ĐỀ THI LỚP 12 MÔN TIẾNG ANH NĂM HỌC 2020-2021
Unit 10. LIFELONG LEARNING
Part I. PHONETICS
Exercise 1. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word whose underlined part di ffers from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.
|1. A. graduate||B. mandatory||C. explode||D. persuade|
|2. A. investigate||B. neglect||C. gaol||D. progress|
|3. A. chooses||B. clothes||C. encourages||D. boxes|
|4. A. design||B. persuade||C. pursue||D. increase|
|5. A. motivation||B. initiative||C. optional||D. restricted|
Exercise 2. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of the primary stress in each of the following questions.
6. A. authentic B. ultimate C. graduate D. personal
7. A. compulsory B. voluntary C. initiative D. investigate
8. A. optional B. primary C. selective D. national
9. A. unchangeable B. adjustable C. emotional D. privilege
10. A. reluctant B. different C. flexible D. willingly
Part II. VOCABULARY
Exercise 3. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
11. Secondary education is now compulsory nationwide.
A. optional B. selective C. primary D. mandatory
12. All students are required to attend the course in order to be eligible for a certificate.
A. see B. watch C. join D. study
13. The lecture is followed by a 15-minute discussion session.
A. length of journey B. period of time C. section D. set
14. It is important for high school students to acquire necessary living skills to live independently.
A. gain B. possess C. improve D. practise
15. Students' motivation for language learning really varies.
A. sense B. emotion C. feeling D. inspiration
16. Different learners have different learning styles.
A. steps B. means C. methods D. rituals
17. Online courses allow learners to study at flexible time.
A. fixed B. adjustable C. rigid D. unchangeable
18. No one asked him to donate his money. He did it voluntarily.
A. willingly B. unwillingly C. reluctantly D. suspiciously
19. More and more school leavers want to pursue higher education.
A. prepare B. surprise C. persuade D. continue
20. In fact, learning is not confined to the classroom environment and school subjects.
A. defined B. unlimited C. restricted D. designed
21. Children learn a great deal in their daily interaction with other peers at school.
A. interruption B. communication C. action D. projection
22. Lifelong learners are people who have a strong desire to learn and explore the world.
A. investigate B. invest C . explode D. express
23. Nowadays, lifelong learning is facilitated by e-learning platforms.
A. insisted B. assisted C. assessed D. accessed
24. Online courses have enabled many people to realize their learning objectives.
A. motivated B. discouraged C. allowed D. stopped
25. There are different courses available for students to select.
A. consider B. neglect C. collect D. choose
26. The ultimate aim of lifelong learning is to better yourself for personal or professional development.
A. utmost B. secondary C. trivial D. minimal
27. She has always showed her genuine interest in lifelong learning.
A. artificial B. fake C. genius D. authentic
28. Greater efforts are needed to reach the goal of universal education.
A. achieve B. archive C. receive D. risk
29. Having adequate funding is crucial throughout the learning process.
A. abundant B. enough C. insufficient D. unsatisfactory
30. Our first priority is to offer free education to all people.
A. attention B. help C. concern D. aid
31. It is equal-chance for everyone. No one should be given privilege .
A. time B. money C. disadvantage D. advantage
32. I don't think office work is suitable for me. I'd like to work in a more challenging environment.
A. rewarding B. enjoying C. relaxing D. demanding
33. She is very good at handling both her work and family life.
A. assessing B. reserving C. managing D. changing
34. I am lucky to have a very supportive supervisor.
A. survivor B. manager C. saver D. protector
35. Upon the project completion, I was transferred to the sales department.
A. moved B. dismissed C. retrained D. translated
36. If you have the right qualifications and are good at English, you are very likely to get promoted.
A. elevated B. enlightened C. encouraged D. endorsed
37. What is your barrier to lifelong learning?
A. bar B. obstacle C. badge D. motivation
38. A number of people are prevented from lifelong learning due to various reasons.
A. preserved B. invented C. hindered D. encouraged
39. His life is a rich source of inspiration for many writers and poets.
A. nuance B. hindrance C. discouragement D. encouragement
40. Lifelong learning can also help amend some of the weaknesses of the education system.
A. correct B. change C. develop D. intensify
41. A good lifelong learner can advance both at work and in life.
A. process B. progress C. precede D. recede
42. We all welcome the government's initiative to boost lifelong learning.
A. intention B. initial C. new plan D. prospect
Exercise 4. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.
