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ĐỀ THI TUYỂN SINH ĐẠI HỌC, CAO ĐẲNG NĂM 2008
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH, khối D
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút.
Mã đề thi 105
Họ, tên thí sinh:………………………………………………………………..
Số báo danh:………………………………………………………………….
ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 CÂU (TỪ CÂU 1 ĐẾN CÂU 80) DÀNH CHO TẤT CẢ THÍ SINH.
Đọc kỹ đoạn văn sau và chọn phương án đúng (A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi câu từ 1 đến 10.
Reading to oneself is a modern activity which was almost unknown to the scholars of the classical and
medieval worlds, while during the fifteenth century the term “reading” undoubtedly meant reading aloud. Only
during the nineteenth century did silent reading become commonplace.
One should be wary, however, of assuming that silent reading came about simply because reading aloud
was a distraction to others. Examinations of factors related to the historical development of silent reading have
revealed that it became the usual mode of reading for most adults mainly because the tasks themselves
changed in character.
The last century saw a steady gradual increase in literacy and thus in the number of readers. As the
number of readers increased, the number of potential listeners declined and thus there was some reduction in
the need to read aloud. As reading for the benefit of listeners grew less common, so came the flourishing of
reading as a private activity in such public places as libraries, railway carriages and offices, where reading
aloud would cause distraction to other readers.
Towards the end of the century, there was still considerable argument over whether books should be
used for information or treated respectfully and over whether the reading of materials such as newspapers was
in some way mentally weakening. Indeed, this argument remains with us still in education. However, whatever
its virtues, the old shared literacy culture had gone and was replaced by the printed mass media on the one
hand and by books and periodicals for a specialised readership on the other.
By the end of the twentieth century, students were being recommended to adopt attitudes to books and
to use reading skills which were inappropriate, if not impossible, for the oral reader. The social, cultural and
technological changes in the century had greatly altered what the term “reading” implied.
Câu 1: Reading aloud was more common in the medieval world because ______.
A. people relied on reading for entertainment
B. silent reading had not been discovered
C. there were few places available for private reading
D. few people could read to themselves
Câu 2: The word “commonplace” in the first paragraph mostly means “______”.
A. for everybody’s use B. most preferable C. attracting attention D. widely used
Câu 3: The development of silent reading during the last century indicated ______.
A. an increase in the average age of readers B. an increase in the number of books
C. a change in the nature of reading D. a change in the status of literate people
Câu 4: Silent reading, especially in public places, flourished mainly because of ______.
A. the decreasing need to read aloud B. the development of libraries
C. the increase in literacy D. the decreasing number of listeners
Câu 5: It can be inferred that the emergence of the mass media and specialised reading materials was an
indication of ______.
A. a decline of standards of literacy B. a change in the readers’ interest
C. an alteration in educationalists’ attitudes D. an improvement of printing techniques
Câu 6: The phrase “a specialised readership” in paragraph 4 mostly means “______”.
A. a requirement for readers in a particular area of knowledge
B. a limited number of readers in a particular area of knowledge
C. a reading volume for particular professionals
D. a status for readers specialised in mass media
Câu 7: The phrase “oral reader” in the last paragraph mostly means “a person who ______”.
A. is good at public speaking B. practises reading to an audience
C. takes part in an audition D. is interested in spoken language
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Câu 8: All of the following might be the factors that affected the continuation of the old shared literacy culture
A. the inappropriate reading skills B. the specialised readership
C. the diversity of reading materials D. the printed mass media
Câu 9: Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to the passage?
A. Reading aloud was more common in the past than it is today.
B. Not all printed mass media was appropriate for reading aloud.
C. The decline of reading aloud was wholly due to its distracting effect.
D. The change in reading habits was partly due to the social, cultural and technological changes.
Câu 10: The writer of this passage is attempting to ______.
A. explain how reading habits have developed B. change people’s attitudes to reading
C. show how reading methods have improved D. encourage the growth of reading
Chọn phương án (A hoặc B, C, D) ứng với từ có trọng âm chính nhấn vào âm tiết có vị trí khác với ba
từ còn lại trong mỗi câu.
