ĐỀ THI TUYỂN SINH CAO ĐẲNG NĂM 2011
MÔN THI: ANH VĂN; Khối D
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ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 CÂU (TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 80)
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 1: This is ____ the most difficult job I’ve ever had to do.
A. by far B. by heart C. by chance D. by myself
Question 2: “Don’t worry about your necklace. Give it to me and I promise to_____ great care of it.”
A. take B. make C. bring D. keep
Question 3: George: “_____.”
Michelle: “Thank you for your compliment.”
A. You’ve done your work B. This is a present for you
C. I’m glad that you’re well again D. You look pretty in this dress
Question 4: Hurry up, or they _____ serving meals by the time we get to the restaurant.
A. will have stopped B. would stop C. are stopping D. stopped
Question 5: He’d hardly finished doing his homework when you arrived,_____?
A. hadn’t he B. would he C. didn’t he D. had he
Question 6: This director has_____ some famous films but I think this one is the best.
A. conducted B. composed C. made D. done
Question 7: John: “Would you like to have a get-together with us next weekend?”
A. No, I wouldn’t B. Yes, let’s C. No, I won’t D. Yes, I’d love to
Question 8: The police are going to look_____ the disappearance of the child.
A. after B. around C. into D. through
Question 9: Helen: “Would you rather go to the beach or to the mountains?”
A. Thanks for the mountains B. I’d love to go
C. That’s very nice of you D. The beach definitely
Question 10: Dr. Smith is the person in_____ I don’t have much confidence.
A. whom B. him C. that D. which
Question 11: What_____ views do Americans and Asians have about love and marriage?
A. tradition B. traditionalism C. traditional D. traditionally
Question 12: During the Enlightenment, the powers and uses of reason_____.
A. had stressed B. were stressing C. were stressed D. stressed
Question 13: Before you start cooking, you should gather together all the necessary_____.
A. ingredients B. substances C. elements D. factors
Question 14: My favourite team_____ 15 games so far this season, and will probably win the championship.
A. won B. will win C. are winning D. have won
Question 15: Bill managed to get to the train station himself_____ his leg was broken.
A. in spite of B. because of C. although D. because
Question 16: He wondered_____ his sister looked like, because they hadn’t seen each other for a long time.
A. why B. which C. how D. what
Question 17: Had they arrived at the shop earlier, they_____ a better selection of clothes.
A. would be finding B. will have found C. will find D. would have found
Question 18: Generally, the South of England is as_____ as the North.
A. flat B. flatter C. the flattest D. less flat
Question 19: That style of dress_____ have been designed by Titian, because it wasn’t worn till after his death.
A. wouldn’t B. can’t C. shan’t D. oughtn’t
Question 20: Bottles of medicine must have childproof caps_____ children think medicine is candy and poison themselves.
A. so that B. in case C. if so D. even though
Question 21: You should have_____ your composition carefully before you handed it in.
A. looked in B. gone over C. seen through D. thought of
Question 22: I can’t_____ this noise any longer. I’m going to write a letter of complaint to the local authority about this problem.
A. take away from B. put up with C. get back to D. make out of
Question 23: Helen is traveling to Germany tomorrow on her first working trip and she is very excited_____ it.
A. with B. for C. against D. about
Question 24: He is a typical_____, always looking on the bringt side of everything.
A. extrovert B. optimist C. introvert D. pessimist
Question 25: Does Mr. Ba bring his farm_____ to the local market every day?
A. product B. produce C. productivity D. production
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.
Question 26: A. bushes B. headaches C. researches D. wishes
Question 27: A. thorough B. tough C. enough D. cough
Question 28: A. climbing B. lamb C. timber D. debt
Question 29: A. apply B. national C. maximum D. cactus
Question 30: A. funny B. student C. upper D. rubbish
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 31: I found my new contact lenses strangely at first, but I got used to them in the end.