43. The teacher asked us to get on with the next exercise and he would be back in a while.
A. finish doing B. start doing C. continue doing D . stop doing
44. Those students who fail the National High School exams may want to retake them the following year.
A. pass B. fall C. sit D. take
45. Thanks to lifelong learning, people's level of awareness has improved significantly.
A. has increased B. has declined C. has gone up D. has bettered
46. The teacher is going to a conference next week, so our presentation will be put off.
A. delayed B. deferred C. carried out D. cancelled
47. A new school has just been set up for the kids in the area.
A. started B. established C. built D. demolished
48 . Unnecessary components should be removed from the current program to reduce the workload for school students.
A. added B. taken away C. taken off D. abolished
49. The school picnic has been cancelled because of bad weather.
A. called off B. continued C. destroyed D. broken off
50. If children are inactive most of the time, it is very easy for them to gain weight.
A. put up B. loose C. lose D. put on
Part III. GRAMMAR
Exercise 5. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
51. If I hadn't miss the bus, I would have come at least 20 minutes earlier.
A B C D
52. If you had phoned me before I left home, I would brought you the textbook.
A B C D
53. If we had register earlier, we would have been selected for the job offers.
A B C D
54. If you hadn't made that mistake, you will have passed your test.
A B C D
55. If I had my mobile yesterday, I could have contacted and informed you about the last-minute cancellation of
A B C D
56. If you had studied hard, you wouldn't failed the exam.
A B C D
57. If I hadn't been too late for the exam, I might be allowed to enter the examination room.
A B C D
58. I would have enroll on an online course if I had had enough money.
A B C D
59. We might have gone to the Science Fair if we knew about it happened.
A B C D
60. If we had drop school so early, we wouldn't have had enough knowledge of the school subjects.
A B C D
61. If you had come to class last week, you might have join in the discussion on air pollution.
A B C D
62. If I had listened to my parents, I wouldn't have been in so much trouble now.
A B C D
63. I don't know your phone number. If I had known it, I would have called you last night.
A B C D
64. If I have studied English earlier, I could have read this book several years ago.
A B C D
65. If a meteor hadn't struck the Earth, the dinosaurs didn't become extinct.
A B C D
66. If they had win the lottery last summer, they would have bought a new car.
A B C D
Exercise 6. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
67. If I hadn't stayed up so late last night, I ____ so tired this morning.
A. don't feel B. felt C. didn't feel D. wouldn't have felt
68. ____ in terrible trouble right now if you hadn't helped me.