Câu 11: A. apply B. persuade C. reduce D. offer
Câu 12: A. preservative B. congratulate C. preferential D. development
Câu 13: A. president B. physicist C. inventor D. property
Câu 14: A. economy B. unemployment C. communicate D. particular
Câu 15: A. recommend B. volunteer C. understand D. potential
Chọn phương án đúng (A hoặc B, C, D) để hoàn thành mỗi câu sau.
Câu 16: He’s a very ______ person because he can make other workers follow his advice.
A. creative B. influential C. deciding D. effective
Câu 17: Increasing ______ of fruit in the diet may help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
A. the amount B. an amount C. the number D. a number
Câu 18: – “Why wasn’t your boyfriend at the party last night?”
– “He ______ the lecture at Shaw Hall. I know he very much wanted to hear the speaker.”
A. should have attended B. can have attended C. was to attend D. may have attended
Câu 19: The doctor decided to give her a thorough examination ______ he could identify the causes of her
A. after B. so as C. unless D. so that
Câu 20: My computer is not ______ of running this software.
A. able B. compatible C. capable D. suitable
Câu 21: The room needs ______ for the wedding.
A. decorating B. to decorate C. decorate D. be decorated
Câu 22: That hotel is so expensive. They ______ you sixty pounds for bed and breakfast.
A. charge B. fine C. take D. cost
Câu 23: I am considering ______ my job. Can you recommend a good company?
A. to move B. moving C. to change D. changing
Câu 24: I’m sure you’ll have no ______ the exam.
A. difficulty passing B. difficulties to pass C. difficulty to pass D. difficulties of passing
Câu 25: – Janet: “Do you feel like going to the cinema this evening?”
– Susan: “______.”
A. I don’t agree, I’m afraid B. You’re welcome
C. That would be great D. I feel very bored
Câu 26: I’m afraid I’m not really ______ to comment on this matter.
A. qualifying B. qualified C. quality D. qualitative
Câu 27: Today, household chores have been made much easier by electrical ______.
A. utilities B. applications C. appliances D. instruments
Câu 28: The curtains have ______ because of the strong sunlight.
A. faded B. fainted C. lightened D. weakened
Câu 29: The referee ______ the coin to decide which team would kick the ball first.
A. caught B. threw C. cast D. tossed
Câu 30: – Laura: “What a lovely house you have!”
– Maria: “_______.”
A. Of course not, it’s not costly B. Thank you. Hope you will drop in
C. I think so D. No problem
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Câu 31: I accidentally ______ Mike when I was crossing a street downtown yesterday.
A. caught sight of B. kept an eye on C. paid attention to D. lost touch with
Câu 32: How long does the play ______?
A. last B. extend C. prolong D. stretch
Câu 33: The price of fruit has increased recently, ______ the price of vegetables has gone down.
A. whereas B. whether C. when D. otherwise
Câu 34: It is blowing so hard. We ______ such a terrible storm.
A. have never known B. have never been knowing
C. never know D. had never known
Câu 35: When the old school friends met, a lot of happy memories ______ back.
A. had brought B. were brought C. brought D. had been brought
Chọn phương án đúng (A hoặc B, C, D) ứng với câu có nghĩa gần nhất với mỗi câu cho sẵn sau đây.
Câu 36: “Why don’t we go out for dinner?” said Mary.
A. Mary suggested a dinner out. B. Mary ordered a dinner out.
C. Mary demanded a dinner out. D. Mary requested a dinner out.
Câu 37: We’ve run out of tea.
A. There’s not much more tea left. B. There’s no tea left.
C. We have to run out to buy some tea. D. We didn’t have any tea.
Câu 38: The sooner we solve this problem, the better it will be for all concerned.
A. If we could solve this problem soon, it would be better for all concerned.
B. It would be better for all concerned if we can solve this problem soon.
C. If all concerned are better, we can solve this problem soon.
D. If we can solve this problem soon, it will be better for all concerned.
Câu 39: My friend told me, “If I were you, I would not smoke so much.”
