Đề thi thử THPTQG môn Tiếng Anh #17

7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
Đề thi thử THPTQG môn Tiếng Anh #17 cung cấp bởi GV Nguyễn Bảo Toàn, giúp các em học sinh khắp các tỉnh thành ôn luyện cho kỳ thi THPT quốc gia.

Choose the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation.

  • wicked

  • watched

  • stopped

  • cooked

Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.

  • head

  • bread

  • bean

  • threat

Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress.

  • familiar
  • impatient
  • uncertain
  • arrogant

Choose the word that differs from the other three in the position of primary stress.

  • disappear
  • arrangement
  • opponent
  • contractual

There is too much _____ in this world. 

  • greediness
  • greed
  • greedy
  • greedness

_____ are the formal rules of correct or polite behavior among people using the Internet. 

  • Traffic rules
  • Family rules
  • Codes of etiquettes
  • Codes of netiquettes

UNICEF _____ supports and funds for the most disadvantaged children all over the world.  

  • presents
  • assists
  • provides
  • offers

He would win the race if he ____ his brother's example and trained harder. 

  • repeated
  • set
  • answered
  • followed

"Excuse me. Where is the ____ office of OXFAM located?" 

  • leading
  • head
  • central
  • summit

The doctors know that it is very difficult to save the patient's life, ____ they will try their best. 

  • but
  • although
  • despite
  • however

I am sending you my CV _____ you will have a chance to study it before our interview. 

  • so that
  • because
  • for
  • since

Everybody in the house woke up when the burglar alarm ____. 

  • went out
  • went off
  • came about
  • rang off

Have a piece of chocolate, _____?

  • will you
  • wouldn't you
  • do you
  • haven't you

By the time you come here tomorrow, the work _____.

  • will have been finishing
  • will be finishing
  • will have been finished
  • will be finished

If you put your money in a bank now, you may get 12% _____ annually. 

  • interest
  • profit
  • money
  • income

 I can’t possibly lend you any more money, it is quite out of the ____. 

  • order
  • practice
  • place
  • question

- "That's a very nice skirt you're wearing."

- "_____"

  • How a compliment!
  • That's all right.
  • It's nice of you to say so.
  • I like you said so.

- "____ "

- "Yes, of course."

  • You won't help me this time.
  • You'd better give me one hand.
  • I don't think I'll need your help.
  • Could you give me a hand?

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).

Such problems as haste and inexperience are a universal feature of youth

  • marked
  • separated
  • shared
  • hidden

Choose the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s).

We have lived there for years and grown fond of the surroundings. That is why we do not want to leave.

  • loved the surroundings.
  • planted many trees in the surroundings.
  • possessed by the surroundings.
  • haunted by the surroundings.

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).

He is a typical optimist, always looking on the bright side of everything.

  • pessimist
  • introvert
  • extrovert
  • activist

Choose the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s).

When I was going shopping yesterday, I accidentally met one of my old friends in high school.

  • by far
  • by heart
  • by chance
  • on purpose

Read the following passage the correct answer to each of the questions.

A rather surprising geographical feature of Antarctica is that a huge freshwater lake, one of the world's largest and deepest, lies hidden there under four kilometers of ice. Now known as Lake Vostok, this huge body of water is located under the ice block that comprises Antarctica. The lake is able to exist in its unfrozen state beneath this block of ice because its waters are warmed by geothermal heat from the earth's core. The thick glacier above actually insulates it from the frigid temperatures on the surface.

The lake was first discovered in the 1970s while a research team was conducting an aerial survey of the area. Radio waves from the survey equipment penetrated the ice and revealed a body of water of indeterminate size. It was not until much more recently that data collected by satellite made scientists aware of the tremendous size of the lake; the satellite-borne radar detected an extremely flat region where the ice remains level because it is floating on the water of the lake.

The discovery of such a huge freshwater lake trapped under Antarctica is of interest to the scientific community because of the potential that the lake contains ancient microbes that have survived for thousands upon thousands of years, unaffected by factors such as nuclear fallout and elevated ultraviolet light that have affected organisms in more exposed areas. The downside of the discovery, however, lies in the difficulty of conducting research on the lake in such a harsh climate and in the problems associated with obtaining uncontaminated samples from the lake without actually exposing the lake to contamination. Scientists are looking for possible ways to accomplish this.

