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... hảI dơng Kì thi chọn học sinh giỏi tỉnh Lớp 10 thpt năm học 2012 - 2013 -Môn thi : Tiếng Anh Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút (Đề thi gồm 05 trang) đề thức Học sinh làm vào tờ giấy thi Phần trắc... THI HC SINH GII LP 10 Môn Tiếng Anh - năm học 2012-2013 A LISTENING: ( 15 points) ( point for each correct answer) Part 1 10 am Lee June 1st University Hall Health for Life Part 2: T F F T 10. .. GIO DC V O TO H TNH K THI CHN HC SINH GII TNH CP THPT NM HC 2012 - 2013 Mụn thi: TING ANH 10 Thi gian lm bi: 180 phỳt ( thi cú 08 trang, gm 11 phn) CHNH THC Lu ý: Thớ sinh khụng s dng bt k SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOHÀ TĨNHKỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH CẤP THPTNĂM HỌC 2012 - 2013Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH 10Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút(Đề thi có 08 trang, gồm 11 phần)ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCLưu ý:→→→→Thí sinh không sử dụng bất kể tài liệu nào, kể cả từ điển.Thí sinh làm bài trực tiếp vào đề thi, ghi câu trả lời vào các ô cho sẵn ở cuối các phần.Riêng phần trắc nghiệm thí sinh chỉ ghi đáp án A, B, C hoặc D vào ô cho sẵn.Giám thị không giải thích gì thêm.Điểm của toàn bài thi(Bằng số)(Bằng chữ)Các giám khảoSố phách(Ký và ghi rõ họ tên)(Do Trưởng Ban chấm thi ghi)Giám khảo 1:Giám khảo 2:A. LISTENINGPART I. Listen to the dialogue on the phone between and a man and a girl named Juliet and fill in theform. You are allowed to listen TWICE. Give your answers in the numbered spaces.Name:Juliet A. EastmanAge:(1) ……………………………………Hair color:(2) ……………………………………Eye color:(3) ……………………………………Height:(4) ……………………………………Occupation:(5) …………………………………… …………………………………………………………..Likes:going out and having fun, sports, (6) ………………………………………and (7) ……………………………………………Wants to meet someone who : (8) …………………………………………………, likes same(9)………………………………………………. and (10) ………………………………………Part II. You are going to hear an expert talk about sleeping and dreaming. Listen and write True (T) orFalse (F) for each sentence. You are allowed to listen TWICE.Your answersTrue (T)1. Women sleep more than men.2. A sound sleeper moves less than a light sleeper.3. Most people need 9 hours of sleep a night.4. Reading in bed helps you sleep.1False (F) 5. Some people don’t dream at all.6. The average person has about four dreams a night.7. Not everyone can remember his or her dreams.8. Eating before bed can give you nightmares.PART III. You are going to listen to a talk about Margaret Mead. Listen and choose the best answer A,B, C or D for each question. You are allowed to listen TWICE.1. What was Margaret Mead’s job?A. a photographerB. a biologistC. an anthropologistD. a journalist2. What was Margaret Mead’s main interest?A. taking photographsB. exploring new placesC. how children were looked after.D. living in pour areas.3. When did Margaret Mead go to Samoa?A. in 1901.B. in the 1920s.C. in 1938.D. in 1978.4. Who did she interview in her first trip to Samoa?A. girls between 9 and 20 years old.B. boys and girls between 9 and 20 years old.C. women over 20 years old.D. men and women over 20 years old.5. What was the title of Margaret Mead’s book?A. The pacific Islands.B. Teenagers around the World.C. Growing Up in New Guinea.D. Coming of Age in Samoa.6. What was the main reason why Margaret Mead took photos?A. She liked photography.B. Cameras were not very common at that time.C. Her husband liked photos.D. It was the best way to share what she learned.7. What is the main topic of the listening passage?A. Margaret Mead went to college in New York.B. Margaret Mead did research on the role of culture.C. Margaret Mead took photographs and wrote books.D. Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia.Your answers1.2.3.4.5.6.7.B. LEXICO – GRAMMARPART IV. Choose the answer A, B, C or D which best fits the space in each of the following sentences.1. _________ saying was so important that I asked everyone to stop talking and listen.A. What the woman wasB. That the woman wasC. The woman wasD. When was the woman2. -“Do you mind if I take a seat?”- “_____________.”A. Yes, I don’t mindB. No, do as you pleaseC. No I mindD. Yes, do as you please3. As the two teams left the football ground, the 100,000 _________ gave them a standing ovation.A. bystandersB. spectatorsC. viewersD. audiences4 My parents lent me the money. _________, I couldn’t have afforded the trip.A. HoweverB. ThereforeC. Only ifD. Otherwise5. It is interesting to take _________ a new hobby such as collecting stamps or going fishing.A. overB. onC. inD. up6. Jack made me _________ him next week.A. promise callingB. to promise callingC. to promise to callD. promise to call2 7. “I passed the TOEFL test, Mom.”- “ _________.”A. All rightB. Thank youC. Well doneD. Good luck8. The bad weather caused serious damage to the crop. If only it _______ warmer.A. wasB. wereC. has beenD. had been9. - “Eric is really upset about losing his job.” - “ Well, ____once myself, I can understand.”A. Having been firedB. FiredC. Having firedD. Being fired10. ________ you, I’d think twice about that decision. I could be a bad move.A. Were IB. Should I beC. If I amD. If I had been11. The teacher asked a difficult question, but finally Ted _________ a good answer.A. put up withB. keep pace withC. made way forD. came up with12. Not only ________ to speak to him, but she also vowed never to see him again.A. she refusedB. did she refuseC. she did refuseD. when she refused13. The judge ________ the pedestrian for the accident.A. accusedB. chargedC. caughtD. blamed14. She had to borrow her sister’s car because hers was _________.A. out of workB. out of orderC. on dutyD. off work15. We should participate in the movement _________ to conserve the natural environment.A. to organizeB. organizingC. which organizedD. organized16. His brother refuses to even listen to anyone else’s point of view. He is very_________.A. open-mindedB. kind-heartedC. narrow-mindedD. absent-minded17. There is _________ in my bedroom.A. a square wooden old tableB. an old square wooden tableC. a wooden old square tableD. an old wooden square table18. “I am sorry. I broke the vase”.- “ _________.”A. OK. Go aheadB. Yes, certainlyC. Don’t worry. Things breakD. I’d rather not.19. One’s fingerprints are _________ other person.A. different fromB. different from anyC. differ from anyD. different from those of any20. He is very happy because he passed his exam with __________ colours.A. flyingB. failingC. imaginingD. changingYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.15.16.17.18.19.20PART V. From four underlined parts, choose the one that needs correction then correct it.For example : The teacher did not allow the students discussing the take-home exam with each other.discussing → to discuss1. A Geiger counter is an electronic instrument is used to measure the presence and intensity of radiation.2. A dolphin locates underwater objects in their path by making a series of clicking and whistling sounds.3. In spite of its small size, Europe had a great impact on world history than other continents.4. Before she moved here , Alene has been president of the organization for four years.5. That Marta's been chosen as the most outstanding student on her campus make her parents very happy.6. My cousin composes not only the music, but also sings the songs for the major Broadway musicals.7. Our civilization is so commonplace to us that rarely we stop to think about its complexity.8. Ever since the world began, nations have difficulty in keeping peace with their neighbors.3 9. Those of us who have a family history of heart disease should do yearly appointments with our doctors.10. If one had thought about the alternatives, he would not have chosen such difficult a topic for a term paper.Your answersMistakeCorrection1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART VI. Fill in each space in the following sentences with the most suitable prepositions.1. I'm afraid Tom's _______ work. But Jack's in. Would you like to speak to him?2. Have you been to the theatre recently? ~ Yes, I was _______ the Old Vie last night.3. At first I found the work very tiring, but _______ a few weeks I got used to it.4. _______ the daytime the streets are crowded but at night they are quite deserted.5. I saw Tom at the bus stop this morning but couldn't speak to him because we were standing _____ a queue.6. He is always in a hurry. He drives _______ a tremendous speed.7. Write ________ ink and put your name on the top of the page.8. The man with the pipe and red hair is the brother of the girl ________ blue.9. He sits at his desk all day with his head in his hands. It gets ________ my nerves.10. The children hastily changed _______ bathing things and jumped into the river with shouts of delight.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART VII. Give the correct form of the word in bracket to complete the passage.Your answers:The __1__ (say) “never judge a book by its cover” could not be more true forRidiculous Rules by Marjorie Allen. The cover is completely blank, whereas1. ............................................the book is crammed full of wonderful examples and anecdotes. Allen is an 2. ............................................__2__ (speak) critic of what is taught to native and non-native speakers of3. ............................................English, and has issued a __3__ (declare) of war against textbooks and stylebooks which tell lies.4.............................................Take the ridiculous and __4__ (mean) rule of never ending a sentencewith a preposition. The lovely - if famous – story goes, that Winston Churchill, 5.............................................well-known for his numerous __5__ (write) as well as for being British PrimeMinister during the Second World War, received a manuscript back from an6. ............................................ignorant __6__ (edit), who had told him rather rudely that he had to __7__ 7. ............................................4 (phrase) a sentence which ended with a preposition. Churchill responded bymaking the simple yet forceful __8__ (state) in the margin: “This is an8. ............................................impertinence up with which I will not put.” – the __9__ (imply) being that not 9. ............................................to end a sentence with a preposition often sounds ridiculous in English, Sadly,10. ............................................Allen informs us that the story is probably mere __10__ (hear), and thatChurchill may have actually only written “rubbish!” in the margin.C. READINGPART VIII. Read the passage and choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to each of the questionsLarge animals that inhabit the desert have evolved a number of adaptations for reducing the effects ofextreme heat. One adaptation is to be light in color, and to reflect rather than absorb the Sun's rays. Desertmammals also depart from the normal mammalian practice of maintaining a constant body temperature.Instead of trying to keep down the body temperature deep inside the body, which would involve theexpenditure of water and energy, desert mammals allow their temperatures to rise to what would normally befever height, and temperatures as high as 46 degrees Celsius have been measured in Grant's gazelles. Theoverheated body then cools down during the cold desert night, and indeed the temperature may fall unusuallylow by dawn, as low as 34 degrees Celsius in the camel. This is an advantage since the heat of the first fewhours of daylight is absorbed in warming up the body, and an excessive buildup of heat does not begin untilwell into the day.Another strategy of large desert animals is to tolerate the loss of body water to a point that would be fatalfor non-adapted animals. The camel can lose up to 30 percent of its body weight as water without harm toitself, whereas human beings die after losing only 12 to 13 percent of their body weight. An equally importantadaptation is the ability to replenish this water loss at one drink. Desert animals can drink prodigious volumesin a short time, and camels have been known to imbibe over 100 liters in a few minutes. A very dehydratedperson, on the other hand, cannot drink enough water to dehydrate at one session, because the human stomachis not sufficiently big and because a too rapid dilution of the body fluids causes death from water intoxication.The tolerance of water loss is of obvious advantage in the desert, as animals do not have to remain near awater hole but can obtain food from grazing sparse and far-flung pastures. Desert-adapted mammals have thefurther ability to feed normally when extremely dehydrated, it is a common experience in people that appetiteis lost even under conditions of moderate thirst.1. What is the main topic of the passage?A. Weather variations in the desertB. Adaptations of desert animalsC. Diseased of desert animalsD. Human use of desert animals.2. According to the passage, why is light coloring an advantage to large desert animals?A. It helps them hide from predators.B. It does not absorb sunlight as much as dark colors.C. It helps them see their young at nightD. It keeps them cool at night.3. The word "maintaining" is closest in meaning to ___________.A. measuringB. inheritingC. preservingD. delaying4. The author uses of Grant's gazelle as an example of ___________.A. an animal with a low average temperatureB. an animal that is not as well adapted as the camelC. a desert animal that can withstand high body temperaturesD. a desert animal with a constant body temperature5. When is the internal temperature of a large desert mammal lower?A. Just before sunriseB. In the middle of the dayC. Just after sunsetD. Just after drinking5 6. The word "tolerate" is closest in meaning to ___________.A. endureB. replaceC. compensateD. reduce7. What causes water intoxication?A. Drinking too much water very quicklyB. Drinking polluted waterC. Bacteria in waterD. Lack of water.8. What does the author imply about desert-adapted mammals?A. They do not need to eat much food.B. They can eat large quantities quicklyC. They easily lose their appetites.D. They can travel long distances looking for food.9. Why does the author mention humans in the second paragraph?A. To show how they use camels.B. To contrast them to desert mammals.C. To give instructions about desert survival.D. To show how they have adapted to desert life.10. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as an adaptation of large desert animals?A. Variation in body temperaturesB. Eating while dehydratedC. Drinking water quicklyD. Being active at night.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART IX. Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.When you read something in a foreign language, you frequently (1)______ across words you do not fullyunderstand. Sometimes you check the meaning in a dictionary and sometimes you (2)______. The strategyyou adopt depends very much upon the (3)______ of accuracy you require and the time at your disposal.If you are the sort of person who tends to turn to the dictionary frequently, it is worth remembering thatevery dictionary has its (4)______. Each definition is only an approximation and one builds up an accuratepicture of the meaning of a word only after meeting it in a (5)______ of contexts. It is also important torecognize the special dangers of dictionaries that translate from English into your native language and viceversa. If you must use a dictionary, it is usually far safer to (6)______ an English-English dictionary.In most exams you are not permitted to use a dictionary. (7)______ you are allowed to use one, it is verytime-consuming to look up words, and time in exams is usually limited. You are, (8)______ , forced to guessthe meaning of unfamiliar words.When you find unknown words in an exam text, it is very easy to panic. However, if you developefficient techniques for guessing the meaning, you will (9)______ a number of possible problems and helpyourself to understand far more of the text than you at first thought likely.Two strategies which may help you guess the meaning of a word are: using contextual clues, both withinthe sentence and outside, and making use of clues (10)______ from the formation of the word.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.A. putA. lookA. extentA. limitationsA. multipleA. surveyA. or elseA. soA. surpassA. derivedB. dropB. guessB. rangeB. valuesB. varietyB. consultB. ProvidedB. thereforeB. get overB. extractedC. seeC. examineC. degreeC. advantagesC. variationC. referC. AlthoughC. completelyC. go overC. comingD. comeD. inspectD. levelD. entryD. diversityD. inquireD. Even ifD. so thatD. overcomeD. originatedYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.6 D. WRITINGPART X. Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.1. This will be my student's first performance in Canada.→ This will be the first time …………………………………………………………………………...2. This course will take us six months to complete.→ In six months time …………………………………………………………………………………..3. The number of people who understand his ideas exceed his expectations.→ More people …………………………………………………………………………………………4. She'll have to make her presentation at the end of his speech.→ The moment he ……………………………………………………………………………………..5. Sharon will finish her exams. Then she will have more free time.→ Once …………………………………………………………………………………………………6. Both Mary and Peter prefer jazz to classical music.→ Neither………………………………………………………………………………………………7. They repaired my car at the garage in town.→ I............................................................................................................................................................8. This is the last time I will speak to you.→ I...........................................................................................................................................................9. I prefer staying in to going out.→ I'd rather..............................................................................................................................................10. They passed the driving test because of the easy questions.