ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC NĂM 2012 - 2013
MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH
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Đề số 10
QUESTIONS 1 – 10: Read the following passage carefully and complete the sentences that follow A, B, C or D as the correct answers.
Colors and emotions
Colors are one of the most exciting experiences in life. I love them, and they are just as important to me as emotions are. Have you ever wondered how the two are so intimately related?
Color directly affects your emotions. Color both reflects the current state of your emotions, and is something that you can use to improve or change your emotions. The color that you choose to wear either reflects your current state of being, or reflects the color or emotion that you need.
The colors that you wear affect you much more than they affect the people around you. Of course they also affect anyone who comes in contact with you, but you are the one saturated with the color all day! I even choose items around me based on their color. In the morning, I choose my clothes based on the color or emotion I need for the day. So you can consciously use color to control the emotions that you are exposed to, which can help you to feel better.
Color, sound and emotions are all vibrations. Emotions are literally energy in motion; they are meant to move and flow. This is the reason that real feelings are the fastest way to get your energy in motion. Also, flowing energy is exactly what creates healthy cells in your body. So, the fastest way to be healthy is to be open to your real feelings. Alternately, the fastest way to create disease is to inhibit your emotions.
1. What is the main idea of the passage?
A. Emotions and colors are closely related to each other.
B. Colors are one of the most exciting experiences in life.
C. Colorful clothes can change your mood.
D. Colors can help you become more influenced.
2. Who is more influenced by the color you wear?
A. You are more influenced. B. The people around you are more influenced.
C. Both A and B D. Neither A nor B.
3. Which of the following can be affected by color?
A. your need for thrills B. your friend’s feelings C. your appetite D. your mood
4. According to this passage, what creates disease?
A. wearing the color black B. being open to your emotions
C. ignoring your emotions D. exposing yourself to bright color
5. According to this passage, what do color, sound and emotions all have in common?
A. They are all related to health B. They are all forms of motions
C. They all affect the cells of the body D. none of the above
6. The term intimately in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to ____.
A. clearly B. obviously C. closely D. simply
7. Why does the author mention that color and emotions are both vibrations?
A. Because they both affect how we feel.
B. To prove the relationship between emotions and color.
C. To show how color can affect energy levels in the body.
D. Because vibrations make you healthy.
8. The term they in paragraph 3 refers to ____.
A. people B. colors C. emotions D. none of the above
9. The phrase saturated with in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ____.
A. covered with B. bored with C. in need of D. lacking in
10. What is the purpose of the passage?
A. To give an objective account of how color affect emotions.
B. To prove the relationship between color and emotion.
C. To persuade the reader that colors influence emotions and give a person more energy.
D. To show that colors are important for a healthy life
QUESTIONS 11 - 35: Choose A, B, C or D as your best choice to complete each sentence.
11. Although still underwater, Loihi Seamount, the newest Hawaiian island, ____ closer to the surface by frequent volcanic eruptions that add layers of lava to the island.
A. brought B. to be brought C. being brought D. is being brought
12. Hiram Revels, the first black member of the United States Senate, served as senator for Mississippi, an office ____ he was elected in 1870.
A. which B. in which C. and which D. being which
13. ___ the Internet’s speed and efficiency in sending mail electronically rather than by transporting it has become more popular among young people than traditional mail.
A. Since B. As a consequence C. However D. Because of
14. Some machines produced large numbers of interchangeable parts that ____ efficiently with the "interchangeable parts system" of the great inventor Eli Whitney.
A. could be used B. used C. used to D. could have used
15. In 1948, the United States Secretary of States Dean Acheson ____ the Marshall Plan to aid the economic recovery of Europe after the Second World War.
A. begin to carry out B. began carrying out C. beginning and carrying out D. to have begun carrying out
16. The world's deepest cave, Pierre St. Martin in the Pyrenees mountains, is almost three times as deep ____ .
A. as the Empire State Building is B. that the Empire State Building is higher
C. is higher than the Empire State Building D. and the Empire State Building's height
17. The purpose of phonetics is ____ an inventory and a description of the sounds found in speech.
A. provide B. provided C. to provide D. being provided
18. Color and light, taken together, ____ the aesthetic impact of the interior of a building.
A. very powerfully influence B. very influence powerfully
C. powerfully very influence D. influence powerfully very
19. Do you have the time please?
A. I am very sorry. I am already late. B. I am busy right now. I am afraid.
C. I am sorry I don’t have a watch here. D. Yes I have some time for you.
20. Although thunder and lightning are produced at the same time, light waves travel faster ____ so we see the lightning before we hear the thunder.
