Đề thi thử THPT Quốc gia môn Tiếng Anh năm 2016 trường THPT Bỉm Sơn, Thanh Hóa (Lần 3)

Đề thi thử THPT Bỉm Sơn, Thanh Hóa (Lần 3)
SECTION A: Read the passage and choose the best answer from 1 to 10.

Reading to oneself is a modern activity which was almost unknown to the scholars of the classical and medieval worlds, while during the fifteenth century the term “reading” undoubtedly meant reading aloud. Only during the nineteenth century did silent reading become commonplace.

One should be wary, however, of assuming that silent reading came about simply because reading aloud was a distraction to others. Examinations of factors related to the historical development of silent reading have revealed that it became the usual mode of reading for most adults mainly because the tasks themselves changed in character.

The last century saw a steady gradual increase in literacy and thus in the number of readers. As the number of readers increased, the number of potential listeners declined and thus there was some reduction in the need to read aloud. As reading for the benefit of listeners grew less common, so came the flourishing of reading as a private activity in such public places as libraries, railway carriages and offices, where reading aloud would cause distraction to other readers.

Towards the end of the century, there was still considerable argument over whether books should be used for information or treated respectfully and over whether the reading of materials such as newspapers was in some way mentally weakening. Indeed, this argument remains with us still in education. However, whatever its virtues, the old shared literacy culture had gone and was replaced by the printed mass media on the one hand and by books and periodicals for a specialised readership on the other.

By the end of the twentieth century, students were being recommended to adopt attitudes to books and to use reading skills which were inappropriate, if not impossible, for the oral reader. The social, cultural and technological changes in the century had greatly altered what the term “reading” implied.

Câu 1:
The word “argument” in the fourth paragraph mostly means ______.

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Câu 2:
The word “commonplace” in the first paragraph mostly means ______.

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Câu 3:
The development of silent reading during the last century indicated ______.
Câu 4:
Silent reading, especially in public places, flourished mainly because of ______.
Câu 5:
It can be inferred that the emergence of the mass media and specialised reading materials was an indication of ______.
Câu 6:
The phrase “a specialised readership” in paragraph 4 mostly means ______.

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Câu 7:
The phrase “oral reader” in the last paragraph mostly means “a person who ______”.
Câu 8:
All of the following might be the factors that affected the continuation of the old shared literacy culture EXCEPT ______.
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Câu 9:
Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to the passage?

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Câu 10:
The writer of this passage is attempting to ____.
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others.
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Câu 12:
Choose the word which is stressed differently from the rest.

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Câu 15:
Choose the underlined word or phrase in each sentence that needs correcting.
Câu 16:
Many of the population in the rural areas is composed of manual laborers.
Câu 17:
My cousin composes not only the music, but also sings the songs for the major Broadway musicals.
Câu 18:
Each of the nurses report to the operating room when his or her name is called.
Câu 19:
Because there are less members present tonight than there were last night, we must wait until the next meeting to vote.
Câu 20:
While searching for the wreckage of a unidentified aircraft, the Coast Guard encountered severe squalls at sea.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Câu 21:
Humans can use language deceptively by telling lies or half- truths.
Câu 22:

The funny story told by the man amused all the children.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is closest in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Câu 23:
The most recent U.S. census data show that people from diverse ethnic and racial back grounds represent about one third of the country’s total population.
Câu 24:
He inherited a lucrative business from his father.
Câu 25:

My radio doesn’t receive the BBC World Service very easily.

Read the passage and choose the best answer from 26 to 35.

It’s a sound you will probably never hear, a sickened tree sending out a distress signal. However, a team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service has recently heard the cries, and they think some insects also hear the trees and are drawn to them like vultures attracted to a dying animal.

Researchers hypothesized that these sound- actually vibrations produced by the surface of plantswere caused by a severe lack of moisture. They fastened electronic sensors to the bark of droughtstricken trees and clearly heard distress calls. According to one of the scientists, most parchedtrees transmit their plight in the 50- 500-kilohertz range. (The unaided human ear can detect no more than 20 kilohertz). They experimented on red oak, maple, white pine, aspen and birch and found that all make slightly different sounds. With practice, scientists could identify the species of tree by its characteristic sound signature.

