A. September 12, 2019
(Bài đọc tiếng Anh dài nhất trong
đề thi THPT quốc gia 2019)
The first impressions are rather menacing. Visitors must sign in and show
identification before being allowed into the building. Such tight security gives
one the feeling of entering a prison or some other dangerous place. But what a
first impression! Manhattan
Phổ Thông Hỗn Hợp
Night High School may be the
friendliest, most caring institution in all of New York City. A school of last
resort for many of its students, it is their best chance to turn their lives
around, and make friends in the process. Manhattan Comp, as it is called, is the
first full-time night high school in America.
High school is compulsory
until the age of sixteen in America, but many students
drop out, either before or after they reach sixteen, and before receiving their
high school diplomas. Until now, night education programmes for dropouts only
provided the basics and then awarded an equivalency certificate. But now,
Manhattan Comp offers the total high school experience, complete with a "lunch"
break, physical education and clubs. The students receive an academic diploma,
which they say is more helpful in getting a job than an equivalency certificate.
More than sixty percent of Manhattan Comp's students go on to college.
Most of the school's 450 students have either been EXPELLED FROM or dropped out
of other high schools. Some have been in two or three schools before this one.
What seems to make this school work for these hard-to-place students is the
staff and, most importantly, the principal. All students call him Howard. As he
walks through the building, he greets students by name, asks about their
families or jobs and jokes with them about the lack of variety in the school
Most students at Manhattan Comp are between eighteen and twenty-two years old.
You must be at least seventeen to enrol. The classes run from 5 to 11 p.m.
Mondays through Thursdays, with all-day enrichment programmes on Sundays which
explore topics like playwriting
soạn kịch, viết kịch
, art and video production. School terms are ten
weeks long, which gives students the opportunity to take time off for family
matters or jobs. Most students already have some academic credits from previous
schools, so instead of the normal four years in high school, THEY spend between
six months and two years at Manhattan Comp.
B. "ENOUGH" at the end of sentence
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! = No
more will be tolerated
--- The expression is used to say that
one wants something to stop because one can no longer accept or deal with it:
I don't mind lending her a bit of money now and then, but enough is enough!"
To answer the question, this is enough
There will be enough
There will not be enough
Too much is more than enough
Whatever is sufficient is enough
That which is insufficient will not be enough
See if you have enough
Think about whether you have enough of everything you need, because I can tell
already that you probably do not have enough
Whatever they give us is enough
That is not enough. That is more than enough
I just do not have enough
You have given me more than enough
Thank you. You have given me more than enough
I already have enough
That will not be enough. That is less than enough
How much will be enough?
Does anyone ever have enough?
If I possessed everything, it would not be enough
Whatever you start with for your journey, it will be enough
You have suffered enough
The wisdom I find is enough
The ability to distinguish between wisdom and folly is enough
The opportunity to distinguish between two extremes and a mean
trung dung, ở giữa is enough
The ability to discriminate
phân biệt between two extremes and a middling value (or a
range of middling values) is enough
The light that we begin our journey with is enough
If we have love in our heart, it will be enough.
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