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 MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH- LỚP 12 THPT Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề) (Đề thi gồm có 06 trang) 

Ngày thi: 05/11/2020 

Họ và tên thí sinh: .......................................................Số báo danh: ........................................ SECTION A: LISTENING (15pts) (You will hear twice for each part) 

Question I:  

You will hear part of an interview with the astronaut Charles Duke, who is talking about his trip to the moon. Choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear. 1. How did Charles feel about space travel as a boy? 

A. He thought it was unlikely to happen.  

B. He regarded it as more than science fiction.  

C. He was fascinated by the idea of it.  

D. He showed no particular Interest in it. 

2. What did Charles consider to be the hardest part of the training? 

A. feeling trapped in the heavy spacesuit 

B. endlessly practising the lunar surface landing 

C. constantly being afraid of making a mistake 

D. being unable to move his arms and hands 

3. What was Charles's reaction when he first found out he was going to the moon? A. He realised he had to be cautious. 

B. He felt proud to be given the opportunity. 

C. He tried to control his excitement. 

D. He reflected on his chances of survival. 

4. How did the crew feel when they had landed on the moon? 

A. They felt as if they were coming home, 

B. They realised they had achieved something special. 

C. They were afraid of what they might find on the surface. 

D. They were worried about how they would take off again. 

5. What feature of the moon made the greatest impact on Charles? 

A. the brightness of the sun 

B. the vastness of the sky 

C. the loneliness of the place 

D. the absence of any stars 

Question II:  

You will hear a man called Dan Pearman talking on the radio about Pedal Power-a UK charity which sends bicycles to developing countries. Listen and decide the following sentences True (T) or False (F). 

6. In 1993 Dan Pearman went to Ecuador as part of his studies.  

7. Dan’s neighbour was successful in business because he found it easy to reach customers.  8. Dan says charities rely on getting enough bicycles to send regularly.  

9. The town of Rivas has almost as many bikes as Amsterdam.  

10. In August 2000, the charity was criticised in the British media. 

6. …………… 7. …………… 8. …………… 9. …………… 10. …………… 

Question III:  

You are going to hear a person calling an accommodation agency about an apartment she want to rent. Listen and complete the form. Write no more than TWO WORDS AND/ OR NUMBER for each answer.  



Question I. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others.  16. A. colony B. company C. colourful D. covering 17. A. exotic B. anxiety C. annexation D. exacerbate 18. A. treachery B. retread C. meadow D. drear

Question II. Identify the word whose stressed pattern is different from that of the others. 19. A. controversy B. suffragette C. congenial D. procedure 20. A. brigade B. frigate C. innate D. invade 


Question I. Choose the most suitable word or phrase to complete each sentence. Write the answers on  your answer sheet. (10 pts) 

21. The woman accused of shoplifting was found not guilty and was _______ 

 A. acquitted B.liberated C. excused D. interned  22. Anything he does is in ___________with the law and that’s why I have suggested him for the post.  A. obedience B. commitment C. compliance D. responsibility 23. In disputes between management and trade unions, it’s a good idea to allow a ______period.  A. cooling-off B. cooling-on C. slowing-down D. slowing-off 24. We’re not in a _______hurry so let’s have another coffee. 

A. dashing B. racing C. rushing D. tearing 25. What if______you that there’s a good chance I can get tickets for the concert. 

A. were to tell B. have told C. were telling D. would to tell 26. - Did the minister approve the building plans? 

- Not really, he turned them down ________that the costs were too high. 

A. supposing B. provided C. on the grounds D. on the air  27. Your voice reminds me of somebody, but I can’t remember ________ 

A. it is B. who is C. who is he D. who 28. You can imagine how upset I was after the closure of the magazine. Since the first day on its staff I _________ it as my best job ever. 

A. have considered B. considered C. had considered D. was considered 29. _________ invisible to the unaided eye, ultraviolet light can be detected in a number of ways. A. Although is B. Despite C. Even though it D. Although 30. I wish you would just do as you’re told and not answer__________every time I ask you to do something.  A. against B. back C.at D. to 

Question II: Put each verb in brackets into an appropriate form. (8 pts) 

31. You must (speed)_____: otherwise, the policeman wouldn’t have stopped you. 32. The days (go)________when each nation was like an island. 

