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TRƯỜNG THPT LƯƠNG THẾ VINH KỲ THI HỌC KỲ I NĂM HỌC 2017-2018

Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 12 (Dành cho Ban D, A1)


Thời gian làm bài : 60 phút

Họ, tên thí sinh: ……………………………………………………… Lớp …………


Số báo danh: ……………………………………..
Phòng thi: …………………….

(Đề thi gồm 50 câu trắc nghiệm. Thí sinh làm bài vào phiếu trả lời.)

MÃ ĐỀ : 125

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.

Question 1: A. ocean B. social C. fashion D. center


Question 2: A. studies B. walks C. digs D. arrives

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 primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 3: A. conference B. disaster C. society D. survive


Question 4: A. comparison B. celebrate C. presented D. dramatically

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of
the following questions.

Question 5: The highway patrol advises to take the old route through the city because the interstate highway is under
A B C D
major repairs.
Question 6: John announced that he could not longer tolerate the conditions of the contract under which he was
A B C D
working.
Question 7: Despite I had never seen her before, I recognized her from the distance.
A B C D

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

Question 8: The Internet makes ____________ communicate with one another.


A. much easier for people to B. it much easier for people
C. it much easier for people to D. it much easier that people can
Question 9: Always show your best side, your keenness to work and your sense of _______________ .
A. purpose B. humour C. duty D. responsibility
Question 10: Do you happen to know ______________?
A. of whom this watch is B. whose watch this is
C. whose watch is this D. this watch of whose
Question 11: ___________ we have had these days!
A. What a lovely weather B. What lovely weathers
C. What lovely weather D. What lovely a weather
Question 12: ___________ for my illness, I would have lent him a helping hand.
A. Had it not been B. Not being C. Without being D. Were it
Question 13: ____________, Americans and Asians have very different ideas about love and marriage.
A. Traditionally B. Traditional C. Traditions D. With tradition
Question 14: Congress has suggested that the gasoline tax ____________ .
A. should abolished B. should abolish C. be abolished D. is abolished
Question 15: By the end of the 21st century, Chinese astronauts ______________ on Mars.
A. will have landed B. landed C. had landed D. will have been landing
Question 16: She is a friendly person. She gets __________ all her neighbors.
A. up well with B. down well with C. on well with D. down to
Question 17: The child pleaded ignorance when __________ the vase was broken.
A. asked him how B. asked how C. was he asked how D. they asked him that
Question 18: The man ___________ to safety was in his forties.
A. who was lifting B. lifting C. lifted D. been lifted
Question 19: Susan’s marriage has been arranged by her family. She is marrying a man____________ .
A. she hardly knows B. that she hardly knows him
C. she hardly knows him D. whom she hardly knows him

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the
following exchanges.
Question 20: “I didn’t get the job.” “_______________ !”
A. Good heavens B. That’s brilliant
C. Same to you D. Never mind, better luck next time
Question 21: “Would you like me to get a taxi?” “_____________ .”
A. Yes, please, if it’s no bother B. Well, let’s see
C. Yes, I see D. That would be delightful. Thanks

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 22: Clouds can be classified into family groupings according to their height and shape.
A. distributed B. registered C. specified D. categorized
Question 23: Dr. Jones suggested that final examinations be discontinued, an innovation I heartily support.
A. entrance B. test C. change D. inner part

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 24: Attendance at this meeting was voluntary.


A. encouraged B. noticeable C. recorded D. compulsory
Question 25: The country displayed all the features of a stagnant economy.
A. not developing B. advanced C. vivid D. emerging

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the
following questions.

Question 26: Optimists believe that life will be far better than it is today.
A. Optimists cannot tell the difference between today life and future life.
B. It is believed by optimists that there will be no changes for life in the future.
C. Optimists believe that today’s life is not as good as life in the future.
D. Optimists believe that we will have a worse life in the future.
Question 27: “Don’t forget to do your homework”, the teacher told us.
A. The teacher told us do not forget to do our homework.
B. The teacher told us to not forget to do our homework.
C. The teacher reminded us to do our homework.
D. The teacher reminded us not to forget to do your homework.
Question 28: If I were taller, I could reach the top shelf.
A. I am not tall enough to reach the top shelf.
B. I am too tall to reach the top shelf.
C. I could not reach the top shelf because I was not tall enough.
D. Although I am tall, I cannot reach the top shelf.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences
in the following questions.

Question 29: He didn’t want to pay such a high price. He had no choice.
A. Despite having no choice, he had to pay such a high price.
B. I spite the fact that he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
C. Although he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
D. Although he was reluctant paying such a high price, he had no choice.

Question 30: The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or
phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 31 to 35.

Mobile phones emit microwave radio emissions. Researchers are questioning whether exposure to these radio waves
might (31) __________ to brain cancer.
So far, the data are not conclusive. The scientific evidence does not enable us to say with certainty that mobile
phones are categorically (32) __________ . On the other hand, current research has not yet demonstrated clear adverse
effects associated with the prolonged use of mobile phones.
Numerous studies are now going on in various countries. Some of the results are contradictory but others have shown
an association between mobile phone use and cancer. (33) _________, these studies are preliminary and the issue needs
further, long-term investigation.
(34) _________ the scientific data are more definite, it is prudent for people to try not to use mobile phones for long
periods of time. Don’t think that hands-free phones are any safer, either. At the moment, research is in fact showing the
opposite and they may be just as dangerous.
It is also thought that young people (35) _________ bodies are still growing may at particular risk.

Question 31: A. bring B. lead C. cause D. produce


Question 32: A. risky B. secure C. safe D. unhealthy
Question 33: A. However B. While C. Additionally D. Though
Question 34: A. When B. Provide C. Until D. As
Question 35: A. whose B. as C. with D. that

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 questions from 36 to 42.

ACADEMICS AREN’T THE PROBLEM


Studies about how students use their time might shed light on whether they face increased academic and financial
pressures compared with earlier eras. Based on data about how students are spending time, academic or financial
pressures don’t seem to be greater now than a generation ago. The data show that full-time students in all types of
colleges study much less now than they did a generation ago – a full 10 hours a week less. Students are also receiving
significantly higher grades. So it appears that academic pressures are, in fact, considerably lower than they used to be.
The time-use data don’t suggest that students feel greater financial pressures, either. When the time savings and
lower opportunity costs are factored in, college appears less expensive for most students than it was in the 1960s. And
though there are now full-time students working to pay while in college, they study less even when paid work choices
are held constantly. In other words, full-time students do not appear to be studying less in order to work more. They
appear to be studying less and spending the extra time on leisure activities or fun. It seems hard to imagine that students
feeling increased financial pressures would respond by taking more leisure.
Based on how students are spending their time then, it doesn’t look as though academic or financial pressures are
greater now than a generation ago. The time-use data don’t speak directly to social pressures, and it may well be that
these have become more intense lately.
In one recent set of data, students reported spending more than 23 hours per week either socializing with friends or
playing on the computer for fun. Social activities, in person or on computer, would seem to have become the major
focus of campus life. It is hard to tell what kind of pressures would be associated with this change.

Question 36: The study’s conclusion that students’ workload now is not greater than before is based on ___________ .
A. what students achieve with greater load B. how students spend time
C. how students work through college D. what college demand from students
Question 37: Research studies have shown that pressures put on students nowadays are ____________ .
A. not greater than the past B. getting ever greater
C. much greater than the past D. more diversified
Question 38: Students get higher grades as ___________ .
A. students study much harder
B. academic workload appears more attractive
C. academic workload appears less demanding
D. college’s facilities are much better
Question 39: According to the author, the fact that students have more time for leisure is a proof that __________ .
A. financial pressure on students is not a problem
B. academic works disinterests them
C. they are active with extra-curricular activities
D. they cannot find extra job.
Question 40: According to the author, the fact that more full-time students are working for pay ___________ .
A. does not change students’ campus life B. indicates that students are academically pressured
C. is not an indication of pressures D. shows that students are financially pressured
Question 41: Students nowadays seem to be studying less and ____________ .
A. spending more time on leisure B. spending more time doing odd jobs
C. giving more time to sports D. taking more extracurricular activities
Question 42: The word “focus” in the last paragraph can be replaced with __________ .
A. central activity B. primary theme C. headline D. biggest importance

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 questions from 43 to 50.

Millions of people are using cellphones today. In many places, it is actually considered unusual not to use one. In
many countries, cellphones are very popular with young people. They find that the phones are more than a means of
communication – having a mobile phone shows that you are cool and connected.
The explosion of mobile phone use around the world has made some health professionals worried. Some doctors are
concerned that in the future many people may suffer health problems from the use of mobile phones. In England, there
has been a serious debate about this issue. Mobile phones companies are worried about the negative publicity of such
ideas. They say that there is no proof that mobile phones are bad for your health. On the other hand, medical studies
have shown changes in the brain cells of some people who use mobile phones. Signs of change in the tissues of the brain
and head can be detected with modern scanning equipment. In one case, a travelling salesman had to retire at young age
because of serious memory loss. He couldn’t remember even simple tasks. He would often forget the name of his own
son. This man used to talk on his mobile phone for about six hours a day, every day of his working week, for a couple of
years. His family doctor blamed his mobile phone use, but his employer’s doctor didn’t agree.
What is it that makes mobile phones potentially harmful? The answer is radiation. High-tech machines can detect
very small amounts of radiation from mobile phones. Mobile phone companies agree that there is some radiation, but
they say the amount is too small to worry about.
As the discussion about their safety continues, it appears that it’s best to use mobile phones less often. Use your
regular phone if you want to talk for a long time. Use your mobile phone only when you really need it. Mobile phones
can be very useful and convenient, especially in emergencies. In the future, mobile phone may have a warning label that
says they are bad for your health. So for now, it’s wise not to use your mobile phone too often.

Question 43: According to the passage, cellphones are especially popular with young people because ___________ .
A. they are indispensable in everyday communication
B. they cannot be replaced by regular phones
C. they keep the user alert all the time
D. they make them look more stylish
Question 44: The word “potentially” in the passage most closely means _______________ .
A. obviously B. possibly C. certainly D. privately
Question 45: “Negative publicity” in the passage most likely means ____________ .
A. information about lethal effects of cellphones
B. widespread opinion about bad effects of cellphones
C. the negative public use of cellphones
D. poor ideas about the effects of cellphones
Question 46: Doctors have tentatively concluded that cellphones may _____________ .
A. damage the users’ emotions B. caused some mental malfunction
C. change the users’ temperament D. change the users’ social behaviour
Question 47: The man mentioned in the passage, who used his cellphone too often, ____________ .
A. suffered serious loss of mental ability B. could no longer think lucidly
C. abandoned his family D. had a problem with memory
Question 48: According to the passage, what makes mobile phones potentially harmful is ____________ .
A. their invisible rays B. their radiant lights
C. their power of attraction D. their raiding power
Question 49: According to the writer, people should _____________ .
A. keep off mobile phones regularly B. only use mobile phones in medical emergencies
C. only use mobile phones in urgent cases D. never use mobile phones in all cases
Question 50: The most suitable title for the passage could be ____________ .
A. The Reason Why Mobile Phones Are Popular
B. Mobile Phones: A Must of our time
C. The Way Mobile Phones Work
D. Technological Innovations and Their Price
_________ The End ________

TRƯỜNG THPT LƯƠNG THẾ VINH KỲ THI HỌC KỲ I NĂM HỌC 2017-2018
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 12 (Dành cho Ban D, A1)
Thời gian làm bài : 60 phút

Họ, tên thí sinh: ……………………………………………………… Lớp …………


Số báo danh: ……………………………………..
Phòng thi: …………………….

