Đề thi thử THPT Quốc gia 2017 môn Tiếng Anh trường Đại học Ngoại Thương
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. massage B. garage C. collage D. message
Question 2: A. cantaloupe B. catastrophe C. recipe D. apostropheap
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. assistance B. consider C. politely D. compliment
Question 4: A. prevent B. depend C. mayhem D. condemn
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: When the electricity failed, he ______________a match to find the candles.
A. rubbed B. scratched C. struck D. started
Question 9: Doctors advise people who are deficient_______________ Vitamin C to eat fruits and vegetables.
A. from B. of C. in D. for
Question 10: Going on this diet has really _____________ me good. I've lost weight and I feel fantastic!
A. done B. taken C. made D. had
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: "How do you spell "accustomed"?" "_________________"
A. It's a difficult word. B. It's a long word, isn't it?
C. I always have a dictionary. D. I'm not sure. I'll look it up for you.
Question 21: "Do you mean he was fired?" "_________________"
A. How should I know? B. Why should I care?
C. He's not very mean, I think. D. That's what Miriam told me.
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word or phrase in each of the following questions.
Question 22: During the recession, many small companies were eradicated.
A. taken over B. wiped out C. run on D. set up
Question 23: For calculating a calendar, it is convenient to use the tropical solar year.
A. practical B. critical C. necessary D. appropriate
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word or phrase in each of the following questions.
Question 24: The young are now far more materialistic than their precedents years ago.
A. monetary B. greedy C. spiritual D. object-oriented
Question 25: This shouldn't be too taxing for you.
A. comfortable B. demanding C. easy D. relaxing
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is CLOSET in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 26: A drug may affect several functions, even though it's targeted at only one.
A. Despite various other uses, a drug usually has a function for a special effect.
B. The functions expected of a drug are various even if it is used for a specific disease.
C. However effective a drug may be, its functions have to be several.
D. A drug is taken for a specific purpose, but it may have a range of other effects.
Question 27: Although he was able to do the job, he wasn't given the position.
A. He was given neither the job nor the position.
B. Because he couldn't do the job, he wasn't given the position.
C. He got the position despite being unable to do the job.
D. The position wasn't given to him in spite of his ability to do the job.
Question 28: Due to the fact that the demand for tea was very high in the 19th century, its price increased much.
A. It was not until the 19th century that the demand for tea started to increase.
B. It was its price which decreased the demand for tea in the 19th century.
C. In the 19th century the price for tea didn't increase despite the demand.
D. The demand for tea was so high in the 19th century that its price increased much
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: The driver in front stopped so suddenly. Therefore, the accident happened.
A. If the driver in front didn't stop so suddenly, the accident wouldn't happen.
B. If the driver in front hadn't stopped so suddenly, the accident wouldn't have happened.
C. If the driver in front hadn't stopped so suddenly, the accident would have happened.
D. If the driver in front had stopped so suddenly, the accident would have happened
Question 30: The students may be intelligent. They will not get used to dealing with practical situations.
A. Intelligent as may be the students, they will get used to dealing with practical situations.
B. The students may be too intelligent to get used to dealing with practical situations.
C. The students will get used to dealing with practical situations although they are intelligent.
D. Intelligent as they may be, the students will not get used to dealing with practical situations.
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 benefits each of the number blanks from 31 to 35.
When Hotmail was set up in 1996, it was not huge success that it is today. But on every e-mail sent via Hotmail, there was a tine at the bottom saying, 'Get your private, free e-mail at hotmail. com', providing them with a free advertisement. This simple idea soon paid (31) and Hotmail went from strength to power ICQ, which stands for 'I seek you', an instant messaging service that (32) off in a similar way and made a (33)____. The popularity of ICQ spread because users recommended is to their friends so that they could have people to chat to online. The vast majority of Internet users tried it and it was eventual taken over by Netscape so as to control their competition. These are example of what is known as "viral" communication – so called because the message spreads like a virus. It used to be said that Roll Royce never needed to advertise – despite (34) high cost of the luxury cars – because owners were more than happy to tell their friends and neighbors how satisfied they were. Nowadays, if you are (35) to the Internet, the word can be spread in half a second and, within a day; you might have indirectly communicated with millions of people.