33. There’s no point in meeting her. She is certainly (leave)_________by now. 

34. With this promotion, I feel that I (reach)_______ a turning point in my career. 

35. For the past few days, I have been working in Jack’s office, as my own office (redecorate)________ 36. Too big and too heavy (pull)______behind passenger cars, these mobile homes are moved by tow trucks. 37. It was our fault to keep Mary waiting so long. She (inform) _______in advance. 38. Within minutes of (introduce)______they were chatting away like old friend 

Question III: Use the correct form of the word given in parentheses to fill in the blank in each sentence. (7pts) 

39. Marv’s death is listed as “Death by (ADVENTURE)_______”which means he was not where he was supposed to be  

40. Losing several matches in succession had completely (MORALE)________the team. 41. This used to be an attractive seaside town, but now it’s become very (TOURISM)_________ 42. After ten matches, we had the (ENVY) ______record of played ten, won none, lost ten.  43. Customers will be required to pay for any ( BREAK)______. 

44. I spent my first two weeks back at work (FAMILIAR) _________ myself with all the new procedures. 2

45. He’s been in bed for days with a backache and the doctor has given him some kind of  (RELAX) _________.  

Question IV: ( From 46 to 50). The passage below contains 5 errors. Find and correct them. (5 pts) 


People appear to bear to compute. The numerical skills of children develop so early and so inexorably that it is easy to imagine an internal clock of mathematical mature guiding their growth. Not long after learning to walk and talk, they can set the table with impressive accuracy – one plate, one knife, one spoon, one fork, for all of the five chairs. Soon they are capable of nothing that they have placed five knives, spoons, and forks on the table and, a bit later, that this amounts to fifteen pieces of silverware. Having thus mastering addition, they move on to subtraction. It seems most reasonable to expect that if a child were secluded on a desert island at birth and retrieved seven years later, he or she could enter a second-grade mathematics class without any serious problems of intellectual adjustment.










Question V. Fill in each gap with ONE suitable word.(10pts) 

A new study from Australia suggests that couch potatoes live shorter lives. The study followed 8,800 adults  (51) __________25 and older for six and a half years and found that each daily hour of television viewing  was (52) __________ with an 18 percent increase in deaths from heart disease and an 11 percent increase in  overall mortality. Those who watched television four hours or more per day were 80 percent more likely to  die of cardiovascular disease than (53) __________who watched two hours or less, and 46 percent more  likely to die of any cause. And it did not matter whether they were overweight, according to the study, which appeared Jan 11th in the online (54) ___________of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Although it is possible that people who were already ill watched more television than those who were healthy, the researchers tried to rule that out (55) ___________excluding subjects who already had heart disease and by adjusting for differences in risk factors like diet and smoking.(56) __________ the benefits of physical activity have been well studied, there is growing interest (57) ________ researchers in assessing the effects of being sedentary. “For many people, on a daily (58) _______, they simply shift from one chair to another-from the chair in the car to the chair in the office to the chair in front of the television.” said the study’s lead author, David Dunstan of the baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Victoria, Australia. “(59) __________ if someone has a healthy body weight, sitting for long periods still has an unhealthy (60) ________on blood sugar and blood fats”. 


Question I : Read the following passage and then fill in the gap with a suitable word for each space.  (10pts)  

 Peoples' personalities vary considerably from one another as there are no two alike. Our ingrained characteristics which determine the patterns of our behaviour, our reactions and temperaments are unparalleled on (61) ________of the diversified processes that mould our personality in the earliest (62) ________of human development. 

Some (63) ________ of character may to some extent be hereditary simulating the attributes that (64) ________ our parents. Others may(65) ________ from the conditions experienced during pregnancy and infancy in this way reflecting the parents' approach towards (66) ________ their offspring. Consequently, the environmental factor (67) ________a crucial role in strengthening or eliminating certain behavioural systems making an individual more prone to (68) ________ to the patterns that deserve a prize. Undoubtedly, human personality(69) ________ the most profound and irreversible formation during the first period of its development, yet, certain characteristics may still be (70) ________ to considerable changes conditioned by different circumstances and situations. 


