1. SỞ GD & ĐT NINH BÌNH
TRƯỜNG THPT CHUYÊN
LƯƠNG VĂN TỤY
KỲ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌC LẦN IV
NĂM HỌC 2012-2013
MÔN: TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút
Đề gồm 80 câu
Mark A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the
position of the main stress in the following question
Question 1: A. Government B. fortunate C. parliament D. condition
Question 2: A. devastate B. desperate C. deficient D. desolate
Question 3: A. cafeteria B. opportunity C. individual D. environment
Question 4: A. regularly B. dedicated C. mischievous D. significant
Question 5: A. picturesque B. ambassador C. conspicuous D. apprentice
Mark A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to the following
Question 6: The police were baffled by the attack as there seemed to be no apparent.................
A. design B. principle C. motive D. plot
Question 7: If you want to be sure of receiving a copy of the magazine, I suggest
you ................. an annual subscription.
A. put down B. take out C. write off D. send up
Question 8: After feeling off .................. for days, Tom finally went to see his doctor.
A. food B. colour C. fitness D. balance
Question 9: There was................. evidence to bring charges against the man.
A. insubstantial B. inferior C. ineffective D. insufficient
Question 10: The size of the pop-star’s personal fortune was the subject of much ................. in
A. doubt B. guessing C. speculation D. wonderment
Question 11: Jeremy’s friends were fond of him .................... because of his generosity.
A. at least B. still less C. even less D. not least
Question 12: The thick fog ................... out any possibility of our plane taking off before
A. ruled B. struck C. stamped D. crossed
Question 13. She had made a firm decision and wasn’t ............... by anything I said against it.
A. detracted B. prevailed C. induced D. swayed
Question 14. I was reluctant to ...............the subject because I thought he wouldn’t n want to
A. raise B. originate C. advance D. provoke
Question 15. Please leave this space ...............on the enrolment form.
A. absent B. blank C. missing D. undone
Question 16: After the flash flood, all the drains were overflowing ............storm water.
A. from B. with C. by D. for
Question 17: Can you really insure yourself_____ unemployment.
A. For B. from C. to D. against
Question 18: For my ......of mind, promise you’ll wear a life jacket in the boat.
A. Satisfaction B. contentment C. peace D. calmness
Question 19: I felt that he lacked the ………… to pursue a difficult task to the very end.
A. persuasion B. obligation C. engagement D. commitment
Question 20: .We believe that the cumulative effects of renewed prosperity will …………
A. overcome B. undermine C. surpass D. succeed
Question 21: Her enthusiasm ………… her lack of experience.
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2. A. makes up for B. makes off C. makes out at D. makes up
Question 22: His …………of the safety regulations really cannot be ignored any longer.
A disregard B. unfamiliarity C. carelessness D. inattention
Question 23: "Just ………….these proofs for me as I'm in a hurry."
A run into B. run off C. run over D.run out
Question 24: My older brother is extremely fond of astronomy. He seems to………a lot of
pleasure from observing the stars.
A. derive B. possess C. seize D. reach
Question 25: After each chapter in this book………….
A. are found the pages B. do the pages find
C. are the pages found D. the pages are found
Mark A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is CLOSEST in
meaning the underlined part in the following questions.
Question 26: Married couples can get divorced if they found they are not compatible.
A. Able to budget their money C. capable of having children
B. Capable of living in harmoniously D. able to share an apartment
Question 27: The consensus among his sisters was that he ought to get married.
A.statistics B. agreement. C. survey D. concentration
Mark A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE
in meaning the underlined part in the following questions.
Question 28: Local dwellers’ house gathers right in the middle of the valley.
A.scatter B. collect C. distribute D. bloom
Question 29: The river should be controlled in order to facilitate navigation.
A.Make difficult B. make impossibleC. make unpopular D. make busy
Question 30: Green turtles found in tropical and subtropical locations are the least aggressive.
A.Combative B. impressive C. attractive D. passive
Read the passage and mark A, B, C or D in your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer
the each question from 31 to 40
Free-standing sculpture that is modelled or carved is a type familiar to almost everyone.
Although certain free-standing figures or groups of figures can have only a single side intended
or viewing, others are completed on all sides. As with other forms of art, the ultimate shape of
a sculpture reflects the artist’s vision of individuals or experiences represented by the work.
