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Môn : TIẾNG ANH; Khối: D

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Mã đề thi: 234

Họ và tên thí sinh: ………………………………………….

Số báo danh: ………………………………………………..


Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest ones

Question 1:

A. merchant

B. sergeant

C. commercial

D. term

Question 2:

A. colonel

B. journal

C. touring

D. adjourn

Question 3:

A. obstacle

B. obscure

C. obsession

D. oblivious

Question 4:

A. amuses

B. purses

C. blouses

D. pleases

Question 5:

A. Valentine

B. imagine

C. discipline

D. determine

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer that best completes each unfinished sentence, substitutes the underlined part, or has a close meaning to the original one

Question 6: It is very difficult to…………the exact meaning of an idiom in a foreign language.

A. convert

B. convey

C. exchange

D. transfer

Question 7: Deborah is going to take extra lessons to………….what she missed while she was away.

A. catch up on

B. cut down on

C. put up with

D. take up with

Question 8: I have English classes …………day - on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

A. all other

B. each other

C. every other

D. this and the other

Question 9: She was ………………she could not say anything.

  1. so surprised at the news that

C. so surprised of the news that

B. such surprised at the news that

D. so that surprised for the news

Question 10: On the second thought, I believe I will go with you to the theater.

  1. Upon reflection

C. For this time only

B. After discussing with my wife

D. For the second time

Question 11: ………..be needed, the water basin would need to be dammed.

  1. Hydroelectric power should

C. Hydroelectric power

B. When hydroelectric power

D. Should hydroelectric power

Question 12: There is a huge amount of ………associated with children’s TV shows nowadays.

A. produce

B. manufacturing

C. merchandising

D. sales

Question 13: It’s essential that every student …………the exam before attending the course.

A. pass

B. passes

C. would pass

D. passed

Question 14: All………….is a continuous supply of the basic necessities of life.

A. what is needed

B. for our needs

C. the thing needed

D. that is needed

Question 15: I decided to go to the library as soon as I…………….

  1. finish what I did

C. finished what I did

B. would finish what I did

D. finished what I was doing

Question 16: ………………..in the street yesterday was very friendly.

  1. The mounted police, who I saw

C. Who is the mounted police I saw

B. The mounted police I saw whom

D. The mounted police whom I saw

Question 17: “Please speak up a bit more, Jason. You’re hardly loud enough to be heard from the back”, the teacher said.

A. visible

B. audible

C. edible

D. eligible

Question 18: The replacement of shops such as the groceries’ and chemist’s by cafes…………..the housewives with insufficient facilities for shopping.

A. leave

B. have left

C. has left

D. to have left

Question 19: Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead through the use of chemicals, …………. ancient Peruvians did through natural processes.

A. because

B. whereas

C. even though

D. whether or not

Question 20: Issues from price, place, promotion, and product are………….of marketing strategies planning, despite growing calls to expand the range of issues in today’s more complex world.

  1. these that are among the most conventional concerns

  2. among the most conventional concerns

  3. they are among the most conventional concerns

  4. those are among the most conventional concerns

Question 21: It’s a formal occasion so we’ll have to…..............to the nines- no jeans and pullovers this time!

A. hitch up

B. put on

C. wear in

D. get dressed up

Question 22: Please cut my hair …………….the style in this magazine.

A. the same length as

B. the same length like

C. the same long like

D. the same long as

Question 23: Half of the children were away from school last week because of…………..of influenza.

A. a break- out

B. a breakthrough

C. an outburst

D. an outbreak

Question 24: Jane: Thank you for a lovely evening.

Barbara: ………………………………

A. You are welcome

B. Have a good day

C. Thanks

D. Cheer!

Question 25: So little………….about mathematics that the lecture was completely beyond me.

A. I have known

B. I knew

C. do I know

D. did I know

Question 26: …………so aggressive, we’d get on much better.

A. She was not

B. Had she not

C. Weren’t she

D. If she weren’t

Question 27: A: …………………………………….

B: Oh, thank you. I just got it yesterday.

  1. When have you got this beautiful dress?

  2. You’ve just bought this beautiful dress, haven’t you?

  3. How a beautiful dress you’re wearing!

  4. That’s a beautiful dress you have on!

Question 28: A washing machine of this type will certainly………….normal domestic use.

A. stand up for

B. come up with

C. get on to

D. take down with

Question 29: I studied English for four years in high school. ……………had trouble talking with people when I was traveling in the US.

