Đề thi THPT Quốc gia môn Tiếng Anh năm 2016 (Đề chính thức)

Đề thi THPT Quốc gia môn Tiếng Anh

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 in each of the follow ing Questions.

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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following Questions.
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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following Questions.
Question 6: In the wake of increasing food poisoning, many consumers have turned to vegetables ….. organically.
Question 7: Most teenagers enjoy …… the Internet for information and entertainment.
Question 8: Without your help, I …… the technical problem with my computer the other day.
  • A. wouldn’t solve
Question 9: This part of the country is famous ….. its beautiful landscapes and fine cuisine.
Question 10: In a modern family, the husband is expected to join hands with his wife to …… the household chores.
Question 11: It is raining heavily with rolls of thunder. We …… such a terrible thunderstorm.
Question 12: …… they are delicious, hamburgers and French fries are too high in fat.
Question 13: Canned food is not as healthy as fresh food, ………?
Question 14: Two close friends Tom and Kyle are talking about Kyle’s upcoming birthday. Select the most suitable response to complete the exchange.

– Tom: “Can I bring a friend to your birthday party?”   ~  Kyle: “……….”

  • A. The more the merrier.
  • B. Let’s do it then.
Question 15: Most pschychlogists agree that the basic structure of an individual’s personality is ……
Question 16: All the……in the stadium applauded the winner of the marathon when he crossed the finishing line.
Question 17: The table in the living room should be moved to …… the new TV set.
Question 18: The university administrations are introducing new measures to …… that the enrollment process runs smoothly.
Question 19: The US President Barack Obama …… an official visit to Vietnam in May 2016, which is of great significance to the comprehensive bilateral partnership.
Question 20: She took a course in fine arts …… starting her own business in interior design.
Question 21: The government has brought …… a new law in an effort to prevent further environmental deterioration.
Question 22: A waiter in a restaurant is talking to a customer who has just finished his meal there. Select the most suitable response to complete the exchange.

– Waiter: “Here’s your bill, sir.”    ~   Customer: “…………”

  • A. What do you have?
  • B. Can I pay by credit card?
Question 23: Candidates are requested to …… the form to the admission officer by July 25th.
Question 24: The firefighters’ single-minded devotion to the rescue of the victims of the fire was ….. .
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 25:
The longer the children waited in the long queue, the more impatiently they became.
Question 26:
New sources of energy have been looking for as the number of fossil fuels continues to decrease.
Question 27:
The science of medicine, which progress has been very rapid lately, is perhaps the most important of all sciences.
Question 28:
Because of bad weather conditions, it took the explorers three days reaching their destination.
Question 29:
According to most doctors, massage relieves pain and anxiety, eases depression, and speeding up recovery from illnesses.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 30:
The overall aim of the book is to help bridge the gap between theory and practice, particularly in language teaching.
  • A. reduce the differences
Question 31:

Not until the demands had been turned down did the workers decide to go on strike for more welfare.

Question 32:

Environmentalists appeal to the government to enact laws to stop factories from discharging toxic chemicals into the sea.

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 32 to 42.

Though called by sweet-sounding names like Firinga or Katrina, tropical cyclones are huge rotating storms 200 to 2,000 kilometres wide with winds that blow at speeds of more than 100 kilometres per hour (kph). Weather professionals know them as tropical cyclones, but they are called hurricanes in the Caribbean Sea, typhoons in the Pacific Ocean, and cyclones in Indian Ocean. They occur in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Large ones have destroyed cities and killed hundreds of thousands of people.

Tropical cyclones begin over water that is warmer than 27 degrees Celcius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) slightly north or south of the earth’s equator. Warm, humid air full of water vapour moves upward. The earth’s rotation causes the growing storm to start to rotate around its centre (called the eye). At a certain height, the water vapour condenses, changing to liquid and releasing heat. The heat draws more air and water vapour upward, creating a cycle as air and water vapour rise and liquid water falls. If the cycle speeds up until winds reach 118 kilometres per hour, the strom qualifies as a tropical cyclone.

More deaths in tropical cyclones are caused by storm surge. This is a rise in sea level, sometimes seven metres or more, caused by the storm pushing against the ocean’s surface. Storm surge was to blame for the flooding of New Orleans in 2005. The storm surge of Cyclone Nargis in 2008 in Myanmar pushed sea water nearly four metres deep some 40 kilometres inland, resulting in many deaths.