(Đề thi gồm 50 câu trắc nghiệm. Thí sinh làm bài vào phiếu trả lời.)

MÃ ĐỀ : 126

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the
following exchanges.

Question 1: “I didn’t get the job.” “_______________ !”


A. Good heavens B. That’s brilliant
C. Same to you D. Never mind, better luck next time
Question 2: “Would you like me to get a taxi?” “_____________ .”
A. Yes, please, if it’s no bother B. Well, let’s see
C. Yes, I see D. That would be delightful. Thanks

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the
following questions.

Question 3: Optimists believe that life will be far better than it is today.
A. Optimists cannot tell the difference between today life and future life.
B. It is believed by optimists that there will be no changes for life in the future.
C. Optimists believe that today’s life is not as good as life in the future.
D. Optimists believe that we will have a worse life in the future.
Question 4: “Don’t forget to do your homework”, the teacher told us.
A. The teacher told us do not forget to do our homework.
B. The teacher told us to not forget to do our homework.
C. The teacher reminded us to do our homework.
D. The teacher reminded us not to forget to do your homework.
Question 5: If I were taller, I could reach the top shelf.
A. I am not tall enough to reach the top shelf.
B. I am too tall to reach the top shelf.
C. I could not reach the top shelf because I was not tall enough.
D. Although I am tall, I cannot reach the top shelf.

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 questions from 6 to 2.

ACADEMICS AREN’T THE PROBLEM


Studies about how students use their time might shed light on whether they face increased academic and financial
pressures compared with earlier eras. Based on data about how students are spending time, academic or financial
pressures don’t seem to be greater now than a generation ago. The data show that full-time students in all types of
colleges study much less now than they did a generation ago – a full 10 hours a week less. Students are also receiving
significantly higher grades. So it appears that academic pressures are, in fact, considerably lower than they used to be.
The time-use data don’t suggest that students feel greater financial pressures, either. When the time savings and
lower opportunity costs are factored in, college appears less expensive for most students than it was in the 1960s. And
though there are now full-time students working to pay while in college, they study less even when paid work choices
are held constantly. In other words, full-time students do not appear to be studying less in order to work more. They
appear to be studying less and spending the extra time on leisure activities or fun. It seems hard to imagine that students
feeling increased financial pressures would respond by taking more leisure.
Based on how students are spending their time then, it doesn’t look as though academic or financial pressures are
greater now than a generation ago. The time-use data don’t speak directly to social pressures, and it may well be that
these have become more intense lately.
In one recent set of data, students reported spending more than 23 hours per week either socializing with friends or
playing on the computer for fun. Social activities, in person or on computer, would seem to have become the major
focus of campus life. It is hard to tell what kind of pressures would be associated with this change.

Question 6: The study’s conclusion that students’ workload now is not greater than before is based on ___________ .
A. what students achieve with greater load B. how students spend time
C. how students work through college D. what college demand from students
Question 7: Research studies have shown that pressures put on students nowadays are ____________ .
A. not greater than the past B. getting ever greater
C. much greater than the past D. more diversified
Question 8: Students get higher grades as ___________ .
A. students study much harder
B. academic workload appears more attractive
C. academic workload appears less demanding
D. college’s facilities are much better
Question 9: According to the author, the fact that students have more time for leisure is a proof that __________ .
A. financial pressure on students is not a problem
B. academic works disinterests them
C. they are active with extra-curricular activities
D. they cannot find extra job.
Question 10: According to the author, the fact that more full-time students are working for pay ___________ .
A. does not change students’ campus life B. indicates that students are academically pressured
C. is not an indication of pressures D. shows that students are financially pressured
Question 11: Students nowadays seem to be studying less and ____________ .
A. spending more time on leisure B. spending more time doing odd jobs
C. giving more time to sports D. taking more extracurricular activities
Question 12: The word “focus” in the last paragraph can be replaced with __________ .
A. central activity B. primary theme C. headline D. biggest importance

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 primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 13: A. conference B. disaster C. society D. survive


Question 14: A. comparison B. celebrate C. presented D. dramatically

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 15: Clouds can be classified into family groupings according to their height and shape.
A. distributed B. registered C. specified D. categorized
Question 16: Dr. Jones suggested that final examinations be discontinued, an innovation I heartily support.
A. entrance B. test C. change D. inner part

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences
in the following questions.

Question 17: He didn’t want to pay such a high price. He had no choice.
A. Despite having no choice, he had to pay such a high price.
B. I spite the fact that he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
C. Although he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
D. Although he was reluctant paying such a high price, he had no choice.

Question 18: The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.

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.

Question 19: A. ocean B. social C. fashion D. center


Question 20: A. studies B. walks C. digs D. arrives

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

Question 21: The Internet makes ____________ communicate with one another.
A. much easier for people to B. it much easier for people
C. it much easier for people to D. it much easier that people can
Question 22: Always show your best side, your keenness to work and your sense of _______________ .
A. purpose B. humour C. duty D. responsibility
Question 23: Do you happen to know ______________?
A. of whom this watch is B. whose watch this is
C. whose watch is this D. this watch of whose
Question 24: ___________ we have had these days!
A. What a lovely weather B. What lovely weathers
C. What lovely weather D. What lovely a weather
Question 25: ___________ for my illness, I would have lent him a helping hand.
A. Had it not been B. Not being C. Without being D. Were it
Question 26: ____________, Americans and Asians have very different ideas about love and marriage.
A. Traditionally B. Traditional C. Traditions D. With tradition
Question 27: Congress has suggested that the gasoline tax ____________ .
A. should abolished B. should abolish C. be abolished D. is abolished
Question 28: By the end of the 21st century, Chinese astronauts ______________ on Mars.
A. will have landed B. landed C. had landed D. will have been landing
Question 29: She is a friendly person. She gets __________ all her neighbors.
A. up well with B. down well with C. on well with D. down to
Question 30: The child pleaded ignorance when __________ the vase was broken.
A. asked him how B. asked how C. was he asked how D. they asked him that
Question 31: The man ___________ to safety was in his forties.
A. who was lifting B. lifting C. lifted D. been lifted
Question 32: Susan’s marriage has been arranged by her family. She is marrying a man____________ .
A. she hardly knows B. that she hardly knows him
C. she hardly knows him D. whom she hardly knows him

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 33: Attendance at this meeting was voluntary.


A. encouraged B. noticeable C. recorded D. compulsory
Question 34: The country displayed all the features of a stagnant economy.
A. not developing B. advanced C. vivid D. emerging

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of
the following questions.

Question 35: The highway patrol advises to take the old route through the city because the interstate highway is under
A B C D
major repairs.
Question 36: John announced that he could not longer tolerate the conditions of the contract under which he was
A B C D
working.
Question 37: Despite I had never seen her before, I recognized her from the distance.
A B C D

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 questions from 38 to 45.

Millions of people are using cellphones today. In many places, it is actually considered unusual not to use one. In
many countries, cellphones are very popular with young people. They find that the phones are more than a means of
communication – having a mobile phone shows that you are cool and connected.
The explosion of mobile phone use around the world has made some health professionals worried. Some doctors are
concerned that in the future many people may suffer health problems from the use of mobile phones. In England, there
has been a serious debate about this issue. Mobile phones companies are worried about the negative publicity of such
ideas. They say that there is no proof that mobile phones are bad for your health. On the other hand, medical studies
have shown changes in the brain cells of some people who use mobile phones. Signs of change in the tissues of the brain
and head can be detected with modern scanning equipment. In one case, a travelling salesman had to retire at young age
because of serious memory loss. He couldn’t remember even simple tasks. He would often forget the name of his own
son. This man used to talk on his mobile phone for about six hours a day, every day of his working week, for a couple of
years. His family doctor blamed his mobile phone use, but his employer’s doctor didn’t agree.
What is it that makes mobile phones potentially harmful? The answer is radiation. High-tech machines can detect
very small amounts of radiation from mobile phones. Mobile phone companies agree that there is some radiation, but
they say the amount is too small to worry about.
As the discussion about their safety continues, it appears that it’s best to use mobile phones less often. Use your
regular phone if you want to talk for a long time. Use your mobile phone only when you really need it. Mobile phones
can be very useful and convenient, especially in emergencies. In the future, mobile phone may have a warning label that
says they are bad for your health. So for now, it’s wise not to use your mobile phone too often.

Question 38: According to the passage, cellphones are especially popular with young people because ___________ .
A. they are indispensable in everyday communication
B. they cannot be replaced by regular phones
C. they keep the user alert all the time
D. they make them look more stylish
Question 39: The word “potentially” in the passage most closely means _______________ .
A. obviously B. possibly C. certainly D. privately
Question 40: “Negative publicity” in the passage most likely means ____________ .
A. information about lethal effects of cellphones
B. widespread opinion about bad effects of cellphones
C. the negative public use of cellphones
D. poor ideas about the effects of cellphones
Question 41: Doctors have tentatively concluded that cellphones may _____________ .
A. damage the users’ emotions B. caused some mental malfunction
C. change the users’ temperament D. change the users’ social behaviour
Question 42: The man mentioned in the passage, who used his cellphone too often, ____________ .
A. suffered serious loss of mental ability B. could no longer think lucidly
C. abandoned his family D. had a problem with memory
Question 43: According to the passage, what makes mobile phones potentially harmful is ____________ .
A. their invisible rays B. their radiant lights
C. their power of attraction D. their raiding power
Question 44: According to the writer, people should _____________ .
A. keep off mobile phones regularly B. only use mobile phones in medical emergencies
C. only use mobile phones in urgent cases D. never use mobile phones in all cases
Question 45: The most suitable title for the passage could be ____________ .
A. The Reason Why Mobile Phones Are Popular
B. Mobile Phones: A Must of our time
C. The Way Mobile Phones Work
D. Technological Innovations and Their Price

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or
phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 46 to 50.