61. A. account B. means C. token D. event 

62. A. states B. instants C. terms D. stages 

63. A .factors B. traits C. items D. breeds 

64. A. identify B. recognize C. associate D. pertain 

65. A. rise B. relate C. stem D. formulate 

66. A. breeding B. rearing C. growing D. yielding 

67. A. makes B. does C. finds D. plays 

68. A. comfort B. pledge C. aquiesce D. obey 

69. A .undergoes B. undertakes C. underacts D. underlies 

70. A. practicable B. feasible C. subject D. potential 

Question II. Read the passage and choose the best answers to questions below. Write the answers on your answer sheet. (10 pts) 

Types of Social Groups 

Life places us in a complex web of relationships with other people. Our humanness arises out of these relationships in the course of social interaction. Moreover, our humanness must be sustained through social interaction—and fairly constantly so. When an association continues long enough for two people to become linked together by a relatively stable set of expectations, it is called a relationship. 

People are bound within relationships by two types of bonds: expressive ties and instrumental ties. Expressive ties are social links formed when we emotionally invest ourselves in and commit ourselves to other people. Through association with people who are meaningful to us, we achieve a sense of security, love, acceptance, companionship, and personal worth. Instrumental ties are social links formed when we cooperate with other people to achieve some goal. Occasionally, this may mean working with instead of against competitors. More often, we simply cooperate with others to reach some end without endowing the relationship with any larger significance. 

Sociologists have built on the distinction between expressive and instrumental ties to distinguish between two types of groups: primary and secondary. A primary group involves two or more people who enjoy a direct, intimate, cohesive relationship with one another. Expressive ties predominate in primary groups; we view the people as ends in themselves and valuable in their own right. A secondary group entails two or more people who are involved in an impersonal relationship and have come together for a specific, practical purpose. Instrumental ties predominate in secondary groups; we perceive people as means to ends rather than as ends in their own right. Sometimes primary group relationships evolve out of secondary group relationships. This happens in many work settings. People on the job often develop close relationships with coworkers as they come to share gripes, jokes, gossip, and satisfactions. 

A number of conditions enhance the likelihood that primary groups will arise. First, group size is important. We find it difficult to get to know people personally when they are milling about and dispersed in large groups. In small groups we have a better chance to initiate contact and establish rapport with them. Second, face-to-face contact allows us to size up others. Seeing and talking with one another in close physical proximity makes possible a subtle exchange of ideas and feelings. And third, the probability that we will develop primary group bonds increases as we have frequent and continuous contact. Our ties with people often deepen as we interact with them across time and gradually evolve interlocking habits and interests. 

Primary groups are fundamental to us and to society. First, primary groups are critical to the socialization process. Within them, infants and children are introduced to the ways of their society. Such groups are the breeding grounds in which we acquire the norms and values that equip us for social life. Sociologists view primary groups as bridges between individuals and the larger society because they transmit, mediate, and interpret a society's cultural patterns and provide the sense of oneness so critical for social solidarity. 

Second, primary groups are fundamental because they provide the settings in which we meet most of our personal needs. Within them, we experience companionship, love, security, and an overall sense of well being. Not surprisingly, sociologists find that the strength of a group's primary ties has implications for the group's functioning. For example, the stronger the primary group ties of a sports team playing together, the better their record is. 

Third, primary groups are fundamental because they serve as powerful instruments for social control. Their members command and dispense many of the rewards that are so vital to us and that make our lives seem worthwhile. Should the use of rewards fail, members can frequently win by rejecting or threatening to 


ostracize those who deviate from the primary group's norms. For instance, some social groups employ shunning (a person can remain in the community, but others are forbidden to interact with the person) as a device to bring into line individuals whose behavior goes beyond that allowed by the particular group. Even more important, primary groups define social reality for us by structuring our experiences. By providing us with definitions of situations, they elicit from our behavior that conforms to group-devised meanings. Primary groups, then, serve both as carriers of social norms and as enforcers of them. 