It has never been easy to forecast a tropical cyclone accurately. The goal is to know when and where the next tropical cyclone will form. “And we can’t really do that yet,” says David Nolan, a weather researcher from the University of Miami. The direction and strength of tropical cyclones are also difficult to predict, even with computer assistance. In fact, long-term forecasts are poor, small differences in the combination of weather factors lead to very different storms. More accurate forecasting could help people decide to evacuate when a storm is on the way.

Question 33:

As stated in paragraph 1, tropical cyclones are storms with winds blowing at speeds of…… .

Question 34:
The word “they” in paragraph 1 refers to……
Question 35:
According to the passage, tropical cyclones are called typhoons in……
Question 36:

The word “humid” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to……

Question 37: Which of the following comes first in the process of storm formation?
  • A. Wind speed reaches 118 kph.
Question 38: According to the passage, a storm surge is……
Question 39:

What is true about the storm surge of Cyclone Nargis?

  • A. It pushed seawater 4 kilometres inland.
  • B. It took a vey high death toll.
Question 40:

The word “evacuate” in paragraph 4 mostly means……

  • A. take preventive measures
  • B. call for relief supplies
Question 41: Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage?
Question 42: Which of the following would serve as the best title for the passage?
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 best fits each of the numbered blanks from 43 to 52.


Thanks to our modern lifestyle, with more and more time spent sitting down in front of computers than ever before, the (43)……of overweight people is at a new high. As people frantically search for a solution (44)……this problem, they often try some of popular fad diets being offered. Many people see fad diets (45)……harmless ways of losing weight, and they are grateful to have them. Unfortunately, not only don’t fad diets usually (46)……the trick, they can actually be dangerous for your health.

Although permanent weight loss is the (47)……, few are able to achieve it. Experts estimate that 95 percent of dieters return to their starting weight, or even (48)……weight. While reckless use of fad diets can bring some (49)……results, long-term results are very rare.

(50)……, people who are fed up with the difficulties of changing their eating habits often turn to fad diets. (51)……being moderate, fad diets involve extreme dietary changes. They advise eating only one type of food, or they prohibit other types of foods entirely. This results in a situation (52)……a person’s body doesn’t get all the vitamins and other things that it needs to stay healthy.

Adapted from “Active Skills For Reading: Book 3” by Neil J. Anderson

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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 53:
His dreamlike villa in the new residential quarter is the envy of his friends.
  • A. something that everybody dreams of
Question 54:

It is widely known that the excessive use of pesticides is producing a detrimental effect on the local groundwater.

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 55 to 64.

The concept of urban agriculture may conjure up images of rooftop, backyard or community gardens scattered among downtown city streets and surrounding neighborhoods. But in the Seattle area, and within and beyond the Puget Sound region, it means a great deal more. “Urban agriculture doesn’t necessarily equate to production that occurs only in a metropolitan urban area,’’ says Jason Niebler, who directs the Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) Initiative at Seattle Central Community College. “It means we are providing for growing population food needs from surrounding rural landscapes, as well as from the core urban landscape.’’

Picture a series of concentric circles, with an urban core that produces some food at varying capacities, surrounded by a series of outlying rings of small farms that become increasingly more rural with distance. The hope is that such land use planning, from the inner core to the outer rings, will encourage local ecologically sound sustainable food production. This, in turn, will create local jobs and decrease reliance on distant food products that originate from petroleum intensive large scale farms.

That’s the idea behind SAgE, believed to be the nation’s first metropolitan-based community college sustainable agriculture program that emphasizes farming practices across diverse landscape types from urban centers to surrounding rural environs. “It’s small scale agriculture with an urban focus,’’ Niebler says. “Any urban population, large or small, can practice sustainable agriculture, improve food security and protect the environment, which ultimately results in resilient food systems and communities.”

SAgE is a part of the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program, which is providing the project with $157,375over two years. ATE’s goal is to support projects that strengthen the skills of technicians who work in industries regarded as vital to the nation’s prosperity and security. The support largely goes to community colleges that work in partnership with universities, secondary school, business and industry, as well as government agencies, which design and implement model workforce initiatives.