Mobile phones emit microwave radio emissions. Researchers are questioning whether exposure to these radio waves
might (46) __________ to brain cancer.
So far, the data are not conclusive. The scientific evidence does not enable us to say with certainty that mobile
phones are categorically (47) __________ . On the other hand, current research has not yet demonstrated clear adverse
effects associated with the prolonged use of mobile phones.
Numerous studies are now going on in various countries. Some of the results are contradictory but others have shown
an association between mobile phone use and cancer. (48) _________, these studies are preliminary and the issue needs
further, long-term investigation.
(49) _________ the scientific data are more definite, it is prudent for people to try not to use mobile phones for long
periods of time. Don’t think that hands-free phones are any safer, either. At the moment, research is in fact showing the
opposite and they may be just as dangerous.
It is also thought that young people (50) _________ bodies are still growing may at particular risk.

Question 46: A. bring B. lead C. cause D. produce


Question 47: A. risky B. secure C. safe D. unhealthy
Question 48: A. However B. While C. Additionally D. Though
Question 49: A. When B. Provide C. Until D. As
Question 50: A. whose B. as C. with D. that

_________ The End ________

TRƯỜNG THPT LƯƠNG THẾ VINH KỲ THI HỌC KỲ I NĂM HỌC 2017-2018
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 12 (Dành cho Ban D, A1)
Thời gian làm bài : 60 phút
Họ, tên thí sinh: ……………………………………………………… Lớp …………
Số báo danh: ……………………………………..
Phòng thi: …………………….

(Đề thi gồm 50 câu trắc nghiệm. Thí sinh làm bài vào phiếu trả lời.)

MÃ ĐỀ : 127

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or
phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 31 to 35.

Mobile phones emit microwave radio emissions. Researchers are questioning whether exposure to these radio waves
might (1) __________ to brain cancer.
So far, the data are not conclusive. The scientific evidence does not enable us to say with certainty that mobile
phones are categorically (2) __________ . On the other hand, current research has not yet demonstrated clear adverse
effects associated with the prolonged use of mobile phones.
Numerous studies are now going on in various countries. Some of the results are contradictory but others have shown
an association between mobile phone use and cancer. (3) _________, these studies are preliminary and the issue needs
further, long-term investigation.
(4) _________ the scientific data are more definite, it is prudent for people to try not to use mobile phones for long
periods of time. Don’t think that hands-free phones are any safer, either. At the moment, research is in fact showing the
opposite and they may be just as dangerous.
It is also thought that young people (5) _________ bodies are still growing may at particular risk.

Question 1: A. bring B. lead C. cause D. produce


Question 2: A. risky B. secure C. safe D. unhealthy
Question 3: A. However B. While C. Additionally D. Though
Question 4: A. When B. Provide C. Until D. As
Question 5: A. whose B. as C. with D. that

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

Question 6: The Internet makes ____________ communicate with one another.


A. much easier for people to B. it much easier for people
C. it much easier for people to D. it much easier that people can
Question 7: Always show your best side, your keenness to work and your sense of _______________ .
A. purpose B. humour C. duty D. responsibility
Question 8: Do you happen to know ______________?
A. of whom this watch is B. whose watch this is
C. whose watch is this D. this watch of whose
Question 9: ___________ we have had these days!
A. What a lovely weather B. What lovely weathers
C. What lovely weather D. What lovely a weather
Question 10: ___________ for my illness, I would have lent him a helping hand.
A. Had it not been B. Not being C. Without being D. Were it
Question 11: ____________, Americans and Asians have very different ideas about love and marriage.
A. Traditionally B. Traditional C. Traditions D. With tradition
Question 12: Congress has suggested that the gasoline tax ____________ .
A. should abolished B. should abolish C. be abolished D. is abolished
Question 13: By the end of the 21st century, Chinese astronauts ______________ on Mars.
A. will have landed B. landed C. had landed D. will have been landing
Question 14: She is a friendly person. She gets __________ all her neighbors.
A. up well with B. down well with C. on well with D. down to
Question 15: The child pleaded ignorance when __________ the vase was broken.
A. asked him how B. asked how C. was he asked how D. they asked him that
Question 16: The man ___________ to safety was in his forties.
A. who was lifting B. lifting C. lifted D. been lifted
Question 17: Susan’s marriage has been arranged by her family. She is marrying a man____________ .
A. she hardly knows B. that she hardly knows him
C. she hardly knows him D. whom she hardly knows him

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the
following questions.

Question 18: Optimists believe that life will be far better than it is today.
A. Optimists cannot tell the difference between today life and future life.
B. It is believed by optimists that there will be no changes for life in the future.
C. Optimists believe that today’s life is not as good as life in the future.
D. Optimists believe that we will have a worse life in the future.
Question 19: “Don’t forget to do your homework”, the teacher told us.
A. The teacher told us do not forget to do our homework.
B. The teacher told us to not forget to do our homework.
C. The teacher reminded us to do our homework.
D. The teacher reminded us not to forget to do your homework.
Question 20: If I were taller, I could reach the top shelf.
A. I am not tall enough to reach the top shelf.
B. I am too tall to reach the top shelf.
C. I could not reach the top shelf because I was not tall enough.
D. Although I am tall, I cannot reach the top shelf.

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 questions from 21 to 27.
ACADEMICS AREN’T THE PROBLEM
Studies about how students use their time might shed light on whether they face increased academic and financial
pressures compared with earlier eras. Based on data about how students are spending time, academic or financial
pressures don’t seem to be greater now than a generation ago. The data show that full-time students in all types of
colleges study much less now than they did a generation ago – a full 10 hours a week less. Students are also receiving
significantly higher grades. So it appears that academic pressures are, in fact, considerably lower than they used to be.
The time-use data don’t suggest that students feel greater financial pressures, either. When the time savings and
lower opportunity costs are factored in, college appears less expensive for most students than it was in the 1960s. And
though there are now full-time students working to pay while in college, they study less even when paid work choices
are held constantly. In other words, full-time students do not appear to be studying less in order to work more. They
appear to be studying less and spending the extra time on leisure activities or fun. It seems hard to imagine that students
feeling increased financial pressures would respond by taking more leisure.
Based on how students are spending their time then, it doesn’t look as though academic or financial pressures are
greater now than a generation ago. The time-use data don’t speak directly to social pressures, and it may well be that
these have become more intense lately.
In one recent set of data, students reported spending more than 23 hours per week either socializing with friends or
playing on the computer for fun. Social activities, in person or on computer, would seem to have become the major
focus of campus life. It is hard to tell what kind of pressures would be associated with this change.
Question 21: The study’s conclusion that students’ workload now is not greater than before is based on ___________ .
A. what students achieve with greater load B. how students spend time
C. how students work through college D. what college demand from students
Question 22: Research studies have shown that pressures put on students nowadays are ____________ .
A. not greater than the past B. getting ever greater
C. much greater than the past D. more diversified
Question 23: Students get higher grades as ___________ .
A. students study much harder
B. academic workload appears more attractive
C. academic workload appears less demanding
D. college’s facilities are much better
Question 24: According to the author, the fact that students have more time for leisure is a proof that __________ .
A. financial pressure on students is not a problem
B. academic works disinterests them
C. they are active with extra-curricular activities
D. they cannot find extra job.
Question 25: According to the author, the fact that more full-time students are working for pay ___________ .
A. does not change students’ campus life B. indicates that students are academically pressured
C. is not an indication of pressures D. shows that students are financially pressured
Question 26: Students nowadays seem to be studying less and ____________ .
A. spending more time on leisure B. spending more time doing odd jobs
C. giving more time to sports D. taking more extracurricular activities
Question 27: The word “focus” in the last paragraph can be replaced with __________ .
A. central activity B. primary theme C. headline D. biggest importance

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the
following exchanges.

Question 28: “I didn’t get the job.” “_______________ !”


A. Good heavens B. That’s brilliant
C. Same to you D. Never mind, better luck next time
Question 29: “Would you like me to get a taxi?” “_____________ .”
A. Yes, please, if it’s no bother B. Well, let’s see
C. Yes, I see D. That would be delightful. Thanks

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.

Question 30: A. ocean B. social C. fashion D. center


Question 31: A. studies B. walks C. digs D. arrives

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences
in the following questions.

Question 32: He didn’t want to pay such a high price. He had no choice.
A. Despite having no choice, he had to pay such a high price.
B. I spite the fact that he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
C. Although he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
D. Although he was reluctant paying such a high price, he had no choice.

Question 33: The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of
the following questions.

Question 34: The highway patrol advises to take the old route through the city because the interstate highway is under
A B C D
major repairs.
Question 35: John announced that he could not longer tolerate the conditions of the contract under which he was
A B C D
working.
Question 36: Despite I had never seen her before, I recognized her from the distance.
A B C D

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 37: Attendance at this meeting was voluntary.


A. encouraged B. noticeable C. recorded D. compulsory
Question 38: The country displayed all the features of a stagnant economy.
A. not developing B. advanced C. vivid D. emerging

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 questions from 39 to 46.

Millions of people are using cellphones today. In many places, it is actually considered unusual not to use one. In
many countries, cellphones are very popular with young people. They find that the phones are more than a means of
communication – having a mobile phone shows that you are cool and connected.
The explosion of mobile phone use around the world has made some health professionals worried. Some doctors are
concerned that in the future many people may suffer health problems from the use of mobile phones. In England, there
has been a serious debate about this issue. Mobile phones companies are worried about the negative publicity of such
ideas. They say that there is no proof that mobile phones are bad for your health. On the other hand, medical studies
have shown changes in the brain cells of some people who use mobile phones. Signs of change in the tissues of the brain
and head can be detected with modern scanning equipment. In one case, a travelling salesman had to retire at young age
because of serious memory loss. He couldn’t remember even simple tasks. He would often forget the name of his own
son. This man used to talk on his mobile phone for about six hours a day, every day of his working week, for a couple of
years. His family doctor blamed his mobile phone use, but his employer’s doctor didn’t agree.
What is it that makes mobile phones potentially harmful? The answer is radiation. High-tech machines can detect
very small amounts of radiation from mobile phones. Mobile phone companies agree that there is some radiation, but
they say the amount is too small to worry about.
As the discussion about their safety continues, it appears that it’s best to use mobile phones less often. Use your
regular phone if you want to talk for a long time. Use your mobile phone only when you really need it. Mobile phones
can be very useful and convenient, especially in emergencies. In the future, mobile phone may have a warning label that
says they are bad for your health. So for now, it’s wise not to use your mobile phone too often.
Question 39: According to the passage, cellphones are especially popular with young people because ___________ .
A. they are indispensable in everyday communication
B. they cannot be replaced by regular phones
C. they keep the user alert all the time
D. they make them look more stylish
Question 40: The word “potentially” in the passage most closely means _______________ .
A. obviously B. possibly C. certainly D. privately
Question 41: “Negative publicity” in the passage most likely means ____________ .
A. information about lethal effects of cellphones
B. widespread opinion about bad effects of cellphones
C. the negative public use of cellphones
D. poor ideas about the effects of cellphones
Question 42: Doctors have tentatively concluded that cellphones may _____________ .
A. damage the users’ emotions B. caused some mental malfunction
C. change the users’ temperament D. change the users’ social behaviour
Question 43: The man mentioned in the passage, who used his cellphone too often, ____________ .
A. suffered serious loss of mental ability B. could no longer think lucidly
C. abandoned his family D. had a problem with memory
Question 44: According to the passage, what makes mobile phones potentially harmful is ____________ .
A. their invisible rays B. their radiant lights
C. their power of attraction D. their raiding power
Question 45: According to the writer, people should _____________ .
A. keep off mobile phones regularly B. only use mobile phones in medical emergencies
C. only use mobile phones in urgent cases D. never use mobile phones in all cases
Question 46: The most suitable title for the passage could be ____________ .
A. The Reason Why Mobile Phones Are Popular
B. Mobile Phones: A Must of our time
C. The Way Mobile Phones Work
D. Technological Innovations and Their Price

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 primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 47: A. conference B. disaster C. society D. survive


Question 48: A. comparison B. celebrate C. presented D. dramatically

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 49: Clouds can be classified into family groupings according to their height and shape.
A. distributed B. registered C. specified D. categorized
Question 50: Dr. Jones suggested that final examinations be discontinued, an innovation I heartily support.
A. entrance B. test C. change D. inner part

_________ The End ________

TRƯỜNG THPT LƯƠNG THẾ VINH KỲ THI HỌC KỲ I NĂM HỌC 2017-2018
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 12 (Dành cho Ban D, A1)
Thời gian làm bài : 60 phút

Họ, tên thí sinh: ……………………………………………………… Lớp …………


Số báo danh: ……………………………………..
Phòng thi: …………………….