→ If ……………………………………………………………………………………………………Your answers:1....................................................................................................................................................................................................2....................................................................................................................................................................................................3....................................................................................................................................................................................................4....................................................................................................................................................................................................5....................................................................................................................................................................................................6....................................................................................................................................................................................................7....................................................................................................................................................................................................8....................................................................................................................................................................................................9...................................................................................................................................................................................................10...................................................................................................................................................................................................PART XI. ESSAY WRITINGSome people say that cell phones have improved modern life. Others believe that cell phones have causedmany problems to people. What is your opinion? In about 250 words, write an essay to assert your point ofview on this problem.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………THE END8 SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOHÀ TĨNHĐÁP ÁN KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNHLỚP 9 THCS NĂM HỌC 2012 - 2013Môn thi: TIẾNG ANHTổng: 20 điểm, cụ thể như sau:A. LISTENING – 3 ĐIỂMPART I: 1,5 điểm = 0,15/ 1 câu đúng1. twenty-three/ 232. blonde / blond3. blue4. average5. computer programmer6. music7.( watching ) TV8. outgoing9. music/ sports10. sports/ musicPART II: 0,7 điểm = 0,1/ 1 câu đúng1. F2. F3. F4. T5. F6. T7. T8.FPART III: 0,8 điểm = 0,1/ 1 câu đúng1. C2. C3. B4. A5. C6. D7. BB. LEXICO – GRAMMAR – 8 ĐIỂMPART IV: 4 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúng1. A2. B3. B4. D5. D6. D7. C8. D9. A10.A11. D12. B13. D14. B15. D16. C17. B18. C19. D20. APART V: 2 điểm = 0,1 / 1 câu đúng1. is used → used2. their path → its path3. great impact → greater impact4. has been → had been5. make → makes/made6. composes not only → not only composes7. rarely we stop → rarely do we stop8. have difficulty → have had difficulty9. do yearly → make yearly10. such difficult → so difficultPART VI: 1 điểm = 0,1 / 1 câu đúng1. at2. at3. for4. in5. in6. at7. in8. in9. on10. intoPART VII: 1 điểm = 0,1 / 1 câu đúng1. saying2. outspoken3. declaration4. meaningless5. writings6. editor7. rephrase8. statement9. implication10. hearsayC. READING – 4 ĐIỂMPART VIII: 2 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúng9 1. B2. B3. C4. C5. A6. A7. A8. D9. B10. DPART IX: 2 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúng1. D2. B3. C4. C5. B6. B7. D8. B9. D10. AD. WRITING – 5 ĐIỂMPart IX: 2 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúngmy student has performed in Canada.1.This will be the first time2.In six months time we will have completed this course.3.More people understand him than he expected./ has expected/ expects.4.The moment he finishes she'll have to make her presentation.5.Once Sharon finishes her exams, she will have more free time6.Neither Mary nor Peter prefers classical music to jazz.7.I had my car repaired at the garage in town.8.I will not/never speak to you (again).9.I'd rather stay in than go out.10.Ifmy student has given the performance in Canada.the questions hadn’t been easy,they wouldn’t have passed the driving test.the questions had been (more) difficult,they would have failed the driving test.It hadn’t been for the easy questions,Part X: 3 điểm- Nội dung (content): 1.5 điểm- Từ vựng (vocabulary): 0.5 điểm- Ngữ pháp (grammar): 0.5 điểm- Tính mạch lạc và trôi chảy (coherence and cohesion) + độ dài (length): 0.5 điểm10 SỞ GDĐT BẠC LIÊUĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Gồm 06 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10, 11 VÒNG TỈNHNĂM HỌC 2011 - 2012* Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH* Lớp: 10 (Bảng A)* Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)ĐỀPART 1. LISTENING (2 points)A. Listen and circle the best answer.1. This is _________ .A. a surveyB. an interviewC. a face-to-face conversationD. a chat2. The people talking __________.A. are co-workersB. are friendsC. are colleaguesD. do not know each other3. The passenger’s bags haven’t arrived because _________.A. they have been missedB. they have been postponedC. they have been taken by mistakeD. they have been stolenB. Listen again and complete the information on the form.Missing Baggage DetailsFlight number:(4) _____________ From: (5)____________Passenger Name: (6) _____________First name:(7) _____________Number of bags (8) _____________ Phone : (9) ____________Length of stay: (10) ____________ at : _Princess Hotel____PART 2. PHONETICSI. Circle the correct answer (A, B, C or D) that has the underlined letter(s) pronounceddifferently from the rest (1 point).1. A. thankB. bandC. complainD. insert2. A. laysB. saysC. staysD. plays3. A. scholarshipB. chaosC. cherishD. chorus4. A. messageB. privilegeC. collegeD. collage5. A. talkedB. nakedC. askedD. likedII. Circle the correct answer (A, B, C or D) whose main stress is placed differently fromthe others (1 point)1. A. individualB. reputationC. experienceD. scientific2. A. carpenterB. reviseC. ignoreD. traditional3. A. necessaryB. achieveC. poeticD. communicate4. A. influenceB. modernC. considerD. different5. A. containB. poisonousC. chemicalD. scientist1 PART 3. LANGUAGE FOCUSI. Circle the best answer (A, B, C or D) to complete each of the sentences below. (1point).1.There are not thing special about his clothes ………..from his flowery tie.A. butB. exceptC. otherD. apart2. I’d ……….you explained to her why we can’t go.A. betterB. ratherC. wantD. need3. I …………we meet outside the cinema tomorrow at 8.30.A. thinkB. suggestC. considerD. introduce4. I walked away as calmly as I could ………..they thought I was the thief.A. or elseB. to avoidC. owing toD. in case5. ………..the step when you go in.A. ConsiderB. MindC. AttendD. Look6. ………..of all of us who are tonight, I would like to thank Mr Jones for his talk.A. On behalfB. On accountC. In personD. Instead7. She refused to eat meat under any ………….A. circumtancesB. occasionC. opportunityD. reason8. There was nothing they could do …………….leave the car at the roadside where it hadbrokendown.A. thanB.unlessC. instead ofD. but9. To our ………..his illness proved not to be as serious as we had feared.A. anxietyB. eyesC. beliefD. judgement10. Mary Smith decided to give up her job for the …………of her children.A. sakeB. careC. meanD. concernII. Choose the best option (A, B, C or D) to complete the passage below. (1 point)PAINTINGNancy Andrews’ latest exhibition at the Seagull Gallery proves that she is one of ourmost (1) ................... painters. She has emerged from her (2) ................... phase, in which theinfluence of Picasso was apparent, and returned to a more (3) ................... style of painting,but without losing her (4) ................... sense of colour and form. She has chosen (5)................... themes for this show, and her portrait of Bacchus, for example, has a wonderful(6) ................... about it. But the most (7) ...................work is the large canvas called simply“Mars”.It is a (8) ................... study, in various shades of red and gold, and its balanced (9)...................gives it a pleasing, even restful feel, despite the (10) ................... of its subjectmatter.1. A. giftingB. giftC. giftsD. gifted2. A. cubistB. cubismC. cubicalD. cubic3. A. traditionB. traditionalC. traditionalizedD. traditionalizing4. A. delightB. delightedC. delightfulD. delighting5. A. mythologyB. mythologicC. mythologicalD. mythologious6. A. simplifyB. simplicityC. simplificationD. simple7. A. impressiveB. impressionC. impressD. impressed8. A. colouredB. colourlessC. colourD. colourful9. A. composeB. composingC. compositionD. composion10. A. violenceB. violentC. violencyD. violentlyIII. Put the words in brackets into the correct forms. (1 point)Computers have had the ability to play chess for many years now, and their………………….. (1. PERFORM) in games against the best players in the world has shownsteady improvement. However, it will be years before the designers of computer gamesmachines can beat their ………………….. (2. BIG) challenge yet – the ancient board game2 called “Go”. The playing area is ………………….. (3. CONSIDERABLE) larger than inchess and there are far more pieces, so that the combination of movies is almost endless. Thegame involves planning so many moves ahead that even the impressive calculations of thefastest modern computers are ………………….. (4. SUFFICIENT) to deal with theproblems of the game. In a recent competition for computer “Go” machines, the best machinebeat all its rivals, but lost ………………….. (5. HEAVY) to three young schoolchildren, sothere is obviously still a lot of work to do.IV. Supply the correct verb tenses of the verbs in brackets. (1 point)1. She says that she (live) …………….. in the countryside when she (be) ……………. achild.2. Oil (leak) ……………….. from a petrol tanker onto the motorway, so the police (close)…………….. off the section between Junctions 5 and 6.3. Foreign currency (convert) …………….. into sterling at a number of points in the city, butthe best rate and lowest commisson charges (provide) ………………… at banks.4. Most of the news on the front page of both daily newspapers (concern) ……………. theprogress of the peace conference.5. Why are you carrying that saw? ∼ I (shorten) ………………. the legs of the dining roomtable.V. Choose the best option (A, B, C, D) to complete each of the sentences below. (1 point)1. “Do well and do not ...................”A. look aroundB. look roundC. look upD. look down2. At this time of the year, we are always...................with applications for training course.A. snowed underB. come underC. kept underD. gone under3. I was asked to...................with a scheme to reduce the pollution caused by our factory.A. make upB. set upC. come upD. check up4. We were all too happy when he managed to...................the deal...................A. run/ throughB. go/ throughC. get/ throughD. put/ through5. I ...................to the man when I saw him collapse, but it was too late.A. stole upB. come upC. faced upD. rushed upVI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same asthe sentence printed before it (2 points)1. In my opinion you are not telling the truth.Æ I suggest that......................................................................................................................2. They reported that she was a policewoman.Æ She .....................................................................................................................................3. “I’m sorry I didn’t ring you to say I’d be late”, he said.Æ He.......................................................................................................................................4. Everyone started complaining the moment the announcement was made.Æ No sooner ..........................................................................................................................5. The only thing that prevented the passing of the bill was the death of the Prime Minister.3 Æ Had it not ..........................................................................................................................VII. Rewrite the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one, usingthe word given. Do not change the word given. (2 points)1. Your attitude will have to change if you want to succeed. (leaf).................................................................................................................................................2. You couldn’t do anything more stupid than to give up your job now. (height).................................................................................................................................................3. The trouble all came about because our computers crashed. (stemmed).................................................................................................................................................4. Do you have to wear a uniform at school? (compulsory).................................................................................................................................................5. The way many sportsmen behave in public influences their young fans. (impression).................................................................................................................................................PART 4. READINGI. Read the text below and give the word which best fits each space. (1 point)One of the greatest problems with holidays, (1)……………... from the usual travelcomplications and accommodation difficulties, (2)…………………..… the expectationspeople have of them. When we go on holiday we expect to leave all the stresses and strains ofour daily lives (3)…………….... us. We imagine we will be able to escape to(4)…………….. a degree that we even tend to believe, consciously or not, that we can changeour own personalities and become completely different people. The average business-person,tense, preoccupied, short-tempered (5)……………….. to relax, envisages herself/himself(6)……………... from the moment of locking the office door, a radically different(7)…………..…. of person: carefree, good-humoured, ready to relax and enjoy whateveradventures present (8)……………. In practice, we take ourselves with us (9)…………….. wego, and the personality that is shaped over years of stress and tension is almost impossible toshake off at a moment’s notice. It is no wonder so many holidays are a disappointment, nomatter how smoothly they go or how lovely the weather is. In fact, the frequent problems thatcrop (10)………..….. during the average holiday are probably a welcome distraction from thenagging feeling that we are not enjoying ourselves as much as we should.II. Read the passage below and circle the best answer (A, B, C or D) to each question.(3.0 points)The fertile valleys of the river Nile straddle the hot desert land of Egypt. Rain isrelatively scarce, and the summers are scorching hot. Nevertheless the strip of land, known asthe Cultivation, on either side of the Nile is reputed to be one of the most fertile places in theworld. Its rich black soil is the result of accumulation of silt deposited by the annual floodingof the Nile thousands of years ago. From June to October, the river overflowed its banks.Modern damps were then constructed to control the flooding. The floodwaters left behind a4 rich sticky black mud which made it suitable for the cultivation of crops. As long as the soilwas well irrigated, two or three crops could be grown in one season.Its rich soil led to the growth and rise of the brilliant civilization of the ancient Egyptians onthe Nile valley more than 5000 years ago. The earliest Egyptians had acquired the skills to tillthe land along the banks, drawing water from the Nile for irrigation purposes. As the villagersalong the Nile became wealthy, they embarked on projects of digging ditches andconstructing dams to control the floods.In about 3100 BC, the whole Egypt was united under the reign of King Menes. He andhis descendants made up Egypt’s first ruling family, or dynasty. His rule led to the greatdevelopment of the arts like writing, painting, architecture, and crafts. Egyptian power andinfluence were and influence were to last for the next 2000 years.The Egyptian kings had absolute powers. The king possesses all the land, and thepeasants had to surrender part of their crops to the king. An army of officials and scribes didthe task of collecting the exact amount of due from the individual farmers was united. Cropsand livestock were often seen at the storehouses surrounding the royal palaces. In return fortheir uphill task, the king paid his officials and dishes out funds for huge irrigation projects.Egypt’s trade with the outside world stretches far and wide. In return for gold,copper, gemstones, and building stores, it purchases the goods that it did not have. Timber,resins, oils, silver and slaves came from Lebanon. From Deria and Anatolia came horses,while the blue stone called lapis lazuli was imported from Mesopotamia. Strong forts wereconstructed to protect overland trade routes. Egypt held Nubia in the south for almost 800years. It served as Egypt’s most vital source of gold and slaves.1. The civilization of the ancient Egyptians was brought about by ………..A. the rich alluvial soil of the NileB. Egypt’s first ruling familyC. the highly-developed writing, painting, architecture and craftsD. Egypt’s trade with the outside world2. Egyptian slaves came from ……….A. MesopotamiaB. Syria and Anatolia C. LebanonD. Palestine3. The king was wealthy because ……….A. huge irrigation projects were set upB. farmer paid him their tributeC. he was in absolute powerD. he possessed all the land4. The writer said that the annual flooding of the Nile ………..A. helped to develop the artsB. caused an influx of foreign tradersC. needed to be controlledD. led to the discovery of new mines5. According to the passage, the king was wise ………A. to important the things that Egypt did not haveB. to pay for huge irrigation projectsC. to control the landD. to own slaves and gold6. In return for, in the first line, last paragraph, refers to ………..A. the respect Egypt receivedB. how fast the profit cameC. the protection the Egyptian army providedD. what Egypt exported7. A suitable title for this passage is ………A. The Civilization Of The Ancient EgyptiansB. The Farming Methods Of The EgyptiansC. The Might Of The Egyptian ArmyD. The Landscape Of The Egypt5 8. We know the Egyptian Empire was powerful from the ……….A. way its army fought with other invadersB. long period it extended its power and influenceC. trade and business done with other nationsD. number of crops grown in one season9. Farm crops would be ……….if there was no water for irrigation.A. harvestedB. unprotectedC. destroyedD. unavailable10. From June to October, the flood plains would be ……….A. inundated with floodwaters from the NileB. open to the building of new damsC. left to the sowing of new cropsD. raised to a higher levelPART 5. WRITING (3 points)Write a paragragh ( about 150 words) about the following topic:“ How important is music in a modern life?”