Throughout the history, people everywhere have discovered a need sculpture as a record for
events and feelings.
Materials which can be sculpted do much to contribute to the artist’s imagination.
Wood, stone, metal, and various types of plastic and synthetics are all used as sculpting media.
When sculptures are made of stone, wood, ivory, or even ice, the sculptor carves or chips the
substance to reduce it to the necessary shape. Developing a sculptured image on all sides
represents a change from the older approach when artists left the back portion of the figure
unfinished and rough. In fact, sculpture in relief is completely attached to the flat background
material and appears to be a part of it. Relief, which is completed only on one side intended for
viewing, was the first type of sculpture created by man, when ancient sculptors removed the
background material in a side of a tree or a cave to make their drawing appear more realistic.
While creating a statue, the artist depends on the appropriate lighting t develop the
figure because the quality of the final product relies on the interplay between light and shade.
When the work is finished, the sculpture must be displayed in the same light as it was
originally created. If a light from a source is too weak or too strong, the effect that the sculptor
intended may be lost. For example, in painting, the light and shade give the image shape and
solidity that cannot be altered by external light which is displayed. When a sculpture is
exhibited, the artist’s work is brought to life by light, and its character can be altered by the
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3. control of the light source. A fundamental difference between a painting and a sculpture is that
when viewing a painting, the audience can only see the point of view that the painter had
intended. A free-standing sculpture can be seen from practically any angle. The job of the
sculptor is then to attain the quality and the volume of the image from any possible point of
In addition to carving a work, sculptures can be cast. In the process of casting, a
sculpture can be reproduced in a mold when a liquefied medium is poured into a shape. After
the material from which the sculpture is made hardens, the mold is removed, and the work is
cleaned of the excess and polished. Casting allows the artist to produce as many replicas as
needed. Most commercially sold sculptures are made in this way. Casting metals requires
special care and skill. Bronze is the preferred metal because of its versatility and malleability.
To make bronze sculpture, the space in a mold is filled with wax until it is melted by the
heated metal. This process, sometimes called lost-wax, was favored by Benvenuto Cellini and
was among the artists in ancient China.
31.What is the main topic of this
A. Differences between painting
B. Sculpting techniques and media
C. Types of commercially produced
D. Reasons for enjoying sculpture
32.The word “ultimate” in line 4 is
closest in meaning to
33.According to the passage, the
purpose of sculpture as a form of art
A. Display a group of figures
B. Reflect a human need for
C. Express an artist vision
D. Commemorate individuals and
34.According to the passage, all of the
following are true of sculpture
A. It can be found in all parts of the
B. It has undergone change since
the early time
C. It can be created from many
D. Is it no longer useful for people
35.The author of the passage implies
that the most important factor in
showing a sculpted work is
A. The strength of the light source
36.The word “audience” in line 25 is
closest in meaning to
37.What does the author mention as an
important difference between a
painting and a sculpture?
A. A painting does not need shading
to be displayed
B. A painting can be viewed from
only one position
C. A sculpture needs to have proper
D. Sculpture does not look good
from all angles
38.Which of the following is NOT
mentioned as a sculpting medium?
39.The word “replicas” in line 32 is
closest in meaning to
40.According to the passage, what are
the two basis methods for making
A. Carving and casting
B. Free-standing and relief
C. Hardening and melting
D. Stone and metal
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4. B. The development of the sculpted
C. The shape of the material for
D. The effect of light on the
Read the passage and mark A, B, C or D in your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer
the each question from 41 to 50
During the late Middle Ages, oil paint took hold as the artistic medium of choice because it
was effective, flexible, and resilient relative to the wax-based, watercolor, fresco, or tempera
paints prevalent at the time. Although contemporary commercially prepared paints contain a
mixture of pigments and linseed oil, poppy oil paints are also available to connoisseurs. The
original recipes developed in medieval European monasteries relied on fast-drying bases
derived from various organic oils predominantly valued for their medicinal qualities. The
pigments are insoluble, lightproof, and chemically inert powders ground in the base.
Occasionally, varnish can be added to increase the paste’s ability to reflect light and to cover
pictures with a protective seal. The resulting stiff, resinous compounds are often packaged in
flexible metal or plastic tubes. Historically, yellow pigments have been added to the oil, and
then the paste was layered over tin foil to imitate the appearance of gold leaf.