The scientists surmise that the vibrations are created when the water columns inside tubes that run the length of the trees are cracked, a result of too little water following through them. These fractured columns send out distinctive vibration patterns. Because some insects communicate at ultrasonic frequencies, they may pick up the trees’ vibration and attack the weakened trees. Researchers are now running tests with potted trees that have been deprived of water to see if the sound is what attracts the insects. “Water-stressed trees also have a different smell from other trees, and they experience thermal changes, so insects could be responding to something other than sound”, one scientist said.

Câu 26:
It can be inferred from the passage that, at the time the passage was written, research concerning the distress signals of trees _____.
Câu 27:
The word “fractured” in the passage is closest in meaning to _____.
Câu 28:
It can be inferred from the passage that the sounds produced by the trees _____.
Câu 29:
Which of the following is believed to be a cause of the trees’ distress signals?
Câu 30:
Which of the following is the main topic of the passage?
Câu 31:
The word “them” in paragraph 1 refers to _____.
Câu 32:
The word “parched” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to _____.
Câu 33:
The word “plight” in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to ______.
Câu 34:
In paragraph 3, the phrase “pick up” could best replaced by which of the following?
Câu 35:

All of the following are mentioned as possible factors in drawing insects to weakened trees except_____.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 36 to 45.

Captain James Cook is (36) __ today for being one of Britain’s most famous explorers of the 18th century. Cook was (37) __most other explorers of the same period as he did not come from a wealthy family and had to work hard to (38) __ his position in life. He was lucky to be (39)__ by his father’s employer, who saw that he was a bright boy and paid for him to attend the village school. At sixteen, he started (40) __ in a shop in a fishing village, and this was a turning (41)__ in his life. He developed an interest in the sea and eventually joined the Royal Navy in order (42) __ more of the world.

Cook was fascinated by sailing, astronomy and the production of maps, and quickly became an expert (43) __ these subjects. He was also one of the first people to realised that scurvy, an illness often suffered by sailors, could be prevented by careful attention to diet. It was during his voyage to
the Pacific Ocean (44)__ Cook made his historic landing in Australia and the major discovery that New Zealand was two separate islands. He became a national hero and still (45)__ one today.

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Câu 45:
Choose the best answer from A, B , C or D.
Câu 46:

So little _____ about mathematics that the lecture was completely beyond me.

Câu 47:
I suggest that the room _____ before Christmas.
Câu 48:

Where’s that _____dress that your grandma gave you?

Câu 49:

Looking down at the coral reef, we saw ______ of tiny, multi-coloured fish.

Câu 50:
The new secretary in the sales department is a fast typist but her letters are full of spelling _____.
Câu 51:

This book provides students _______useful tips that help them to pass the coming exam.

Câu 52:
My boss is angry with me. I didn’t do all the work I _____last week.
Câu 53:

No sooner had we started the picnic _____the rain began pouring down.

Câu 54:

At the centre of the Earth’s solar system _____.

Câu 55:
It was really kind _____you to help poor people.
Câu 56:
Knowing several _______helpful if you work for an international corporation.
Câu 57:
I have just taken a Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL _____ short.
Câu 58:
Kelly wanted to have a live band____at her wedding.
Câu 59:
“Today’s my 18th birthday.” – “____.”
Câu 60:
British and Australian people share the same language, but in other respects they are as different as_____.
Câu 61:
My new glasses cost me ________the last pair that I bought last month.
  • A. more than three times
Câu 62:

The train will leave in five minutes so you ___________better hurry up.

Câu 63:
It seemed to me what you said at the meeting last night fell _____.
Câu 64:
George took _____ of the fine weather to a day’s work in the garden.
Part 1: Rewrite each of the following sentences without changing its original meaning.
65. We couldn’t relax until all the guests had gone home.
→ Only………………………………………………………………………………………
  • when all the guests had gone home could we relax
  • after all the guests had gone home could we relax
66. As I get older, I want to travel less.
→ The older………………………………………………………………………………….
  • I get, the less I want to travel
67. “You are wearing a beautiful dress today!” Susan said to Mary.
Susan paid………………………………………………….
  • Mary a compliment on her beautiful dress that day
68. They spent a lot of money on food and clothes.
→ A lot of money ……………………………………………………………………………………
  • was spent on food and clothes
69. The novel has twelve chapters.
It is a……………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • twelve-chapter novel

Đáp án:

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


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