Đề thi thử THPT môn Tiếng Anh – Chuyên ĐH Sư Phạm lần 4 năm 2015

Đề thi thử THPT môn Tiếng Anh

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

1. I gave the waiter a $50 note and waited for my _________.
2. I’m going to stay at university and try to ________ off getting a job for a few years!
3. People can become very __________ when they are stuck in traffic for a long time.
4. I believe that judges should be independent _________ the government.
4. I believe that judges should be independent _________ the government.
5. The MP asked ________ the prime minister was aware of the growing social problem.
6. Remind Tony about party _________.
7. The government should do more for ___________ people.
8. I know we had an argument, but now I’d quite like to _________.

– I’m going to set up the equipment in a minute.
– ___________ give you a hand?

10. I think there’s a picture of the hotel __________ the first page.
11. I’m saving all my pocket money __________ to buy a new PlayStation.
12. We usually do go by train, even though the car _________ is a lot quicker.
13. Dogs make very ________ pets. They’ll always stay by your side.
14. They ________ have seen the play last night as they went to a football match instead.
15. I’m sorry, but I’ve got __________ much work to do to come to the beach today.

You must be Jane’s sister. Glad to meet you.

17. The boys ________ that he had had anything to do with the break-in.
__________________ ?
About tem miles before we met him.
19. Do you have __________ to take that bicycle?
20. The sign says that all shoplifters will be ________.
How lovely your pets are!
22. She should ___________ in the garage when we come around, which would explain why she didn’t hear the bell.
23. Going on this diet has really ________ me good. I’ve lost weight and I feel fantastic!
24. Dr Parker gave my mum a lovely ________ for spaghetti carbonara.

Goodbye, Susie!

26. If you hadn’t lost the pieces, we __________ a game of chess.
27. Kelly wanted to have a live band _________ at her wedding.

What do you want to do this summer?
I think we should go somewhere ________ has plenty of sun and sand.

29. You should __________ a professional to check your house for earthquake damage.
30. We _________ today and I got into trouble because I hadn’t done it.
  • A. had checked our homework
Mark the sentence (A,B,C or D) that is the best way to have a complete sentence with the words given.
31. without/ glasses/ see/ board
32. when/ read/ note/ already/ leave/ Europe?
33. all/ need/ black coffee
33. all/ need/ black coffee
34. it/ time/ people/ build/ permission
35. have/ succeed/ interview/ hope/ work/ soon
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction.
Transplanting organs such hearts and kidneys had proved easier than transplanting muscles.
On the floor of the Pacific Ocean is hundreds of flat-tipped mountains more than a mile beneath sea level.
No longer satisfied with the emphasis of the Denishawn school, Martha has moved to the staff of the Eastman school in 1925.
Not until much later did she realize her long-known partner had been lying her.
Justice is often personified as a blindfolded woman to hold a pair of scales.
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 question from 41 to 50

Line The principle of use and disuse states that those parts of organisms’ bodies that are used grown larger. Those parts that are not tend to wither away. It is an observed fact that when you exercise particular muscles, they grow. Those that are never used dimish. By examining a man’s body, we can tell which muscles he uses and which he doesn’t. we may even be able to guess his profession or his reaction. Enthusiasts of the “body- building” cult make use of the principle of use and disuse to “build” their bodies, almost like a piece of sculpture, into whatever unnatural shape is demanded by fashion in this peculiar minority culture. Muscles are not the only parts of the body that respond to use in this kind of way. Walk barefoot and you acquire harder skin on your soles. It is easy to tell a farmer from a bank teller by looking at their hands alone. The farmer’s hands are horny, hardened by long exposure to rough work. The teller’s hands are relatively soft.

The principle of use and disuse enables animals to become better at the job of surviving in their world, progressively better during their lifetime as a result of living in that world. Humans, through direct exposure to sunlight, or lack of it, develop a skin color which equips them better to survive in the particular local conditions.