Despite the numerous experiments to accelerate the drying process, oil paints dry
comparatively slowly with little color alteration. An important advantage of color stability is
that tones and undertones are easy to blend, match, transpose, and grade, and mistakes and
smudges are simple to correct. Due to the creamy consistency of most mixtures, artists can
exploit their viscosity in thick applications, sprays, thin trickles, and three-dimensional blobs.
The purification by boiling and filtering and bleaching of oils can impart varied hues to
powdered pigments, while drying time can be reduced by adding metallic oxides.
Professional painters who mix their own medium usually have their own trademark
methods of mixing materials that art experts recognize as a part of an artist’s creative work.
The thickness of the paste also plays an important role in defining the stages of painting a
picture. After the basic design is sketched in pencil or charcoal, the broad background or
foreground areas of the canvas are covered with thin, diluted paint on top of the primer. A
thicker paint, often with added varnish, is subsequently used to refine and outline the
foundation. The width of the brush depends on the type of paint the artist chooses to use, and
stiff bristles are usually found in narrow brushes for making sharp lines, while softer brushes
of animal hair can be employed in broad strokes.
41. What does the passage mainly discuss?
A. The evolution and history of oil paintings and media
B. The technology and development of drying oils
C. The recipes and ingredients for producing oil paints
D. The composition and techniques for mixing oil paints
42. It can be inferred from this passage that oil paintings ________.
A. supplanted the use of tempera and fresco
B. took hold of the artistic choices in the Middle Ages
C. promoted artistic talent since the early times
D. supported the usefulness of applying paints
43. In line 4, the word connoisseurs is closest in meaning to ________.
A. explorers B. experts C. exporters D. experimenters
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5. 44. According to the passage, medieval monks extracted oil ________.
A. from minerals B. in conjunction with pigments
C. from plants D. in combination with medicines
45. In line 7, the phrase the base is closest in meaning to ________.
A. paint B. oil C. chemicals D. pestle
46. The purpose of paragraph 2 is to illustrate ________.
A. the laboriousness of making oil paints B. the durability of oil colors
C. the complexity of oil purification D. the superiority of oil paints
47. In line 14, the word viscosity is closest in meaning to ________.
A. stiffness B. elasticity C. stickiness D. eloquence
48. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as components of oil paints?
A. accelerants B. retarders C. sealants D. glosses
49. In line 17, the word trademark is closest in meaning to ________.
A. signature B. selection C. significance D. secret
50. The author of the passage implies that an oil painting ________.
A. requires professional painters to mix their own paint
B. contains a layer of canvas and charcoal
C. thickens as the oil continues to dry in stages
D. requires multiple layers of brushwork
Choose the word that best completes each of the blanks in the following passage
LEARNING AT A DISTANCE
The idea of distance learning has been in (51)........for a long time. In recent years, due
to the rapid advances in computer technology, an extremely adaptable method of study has
evolved around this idea. Distance learning is becoming increasingly popular with students and
the (52).......of today’s university population is changing as a result. For students whose chosen
university is beyond daily travelling distance, studying online using what is known as e –
learning is an attractive (53)______ because it enables them to complete a degree without the
expense of paying for accommodation in the (54)______of their place of study. Similarly,
parents at home bringing up young children can take advantage of this flexible method of
study because web-based support materials can (55)______with any individual time schedule.
Initially, as e – learning grew in popularity, there was a certain amount of (56)______amongst
university tutors, who feared that students studying in the isolation of their own home might be
(57)_____of daily contact with their fellow students, something they regarded as an important
aspect of a university education. It soon became (58)_____, however, that e – learning can
actually improve communication, through the creations of so – called “discussion boards”,
where the students submit their questions online, making them readily (59)_____ to all. This
system encourages a lively exchange of opinions between students, and it also means that the
tutor’s response to each query is immediately available to a wide (60)_____. Nevertheless, it is
recognized that human support is still a key factor in the learning experience, and on most
distance – learning courses, students are provided with face- to- face contact at some point.