A. My friend advised me not to smoke so much. B. My friend warned me against smoking so much.
C. My friend prohibited me from smoking so much. D. My friend suggested not smoking so much.
Câu 40: “I will let you know the answer by the end of this week,” Tom said to Janet.
A. Tom suggested giving Janet the answer by the end of the week.
B. Tom promised to give Janet the answer by the end of the week.
C. Tom insisted on letting Janet know the answer by the end of the week.
D. Tom offered to give Janet the answer by the end of the week.
Đọc kỹ đoạn văn sau và chọn phương án đúng (A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi câu từ 41 đến 50.
The Sun today is a yellow dwarf star. It is fueled by thermonuclear reactions near its center that convert
hydrogen to helium. The Sun has existed in its present state for about four billion six hundred million years and
is thousands of times larger than the Earth.
By studying other stars, astronomers can predict what the rest of the Sun’s life will be like. About five
billion years from now, the core of the Sun will shrink and become hotter. The surface temperature will fall. The
higher temperature of the center will increase the rate of thermonuclear reactions. The outer regions of the Sun
will expand approximately 35 million miles, about the distance to Mercury, which is the closest planet to the
Sun. The Sun will then be a red giant star. Temperatures on the Earth will become too high for life to exist.
Once the Sun has used up its thermonuclear energy as a red giant, it will begin to shrink. After it
shrinks to the size of the Earth, it will become a white dwarf star. The Sun may throw off huge amounts of
gases in violent eruptions called nova explosions as it changes from a red giant to a white dwarf.
After billions of years as a white dwarf, the Sun will have used up all its fuel and will have lost its heat.
Such a star is called a black dwarf. After the Sun has become a black dwarf, the Earth will be dark and cold. If
any atmosphere remains there, it will have frozen over the Earth’s surface.
Câu 41: It can be inferred from the passage that the Sun ______.
A. is approximately halfway through its life as a yellow dwarf
B. will continue to be a yellow dwarf for another 10 billion years
C. has been in existence for 10 billion years
D. is rapidly changing in size and brightness
Câu 42: What will probably be the first stage of change for the Sun to become a red giant?
A. Its surface will become hotter and shrink. B. It will throw off huge amounts of gases.
C. Its central part will grow smaller and hotter. D. Its core will cool off and use less fuel.
Câu 43: When the Sun becomes a red giant, what will the atmosphere be like on the Earth?
A. It will be enveloped in the expanding surface of the sun.
B. It will become too hot for life to exist.
C. It will be almost destroyed by nova explosions.
D. It will freeze and become solid.
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Câu 44: When the Sun has used up its energy as a red giant, it will ______.
A. get frozen B. cease to exist C. stop to expand D. become smaller
Câu 45: Large amounts of gases may be released from the Sun at the end of its life as a ______.
A. black dwarf B. white dwarf C. red giant D. yellow dwarf
Câu 46: As a white dwarf, the Sun will be ______.
A. the same size as the planet Mercury B. around 35 million miles in diameter
C. a cool and habitable planet D. thousands of times smaller than it is today
Câu 47: The Sun will become a black dwarf when ______.
A. the Sun moves nearer to the Earth B. it has used up all its fuel as a white dwarf
C. the core of the Sun becomes hotter D. the outer regions of the Sun expand
Câu 48: The word “there” in the last sentence of paragraph 4 refers to ______.
A. the planet Mercury B. the core of a black dwarf
C. our own planet D. the outer surface of the Sun
Câu 49: This passage is intended to ______.
A. describe the changes that the Sun will go through
B. present a theory about red giant stars
C. alert people to the dangers posed by the Sun
D. discuss conditions on the Earth in the far future
Câu 50: The passage has probably been taken from ______.
A. a scientific journal B. a news report
C. a work of science fiction D. a scientific chronicle
Đọc kỹ đoạn văn sau và chọn phương án đúng (A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi chỗ trống từ 51 đến 60.
How men first learnt to (51)______ words is unknown; in other words, the origin of language is a
(52)______. All we really know is that men, unlike animals, (53)______ invented certain sounds to express
thoughts and feelings, actions and things so that they could communicate with each other; and that later they
agreed (54)______ certain signs, called letters, which could be combined to represent those sounds, and
which could be written down. These sounds, (55)______ spoken or written in letters, are called words.