A. than sound waves B. than sound waves do C. do sound waves D. sound waves.
21. The United States Congress appropriates some four million dollars ____ the upkeep of the White House grounds.
A. year for a B. for a year C. a year for D. a for year
22. On no account ____ in the office be used for personal materials.
A. the photocopy machines B. the photocopy machines should
C. should the photocopy machines D. does the photocopy machines
23. A few animals sometimes fool their enemies ____ to be dead.
A. have been appearing B. to appear C. by appearing D. to be appearing
24. Jackie Joyner-Kersce, ____ the world record in the heptathlon in the 1988 Olympics, also won the long jump in that year.
A. whose setting B. which she set C. whoever set D. who set
25. World trade patterns are indicative of the important economic issues ____ confront the world today.
A. what B. that C. who D. they
26. How much longer will you be on the phone?
A. It costs me a lot talking on the phone like this. B. I will be off in a minute.
C. Yes, it is expensive to make long distance calls. D. The phone is out of order. It may cost lots to have it fixed.
27. Experiments related to the sense of smell are more easily ____ than those related to perception of color.
A. setting them up B. to set up C. set up D. sets up those
28. Medical research at the cellular level, ____ research on the immune system, has been made possible through twentieth-century advances in techniques of genetic research.
A. which B. Whereas C. such as D. is also
29. Architects involved in big projects must study ____ about the outside world before conceiving of an idea.
A. clients think B. whether clients thoughts C. how their clients think D. thoughts that clients
30. The Olympic marathon distance ____ in the ancient times to honor a messenger who ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver vital news and then died.
A. established B. was established C. establishing D. which established
31. Not only ____ much bigger than any other planets, but unlike the planets, it consists completely of gaseous material.
A. the Sun is B. the Sun, which is C. is the Sun D. that the Sun
32. Jupiter, the closest of the giant planets to Earth, has ____ solid surface and is surrounded by zones of intense radiation.
A. not B. nor C. no D. neither
33. No sugar for me, thanks. I am on diet.
A. Perhaps you would like some milk instead? B. Perhaps you should try to lose weight.
C. Don’t mention it. D. Would you like some more?
34. The letter of Abigail Adams to her husband and future President, John, ____ during the American Revolution, conveyed a vivid picture of the times.
A. were being written B. written C. which written D. written when
35. Laser eye surgeries, once considered risky and dangerous, ____ that 90 percent of recipients can see very well after the operation.
A. which are now so successful B. is now so successful
C. they are now so successful D. are now so successful
QUESTIONS 36 – 41: Choose one option A, B, C or D corresponding to the sentence which has the same meaning as the original one.
36. The robber made the bank clerk to hand over the money.
A. The bank clerk was pleased to hand over the money to the robber.
B. The bank clerk was made to hand over the money to the robber.
C. The bank clerk was ready to hand over the money to the. robber.
D. The bank clerk was pleased to give money over his hand to the robber.
37. I don't suppose you have change for pound, do you?
A. Do you change a pound? B. Are you supposed to change a pound?
C. Do you happen to have change for a pound? D. Have you changed a pound?
38. "I don't think John will come", said Bill.
A. Bill doubted whether John would come. B. Bill said he doesn't think John will come.
C. Bill said he don't think John would come. D. Bill said he didn't think John will come.
39. Maria says she'd like to have been put in a higher class.
A. Maria wishes she will be put in a higher class. B. Maria wishes she is put in a higher class.
C. Maria wishes she were put in a higher class. D. Maria wishes that she had been put in a higher class.
40. My sister didn't leave the car key, so I couldn't pick her up at the airport.
A. If my sister left the car key, I would pick her up at the airport.
B. If my sister had left the car key, I would have picked her up at the airport.
C. If my sister have left the car key, I would have picked her up at the airport.
D. If my sister had left the car key, I could pick her up at the airport.
41. "I'm sorry, I was rude to you yesterday." I said to Tom.
A. I apologized of being rude to you yesterday. B. I apologized to Tom as I was rude to you the day before.
C. I apologized for my rude to you yesterday. D. I apologized to Tom for having been rude to him the day before.
QUESTIONS 42 - 51: Read the following passage carefully and then choose best option A, B, C or C to fit each space.
Man cannot go on increasing numbers at the present rate. In the next 30 years, man will face a period of crisis. (42) ___ experts believe that there will be a widespread food (43) ___ . Other experts think this is too pessimistic, and that man can prevent things from getting worse than they are now. But (44) ___ that two-thirds of the people in the world are undernourished or starving now.
One thing that man can do is to limit (45) ___ of babies born. The need (46) ___ this is obvious, but it is not easy to achieve. People have to be persuaded to limit their families. In the country of the population (47) ___, many people like big families. The parents think that brings a bigger income for the family and ensures there will be someone in the family who will look after them in old age.