A. am B. will be C. would be D. would have been
69. If I had a computer, I ____ the assignment last night.
A. finished B. have finished C. would have finished D. had finished
70. If you ____ harder, you'd have passed the exam.
A. had studied B. have studied C. studied D. study
71. If you had lots of money, what ____?
A. do you do B. will you do C. would you do D. have you done
72. I'd ____ out with you if I wasn't so tired.
A. go B. went C. had gone D. will go
73. I'm sure your parents would have been happier if you ____ harder before that important exam.
A. work B. worked C. have worked D. had worked
74. Tom ____ so careless if he'd known what would happen.
A. would have been B. wouldn't have been C. would be D. wouldn't be
75. If she ____ on time, I would have been surprised.
A. arrived B. have arrived C. had arrived D. would arrive
76. We wouldn't ____ the bus if we'd left home earlier.
A. have missed B. had missed C. will miss D. would miss
77. If John had studied more, he ____ better marks.
A. gets B. will get C. would get D. would have got
78. If he had tried harder, he might ____.
A. succeed B. have succeeded C. be success D. will succeed
79. If you had saved some money, you ____ so hard up now.
A. aren't B. won't C. wouldn't be D. wouldn't have been
80. Why didn't you tell me? If you ____ me, I would have helped.
A. tell B. told C. have told D. had told
81. If he ____ the money, he wouldn't be in prison now.
A. hadn't stolen B. didn't steal C. had stolen D. stole
82. If Tim ____ so fast, his car wouldn't have crashed into a tree.
A. didn't drive B. hadn't driven C. haven't driven D. drives
83. What a bad luck! If Nam ____ over, he would have won the race.
A. doesn't fall B. didn't fall C. hasn't fallen D. hadn't fallen
84. If you ____ me last week, I would have been able to come.
A. invited B. had invited C. would invite D. would have invited
85. I'm sure your letter hasn't arrived yet. If it had come, I'm sure I ____ it.
A. will notice B. noticed C. would have noticed D. would notice
86. Why didn't you phone? If I had known you were coming, I ____ you at the airport.
A. would have met B. would meet C. met D. had met
87. It's a pity you missed the party. If you ____, you would have met my teacher from Australia.
A. came B. have come C. come D. had come
88. I wouldn't have resat the exam if I ____ harder.
A. study B. studied C. had studied D. would have studied
89. If Jane ____, I wouldn't have been able to move the table.
A. didn't help B. hadn't helped C. hasn't helped D. wouldn't help
90. Unless you ____ me about Sue's hair, I wouldn't have noticed.
A. had told B. hadn't told C. told D. didn't tell
Part IV. SPEAKING
Exercise 7. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct response to each of the following exchanges. Two friends Nam and Lan are talking about the topic of lifelong learning.