71. The word complex in the passage is closest in meaning to 

.A. delicate B. elaborate C. private D. common 72. According to paragraph 1, which of the following is true of a relationship? 

A. It is a structure of associations with many people.  

B. It should be studied in the course of a social interaction. 

C. It places great demands on people. 

D. It develops gradually overtime. 

73. The word endowing in the passage is closest in meaning to 

A. leaving B. exposing C. providing D. understanding 74. Which of the following can be inferred about instrumental ties from the author's mention of working  with competitors in paragraph 2? 

A. Instrumental ties can develop even in situations in which people would normally not cooperate. B. Instrumental ties require as much emotional investment as expressive ties. 

C. Instrumental ties involve security, love, and acceptance. 

D. Instrumental ties should be expected to be significant. 

75. According to paragraph 3, what do sociologists see as the main difference between primary and  secondary groups? 

A. Primary groups consist of people working together, while secondary groups exist outside of work  settings. 

B. In primary groups people are seen as means, while in secondary groups people are seen as ends. C. Primary groups involve personal relationships, while secondary groups are mainly practical in purpose. D. Primary groups are generally small, while secondary groups often contain more than two people. 76. Which of the following can be inferred from the author's claim in paragraph 3 that primary group  relationships sometimes evolve out of secondary group relationships? 

A. Secondary group relationships begin by being primary group relationships. 

B. A secondary group relationship that is highly visible quickly becomes a primary group relationship. C. Sociologists believe that only primary group relationships are important to society. D. Even in secondary groups, frequent communication serves to bring people into close relationships. 77. The phrase size up in the passage is closest in meaning to 

A. enlarge B. evaluate C. impress D. accept 78. Which of the sentences below best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in the  passage? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essential information. A. Sociologists think that cultural patterns establish connections between the individual and the larger  society. 

B. Sociologists believe that individuals with a sense of oneness bridge the gap between society and primary  groups. 

C. Sociologists think primary groups contribute to social solidarity because they help maintain a society's  cultural patterns. 

D. Sociologists believe that the cultural patterns that provide social solidarity arise as bridges from primary  groups. 

79. This passage is developed primarily by 

A. drawing comparisons between theory and practice 

B. presenting two opposing theories 

C. defining important concepts and providing examples of them 

D. discussing causes and their effects 

80. According to paragraph 7, why would a social group use shunning? 

A. To enforce practice of the kinds of behavior acceptable to the group 

B. To discourage offending individuals from remaining in the group 

C. To commend and reward the behavior of the other members of the group 

D. To decide which behavioral norms should be passed on to the next generation? 



Question I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar as possible in  meaning to the sentence printed before it. Write the answers on your answer sheet. (5 pts) 81. To appreciate the beauty of the lake you really need to be in boat. 

Only in a boat________________________________________________. 

82. The plan is unlikely to find favour with managers, unless the cost is greatly reduced.  Without a great ___________________________________________________. 

83. Bill was about to speed when he was the patrol man. 

Bill was on ___________________________________________________. 

84. I’ve forgotten that commentator’s name but he’s very well-known. 

That commentator ______________________________________________________. 85. John had a very strong personality and many of us were frightened of him. 

 So ___________________________________________________. 

Question II: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar as possible in  meaning to sentence printed before it. (5pts)  

86. We simply must pay them the whole amount before the end of the month. (ALTERNATIVE)  _____________________________________________________ 

87. The direct aim of the statement is to make the public aware of the present situation. (BOIL) ____________________________________________________ 

88. I just said anything I could think of because I wasn’t prepared for his question. ( HEAD) ____________________________________________________ 

89. Final year students needn’t attend the lecture. (OPTION) 


90. He didn’t hesitate to recommend me for the job.(BONES)  


Question III. Essay writing(10 pts) 

Write an essay of about 250 words to express your point on the following topic. 

Online shopping is increasing dramatically. How could this trend affect our environment and the kinds of jobs required? 

 Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. 

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