Question 31: A. up B. back C. off D. for
Question 32: A. let B. set C. took D. gave
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 following questions from 36 to 42.
Fish that live on the sea bottom benefit by being flat and hugging the contours. There are two very different types of flatfish and they have evolved in very separate ways. The skates and rays, relatives of the sharks, have become flat in what might be called the obvious way. Their bodies have grown out sideways to form great "wings". They look as though they have been flattened but have remained symmetrical and "the right way up". Conversely, fish such as plaice, sole, and halibut have become flat in a different way. There are bony fish which have a marked tendency to be flattened in a vertical direction; they are much "taller" than they are wide. They use their whole, vertically flattened bodies as swimming surfaces, which undulate through the water as they move. Therefore, when their ancestors migrated to the seabed, they lay on one side than on their bellies. However, this raises the problem that one eye was always looking down into the sand and was effectively useless. In evolution this problem was solved by the lower eye "moving" around the other side. We see this process of moving around enacted in the development of every young bony flatfish. It starts life swimming near the surface, and is symmetrical and vertically flattened, but then the skull starts to grow in a strange asymmetrical twisted fashion, so that one eye, for instance the left, moves over the top of the head upwards, an old Picasso - like vision. Incidentally, some species of 20 flatfish settle on the right side, others on the left, and others on either side.
Question 36: The passage is mainly concerned with____.
A. symmetrical fish B. bony flatfish C. evolution of flatfish D. different types of flatfish
Question 37: The phrase "hugging the contours" means____.
A. swimming to the seabed B. hiding in the sand at the bottom of the sea
C. floating just below the surface D. lying still on the sea bottom
Question 38: It can be inferred from the passage that horizontal symmetrical fish____.
A. have one eye each side of the head B. have one eye underneath the head
C. have two eyes on top of the head D. have eyes that move around the head
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 following questions from 43 to 50.
The Beatles became the most popular group in rock music history. This quartet of extraordinarily talented musicians generated a phenomenal number of pieces that won gold records. They inspired a frenzy that transcended countries and economic strata. While all of them sang, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the majority of their songs. Originally, Lennon and five others formed a group called the Quarrymen in 1956 with Paul McCartney joining them later that year. George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney, together with Stuart Sutcliffe, who played the bass guitar, and Pete Best on the drums, performed together in several bands for a few years, until they finally settled on the Silver Beatles in 1960. American rock musicians, such as Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley, influenced Lennon's and McCartney's music, whose first hits consisted of simple tunes and lyrics about young love, "Love me Do" and "Please, Please me". The Beatles' US tour propelled them to stardom and led to two movies "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help" filmed in 1964 and 1965. The so- called British invasion of the United States was in full swing when they took the top five spots on the single chart, followed by the release of their first film.
During the 1960s, their music matured and acquired a sense of melody. The lyrics of their songs became deeper and gained in both imagination and meaning. Their popularity continued to grow as the Beatles turned their attention to social problems and political issues in "Nowhere Man" and "Eleanor Rigby". Loneliness and nostalgia come through in their ballads "Michelle" and "Yesterday", which fully displayed the group's professional development and sophistication. Lennon's sardonic music with lyric written in the first person, and Paul McCartney's songs that created scenarios encouraged individuals to contribute to the character of the music produced by the group. In addition to their music, the Beatles set a social trend that popularized long hair, Indian music, and mod dress.
For a variety of reasons, the musicians began to drift apart, and their last concert took place in San Francisco in 1966. The newspaper and tabloids publicized their quarrels and lawsuits, and the much idolized group finally disbanded in 1970. However, their albums had outsold those of any other band in history. Although all of the Beatles continued to perform solo or form new rock groups alone, none could achieve the recognition and success that they had been to win together.