A B C D
Question 32: The old woman cannot remember the place which she kept her savings.
A B C D
Question 33: The word “scuba” is actually an acronym that comes of the phrase “self-contained
A B C D
underwater breathing apparatus”.
Question 34: The bigger of the three daily meals for most American families is dinner, served
A B C D
at about six o’clock.
Question 35: Building thousands of years ago, the ancient palace is popular with modern tourists.
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 36: _____ for breakfast is bread and eggs.
A. Which better I like B. That I only like C. What I like most D. The food what I like
Question 37: He has been to the school library many times_____.
A. while the semester is starting B. after the semester starts
C. if the semester has started D. since the semester started
Question 38: Before he was 20, he developed_____ for the personal computer.
A. the world’s first computer language B. the first world’s computer language
C. the computer language for the first world D. the world first computer’s language
Question 39: According to the conditions of my scholarship, after graduation, _____.
A. an employer will give me a full-time job B. the university will employ me full-time
C. I would be offered by the university D. I will be employed full-time by the university
Question 40: Only after food has been dried or canned_____.
A. it can be stored for later consumption B. that it is stored for later consumption
C. should it be stored for later consumption D. was it stored for later consumption
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 41: He cannot practice scuba diving because he has a weak heart.
A. Scuba diving makes him suffer from having a weak heart.
B. He has a weak heart but he continues to practice scuba diving.
C. The reason why he cannot practice scuba diving is that he has a weak heart.
D. The fact that he has a weak heart cannot stop him practicing scuba diving.
Question 42: The test we did last time was more difficult than this one.
A. The test we have done this time is not difficult at all.
B. This time we have to do the most difficult test of all.
C. We did an easy test last time and a difficult one this time.
D. This test is not as difficult as the one we did last time.
Question 43: “No, it’s not true. I didn’t steal the money!” Jean said.
A. Jean denied having stolen the money. B. Jean admitted stealing the money.
C. Jean refused to steal the money. D. Jean did not intend to steal the money.
Question 44: She asked John to repeat what he had said.
A. “Will you please repeat what John said?” she asked.
B. “Please repeat what you said, John,” she said.
C. “You have to repeat what you say, John,” she said.
D. “Please repeat what you said to John,” she said.
Question 45: People believe that neither side wanted war.
A. Neither side is responsible for the outbreak of war.
B. War is believed to be wanted by either side.
C. Neither side is believed to have wanted war.
D. It is believed that war broke out from both sides.
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is closest in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 46: You must answer the police’s questions truthfully; otherwise, you will get into trouble.
A. exactly as things really happen B. as trustingly as you can
C. with a negative attitude D. in a harmful way
Question 47: My mom is always bad-tempered when I leave my room untidy.
A. very happy and satisfied B. feeling embarrassed
C. talking too much D. easily annoyed or irritated
Question 48: The crew divided the life preservers among the twenty terrified passengers as the ship began to sink.
A. excited B. surprised C. exhausted D. frightened
Question 49: During the earthquake, a lot of buildings collapsed, which killed thousands of people.
A. erupted violently B. exploded suddenly
C. fell down unexpectedly D. went off accidentally
Question 50: We really appreciate your help, without which we couldn’t have got our task done in time.
A., are proud of B. depreciate C. feel thankful for D. require
Read the following passage taken from Microsoft Encarta 2009, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 51 to 60.
Schools in the United States have not always had a large number of libraries. As (51)_____ as 1958 about half of the public schools in the United States had no libraries at all. The (52)_____ of public school libraries increased dramatically when the federal government passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, (53)_____ provided funds for school districts to improve their education programs and facilities, including their libraries. (54)_____, many educators claim that since the legislation was passed federal spending has not increased sufficiently to meet the rising (55)_____ of new library technologies such as computer databases and Internet access.
