- BỘ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO ĐỀ THI TUYỂN SINH CAO ĐẲNG NĂM 2007
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH, Khối D
ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC
Thời gian làm bài: 90 phút.
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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 (ứng với A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi câu từ 1 đến 10.
Because writing has become so important in our culture, we sometimes think of it as more real than speech. A
little thought, however, will show why speech is primary and writing secondary to language. Human beings have
been writing (as far as we can tell from surviving evidence) for at least 5000 years; but they have been talking for
much longer, doubtless ever since there have been human beings.
When writing did develop, it was derived from and represented speech, although imperfectly. Even today
there are spoken languages that have no written form. Furthermore, we all learn to talk well before we learn to write;
any human child who is not severely handicapped physically or mentally will learn to talk: a normal human being
cannot be prevented from doing so. On the other hand, it takes a special effort to learn to write. In the past many
intelligent and useful members of society did not acquire the skill, and even today many who speak languages with
writing systems never learn to read or write, while some who learn the rudiments of those skills do so only
To affirm the primacy of speech over writing is not, however, to disparage the latter. One advantage writing
has over speech is that it is more permanent and makes possible the records that any civilization must have. Thus, if
speaking makes us human, writing makes us civilized.
Câu 1: We sometimes think of writing as more real than speech because ______.
A. people have been writing since there have been human beings
B. human beings have been writing for at least 5000 years
C. it has become very important in our culture
D. writing is secondary to language
Câu 2: The author of the passage argues that ______.
A. speech is more basic to language than writing
B. all languages should have a written form
C. writing has become too important in today’s society
D. everyone who learns to speak must learn to write
Câu 3: Normal human beings ______.
A. learn to write before learning to talk B. learn to talk after learning to write
C. learn to talk before learning to write D. learn to write and to talk at the same time
Câu 4: According to the passage, writing ______.
A. is imperfect, but less so than speech B. is represented perfectly by speech
C. represents speech, but not perfectly D. developed from imperfect speech
Câu 5: Learning to write is ______.
A. not easy B. too difficult C. very easy D. easy
Câu 6: In order to show that learning to write requires effort, the author gives the example of ______.
A. people who speak many languages B. severely handicapped children
C. people who learn the rudiments of speech D. intelligent people who couldn’t write
Câu 7: In the author’s judgment, ______.
A. speech is essential but writing has important benefits
B. writing is more real than speech
C. writing has more advantages than speech
D. speech conveys ideas less accurately than writing does
Câu 8: According to the author, one mark of any civilized society is that it ______.
A. affirms the primacy of writing over speech B. keeps written records
C. affirms the primacy of speech over writing D. teaches its children to speak perfectly
Câu 9: Which of the following is NOT true?
A. Speech is essential but writing has important benefits.
B. It is easy to acquire the writing skill.
C. Writing has become so important in our culture.
D. Writing represents speech, but not perfectly.
Câu 10: The word “advantage” in the last paragraph most closely means ______.
A. “domination” B. “skill” C. “rudiments” D. “benefit”
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- Đọc kỹ đoạn văn sau và chọn phương án đúng (ứng với A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi câu từ 11 đến 20.
A pilot cannot fly by sight alone. In many conditions, such as flying at night and landing in dense fog, a pilot must
use radar, an alternative way of navigating. Since human eyes are not very good at determining speeds of
approaching objects, radar can show a pilot how fast nearby planes are moving. The basic principle of radar is
exemplified by what happens when one shouts in a cave. The echo of the sounds against the walls helps a person
determine the size of the cave. With radar, however, the waves are radio waves instead of sound waves. Radio
waves travel at the speed of light, about 300,000 kilometers in one second. A radar set sends out a short burst of
radio waves. Then it receives the echoes produced when the waves bounce off objects. By determining the time it
takes for the echoes to return to the radar set, a trained technician can determine the distance between the radar set
and other objects. The word “radar”, in fact, gets its name from the term “radio detection and ranging”. “Ranging” is
the term for detection of the distance between an object and the radar set. Besides being of critical importance to
pilots, radar is essential for air traffic control, tracking ships at sea, and for tracking weather systems and storms.
Câu 11: What is the main topic of this passage?
A. Alternatives to radar. B. History of radar. C. The nature of radar. D. Types of ranging.
Câu 12: According to the passage, what can radar detect besides location of objects?
A. Speed. B. Shape. C. Size. D. Weight.
Câu 13: The word “exemplified” in the passage can be replaced by _______.
A. “resembled” B. “specified” C. “illustrated” D. “justified”
Câu 14: The word “shouts” in the passage most closely means _______.
A. “exclaims” B. “whispers” C. “shoots” D. “yells”
Câu 15: Which of the following words best describes the tone of this passage?
A. explanatory B. humorous C. argumentative D. imaginative
Câu 16: According to the passage, the distance between a radar set and an object can be determined by _______.