A. Therefore, I

B. Otherwise, I

C. Although I

D. However, I

Question 30: Carbon dioxide may be absorbed by trees or water bodies, or it may stay in the atmosphere when……... , while it is only in the atmosphere that chlorofluorocarbons find their home.

  1. by releasing emissions from cars

C. cars that release emissions

B. released from car emissions

D. emissions are released by cars

Question 31: ………….in the atmosphere is the temperature falling below freezing.

  1. Frost is produced

C. What produces frost

B. Frost produces

D. What is frost produced

Question 32: He said that the plane had already left and that I…………………an hour earlier.

  1. must have arrived

C. should have arrived

B. had to arrive

D. was supposed to arrive

Question 33: There seems to be a large ………. between the number of people employed in service industries, and those employed in the primary sectors.

A. discriminate

B. discretion

C. discrepancy

D. distinguish

Question 34: British and Australian people share the same language, but in other respects they are as different as ………..

A. cats and dogs

B. salt and pepper

C. chalk and cheese

D. here and there

Question 35: A: This grammar test is the hardest one we’ve ever had this semester!

B: …………………but I think it’s quite easy.

  1. I couldn’t agree more.

C. You’re right.

B. I understand what you’re saying.

D. I don’t see in that way.

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 45
A number of factors related to the voice reveal the personality of the speaker.

The first is the broad area of communication, which includes imparting information by use of language, communicating with a group or an individual and specialized communication through performance. A person conveys thoughts and ideas through choice of words, by a tone of voice that is pleasant or unpleasant, gentle or harsh, by the rhythm that is inherent within the language itself, and by speech rhythms that are flowing and regular or uneven and hesitant, and finally, by the pitch and melody of the utterance. When speaking before a group, a person's tone may indicate uncertainty or fright, confidence or calm. At interpersonal levels, the tone may reflect ideas and feelings over and above the words chosen, or may belie them. Here the participant’s tone can consciously or unconsciously reflect intuitive sympathy or antipathy, lack of concern or interest, fatigue, anxiety, enthusiasm or excitement, all of which are .usually discernible by the acute listener. Public performance is a manner of communication that is highly specialized with its own techniques for obtaining effects by voice and /or gesture. The motivation derived from the text, and in the case of singing, the music, in combination with the performer's skills, personality, and ability to create empathy will determine the success of artistic, political, or pedagogic communication.

Second, the voice gives psychological clues to a person's self-image, perception of others, and emotional health. Self-image can be indicated by a tone of voice that is confident, pretentious, shy, aggressive, outgoing, or exuberant, to name only a few personality traits. Also the sound may give a clue to the facade or mask of that person, for example, a shy person hiding behind an overconfident front. How a speaker perceives the listener's receptiveness, interest, or sympathy in any given conversation can drastically alter the tone of presentation, by encouraging or discouraging the speaker. Emotional health is evidenced in the voice by free and melodic sounds of the happy, by constricted and harsh sound of the angry, and by dull and lethargic qualities of the depressed.
Question 36. What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. The function of the voice in performance

C. The connection between voice and personality

B. Communication styles

D. The production of speech

Question 37. What does the author mean by staring that, "At interpersonal levels, tone may reflect ideas and feelings over and above the words chosen" in lines 8- 9?

A. Feelings are expressed with different words than ideas are.

B. The tone of voice can carry information beyond the meaning of words.

C. A high tone of voice reflects an emotional communication.

D. Feelings are more difficult to express than ideas.

Question 38. The word "Here" in line 9 refers to……………

A. interpersonal interactions

B. the tone

C. ideas and feelings

D. words chosen

Question 39. The word "derived" in line 13 is closest in meaning to………

A. discussed

B. prepared

C. registered

D. obtained

Question 40. Why does the author mention "artistic, political, or pedagogic communication" in line 14-15?

A. As examples of public performance

B. As examples of basic styles of communication

C. To contrast them to singing

D. To introduce the idea of self-image

Question 41. According to the passage, an exuberant tone of voice may be an indication of a person's………

A. general physical health

B. personality

C. ability to communicate

D. vocal quality

Question 42. According to the passage, an overconfident front may hide…………

A. hostility

B. shyness

C. friendliness

D. strength

Question 43. The word "drastically" in line 21 is closest in meaning to……………

A. frequently

B. exactly

C. severely

D. easily

Question 44. The word "evidenced" in line 22 is closest in meaning to……………

A. questioned

B. repeated

C. indicated

D. exaggerated

Question 45. According to the passage, what does a constricted and harsh voice indicate?

