Đề thi Tốt nghiệp THPT 7
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Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
Question 1: A. merchant B. sergeant
C. commercial D. term
Question 2: A. colonel B. journal
C. touring D. adjourn





Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of the primary stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3: A. invalid B. predict C. pretend D. preface
Question 4: A. mausoleum B. conservative C. disqualify D. magnificent










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 5:________ poor results but also may cause accidents.
A. Haste does not only produce B. Haste had not only produced
C. Haste not only produces D. Haste produces not only
Question 6. It is important that ________.
A. an exact record should be kept B. an exact record to be kept
C. to keep an exact record D. keeping an exact record










Question 7. Jill has received several scholarships ________ .
A. not only because of his artistic but his academic ability B. for both his academic ability as well as his artistic
C. because of his academic and artistic ability D. as resulting of his ability in the art and the academy
Question 8. The moon is not a planet______.
A. resembling the planets in many respects B. which resembles the planets in many respects
C. but resemblance to the planets in many respects D. although it resembles the planets in many respects










Question 9. ______, they would have had what they wanted.
A. Had they arrived at the fair early B. Supposing they were arriving at the fair early
C. Unless they arrived at the fair early enough D. If they arrived at the fair early
Question 10. Nestled along the shoreline of Hudson Bay _______________.
A. are several recently settled Inuit communities B. several recently settled Inuit communities are there
C. near several recently settled Inuit communities D. is where several recently settled Inuit communities










Question 11. There was a ____________________ table in the kitchen.
A. beautiful large round wooden B. large beautiful round wooden
C. beautiful round large wooden D. golden large beautiful round
Question 12. It was _________________ that we spent the whole day at the beach.
A. so nice a weather B. such nice weather C. such nice a weather D. so a nice weather










Question 13. According to the conditions of my scholarship, after finishing my degree, ________.
A. my education will be employed by the university B. employment will be given to me by the university
C. the university will employ me D. I will be employed by the university
Question 14. Some teachers argue that students who ____using a calculator may forget how to do mental calculation.
A. are used to B. are used C. is D. were used to
Question 15. - “________ detective stories?” - “In my opinion, they are very good for teenagers.”
A. What do you think about B. Are you fond of C. How about D. What do people feel about










Question 16. If you are not Japanese, so what _______ are you?
A. nationalized B. nation C. nationality D. national
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct response to each of the following exchanges.
Question 17. – “We’ll have to hurry if we want to finish this project on time.” “_________ __”.
A. OK. But I’ll call you later. B. I’ll say we will!
C. I’m tired. I’ll go home early. D. What a wonderful idea!
Question 18. - “Excuse me. I’m trying to find the library.” “_____________”
A. Where’re your eyes? It’s in front of you. B. Look no further!
C. Find it yourself. I’m busy. D. Oh, nice to meet you.










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) SIMILAR in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 19: “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 20: 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





Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
Question 21: A frightening number of illiterate students are graduating from college.
A. able to read and write B. able to join intramural sport
C. inflexible D. unable to pass an examination in reading and writing
Question 22: We offer a speedy and secure service of transferring money in less than 24 hours.
A. uninterested B. unsure C. open D. slow










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 23: (A) A smaller percentage of British students (B) go on to (C) farther or higher education than (D) any other European country.
Question 24: The proposal (A) has repealed after a (B) thirty-minutes discussion and (C) a number of objections to its (D) failure to include our district.
Question 25: Hardly (A) did he enter the room (B) when all (C) the lights (D) went out.










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 26: The gate is closed to stop the children running into the road.
A. Because the gate is closed, the children can run into the road.
B. They close the gate, and as a result, the children can’t run into the road.
C. The gate is closed so that children can run into the road.
D. In order to keep the children into the road, they close the gate.










Question 27: He was exhausted after a long trip, but he helped me to repair my broken chair.
A. Although he helped me to repair my broken chair, he was exhausted after a long trip.
B. Exhausted after a long trip as he was, he helped me to repair my broken chair
C. Because he helped me to repair my broken chair after a long trip, he was exhausted.
D. Exhausted after a long trip though he helped me to repair my broken chair.










Question 28: While I strongly disapproved of your behavior, I will help you this time.
A. Despite of my strong disapproval of your behavior, I will help you this time.
B. Despite my strong disapproval of your behavior, I will help you this time.
C. Although I strongly disapproved of your behavior, but I will help you this time.
D. Because of your behavior, I will help you this time.










Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
Question 29: Jack is a technician. He works for a company.
A. Jack, working for a company, was a technician.
B. Jack, working for a company, is a technician.
C. Jack, working for a company, has been a technician.
D. Jack, working for a company, a technician.










Question 30: The lion saw the hare. The lion chased it.
A. Seeing the hare, the lion has chased it.
B. Seeing the hare, the lion chased it.
C. Seeing the hare, the lion chases it.
D. Both A and C.










Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
Interpreting the feelings of other people is not always easy, as we all know, and we (31) ………….. as much on what they seem to be telling us, as on the actual words they say. Facial expression and tone of voice are obvious ways of showing our reaction to something, and it may well be that we unconsciously express views that we are trying to hide. The art of being (32) ……… lies in picking up these signals, realizing what the other person is









trying to say, and acting so that they are not embarrassed in any way. For example, we may understand that they are in fact reluctant to answer our question, and so we stop pressing them. Body movements in general may also indicate feelings, and interviewers often pay particular attention to the way a candidate for a job walks into the room and sits down. However it is not difficult to present the right kind of appearance, while what many employers want to know relates to the candidate’s character traits, and (33) ………….. stability. This raises the awkward question of whether job candidates should be asked to complete psychological tests, and the further problem of whether such tests actually produce reliable results. For many people, being asked to take part in such a test would be an objectionable (34) ……………….. into their private lives.