(Đề thi gồm 50 câu trắc nghiệm. Thí sinh làm bài vào phiếu trả lời.)

MÃ ĐỀ : 128
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 1: Attendance at this meeting was voluntary.


A. encouraged B. noticeable C. recorded D. compulsory
Question 2: The country displayed all the features of a stagnant economy.
A. not developing B. advanced C. vivid D. emerging

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 questions from 3 to 10.

Millions of people are using cellphones today. In many places, it is actually considered unusual not to use one. In
many countries, cellphones are very popular with young people. They find that the phones are more than a means of
communication – having a mobile phone shows that you are cool and connected.
The explosion of mobile phone use around the world has made some health professionals worried. Some doctors are
concerned that in the future many people may suffer health problems from the use of mobile phones. In England, there
has been a serious debate about this issue. Mobile phones companies are worried about the negative publicity of such
ideas. They say that there is no proof that mobile phones are bad for your health. On the other hand, medical studies
have shown changes in the brain cells of some people who use mobile phones. Signs of change in the tissues of the brain
and head can be detected with modern scanning equipment. In one case, a travelling salesman had to retire at young age
because of serious memory loss. He couldn’t remember even simple tasks. He would often forget the name of his own
son. This man used to talk on his mobile phone for about six hours a day, every day of his working week, for a couple of
years. His family doctor blamed his mobile phone use, but his employer’s doctor didn’t agree.
What is it that makes mobile phones potentially harmful? The answer is radiation. High-tech machines can detect
very small amounts of radiation from mobile phones. Mobile phone companies agree that there is some radiation, but
they say the amount is too small to worry about.
As the discussion about their safety continues, it appears that it’s best to use mobile phones less often. Use your
regular phone if you want to talk for a long time. Use your mobile phone only when you really need it. Mobile phones
can be very useful and convenient, especially in emergencies. In the future, mobile phone may have a warning label that
says they are bad for your health. So for now, it’s wise not to use your mobile phone too often.

Question 3: According to the passage, cellphones are especially popular with young people because ___________ .
A. they are indispensable in everyday communication
B. they cannot be replaced by regular phones
C. they keep the user alert all the time
D. they make them look more stylish
Question 4: The word “potentially” in the passage most closely means _______________ .
A. obviously B. possibly C. certainly D. privately
Question 5: “Negative publicity” in the passage most likely means ____________ .
A. information about lethal effects of cellphones
B. widespread opinion about bad effects of cellphones
C. the negative public use of cellphones
D. poor ideas about the effects of cellphones
Question 6: Doctors have tentatively concluded that cellphones may _____________ .
A. damage the users’ emotions B. caused some mental malfunction
C. change the users’ temperament D. change the users’ social behaviour
Question 7: The man mentioned in the passage, who used his cellphone too often, ____________ .
A. suffered serious loss of mental ability B. could no longer think lucidly
C. abandoned his family D. had a problem with memory
Question 8: According to the passage, what makes mobile phones potentially harmful is ____________ .
A. their invisible rays B. their radiant lights
C. their power of attraction D. their raiding power
Question 9: According to the writer, people should _____________ .
A. keep off mobile phones regularly B. only use mobile phones in medical emergencies
C. only use mobile phones in urgent cases D. never use mobile phones in all cases
Question 10: The most suitable title for the passage could be ____________ .
A. The Reason Why Mobile Phones Are Popular
B. Mobile Phones: A Must of our time
C. The Way Mobile Phones Work
D. Technological Innovations and Their Price

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.
Question 11: A. ocean B. social C. fashion D. center
Question 12: A. studies B. walks C. digs D. arrives

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or
phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 13 to 17.

Mobile phones emit microwave radio emissions. Researchers are questioning whether exposure to these radio waves
might (13) __________ to brain cancer.
So far, the data are not conclusive. The scientific evidence does not enable us to say with certainty that mobile
phones are categorically (14) __________ . On the other hand, current research has not yet demonstrated clear adverse
effects associated with the prolonged use of mobile phones.
Numerous studies are now going on in various countries. Some of the results are contradictory but others have shown
an association between mobile phone use and cancer. (15) _________, these studies are preliminary and the issue needs
further, long-term investigation.
(16) _________ the scientific data are more definite, it is prudent for people to try not to use mobile phones for long
periods of time. Don’t think that hands-free phones are any safer, either. At the moment, research is in fact showing the
opposite and they may be just as dangerous.
It is also thought that young people (17) _________ bodies are still growing may at particular risk.

Question 13: A. bring B. lead C. cause D. produce


Question 14: A. risky B. secure C. safe D. unhealthy
Question 15: A. However B. While C. Additionally D. Though
Question 16: A. When B. Provide C. Until D. As
Question 17: A. whose B. as C. with D. that

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of
the following questions.

Question 18: The highway patrol advises to take the old route through the city because the interstate highway is under
A B C D
major repairs.
Question 19: John announced that he could not longer tolerate the conditions of the contract under which he was
A B C D
working.
Question 20: Despite I had never seen her before, I recognized her from the distance.
A B C D

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 21: Clouds can be classified into family groupings according to their height and shape.
A. distributed B. registered C. specified D. categorized
Question 22: Dr. Jones suggested that final examinations be discontinued, an innovation I heartily support.
A. entrance B. test C. change D. inner part

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 primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 23: A. conference B. disaster C. society D. survive


Question 24: A. comparison B. celebrate C. presented D. dramatically

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

Question 25: The Internet makes ____________ communicate with one another.
A. much easier for people to B. it much easier for people
C. it much easier for people to D. it much easier that people can
Question 26: Always show your best side, your keenness to work and your sense of _______________ .
A. purpose B. humour C. duty D. responsibility
Question 27: Do you happen to know ______________?
A. of whom this watch is B. whose watch this is
C. whose watch is this D. this watch of whose
Question 28: ___________ we have had these days!
A. What a lovely weather B. What lovely weathers
C. What lovely weather D. What lovely a weather
Question 29: ___________ for my illness, I would have lent him a helping hand.
A. Had it not been B. Not being C. Without being D. Were it
Question 30: ____________, Americans and Asians have very different ideas about love and marriage.
A. Traditionally B. Traditional C. Traditions D. With tradition
Question 31: Congress has suggested that the gasoline tax ____________ .
A. should abolished B. should abolish C. be abolished D. is abolished
Question 32: By the end of the 21st century, Chinese astronauts ______________ on Mars.
A. will have landed B. landed C. had landed D. will have been landing
Question 33: She is a friendly person. She gets __________ all her neighbors.
A. up well with B. down well with C. on well with D. down to
Question 34: The child pleaded ignorance when __________ the vase was broken.
A. asked him how B. asked how C. was he asked how D. they asked him that
Question 35: The man ___________ to safety was in his forties.
A. who was lifting B. lifting C. lifted D. been lifted
Question 36: Susan’s marriage has been arranged by her family. She is marrying a man____________ .
A. she hardly knows B. that she hardly knows him
C. she hardly knows him D. whom she hardly knows him

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences
in the following questions.

Question 37: He didn’t want to pay such a high price. He had no choice.
A. Despite having no choice, he had to pay such a high price.
B. I spite the fact that he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
C. Although he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
D. Although he was reluctant paying such a high price, he had no choice.

Question 38: The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.
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 questions from 39 to 45.

ACADEMICS AREN’T THE PROBLEM


Studies about how students use their time might shed light on whether they face increased academic and financial
pressures compared with earlier eras. Based on data about how students are spending time, academic or financial
pressures don’t seem to be greater now than a generation ago. The data show that full-time students in all types of
colleges study much less now than they did a generation ago – a full 10 hours a week less. Students are also receiving
significantly higher grades. So it appears that academic pressures are, in fact, considerably lower than they used to be.
The time-use data don’t suggest that students feel greater financial pressures, either. When the time savings and
lower opportunity costs are factored in, college appears less expensive for most students than it was in the 1960s. And
though there are now full-time students working to pay while in college, they study less even when paid work choices
are held constantly. In other words, full-time students do not appear to be studying less in order to work more. They
appear to be studying less and spending the extra time on leisure activities or fun. It seems hard to imagine that students
feeling increased financial pressures would respond by taking more leisure.
Based on how students are spending their time then, it doesn’t look as though academic or financial pressures are
greater now than a generation ago. The time-use data don’t speak directly to social pressures, and it may well be that
these have become more intense lately.
In one recent set of data, students reported spending more than 23 hours per week either socializing with friends or
playing on the computer for fun. Social activities, in person or on computer, would seem to have become the major
focus of campus life. It is hard to tell what kind of pressures would be associated with this change.

Question 39: The study’s conclusion that students’ workload now is not greater than before is based on ___________ .
A. what students achieve with greater load B. how students spend time
C. how students work through college D. what college demand from students
Question 40: Research studies have shown that pressures put on students nowadays are ____________ .
A. not greater than the past B. getting ever greater
C. much greater than the past D. more diversified
Question 41: Students get higher grades as ___________ .
A. students study much harder
B. academic workload appears more attractive
C. academic workload appears less demanding
D. college’s facilities are much better
Question 42: According to the author, the fact that students have more time for leisure is a proof that __________ .
A. financial pressure on students is not a problem
B. academic works disinterests them
C. they are active with extra-curricular activities
D. they cannot find extra job.
Question 43: According to the author, the fact that more full-time students are working for pay ___________ .
A. does not change students’ campus life B. indicates that students are academically pressured
C. is not an indication of pressures D. shows that students are financially pressured
Question 44: Students nowadays seem to be studying less and ____________ .
A. spending more time on leisure B. spending more time doing odd jobs
C. giving more time to sports D. taking more extracurricular activities
Question 45: The word “focus” in the last paragraph can be replaced with __________ .
A. central activity B. primary theme C. headline D. biggest importance

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the
following questions.