What is true of Lake Vostok?

  • It is completely frozen.
  • It is a saltwater lake.
  • It is beneath a thick slab of ice.
  • It is heated by the sun.

All of the following are true about the 1970 survey of Antarctica EXCEPT that it ____. 

  • was conducted by air
  • made use of radio waves
  • could not determine the lake's exact size
  • was controlled by a satellite

It can be inferred from the passage that the ice would not be flat if ____. 

  • there were no lake underneath
  • the lake were not so big
  • Antarctica were not so cold
  • radio waves were not used

The word "microbes" in paragraph 3 could best be replaced by which of the following?

  • pieces of dust
  • tiny bubbles
  • tiny organisms
  • rays of light

Lake Vostok is potentially important to scientists because it _____. 

  • can be studied using radio waves
  • may contain uncontaminated microbes
  • may have elevated levels of ultraviolet light
  • has already been contaminated

The last paragraph suggests that scientists should be aware of ____.

  • further discoveries on the surface of Antarctica
  • problems with satellite-borne radar equipment
  • ways to study Lake Vostok without contaminating it
  • the harsh climate of Antarctica

The purpose of the passage is to _____. 

  • explain how Lake Vostok was discovered
  • provide satellite data concerning Antarctica
  • discuss future plans for Lake Vostok
  • present an unexpected aspect of Antarctica's geography

Read the following passage and choose the correct answer to each of the questions.

Perhaps the most striking quality of satiric literature is its freshness and its originality of perspective. Satire itself, however, rarely offers original ideas. Instead, it presents the familiar in a new form. Satirists do not offer the world new philosophies. What they do is look at familiar conditions from a perspective that makes these conditions seem foolish, harmful, or affected. Satire jars us out of complacence into a pleasantly shocked realization that many of the values we unquestioningly accept are false.

Don Quixote makes chivalry seem absurd; Brave New World ridicules the pretensions of science; A Modest Proposal dramatizes starvation by advocating cannibalism. None of these ideas is original. Chivalry was suspect before Cervantes, humanists objected to the claims of pure science before Aldous Huxley, and people were aware of famine before Swift.

It was not the originality of the idea that made these satires popular. It was the manner of expression, the satiric method, that made them interesting and entertaining. Satires are read because they are aesthetically satisfying works of art, not because they are morally wholesome or ethically instructive. They are stimulating and refreshing because with commonsense briskness they brush away illusions and secondhand opinions. With spontaneous irreverence, satire rearranges perspectives, scrambles familiar objects into incongruous juxtaposition, and speaks in a personal idiom instead of abstract platitude.

Satire exists because there is need for it. It has lived because readers appreciate a refreshing stimulus, an irreverent reminder that they live in a world of platitudinous thinking, cheap moralizing, and foolish philosophy. Satire serves to prod people into an awareness of truth, though rarely to any action on behalf of truth. Satire tends to remind people that much of what they see, hear, and read in popular media is sanctimonious, sentimental, and only partially true. Life resembles in only a slight degree the popular image of it.


What does the passage mainly discuss?

  • Difficulties of writing satiric literature.
  • Popular topics of satire.
  • New philosophies emerging from satiric literature.
  • Reasons for the popularity of satire.

Don Quixote, Brave New World, and A Modest Proposal are cited by the author as ____. 

  • classic satiric works
  • a typical approach to satire
  • best satirists of all times
  • good critiques by satirists

What satires fascinates readers is how ____. 

  • ideas are expressed
  • ideas are organized
  • realistic they are
  • plots are created

Which of the following can be found in satiric literature?

  • Newly emerging philosophies.
  • Odd combinations of objects and ideas.
  • Abstract discussion of morals and ethics.
  • Wholesome characters who are unselfish.

According to the passage, there is a need for satire because people need to be _____. 