A. Lethargy

B. Depression

C. Boredom

D. Anger

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or phrase for each of the blanks from 46 - 55


In Britain, the average young person now spends more money on games each year than on going to the cinema or renting videos. But is this……..46……a bad thing? For years, newspaper reports have been ………47…..that children who spend too much time playing computer games become unsociable, bad- tempered, even violent as a……..48…… But new research, ………49……out in both Europe and the USA, suggests that the opposite may be true.

Indeed, playing some of the more complicated games may help people of all ages to improve certain skills. Researchers claim that this is because the games………50……the brain work harder in certain ways, like……..51……sounds and movements quickly and identifying what they are. The fact that people play the games repeatedly……..52……..that they get a lot of practice in these skills which are therefore likely to become highly developed.

Social skills may benefit, too. Researchers in Chicago think that fans of first- person shooter games……53…… “Counterstrike” are better than non-players when it comes to building trust and co-operation, and that this……..54……them to make good friendships and become strong members of their communities. So rather than……..55…….up computer games, perhaps young people need to spend more time on them?

Question 46.

Question 47.

Question 48.

Question 49.

Question 50.

Question 51.

Question 52.

Question 53.

Question 54.

Question 55.

A. necessarily

A. speaking

A. product

A. worked

A. make

A. realizing

A. means

A. in order to

A. supports

A. giving

B. certainly

B. informing

B. result

B. thought

B. force

B. noticing

B. asks

B. such as

B. helps

B. ending

C. fully

C. telling

C. reason

C. turned

C. push

C. imagining

C. brings

C. due to

C. shows

C. taking

D. nearly

D. saying

D. conclusion

D. carried

D. keep

D. solving

D. causes

D. as well as

D. serves

D. stopping

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction
Question 56: It was suggested that Pedro studies the material more thoroughly before attempting


to pass the exam.


Question 57: All nations may have to make fundamental changes in their economic, political, and


the technological institutions if they are to preserve environment.


Question 58: All of the mammals, dolphins are undoubtedly among the friendly to human


Question 59: Chicago's Sears Tower, now the tallest building in the world, rises 1,522 feet from the


ground to the top of it antenna.


Question 60: In just three months H.G. Wells wrote the famous classic The Time Machine for what


he won a Newberry Caldecot award.


Question 61: Many of the important products obtained from trees, one of the most important is wood


pulp, which is used in paper-making.

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 62- 70

Butterflies are among the most extensively studied insects—an estimated 90 percent of the world's species have scientific names. As a consequence, they are perhaps the best group of insects for examining patterns of terrestrial biotic diversity and distribution. Butterflies also have a favorable image with the general public. Hence, they are an excellent group for communicating information on science and conservation issues such as diversity.

Perhaps the aspect of butterfly diversity that has received the most attention over the past century is the striking difference in species richness between tropical and temperate regions.

For example, in 1875 one biologist pointed out the diversity of butterflies in the Amazon when he mentioned that about 700 species were found within an hour's walk, whereas the total number found on the British islands did not exceed 66, and the whole of Europe supported only 321. This early comparison of tropical and temperate butterfly richness has been well confirmed.

A general theory of diversity would have to predict not only this difference between temperate and tropical zones, but also patterns within each region, and how these patterns vary among different animal and plant groups. However, for butterflies, variation of species richness within temperate or tropical regions, rather man between them, is poorly understood. Indeed, comparisons of numbers of species among the Amazon basin, tropical Asia, and Africa are still mostly "personal communication" citations, even for vertebrates, In other words, unlike comparison between temperate and tropical areas, these patterns are still in the documentation phase.

In documenting geographical variation in butterfly diversity, some arbitrary, practical decisions are made. Diversity, number of species, and species richness are used synonymously; little is known about the evenness of butterfly distribution. The New World butterflies make up the preponderance of examples because they are the most familiar species. It is hoped that by focusing on them, the errors generated by imperfect and incomplete taxonomy will be minimized.

Question 62: Which aspect of butterflies does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Their physical characteristics

C. Their names

B. Their adaptation to different habitats

D. Their variety

Question 63: The word "consequence" in line 2 is closest in meaning to…………….

A. result

B. explanation

C. analysis

D. requirement

Question 64: Butterflies are a good example for communicating information about conservation issues because they………

A. are simple in structure

C. are viewed positively by people

B. have been given scientific names

D. are found mainly in temperate climates

Question 65: The word "striking" in line 7 is closest in meaning to………………

A. physical

B. confusing

C. noticeable

D. successful

Question 66: The word “exceed” in line 10 is closest in meaning to……………….

