop is less crowded with customers than that one.

Question 31. “You should take more care of your health,” the doctor said to her.

A. The doctor promised to take more care of her health.

B. The doctor admitted taking more care of her health.

C. The doctor asked her to take more care of her health.

D. The doctor advised her to take more care of her health.

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

Question 32. I get depressing when I think about the damage we are causing to the environment.

A. depressing                    B. think                               C. the                          D. causing

Question 33. Nam, as well as his classmates, were praised for their excellent performance by the teacher.

A. as well as                     B. were                                C. for                          D. by

Question 34. The scientific method consists of forming hypotheses, collect data, and testing results.

A. scientific                      B. consists                            C. collect                     D. results

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.

Higher education provides a (35) ____________ edge in the career market. We all know that in the economic times we are living in today, finding jobs is not guaranteed. The number of people unemployed is still relatively high, and the number of new career (36) ____________ isn't nearly enough to put people in jobs they are seeking. As a job seeker, you're competing with a high number of experienced workers who have been out of the workforce for a while and are also seeking work. (37) ____________, when you have a higher education, it generally equips you for better job security. Generally speaking employers tend to value those who have completed college than those who have only completed high school and are more likely to replace the person (38) ____________ hasn't received a higher education.

Furthermore, (39) ____________ companies even go so far as to pay your tuition because they consider an educated employee to be valuable to their organization. A college education is an investment that doesn't just provide you with substantial rewards. It benefits the hiring company as well.

Question 35. A. compete                B. competition           C. competitor              D. competitive

Question 36. A. responsibilities       B. possibilities            C. opportunities          D. activities

Question 37. A. Therefore              B. Otherwise              C. Furthermore            D. However

Question 38. A. where                   B. which                    C. who                        D. whose

Question 39. A. a                          B. every                     C. the                         D. some

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 40. My parents always disapproved of my smoking. They even told me once it would stop me growing taller.

A. refused                           B. supported                         C. disagreed                          D. denied

Question 41. Josh may get into hot water when driving at full speed after drinking.

A. remain calm                    B. fall into disuse                   C. get into trouble                 D. stay safe

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 42. During their five-decade history, the Asian Games have been advancing in all aspects.

A. going by                   B. going ahead                            C. going over                        D. going off

Question 43. Their daughter soon became a celebrated writer after her successful publication of her first novel.

A. famous                     B. modest                                    C. powerful                           D. competitive

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

Question 44. A. loud                       B. enough                  C. amount                  D. about

Question 45. A. brings                    B. tells                        C. buys                       D. speaks

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.

For many American university students, the weeklong spring break holiday means an endless party on a sunny beach in Florida or Mexico. In Panama City Beach, Florida, a city with a permanent population of around 36,000, more than half a million university students arrive during the month of March to play and party, making it the number one spring break destination in the United States.

A weeklong drinking binge is not for anyone, however, and a growing number of American university students have found a way to make spring break matter. For them, joining or leading a group of volunteers to travel locally or internationally and work to alleviate problems such as poverty, homelessness, or environmental damage makes spring break a unique learning experience that university students can feel good about.

During one spring break week, students at James Madison University in Virginia participated in 15 “alternative spring break” trips to nearby states, three others to more distant parts of the United States, and five international trips. One group of JMU students traveled to Bogalusa, Louisiana, to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Another group traveled to Mississippi to organize creative activities for children living in a homeless shelter. One group of students did go to Florida, but not to lie on the sand. They performed exhausting physical labor such as maintaining hiking trails and destroying invasive plant species that threaten the native Florida ecosystem.

Students who participate in alternative spring break projects find them very rewarding. While most university students have to get their degrees before they can start helping people, student volunteers are able to help people now.

Alternative spring break trips appear to be growing in popularity at universities across the United States. Students cite a number of reason for participating. Some appreciate the opportunity to socialize and meet new friends. Others want to exercise their beliefs about people’s obligation to serve humanity and make the world a better place whatever their reason, these students have discovered something that gives them rich rewards along with a break from school work.

(“Active Skills for Reading: Book 2” by Neil J. Anderson - Thompson)

Question 46. The article is mainly about _____________.

A. alternative spring break trips

B. drinking problems among university students

C. spring break in Florida and Mexico

D. sleeping on the floor or camping in tents

Question 47. How many university students travel to Panama Beach City every March for spring break?

A. Around 500,000             B. Around 50,000                    C. Around 36,000               D. Around 10,000

Question 48. The word “alleviate” in paragraph 2 probably means ______________.

A. reduce                          B. face                                    C. cause                             D. create

Question 49. The word “damaged” in paragraph 3 probably means ______________.

A. reconstructed                B. preserved                            C. repaired                         D. destroyed

Question 50. Which of the following is TRUE as a reason for participating in alternative spring break trips?

A. A desire to travel to interesting places

B. The hope of earning money

C. A personal opinion that people must help other people

D. A wish to get away from family and friends

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