The SAgE project focuses on the environmental, socioeconomic, political and cultural issues related to sustainable food systems within Puget Sound watersheds through student and community education and research, and technological innovation. The curriculum offers courses that cover such issues as agricultural ecology, urban food systems, food politics and ethics, soil science, sustainable food production and technology, the integration of food and forests, and career opportunities.

“We’ve created a curriculum that is fundamental in nature, addressing the principles of sustainable agriculture and what a food system is – how it functions both locally and globally,” Niebler says. “These courses are challenging, robust and inspirational. One of the really wonderful things aboutthem is that we offer service learning opportunities, where students volunteer a portion of their time to working with local partner organizations. They can do a research project, or a service learning option. The ideal would be to prompt students into careers that involve sustainable practices in an urban agriculture setting.”

Question 55: It is stated in the passage that Jason Niebler…..
  • A. provides food for Seattle’s population
Question 56: It can be inferred from the passage that the conventional idea of urban agriculture…..
Question 57:

The word “concentric” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to…..

  • A. going in different directions
  • B. having the same centre
Question 58:

Which of the following is supposed to be an outcome of the SagE’s new land planning?

  • A. Dependence on distance food products
  • B. Increased food production in large scale farms
Question 59:

The phrase “in partnership with” in paragraph 4 probably means……..

Question 60: The curriculum of SagE at Seattle Central Community College offers courses covering the following EXCEPT…..
  • A. agricultural ecology
Question 61:

In Niebler’s opinion, the courses offered by the SagE project are……

  • A. robust but unpromising
  • B. challenging and costly
Question 62:

The word “them” in paragraph 6 refers to……..

Question 63: Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage?
Question 64: Which of the following best describes the author’s tone in the passage?
I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it. Write your answers in complete sentences on your answer sheet.
Question 1: He now regrets that he didn’t take the doctor’s advice.
He now wishes…………………………………………………….
  • he had taken the doctor’s advice
Question 2: “I’m sorry. I didn’t do the homework,” Peter said to the teacher.
Peter apologised…………………………………………………….
  • to the teacher for not doing the homework
Question 3: I’m sure that he didn’t attend the Conference on Wildlife Protection yesterday.
He can’t ……………………………………………………………….
  • have attended the Conference on Wildlife Protection yesterday
Question 4: She didn’t pass the exam because of her serious illness.
Had she not……………………………………………………………
  • been seriously ill, she would have passed the exam
Question 5: Ms Betty is proud of her singing.
Ms Betty prides……………………………………………………..
  • in her singing
II. In 140 words, write a paragraph about the benefits of knowing how to swim. Write the paragraph on your answer sheet.

The following prompts might be helpful to you:

– Keeping fit

– Relaxing

– Surviving / Saving people’s lives

Nowadays, many people love sports because they can bring about a lot of benefits, and swimming also is a beneficial one. Knowing how to swim, you will have lots of benefits. First, you can keep fit when you practise swimming. You can build up your muscles strength and your body will be much more slender. Second, swimming also canhelp refresh your mind and reduce stresses. Just fancy dipping your body in cool water on a summer day after hard work! Third, swimming can help you ease off your pain, especially in cool water. Fourth, if you happen to find someone drowning, you will rush swimmimg to save his/her life. Moreover, you can someday take part in a swimming contest in your local area or if you practise well, you may compete in the Olympic Games. To sum up, knowing how to swim, you not only can keep yourself fit but also can come to others’ aid.
(156 words)

Đáp án:

  1. D
  2. A
  3. C
  4. D
  5. C
  6. A
  7. D
  8. B
  9. B
  10. A
  11. D
  12. D
  13. D
  14. A
  15. A
  16. D
  17. B
  18. C
  19. D
  20. A
  21. C
  22. B
  23. D
  24. C
  25. D
  26. B
  27. B
  28. D
  29. C
  30. A
  31. A
  32. B
  33. A
  34. C
  35. C
  36. A
  37. B
  38. C
  39. B
  40. D
  41. A
  42. A
  43. A
  44. D
  45. C
  46. D
  47. A
  48. D
  49. A
  50. A
  51. C
  52. B
  53. D
  54. C
  55. C
  56. B
  57. B
  58. C
  59. A
  60. B
  61. C
  62. B
  63. B
  64. B

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