................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................--- HẾT --6 SỞ GDĐT BẠC LIÊUĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Gồm 02 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10, 11 VÒNG TỈNHNĂM HỌC 2011 - 2012* Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH* Lớp: 10 (bảng A)* Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤMPART 1. LISTENINGEach correct answer gets 0.2p1. C 2. D 3. B4. UA6755. Tokyo6. Johnstone7. Bill8. 29. 555-432 10. 3PART 2. PHONETICSI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. A 2. B 3. C 4. D 5. BII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. C 2. A 3. A 4. C 5. APART 3. LANGUAGE FOCUSI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. D 2. B 3. B 4. D 5. B 6. A 7. A 8. D 9. C 10. AII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1.D2.A3.B4.C5.C6.B7.A8.D9.C10. AIII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. performance2. biggest3. considerably4. insufficient 5. heavilyIV. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. lived – was2. is leaking – are closing3. can be converted – are provided4. concerns5. am going to shortenV. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1.B2.A3.C4.D5. DVI. 2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.4p1. I suggest that you be telling the truth.2. She was reported to be a policewoman.3. He apologized (to me) for not ringing me to say he’d be late.4. No sooner had the announcement been made than everyone started complaining.5. Had it not been the death of the Prime Minister, the bill’d have been passed.VII. 2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.4p1. You will have to turn over a new leaf if you want to suceed.2. It would be the height of your stupidity to give up your job now.3. The trouble all stemmed from our computers crashing.4. Is it compulsory for you to wear a uniform at school?5. The way many sportsmen behave in public makes an impression on their young fans.PART 4. READINGI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. apart2. is3. behind4. such5. unable6. as7. kind8. themselves9. wherever 10. upII. 3 points. Each correct answer gets 0.3p1. A 2. C 3. D 4. C 5. B 6. D 7. A 8. B 9. C 10.APART 5. WRITING (3 points)From 2.75 to 3 : Excellent1 Natural Englsh with minimal errors and complete realisation of the task set.From 2 to 2,5 : GoodGood vocabulary and structure. Errors non-basic.From 1.5 to 1.75 : passSimple but accurate realisation of task. Not many errorsForm 1 to 1.25 : WeakReasonably correct with some serious errors.Form 0 to 0.75 : Very poorIncoherent.Errors showing lack of basic knowledge of English.--- HẾT---2 SỞ GDĐT BẠC LIÊUĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Gồm 06 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10, 11 VÒNG TỈNHNĂM HỌC 2011 - 2012* Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH* Lớp: 10 (Bảng B)* Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)ĐỀPART 1. LISTENING (2 points)A. Listen and circle the best answer.1. This is _________ .A. a surveyB. an interviewC. a face-to-face conversationD. a chat2. The people talking __________A. are co-workersB. are friendsC. are colleaguesD. do not know each other3. The passenger’s bags haven’t arrived because _________A. they have been missedB. they have been postponedC. they have been taken by mistakeD. they have been stolenB. Listen again and complete the information on the form.Missing Baggage DetailsFlight number:(4) _____________ From: (5)____________Passenger Name: (6) _____________First name:(7) _____________Number of bags (8) _____________ Phone : (9) ____________Length of stay: (10) ____________ at : _Princess Hotel____PART 2. PHONETICSI. Circle the correct answer (A, B, C or D) that has the underlined letter(s) pronounceddifferently from the rest (1 point).1. A. thankB. bandC. complainD. insert2. A. laysB. saysC. staysD. plays3. A. scholarshipB. chaosC. cherishD. chorus4. A. messageB. privilegeC. collegeD. collage5. A. talkedB. nakedC. askedD. likedII. Circle the correct answer (A, B, C or D) whose main stress is placed differently fromthe others (1 point)1. A. individualB. reputationC. experienceD. scientific2. A. carpenterB. reviseC. ignoreD. traditional3. A. necessaryB. achieveC. poeticD. communicate4. A. influenceB. modernC. considerD. different5. A. containB. poisonousC. chemicalD. scientistPART 3. LANGUAGE FOCUS1 I. Circle the best answer (A, B, C or D) to complete each of the sentences below. (1point).1.There are not thing special about his clothes ………..from his flowery tie.A. butB. exceptC. otherD. apart2. I’d ……….you explained to her why we can’t go.A. betterB. ratherC. wantD. need3. I …………we meet outside the cinema tomorrow at 8.30.A. thinkB. suggestC. considerD. introduce4. I walked away as calmly as I could ………..they thought I was the thief.A. or elseB. to avoidC. owing toD. in case5. ………..the step when you go in.A. ConsiderB. MindC. AttendD. Look6. ………..of all of us who are tonight, I would like to thank Mr Jones for his talk.A. On behalfB. On accountC. In personD. Instead7. She refused to eat meat under any ………….A. circumtancesB. occasionC. opportunityD. reason8. There was not thing they could do …………….leave the car at the roadside where it hadbrokendown.A. thanB.unlessC. instead ofD. but9. To our ………..his illness proved not to be as serious as we had feared.A. anxietyB. eyesC. beliefD. judgement10. Mary Smith decided to give up her job for the …………of her children.A. sakeB. careC. meanD. concernII. Choose the best option (A, B, C or D) to complete the passage below. (1 point)NATURESince the world has become (1) ..................., there has been an increase in the numberof animal species that have either become extinct or have neared (2) ................... . Bengaltigers, for instance, which once roamed the jungles in vast numbers, now (3) ...................onlyabout 2,300 and by the year 2025 their population is estimated to be down to zero. What is (4)................... about the case of the Bengal tiger is that this extinction will have been causedalmost entirely by (5) ................... who, according to some sources, are not interested inmaterial gain but in personal (6) ................... This is an example of the (7) ................... that ispart of what is causing the problem of extinction. Animals like the Bengal tiger, as well asother (8) ...................species, are a valuable part of the world’s ecosystem. International laws(9) ................... these animals must (10) ................... to ensure their survival, and the survivalof our planet.1. A. industrializedB. industryC. industrialD. industrialize2. A. extinctationB. extinctiveC. extinctD. extinction3. A. is numberingB. numberedC. numberD. is numbered4. A. alarmistB. alarmedC. alarmD. alarming5. A. poacherB. poachersC. poachorsD. poachor6. A. gratificatingB. gratifyC. gratificationD. gratifiation7. A. callousB. callouslyC. callousnessD. callosity8. A. dangeredB. endangeredC. endangerD. dangerous9. A. protectingB. protectC. protectedD. is protected10. A. be actedB. be enactedC. be enactingD. be actingIII. Put the words in brackets into the correct forms. (1 point)Air travel has become much cheaper in recent years, and ……………… (1. TOUR) go onforeign holidays in large numbers every year. The huge travel and tourism industry bringsmoney to many of the poorer countries around the world. The ……………… (2. ARRIVE)of large numbers of visitors every year requires very good organization and planning.2 However, many countries have ……………..…….. (3. DEVELOPMENT) huge touristcenter without much thought for ………………. (4. LOCATION) people and………………. (5. WILD).IV. Supply the correct verb tenses of the verbs in brackets. (1 point)1. She says that she (live) …………. in the countryside when she (be) ………..….. a child.2. Oil (leak) ………….… from a petrol tanker onto the motorway, so the police (close)…………... off the section between Junctions 5 and 6.3. Foreign currency (convert) ……….…… into sterling at a number of points in the city, butthe best rate and lowest commisson charges (provide) …………. at banks.4. Most of the news on the front page of both daily newspapers (concern) …………... theprogress of the peace conference.5. Why are you carrying that saw? ∼ I (shorten) ……….... the legs of the dining room table.V. Choose the best option (A, B, C, D) to complete each of the sentences below. (1 point)1. The doctor vaccinated the baby...................polio.A. againstB. withC. toD. without2. She threw the stone...................the dog when it started to chase her.A. toB. towardC. atD. against3. They learned to accept their stepmother...................time.A. onB. atC. allD. in4. Have you ever lost...................anybody...................a game...................tennis?A. to/ in/ ofB. to/ for/ ofC. with/ in/ ofD. to/ in/ in5. Would you like to live...................an igloo...................some time? An igloo is a housethat is made...................blocks...................snow or ice. It’s so romantic.A. in/ at/ of/ ofB. in/ for/ of/ ofC. in/ for/ of/ with D. in/ at/ by/ withVI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same asthe sentence printed before it (2 points)1. Small fishing boats continued to sail out though the coastguard had warned them not to doso.Æ Despite ...............................................................................................................................2. They’re willing to work hard and we are surprised about that.Æ We’re surprised..................................................................................................................3. If you have a better job, you get higher pay.Æ The better the job, ..............................................................................................................4. They took away his passport so that he wouldn’t leave the country.Æ They prevented ..................................................................................................................5. You will never meet anyone more generous than Mrs. Jones.Æ Mrs. Jones is the most………………………………………………………………VII. Rewrite the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one, usingthe word given. Do not change the word given. (2 points)1. Your attitude will have to change if you want to succeed. (leaf)Æ …………………………………………………………………………………………….3 2. You couldn’t do anything more stupid than to give up your job now. (height)Æ …………………………………………………………………………………………….3. The trouble all came about because our computers crashed. (stemmed)Æ …………………………………………………………………………………………….4. Do you have to wear a uniform at school? (compulsory)Æ …………………………………………………………………………………………….5. The way many sportsmen behave in public influences their young fans. (impression)Æ …………………………………………………………………………………………….PART 4. READINGI. Read the text below and give the word which best fits each space. (1 point)After living (1) …. the threat of extinction for more than 30 years, the national bird ofthe United States has been granted an official reprieve, as the bald eagle and twenty- eightother animal and plant species have been earmarked (2) …. removal from America’s list ofendangered species. The bald eagle, also known as the white-headed sea eagle, took pride ofplace at the top of a list of species likely to (3) …. taken off the endangered register in thecoming years. The proposed “delistings” are being promoted by the US interior secretary tocounter a growing feeling among Republicans that endangered species laws do not work.Charges of ineffectiveness have been (4) ….against these laws before, but more recently it haseven been suggested that the situation may actually have been (5) ….. worse by them. Therecovery of the bald eagle follows thirty-one years on the critical list. Its numbers had been(6) …. to fewer than five hundred through the use of pesticides that reacted adversely (7) ….its reproductive system. The number of nesting pairs is now estimated at five thousand. Theinterior secretary claims that the new list was a vindication of the legislation under which theeagle, a national symbol (8) …. originally from the Indians, and more than a thousand otherspecies were protected.(A spokesperson denied that it was simply a publicity stunt timed tocoincide with the swearing (9) .… of the president for his second term). Until now, fewspecies have (10)…. been removed from the list. When they were, it was usually because theyhad become extinct.II. Read the passage below and circle the best answer (A, B, C or D) to each question.(3.0 points)The fertile valleys of the river Nile straddle the hot desert land of Egypt. Rain isrelatively scarce, and the summers are scorching hot. Nevertheless the strip of land, known asthe Cultivation, on either side of the Nile is reputed to be one of the most fertile places in theworld. Its rich black soil is the result of accumulation of silt deposited by the annual floodingof the Nile thousands of years ago. From June to October, the river overflowed its banks.Modern damps were then constructed to control the flooding. The floodwaters left behind arich sticky black mud which made it suitable for the cultivation of crops. As long as the soilwas well irrigated, two or three crops could be grown in one season.4 Its rich soil led to the growth and rise of the brilliant civilization of the ancient Egyptians onthe Nile valley more than 5000 years ago. The earliest Egyptians had acquired the skills to tillthe land along the banks, drawing water from the Nile for irrigation purposes. As the villagersalong the Nile became wealthy, they embarked on projects of digging ditches andconstructing dams to control the floods.In about 3100 BC, the whole Egypt was united under the reign of King Menes. He andhis descendants made up Egypt’s first ruling family, or dynasty. His rule led to the greatdevelopment of the arts like writing, painting, architecture, and crafts. Egyptian power andinfluence were and influence were to last for the next 2000 years.The Egyptian kings had absolute powers. The king possesses all the land, and thepeasants had to surrender part of their crops to the king. An army of officials and scribes didthe task of collecting the exact amount of due from the individual farmers was united. Cropsand livestock were often seen at the storehouses surrounding the royal palaces. In return fortheir uphill task, the king paid his officials and dishes out funds for huge irrigation projects.Egypt’s trade with the outside world stretches far and wide. In return for gold,copper, gemstones, and building stores, it purchases the goods that it did not have. Timber,resins, oils, silver and slaves came from Lebanon. From Deria and Anatolia came horses,while the blue stone called lapis lazuli was imported from Mesopotamia. Strong forts wereconstructed to protect overland trade routes. Egypt held Nubia in the south for almost 800years. It served as Egypt’s most vital source of gold and slaves.1. The civilization of the ancient Egyptians was brought about by ………..A. the rich alluvial soil of the NileB. Egypt’s first ruling familyC. the highly-developed writing, painting, architecture and craftsD. Egypt’s trade with the outside world2. Egyptian slaves came from ……….A. MesopotamiaB. Syria and Anatolia C. LebanonD. Palestine3. The king was wealthy because ……….A. huge irrigation projects were set upB. farmer paid him their tributeC. he was in absolute powerD. he possessed all the land4. The writer said that the annual flooding of the Nile ………..A. helped to develop the artsB. caused an influx of foreign tradersC. needed to be controlledD. led to the discovery of new mines5. According to the passage, the king was wise ………A. to important the things that Egypt did not haveB. to pay for huge irrigation projectsC. to control the landD. to own slaves and gold6. In return for, in the first line, last paragraph, refers to ………..A. the respect Egypt receivedB. how fast the profit cameC. the protection the Egyptian army providedD. what Egypt exported7. A suitable title for this passage is ………A. The Civilization Of The Ancient EgyptiansB. The Farming Methods Of The EgyptiansC. The Might Of The Egyptian ArmyD. The Landscape Of The Egypt8. We know the Egyptian Empire was powerful from the ……….A. way its army fought with other invaders5 B. long period it extended its power and influenceC. trade and business done with other nationsD. number of crops grown in one season9. Farm crops would be ……….if there was no water for irrigation.A. harvestedB. unprotectedC. destroyedD. unavailable10. From June to October, the flood plains would be ……….A. inundated with floodwaters from the NileB. open to the building of new damsC. left to the sowing of new cropsD. raised to a higher levelPART 5. WRITING (3 points)Write a paragraph (from 150 to 200 words) about the following topic:“ The advantages and disadvantages of living in a big city”................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................--- THE END --6 SỞ GDĐT BẠC LIÊUĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Gồm 02 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10, 11 VÒNG TỈNHNĂM HỌC 2011 - 2012* Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH* Lớp: 10 (Bảng B)* Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤMPART 1. LISTENING2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. C 2. D 3. B4. UA6755. Tokyo6. Johnstone7. Bill8. 29. 555-432 10. 3PART 2. PHONETICSI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. A 2. B 3. C 4. D 5. BII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. C 2. A 3. A 4. C 5. APART 3. LANGUAGE FOCUSI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. D 2. B 3. B 4. D 5. B 6. A 7. A 8. D 9. C 10. AII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. A 2. D 3. C 4. D 5. B 6. C 7. C 8. B 9. A 10. BIII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. Tourists2. arrival3. developed 4. local5. wildlifeIV. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. lived – was2. is leaking – are closing3. can be converted – are provided4. concerns5. am going to shortenV. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1.A2.C3.D4.A5.BVI. 2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.4p1. Despite the coastguard’s warning, small fishing boats continued to sail out2. We’re surprised about their willingness to work hard3. The better the job, the higher the pay4. They prevented him from leaving the country by taking away his passport.5. Mrs. Jones is the most generous person / woman you have ever met.VII. 2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.4p1. You will have to turn over a new leaf if you want to suceed.2. It would be the height of your stupidity to give up your job now.3. The trouble all stemmed from our computers crashing.4. Is it compulsory for you to wear a uniform at school?5. The way many sportsmen behave in public makes an impression on their young fans.PART 4. READINGI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p6. reduced1. under7. with2. for8. taken/ borrwed3. be9. in4. levelled/leveled10. ever5. made1 II. 3 points. Each correct answer gets 0.3p1. A 2. C 3. D 4. C 5. B 6. D 7. APART 5. WRITING (3 points)8. B9. C10.AFrom 2.75 to 3 : ExcellentNatural Englsh with minimal errors and complete realisation of the task set.From 2 to 2,5 : GoodGood vocabulary and structure. Errors non-basic.From 1.5 to 1.75 : passSimple but accurate realisation of task. Not many errorsForm 1 to 1.25 : WeakReasonably correct with some serious errors.Form 0 to 0.75 : Very poorIncoherent.Errors showing lack of basic knowledge of English.--- HẾT---2 SỞ GDĐT BẠC LIÊUĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Gồm 06 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10, 11 VÒNG TỈNHNĂM HỌC 2011 - 2012* Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH* Lớp: 10 (Bảng B)* Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)ĐỀPART 1. LISTENING (2 points)A. Listen and circle the best answer.1. This is _________ .A. a surveyB. an interviewC. a face-to-face conversationD. a chat2. The people talking __________A. are co-workersB. are friendsC. are colleaguesD. do not know each other3. The passenger’s bags haven’t arrived because _________A. they have been missedB. they have been postponedC. they have been taken by mistakeD. they have been stolenB. Listen again and complete the information on the form.Missing Baggage DetailsFlight number:(4) _____________ From: (5)____________Passenger Name: (6) _____________First name:(7) _____________Number of bags (8) _____________ Phone : (9) ____________Length of stay: (10) ____________ at : _Princess Hotel____PART 2. PHONETICSI. Circle the correct answer (A, B, C or D) that has the underlined letter(s) pronounceddifferently from the rest (1 point).1. A. thankB. bandC. complainD. insert2. A. laysB. saysC. staysD. plays3. A. scholarshipB. chaosC. cherishD. chorus4. A. messageB. privilegeC. collegeD. collage5. A. talkedB. nakedC. askedD. likedII. Circle the correct answer (A, B, C or D) whose main stress is placed differently fromthe others (1 point)1. A. individualB. reputationC. experienceD. scientific2. A. carpenterB. reviseC. ignoreD. traditional3. A. necessaryB. achieveC. poeticD. communicate4. A. influenceB. modernC. considerD. different5. A. containB. poisonousC. chemicalD. scientistPART 3. LANGUAGE FOCUS1 I. Circle the best answer (A, B, C or D) to complete each of the sentences below. (1point).1.There are not thing special about his clothes ………..from his flowery tie.A. butB. exceptC. otherD. apart2. I’d ……….you explained to her why we can’t go.A. betterB. ratherC. wantD. need3. I …………we meet outside the cinema tomorrow at 8.30.A. thinkB. suggestC. considerD. introduce4. I walked away as calmly as I could ………..they thought I was the thief.A. or elseB. to avoidC. owing toD. in case5. ………..the step when you go in.A. ConsiderB. MindC. AttendD. Look6. ………..of all of us who are tonight, I would like to thank Mr Jones for his talk.A. On behalfB. On accountC. In personD. Instead7. She refused to eat meat under any ………….A. circumtancesB. occasionC. opportunityD. reason8. There was not thing they could do …………….leave the car at the roadside where it hadbrokendown.A. thanB.unlessC. instead ofD. but9. To our ………..his illness proved not to be as serious as we had feared.A. anxietyB. eyesC. beliefD. judgement10. Mary Smith decided to give up her job for the …………of her children.A. sakeB. careC. meanD. concernII. Choose the best option (A, B, C or D) to complete the passage below. (1 point)NATURESince the world has become (1) ..................., there has been an increase in the numberof animal species that have either become extinct or have neared (2) ................... . Bengaltigers, for instance, which once roamed the jungles in vast numbers, now (3) ...................onlyabout 2,300 and by the year 2025 their population is estimated to be down to zero. What is (4)................... about the case of the Bengal tiger is that this extinction will have been causedalmost entirely by (5) ................... who, according to some sources, are not interested inmaterial gain but in personal (6) ................... This is an example of the (7) ................... that ispart of what is causing the problem of extinction. Animals like the Bengal tiger, as well asother (8) ...................species, are a valuable part of the world’s ecosystem. International laws(9) ................... these animals must (10) ................... to ensure their survival, and the survivalof our planet.1. A. industrializedB. industryC. industrialD. industrialize2. A. extinctationB. extinctiveC. extinctD. extinction3. A. is numberingB. numberedC. numberD. is numbered4. A. alarmistB. alarmedC. alarmD. alarming5. A. poacherB. poachersC. poachorsD. poachor6. A. gratificatingB. gratifyC. gratificationD. gratifiation7. A. callousB. callouslyC. callousnessD. callosity8. A. dangeredB. endangeredC. endangerD. dangerous9. A. protectingB. protectC. protectedD. is protected10. A. be actedB. be enactedC. be enactingD. be actingIII. Put the words in brackets into the correct forms. (1 point)Air travel has become much cheaper in recent years, and ……………… (1. TOUR) go onforeign holidays in large numbers every year. The huge travel and tourism industry bringsmoney to many of the poorer countries around the world. The ……………… (2. ARRIVE)of large numbers of visitors every year requires very good organization and planning.2 However, many countries have ……………..…….. (3. DEVELOPMENT) huge touristcenter without much thought for ………………. (4. LOCATION) people and………………. (5. WILD).IV. Supply the correct verb tenses of the verbs in brackets. (1 point)1. She says that she (live) …………. in the countryside when she (be) ………..….. a child.2. Oil (leak) ………….… from a petrol tanker onto the motorway, so the police (close)…………... off the section between Junctions 5 and 6.3. Foreign currency (convert) ……….…… into sterling at a number of points in the city, butthe best rate and lowest commisson charges (provide) …………. at banks.4. Most of the news on the front page of both daily newspapers (concern) …………... theprogress of the peace conference.5. Why are you carrying that saw? ∼ I (shorten) ……….... the legs of the dining room table.V. Choose the best option (A, B, C, D) to complete each of the sentences below. (1 point)1. The doctor vaccinated the baby...................polio.A. againstB. withC. toD. without2. She threw the stone...................the dog when it started to chase her.A. toB. towardC. atD. against3. They learned to accept their stepmother...................time.A. onB. atC. allD. in4. Have you ever lost...................anybody...................a game...................tennis?A. to/ in/ ofB. to/ for/ ofC. with/ in/ ofD. to/ in/ in5. Would you like to live...................an igloo...................some time? An igloo is a housethat is made...................blocks...................snow or ice. It’s so romantic.A. in/ at/ of/ ofB. in/ for/ of/ ofC. in/ for/ of/ with D. in/ at/ by/ withVI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same asthe sentence printed before it (2 points)1. Small fishing boats continued to sail out though the coastguard had warned them not to doso.Æ Despite ...............................................................................................................................2. They’re willing to work hard and we are surprised about that.Æ We’re surprised..................................................................................................................3. If you have a better job, you get higher pay.Æ The better the job, ..............................................................................................................4. They took away his passport so that he wouldn’t leave the country.Æ They prevented ..................................................................................................................5. You will never meet anyone more generous than Mrs. Jones.Æ Mrs. Jones is the most………………………………………………………………VII. Rewrite the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one, usingthe word given. Do not change the word given. (2 points)1. Your attitude will have to change if you want to succeed. (leaf)Æ …………………………………………………………………………………………….3 2. You couldn’t do anything more stupid than to give up your job now. (height)Æ …………………………………………………………………………………………….3. The trouble all came about because our computers crashed. (stemmed)Æ …………………………………………………………………………………………….4. Do you have to wear a uniform at school? (compulsory)Æ …………………………………………………………………………………………….5. The way many sportsmen behave in public influences their young fans. (impression)Æ …………………………………………………………………………………………….PART 4. READINGI. Read the text below and give the word which best fits each space. (1 point)After living (1) …. the threat of extinction for more than 30 years, the national bird ofthe United States has been granted an official reprieve, as the bald eagle and twenty- eightother animal and plant species have been earmarked (2) …. removal from America’s list ofendangered species. The bald eagle, also known as the white-headed sea eagle, took pride ofplace at the top of a list of species likely to (3) …. taken off the endangered register in thecoming years. The proposed “delistings” are being promoted by the US interior secretary tocounter a growing feeling among Republicans that endangered species laws do not work.Charges of ineffectiveness have been (4) ….against these laws before, but more recently it haseven been suggested that the situation may actually have been (5) ….. worse by them. Therecovery of the bald eagle follows thirty-one years on the critical list. Its numbers had been(6) …. to fewer than five hundred through the use of pesticides that reacted adversely (7) ….its reproductive system. The number of nesting pairs is now estimated at five thousand. Theinterior secretary claims that the new list was a vindication of the legislation under which theeagle, a national symbol (8) …. originally from the Indians, and more than a thousand otherspecies were protected.(A spokesperson denied that it was simply a publicity stunt timed tocoincide with the swearing (9) .… of the president for his second term). Until now, fewspecies have (10)…. been removed from the list. When they were, it was usually because theyhad become extinct.II. Read the passage below and circle the best answer (A, B, C or D) to each question.(3.0 points)The fertile valleys of the river Nile straddle the hot desert land of Egypt. Rain isrelatively scarce, and the summers are scorching hot. Nevertheless the strip of land, known asthe Cultivation, on either side of the Nile is reputed to be one of the most fertile places in theworld. Its rich black soil is the result of accumulation of silt deposited by the annual floodingof the Nile thousands of years ago. From June to October, the river overflowed its banks.Modern damps were then constructed to control the flooding. The floodwaters left behind arich sticky black mud which made it suitable for the cultivation of crops. As long as the soilwas well irrigated, two or three crops could be grown in one season.4 Its rich soil led to the growth and rise of the brilliant civilization of the ancient Egyptians onthe Nile valley more than 5000 years ago. The earliest Egyptians had acquired the skills to tillthe land along the banks, drawing water from the Nile for irrigation purposes. As the villagersalong the Nile became wealthy, they embarked on projects of digging ditches andconstructing dams to control the floods.In about 3100 BC, the whole Egypt was united under the reign of King Menes. He andhis descendants made up Egypt’s first ruling family, or dynasty. His rule led to the greatdevelopment of the arts like writing, painting, architecture, and crafts. Egyptian power andinfluence were and influence were to last for the next 2000 years.The Egyptian kings had absolute powers. The king possesses all the land, and thepeasants had to surrender part of their crops to the king. An army of officials and scribes didthe task of collecting the exact amount of due from the individual farmers was united. Cropsand livestock were often seen at the storehouses surrounding the royal palaces. In return fortheir uphill task, the king paid his officials and dishes out funds for huge irrigation projects.Egypt’s trade with the outside world stretches far and wide. In return for gold,copper, gemstones, and building stores, it purchases the goods that it did not have. Timber,resins, oils, silver and slaves came from Lebanon. From Deria and Anatolia came horses,while the blue stone called lapis lazuli was imported from Mesopotamia. Strong forts wereconstructed to protect overland trade routes. Egypt held Nubia in the south for almost 800years. It served as Egypt’s most vital source of gold and slaves.1. The civilization of the ancient Egyptians was brought about by ………..A. the rich alluvial soil of the NileB. Egypt’s first ruling familyC. the highly-developed writing, painting, architecture and craftsD. Egypt’s trade with the outside world2. Egyptian slaves came from ……….A. MesopotamiaB. Syria and Anatolia C. LebanonD. Palestine3. The king was wealthy because ……….A. huge irrigation projects were set upB. farmer paid him their tributeC. he was in absolute powerD. he possessed all the land4. The writer said that the annual flooding of the Nile ………..A. helped to develop the artsB. caused an influx of foreign tradersC. needed to be controlledD. led to the discovery of new mines5. According to the passage, the king was wise ………A. to important the things that Egypt did not haveB. to pay for huge irrigation projectsC. to control the landD. to own slaves and gold6. In return for, in the first line, last paragraph, refers to ………..A. the respect Egypt receivedB. how fast the profit cameC. the protection the Egyptian army providedD. what Egypt exported7. A suitable title for this passage is ………A. The Civilization Of The Ancient EgyptiansB. The Farming Methods Of The EgyptiansC. The Might Of The Egyptian ArmyD. The Landscape Of The Egypt8. We know the Egyptian Empire was powerful from the ……….A. way its army fought with other invaders5 B. long period it extended its power and influenceC. trade and business done with other nationsD. number of crops grown in one season9. Farm crops would be ……….if there was no water for irrigation.A. harvestedB. unprotectedC. destroyedD. unavailable10. From June to October, the flood plains would be ……….A. inundated with floodwaters from the NileB. open to the building of new damsC. left to the sowing of new cropsD. raised to a higher levelPART 5. WRITING (3 points)Write a paragraph (from 150 to 200 words) about the following topic:“ The advantages and disadvantages of living in a big city”................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................--- THE END --6 SỞ GDĐT BẠC LIÊUĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Gồm 02 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10, 11 VÒNG TỈNHNĂM HỌC 2011 - 2012* Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH* Lớp: 10 (Bảng B)* Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤMPART 1. LISTENING2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. C 2. D 3. B4. UA6755. Tokyo6. Johnstone7. Bill8. 29. 555-432 10. 3PART 2. PHONETICSI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. A 2. B 3. C 4. D 5. BII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. C 2. A 3. A 4. C 5. APART 3. LANGUAGE FOCUSI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. D 2. B 3. B 4. D 5. B 6. A 7. A 8. D 9. C 10. AII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. A 2. D 3. C 4. D 5. B 6. C 7. C 8. B 9. A 10. BIII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. Tourists2. arrival3. developed 4. local5. wildlifeIV. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. lived – was2. is leaking – are closing3. can be converted – are provided4. concerns5. am going to shortenV. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1.A2.C3.D4.A5.BVI. 2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.4p1. Despite the coastguard’s warning, small fishing boats continued to sail out2. We’re surprised about their willingness to work hard3. The better the job, the higher the pay4. They prevented him from leaving the country by taking away his passport.5. Mrs. Jones is the most generous person / woman you have ever met.VII. 2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.4p1. You will have to turn over a new leaf if you want to suceed.2. It would be the height of your stupidity to give up your job now.3. The trouble all stemmed from our computers crashing.4. Is it compulsory for you to wear a uniform at school?5. The way many sportsmen behave in public makes an impression on their young fans.PART 4. READINGI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p6. reduced1. under7. with2. for8. taken/ borrwed3. be9. in4. levelled/leveled10. ever5. made1 II. 3 points. Each correct answer gets 0.3p1. A 2. C 3. D 4. C 5. B 6. D 7. APART 5. WRITING (3 points)8. B9. C10.AFrom 2.75 to 3 : ExcellentNatural Englsh with minimal errors and complete realisation of the task set.From 2 to 2,5 : GoodGood vocabulary and structure. Errors non-basic.From 1.5 to 1.75 : passSimple but accurate realisation of task. Not many errorsForm 1 to 1.25 : WeakReasonably correct with some serious errors.Form 0 to 0.75 : Very poorIncoherent.Errors showing lack of basic knowledge of English.--- HẾT---2 Së gi¸o dôc vµ ®µo t¹oh¶I d−¬ngK× thi chän häc sinh giái tØnhLíp 10 thpt n¨m häc 2012 - 2013-----------------M«n thi : TiÕng AnhThêi gian lµm bµi: 180 phót(§Ò thi gåm 05 trang)®Ò chÝnh thøcHäc sinh lµm bµi vµo tê giÊy thi. PhÇn tr¾c nghiÖm: ChØ cÇn viÕt ch÷ c¸i A hoÆc B, C, D...PhÇn tù luËn : ViÕt ®Çy ®ñ theo yªu cÇu cña bµi.