91. Nam: Would you like to register for an online course on extensive reading?
A. Online courses are really popular these days.
B. Yes, I'd love to. How can I register?
C. We should improve our extensive reading.
D. Extensive reading courses are available online.
92. Lan: What do you think about lifelong learning?
A. I am thinking about lifelong learning.
B. Do you like lifelong learning?
C. Lifelong learning helps us to improve our job prospects.
D. What is the definition of lifelong learning, do you think?
93. Nam: May I borrow your books on soft skills?
A. Sure. When do you need them? B. Soft skills are important these days.
C. What do soft skills mean? D. Who needs books on soft skills?
94. Lan: When will our course on time management start?
A. What is time management? B. Are you good at time management?
C. Time management is important. D. I'm not sure. Perhaps next month.
95. Nam: I'd like to hear your ideas on how to maintain lifelong learning.
A. I'd say it really depends on people's attitudes. B. You're always asking me for advice.
C. I like your ideas so much. D. I am not interested in lifelong learning.
96. Nam: I'm planning to enroll a cake baking course.
A. Cake baking is really fun. B. Baking courses are available everywhere.
C. Who wants to bake cakes? D. That's a good idea. I hope you'll enjoy it.
97. Nam: Do you want me to help with your homework?
A. Homework? I don't like homework. B. Thank you. It's very kind of you!
C. Why do we need homework? D. If you like, you can do it every day.
98. Nam: If you like, I will find a piano class for you.
A. I can play the piano very well. B. Every child wants to play the piano.
C. Thanks, but that won't be necessary. D. Who can play the piano in our class?
99. Nam: Would you mind if sometimes I borrowed your notebook? I was absent last time.
A. No, of course not. B. Yes, of course I would. C. I mind a lot. D. I like discussions.
100. Nam: Could you find all the information related to the course we registered?
A. All the courses are related to lifelong learning.
B. Are they available?
C. What do they look like?
D. I think that'll be very difficult, but I'll try.
101. Nam: Will you continue your further education after leaving school?
A. Further education is not for everyone.
B. Leaving school is an important milestone.
C. I haven't decided yet.
D. Are you interested in my academic results at school?
102. Nam: Do you think students get too much homework these days?
A. Homework helps students study better. B. It depends on each school policy.
C. Students always get homework. D. Homework can never be done in class.
103. Lan: Should students be allowed to leave school when they are 14?
A. I don't think so. I think it is very important to have a good education.
B. Who wants to leave school at the age of 14?
C. It is a hard decision.
D. Students can't have their own choice at the age of 14.
104. Nam: Do you think the school holidays should be longer?
A. School holidays are getting longer.
B. The longest school holiday is summer holiday.
C. Students really enjoy their summer holiday.
D. Sure. Every student would love that.
105. Lan: Do you think your schooldays are the happiest days of your life?
A. I believe schooldays last forever.
B. Were you happy during your schooldays?
C. I think so. We are worry-free and full of ambitions in the schooldays.
D. We didn't have schooldays when we were at school.
Part V. READING
Exercise 8. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
LEARNING HOW TO LEARN AND THINK
What is the point of the education system? Although this question may seem ridiculous at first (106) ____, it is actually not stupid as it sounds. The reason it is (107) ____ trying to answer is that schools and university clearly (108) ____ academic achievement, passing exams and gaining (109) ____ much more than acquiring skills such as (110) ____ children or car maintenance. But why is it? Why do they neglect to teach (111) ____ skills at school?
One answer may be that schools don't (112) ____ to help us gain useful knowledge about the world. At school, what we are (113) ____ learning is how to learn effectively. The idea is that we can then (114) ____ use of that ability later on in life when we come to deal (115) ____ more practical aspects of day-to-day living.
However, some people argue that the (116) ____ system is in fact a failure because it doesn't actually teach children how to become good thinkers. Learning how to learn is one thing. Learning how to learn is one thing. Learning how to think is (117) ____ another.
106. A. glance B. sight C. look D. eye
107. A. cost B. value C. worth D. price
108. A. strain B. stress C. emphasis D. emphasise
109. A. qualifications B. skills C. qualities D. personalities
110. A. increasing B. rising C. growing D. raising
111. A. practice B. practical C. impractical D. imperfect
112. A. prospect B. exit C. exist D. insist
113. A. actually B. factually C. gradually D. virtually
114. A. work B. do C. take D. make
115. A. at B. with C. on D. to
116. A. corruptive B. concurrent C. current D. currency
117. A. quite B. quit C. quiet D. quietly
Exercise 9. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
During my last couple of years as a student here at Union High, I have noticed that there is nothing to do during our occasional free periods. Hanging around in the hallways or in the library with friends isn't productive or relaxing. The student body council noticed this as well and brought it to the attention of Mr. Swanson and the rest of the faculty. A meeting to discuss the issue occurred last Friday, February 10 th, in the all - school meeting room.
The faculty not only agreed that there wasn't much to do during these free periods, but also seemed determined to find a solution. The student body council and the faculty talked about different ideas for a long time. The faculty had noticed that some students don't like using their free periods for studying. Instead, they spend their time disrupting the students who want to study by being noisy in the library. By the end of the meeting, the faculty had decided to put a pool table and a ping pong table in our student lobby at the start of next semester.
I know some people will be concerned about getting their work done with these potential distractions, but I believe this will help us all in enjoying our time at school. I agree that it's important to complete our work but it is just as important to enjoy ourselves and to relax with our friends. School is already such a stressful place. It makes many students feel worried and anxious. We want our school to be a friendly place so that students want to come every day. Students should remember that this change will make the library a lot quieter. Because of this, the students who want to study will be able to do so in peace.
To all the students at Union High, I sincerely hope that you enjoy the new additions to our lobby. Hopefully, they will make our free periods a lot more relaxing. If you happen to have one of the same free periods as I do, then please challenge me to a game of pool!
118. What is the text mostly about?
A. Another choice for free periods at Union High
B. A chance to study in peace at Union High library
C. How students at Union High spend their free periods
D. A meeting at Union High about its new facilities
119. What is the meeting on February 10th about?
A. Students hanging around freely during free periods.
B. Ineffective time at the Union High library.
C. Finding a solution to spending free periods effectively.
D. Maintaining disciplines at Union High school.
Bolo 120. In paragraph 2, the word they refers to ____.