Question 46: Optimists believe that life will be far better than it is today.
A. Optimists cannot tell the difference between today life and future life.
B. It is believed by optimists that there will be no changes for life in the future.
C. Optimists believe that today’s life is not as good as life in the future.
D. Optimists believe that we will have a worse life in the future.
Question 47: “Don’t forget to do your homework”, the teacher told us.
A. The teacher told us do not forget to do our homework.
B. The teacher told us to not forget to do our homework.
C. The teacher reminded us to do our homework.
D. The teacher reminded us not to forget to do your homework.
Question 48: If I were taller, I could reach the top shelf.
A. I am not tall enough to reach the top shelf.
B. I am too tall to reach the top shelf.
C. I could not reach the top shelf because I was not tall enough.
D. Although I am tall, I cannot reach the top shelf.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the
following exchanges.

Question 49: “I didn’t get the job.” “_______________ !”


A. Good heavens B. That’s brilliant
C. Same to you D. Never mind, better luck next time
Question 50: “Would you like me to get a taxi?” “_____________ .”
A. Yes, please, if it’s no bother B. Well, let’s see
C. Yes, I see D. That would be delightful. Thanks

_________ The End ________

TRƯỜNG THPT LƯƠNG THẾ VINH KỲ THI HỌC KỲ I NĂM HỌC 2017-2018
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 12 (Dành cho Ban A)
Thời gian làm bài : 60 phút

Họ, tên thí sinh: ……………………………………………………… Lớp …………


Số báo danh: ……………………………………..
Phòng thi: …………………….

(Đề thi gồm 50 câu trắc nghiệm. Thí sinh làm bài vào phiếu trả lời.)

MÃ ĐỀ : 240

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.

Question 1: A. ocean B. social C. fashion D. center


Question 2: A. studies B. walks C. digs D. arrives

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 primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 3: A. conference B. disaster C. society D. survive


Question 4: A. comparison B. celebrate C. presented D. dramatically

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of
the following questions.

Question 5: The highway patrol advises to take the old route through the city because the interstate highway is under
A B C D
major repairs.
Question 6: John announced that he could not longer tolerate the conditions of the contract under which he was
A B C D
working.
Question 7: Despite I had never seen her before, I recognized her from the distance.
A B C D

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

Question 8: The Internet makes ____________ communicate with one another.


A. much easier for people to B. it much easier for people
C. it much easier for people to D. it much easier that people can
Question 9: Always show your best side, your keenness to work and your sense of _______________ .
A. purpose B. humour C. duty D. responsibility
Question 10: Do you happen to know ______________?
B. of whom this watch is B. whose watch this is
C. whose watch is this D. this watch of whose
Question 11: ___________ we have had these days!
A. What a lovely weather B. What lovely weathers
C. What lovely weather D. What lovely a weather
Question 12: ___________ for my illness, I would have lent him a helping hand.
A. Had it not been B. Not being C. Without being D. Were it
Question 13: ____________, Americans and Asians have very different ideas about love and marriage.
A. Traditionally B. Traditional C. Traditions D. With tradition

Question 14: Congress has suggested that the gasoline tax ____________ .
A. should abolished B. should abolish C. be abolished D. is abolished
Question 15: By the end of the 21st century, Chinese astronauts ______________ on Mars.
A. will have landed B. landed C. had landed D. will have been landing
Question 16: She is a friendly person. She gets __________ all her neighbors.
A. up well with B. down well with C. on well with D. down to
Question 17: The child pleaded ignorance when __________ the vase was broken.
A. asked him how B. asked how C. was he asked how D. they asked him that
Question 18: The man ___________ to safety was in his forties.
A. who was lifting B. lifting C. lifted D. been lifted
Question 19: Susan’s marriage has been arranged by her family. She is marrying a man____________ .
A. she hardly knows B. that she hardly knows him
C. she hardly knows him D. whom she hardly knows him

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the
following exchanges.

Question 20: “I didn’t get the job.” “_______________ !”


A. Good heavens B. That’s brilliant
C. Same to you D. Never mind, better luck next time
Question 21: “Would you like me to get a taxi?” “_____________ .”
A. Yes, please, if it’s no bother B. Well, let’s see
C. Yes, I see D. That would be delightful. Thanks

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 22: Clouds can be classified into family groupings according to their height and shape.
A. distributed B. registered C. specified D. categorized
Question 23: Dr. Jones suggested that final examinations be discontinued, an innovation I heartily support.
A. entrance B. test C. change D. inner part

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 24: Attendance at this meeting was voluntary.


A. encouraged B. noticeable C. recorded D. compulsory
Question 25: The country displayed all the features of a stagnant economy.
A. not developing B. advanced C. vivid D. emerging

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the
following questions.

Question 26: Optimists believe that life will be far better than it is today.
A. Optimists cannot tell the difference between today life and future life.
B. It is believed by optimists that there will be no changes for life in the future.
C. Optimists believe that today’s life is not as good as life in the future.
D. Optimists believe that we will have a worse life in the future.
Question 27: “Don’t forget to do your homework”, the teacher told us.
A. The teacher told us do not forget to do our homework.
B. The teacher told us to not forget to do our homework.
C. The teacher reminded us to do our homework.
D. The teacher reminded us not to forget to do your homework.
Question 28: If I were taller, I could reach the top shelf.
A. I am not tall enough to reach the top shelf.
B. I am too tall to reach the top shelf.
C. I could not reach the top shelf because I was not tall enough.
D. Although I am tall, I cannot reach the top shelf.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences
in the following questions.

Question 29: He didn’t want to pay such a high price. He had no choice.
B. Despite having no choice, he had to pay such a high price.
B. I spite the fact that he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
C. Although he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
D. Although he was reluctant paying such a high price, he had no choice.
Question 30: The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or
phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 31 to 35.

Mobile phones emit microwave radio emissions. Researchers are questioning whether exposure to these radio waves
might (31) __________ to brain cancer.
So far, the data are not conclusive. The scientific evidence does not enable us to say with certainty that mobile
phones are categorically (32) __________ . On the other hand, current research has not yet demonstrated clear adverse
effects associated with the prolonged use of mobile phones.
Numerous studies are now going on in various countries. Some of the results are contradictory but others have shown
an association between mobile phone use and cancer. (33) _________, these studies are preliminary and the issue needs
further, long-term investigation.
(34) _________ the scientific data are more definite, it is prudent for people to try not to use mobile phones for long
periods of time. Don’t think that hands-free phones are any safer, either. At the moment, research is in fact showing the
opposite and they may be just as dangerous.
It is also thought that young people (35) _________ bodies are still growing may at particular risk.

Question 31: A. bring B. lead C. cause D. produce


Question 32: A. risky B. secure C. safe D. unhealthy
Question 33: A. However B. While C. Additionally D. Though
Question 34: A. When B. Provide C. Until D. As
Question 35: A. whose B. as C. with D. that

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 questions from 36 to 45.

ACADEMICS AREN’T THE PROBLEM


Studies about how students use their time might shed light on whether they face increased academic and financial
pressures compared with earlier eras. Based on data about how students are spending time, academic or financial
pressures don’t seem to be greater now than a generation ago. The data show that full-time students in all types of
colleges study much less now than they did a generation ago – a full 10 hours a week less. Students are also receiving
significantly higher grades. So it appears that academic pressures are, in fact, considerably lower than they used to be.
The time-use data don’t suggest that students feel greater financial pressures, either. When the time savings and
lower opportunity costs are factored in, college appears less expensive for most students than it was in the 1960s. And
though there are now full-time students working to pay while in college, they study less even when paid work choices
are held constantly. In other words, full-time students do not appear to be studying less in order to work more. They
appear to be studying less and spending the extra time on leisure activities or fun. It seems hard to imagine that students
feeling increased financial pressures would respond by taking more leisure.
Based on how students are spending their time then, it doesn’t look as though academic or financial pressures are
greater now than a generation ago. The time-use data don’t speak directly to social pressures, and it may well be that
these have become more intense lately.
In one recent set of data, students reported spending more than 23 hours per week either socializing with friends or
playing on the computer for fun. Social activities, in person or on computer, would seem to have become the major
focus of campus life. It is hard to tell what kind of pressures would be associated with this change.

Question 36: The study’s conclusion that students’ workload now is not greater than before is based on ___________ .
A. what students achieve with greater load B. how students spend time
C. how students work through college D. what college demand from students
Question 37: Research studies have shown that pressures put on students nowadays are ____________ .
A. not greater than the past B. getting ever greater
C. much greater than the past D. more diversified
Question 38: Students get higher grades as ___________ .
A. students study much harder
B. academic workload appears more attractive
C. academic workload appears less demanding
D. college’s facilities are much better
Question 39: According to the author, the fact that students have more time for leisure is a proof that __________ .
A. financial pressure on students is not a problem
B. academic works disinterests them
C. they are active with extra-curricular activities
D. they cannot find extra job.
Question 40: According to the author, the fact that more full-time students are working for pay ___________ .
A. does not change students’ campus life B. indicates that students are academically pressured
C. is not an indication of pressures D. shows that students are financially pressured
Question 41: Students nowadays seem to be studying less and ____________ .
A. spending more time on leisure B. spending more time doing odd jobs
C. giving more time to sports D. taking more extracurricular activities
Question 42: The word “focus” in the last paragraph can be replaced with __________ .
A. central activity B. primary theme C. headline D. biggest importance
Question 43: The word “Academics” in the title mostly means ___________ .
A. students’ workload in college B. college students and tutors
C. professor and research students D. graduate students’ workload

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 questions from 46 to 50.

A WONDERFUL INVENTION
Most people do not like getting up early, and some people find it impossible to wake up on time. For these people the
alarm clock is a wonderful invention. But there are people who become so used to hearing the regular ringing sounds of
their alarm clock they continue to sleep through the noise. I used to be one of those people. When I was going to school
I kept two alarm clocks beside my bed, but still my mother had to shake me before I woke up.
Now I live by myself. I used to be employed by an advertising company, but despite help from several loud alarm
clocks I was late for work four times in one week and I was dismissed. Next week I will start a new job. Am I bound to
lose this one, too? There should be no problem thanks to my new silent alarm clock. Instead of ringing, this clock
shakes. I put it under my pillow and at the set time it vibrates. It makes my head move and I wake up at once. I wish
such a useful thing had been thought of years ago.