(ThÝ sinh kh«ng ®−îc sö dông bÊt cø tµi liÖu g×.)A. LISTENING (15 points)H−íng dÉn phÇn thi Nghe hiÓu: Bµi nghe gåm 2 phÇn, mçi phÇn thÝ sinh ®−îc nghe 2 lÇn. Më ®Çuvµ kÕt thóc mçi phÇn nghe cã tÝn hiÖu. Mäi h−íng dÉn cho thÝ sinh (b»ng tiÕng Anh) cã trong bµinghe.Part 1. Listen to a conversation between an optometrist and a patient and fill in the form. Writeno more than 3 words or numbers for each blankPatient recordTime of appointment(1)…………………………..Given nameSimon AnthonyFamily name(2)…………………………..Date of birth(3)………………………….., 1989Address(4)………………………….., Adam Terrace, WellingtonName of insurance company(5)…………………………..Date of last eye testSeptember 2006Patient’s observationsProblems: seeing the distancePart 2:You are going to hear a travel agent discussing the holiday booking with 2 customers. Listento their conversation and decide whether the statements are True (T), False (F) or Not given (NG)StatementsTFNG6. They want to book a holiday for July7. They have decided where to go for the holiday.8. Both customers are free to travel in the first week.9. Last year, both of them visited France10. They would like to go to the mountains for skiing this year11. They don’t want to go to Italy because the dates don’t suit them.12. They don’t like to go to Sweden because there are no beaches13. It would be 385 pounds for them to visit Portugal.14. The customers prefer to visit Portugal by flight from London.15. The flight stops at Manchester on the way to Portugal.B. PHONETICS (5 points). Choose the word that has a different stress pattern from the others.16. A. communityB. developingC. conditionerD. interested17. A. continueB. importanceC. differentD. directed18. A. medicinesB. oppositeC. pollutionD. capable19. A. preservationB. inspirationC. disposableD. popularity20. A. exhaustedB. atmosphereC. suspectD. computer1 C. GRAMMAR- VOCABULARY-LANGUAGE FUNCTIONSI. Choose the word, phrase or expression which best completes each sentence (15 points).21. Hoa: “Are you going to buy a new computer or just continue using the old one?”Mary: “_________”A. Yes, I am.B. Yes, I’d like one. Thank you.C. That’s impossible. I can’t afford a new one.D. Neither. I’m going to lease one.22. Mr. Black: “What a lovely house you have!”Mr John: “_________”A. No problemB. Thank you. Hope you will drop in.C. Of course not, it’s not costlyD. I think so.23. You have never been to Italy, ________?A. have youB. haven’t youC. did youD. had you24. You can’t tell what someone is like just from their ________.A. characterB. lookingC. appearanceD. personality25. “How is it going?” - “________”A. By bikeB. Not muchC. It sounds betterD. Mustn’t grumble26. ________ a dentist, Mike is very concerned about having healthy teeth.A. BecauseB. He isC. AsD. That he is27. ________, you need to achieve a score of 60% or more.A. To pass this testB. For being passed this testC. In order pass this testD. So that to pass this test28. As a famous person ________ many children admire, it is important for her to act responsibly.A. whoseB. whomC. whichD. when29. The brochure says that the hotel has a great ________ of the sea.A. appearanceB. lookC. sightD. view30. Our new coach is popular ________ the whole team.A. withB. toC. byD. for31. As soon as you ________ that, I’d like you to go to bed.A. have doneB. didC. will doD. will have done32. Margaret was slow at school, but she went on ________ Prime Minister.A. beingB. to beC. having beenD. to have been33. In 1870, ________, John D. Rockefeller and others created the Standard Oil Company.A. in spite of oil prices fluctuatedB. despite fluctuating oil pricesC. but the oil prices fluctuatedD. oil prices were fluctuating34. They’re staying in rented accommodation for the time ________.A. goingB. makingC. doingD. being35. “I have an idea. Let’s go for a swim on Sunday afternoon”. - “________”A. OK, what time? B. You’re kiddingC. I knowD. I’m sureII. Give the correct form of the words in brackets (10 points).36. We found it ____________ (thrill) to your wonderful news.37. He left the room without any ____________ (explain).38. He didn’t feel happy because he worked ____________ (success).39. Many people expressed ____________ (disagree) with the whole idea.40. There was a ____________ (wide) dissatisfaction with the government’s policies.41. Her health has ____________ (bad) considerably since we last saw her.42. A lot of plants and animals could be used as medicines against cancer, AIDS, heart diseases andother ____________ (sick).43. He was ____________ (information) of the consequences in advance.44. I was kept ____________ (wake) last night by the noise from a party in the flat above.45. This road is so bad that it needs ____________ (surface).III. Choose the underlined word or phrase in each sentence that needs correcting (5 points).46. Last week unless my mother had had enough money, she would have bought that toy for me.ABCD47. It often takes me about fifteen minutes to go to work from here by foot.ABCD48. Those people say that it is such polluted air that they can’t breath, don’t they?ABCD2 49. It is noisy enough in this room, so I would rather you stop shouting like that.ABCD50. Dr. Roberts, the first woman to be elected president of the university, is intelligent, capable andABawareness of the problem to be solved.CDD. READINGI. There are 5 blanks in the passage below. From the words given in the box, choose the mostsuitable for each blank. There are more words than blanks, so you don’t need all of them. (5points).A. terribleB. sizeC. hopeD. wrongE. looseF. problemG. wantChoosing clothes can be difficult. Some people (51)________ to be fashionable, but they don’t wantto look exactly like everybody else. Not all clothes are suitable for work or school, perhaps because theyare not formal enough, or simply not comfortable. It is easy to buy the (52)_________ size, and find thatyour trousers are too tight, especially if you are a little bit overweight. Very (53)________ clothes makeyou feel slim, but when they have shrunk in the washing machine, then you have the same(54)________! If you buy light cotton clothes, then they might not be warm enough for winter. If yourshoes are not tight, and if you aren’t dressed for the cold, you might look good, but feel (55)________!II. Read the following passage and decide which option A, B, C or D best fits each space.(10 points)Schools in the United States have not always had a large number of libraries. As (56)________as1958 about half of the public schools in the United States had no libraries at all. The number of publicschool libraries increased dramatically (57)_______ the federal government passed the Elementary andSecondary Education Act of 1965, ( 58)_______ provided funds for school districts to improve theireducation programs and facilities, including their libraries. (59) ________, many educators claim thatsince the legislation was passed federal spending has not increased sufficiently to meet the rising(60)______ of new library technologies such as computer databases and Internet access.Because the federal government provides only limited funds to schools, individual school districts(61) _______ on funds from local property taxes to meet the vast majority of public school expenses.Therefore, the libraries of the public schools tend to reflect the (62) ______ capabilities of thecommunities in which they are located. Districts in wealthy suburbs often have fully staffed libraries (63)_______ abundant resources, spacious facilities, and curricular and instructional support. In (64)______, school districts in many poor areas house their libraries in ordinary classrooms or in smallrooms. The libraries in such areas are generally staffed by volunteers, who organize and (65) ______books that are often out-of-date, irrelevant, or damaged.D. newlyB. recentlyC. frequently56. A. freshlyC. duringD. when57. A. thoughB. withD. thisB. whoC. which58. A. thatD. OtherwiseC. ConsequentlyB. Therefore59. A. NeverthelessD. sumC. costB. fee60. A. fineD. stayC. relyB. come61. A. goD. financialC. politicalB. economical62. A. educationalD. byB. withC. on63. A. forC. contrastD. conflict64. A. countryB. converseD. maintainC. containB. obtain65. A. attainIII. Read the passage and choose the correct answer A, B, C or D(10 points).Before the mid-nineteenth century, people in the United States ate most foods only in season.Drying, smoking and salting could preserve meat for a short time, but the availability of fresh meat, likethat of fresh milk, was very limited; there was no way to prevent spoilage. But in 1810, a French inventornamed Nicolas Appert developed the cooking-and-sealing process of canning. And in the 1850’s anAmerican named Gail Borden developed a means of condensing and preserving milk. Canned goodsand condensed milk became more common during the 1860’s, but supplies remained low because canshad to be made by hand. By 1880, however, inventors had fashioned stamping and soldering machines3 that mass-produced cans from tinplate. Suddenly all kinds of food could be preserved and bought at alltimes of the year.Other trends and inventions had also helped make it possible for Americans to vary their daily diets.Growing urban population created demand that encouraged fruit and vegetable farmers to raise moreproduce. Railroad refrigerator cars enabled growers and meat packers to ship perishables greatdistances and to preserve them for longer periods. Thus, by the 1890’s, northern city dwellers couldenjoy southern and western strawberries, grapes, and tomatoes, previously available for a month atmost, for up to six months of the year. In addition, increased use of iceboxes enabled families to storeperishables. As easy means of producing ice commercially had been invented in the 1870’s, and by1900 the nation had more than two thousand commercial ice plants, most of which made homedeliveries. The icebox became a fixture in most homes and remained so until the mechanizedrefrigerator replaced it in the 1920’s and 1930’s.Almost everyone now had a more diversified diet. Some people continued to eat mainly foods thatwere heavily in starches or carbohydrates, and not everyone could afford meat. Nevertheless, manyfamilies could take advantage of previously unavailable fruits, vegetables, and dairy products to achievemore varied fare.66. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. Causes of food spoilageB. Commercial production of iceC. Population movements in the nineteenth centuryD. Inventions that led to changes in the American diet67. The phrase “in season” in line 1 refers toA. a particular time of yearB. a kind of weatherC. an official scheduleD. a method of flavoring68. During the 1860’s, canned food products wereA. unavailable in rural areasB. available in limited quantitiesC. shipped in refrigerator carsD. a staple part of the American diet.69. It can be inferred that railroad refrigerator cars came into useA. before 1860B. before 1890C. after 1900D. after 192070. The word” them” in line 13 refers toA. refrigerator carsB.growersC. perishablesD. distances.71. The word” fixture” in line 18 is closest in meaning toA. commonplace objectB. substanceC. luxury itemD. mechanical device72.The author implies that in the 1920’s and 1930’s home deliveries of iceA. increased in costB. occurred only in the summerC. decreased in numberD. were on an irregular schedule73. The word “ Nevertheless” in line 21 is closest meaning toA. occasionallyB. howeverC. thereforeD. because74. Which of the following types of food preservation was NOT mentioned in the passage?A. DryingB. Chemical additives C. CanningD. Cold storage75. Which of the following statements is supported by the passage?A. Most farmers in the United States raised only fruits and vegetables.B. People who lived in cities demanded home delivery of foods.C. Tin cans and iceboxes helped to make many foods more widely available.D. Commercial ice factories were developed by railroad ownersE. WritingI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as thesentences printed before. (5 points)76. Having nothing else to do, we decided to go for a walk.- Since.............................................................................................................................77. She was not only bad-tempered but also very lazy.- As well ........................................................................................................................78. “ Nothing will persuade me to apply for that kind of job.” She said._ She flatly.......................................................................................................................79. The school I studied at last year was better than this one.- This school isn’t.............................................................................................................80. You must leave now, or you’ll miss the bus.- You’ll miss......................................................................................................................4 II. Use the suggested words and phrases to write complete sentences of a letter. (10 points)Dear Sir or Madam.81. I/ write/ complain/ hair drier/ buy/ your shop/ last Saturday/ and/ treatment/ I receive/ when/ I try/return/ a few days later.82.I buy/ hair drier/ Wednesday, November 22nd.83. first time/ try/ use/ handle become/ extremely hot/ and within a few minutes/ part/ plastic casing/begin/ melt.84. I turn/ off/ immediately/ return/ with/ receipt/ your shop/ Saturday.85. I explain/ situation/ one/ assistants/ ask/ money back/ but / be told/ speak/ you.86. Unfortunately you/ not available/ that day/ I/ write instead.87. I enclose/ hair drier/ copy of/ original receipt.88. Please send/ full fund/ soon/ possible.Yours faithfully,III. Write a paragraph of about 120 words on the following topic: ( 10 points)What club do you want to be founded in your school? Why?========== The end ==========Hä vµ tªn thÝ sinh: ...................................................Sè b¸o danh ................Hä tªn, ch÷ ký gi¸m thÞ 1: .................................. Hä tªn, ch÷ ký gi¸m thÞ 2: .................................5 HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM ĐỀ THI HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 10M«n TiÕng Anh - n¨m häc 2012-2013A. LISTENING: ( 15 points) ( 1 point for each correct answer)Part 1.1. 10 am2. Lee 3. June 1st 4. University Hall 5. Health for LifePart 2:6. T 7. F 8. F 9. T 10. NG 11. T 12. NG 13. T 14. F 15. NGB. PHONETICS: ( 5 points) ( 1 point for each correct answer)16. D 17. C 18. C 19. C 20. BC. GRAMMAR – VOCABULARY – LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS.I. Choose the word, phrases or expression which best completes each sentence. ( 15 points)( 1 point for each correct answer)21. D29. D22. B30.A23. A31. A24. C32. B25. D33. B26. A34. D27. A35.A28.BII. Give the correct form of the words in brackets. (10 points)(1 point for each correct answer)36. THRILLING37. EXPLANATION38. UNSUCCESSFULLY39. DISAGREEMENTS40. WIDESPREAD41. WORSENED42. SICKNESSES43. INFORMED44. AWAKE45. RESURFACINGIII. Choose the underlined word or phrases in each sentence that needs correcting. ( 5 points)(1 point for each correct answer)46.A47. D48. C49. D50.CD. READING:I. There are 5 blanks in the passage below. From the words given in the box, choose the mostsuitable for each blank. There are more words than blanks, so you don’t need all of them. ( 5points) (1 point for each correct answer)51. G52.D53.E54.F55.AII. Read the following passage and decide which option A, B, C or D best fits each space. ( 10points)(1 point for each correct answer)56. B57. D58. C59. A60. C61. C62. D63. B64. C65. DIII. Read the passage and choose the correct answer. ( 10 points)(1 point for each correct answer)66.D 67. A68. B69.B 70.C71.A72.C73.B 74.B 75.CE. WRITING.I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as thesentence printed before it. ( 5 points).( 1 point for each correct answer)76. Since we had nothing else to do, we decided to go for a walk.6 Or (Since we didn’t have anything else to do, we decided to go for a walk.)77. As well as being bad-tempered, she’s very lazy.78. She flatly refused to apply for that kind of job.79. This school isn’t as/so good as the one ( that/which) I studied at last year.Or (This school isn’t as/so good as the one at which/ where I studied last year.)80. You’ll miss the bus if you don’t leave now.Or (You’ll miss the bus unless you leave now.)II. Use the words or phrases suggested to write full sentences to make a letter. ( 10 points)Dear Sir or Madam.81. I am writing to complain about the/a hair drier (0.5)( which/that I) bought in your shop lastSaturday(0.5) and the treatment (which/that) I received (0.5)when trying/I tried to return it a fewdays later.(0.5)82. I bought the hair drier(0.5) on Wednesday, November 22nd.(0.5)83. The first time I tried to use it,(0.5) the handle became extremely hot (0.5)and within a fewminutes part of the plastic casing began to melt.(0.5)84. I turned it off immediately (0.5)and returned it with the receipt to your shop on Saturday.(0.5)85. I explained the situation to one of the/ your assistants (0.5)and asked for my/the money back(0.5)but I was told (that I had) to speak to you.(0.5)86. Unfortunately, you were not available that day,(0.5) so I am writing instead.(0.5)87. I enclose the hair drier(0.5) and a/the copy of the original receipt.(0.5)88. Please send me a full refund (0.5) as soon as possible (0.5)Yours faithfully.III. Write a paragraph of about 120 words on the following topic. ( 10p)Gîi ý phÇn cho ®iÓm chi tiÕt nh− sau:1. Form: (paragraph) (1 point) (§o¹n v¨n kh«ng xuèng dßng - §ñ sè tõ )2. Content: (4 points )Good topic sentence (0.5 p) and appropriate supporting ideas (3.5 points)3. Language: (5 pts)+ Appropriate vocabulary (1.5p)+ Suitable connectors (0.5)+ Correct grammar (2.5 p)+ Punctuating/ Spelling (0.5p)Chó ý: Tæng sè ®iÓm lµ 100, sau ®ã qui vÒ thang ®iÓm 10, vµ lµm trßn ®Õn sèthËp ph©n thø nhÊt.______________________7 SỞ GD&ĐT HÀ NỘICỤM TRƯỜNG THPTBA ĐÌNH – TÂY HỒĐỀ THI OLYMPIC NĂM HỌC 2011-2012Môn Tiếng Anh - Lớp 10Thời gian làm bài: 120 phút, không kể thời gian giao đề.Đề thi gồm 05 trang.Đề thi gồm 05 trang. Thí sinh làm bài vào tờ giấy thi và không được dùng bất cứ loại từ điển nàoQuestion 1→10. Choose and circle the word or phrase that best completes each sentence1. I was passing their house, so I __________Claire and MichaelA dropped inB came up with C got on withD run into2. I don’t really___________winter sports very muchA deal withB face up toC go in forD get round to3. The attorney told his client that___________A they had little chance of winning the caseB it was nearly impossible to win him the caseC the case was of a small chance to winD the case had a minimum chance to be won by him4. One of the professor’s greatest attributes is_____________A when he gives lecturesB how in the manner that he lecturesC the way which give lecturesD his ability to lecture5.