After all, a prospective employer would hardly ask a candidate to run a hundred meters, or expect his or her family doctor to provide (35) …………… medical information. Quite apart from this problem, can such tests predict whether a person is likely to be a conscientious employee or a values colleague?
Question 31: A. reckon B. rely C. trust D. estimate
Question 32: A. successful B. humble C. good at D. tactful
Question 33: A. psychological B. physical C. similar D. relevant
Question 34: A. invasion B. infringement C. intrusion D. interference
Question 35: A. confidential B. secretive C. reticent D. classified




Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Since water is the basis of life, composing the greater part of the tissues of all living things, the crucial problem of desert animals is to survive in a world where sources of flowing water are rare. And since man’s inexorable necessity is to absorb large quantities of water at frequent intervals, he can scarcely comprehend that many creatures of the desert pass their entire lives without a single drop.










Uncompromising as it is, the desert has not eliminated life but only those forms unable to withstand its desiccating effects. No moist-skinned, water-loving animals can exist there. Few large animals are found. The giants of the North American desert are the deer, the coyote, and the bobcat. Since desert country is open, it holds more swift-footed running and leaping creatures than the tangled forest. Its population is largely nocturnal, silent, filled with reticence, and ruled by stealth. Yet they are not emaciated. Having adapted to their austere environment, they are as healthy as animals anywhere else in the word.










The secret of their adjustment lies in the combination of behavior and physiology. None could survive if, like mad dogs and Englishmen, they went out in the midday sun; many would die in a matter of minutes. So most of them pass the burning hours asleep in cool, humid burrows underneath the ground, emerging to hunt only by night. The surface of the sun-baked desert averages around 150 degrees, but 18 inches down the temperature is only 60 degrees.










Question 36: The title for this passage could be _____ .
A. “Desert Plants”
B. “Life Underground”
C. “Animal Life in a Desert Environment”
D. “Man’s Life in a Desert Environment”
Question 37: The phrase “those forms” in the passage refers to all of the following EXCEPT _____.
A. water-loving animals B. the coyote and the bobcat
C. moist-skinned animals D. many large animals










Question 38: According to the passage, creatures in the desert _____.
A. are smaller and fleeter than forest animals
B. live in an accommodating environment
C. are more active during the day than those in the tangled forest
D. are not as healthy as those anywhere else in the world
Question 39: The author mentions all the following as examples of the behavior of desert animals EXCEPT _____.
A. they sleep during the day B. they dig home underground
C. they are noisy and aggressive D. they are watchful and quiet










Question 40: The word “emaciated” in the passage mostly means _____.
A. wild B. cunning C. unmanageable D. unhealthy
Question 41: : the word “Them” means
A. animals B. people C. water D. minutes
Question 42: We can infer from the passage that _____ .
A. living things adjust to their environment B. water is the basis of desert life
C. desert life is colorful and diverse D. healthy animals live longer lives










Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
May 7, 1840, was the birthday of one of the most famous Russian composers of the nineteenth century Peter Illich Tchaikovsky. The son of a mining inspector, Tchaikovsky studied music as a child and later studied composition at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. His greatest period of productivity occurred between 1876 and 1890, during which time he enjoyed the patronage of Madame von Meck, a woman he never met, who gave him a living stipend of about $1,000.00 a year. Madame von









Meck later terminated her friendship with Tchaikovsky, as well as his living allowance, when she, herself, was facing financial difficulties. It was during the time of Madame von Meck`s patronage, however, that Tchaikovsky created the music for which he is most famous, including the music for the ballets of Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty.
Tchaikovsky`s music, well known for its rich melodic and sometimes melancholy passages, was one of the first that brought serious dramatic music to dance. Before this, little attention had been given to the music behind the dance. Tchaikovsky died on November 6, 1893, ostensibly of cholera, though there are now some scholars who argue that he committed suicide.








Question 43: With what topic is the passage primarily concerned?
A. the life and music of Tchaikovsky B. development of Tchaikovsky`s music for ballets
C. Tchaikovsky`s relationship with Madame Von Meck D. the cause of Tchaikovsky`s death
Question 44: Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word "productivity"?
A. fertility B. affinity C. creativity D. maturity
Question 45: The phrase "enjoyed the patronage of" probably means _________
A. liked the company of B. was mentally attached to
C. solicited the advice of D. was financially dependent upon










Question 46: Which of the following could best replace the word "terminated"?
A. discontinued B. resolved C. exploited D. hated
Question 47: According to the passage, all of the following describe Madame von Meck EXCEPT _______
A. She had economic troubles. B. She was generous.
C. She enjoyed Tchaikovsky`s music. D. She was never introduced to Tchaikovsky.










Question 48: According to the passage, "Swan Lake" and "The Sleeping Beauty" are _________
A. dances B. songs C. operas D. plays
Question 49: Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
A. Tchaikovsky`s influence on ballet music B. Tchaikovsky`s unhappiness leading to suicide
C. the patronage of Madame von Meck D. Tchaikovsky`s productivity in composing
Question 50: Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word "behind"?
A. supporting B. in back of C. going beyond D. concealing















Good luck!