Question 44: The wonderful invention the writer talks about is ___________ .
A. an alarm clock B. a silent alarm clock that shakes
C. loud alarm clocks D. a pillow that vibrates
Question 45: The alarm clock is wonderful for people who ______________ .
A. like getting up early B. do not like getting up early
C. are used to the ringing sounds D. cannot wake up on time
Question 46: The writer used to continue to sleep despite _____________ .
A. the noise of the alarm clock B. help from an advertising company
C. his mother shaking him D. help from the silent alarm clock
Question 47: The writer hopes he won’t be late any more because __________ .
A. his new alarm clock rings B. he wakes up at once
C. his head always moves D. his new alarm clock shakes him
Question 48: The sentence “Now I live by myself” can be replaced by ____________ .
A. Now I earn my own living B. My parents don’t support me any more
C. Now I live on my own D. I don’t share my thoughts with anyone
Question 49: The word “bound” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to __________ .
A. tied B. certain C. possible D. unlikely
Question 50: In the sentence “I wish such a useful thing had been thought of years ago” the writer means ______ .
A. If it had been invented years ago, he wouldn’t have lost his job.
B. If it was invented years ago, he wouldn’t lose his job.
C. If it had been thought of years ago, he would lose his job.
D. If it had been thought of years ago, he wouldn’t lose his job.

_________ The End ________

TRƯỜNG THPT LƯƠNG THẾ VINH KỲ THI HỌC KỲ I NĂM HỌC 2017-2018
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 12 (Dành cho Ban A)
Thời gian làm bài : 60 phút

Họ, tên thí sinh: ……………………………………………………… Lớp …………


Số báo danh: ……………………………………..
Phòng thi: …………………….

(Đề thi gồm 50 câu trắc nghiệm. Thí sinh làm bài vào phiếu trả lời.)
MÃ ĐỀ : 241

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 1: Attendance at this meeting was voluntary.


A. encouraged B. noticeable C. recorded D. compulsory
Question 2: The country displayed all the features of a stagnant economy.
A. not developing B. advanced C. vivid D. emerging

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 questions from 3 to 10.

ACADEMICS AREN’T THE PROBLEM


Studies about how students use their time might shed light on whether they face increased academic and financial
pressures compared with earlier eras. Based on data about how students are spending time, academic or financial
pressures don’t seem to be greater now than a generation ago. The data show that full-time students in all types of
colleges study much less now than they did a generation ago – a full 10 hours a week less. Students are also receiving
significantly higher grades. So it appears that academic pressures are, in fact, considerably lower than they used to be.
The time-use data don’t suggest that students feel greater financial pressures, either. When the time savings and
lower opportunity costs are factored in, college appears less expensive for most students than it was in the 1960s. And
though there are now full-time students working to pay while in college, they study less even when paid work choices
are held constantly. In other words, full-time students do not appear to be studying less in order to work more. They
appear to be studying less and spending the extra time on leisure activities or fun. It seems hard to imagine that students
feeling increased financial pressures would respond by taking more leisure.
Based on how students are spending their time then, it doesn’t look as though academic or financial pressures are
greater now than a generation ago. The time-use data don’t speak directly to social pressures, and it may well be that
these have become more intense lately.
In one recent set of data, students reported spending more than 23 hours per week either socializing with friends or
playing on the computer for fun. Social activities, in person or on computer, would seem to have become the major
focus of campus life. It is hard to tell what kind of pressures would be associated with this change.

Question 3: The study’s conclusion that students’ workload now is not greater than before is based on ___________ .
A. what students achieve with greater load B. how students spend time
C. how students work through college D. what college demand from students
Question 4: Research studies have shown that pressures put on students nowadays are ____________ .
A. not greater than the past B. getting ever greater
C. much greater than the past D. more diversified
Question 5: Students get higher grades as ___________ .
A. students study much harder
B. academic workload appears more attractive
C. academic workload appears less demanding
D. college’s facilities are much better
Question 6: According to the author, the fact that students have more time for leisure is a proof that __________ .
A. financial pressure on students is not a problem
B. academic works disinterests them
C. they are active with extra-curricular activities
D. they cannot find extra job.
Question 7: According to the author, the fact that more full-time students are working for pay ___________ .
A. does not change students’ campus life B. indicates that students are academically pressured
C. is not an indication of pressures D. shows that students are financially pressured
Question 8: Students nowadays seem to be studying less and ____________ .
A. spending more time on leisure B. spending more time doing odd jobs
C. giving more time to sports D. taking more extracurricular activities
Question 9: The word “focus” in the last paragraph can be replaced with __________ .
A. central activity B. primary theme C. headline D. biggest importance
Question 10: The word “Academics” in the title mostly means ___________ .
A. students’ workload in college B. college students and tutors
C. professor and research students D. graduate students’ workload

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 11: Clouds can be classified into family groupings according to their height and shape.
A. distributed B. registered C. specified D. categorized
Question 12: Dr. Jones suggested that final examinations be discontinued, an innovation I heartily support.
A. entrance B. test C. change D. inner part

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of
the following questions.

Question 13: The highway patrol advises to take the old route through the city because the interstate highway is under
A B C D
major repairs.
Question 14: John announced that he could not longer tolerate the conditions of the contract under which he was
A B C D
working.
Question 15: Despite I had never seen her before, I recognized her from the distance.
A B C D

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the
following exchanges.

Question 16: “I didn’t get the job.” “_______________ !”


A. Good heavens B. That’s brilliant
C. Same to you D. Never mind, better luck next time
Question 17: “Would you like me to get a taxi?” “_____________ .”
A. Yes, please, if it’s no bother B. Well, let’s see
C. Yes, I see D. That would be delightful. Thanks

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences
in the following questions.

Question 18: He didn’t want to pay such a high price. He had no choice.
A. Despite having no choice, he had to pay such a high price.
B. I spite the fact that he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
C. Although he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
D. Although he was reluctant paying such a high price, he had no choice.
Question 19: The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.

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 questions from 20 to 26.

A WONDERFUL INVENTION
Most people do not like getting up early, and some people find it impossible to wake up on time. For these people the
alarm clock is a wonderful invention. But there are people who become so used to hearing the regular ringing sounds of
their alarm clock they continue to sleep through the noise. I used to be one of those people. When I was going to school
I kept two alarm clocks beside my bed, but still my mother had to shake me before I woke up.
Now I live by myself. I used to be employed by an advertising company, but despite help from several loud alarm
clocks I was late for work four times in one week and I was dismissed. Next week I will start a new job. Am I bound to
lose this one, too? There should be no problem thanks to my new silent alarm clock. Instead of ringing, this clock
shakes. I put it under my pillow and at the set time it vibrates. It makes my head move and I wake up at once. I wish
such a useful thing had been thought of years ago.

Question 20: The wonderful invention the writer talks about is ___________ .
A. an alarm clock B. a silent alarm clock that shakes
C. loud alarm clocks D. a pillow that vibrates
Question 21: The alarm clock is wonderful for people who ______________ .
A. like getting up early B. do not like getting up early
C. are used to the ringing sounds D. cannot wake up on time
Question 22: The writer used to continue to sleep despite _____________ .
A. the noise of the alarm clock B. help from an advertising company
C. his mother shaking him D. help from the silent alarm clock
Question 23: The writer hopes he won’t be late any more because __________ .
A. his new alarm clock rings B. he wakes up at once
C. his head always moves D. his new alarm clock shakes him
Question 24: The sentence “Now I live by myself” can be replaced by ____________ .
A. Now I earn my own living B. My parents don’t support me any more
C. Now I live on my own D. I don’t share my thoughts with anyone
Question 25: The word “bound” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to __________ .
A. tied B. certain C. possible D. unlikely
Question 26: In the sentence “I wish such a useful thing had been thought of years ago” the writer means ______ .
A. If it had been invented years ago, he wouldn’t have lost his job.
B. If it was invented years ago, he wouldn’t lose his job.
C. If it had been thought of years ago, he would lose his job.
D. If it had been thought of years ago, he wouldn’t lose his job.

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.

Question 27: A. ocean B. social C. fashion D. center


Question 28: A. studies B. walks C. digs D. arrives

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or
phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 29 to 33.

Mobile phones emit microwave radio emissions. Researchers are questioning whether exposure to these radio waves
might (29) __________ to brain cancer.
So far, the data are not conclusive. The scientific evidence does not enable us to say with certainty that mobile
phones are categorically (30) __________ . On the other hand, current research has not yet demonstrated clear adverse
effects associated with the prolonged use of mobile phones.
Numerous studies are now going on in various countries. Some of the results are contradictory but others have shown
an association between mobile phone use and cancer. (31) _________, these studies are preliminary and the issue needs
further, long-term investigation.
(32) _________ the scientific data are more definite, it is prudent for people to try not to use mobile phones for long
periods of time. Don’t think that hands-free phones are any safer, either. At the moment, research is in fact showing the
opposite and they may be just as dangerous.
It is also thought that young people (33) _________ bodies are still growing may at particular risk.

Question 29: A. bring B. lead C. cause D. produce


Question 30: A. risky B. secure C. safe D. unhealthy
Question 31: A. However B. While C. Additionally D. Though
Question 32: A. When B. Provide C. Until D. As
Question 33: A. whose B. as C. with D. that

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

Question 34: The Internet makes ____________ communicate with one another.
A. much easier for people to B. it much easier for people
C. it much easier for people to D. it much easier that people can
Question 35: Always show your best side, your keenness to work and your sense of _______________ .
A. purpose B. humour C. duty D. responsibility
Question 36: Do you happen to know ______________?
A. of whom this watch is B. whose watch this is
C. whose watch is this D. this watch of whose
Question 37: ___________ we have had these days!
A. What a lovely weather B. What lovely weathers
C. What lovely weather D. What lovely a weather
Question 38: ___________ for my illness, I would have lent him a helping hand.
A. Had it not been B. Not being C. Without being D. Were it
Question 39: ____________, Americans and Asians have very different ideas about love and marriage.
A. Traditionally B. Traditional C. Traditions D. With tradition
Question 40: Congress has suggested that the gasoline tax ____________ .
A. should abolished B. should abolish C. be abolished D. is abolished
Question 41: By the end of the 21st century, Chinese astronauts ______________ on Mars.
A. will have landed B. landed C. had landed D. will have been landing
Question 42: She is a friendly person. She gets __________ all her neighbors.
A. up well with B. down well with C. on well with D. down to
Question 43: The child pleaded ignorance when __________ the vase was broken.
A. asked him how B. asked how C. was he asked how D. they asked him that
Question 44: The man ___________ to safety was in his forties.
A. who was lifting B. lifting C. lifted D. been lifted
Question 45: Susan’s marriage has been arranged by her family. She is marrying a man____________ .
A. she hardly knows B. that she hardly knows him
C. she hardly knows him D. whom she hardly knows him

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 primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 46: A. conference B. disaster C. society D. survive


Question 47: A. comparison B. celebrate C. presented D. dramatically

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the
following questions.