Question 51: A. actually B. continuity C. existence D. duration
Question 52: A. proportion B. composition C. arrangement D. alignment
Question 53 A. favourite B. selection C. preference D. option
Question 54: A. whereabouts B. situation C. vicinity D. precincts
Question 55 A. fit in B. put in C. stay in D. go in
Question 56 A. concern B. trouble C. worry D. attention
Question 57 A. deducted B. deprived C. denied D. deleted
Question 58 A. distinct B. conspicuous C. evident D. Straightforward
Question 59. A. allowable B. applicable C. achievable D. accessible
Question 60. A. audience B. assembly C. reception D. following
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6. Mark A, B, C or D that needs correcting
Question 61: If either of (A) you take (B) a vacation, we will (C) not be able to finish the (D)
Question 62: You’ve got (A) to be deadly (B)certain before making (C)the decision(D).
Question 63: the incubation (A)period of tetanus is usually five to ten days and the most
(B)frequently occurred (C)symptom is jaw stiffness(D).
Question 64: Psychologists at the University of Kansas have studied(A) the effects of the
color(B) of a room (C) on people behaviours(D).
Question 65: Not (A)single alphabet has ever perfectly (B)represented the sounds (C)of any of
Earth’s (D) natural languages.
Question 66: Isabella danced (A) in her bare feet (B)and wore loose-fitting clothing
garments(C) that allowed her freedom of (D) movement.
Question 67: To make out (A) the lost time, we booked (B)a direct flight (C)from California to
(D) New York.
Question 68: The (A) results of our marketing survey show (B) that there will be quite (C)a
demand for electric cars in the ahead (D) years.
Question 69: Knowledge about cultures provides (A) insight into the learning (B)behaviour
Question 70: Many television (A) newscasters make the public eyewitness (B) to the news by
means of (C) on-the – sport, live reports(D).
Mark A, B, C or D in your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that has different meaning
with the given one.
Question 71: If interest rates are cut, the economic situation may improve.
A. It is certain that the economic situation will improve as a result of the reduction in the
B. The situation will be better if the interest rates are cut.
C. A reduction of interest rates may improve the economic situation
D. The economic situation may improve if we increase the interest rates.
Question 72: Alternative medicine is a complete mystery to some people.
A. Some people are a complete mystery to alternative medicine.
B. Alternative medicine is some people’s complete story
C. Some people are quite familiar with alternative medicine
D. Some people are completely mysterious with alternative
Mark A, B, C or D in your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that has the same meaning
with the given one.
Question 73: what the politician was saying fell on deaf ears last night.
A. No one listened to what the politician was saying last night.
B. What the politician was saying deafened the listeners last night.
C. No one listened to what the politician was saying last night because they had deaf ears.
D. The politician fell deaf when he was speaking last night.
Question 74: Fiona goes to the theatre once in a blue moon.
A. Fiona goes to the theatre when the blue moon is on
B. Fiona goes to the theatre only once a month.
C. Fiona goes to the theatre when the moon is full
D. Fiona hardly goes to the theatre.
Question 75: Ms Smith is no longer beautiful because of her hard life.
A. Ms Smith lives a long life because she is beautiful
B. Ms Smith lives a long life although her life is hard
C. No longer is Ms Smith beautiful because of her hard life
D. Although Ms Smith is not beautiful, she has hard life.
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7. Mark A, B, C or D in your answer sheet to indicate the proper response in the following
Question 76: Jill: “Can you save my place for me, please? Nature’s calling”
A. No I cannot. I am in a hurry
B. Sure, but hurry. The line is moving fast.
C. Yes, please. But in a minute or so.
D. No problem. But the line is moving fast.
Question 77: ...................
“Never mind, better luck next time”
A. I’ve broken your precious vase
B. Have a lot on my mind
C. I couldn’t keep my mind
D. I didn’t get the vacation position
Question 78:”When can you get it all done?”
A. Two hours ago
B. How does next Monday sound?
C. I used to do it on Monday
D. How much time do I need
Mark A, B, C or D in your answer sheet to indicate the correct phrase to complete the
Question 79. To solve this problem, it is advisable_____
A. a drastic measure to be adopted
B. that to adopt a drastic measure
C. that a drastic measure be adopted
D. that a drastic measure is adopted
Question 80. ...........for overall health.
A. Extra fibre in one’s helpful diet
B. Helpful one’s diet is extra fibre
C. Extra fibre in one’s diet is helpful
D. one’s diet is helpful in extra fibre
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