Because the federal government provides only limited funds to schools, individual school districts (56)_____ on funds from local property taxes to meet the vast majority of public school expenses. Therefore, the libraries of public schools tend to reflect the (57)_____ capabilities of the communities in which they are located. Districts in wealthy suburbs often have fully staffed libraries (58)_____ abundant resources, spacious facilities, and curricular and instructional support. In (59)_____, school districts in many poor areas house their libraries in ordinary classrooms or in small rooms. The libraries in such areas are generally staffed by volunteers, who organize and (60)_____ books that are often out-of-date, irrelevant, or damaged.
Question 51: A. frequently B. newly C. freshly D. recently
Question 52: A. digit B. number C. numeral D. amount
Question 53: A. who B. which C. that D. this
Question 54: A. Nevertheless B. Consequently C. Otherwise D. Therefore
Question 55: A. fee B. sum C. cost D. fine
Question 56: A. go B. rely C. stay D. come
Question 57: A. political B. economical C. educational D. financial
Question 58: A. for B. on C. by D. with
Question 59: A. contrary B. conflict C. converse D. contrast
Question 60: A. obtain B. attain C. contain D. maintain
Read the following passage taken from Building skills for the TOEFL iBT – Advanced by Linda Robinson Fellag, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 61 to 70.
Mickey Mantle was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He played for the New York Yankees in their years of glory. From the time Mantle began to play professionally in 1951 to his last year in 1968, baseball was the most popular game in the United States. For many people, Mantle symbolized the hope, prosperity, and confidence of America at that time.
Mantle was a fast and powerful player, a “switch-hitter” who could bat both right-handed and left-handed. He won game after game, one Would Series championship after another, for his team. He was a wonderful athlete, but this alone cannot explain America’s fascination with him.
Perhaps it was because he was a handsome, red-haired country boy, the son of a poor miner from Oklahoma. His career, from the lead mines of the West to the heights of success and fame, was a fairy-tale version of the American dream. Or perhaps it was because America always loves a “natural”: a person who wins without seeming to try, whose talent appears to come from an inner grace. That was Mickey Mantle.
But like many celebrities, Mickey Mantle had a private life that was full of problems. He played without complaint despite constant pain from injuries. He lived to fulfill his father’s dreams and drank to forget his father’s early death.
It was a terrible addiction that finally destroyed his body. It gave him cirrhosis of the liver and accelerated the advance of liver cancer. Even when Mickey Mantle had turned away from his old life and warned young people not to follow his example, the destructive process could not be stopped recovery, Mickey Mantle died of cancer at the age of 63.
Question 61: What is the main idea of the passage?
Question 62: It can be inferred from paragraph 1 that Mantle ______
A. played for New York Yankees all his life B. had to try hard to be a professional player
C. earned a lot of money from baseball D. introduced baseball into the US
Question 63:According to the passage, Mantle could ______
A. hit with the bat on either side of his body
B. bat better with his left hand with his right hand
C. hit the ball to score from a long distance
D. give the most powerful hit in his team
Question 64:The word “this” in paragraph 2 refers to ______
A. Mantle’s being a fast and powerful player B. Mantle’s being a wonderful athlete
B. Mantle’s being fascinated by many people D. Mantle’s being a “switch – hitter”
Question 65: It can be inferred from the passage that for most Americans ________
A. success in Mantle’s career was difficult to believe
B. success in Mantle’s career was unnatural
C. Mantle had to be trained hard to become a good player
D. Mantle had a lot of difficulty achieving fame and success
Question 66: The author uses the word “But” in paragraph 4 to _______
A. change the topic of the passage
B. give an argument in favor of Mantle’s success and fame
C. explain how Mantle got into trouble
D. give an example of the trouble in Mantle’s private life
Question 67: The word “fulfill” in paragraph 4 mostly means _______
A. do something in the way that you have been told
B. achieve what is hoped for, wished for, or expected
C. do what you have promised or agreed to do
D. get closer to something that you are chasing
Question 68:The word “accelerated” in paragraph 5 is closet in meaning to _______
Question 69: We can see from paragraph 5 that after his father’s death, Mantle _______
A. played even better B. forgot his father’s death
C. led a happier life D. suffered a lot of pain
Question 70: Which of the following is mentioned as the main cause of the destruction of Mantle’s body?