____________better working conditionsA What’s interesting the workers most isB What’s interested the workers most isC What interest the workers most isD What interests the workers most is6. The concert was given____________the auspices of the Y.M.C.A.A onB withC throughD under7. Her mother’s illness cast a cloud__________her wedding dayA overB forC inD on8. She did six hours’____________studying a day for her examA solidB heavyC strongD big9. The weather was fine and everyone was________the coastA going in forB making forC joining inD seeing about10. There isn’t any sugar, I’m afraid. You’ll have to_________A run outB put up withC do withoutD make forQuestion 11→20. Replace each italicized verb or phrase with the correct form of a synonymous phrasal verb.back downbring upcrop updwell onfall offget roundhave onlook tomake outpick uprun acrossstand up totake totrack downturn out11. One of the boys from my class objects to taking part in the performance and I don’t really know how topersuade him. __________12. The question was so delicate and problematic that there was nobody willing to mention it. ________13. Your report deals too much with the side effects of the venture. Why not write more about its good points?_______14. This automobile manufacture produces about a thousand cars a year, half of which are exported. ____15. Even the extensive advertising campaign hasn’t prevented the demand for our printers from decreasing._________16. “She says she’s going to be a medicine student”“Oh, don’t believe her. She’s deceiving you”. ________17. I’d had no idea there were jewels hidden in my attic. I just found them completely by chance. _____18. Don’t worry, he only pretends that he is such a strict teacher. _____19. After two-hour search, the hunters decided to give up following the stags. ______20. We were convinced Patrick would get to like the moment he met him.______Question 21→30. Give the correct form of the words given - A Musical GeniusFor many people Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is the most influential figure in the history of westernclassical music. His (21. ORDINARY)___ talent was already clearly evident as a young man, (22. MERCY)___surviving a somewhat unconventional (23. BRING)___ during which his eccentric father would often force him totake music lessons in the middle of the night. The young Beethoven's ability won him the admiration of the leadingcontemporary musical figures. Throughout the 1790s he worked hard to secure the interest of wealthy patrons.Such patronage (24. ABLE)___ him to concentrate on becoming a successful composer. Whatever his aweinspiring musical (25. ACHIEVE)___, however, his personal life was something of a disaster. His day-to-day (26.RELATE) ___ with people invariably turned out to be rather turbulent. Although he apparently fell in love with a1 number of society women, the identity of the girl who lay closest to his heart remains (27. ELUDE)__ to this day.However, just at the point when Beethoven was beginning to reap the rewards of his early endeavours, he had tocome to terms with the crushing (28. REALISE)___that his increasing deafness was (29. CURE)____ . From thatpoint on, his music displayed a (30. STRIKE)___change in style, becoming both heavier in tone and larger in scale.Q31→35. Think of ONE word only which can be used appropriately in all THREE sentences.31 - You need to____all applications before shutting down your computer- Should the factory____down, 100 people will lose their jobs- Mike’s had three car accidents, plus a few other pretty____shaves32 - It’s just a ____to them. They don’t care what happens- John gave the____away by laughing when Jim walked in- We’ve been in this____for twenty years33 - Susan is not the____to get annoyed- Open up the accounts database, and____in the amount of each order- Your hair____requires a specific shampoo34 - We sat and talked by the____of the fire- They set out at first____for the summit- These discoveries may throw new____on the origins of man.35 - Could you do me a ____and hold the door open while I bring in the shopping?- All those in____of the proposal please raise your hand.- After being out of fashion for years the painter is now in ____ with the critics.Q 36 → 40. Choose the word in each group that has different stress pattern36. A graduateB impressionC applicantD category37. A beautifyB geologyC photographD enemy38. A classifyB humidifyC personifyD solidify39. A academicB fantasticC terrificD historic40. A sacrificeB complimentC nurseryD determineQ 41→45 Choose one word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.41. A. brownB. downC. nowD. shown42. A. stagnantB. expandC. eventuallyD. landlord43. A. competeB. fetchC. separateD. yell44. A. minuteB. muddyC. fu n n yD. number45. A. diedB. continuedC. contentedD. followedQ46 →57 Fill in each blank with one suitable wordToo Good to be TrueSome say you can do it in seven days, others promise success in 24 hours, or you may prefer to take your time anddo it in 5 weeks. What are we talking about? Believe it (46)__ not, these periods (47) __time refer to languagelearning courses that promise excellent results in less time (48)__it takes to say 'Bonjour'! However, theadvertisements of these companies are not necessarily (49) __best guide and if you don't know what to look for in agood course you could be left with little (50) __than a large bill. A complaint was recently made to a consumerrights group (51) __ WhizzLearn Systems, a language school chain, and the company has been forced to remove itsclaim that its technique is ten times better than any (52) __method. The Managing Director of WhizLearn Systemssaid “(53)__ we still believe our claim is true, we are willing to change our advert. But the fact remains, if youspend 3 hours (54) __day for 5 weeks on our language course you will soon be speaking the language. What we(55) __have done was to make (56) __ clearer in the advert. Then we wouldn't (57) __had these annoyingcomplaints"Q58→64. Choose the most suitable sentence from the list A-H for each part (58-64) of the article. There is oneextra sentence which you do not need to use.Career success in the artsJohn Prince, famous dancer and choreographer, gives advice on how to succeed in a career in the arts.I asked John how he got started and what requirements there are. "Well, to be a professional dancer it's useful tohave had acting lessons or some background in drama. If you want to succeed in musical theatre you have to have agood singing voice as well. When you approach an agent you should take a portfolio with your CV, your statisticssheet and some good photos and reviews of past performances. You'll need dance clothes, ballet shoes, tap shoes,and even roller skates depending on what kind of show you are going to go for." 58 ____ "Of course, you need tobe extremely fit if you want to be a professional dancer. I dance or move about for about six hours a day. There aregreat health benefits to being a dancer. I can eat a lot of pasta without gaining weight because dancing increasesyour metabolism so much." 59____ John has a very busy schedule in the next few months. He took time out tospeak to me today from the making of a pop video to promote N-ergy's latest record. "I choreographed the danceroutine for the boys and they only had 2 days in which to learn it! I am going to be working on a video for another2 well known band - but that's top secret. Next month I'll be touring Spain in a production of a musical that waswritten by a friend of mine, Michaela Evans. 60____As for the future, I've come to realise that I would never becontent to be just a chorus dancer - I'm too much of an individual for that. Like all artists I'd love to become ahousehold name by writing and choreographing my own musicals." John was born in Jamaica to a Jamaican fatherand a Scottish mother but the family emigrated to England 20 years ago. "I have a little sister I adore, who is alsotraining to be a dancer." How does it feel to have someone else following in your footsteps? 61____ Has he muchmore to learn, I wondered. "I've spent an incredible amount of my life training to get where I am. I went to collegefor two years in England, I trained for six months in Paris and about eight months in America. But you never reallystop training or learning your art." 62____ So, would you say it's been plain sailing? "I feel I've been lucky to adegree; many people hit problems breaking into the arts. It can be a vicious circle really. You can't become amember of Equity, which is the actors' and dancers' union, without good contracts and you can't get good contractswithout being a member of Equity. My advice to people who want to get into the arts would be to go out into theworld, and try everything else first. 63 ____ What has a dance career done for you as a person? "Thanks to dancing,I've visited and performed in 23 countries so far. This has opened my eyes to the world, and I've been able tounderstand issues like racism and inequality from a wider perspective. 64 ____ "So all in all I'm really happy to bea dancer!"A It's fine, but I try not to give out too much advice as it gets irritating!B And if nothing you like comes out of it, then come back and be an actor or dancer.C Without a strict daily timetable like this you find yourself wasting too much time.D After that it's back to England to start a new term of dance classes.E Hopefully this has enabled me to become a better and more tolerant person as a result.F When it comes to coping with stress, I find that exercise helps me to cope with my problems, so I stay in goodshape mentally as well.G Like any profession where you're always travelling, you tend to acquire something new almost every day.H Being fully equipped with all this stuff beforehand makes it easier when you go for auditions.Q65 →79 Choose the appropriate words to complete the following passageWHALESHow far would you travel for a good meal? If you were a humpback whale, the answer would be fivethousand miles. These large sea animals travel at least that far from their winter home off the (65)__ of Columbiato their summer (66) __ areas off Antarctica. The distance covered by some types of whale is amazing, especiallywhen you (67) __ their enormous size. The blue whale is the largest animal that has ever (68) __ and it can weighas much as thirty elephants. It (69) __ as no surprise, therefore, to hear that ancient folk legends tell of sailors (70)__ these creatures for islands. The more we (71) __ about whales, the more wonderful they seem. Some species can(72) __ their breath for more than an hour and dive to a (73) __ of over 200 metres. They use a system of sounds(74) __ as echo-location to find the fish they eat and they have further sounds to keep in (75) __ with each other.The noises they (76) __ can travel hundred of miles under water. Some species seem to sing complicated songswhich (77) __ of a number of separate themes, sung in a specific order which can (78) __ up to half an hour ormore. If you ever get the (79) __ to see one of these great creatures in the wild, you will understand why they haveinspired so many legends.65 A beachB coastC seasideD ground66 A feedingB diningC eatingD chewing67 A viewB thinkC considerD believe68 A beenB stayedC bornD lived69 A getsB comesC goesD seems70 A supposingB mixingC confusingD mistaking71 A find outB look outC show upD turn up72 A storeB keepC holdD save73 A depthB lengthC widthD breadth74 A calledB knownC referredD named75 A reachB touchC callD range76 A provideB proposeC processD produce77 A consistB composeC includeD involve78 A longB lastC playD give79 A breakB choiceC chanceD luckQ80 →87. You are going to read three different opinions from leading scientists about the future of fuel. For thequestions below, choose from the writers A-C. The writers may be chosen more than once.A. Howard Bloom, Author: Even though most people are convinced that peak oil has already passed, to me, peakoil is just a hypothesis. There is a theory that carbon molecules can be found in interstellar gas clouds, comets andin space ice, and if this is the case, our planet could ooze oil for ever. And even if we stay earthbound, those who3 say we have raped the planet of all its resources are wrong. There's a huge stock of raw materials we haven't yetlearned to use. There are bacteria two miles beneath our feet which can turn solid granite into food. If bacteria cando it, surely we creatures with brains can do it better. As far as the near future of energy is concerned, I believe themost promising alternative fuels are biofuels, such as ethanol. It's an alcohol made from waste products such as thebark of trees, woodchips, and other 'waste materials'. And that's not the only waste that can create energy. Myfriend in the biomass industry is perfecting an energy-generation plant which can run on human waste. We producethat in vast quantities, and it's already gathered in centralised locations.B. Michael Lardelli, Lecturer in Genetics at The University of Adelaide: Nothing exists on this planet withoutenergy. It enables flowers and people to grow and we need it to mine minerals, extract oil or cut wood and then toprocess these into finished goods. So the most fundamental definition of money is as a mechanism to allow theexchange and allocation of different forms of energy. Recently, people have been using more energy than everbefore. Until 2005 it was possible to expand our energy use to meet this demand. However, since 2005 oil supplyhas been in decline, and at the same time, and as a direct result of this, the world's economy has been unable toexpand, leading to global recession. With the world's energy and the profitability of energy production in decline atthe same time, the net energy available to support activities other than energy procurement will decrease. We couldincrease energy production by diverting a large proportion of our remaining oil energy into building nuclear powerstations and investing in renewable forms of energy. However, this is very unlikely to happen in democraticnations, because it would require huge, voluntary reductions in living standards. Consequently, the world economywill continue to contract as oil production declines. With energy in decline, it will be impossible for everyone in theworld to become wealthier. One person's increased wealth can only come at the expense of another person'sworsened poverty.C. Jeroen van der Veer, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell: People are understandably worried about a futureof growing energy shortages, rising prices and international conflict for supplies. These fears are not withoutfoundation. With continued economic growth, the world's energy needs could increase by 50% in the next 25 years.However, I do not believe that the world is running out of energy. Fossil fuels will be able to meet growing demandfor a long time in the future. Taking unconventional resources into account, we are not even close to peak oil. Thepriority for oil companies is to improve efficiency, by increasing the amount of oil recovered from reservoirs. Atpresent, just over a third is recovered. We can also improve the technology to control reservoir processes andimprove oil flow. However, these projects are costly, complex and technically demanding, and they depend onexperienced people, so it is essential to encourage young people to take up a technical career in the energy industry.Meanwhile, alternative forms of energy need to be made economically viable. International energy companies havethe capability, the experience and the commercial drive to work towards solving the energy problem so they willplay a key role. But it is not as simple as merely making scientific advances and developing new tools; thechallenge is to deliver the technology to people worldwide. Companies will need to share knowledge and use theirideas effectively.Which writer80. believes oil will be available for many more years _____81. believes that from now on, less oil is available _____82. believes there are ways to obtain energy that we have not yet discovered _____83. sees a great potential in natural fuels _____84. believes the fuel crisis will cause the poor to become poorer _____85. sees energy and the economy as intrinsically linked _____86. believes that better technology can help to maintain oil production levels _____87. thinks that oil companies are responsible for developing other types of energy _____Q 88→ 94. Complete the following sentences so that the second sentence has a similar meaning to the firstsentence. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the words given.88. On business trips, I prefer driving home to staying in a hotel overnightratherOn business trips, I’d __________________________ in a hotel overnight89. Jack found it difficult to control his skis on the steep slope.underJack found it difficult to_________________________ on the steep slope.90. My views on this subject are exactly the same as yours.differenceThere ________________________ my views on this subject and yours.91. They will be selling tickets for the concert during the lunch hour.saleTickets for the concert will __________________ during the lunch hour.92. I regret not contacting Brian when I was in Dublin.touchI wish that I _____________________ Brian when I was in Dublin.93. In my opinion, these two kinds of music are completely different from each othercomparisonIn my opinion, there is _________________________these two kinds of music.94. I arrived late because I missed the 10.30 trainturned4 If I’d caught the 10.30 train, I _____________________timeQ 95→ 100. Complete the following sentences so that the second sentence has a similar meaning to the firstsentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given.95. Nobody expected her to lose, but she did.against_____________________________________________________96. Peter always trusts me with his secretsinPeter_________________________________________________97. I thought it was marvellous that Jane could jump so high.atI _____________________________________________________98. Danny was asked to leave the school for bad behaviourfromDanny was _____________________________________________99. They didn’t punish Karen, only gave her a warninggotKaren _________________________________________________100. Gary is proud of the fact that he is never late.onGary prides_____________________________________________------------------------THE END -------------------5 HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM ĐỀ THI OLYMPIC KHỐI 10 - MÔN THI: Tiếng AnhTổng số câu toàn bài 100 x 0,2= 20 điểm. Làm tròn đến 0,251. A dropped in44 A minute2. C go in for45 C contented3. A they had little chance of46 or4. D his ability to lecture47 of5. D What interests the workers most is48 than6. D under49 the7. A over50 more8. A solid51 against/ about/ concerning9. B making for52 other/ similar10. C do without53 Although/ While/ Whilst11. get round54 a/ per/ every12. bring it up55 should/ could13. dwells on56 it/ this/ things14. turns out57 have15. falling off58H16. having you on59F17. ran across60D18. makes out61A19. tracking down62G20. take to63B21 extraordinary64E22 mercifully65 B coast23 upbringing66 A feeding24 enabled67 C consider25 achievement (s)68 D lived26 relationships69 B comes27 elusive70 D mistaking28 realization71 A find out29 incurable72 C hold30 striking73 A depth31 close74 B known32 game75 B touch33 type76 D produce34 light77 A consist35 favour78 B last36 B impression79 C chance37 B geology80 C38 A classify81 B39 A academic82 A40 D determine83 A41 D shown84 B42 C eventually85 B43 A compete86 C87 C88 rather drive home than stay89 keep/ get/ have his skis under control90 is no difference between/ is not any difference between91 be/ go on sale92 had been/ got/ kept in touch with93 no (possible) comparison (at all) between94 would have turned up on/ in time95. Against everybody's expectation, she lost.96. Peter always confides in me97. I was marvelled at Jane’s ability to jump so high98. Danny was expelled from school for bad behaviour6 99. Karen got off with a warning100. Gary prides himself on always being early7 SỞ GD&ĐT HÀ NỘICỤM TRƯỜNG THPTBA ĐÌNH – TÂY HỒĐỀ THI OLYMPIC NĂM HỌC 2011-2012Môn Tiếng Anh - Lớp 10Thời gian làm bài: 120 phút, không kể thời gian giao đề.