Great writers are those who not only have great thoughts but also express these thoughts in words that
(56)______ powerfully to our minds and emotions. This charming and telling use of words is what we call
literary (57)______. Above all, the real poet is a master of words. He can (58)______ his meaning in words
which sing like music, and which by their position and association can (59)______ men to tears. We should,
therefore, learn to choose our words carefully, (60)______ they will make our speech silly and vulgar.
Câu 51: A. invent B. create C. make D. discover
Câu 52: A. story B. secret C. mystery D. legend
Câu 53: A. whatever B. however C. somewhat D. somehow
Câu 54: A. at B. upon C. with D. to
Câu 55: A. if B. however C. whether D. though
Câu 56: A. interest B. appeal C. attract D. lure
Câu 57: A. prose B. work C. form D. style
Câu 58: A. carry B. convey C. transfer D. transmit
Câu 59: A. take B. send C. break D. move
Câu 60: A. or B. so C. although D. because
Đọc kỹ đoạn văn sau và chọn phương án đúng (A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi chỗ trống từ 61 đến 70.
The heart has long been considered to be (61)______ feelings of love dwell. In love songs throughout the
ages, love almost always goes together (62)______ the heart. The heart has continuously been viewed
(63)______ the place where love begins and develops. Even the Bible gives (64)______ to love and the heart.
The role of the heart in love must come from what happens to it when a person feels strongly (65)______
to someone. The strong feelings (66)______ the other person, especially in the early stages of a relationship,
have the results that the heart starts beating faster and breathing starts speeding (67)______.
According to psychologists, a love relationship is a situation that (68)______ a lot of stress and the body
reacts to this by getting ready to face the unknown. This has been called the “fight or flight” (69)______,
meeting danger by fighting it or running away. So with love, the heart accelerates and (70)______ becomes
Câu 61: A. when B. where C. that D. what
Câu 62: A. to B. from C. with D. at
Câu 63: A. like B. as though C. as D. as if
Câu 64: A. reference B. citation C. preference D. quote
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Câu 65: A. attracting B. attractive C. attract D. attracted
Câu 66: A. of B. for C. to D. with
Câu 67: A. up B. forward C. on D. upon
Câu 68: A. comprises B. arouses C. involves D. includes
Câu 69: A. reactionary B. reactor C. reaction D. reacting
Câu 70: A. exhaling B. breathing C. inhaling D. sweating
Chọn phương án đúng (A hoặc B, C, D) để hoàn thành mỗi câu sau.
Câu 71: ______, he would have learned how to read.
A. If he has been able to go school as a child B. If he could go to school as a child
C. Were he able to go to school as a child D. Had he been able to go to school as a child
Câu 72: ______, he was determined to continue to climb up the mountain.
A. He felt very tired though B. As he might feel tired
C. Tired as it was D. Tired as he might feel
Câu 73: Having been delayed by heavy traffic, ______.
A. it was difficult for her to arrive on time B. her being late was intolerable
C. it was impossible for her to arrive on time D. she was unable to arrive on time
Câu 74: She regretfully told him that ______.
A. she would leave the tickets at home B. she left the tickets at home
C. she had left the tickets at home D. she would have left the tickets at home
Câu 75: The robbers attacked the owner of the house ______.
A. so that they would appear with the expensive painting
B. and disappeared with the expensive painting
C. but they appeared with the expensive painting
D. so they disappeared with the expensive painting
Chọn phương án (A hoặc B, C, D) ứng với từ/cụm từ có gạch chân cần phải sửa để các câu sau trở
thành câu đúng.
Câu 76: Helen likes to listen to music, to go to the cinema, to chat on the phone and going shopping.
A B C D
Câu 77: Both Mr. and Mrs. Smith are explaining the children the rules of the game.
A B C D
Câu 78: You can enjoy a sport without joining in a club or belonging to a team.
A B C D
Câu 79: Unlike many writings of her time, she was not preoccupied with morality.
A B C D
Câu 80: A child of noble birth, his name was famous among the children in that school.
A B C D
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