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PREPARATION COURSE FOR NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL EXAM

B GIO DC V O TO K THI TRUNG HC PH THNG QUC GIA NM 2016


Mn: TING ANH
THI TH S 27
Thi gian lm bi: 90 pht, khng k thi gian pht
( thi c 06 trang)

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SECTION A (8 points)

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the
other three in the position of the primary stress in each of the following questions.
1. A. calculator B. intelligent C. impossible D. American
2. A. justice B. series C. scoreboard D. expand
3. A. islander B. inflation C. terrorist D. optimist

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part
differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
4. A. moment B. slogan C. opposite D. comb
5. A. absent B. descent C. recent D. decent

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the
following questions.
6. Halleys Comet had its first documented sighting in 240 B.C. in China and _______ it has been seen from
the Earth 29 times.
A. after B. because of C. since then D. that is
7. The essay was difficult to read because the handwriting was so _______.
A. intelligible B. combustible C. illegible D. periodical
8. Give me a ticket to childhood, a novel about the enjoyable and unforgettable childhood memories, is one
of Nguyen Nhat Anhs _______ books.
A. more famous B. the most famous C. most famous D. the more famous
9. Sensible _______ he is, he has acted foolishly in this case.
A. even though B. how C. as D. if
10. When she was crossing the room, the night-nurse happened to notice the old lady _______ to get out
of bed.
A. has tried B. trying C. to try D. tried
11. She is _______ Im surprised she didnt go into music professional
A. such good pianist B. so good a pianist that
C. too good a pianist that D. a pianist so good
12. The Moon is much closer to Earth _______, and thus it had greater influence on the tides.
A. but the Sun is B. where the Sun is C. than is the Sun D. unlike the Sun
13. After the robbery, the shop installed a sophisticated alarm system as an insurance _______ further
losses.
A. for B. from C. against D. towards
14. With age, the mineral content of human bones decreases, _______ them more fragile.
A. make B. and to make C. thereby making D. which it makes
15. _______ there was a fisherman who lived with his wife in a small cottage near the sea.
A. For the time being B. Time after time
C. At times D. Once upon a time
16. Celluloid and plastics have largely replaced genuine ivory in the manufacture _______ buttons, billiard
balls, and piano keys.

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A. of such things as B. as of such things


C. such things as of D. things as of such
17. Many of the current international problems we are facing _______.
A. linguistic incompetence
B. are the result of misunderstandings
C. are because of not understanding themselves
D. lacks of the intelligent capabilities of understanding each other
18. When they _______ for the beach the sun was shining, but by the time they arrived it had clouded over.
A. set off B. went off C. went out D. left out
19. We demanded pay rises to take account of the _______ of inflation.
A. figures B. percentage C. price D. rate
20. Hes trying to convince me _______ him. But he doesnt take into consideration the fact that I was in
trouble myself.
A. could have helped B. could help C. was able to help D. might have helped
21. - John: Havent you repaired the car yet?
- Jean: _______
A. Yes. I will do it later. B. Yes, Im sorry. I havent had time
C. No, Im sorry. I havent had time D. No, I did it yesterday.
22. When students work effectively in a _______ group, they can improve their achievement and satisfaction
with their own study.
A. support B. supporting C. supportive D. supportable
23. James: Why are you leaving so early?
- Susan: _______
A. I was busy yesterday. B. I might be late tomorrow morning.
C. Lets have an appointment. D. I have an appointment downtown.
24. Despite her _______ as an accountant, she was still the best employee we could ever hope for.
A. advantages B. shortcomings C. qualifications D. experiences