A. His loneliness B. His way of life
C. His liver transplant operation D. His own dream
Read the following passage taken from Cultural Guide – Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 7th Edition, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 71 to 80.
The countryside of Britain is well known for its beauty and many contrasts: its bare mountains and moorland, its lakes, rivers and woods, and its long, often wild coastline. Many of the most beautiful areas are national parks and are protected from development. When British people think of the countryside they think of farmland, as well as open spaces. They imagine cows or sheep in green fields enclosed by hedges of stone walls, and fields of wheat and barley. Most farmland is privately owned but is crossed by a network of public footpaths
Many people associate the countryside with peace and relaxation. They spend their free time walking or cycling there, or go to the country for a picnic or a pub lunch. In summer people go to fruit farms and pick strawberries and other fruit. Only a few people who live in the country work on farm. Many commute to work in towns. Many others dream of living in the country, where they believe they would have a better and healthier lifestyle.
The countryside faces and many threats. Some are associated with modern farming practices, and the use of chemicals harmful to plants and wildlife. Land is also needed for new houses. The green belt, an area of land around many cities, is under increasing pressure. Plans to build new roads are strongly opposed by organizations trying to protect the countryside. Protesters set up camps to prevent, or at least delay, the building work.
America has many areas of wild and beautiful scenery, and there are many areas, especially in the West in states like Montana and Wyoming, where few people live. In the New England states, such as Vermont and New Hampshire, it is common to see small farms surrounded by hills and green areas. In Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and other Midwestern states, fields of corn or wheat reach to the horizon and there are many miles between towns.
Only about 20% of Americans live outside cities and towns. Life may be difficult for people who live in the country. Services like hospitals and school may be further away and going shopping can mean driving long distances. Some people even have to drive from their homes to the main road where their mail is left in box. In spite of the disadvantages, many people who live in the country say that they like the safe, clean, attractive environment. But their children often move to a town or city as soon as they can.
As in Britain, Americans like to go out to the country at weekends. Some people go on camping or fishing trips, others go hiking in national parks.
Question 71: We can see from the passage that in the countryside of Britain _________
A. it is difficult to travel from one farm to another
B. only a few farms are publicly owned
C. none of the areas faces the sea
D. most beautiful areas are not well preserved
Question 72: The word “enclosed” in the paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to ________
Question 73: Which of the following is NOT mentioned as an activity of relaxation in the countryside of Britain?
Question 74: What does the word “they” in paragraph 2 refer to?
A. Those who go to the country for a picnic B. Those who dream of living in the country
C. Those who commute to work in towns D. Those who go to fruit farms in summer
Question 75: Which of the following threatens the countryside in Britain?
A. Protests against the building work B. Plants and wildlife
C. Modern farming practices D. The green belt around cities
Question 76: The phrase “associated with” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _______
Question 77: According to the passage, all of the following are true EXCEPT _______
A. all organizations strongly oppose plans for road construction
B. the use of chemicals harms the environment of the countryside
C. camps are set up by protesters to stop the construction work
D. the green belt is under pressure because of the need for land
Question 78: The phrase “reach to the horizon” in the paragraph 4 is closest in meaning to ________
Question 79: According to the passage, some Americans choose to live in the country because ______
A. life there may be easier for them
B. hospitals, school and shops are conveniently located there
C. they enjoy the safe, clean, attractive environment there
D. their children enjoy country life
Question 80: Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?
A. Both British and American people are thinking of moving to the countryside.
B. Towns in some Midwestern states in the US are separated by long distances.
C. Many British people think of the country as a place of peace and relaxation.
D. The majority of American people live in cities and towns.
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