Several governments have (48) ___ birth control policies in recent years. (49) ___ them are Japan, China, India and Egypt. In some (50) ___ the results have not been succeeded. Japan has been an exception. The Japanese adopted a birth control policy in 1948. People (51) ___ to limit their families. The birth rate fell from 34.3 per thousand per year to about 17.0 per thousand per year at present.
42. A. Any B. Some C. More D. All
43. A. need B. want C. absence D. shortage
44. A. remember B. to remember C. remembered D. remembering
45. A. a number B. the number C. an amount D. the amount
46. A. for B. in C. of D. about
47. A. bursting B. raising C. explosion D. extension
48. A. adjusted B. created C. adopted D. presented
49. A. Of B. Among C. Between D. Out of
50. A. cases B. exceptions C. examples D. events
51. A. encourage B. encouraged C. are encouraged D. were encouraged
QUESTIONS 52 – 61: Read the passage then circle the best option A, B, C or D to complete the following questions or statements.
Since the dawn of time, people have found ways to communicate with one another. Smoke signals and tribal drums were some of the earliest forms of communication. Letters, carried by birds or by humans on foot or on horseback, made it possible for people to communicate larger amounts of information between two places. The telegram and telephone set the stage for more modern means of communication. With the invention of the cellular phone, communication itself has become mobile.
For you, a cell phone is probably just a device that you and your friends use to keep in touch with family and friends, take pictures, play games, or send text message. The definition of a cell phone is more specific: it is a hand- held wireless communication device that sends and receives signals by way of small special areas called cells.
Walkie-talkies, telephones and cell phones are duplex communication devices: They make it possible for two people to talk to each other. Cell phones and walkie-talkies are different from regular phones because they can be used in many different locations. A walkie-talkie is sometimes called a half-duplex communication device because only one person can talk at a time. A cell phone is a full- duplex device because it uses both frequencies at the same time. A walkie-talkie has only one channel. A cell phone has more than a thousand channels. A walkie-talkie can transmit and receive signals across a distance of about a mile. A cell phone can transmit and receive signals over hundreds of miles. In 1973, an electronic company called Motorola hired Martin Cooper to work on wireless communication. Motorola and Bell Laboratories ( now AT & T) were in a race to invent the first portable communication device. Martin Cooper won the race and became the inventor of the cell phone. On April 3, 1973, Cooper made the first cell phone call to his opponent at AT & T while walking down the streets of New York city. People on the sidewalks gazed at cooper in amazement. Cooper's phone was called A Motorola Dyna-Tac. It weighed a whopping 2.5 pounds (as compared to today's cell phones that weigh as little as 3 or 4 ounces)
After the invention of his cell phone, Cooper began thinking of ways to make the cell phone available to the general public. After a decade, Motorola introduced the first cell phone for commercial use. The early cell phone and its service were both expensive. The cell phone itself cost about $ 3, 500. In 1977, AT & T constructed a cell phone system and tried it out in Chicago with over 2, 000 customers. In 1981, a second cellular phone system was started in the Washington, D.C and Baltimore area. It took nearly 37 years for cell phones to become available for general public use. Today, there are more than sixty million cell phone customers with cell phones producing over thirty billion dollars per year.
52. What is the main idea of the passage?
A. The increasing number of people using cell phone. B. The difference between cell phones and telephones.
C. The history of a cell phone D. How Cooper competed with AT& T.
53. What definition is true of a cell phone?
A. The first product of two famous corporation. B. A hand-held wireless communication device.
C. Something we use just for playing games. D. A version of walkie-talkie.
54. What is wrong about a walkie-talkie?
A. It has one channel. B. It was first designed in 1973.
C. It can be used within a distance of a mile. D. Only one person can talk at a time.
55. The word" duplex" is closest meaning to.....................
A. having two parts B. quick C. modern D. having defects
56. To whom did Cooper make his first cell phone call?
A. his assistant at Motorola B. a person on New York street.
C. the director of his company D. a member of Bell Laboratories.
57. How heavy is the first cell phone compared to today's cell phones?
A. ten times as heavy as B. as heavy as C. much lighter D. 2 pounds heavier
58. When did Motorola introduce the first cell phones for commercial use?
A. in 1981 C. in the same years when he first made a cell-phone call.
B. in 1983 D. in the same year when AT & T constructed a cell phone system.
59. When did AT & T widely start their cellular phone system?
A. in 2001 B. in 1977 C. in 1981 D. 37 years after their first design
60. What does the word" gazed" mean?
A. looked with admiration B. angrily looked C. glanced D. started conversation
61. The phrase " tried it out" refers to
A. made effort to sell the cell-phone B. reported on AT& T
C. tested the cell-phone system D. introduced the cell-phone system
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