A. faculty members B. some students C. students' parents D. council members
121. In paragraph 2, the word disrupting is closest in meaning to ____.
A. fighting B. insulting C. corrupting D. interrupting
122. According to the author, new facilities ____.
A. make the school a stressful place B. make students worried
C. bring anxiety to students' parents D. make students relaxed during free periods
123. In paragraph 4, the word they refers to ____.
A. free periods B. our friends C. new additions D. all the students
Exercise 10. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
Twenty-five students from Walling School are currently living in France. They are there for three months as part of a living-abroad project. The 16- and 17-year-old students are living with French families and attending a French school. Most of the students have taken French language classes for 3 or 4 years and are finally getting an opportunity to use their French.
Not only are students learning a new language, but they are learning about a new culture, too. Students have been particularly surprised about the French attitude towards food. "They won't leave anything on their plate," says Vanessa Athol. “They aren't wasteful at all.” Vanessa has vowed to be more careful with waste when returning to the United States.
The group's chaperone, Mrs. Smith, has been pleased with the students' acquisition of language. "Even the most timid are trying their best to speak. The students are learning a lot. I'm very impressed," she said. Mrs. Smith added that she thinks living with a French family makes a difference because students are forced to speak French. “We are all very grateful to the French families who are hosting us.”
The French families are happy to have the students, as they are getting to learn about American culture. Both groups will be celebrating the exchange at a large potluck dinner at the end of the stay. There will be a slide show of memories and the students will speak about their experiences. Currently, the American students are periodically posting pictures and student essays on the Walling School website. "Living in France is an experience I'll never forget," writes student Tina Davis. "I know I'll want to eat these croissants and this Camembert for the rest of my life!"
124. Which title would be the most suitable for this article?
A. French Families Love America
B. Student Tina Davis Lives in France
C. Walling School Website Posts Student Essays
D. Walling School Students Stay Abroad in France
125. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE?
A. Students from Walling School are now staying in the USA.
B. These students are immigrants from the USA.
C. Walling School students are now staying with French families.
D. Walling School students are applying for jobs in France.
126. What can be implied about the culture in France?
A. It scares the students. B. It requires fluency in French.
C. It can be learned from a book. D. It's different from the culture in America.
127. In paragraph 2, the word vowed is closest in meaning to ____.
A. promised B. saved C. received D. changed
128. In paragraph 3, the word acquisition is closest in meaning to _ ___.
A. speaking B. gaining C. purchase D. responsibility
129. Based on the passage, what does Mrs. Smith probably think about the French language?
A. It is more beautiful than Spanish.
B. It is very important for international communication.
C. It's best to learn it from a French family in France.
D. It is something each and every student needs to know.
130. According to the passage, how will the students conclude their stay?
A. They will take a French exam. B. They will have a party together.
C. They will visit Paris together. D. They will stay in hostel together.
Part VI. WRITING
Exercise 11. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
131. I didn't have an umbrella with me, so I got wet.
A. Since I got wet, I didn't have an umbrella with me.
B. My umbrella helped me to get wet.
C. I got wet because I didn't have an umbrella with me.
D. I got wet, so I didn't have an umbrella.
132. Unless you leave me alone, I'll call the police.
A. I'll call the police because you leave me alone. B. I'll call the police if you don't leave me alone.
C. If you leave me alone, I'll call the police. D. You leave me alone, so I'll call the police.
133. If it snows, we don't go to school.
A. In snowy weather we don't go to school. B. We go to school despite snowy weather.
C. We only go to school when it snows. D. Snowy doesn't stop us from going to school.
134. If you hadn't told me about the changes in the timetable, I wouldn't have noticed.
A. You hadn't told me about the changes in the time table, so I didn't notice.
B. Unless you had told me about the changes in the timetable, I wouldn't have noticed.
C. If you had told me about the changes in the timetable, I would have noticed.
D. Unless you tell me about the changes in the timetable, I won't notice.
135. I wouldn't accept if you asked me to do the assignment for you.
A. If you were to ask me to do the assignment for you, I wouldn't accept.
B. If you ask me to do the assignment for you, I will accept.
C. If you ask me to do the assignment for you, I won't accept.
D. Unless you ask me to do the assignment for you, I won't accept.
136. If I had known the reason why she was absent from class, I would have told you.
A. I knew the reason why she was absent from class, but I didn't tell you.
B. Unless I knew the reason why she was absent from class, I wouldn't tell you.
C. I didn't know the reason why she was absent from class, so I didn't tell .
D. Although I knew the reason why she was absent from class, I didn't tell you.
137. If my company hadn't employed me, I couldn't have got such valuable real-world experience from my professional colleagues.