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to choose
the word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
Ever since it was first possible to make a real robot, people have been hoping for the invention of a
machine that would do all the necessary jobs (25)_____the house. If boring and repetitive factory work
could be (26)______by robots, why not boring and repetitive household chores too?
For a long time the only people who really (27)_____the problem their attention were amateur
inventors. And they came up against a major difficulty. That is, housework is actually very complex. It has
never been one job, it has always been many. A factory robot (28)______one task endlessly (29)_______it
is reprogrammed to do something else. It doesnt run the whole factory. A housework robot, on the other
hand, has to do several different (30)_____of cleaning and carrying jobs and also has to cope (31)______all
the different shapes and positions of rooms, furniture, ornaments, cats and dogs. (32)______, there have
been some developments recently. Sensors are available to (33)_______the robot locate objects and avoid
obstacles. We have the technology to produce the hardware. All that is missing the software- the programs
that will (34)______the machine.
25. A. for B. around C. over D. through
26. A. given B. managed C. made D. succeeded
27. A. showed B. took C. did D. gave
28. A. carries over B. carries away C. carries out D. carries off
29. A. since B. when C. until D. while
30. A. types B. ways C. systems D. methods
31. A. with B. by C. for D. from
32. A. Therefore B. However C. Moreover D. Besides

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33. A. assist B. allow C. enable D. help


34. A. perform B. practice C. operate D. order

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.
Although they are an inexpensive supplier of vitamins, minerals, and high quality protein, eggs also
contain a high level of blood cholesterol, one of the major causes of heart disease. One egg yolk, in fact,
contains a little more than two-thirds of the suggested daily cholesterol limit. This knowledge has caused
egg sales to plummet in recent years, which in turns has brought about the development of several
alternatives to eating regular eggs. One alternative is to eat substitute eggs.
These egg substitutes are not really eggs, but they look somewhat like eggs when they are
cooked. They have the advantage of having lower cholesterol rates, and they can be scrambled or used in
baking. One disadvantage, however, is that they are not good for frying, poaching, or boiling. A second
alternative to regular eggs is a new type of egg, sometimes called designer eggs. These eggs are produced
by hens that are fed low-fat diets consisting of ingredients such as canola oil, flax, and rice bran. In spite of
their diets, however, these hens produce eggs that contain the same amount of cholesterol as regular eggs.
Yet, the producers of these eggs claim that eating their eggs will not raise the blood cholesterol in humans.
Eggs producers claim that their product has been portrayed unfairly. They cite scientific studies to
back up their claim. And, in fact, studies on the relationship between eggs and human cholesterol levels
have brought mixed results. It may be that it is not the type of egg that is the main determinant of
cholesterol but the person who is eating the eggs. Some people may be more sensitive to cholesterol
derived from food than other people. In fact, there is evidence that certain dietary fats stimulate the bodys
production of blood cholesterol. Consequently, while it still makes sense to limit ones intake of eggs, even
designer eggs, it seems that doing this without regulating 30 dietary fat will probably not help reduce the
blood cholesterol level.
35. What is the main purpose of this passage?
A. to introduce the idea that dietary fat increases the blood cholesterol level.
B. to convince people to eat designer eggs and egg substitutes.
C. to inform people about the relationship between eggs and cholesterol.
D. to persuade people that eggs are unhealthy and should not be eaten.
36. As used in paragraph 1, the word plummet refers to which of the following?
A. rise gently B. bounce uncertainly
C. remain unchanged D. drop abruptly
37. According to the passage, which of the following is a cause of heart disease?
A. minerals B. vitamins C. cholesterol D. canola oil
38. As used in paragraph 2, which of the following could best replace the word somewhat?
A. a lot B. indefinitely C. in fact D. a little
39. According to the passage, what has been the cause for changes in the sale of eggs?
A. increasing price B. a shrinking market
C. dietary changes in hens D. decreased production
40. The word portrayed in paragraph 3 could best replaced by which of the following?
A. described B. destroyed C. studied D. tested
41. As used in paragraph 3, what is the meaning of the phrase back up ?
A. block B. advance C. reverse D. support
42. What does the author mean by the phrase mixed results in paragraph 3?
A. The results are inconclusive B. The results are mingled together
C. The results are a composite of things D. The results are blended
43. According to the passage, egg substitutes cannot be used to make any of the following types of eggs
EXCEPT _______
A. poached B. boiled C. scrambled D. fried
44. According to the author, which of the following may reduce the blood cholesterol?

