Đề thi thử: Môn tiếng Anh kỳ thi THPTQG năm 2020 - Trường THPT chuyên Phan Bội Châu Nghệ An (Lần thứ 3)

Cô Đỗ Vân Anh


Bài thi: NGOẠI NGỮ; Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH


Ngày thi: 27.6.2020


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 1.   A. attracts                  B. remains                 C. reminds                  D. travels

Question 2.   A. sight                      B. find                        C. night                      D. drink

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 3.   A. differ                     B. expect                    C. agree                      D. remind

Question 4.   A. decision                B. solution                   C. importance              D. memory

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

Question 5. The resort is very nice, ________?

A. isn't it                                        B. was it                      C. does it                    D. did it

Question 6. Jane really liked ________ book that her boyfriend gave her yesterday.

A. a                                               B. an                           C. the                          D. Ø

Question 7. Jim put a sheet ________ his head and pretended to be a ghost.

A. out                                            B. in                            C. over                        D. through

Question 8. Willy denied ________ a whole bag of chocolate chip cookies before lunch.

A. to eat                                         B. eating                     C. eat                          D. eaten

Question 9. If ________ you, I would think twice before accepting his offer.

A. were                                          B. is                             C. will be                     D. would be

Question 10. Yoon Se Ri was walking along the street when she ________ Captain Ri Jeong Hyuk.

A. sees                                          B. had seen                    C. saw                        D. was seeing

Question 11. ________ I am really eager to lose weight, I would rather not go on a crash diet.

A. Although                                    B. Because                     C. But                         D. However

Question 12. My mom will be extremely happy ________.

A. when she was seeing my test scores                                 B. as soon as she sees my test score

C. until she saw my test score                                              D. after she had seen my test

Question 13. Ghen Co Vy, an infectiously catchy song ________ by Vietnam's health department about protecting yourself against coronavirus, has gone viral around the world.

A. is releasing                                B. released                      C. releasing               D. is released

Question 14. Germany won a ________ victory over England in the third round of the European Cup.

A. decide                                       B. decision                       C. decisive                 D. decisively

Question 15. Jennifer is going to ________ an organization for people who have undergone similar experiences to her.

A. set up                                       B. put on                          C. give up                  D. take off

Question 16. If children ________ rules, they must be made to suffer the consequences of their actions.

A. split                                          B. hit                                C. break                     D. cut

Question 17. He wanted to change career because he wasn't very satisfied with his ________.

A. winnings                                   B. earnings                        C. proceeds                D. savings

Question 18. Proposing to Diana just two weeks after they met was an ________ decision that he soon regret.

A. intolerant                                  B. inquisitive                      C. immediate              D. impulsive

Question 19. Liz takes everything in her ________; she always deals with problems in a calm manner.

A. walk                                         B. stride                              C. leap                       D. step

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 20. After thanking everyone for their moral support, the now aged actress went on to recount the most significant moments of her bright career.

A. important                                  B. boring                             C. difficult                  D. infamous

Question 21. The fire consumed well over 80% of the home with some damage to the attached garage.

A. destroyed                                  B. developed                       C. spent                      D. restored

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 22. Famous people tend to refuse to divulge too much information about their children in an attempt to protect them.

A. announce                                   B. conceal                           C. publicize                  D. confess

Question 23. Mum will hit the roof when she finds out that you've burnt a hole in her new sofa.

A. become very excited                   B. remain calm                     C. get anxious             D. go mad

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

Question 24. Tom and Mary are meeting at the canteen.

- Tom: “Sorry, I forgot to phone you last night.”

- Mary: “_______________.”

A. I have nothing to tell you!               B. I don't know why you were so absent-minded.

C. Never mind!                                   D. Oh. Poor me!

Question 25. Mike and David are talking about the result of the chemistry test.

- Mike: “I was worried about the chemistry result, but Mr. Brown gave me an A!”

- David: “_______________.”

A. Don't worry about it.                        B. Congratulations! That's great!

C. Mr. Brown is so mean.                      D. Good luck to you!

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.