Too much sunlight is dangerous. Enthusiastic sunbathers with very fair skins are susceptible to skin cancer. Too little sunlight, on the other hand, leads to vitamin-D deficiency and rickets. The brown pigment melanin which is synthesized under the influence of sunlight, makes a screen to protect the underlying tissues from the harmful effects of further sunlight. If a suntanned person moves to a less sunny climate, the melanin disappears, and the body is able to benefit from what little sun there is. This can be represented as an instance of the principle of use and disuse: skin goes brown when it is “used”, and fades to white when it is not.
41. What does the passage mainly discuss?
42. The phrase “wither away” in line 1 is closest in meaning to
43. The word “Those” in line 2 refers to
44. According to the passage, men who body build.
  • A. appear like sculptures
45. From the passage, it can be inferred that author views body building.
  • A. with enthusiasm
46. The word “horny” in line 7 is closest in meaning to.
47. It can be inferred from the passage that the principle of use and disuse enables organisms to
  • A. change their existence
48. The author suggests that melanin
  • A. is necessary for the production of vitamin-D
49. In the second paragraph, the author mentions sun tanning as an example of
  • A. humans improving their local condition
50. The word ” susceptible” could be best replaced by
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.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 56 to 65


The development of writing (56) ______ a huge difference to the world and might see it as the beginning of the (57) ______. Pieces of pottery with marks on that are probably numbers have been discovered in China that date from around 4000 BC. Hieroglyphics and other forms of “picture writing” developed in the (58) _______ around Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), where the ancient Sumerian civilization was based, from around 3300 BC onwards. However, the first (59) ________ alphabet was used by the Phoenicians around 1050 BC. Their alphabet had 22 letters and it is estimated that it lasted for 1000 years. The first two signs were called “aleph” and “beth”, which in Greek became “alpha” and “beta”, which gave us the (60) ________ word “alphabet”

The modern European alphabet is based on the Greek and (61) _______ to other European countries under the Romans. A number of changes took place as time passed. The Romans added the letter G, and the letter J and V were (62) ______ to people in Shakespear’s time. If we (63) _______ the history of punctuation, we also find some interesting facts. The Romans used to write quaesto at the end of a sentence in (64) _______ to show that it was a question. they started to write Qo in (65) _______ of the whole word, and then put the Q above the o. In the end, that became the question mark “?”
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 66 to 75.

A small but growing group of scholar, evolutionary, psychologists, are being to sketch the contours of the human mind as designed by natural selection. Some of them even anticipate the coming of a field called “mismatch theory”, which would study maladies resulting from contrasts between the modern environment and the “ancestral environment”. The one we were designed for.

There is no shortage of such maladies to study, Rates of depression have been doubling in some industrial countries roughly every 10 years. Suicide is the third most common cause of death among young adults, after car wrecks and homicides.

Evolutionary psychology is a long way from explaining all this with precision, but it is already shedding enough light to challenges some conventional wisdom. It suggests, for example, that the nostalgia for the nuclear family of the 1950s is in some way misguided – that the model family of husband at work and wife at home is hardly a “natural” and healthful living arrangement, especially for the wives. Moreover, the bygone lifestyles that do look fairly natural in light of evolutionary psychology appear to have been eroded largely by commercialism. Perhaps the biggest surprise from evolutionary psychology it its depiction of the “animal” in us. Freud, and various thinkers since, saw “civilization” as an oppressive force that thwarts basic animal instincts and urges and transmutes them into psychopathology. However, evolutionary psychology suggests that a larger threat to metal health may be the way civilization thwarts civility. There is a gentler, kinder side of human nature, and it seems increasingly to be a victim of repression in modern society.
66. Which of the following is the main topic of the passage?
67. The word “contour” in line 1 is closest in meaning to
68. What does the word “they” in paragraph 2 of the passage refer to?
69. Which of the following is NOT true about the tea production process?
70. The word “documented” in paragraph 4 could be best replaced by which of the following word?
  • B. the nuclear family provided an unsatisfactory lifestyle.
71. According to the passage, what is true about the origin of tea drinking?
72. The word “eliminate” in paragraph 5 could be best replaced by which of the following word?
73. According to the passage, which my be the reason why someone would choose to drink tea instead of coffee?
74. Where in the passage does the author mention research conducted on the beneficial effects of tea drinking?
  • A. victims are always punished
75. What best describes the topic of this passage?
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the best way to complete each of the following sentences.
76. The temperature inversions often occur when ________ in the late afternoon.
  • A. the earth’s surface is cooled 
77. A little farther down the street _________.
  • A. is the inn I used to stay at. 
78. He came to Nairobi _______.
  • A. with a view to climb Mt. Kenya
79. Kate is committed to ________.
  • A. buying goods from that shop 
80. The children sing loudly _________.
  • A. as though they are the winners

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