A. the time it takes for a burst of radio waves to produce echoes when the waves bounce off the object
B. the term “ranging” used for detection of the distance between an object and the radar set
C. the time it takes for the radio waves to produce echoes and bounce off the object
D. the time it takes for the echoes produced by the radio waves to return to the radar set
Câu 17: Which type of waves does radar use?
A. sound B. radio C. tidal D. heat
Câu 18: The word “tracking” in the passage most closely means _______.
A. repairing B. sending C. ranging D. searching for
Câu 19: Which of the following would most likely be the topic of the next paragraph?
A. Other uses of radar. B. A history of flying.
C. The technology used by pilots. D. Uses of some technology.
Câu 20: What might be inferred about radar?
A. It gave birth to the invention of the airplane. B. It was developed from a study of sound waves.
C. It takes the place of a radio. D. It has improved navigational safety.
Chọn phương án (A hoặc B, C, D) ứng với câu có nghĩa gần nhất với mỗi câu cho sẵn sau đây:
Câu 21: The bread was too stale to eat.
A. It was stale to eat the bread. B. We cannot eat the bread because it was burnt.
C. Eating the bread was stale. D. The bread was not fresh enough to eat.
Câu 22: “If I were you, I would go to see the doctor”, David said to Claudia.
A. David advised Claudia to go to see the doctor.
B. David advised Claudia not to go to see the doctor.
C. David told Claudia to become a doctor.
D. David told Claudia that he would go to see the doctor.
Câu 23: John Smith is a farmer. I bought his land.
A. John Smith, whose land I bought, is a farmer. B. John Smith, who is a farmer, bought his land.
C. John Smith, whom I bought his land, is a farmer. D. John Smith, who is a farmer, whose land I bought.
Câu 24: Barbara didn’t wear the raincoat, so she got a cold.
A. If Barbara wore the raincoat, she wouldn’t get a cold.
B. If Barbara had worn the raincoat, she wouldn’t have got a cold.
C. If Barbara worn the raincoat, she didn’t get a cold.
D. If Barbara has worn the raincoat, she won’t get a cold.
Câu 25: Unlike his sister, Bob exercises every day.
A. Bob doesn’t like his sister to exercise. B. Bob exercises every day, but his sister doesn’t.
C. Bob and his sister exercise every day. D. Bob’s sister exercises every day, but he doesn’t.
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 26: A. engineer B. comprehend C. religion D. understand
Câu 27: A. prefer B. forecast C. suppose D. attract
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- Chọn phương án (A hoặc B, C, D) ứng với từ/ cụm từ có gạch chân cần phải sửa trong các câu sau:
Câu 28: Many people have complain about the dirt from the factory.
A B C D
Câu 29: A huge amount of tourists come to this city every year.
A B C D
Câu 30: The film was so bored that all the audience had gone home before it ended.
A B C D
Câu 31: Folk artists have few or no formal art training.
A B C D
Câu 32: She refused to tell us why was she crying.
A B C D
Đọc kỹ đoạn văn sau và chọn phương án đúng (ứng với A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi chỗ trống từ 33 đến 42.
Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father was an expert in phonetics.
(33)______ a boy, Alexander became interested in sounds and speech. In 1870, the Bells decided to (34) ______ to
America. They lived in Boston, (35)______ Alexander taught in a school for the deaf. There he began experimenting
with a machine (36)______ help the deaf hear. While experimenting with this machine, Bell had an idea, “Why do
not use electricity to (37)______ the human voice from one place to another?” He began to work on a new
(38)______. For years, Bell and his assistant, Thomas Watson, worked day (39)______ night. They rented rooms in
a boarding house. Bell was on one floor, and Watson was on (40)______. They tried to send (41)______ through a
wire. Finally, on March 19, 1876, Watson heard these words very clearly: “Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.”
Watson rushed upstairs, ran (42)______ Bell’s room, and shouted, “I heard you!”
Câu 33: A. Despite B. During C. Be D. As
Câu 34: A. leave B. take C. move D. return
Câu 35: A. which B. why C. when D. where
Câu 36: A. for B. in order C. to D. so that
Câu 37: A. go B. get C. change D. send
Câu 38: A. invention B. inventor C. inventive D. invent
Câu 39: A. by B. after C. and D. or
Câu 40: A. others B. the others C. another D. other
Câu 41: A. speaking B. letters C. speech D. telegram
Câu 42: A. onto B. into C. in D. to
Chọn từ (ứng với A hoặc B, C, D) có phần gạch chân được phát âm khác với ba từ còn lại trong mỗi câu
Câu 43: A. change B. chemistry C. cheap D. check
Câu 44: A. widen B. kitchen C. given D. ridden
Câu 45: A. stone B. phone C. zone D. none
Chọn phương án đúng (A hoặc B, C, D) để hoàn thành mỗi câu sau:
Câu 46: After a meal in a restaurant, you ask the waiter for the _______.