Question 48: Optimists believe that life will be far better than it is today.
A. Optimists cannot tell the difference between today life and future life.
B. It is believed by optimists that there will be no changes for life in the future.
C. Optimists believe that today’s life is not as good as life in the future.
D. Optimists believe that we will have a worse life in the future.
Question 49: “Don’t forget to do your homework”, the teacher told us.
A. The teacher told us do not forget to do our homework.
B. The teacher told us to not forget to do our homework.
C. The teacher reminded us to do our homework.
D. The teacher reminded us not to forget to do your homework.
Question 50: If I were taller, I could reach the top shelf.
A. I am not tall enough to reach the top shelf.
B. I am too tall to reach the top shelf.
C. I could not reach the top shelf because I was not tall enough.
D. Although I am tall, I cannot reach the top shelf.

_________ The End ________

TRƯỜNG THPT LƯƠNG THẾ VINH KỲ THI HỌC KỲ I NĂM HỌC 2017-2018
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 12 (Dành cho Ban A)
Thời gian làm bài : 60 phút

Họ, tên thí sinh: ……………………………………………………… Lớp …………


Số báo danh: ……………………………………..
Phòng thi: …………………….

(Đề thi gồm 50 câu trắc nghiệm. Thí sinh làm bài vào phiếu trả lời.)
MÃ ĐỀ : 242

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 1: Clouds can be classified into family groupings according to their height and shape.
A. distributed B. registered C. specified D. categorized
Question 2: Dr. Jones suggested that final examinations be discontinued, an innovation I heartily support.
A. entrance B. test C. change D. inner part

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the
following questions.

Question 3: Optimists believe that life will be far better than it is today.
A. Optimists cannot tell the difference between today life and future life.
B. It is believed by optimists that there will be no changes for life in the future.
C. Optimists believe that today’s life is not as good as life in the future.
D. Optimists believe that we will have a worse life in the future.
Question 4: “Don’t forget to do your homework”, the teacher told us.
A. The teacher told us do not forget to do our homework.
B. The teacher told us to not forget to do our homework.
C. The teacher reminded us to do our homework.
D. The teacher reminded us not to forget to do your homework.
Question 5: If I were taller, I could reach the top shelf.
A. I am not tall enough to reach the top shelf.
B. I am too tall to reach the top shelf.
C. I could not reach the top shelf because I was not tall enough.
D. Although I am tall, I cannot reach the top shelf.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 6: Attendance at this meeting was voluntary.


A. encouraged B. noticeable C. recorded D. compulsory
Question 7: The country displayed all the features of a stagnant economy.
A. not developing B. advanced C. vivid D. emerging

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.

Question 8: A. ocean B. social C. fashion D. center


Question 9: A. studies B. walks C. digs D. arrives

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the
following exchanges.

Question 10: “I didn’t get the job.” “_______________ !”


A. Good heavens B. That’s brilliant
C. Same to you D. Never mind, better luck next time
Question 11: “Would you like me to get a taxi?” “_____________ .”
A. Yes, please, if it’s no bother B. Well, let’s see
C. Yes, I see D. That would be delightful. Thanks

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 questions from 12 to 19.
ACADEMICS AREN’T THE PROBLEM
Studies about how students use their time might shed light on whether they face increased academic and financial
pressures compared with earlier eras. Based on data about how students are spending time, academic or financial
pressures don’t seem to be greater now than a generation ago. The data show that full-time students in all types of
colleges study much less now than they did a generation ago – a full 10 hours a week less. Students are also receiving
significantly higher grades. So it appears that academic pressures are, in fact, considerably lower than they used to be.
The time-use data don’t suggest that students feel greater financial pressures, either. When the time savings and
lower opportunity costs are factored in, college appears less expensive for most students than it was in the 1960s. And
though there are now full-time students working to pay while in college, they study less even when paid work choices
are held constantly. In other words, full-time students do not appear to be studying less in order to work more. They
appear to be studying less and spending the extra time on leisure activities or fun. It seems hard to imagine that students
feeling increased financial pressures would respond by taking more leisure.
Based on how students are spending their time then, it doesn’t look as though academic or financial pressures are
greater now than a generation ago. The time-use data don’t speak directly to social pressures, and it may well be that
these have become more intense lately.
In one recent set of data, students reported spending more than 23 hours per week either socializing with friends or
playing on the computer for fun. Social activities, in person or on computer, would seem to have become the major
focus of campus life. It is hard to tell what kind of pressures would be associated with this change.

Question 12: The study’s conclusion that students’ workload now is not greater than before is based on ___________ .
A. what students achieve with greater load B. how students spend time
C. how students work through college D. what college demand from students
Question 13: Research studies have shown that pressures put on students nowadays are ____________ .
A. not greater than the past B. getting ever greater
C. much greater than the past D. more diversified
Question 14: Students get higher grades as ___________ .
A. students study much harder
B. academic workload appears more attractive
C. academic workload appears less demanding
D. college’s facilities are much better
Question 15: According to the author, the fact that students have more time for leisure is a proof that __________ .
A. financial pressure on students is not a problem
B. academic works disinterests them
C. they are active with extra-curricular activities
D. they cannot find extra job.
Question 16: According to the author, the fact that more full-time students are working for pay ___________ .
A. does not change students’ campus life B. indicates that students are academically pressured
C. is not an indication of pressures D. shows that students are financially pressured
Question 17: Students nowadays seem to be studying less and ____________ .
A. spending more time on leisure B. spending more time doing odd jobs
C. giving more time to sports D. taking more extracurricular activities
Question 18: The word “focus” in the last paragraph can be replaced with __________ .
A. central activity B. primary theme C. headline D. biggest importance
Question 19: The word “Academics” in the title mostly means ___________ .
A. students’ workload in college B. college students and tutors
C. professor and research students D. graduate students’ workload

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

Question 20: The Internet makes ____________ communicate with one another.
A. much easier for people to B. it much easier for people
C. it much easier for people to D. it much easier that people can
Question 21: Always show your best side, your keenness to work and your sense of _______________ .
A. purpose B. humour C. duty D. responsibility
Question 22: Do you happen to know ______________?
A. of whom this watch is B. whose watch this is
C. whose watch is this D. this watch of whose
Question 23: ___________ we have had these days!
A. What a lovely weather B. What lovely weathers
C. What lovely weather D. What lovely a weather
Question 24: ___________ for my illness, I would have lent him a helping hand.
A. Had it not been B. Not being C. Without being D. Were it
Question 25: ____________, Americans and Asians have very different ideas about love and marriage.
A. Traditionally B. Traditional C. Traditions D. With tradition
Question 26: Congress has suggested that the gasoline tax ____________ .
A. should abolished B. should abolish C. be abolished D. is abolished
Question 27: By the end of the 21st century, Chinese astronauts ______________ on Mars.
A. will have landed B. landed C. had landed D. will have been landing
Question 28: She is a friendly person. She gets __________ all her neighbors.
A. up well with B. down well with C. on well with D. down to
Question 29: The child pleaded ignorance when __________ the vase was broken.
A. asked him how B. asked how C. was he asked how D. they asked him that
Question 30: The man ___________ to safety was in his forties.
A. who was lifting B. lifting C. lifted D. been lifted
Question 31: Susan’s marriage has been arranged by her family. She is marrying a man____________ .
A. she hardly knows B. that she hardly knows him
C. she hardly knows him D. whom she hardly knows him

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences
in the following questions.

Question 32: He didn’t want to pay such a high price. He had no choice.
A. Despite having no choice, he had to pay such a high price.
B. I spite the fact that he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
C. Although he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
D. Although he was reluctant paying such a high price, he had no choice.
Question 33: The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.

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 questions from 34 to 40.

A WONDERFUL INVENTION
Most people do not like getting up early, and some people find it impossible to wake up on time. For these people the
alarm clock is a wonderful invention. But there are people who become so used to hearing the regular ringing sounds of
their alarm clock they continue to sleep through the noise. I used to be one of those people. When I was going to school
I kept two alarm clocks beside my bed, but still my mother had to shake me before I woke up.
Now I live by myself. I used to be employed by an advertising company, but despite help from several loud alarm
clocks I was late for work four times in one week and I was dismissed. Next week I will start a new job. Am I bound to
lose this one, too? There should be no problem thanks to my new silent alarm clock. Instead of ringing, this clock
shakes. I put it under my pillow and at the set time it vibrates. It makes my head move and I wake up at once. I wish
such a useful thing had been thought of years ago.

Question 34: The wonderful invention the writer talks about is ___________ .
A. an alarm clock B. a silent alarm clock that shakes
C. loud alarm clocks D. a pillow that vibrates
Question 35: The alarm clock is wonderful for people who ______________ .
A. like getting up early B. do not like getting up early
C. are used to the ringing sounds D. cannot wake up on time
Question 36: The writer used to continue to sleep despite _____________ .
A. the noise of the alarm clock B. help from an advertising company
C. his mother shaking him D. help from the silent alarm clock
Question 37: The writer hopes he won’t be late any more because __________ .
A. his new alarm clock rings B. he wakes up at once
C. his head always moves D. his new alarm clock shakes him
Question 38: The sentence “Now I live by myself” can be replaced by ____________ .
A. Now I earn my own living B. My parents don’t support me any more
C. Now I live on my own D. I don’t share my thoughts with anyone
Question 39: The word “bound” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to __________ .
A. tied B. certain C. possible D. unlikely
Question 40: In the sentence “I wish such a useful thing had been thought of years ago” the writer means ______ .
A. If it had been invented years ago, he wouldn’t have lost his job.
B. If it was invented years ago, he wouldn’t lose his job.
C. If it had been thought of years ago, he would lose his job.
D. If it had been thought of years ago, he wouldn’t lose his job.

Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or
phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 41 to 45.

Mobile phones emit microwave radio emissions. Researchers are questioning whether exposure to these radio waves
might (41) __________ to brain cancer.
So far, the data are not conclusive. The scientific evidence does not enable us to say with certainty that mobile
phones are categorically (42) __________ . On the other hand, current research has not yet demonstrated clear adverse
effects associated with the prolonged use of mobile phones.
Numerous studies are now going on in various countries. Some of the results are contradictory but others have shown
an association between mobile phone use and cancer. (43) _________, these studies are preliminary and the issue needs
further, long-term investigation.
(44) _________ the scientific data are more definite, it is prudent for people to try not to use mobile phones for long
periods of time. Don’t think that hands-free phones are any safer, either. At the moment, research is in fact showing the
opposite and they may be just as dangerous.
It is also thought that young people (45) _________ bodies are still growing may at particular risk.

Question 41: A. bring B. lead C. cause D. produce


Question 42: A. risky B. secure C. safe D. unhealthy
Question 43: A. However B. While C. Additionally D. Though
Question 44: A. When B. Provide C. Until D. As
Question 45: A. whose B. as C. with D. that

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of
the following questions.