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A. reducing egg intake but not fat intake B. decreasing egg intake and fat intake
C. increasing egg intake and fat intake D. increasing egg intake but not fat intake

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.
According to airline industry statistics, almost 90 percent of airline accidents are survivable or
partially survivable. But passengers can increase their chances of survival by learning and following certain
tips. Experts say that you should read and listen to safety instruction before take off and ask questions if you
have uncertainties. You should fasten your seat belt low on your hips and as tightly as possible. Of course,
you should also know how the release mechanism of your belt operates. During takeoffs and landings, you
are advised to keep your feet flat on the floor. Before take-off, you should locate the nearest exit and an
alterative exit and count the rows of seats between you and the exits so that you can reach them in the
dark if necessary. In the event that you are forewarned of a possible accident, you should put your hands on
your ankles and keep your head down until the planes comes to a complete stop. If smoke is present in the
cabin, you should keep your head low and cover your face with napkins, towels, or clothing. If possible, wet
these for added protection against smoke inhalation. To evacuate as quickly as possible, follow crew
commands and do not take personal belongings with you. Do not jump on escape slides before they are fully
inflated, and when you jump, do so with your arms and legs extended in front of you. When you get to the
ground, you should move away from the plane as quickly as possible, and smoke near the wreckage.
45. What is the main topic of the passage?
A. Procedures for evacuation aircraft.
B. Airline industry accident statistics.
C. Guidelines for increasing aircraft passenger survival.
D. Safety instructions in air travel.
46. Travelers are urged by experts to read and listen to safety instruction _______.
A. before locating the exits B. in an emergency
C. before take-off D. if smoke is in the cabin
47. According to the passage, airline travelers should keep their feet flat on the floor _______.
A. especially during landings B. during take-offs and landings
C. throughout the flight D. only if an accident is possible
48. According to the passage, which exits should an airline passenger locate before take-off ?
A. The nearest one.
B. The two closest to the passengers seat
C. The ones with counted rows of seats between them.
D. The ones that can be found in the dark
49. The word uncertainties in the passage is closest in meaning to _______
A. ideas B. queries and doubts C. problems D. fear
50. The word them in the passage refers to _______.
A. feet B. seats C. rows D. exits
51. It can be inferred from the passage that people are more likely to survive fires in aircrafts if they
_______.
A. read airline safety statistics B. wear a safety belt
C. dont smoke in or near a plane D. keep their heads low
52. Airline passengers are advised to do all of the following EXCEPT _______
A. fasten their seat belts before take-off B. carry personal belongings in an emergency
C. locate the nearest exit D. ask questions about safety
53. The word evacuate in the passage is closest in meaning to _______
A. evade B. maintain C. vacate D. escape
54. The word inflated in the passage is closest in meaning to _______
A. assembled B. expanded C. increased D. lifted

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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.
55. An X-ray microscope enables a person to see on solid materials such as mental and bone.
A B C D
56. In human beings, as in other mammal, hair around the eyes and ears and in the nose prevents dust,
A B C
insects, and other matter from entering these organs.
D
57. I didnt mean offending her but she took my comments amiss and now will not talk to me.
A B C D
58. In some states, it has against the law to ride a motorcycle without a helmet.
A B C D
59. The nests of most bird species are strategic placed to camouflage them against predators.
A B C D

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.
60. In 1989, a ban was given on all international trade in ivory.
A. action B. contamination C. destruction D. prohibition
61. Most deserts are enormous sandy areas.
A. mysterious B. narrow C. immense D. aerial
62. Humans depend on species diversity to provide food, clean air and water, and fertile soil for agriculture.
A. destruction B. contamination C. fertilizer D. variety

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.
63. The ceremony had been carefully organized and it came off without any problems.
A. succeeded B. began C. failed miserably D. was interesting
64. I hope that people will be courageous enough to speak out against this injustice.
A. brave B. discouraged C. cowardly D. strong

SECTION B (2 points)

I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence
printed before it.
65. The last time they caught sight of a UFO was 10 months ago.
A UFO has _____________________________________________________________ .
66. I think we should wash these apples carefully to avoid food poisoning.
I suggested these _______________________________________________________ .
67. Using public transport saves energy as well as reduces pollution.
Not only _______________________________________________________________ .
68. Although Im very tired, I will still take part in the game tomorrow, Lan said.
Lan said _______________________________________________________________ .
69. The clerk needs not call the boy to help her with her luggage.
It is not ________________________________________________________________ .

II. In about 140 words, write a paragraph about measures that governments and individuals
can take to reduce global warming.

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