A. Unless my company had employed me, I could have got professional real-world experience from my professional colleagues.
B. Even my company had employed me, I couldn't have got valuable real-world experience from my professional colleagues.
C. I couldn't have got valuable real-world experience from my professional colleagues because my company hadn't employed me.
D. Because my company had employed me, I could have got valuable real-world experience from my professional colleagues.
138. Lisa couldn't continue her university course now if she hadn't received financial support from her uncle last year.
A. Lisa hadn't received financial support from her uncle, so she couldn ’t continue her university course.
B. Lisa received financial support from her uncle last year, so she can continue her university course now.
C. If Lisa had received financial support from her uncle last year, she could continue her university course now.
D. Even Lisa hadn't received financial support from her uncle, she could continue her university course.
139. If my dad hadn't kept educating himself continuously, he wouldn't be a really successful man now.
A. My dad has kept educating himself continuously, so he is a really successful man now.
B. My dad hasn't kept educating himself continuously, so he isn't really successful.
C. My dad is a really successful man now, but he hasn't kept educating himself continuously .
D. Although my dad hasn't kept educating himself continuously, he is a really successful man now.
Exercise 12. Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.
140. Mary did not put any effort into learning English. She cannot speak with foreign partners
in this project now.
A. Even Mary put great effort into learning English, she cannot speak with the foreign partners in this project now.
B. Mary did not put any effort into learning English, but she can speak with the foreign partners in this project now.
C. Although Mary did not put any effort into learning English, she couldn't speak with the foreign partners in this project.
D. If Mary had put her effort into learning English, she could speak with the foreign partners in this project now.
141. My younger sister was so excited to learn new things after work. She is in a cake baking class now.
A. My younger sister wasn't so excited to learn new things after work, so she was in a cake baking class now.
B. If my younger sister hadn't been so excited to learn new things after work, she would not be in a cake baking class now.
C. My younger sister wasn't so excited to learn new things after work, so she wasn't in a cake baking class now.
D. My sister wasn't in a cake baking class now because she wasn't excited to learn new things after work.
142. My dad had a wide range of practical life skills. He could solve most problems by himself.
A. If my dad hadn't had a wide range of practical life skills, he couldn't have solved most problems by himself.
B. Because my dad hadn't had a wide range of practical life skills, he couldn't have solved most problems by himself.
C. Since my dad didn't have a wide range of practical life skills, he couldn't solve most problems by himself.
D. If my dad had a wide range of practical life skills, he couldn't solve most problems by himself.
143. The subjects at high school were not really relevant to the real world. I cannot apply
that knowledge in my job now.
A. If the subjects at high school are more relevant to the real world, I can apply that knowledge in my job now.
B. If the subjects at high school were more relevant to the real world, I could apply that knowledge in my job now.
C. The subjects at high school were relevant to the real world, so I can apply that knowledge in my job now.
D. If the subjects at high school had been more relevant to the real world, I could apply that knowledge in my job now.
144. My sister didn't have enough money for learning after college. She can't get a Bachelor of Science degree now.
A. If my sister had enough money for learning after college, she could get a Bachelor of Science degree now.
B. If my sister had had enough money for learning after college, she could get a Bachelor of Science degree now.
C. If my sister has enough money for learning after college, she can get a Bachelor of Science degree now.
D. Although my sister didn't have enough money for learning after college, she could get a Bachelor of Science degree.
145. My elder brother was interested in improving his management skills. He becomes so
A. If my elder brother wasn't interested in improving his management skills, he could not become so successful now.
B. If my elder brother isn't interested in improving his management skills, he cannot become so successful now.
C. If my elder brother hadn't been interested in improving his management skills, he could not become so successful now.
D. Even though my elder brother wasn't interested in improving his management skills, he has become so successful now.