We live in an era dominated by and increasingly dependent on technological innovations. It is for this reason that younger generations find it virtually impossible to envision a future devoid of the convenience and comfort they provide us with. Small wonder then that when asked to forecast what life will be like in the future, they come up with something (26) __________ sounds as if it's been taken out of a science fiction book. (27) __________ this description is actually not the product of an unbridled imagination Based on the present speed at which breakthroughs are being (28) __________ it's actually a my come prediction. It looks as if technology will have the upper hand and that fully automated systems will substitute for people in (29) __________ areas. People will take the back seat and instead of (30) __________ away at work we will be able to take advantage of the time made available to us to engage in more recreational activities. Utilising this time constructively will be a feat in itself. Perhaps a case of too much of a good thing. Things might just come to the point where, from time to time, we will reminisce about the good old days.

Question 26.  A. that                       B. who                        C. where                    D. when

Question 27.  A. Moreover               B. Therefore                C. Otherwise               D. But

Question 28.  A. done                     B. happened                C. made                      D. occurred

Question 29.  A. all                         B. every                      C. another                   D. each

Question 30.  A. beavering              B. ducking                   C. hounding                 D. monkeying   

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

   Big Bend National Park in the southwest of Texas is one of the most majestic desert areas in the United States. It is part of the Chihuahua, which is one of the largest deserts in North America and stretches over both America and Mexico.

  Big Bend Park is home to mountains, rivers, basins, valleys, as well as many plants and animals. It is not as popular of a national park as some others. This may be because it takes an extremely long time to get there. Big Bend National Park is hundreds of miles from the nearest legitimate town or airport. When people go there, they need to make sure that their cars have plenty of gas. There is a large risk of running out.

 When visitors get to the park, they are usually happy that they drove all the way. The park is 1,252 square miles of desert beauty. There are beautiful cactus blooms as well as glorious sunsets. The hiking trails are magnificent. Visitors can stay in a lodge that is run by the park or camp with their own equipment. However, visitors should be careful. Even though the park is incredibly hot during the day, the lack of moisture in the air makes the heat dissipate at night. The nights at Big Bend are surprisingly cold. It's important to bring a warm sleeping bag.

Question 31. Which title best summarizes the main idea of the passage?

A. A Place of Desert Flowers

B. Cactus Blooms at Big Ben

C. A National Park to Be Visited

D. A Desert That is Cold at Night

Question 32. The word "it" in paragraph 1 refers to

A. Big Bend National Park                   B. Texas

C. The United States                          D. North America

Question 33. Why don't people visit Big Bend more often?

A. It is too cold for most visitors.

B. A lot of people don't want to visit Texas.

C. Most cars aren't strong enough to get there.

D. It is very far away from a town or an airport.

Question 34. The word “dissipate” is closest in meaning to

A.destroy                                     B. discover                       C. disappear                        D. disturb

Question 35. Which of the following if NOT mentioned about staying overnight at Big Bend?

A. It's better to stay in the lodge.

B. There are generally two different ways to sleep.

C. Visitors can bring their own camping equipment.

D. It's too cold outside without a warm sleeping bag.

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

    Life places us in a complex web of relationships with other people. Our humanness arises out these relationships in the course of social interaction. Moreover, our humanness must be s our humanness must be sustained through social interaction and fairly constantly so. When an association continues long enough for two people to become linked together by a relatively stable set of expectations, it is called a relationship.

    People are bound within relationships by two types of bonds: expressive ties and instrumental ties. Expressive ties are social links formed when we emotionally invest ourselves in and commit ourselves to other people. Through association with people who are meaningful to us, we achieve a sense of security, love, acceptance, companionship, and personal worth. Instrumental ties are social links formed when we cooperate with other people to achieve some goal. Occasionally, this may mean working with instead of against competitors. More often, we simply cooperate with others to reach some end without endowing the relationship with any larger significance.

    Sociologists have built on the distinction between expressive and instrumental ties to distinguish between two types of groups: primary and secondary. A primary group involves two or more people who enjoy a direct, intimate, cohesive relationship with one another. Expressive ties predominate in primary groups; we view the people as ends in themselves and valuable in their own right. A secondary group entails two or more people who are involved in an impersonal relationship and have come together for a specific, practical purpose. Instrumental ties predominate in secondary groups, we perceive people as means to ends rather than as ends in their own right. Sometimes primary group relationships evolve out of secondary group relationships. This happens in many work settings. People on the job often develop close relationships with coworkers as they come to share gripes, jokes, gossip, and satisfactions.