Question 46: The highway patrol advises to take the old route through the city because the interstate highway is under
A B C D
major repairs.
Question 47: John announced that he could not longer tolerate the conditions of the contract under which he was
A B C D
working.
Question 48: Despite I had never seen her before, I recognized her from the distance.
A B C D

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 primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 49: A. conference B. disaster C. society D. survive


Question 50: A. comparison B. celebrate C. presented D. dramatically

_________ The End ________

TRƯỜNG THPT LƯƠNG THẾ VINH KỲ THI HỌC KỲ I NĂM HỌC 2017-2018
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 12 (Dành cho Ban A)
Thời gian làm bài : 60 phút

Họ, tên thí sinh: ……………………………………………………… Lớp …………


Số báo danh: ……………………………………..
Phòng thi: …………………….

(Đề thi gồm 50 câu trắc nghiệm. Thí sinh làm bài vào phiếu trả lời.)

MÃ ĐỀ : 243
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word or
phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks from 31 to 35.

Mobile phones emit microwave radio emissions. Researchers are questioning whether exposure to these radio waves
might (1) __________ to brain cancer.
So far, the data are not conclusive. The scientific evidence does not enable us to say with certainty that mobile
phones are categorically (2) __________ . On the other hand, current research has not yet demonstrated clear adverse
effects associated with the prolonged use of mobile phones.
Numerous studies are now going on in various countries. Some of the results are contradictory but others have shown
an association between mobile phone use and cancer. (3) _________, these studies are preliminary and the issue needs
further, long-term investigation.
(4) _________ the scientific data are more definite, it is prudent for people to try not to use mobile phones for long
periods of time. Don’t think that hands-free phones are any safer, either. At the moment, research is in fact showing the
opposite and they may be just as dangerous.
It is also thought that young people (5) _________ bodies are still growing may at particular risk.

Question 1: A. bring B. lead C. cause D. produce


Question 2: A. risky B. secure C. safe D. unhealthy
Question 3: A. However B. While C. Additionally D. Though
Question 4: A. When B. Provide C. Until D. As
Question 5: A. whose B. as C. with D. that

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

Question 6: The Internet makes ____________ communicate with one another.


A. much easier for people to B. it much easier for people
C. it much easier for people to D. it much easier that people can
Question 7: Always show your best side, your keenness to work and your sense of _______________ .
A. purpose B. humour C. duty D. responsibility
Question 8: Do you happen to know ______________?
A. of whom this watch is B. whose watch this is
C. whose watch is this D. this watch of whose
Question 9: ___________ we have had these days!
A. What a lovely weather B. What lovely weathers
C. What lovely weather D. What lovely a weather
Question 10: ___________ for my illness, I would have lent him a helping hand.
A. Had it not been B. Not being C. Without being D. Were it
Question 11: ____________, Americans and Asians have very different ideas about love and marriage.
A. Traditionally B. Traditional C. Traditions D. With tradition
Question 12: Congress has suggested that the gasoline tax ____________ .
A. should abolished B. should abolish C. be abolished D. is abolished
Question 13: By the end of the 21st century, Chinese astronauts ______________ on Mars.
A. will have landed B. landed C. had landed D. will have been landing
Question 14: She is a friendly person. She gets __________ all her neighbors.
A. up well with B. down well with C. on well with D. down to
Question 15: The child pleaded ignorance when __________ the vase was broken.
A. asked him how B. asked how C. was he asked how D. they asked him that
Question 16: The man ___________ to safety was in his forties.
A. who was lifting B. lifting C. lifted D. been lifted
Question 17: Susan’s marriage has been arranged by her family. She is marrying a man____________ .
A. she hardly knows B. that she hardly knows him
C. she hardly knows him D. whom she hardly knows him

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences
in the following questions.
Question 18: He didn’t want to pay such a high price. He had no choice.
A. Despite having no choice, he had to pay such a high price.
B. I spite the fact that he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
C. Although he didn’t want to pay such a high price, he had no choice.
D. Although he was reluctant paying such a high price, he had no choice.
Question 19: The student next to me kept chewing gum. That bothered me a lot.
A. The student next to me kept chewing gum, that bothered me a lot.
B. The student next to me kept chewing gum, which bothered me a lot.
C. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothering me a lot.
D. The student next to me kept chewing gum bothered me a lot.

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.

Question 20: A. ocean B. social C. fashion D. center


Question 21: A. studies B. walks C. digs D. arrives

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 22: Attendance at this meeting was voluntary.


A. encouraged B. noticeable C. recorded D. compulsory
Question 23: The country displayed all the features of a stagnant economy.
A. not developing B. advanced C. vivid D. emerging

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 questions from 24 to 30.
A WONDERFUL INVENTION
Most people do not like getting up early, and some people find it impossible to wake up on time. For these people the
alarm clock is a wonderful invention. But there are people who become so used to hearing the regular ringing sounds of
their alarm clock they continue to sleep through the noise. I used to be one of those people. When I was going to school
I kept two alarm clocks beside my bed, but still my mother had to shake me before I woke up.
Now I live by myself. I used to be employed by an advertising company, but despite help from several loud alarm
clocks I was late for work four times in one week and I was dismissed. Next week I will start a new job. Am I bound to
lose this one, too? There should be no problem thanks to my new silent alarm clock. Instead of ringing, this clock
shakes. I put it under my pillow and at the set time it vibrates. It makes my head move and I wake up at once. I wish
such a useful thing had been thought of years ago.

Question 24: The wonderful invention the writer talks about is ___________ .
A. an alarm clock B. a silent alarm clock that shakes
C. loud alarm clocks D. a pillow that vibrates
Question 25: The alarm clock is wonderful for people who ______________ .
A. like getting up early B. do not like getting up early
C. are used to the ringing sounds D. cannot wake up on time
Question 26: The writer used to continue to sleep despite _____________ .
A. the noise of the alarm clock B. help from an advertising company
C. his mother shaking him D. help from the silent alarm clock
Question 27: The writer hopes he won’t be late any more because __________ .
A. his new alarm clock rings B. he wakes up at once
C. his head always moves D. his new alarm clock shakes him
Question 28: The sentence “Now I live by myself” can be replaced by ____________ .
A. Now I earn my own living B. My parents don’t support me any more
C. Now I live on my own D. I don’t share my thoughts with anyone
Question 29: The word “bound” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to __________ .
A. tied B. certain C. possible D. unlikely
Question 30: In the sentence “I wish such a useful thing had been thought of years ago” the writer means ______ .
A. If it had been invented years ago, he wouldn’t have lost his job.
B. If it was invented years ago, he wouldn’t lose his job.
C. If it had been thought of years ago, he would lose his job.
D. If it had been thought of years ago, he wouldn’t lose his job.

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of
the following questions.
Question 31: The highway patrol advises to take the old route through the city because the interstate highway is under
A B C D
major repairs.
Question 32: John announced that he could not longer tolerate the conditions of the contract under which he was
A B C D
working.
Question 33: Despite I had never seen her before, I recognized her from the distance.
A B C D

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 primary stress in each of the following questions.

Question 34: A. conference B. disaster C. society D. survive


Question 35: A. comparison B. celebrate C. presented D. dramatically

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the
following questions.

Question 36: Optimists believe that life will be far better than it is today.
A. Optimists cannot tell the difference between today life and future life.
B. It is believed by optimists that there will be no changes for life in the future.
C. Optimists believe that today’s life is not as good as life in the future.
D. Optimists believe that we will have a worse life in the future.
Question 37: “Don’t forget to do your homework”, the teacher told us.
A. The teacher told us do not forget to do our homework.
B. The teacher told us to not forget to do our homework.
C. The teacher reminded us to do our homework.
D. The teacher reminded us not to forget to do your homework.
Question 38: If I were taller, I could reach the top shelf.
A. I am not tall enough to reach the top shelf.
B. I am too tall to reach the top shelf.
C. I could not reach the top shelf because I was not tall enough.
D. Although I am tall, I cannot reach the top shelf.

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 questions from 39 to 46.

ACADEMICS AREN’T THE PROBLEM

Studies about how students use their time might shed light on whether they face increased academic and financial
pressures compared with earlier eras. Based on data about how students are spending time, academic or financial
pressures don’t seem to be greater now than a generation ago. The data show that full-time students in all types of
colleges study much less now than they did a generation ago – a full 10 hours a week less. Students are also receiving
significantly higher grades. So it appears that academic pressures are, in fact, considerably lower than they used to be.
The time-use data don’t suggest that students feel greater financial pressures, either. When the time savings and
lower opportunity costs are factored in, college appears less expensive for most students than it was in the 1960s. And
though there are now full-time students working to pay while in college, they study less even when paid work choices
are held constantly. In other words, full-time students do not appear to be studying less in order to work more. They
appear to be studying less and spending the extra time on leisure activities or fun. It seems hard to imagine that students
feeling increased financial pressures would respond by taking more leisure.
Based on how students are spending their time then, it doesn’t look as though academic or financial pressures are
greater now than a generation ago. The time-use data don’t speak directly to social pressures, and it may well be that
these have become more intense lately.
In one recent set of data, students reported spending more than 23 hours per week either socializing with friends or
playing on the computer for fun. Social activities, in person or on computer, would seem to have become the major
focus of campus life. It is hard to tell what kind of pressures would be associated with this change.

Question 39: The study’s conclusion that students’ workload now is not greater than before is based on ___________ .
A. what students achieve with greater load B. how students spend time
C. how students work through college D. what college demand from students
Question 40: Research studies have shown that pressures put on students nowadays are ____________ .
A. not greater than the past B. getting ever greater
C. much greater than the past D. more diversified
Question 41: Students get higher grades as ___________ .
A. students study much harder
B. academic workload appears more attractive
C. academic workload appears less demanding
D. college’s facilities are much better
Question 42: According to the author, the fact that students have more time for leisure is a proof that __________ .
A. financial pressure on students is not a problem
B. academic works disinterests them
C. they are active with extra-curricular activities
D. they cannot find extra job.
Question 43: According to the author, the fact that more full-time students are working for pay ___________ .
A. does not change students’ campus life B. indicates that students are academically pressured
C. is not an indication of pressures D. shows that students are financially pressured
Question 44: Students nowadays seem to be studying less and ____________ .
A. spending more time on leisure B. spending more time doing odd jobs
C. giving more time to sports D. taking more extracurricular activities
Question 45: The word “focus” in the last paragraph can be replaced with __________ .
A. central activity B. primary theme C. headline D. biggest importance
Question 46: The word “Academics” in the title mostly means ___________ .
A. students’ workload in college B. college students and tutors
C. professor and research students D. graduate students’ workload

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined
word(s) in each of the following questions.

Question 47: Clouds can be classified into family groupings according to their height and shape.
A. distributed B. registered C. specified D. categorized
Question 48: Dr. Jones suggested that final examinations be discontinued, an innovation I heartily support.
A. entrance B. test C. change D. inner part

Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the most suitable response to complete each of the
following exchanges.

Question 49: “I didn’t get the job.” “_______________ !”


A. Good heavens B. That’s brilliant
C. Same to you D. Never mind, better luck next time
Question 50: “Would you like me to get a taxi?” “_____________ .”
A. Yes, please, if it’s no bother B. Well, let’s see
C. Yes, I see D. That would be delightful. Thanks
_________ The End ________