A. locate

B. allow

C. go beyond

D. come close to

Question 67: All of the followings are mentioned as being important parts of a general theory of diversity EXCEPT…………….

A. differences between temperate and tropical zones

B. patterns of distribution of species in each region

C. migration among temperate and tropical zones

D. variation of patterns of distribution of species among different animals and plants

Question 68: The author mentions tropical Asia in lines 16-17 as an example of a location where……

A. butterfly behavior varies with climate

B. a general theory of butterfly diversity has not yet been firmly established

C. butterflies are affected by human populations

D. documenting plant species is more difficult than documenting butterfly species

Question 69: Which of the following is NOT well understood by biologists?

A. European butterfly habitats

B. Differences in species richness between temperate and tropical regions

C. Differences in species richness within a temperate or a tropical region

D. Comparisons of behavior patterns of butterflies and certain animal groups

Question 70: The word "generated" in line 24 is closest in meaning to……….

A. requested

B. caused

C. assisted

D. estimated

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 71: The hostess made every effort to see that her guests got the food and drinks they wanted.

  1. The hostess was reluctant to offer her guests food and drinks.

  2. The hostess tried hard to please her guests.

  3. The guests refused the food and drinks prepared by the hostess.

  4. Neither the guests nor the hostess had food or drinks.

Question 72: Most people get fewer colds in the summer than in the winter.

  1. A person is more likely to get a cold in the winter than in the summer.

  2. More people have summer colds than winter colds.

  3. People get colder in the summer than in the winter.

  4. The winter is much colder than the summer.

Question 73: The meeting was put off because of pressure of time.

  1. The meeting started earlier because people wanted to leave early.

  2. The meeting was planned to start late because of time pressure.

  3. The meeting lasted much longer than usual.

  4. There was not enough time to hold the meeting.

Question 74: Twice as many men as women are insurance agents.

  1. More men than women have insurance.

  2. Male insurance agents outnumber female agents.

  3. Women are twice as likely as men to have sold insurance.

  4. Insurance is twice as difficult to sell to women as to men.

Question 75: If it hadn’t been for his carelessness, we would have finished the work.

  1. He was careless because he hadn’t finished the work.

  2. If her were careful, we would finish the work.

  3. If he had been more careful, we would have completed the work.

  4. Because he wasn’t careless, we didn’t finish the work.

Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that expresses the best meaning formed by the given words
Question 76:. No/ doubt/ Alison/ promote

  1. It’s no doubt Alison will be promoting.

  2. There’s no doubt that Alison will be promoted.

  3. There’s no doubt Alison will promote.

  4. It’s no doubt that Alison is promoted.

Question 77: when/ you/ make/ mind/ university/ attend?

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

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

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

  4. When are you making up your mind about university to attend?

Question 78: despite / short day/ we/ complain/ much/ do

  1. Despite such a short day, we tend to complain about having too much to do.

  2. Despite such a short day, we tend to complain having too much to do.

  3. Despite a short day, we tend to complain about too much to do.

  4. Despite such short day, we tend to complain about having too much do.

Question 79: your organization/ possible/ conference/ place

  1. Your organization made it possible to take place this conference.

  2. Your organization made possible for this conference to take place.

  3. Your organization made it possible this conference to take place.

  4. Your organization made it possible for this conference to take place.

Question 80: I/ not see/ point/ rule/ we/ not/ cycle/ school

  1. I can’t see the point of this rule which we don’t cycle to school.

  2. I can’t see the point of this rule which says we can’t cycle to school.

  3. I don’t see the point of this rule which we are not allowed to cycle to school.

  4. I can’t see the point of rule which says we can’t cycle to school.



1. B

21. D

41. B

61. A

2. C

22. A

42. B

62. D

3. A

23. D

43. C

63. A

4. B

24. A

44. C

64. C

5. A

25. D

45. D

65. C

6. B

26. D

46. A

66. C

7. A

27. D

47. D

67. C

8. C

28. A

48. B

68. B

9. A

29. D

49. D

69. B

10. A

30. B

50. A

70. B

11. D

31. C

51. B

71. B

12. C

32. C

52. A

72. A

13. A

33. C

53. B

73. D

14. D

34. B

54. B

74. B

15. D

35. B

55. A

75. C

16. D

36. C

56. A

76. B

17. B

37. B

57. C

77. A

18. C

38. A

58. A

78. A

19. B

39. D

59. D

79. D

20. B

40. B

60. C

80. B

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