    A number of conditions enhance the likelihood that primary groups will arise. First, group size is important. We find it difficult to get to know people personally when they are milling about and dispersed in large groups. In small groups we have a better chance to initiate contact and establish rapport with them. Second, face-to-face contact allows us to size up others. Seeing and talking with one another in close physical proximity makes possible a subtle exchange of ideas and feelings. And third, the probability that we will develop primary group bonds increases as we have frequent and continuous contact. Our ties with people often deepen as we interact with them across time and gradually evolve interlocking habits and interests.

Question 36. What is the passage mainly about?

A. Types of social groups

B. Characteristics of secondary groups

C. Kinds of socially acceptable behaviours

D. Arguments against primary groups

Question 37. According to paragraph 1, which of the following is true of a relationship?

A. It is a structure of associations with many people.

B. It should be studied in the course of a social interaction.

C. It places great demands on people.

D. It develops gradually over time.

Question 38. The word “endowing” in the passage is closest in meaning to

A. leaving                                      B. exposing                      C. providing                          D. understanding

Question 39. Which of the following can be inferred about instrumental ties from the author's mention of working with competitors in paragraph 2?

A. Instrumental ties can develop even in situations in which people would normally met cooperate.

B. Instrumental ties require as much emotional investment as expressive ties

C. Instrumental ties involve companionship, security, love, and acceptance

D. Instrumental ties should be expected to be significant.

Question 40. According to paragraph 3, what do sociologists see as the main difference between primary and secondary groups?

A. Primary groups consist of people working together, while secondary group exist outside of work settings.

B. In primary groups people are seen as means, while in secondary groups people are seen as ends

C. Primary groups involve personal relationships, while secondary groups are mainly practical in purpose.

D. Primary groups are generally small, while secondary groups often contain more than two people.

Question 41. The word “them” in paragraph 4 refers to _________

A. ideas and feeling                      B. bonds                          C. people                               D. ties

Question 42. The phrase “size up” in the passage is closest in meaning to

A. enlarge                                   B. evaluate                       C. impress                              D. accept

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

Question 43. Memories are one of my daughter's favourite songs.

A. are                                         B. of                                  C. daughter’s                         D. songs

Question 44: To be successful in an interview, you should control the feeling of pressure and making a good impression on the interviewer.

A. successful                               B. control                           C. making                              D. on

Question 45: In response to numerate requests from viewers, we have decided to broadcast the documentary again on Friday at 6pm.

A. numerate                                B. viewers                           C. to broadcast                      D. on

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

Question 46. Charles is more patient than Steven.

A. Charles is not as patient as Steven.

B. Steven is not as patient as Charles is.

C. Charles is less patient than Steven.

D. Steven is more patient than Charles is.

Question 47. “Bill broke the window this morning,” Jane said.

A. Jane said that Bill broke the window this morning.

B. Jane said that Bill had broken the window that morning.

C. Jane said that Bill had broken the window this morning.

D. Jane said that Bill would break the window that morning.

Question 48. You are not allowed to overtake on the inside lane.

A. You needn't overtake on the inside lane.

B. You don't have to overtake on the inside lane.

C. You may not overtake on the inside lane.

D. You mustn't overtake on the inside lane.

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

Question 49. Make sure the advertising campaign is successful. Sales will increase.

A. Sales will increase, providing the advertising campaign is successful.

B. Sales will increase unless the advertising campaign is successful.

C. Sales won't increase if the advertising campaign is successful.

D. Sales won't increase in case the advertising campaign is successful.

Question 50. The match on Sunday is very popular. It was wise of him to buy the tickets in advance.

A. Popular as the match on Sunday is, he didn't buy the tickets beforehand.

B. Although he bought the tickets in advance, he wasn't wise to foresee the match popularity.

C. Such is the popularity of the match on Sunday that he wisely bought the tickets beforehand.

D. Only if the match on Sunday were so popular did he have enough wisdom to buy the tickets in advance.

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