A. bill B. prescription C. receipt D. cheque
Câu 47: John never comes to class on time and ______.
A. neither doesn't Peter B. so does Peter C. neither does Peter D. so doesn't Peter
Câu 48: He couldn’t get back _____ his car. He had locked himself out.
A. to B. in C. on D. into
Câu 49: ______ he did not attend the English class, he knew the lesson quite well.
A. Although B. In spite of C. Despite D. However
Câu 50: He bought all the books ______ are needed for the English course.
A. who B. what C. those D. that
Câu 51: "Just think, ______ 2 years' time, we'll be 20 both."
A. over B. after C. under D. in
Câu 52: Janet has left home and is ______ of her parents.
A. independent B. depend C. dependently D. dependent
Câu 53: Every member in Nataly's class admires her ______.
A. dishonest B. honest C. honesty D. dishonesty
Câu 54: He is going to get married ______ the end of this month.
A. to B. on C. at D. in
Câu 55: ______, we couldn’t go out because it rained.
A. Fortunately B. Unfortunate C. Fortunate D. Unfortunately
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- Câu 56: Havy: “Thanks for your help, Judy.”
A. With all my heart B. It’s my pleasure C. Wish you D. Never remind me
Câu 57: The air is not as pure as it ______.
A. is used to be B. was used to be C. used to be D. is used to being
Câu 58: If I were in charge, I ______ things differently.
A. would do B. will do C. had done D. would have done
Câu 59: When I last ______ Jane, she ______ to find a job.
A. have seen / tried B. saw / was trying C. see / is trying D. saw / tried
Câu 60: The existence of many stars in the sky ______ us to suspect that there may be life on another planet.
A. have led B. lead C. leads D. leading
Câu 61: It’s said that he has ______ friends of his age.
A. few B. little C. plenty D. a little
Câu 62: The population of the earth is increasing at a tremendous rate and _______ out of control.
A. they have become B. soon will be C. are soon going to be D. why it will be
Câu 63: The shirt in the window was ______ expensive for me to buy.
A. so B. such C. enough D. too
Câu 64: The students ______ to be at school at 3 p.m.
A. were told B. tell C. told D. have told
Câu 65: Medical researchers are continually looking for ways to control, ______ and cure diseases.
A. preventing B. prevented C. be prevented D. prevent
Đọc kỹ đoạn văn sau và chọn phương án đúng (ứng với A hoặc B, C, D) cho mỗi chỗ trống từ 66 đến 75.
Many parents believe that their children (66)______ be taught to read right after they have learnt to walk. This is
fine if the child shows a real interest but (67)______ a child could be counter-productive if she or he isn't ready. Wise
parents will have a relaxed (68)______ and take the lead from their child. What they should provide is a selection of
(69)______ toys, books and other activities. Nowadays there is plenty of good (70)______ available for young
children, and of course, seeing plenty of books in use about the house will also (71)______ them to read.
Of course, books are no longer the only (72)______ of stories and information. There is also a huge range of
videos, which can (73)______and extend the pleasure a child finds in a book and are (74)______ valuable in helping
to increase vocabulary and concentration. Television gets a bad press as far as children are concerned, mainly
because too many (75)______ too much time watching programmes not intended for their age group.
Câu 66: A. could not B. should C. must not D. had to
Câu 67: A. forcing B. making C. insisting D. starting
Câu 68: A. decision B. attitude C. competition D. pastime
Câu 69: A. bright B. stimulating C. expensive D. adult
Câu 70: A. games B. amusement C. produce D. sense
Câu 71: A. provoke B. encourage C. provide D. attract
Câu 72: A. basis B. source C. search D. site
Câu 73: A. enjoy B. assist C. reinforce D. watch
Câu 74: A. properly B. worthily C. perfectly D. equally
Câu 75: A. save B. devote C. pay D. spend
Chọn phương án đúng (ứng với A hoặc B, C, D) để hoàn thành các câu sau:
Câu 76: He has received several scholarships ______.
A. for both his academic ability as well as his artistic
B. as resulting of his ability in the art and the academic
C. not only because of his artistic but his academic ability
D. because of his academic and artistic ability
Câu 77: ______, give her this map of the city.
A. When is Mr. Leat’s wife arriving B. When Mr. Leat’s wife arrives
C. When Mr. Leat’s wife arrived D. When Mr. Leat’s wife will arrive
Câu 78: I am going to the hairdresser’s ______.
A. for to cut me my hair B. to cut my hair C. to have my hair cut D. to have cut my hair
Câu 79: I wouldn't have got wet ______.
A. unless I had had an umbrella with me B. if I had had an umbrella with me
C. if I have an umbrella with me D. if I had an umbrella with me
Câu 80: Le: "I can't understand how you missed the exit."
Tuong: "Well, it was so dark that ______."
A. we could see hardly the road signs B. hardly could we see the road signs
C. we could hardly see the road signs D. we could see the road signs hardly
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