  • informed about new scientific developments
  • exposed to original philosophies when they are formulated
  • reminded that popular ideas may often be inaccurate

The word "refreshing" in the last paragraph is closest in meaning to _____. 

  • popular
  • revitalizing
  • common
  • awakening

The word "sanctimonious" may be new to you. It most probably means "_____" in this context. 

  • exaggerated
  • good
  • educational
  • moderate

The various purposes of satire include all of the following EXCEPT ____. 

  • introducing readers to unfamiliar situations
  • brushing away illusions
  • reminding readers of the truth
  • exposing false values

Choose the underlined, part that needs correction.

Please remain in your assign seats until the instructor dismisses the class.

  • in
  • assign seats
  • until
  • dismisses

Choose the underlined, part that needs correction.

Employees who haven't seen the new regulations often ask for unnecessary questions; instead they should ask for a copy of the regulations and read them.

  • who
  • ask for
  • instead
  • read them

Choose the underlined, part that needs correction.

The nutritionist told him to avoid eating lots of carbohydrates, focus having more protein-rich foods and green vegetables, and drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

  • avoid eating
  • focus having
  • protein-rich foods
  • drink

Choose the sentence that best combines this pair of sentences.

You don’t try to work hard. You will fail in the exam.

  • Unless you don’t try to work hard, you will fail in the exam.
  • Unless you try to work hard, you won’t fail in the exam.
  • Unless you try to work hard, you will fail in the exam.
  • Unless do you try to work hard, you will fail in the exam.

Choose the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following question.

Marry loved her stuffed animal when she was young. She couldn’t sleep without it.

  • When Marry was young, she loved her stuffed animal so as not to sleep with it.
  • As Marry couldn’t sleep without her stuffed animal when she was young, she loved it.
  • When Marry was young, she loved her stuffed animal so much that she couldn’t sleep without it.
  • When Marry was young, she loved her stuffed animal though she couldn’t sleep without it.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the following question.

He decided not to go to university and went to work in a restaurant.

  • Despite of going to university, he went to work in a restaurant.
  • He went to work in a restaurant instead of going to university.
  • Because of going to university, he went to work in a restaurant.
  • He decided to go to work in a restaurant because he liked it.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to this one.

The secret to success is hard work.

  • Working hard ensures success.
  • If you keep your work secret, you will succeed.
  • One cannot succeed if he has secrets.
  • One must work hard to keep secrets.

Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to this one.

Rather than disturb the meeting, I left without saying goodbye

  • I disturbed the meeting because I said goodbye.
  • I would rather disturb the meeting than leave without saying goodbye.
  • The meeting was disturbed as I left saying goodbye.
  • I left without saying goodbye as I didn’t want to disturb themeeting.

Read the following passage the correct answer for each of the blanks.

The universal symbol of the Internet era communications, the @ sign used in e-mail addresses to signify the word 'at', is (A)____ a 500-year-old invention of Italian merchants, a Rome academic has revealed. Giorgio Stabile, a science professor at La Sapienza University, claims to have stumbled on the earliest known example of the symbol's use, as a(n) (B)____ of a measure of weight or volume. He says the sign represents an amphora, a measure of capacity based on the terracotta jars used to transport grain and liquid in the ancient Mediterranean world.

The professor unearthed toe ancient symbol in the course of research for a visual history of the 20th century, to be published by the Treccani Encyclopedia. The first (C)____ instance of its use, he says, occurred in a letter written by a Florentine merchant on May 4, 1536. He says the sign made its way along trade routes to northern Europe, where it came to represent 'at the price of’, its contemporary accountancy meaning.

Professor Stabile believes that Italian banks may possess even earlier documents (D)____ the symbol lying forgotten in their archives. The oldest example could be of great value. It could be used (E)____ publicity purposes and to enhance the prestige of the institution that owned it, he says. The race is on between the mercantile world and the banking world to see who has the oldest documentation of @.


  • truly
  • essentially
  • actually
  • accurately


  • indication
  • evidence
  • sign
  • proof


  • knowable
  • known
  • knowledgeable
  • knowing


  • delivering
  • carrying
  • taking
  • bearing


  • for
  • by
  • with
  • on