Đề thi gồm 05 trang.Đề thi gồm 05 trang. Thí sinh làm bài vào tờ giấy thi và không được dùng bất cứ loại từ điển nàoQuestion 1→10. Choose and circle the word or phrase that best completes each sentence1. I was passing their house, so I __________Claire and MichaelA dropped inB came up with C got on withD run into2. I don’t really___________winter sports very muchA deal withB face up toC go in forD get round to3. The attorney told his client that___________A they had little chance of winning the caseB it was nearly impossible to win him the caseC the case was of a small chance to winD the case had a minimum chance to be won by him4. One of the professor’s greatest attributes is_____________A when he gives lecturesB how in the manner that he lecturesC the way which give lecturesD his ability to lecture5.____________better working conditionsA What’s interesting the workers most isB What’s interested the workers most isC What interest the workers most isD What interests the workers most is6. The concert was given____________the auspices of the Y.M.C.A.A onB withC throughD under7. Her mother’s illness cast a cloud__________her wedding dayA overB forC inD on8. She did six hours’____________studying a day for her examA solidB heavyC strongD big9. The weather was fine and everyone was________the coastA going in forB making forC joining inD seeing about10. There isn’t any sugar, I’m afraid. You’ll have to_________A run outB put up withC do withoutD make forQuestion 11→20. Replace each italicized verb or phrase with the correct form of a synonymous phrasal verb.back downbring upcrop updwell onfall offget roundhave onlook tomake outpick uprun acrossstand up totake totrack downturn out11. One of the boys from my class objects to taking part in the performance and I don’t really know how topersuade him. __________12. The question was so delicate and problematic that there was nobody willing to mention it. ________13. Your report deals too much with the side effects of the venture. Why not write more about its good points?_______14. This automobile manufacture produces about a thousand cars a year, half of which are exported. ____15. Even the extensive advertising campaign hasn’t prevented the demand for our printers from decreasing._________16. “She says she’s going to be a medicine student”“Oh, don’t believe her. She’s deceiving you”. ________17. I’d had no idea there were jewels hidden in my attic. I just found them completely by chance. _____18. Don’t worry, he only pretends that he is such a strict teacher. _____19. After two-hour search, the hunters decided to give up following the stags. ______20. We were convinced Patrick would get to like the moment he met him.______Question 21→30. Give the correct form of the words given - A Musical GeniusFor many people Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is the most influential figure in the history of westernclassical music. His (21. ORDINARY)___ talent was already clearly evident as a young man, (22. MERCY)___surviving a somewhat unconventional (23. BRING)___ during which his eccentric father would often force him totake music lessons in the middle of the night. The young Beethoven's ability won him the admiration of the leadingcontemporary musical figures. Throughout the 1790s he worked hard to secure the interest of wealthy patrons.Such patronage (24. ABLE)___ him to concentrate on becoming a successful composer. Whatever his aweinspiring musical (25. ACHIEVE)___, however, his personal life was something of a disaster. His day-to-day (26.RELATE) ___ with people invariably turned out to be rather turbulent. Although he apparently fell in love with a1 number of society women, the identity of the girl who lay closest to his heart remains (27. ELUDE)__ to this day.However, just at the point when Beethoven was beginning to reap the rewards of his early endeavours, he had tocome to terms with the crushing (28. REALISE)___that his increasing deafness was (29. CURE)____ . From thatpoint on, his music displayed a (30. STRIKE)___change in style, becoming both heavier in tone and larger in scale.Q31→35. Think of ONE word only which can be used appropriately in all THREE sentences.31 - You need to____all applications before shutting down your computer- Should the factory____down, 100 people will lose their jobs- Mike’s had three car accidents, plus a few other pretty____shaves32 - It’s just a ____to them. They don’t care what happens- John gave the____away by laughing when Jim walked in- We’ve been in this____for twenty years33 - Susan is not the____to get annoyed- Open up the accounts database, and____in the amount of each order- Your hair____requires a specific shampoo34 - We sat and talked by the____of the fire- They set out at first____for the summit- These discoveries may throw new____on the origins of man.35 - Could you do me a ____and hold the door open while I bring in the shopping?- All those in____of the proposal please raise your hand.- After being out of fashion for years the painter is now in ____ with the critics.Q 36 → 40. Choose the word in each group that has different stress pattern36. A graduateB impressionC applicantD category37. A beautifyB geologyC photographD enemy38. A classifyB humidifyC personifyD solidify39. A academicB fantasticC terrificD historic40. A sacrificeB complimentC nurseryD determineQ 41→45 Choose one word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.B. downC. nowD. shown41. A. brownB. expandC. eventuallyD. landlord42. A. stagnant43. A. competeB. fetchC. separateD. yell44. A. minuteB. muddyC. funnyD. number45. A. diedB. continuedC. contentedD. followedQ46 →57 Fill in each blank with one suitable wordToo Good to be TrueSome say you can do it in seven days, others promise success in 24 hours, or you may prefer to take your time anddo it in 5 weeks. What are we talking about? Believe it (46)__ not, these periods (47) __time refer to languagelearning courses that promise excellent results in less time (48)__it takes to say 'Bonjour'! However, theadvertisements of these companies are not necessarily (49) __best guide and if you don't know what to look for in agood course you could be left with little (50) __than a large bill. A complaint was recently made to a consumerrights group (51) __ WhizzLearn Systems, a language school chain, and the company has been forced to remove itsclaim that its technique is ten times better than any (52) __method. The Managing Director of WhizLearn Systemssaid “(53)__ we still believe our claim is true, we are willing to change our advert. But the fact remains, if youspend 3 hours (54) __day for 5 weeks on our language course you will soon be speaking the language. What we(55) __have done was to make (56) __ clearer in the advert. Then we wouldn't (57) __had these annoyingcomplaints"Q58→64. Choose the most suitable sentence from the list A-H for each part (58-64) of the article. There is oneextra sentence which you do not need to use.Career success in the artsJohn Prince, famous dancer and choreographer, gives advice on how to succeed in a career in the arts.I asked John how he got started and what requirements there are. "Well, to be a professional dancer it's useful tohave had acting lessons or some background in drama. If you want to succeed in musical theatre you have to have agood singing voice as well. When you approach an agent you should take a portfolio with your CV, your statisticssheet and some good photos and reviews of past performances. You'll need dance clothes, ballet shoes, tap shoes,and even roller skates depending on what kind of show you are going to go for." 58 ____ "Of course, you need tobe extremely fit if you want to be a professional dancer. I dance or move about for about six hours a day. There aregreat health benefits to being a dancer. I can eat a lot of pasta without gaining weight because dancing increasesyour metabolism so much." 59____ John has a very busy schedule in the next few months. He took time out tospeak to me today from the making of a pop video to promote N-ergy's latest record. "I choreographed the danceroutine for the boys and they only had 2 days in which to learn it! I am going to be working on a video for another2 well known band - but that's top secret. Next month I'll be touring Spain in a production of a musical that waswritten by a friend of mine, Michaela Evans. 60____As for the future, I've come to realise that I would never becontent to be just a chorus dancer - I'm too much of an individual for that. Like all artists I'd love to become ahousehold name by writing and choreographing my own musicals." John was born in Jamaica to a Jamaican fatherand a Scottish mother but the family emigrated to England 20 years ago. "I have a little sister I adore, who is alsotraining to be a dancer." How does it feel to have someone else following in your footsteps? 61____ Has he muchmore to learn, I wondered. "I've spent an incredible amount of my life training to get where I am. I went to collegefor two years in England, I trained for six months in Paris and about eight months in America. But you never reallystop training or learning your art." 62____ So, would you say it's been plain sailing? "I feel I've been lucky to adegree; many people hit problems breaking into the arts. It can be a vicious circle really. You can't become amember of Equity, which is the actors' and dancers' union, without good contracts and you can't get good contractswithout being a member of Equity. My advice to people who want to get into the arts would be to go out into theworld, and try everything else first. 63 ____ What has a dance career done for you as a person? "Thanks to dancing,I've visited and performed in 23 countries so far. This has opened my eyes to the world, and I've been able tounderstand issues like racism and inequality from a wider perspective. 64 ____ "So all in all I'm really happy to bea dancer!"A It's fine, but I try not to give out too much advice as it gets irritating!B And if nothing you like comes out of it, then come back and be an actor or dancer.C Without a strict daily timetable like this you find yourself wasting too much time.D After that it's back to England to start a new term of dance classes.E Hopefully this has enabled me to become a better and more tolerant person as a result.F When it comes to coping with stress, I find that exercise helps me to cope with my problems, so I stay in goodshape mentally as well.G Like any profession where you're always travelling, you tend to acquire something new almost every day.H Being fully equipped with all this stuff beforehand makes it easier when you go for auditions.Q65 →79 Choose the appropriate words to complete the following passageWHALESHow far would you travel for a good meal? If you were a humpback whale, the answer would be fivethousand miles. These large sea animals travel at least that far from their winter home off the (65)__ of Columbiato their summer (66) __ areas off Antarctica. The distance covered by some types of whale is amazing, especiallywhen you (67) __ their enormous size. The blue whale is the largest animal that has ever (68) __ and it can weighas much as thirty elephants. It (69) __ as no surprise, therefore, to hear that ancient folk legends tell of sailors (70)__ these creatures for islands. The more we (71) __ about whales, the more wonderful they seem. Some species can(72) __ their breath for more than an hour and dive to a (73) __ of over 200 metres. They use a system of sounds(74) __ as echo-location to find the fish they eat and they have further sounds to keep in (75) __ with each other.The noises they (76) __ can travel hundred of miles under water. Some species seem to sing complicated songswhich (77) __ of a number of separate themes, sung in a specific order which can (78) __ up to half an hour ormore. If you ever get the (79) __ to see one of these great creatures in the wild, you will understand why they haveinspired so many legends.65 A beachB coastC seasideD ground66 A feedingB diningC eatingD chewing67 A viewB thinkC considerD believe68 A beenB stayedC bornD lived69 A getsB comesC goesD seems70 A supposingB mixingC confusingD mistaking71 A find outB look outC show upD turn up72 A storeB keepC holdD save73 A depthB lengthC widthD breadth74 A calledB knownC referredD named75 A reachB touchC callD range76 A provideB proposeC processD produce77 A consistB composeC includeD involve78 A longB lastC playD give79 A breakB choiceC chanceD luckQ80 →87. You are going to read three different opinions from leading scientists about the future of fuel. For thequestions below, choose from the writers A-C. The writers may be chosen more than once.A. Howard Bloom, Author: Even though most people are convinced that peak oil has already passed, to me, peakoil is just a hypothesis. There is a theory that carbon molecules can be found in interstellar gas clouds, comets andin space ice, and if this is the case, our planet could ooze oil for ever. And even if we stay earthbound, those who3 say we have raped the planet of all its resources are wrong. There's a huge stock of raw materials we haven't yetlearned to use. There are bacteria two miles beneath our feet which can turn solid granite into food. If bacteria cando it, surely we creatures with brains can do it better. As far as the near future of energy is concerned, I believe themost promising alternative fuels are biofuels, such as ethanol. It's an alcohol made from waste products such as thebark of trees, woodchips, and other 'waste materials'. And that's not the only waste that can create energy. Myfriend in the biomass industry is perfecting an energy-generation plant which can run on human waste. We producethat in vast quantities, and it's already gathered in centralised locations.B. Michael Lardelli, Lecturer in Genetics at The University of Adelaide: Nothing exists on this planet withoutenergy. It enables flowers and people to grow and we need it to mine minerals, extract oil or cut wood and then toprocess these into finished goods. So the most fundamental definition of money is as a mechanism to allow theexchange and allocation of different forms of energy. Recently, people have been using more energy than everbefore. Until 2005 it was possible to expand our energy use to meet this demand. However, since 2005 oil supplyhas been in decline, and at the same time, and as a direct result of this, the world's economy has been unable toexpand, leading to global recession. With the world's energy and the profitability of energy production in decline atthe same time, the net energy available to support activities other than energy procurement will decrease. We couldincrease energy production by diverting a large proportion of our remaining oil energy into building nuclear powerstations and investing in renewable forms of energy. However, this is very unlikely to happen in democraticnations, because it would require huge, voluntary reductions in living standards. Consequently, the world economywill continue to contract as oil production declines. With energy in decline, it will be impossible for everyone in theworld to become wealthier. One person's increased wealth can only come at the expense of another person'sworsened poverty.C. Jeroen van der Veer, chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell: People are understandably worried about a futureof growing energy shortages, rising prices and international conflict for supplies. These fears are not withoutfoundation. With continued economic growth, the world's energy needs could increase by 50% in the next 25 years.However, I do not believe that the world is running out of energy. Fossil fuels will be able to meet growing demandfor a long time in the future. Taking unconventional resources into account, we are not even close to peak oil. Thepriority for oil companies is to improve efficiency, by increasing the amount of oil recovered from reservoirs. Atpresent, just over a third is recovered. We can also improve the technology to control reservoir processes andimprove oil flow. However, these projects are costly, complex and technically demanding, and they depend onexperienced people, so it is essential to encourage young people to take up a technical career in the energy industry.Meanwhile, alternative forms of energy need to be made economically viable. International energy companies havethe capability, the experience and the commercial drive to work towards solving the energy problem so they willplay a key role. But it is not as simple as merely making scientific advances and developing new tools; thechallenge is to deliver the technology to people worldwide. Companies will need to share knowledge and use theirideas effectively.Which writer80. believes oil will be available for many more years _____81. believes that from now on, less oil is available _____82. believes there are ways to obtain energy that we have not yet discovered _____83. sees a great potential in natural fuels _____84. believes the fuel crisis will cause the poor to become poorer _____85. sees energy and the economy as intrinsically linked _____86. believes that better technology can help to maintain oil production levels _____87. thinks that oil companies are responsible for developing other types of energy _____Q 88→ 94. Complete the following sentences so that the second sentence has a similar meaning to the firstsentence. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the words given.88. On business trips, I prefer driving home to staying in a hotel overnightratherOn business trips, I’d __________________________ in a hotel overnight89. Jack found it difficult to control his skis on the steep slope.underJack found it difficult to_________________________ on the steep slope.90. My views on this subject are exactly the same as yours.differenceThere ________________________ my views on this subject and yours.91. They will be selling tickets for the concert during the lunch hour.saleTickets for the concert will __________________ during the lunch hour.92. I regret not contacting Brian when I was in Dublin.touchI wish that I _____________________ Brian when I was in Dublin.93. In my opinion, these two kinds of music are completely different from each othercomparisonIn my opinion, there is _________________________these two kinds of music.94. I arrived late because I missed the 10.30 trainturned4 If I’d caught the 10.30 train, I _____________________timeQ 95→ 100. Complete the following sentences so that the second sentence has a similar meaning to the firstsentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given.95. Nobody expected her to lose, but she did.against_____________________________________________________96. Peter always trusts me with his secretsinPeter_________________________________________________97. I thought it was marvellous that Jane could jump so high.atI _____________________________________________________98. Danny was asked to leave the school for bad behaviourfromDanny was _____________________________________________99. They didn’t punish Karen, only gave her a warninggotKaren _________________________________________________100. Gary is proud of the fact that he is never late.onGary prides_____________________________________________------------------------THE END -------------------5 HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM ĐỀ THI OLYMPIC KHỐI 10 - MÔN THI: Tiếng AnhTổng số câu toàn bài 100 x 0,2= 20 điểm. Làm tròn đến 0,251. A dropped in44 A minute2. C go in for45 C contented3. A they had little chance of46 or4. D his ability to lecture47 of5. D What interests the workers most is48 than6. D under49 the7. A over50 more8. A solid51 against/ about/ concerning9. B making for52 other/ similar10. C do without53 Although/ While/ Whilst11. get round54 a/ per/ every12. bring it up55 should/ could13. dwells on56 it/ this/ things14. turns out57 have15. falling off58H16. having you on59F17. ran across60D18. makes out61A19. tracking down62G20. take to63B21 extraordinary64E22 mercifully65 B coast23 upbringing66 A feeding24 enabled67 C consider25 achievement (s)68 D lived26 relationships69 B comes27 elusive70 D mistaking28 realization71 A find out29 incurable72 C hold30 striking73 A depth31 close74 B known32 game75 B touch33 type76 D produce34 light77 A consist35 favour78 B last36 B impression79 C chance37 B geology80 C38 A classify81 B39 A academic82 A40 D determine83 A41 D shown84 B42 C eventually85 B43 A compete86 C87 C88 rather drive home than stay89 keep/ get/ have his skis under control90 is no difference between/ is not any difference between91 be/ go on sale92 had been/ got/ kept in touch with93 no (possible) comparison (at all) between94 would have turned up on/ in time95. Against everybody's expectation, she lost.96. Peter always confides in me97. I was marvelled at Jane’s ability to jump so high98. Danny was expelled from school for bad behaviour6 99. Karen got off with a warning100. Gary prides himself on always being early7 Së gi¸o dôc - ®µo t¹ohµ tÜnhKú thi CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH líp 10n¨m häc 2010-2011®Ò chÝnh thøcM«n thi: TiÕng AnhThêi gian lµm bµi: 150 phót(kh«ng kÓ thêi gian giao ®Ò)(đề thi có 05 trang)Lưu ý: Thí sinh chỉ làm bài vào tờ giấy thi.Không được sử dụng bất kì loại tài liệu nào.I. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others.1.A. nothingB. purposeC. welcomeD. compare2.A. measlesB. teaseC. pleaseD. measure3.A. especiallyB. weatherC. exerciseD. bench4.A. thusB. withC. smoothD. maths5.A. nakedB. practicedC. belovedD. wicked6.A. encourageB. problemC. excellentD. possible7.A. curiosityB. cureC. businessD. during8.A. manyB. habitC. appleD. happy9.A. bearB. hearC. earD. clear10. A. youngB. cousinC. coupleD. thoroughII. Choose the most suitable word or phrase A, B, C or D to complete each sentence.1. In the hotel lobby the detective caught __________of the man he had been hired to follow.A. glanceB. viewC. visionD. sight2. ‘Go on, finish the food. It needs __________ up because it won’t stay fresh until tomorrow.A. eatB. eatingC. to eatD. eaten3. Before he left on his trip to America, the young man promised his parents he _____them regularly.A. is writingB. will writeC. should writeD. would write4. Of course I didn’t break it ____________ purpose- it was an accident!A. byB. withC. fromD. on5. Andrew couldn’t __________ himself laughing at the expression on Maggie’s face.A. helpB. stopC. escapeD. avoid6. __________ young, chimpanzees are easily trained.A. When areB. WhenC. They areD. When they7. “What’s your proposal?” “I propose that the meeting __________”A. is postponingB. be postponedC. to be postponedD. postpones8. Most of the courses at the banquet were completely consumed, but there _____ food still remaining.A. were fewB. was littleC. were a fewD. was a little9. The four-storey house __________ on that hill is still new.A. be builtB. buildingC. builtD. being building10. Nam Cao devoted most of his time __________A. to having written B. to writeC. to writingD. to have written11. I don’t think he will join us, ___________?A. doesn’t heB. won’t heC. will heD. don’t I12. The young generation must contribute to ____________ the country.A. building ofB. the buildingC. the building ofD. build13. I cannot help feeling anxious __________ the exam results.A. ofB. withC. aboutD. for1 14. In some vocational schools, the training quality is worse than ___________ used to be.A. theyB. itC. themD. that15. When Elvis Presley died, her daughter came ___________ a fortune.A. intoB. up withC. byD. acrossIII. The following passage contains ten errors. Find and correct them.Things started to go wrongly as soon as we got to the hotel. We were all completely exhausting afterour long journey and looking forward to a shower and a rest. However, we found that our room wasnot ready, which was very annoyed, although the manager was extremely apologising. While we werewaiting, we asked about the excursions to places of an interest which we have read about in thebrochure. Imagine how we felt when we were told they had all been cancelled! Apparently, the personresponsible of organizing them had left suddenly and had not been replaced. Then Sally saw a noticepinning to the door of the restaurant, said it was closed for redecoration, and Peter discovered that theswimming pool was empty. When we eventually got to our room we were horrified to find that it wasat the back of the hotel, and we had a view of a car park, that seemed to be used as a rubbish dump.We seriously began to wonder whether or not to stay.IV. Read the text below, using the word given in brackets to form a word that fits in the space.Congratulations to all involved with the school (__1__ produce) of The Woman Next Door.The (__2__ advertise) was carried out by the Art Department, and the posters were very(__3__ imagine). We certainly have some very (__4__ art) students in our school! Manypeople helped with building and painting the (__5__ scene) and the play was written by theEnglish Department, who managed to create an (__6__ amuse) story, with excellent songs.The music was written by Sue Porter, who also (__7__ company) the singers on the piano.Everyone enjoyed a thoroughly (__8__ entertain) evening, and there was a long round of(__9__ applaud) at the end. Jim Barrett gave a brilliant performance as Sergeant Moss, andLiz Aiken was a (__10__delight) Mrs. Jump. Well-done everyone!V. For each question, write one word which can be used in all three sentencesFor example: I was so tired that I couldn’t even think ___________.I will come __________ to the point – you are fired.It’s time to set the record __________ about what really happened that night.→ STRAIGHTI was just _______ to go home, but that’s okay.1.It’s _______ time you got home – We’ve been worried sick!We’re definitely going to have to do something _______ increasing our market share.2.I should get a reply from them any ________ now.It will only take them a ________ to update the website.Now is the __________ of truth!3.We’re definitely living in the ___________ of information.This particular wine doesn’t really mature with __________.It’s time you started acting your __________, young man!4.I do hope we’re going to arrive _________ time.How anyone could work in that office for years _________ end I just don’t know.2 Just bet me that Doug was going to get the sack so I said: “You’re ________”5.To my ____________, the boss said that I could have an extra day off work.Martin always takes great ___________ in talking to anyone about fishing.When Erin finally started to move downhill on the skis for the first time, she laughed in _____.6.The local council should start a building program to meet the ______ for leisure activity.The Major said he had no _________ of advice from people who didn’t know the situation.This area is badly in ___________ of financial investment.7.Oh, tell Carrie that I send my ________ when you see her.When my mum and dad met, my mum says it was ________ at first sight.My _____ for travelling comes from the fact that we moved around a lot.8.We don’t go out during the week as a ________, but we’ll make an exception tonight.People must be made to respect the _________ of law, or we’ll have anarchy.A good ______ of thumb is that you should allow 15 minutes per exercise in the exam.9.Did you hear that the guy who lives in the flat upstairs has been _______ with burglary?I couldn’t believe they ________ me three euros for a bottle of water!The children ran out of the school gate and ________ down the hill.10.The head teacher punished Aaron severely in order to make an _________ of him.Why can’t you follow your brother’s ________ and go to university.Give me one _________ of a place round here where young people can go in the evenings.VI. Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C, or D, best fits each space.Everyone wants to reduce pollution. But the pollution problem is (1)______ complicated as it isserious. It is complicated (2)______ much pollution is caused by things that benefit people. (3)______,exhaust from automobiles causes a large percentage of air pollution. But the automobile (4)______transportation for millions of people. Factories discharge much (5)______ the material that pollutes theair and water, but factories give employment to a large number of people.Thus, to end (6)_______ greatly reduce pollution immediately, people would have to (7)______ using many things that benefit them. Most of the people do not want to do that, of course.But pollution can be (8)______ reduced in several ways. Scientists and engineers can work to findways to lessen the (9)______ of pollution that such things as automobiles and factories cause.Governments can pass and enforce laws that (10)______ businesses and traffic to stop, or to cut downon certain polluting activities.1.A. asB. moreC. lessD. like2.A. soB. whileC. thoughD. because3.A. SpecificB. For exampleC. Such asD. Like4.A. takesB. affordsC. carriesD. provides5.A. aboutB. forC. ofD. with6.A. orB. andC. as wellD. then7.A. startB. continueC. stopD. go on8.A. carefullyB. unexpectedlyC. graduallyD. little9.A. wayB. figureC. numberD. amount10.A. forbidB. preventC. requestD. require3 VII. Read the passage and choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D for each question.Bill Jarvis took over our village news agency at time of life when most of us only want to relax.He just thought he would like something but not too much to do, and the news agency was readymade. The business produced little enough for him, but then Bill was a chap who only wanted thesimplicity and order and regularity of the job. He had been a long-serving sailor, and all his life haddone everything by the clock.Every day he opened his shop at six a.m to catch the early trade; the papers arrived on his doorstep before that. Many of Bill's customers were city workers, and the shop was convenient for thestation. Business was tailing off by ten o'clock, so at eleven sharp Bill closed for lunch. It was hardluck on anybody who wanted a paper or magazine in the afternoon, for most likely Bill would be downon the river bank, fishing, and his nearest competitor was five kilometres away. Some time in theafternoon, the evening papers landed on the door-mat, and at four o'clock Bill reopened. The eveningrush lasted till seven, and it was worthwhile.He lived in a flat above the shop, alone. Except in very bad weather, you always knew where tofind him in the afternoons, as I have said. Once, on a sunny afternoon, I walked home along the riverbank from a shopping trip to the village. By my watch it was three minutes past four, so I wasastonished to see Bill sitting there on his little chair with a line in the water. He had no luck, I couldsee, but he was making no effort to move."What's wrong, Bill?" I called out from the path. For answer, he put a hand inside his jacket andtook out a big, golden object. For a moment I had no idea what it could be, and then it suddenly wentoff with a noise like a fire engine. Stopping the bell, Bill held the thing up and called back: "Ten tofour, you see, and this is dead right." He stood up then and began to wind in his line. I had neverknown anyone carry a brass alarm clock round with him or her before.1. Bill Jarvis became a newsagent when ________A. He needed the money.B. He was quite an old man.C. He decided to take things easy.D. He gave up clock repairing.2. What does the passage tell us about the news agency?A. It was an easy job with fixed hours.B. It was a very profitable businessC. It was opened specially for Bill JarvisD. It belonged to the railway and was part of the station.3. Why did Bill open the shop so early in the day?A. He liked to do as much as possible before he went to work.B. Bill was never sure of the time.C. The shop had to be open when the morning papers cameD. It was then that he did a lot of business.4. We understand from the passage that the shop closed for lunch ________A. At eleven o'clock more or less.B. At exactly eleven o'clock.C. Before eleven o'clock.D. Always after eleven o'clock.5. You might say "hard luck" to someone who ________A. has just heard some very good news.B. puts great effort into whatever he or she tries.C. is less fortunate than he or she ought to be.D. fails through his or her own fault entirely.6. Why was the writer on the riverbank that afternoon?A. He was going to do some shopping in the village.B. He was fishing.4 C. He was going to get the evening paper.D. He was on his way home from the village7. Why was the writer surprised when he saw Bill Jarvis?A. He thought it was late for Bill to be still fishing.B. Bill had not caught anything, and that seemed strange.C. He thought Bill was ill, because he was not moving at allD. He was surprised because Bill stayed in his flat in the afternoons.8. From the information given in the passage, who- or what - do you think was wrong?A. The bell was; it must have gone off at the wrong time.B. The writer's watch was fast.C. Bill was; he had dropped off to sleepD. Bill's clock was wrong; it was very old.9. All of the following are true about Bill Jarvis EXCEPT __________A. he lived aloneB. He had ever worked as a sailorC. He was a newspaper manD. Fishing was his past time10. What did Bill Jarvis often bring with him when he went fishing?A. a clockB. a goldC. a newspaperD. a fire engineVIII. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Use theword given and other words to complete each sentence.1. Mr. Holton only operated because he knew the rumour was malignant→ Mr. Holton wouldn't..............................................................................................................2. All that stood between John and a gold medal was Jim's greater speed→ But for .................................................................................................................................3. Immediately after their arrival, things went wrong.→ No sooner………………………………………………………………………………….4. He was so tired that he fell asleep before the end of the film→ He was too.............................................................................................................................5. Hearing that an earthquake had occurred was a great shock to us.→ We were ..............................................................................................................................6. The decorators have finished our first floor.→ We have .............................................................................................................................7. Her hobby is one thing that she does not intend to give up.→ She has ...............................................................................................................................8. That is the best meal I have ever eaten.→ I have never ............................. ............................... ............................... ...........................9. Home computers used to be much more expensive.→ Home computers aren’t................... ............................... ............................... ...................10. It was a mistake of mine to park outside the police station.→ I shouldn’t................... ......................................................................................................IX. Writing:Write an essay of about 120 – 150 words to answer the following question: “Whatmakes a good friend?5 Së gi¸o dôc - ®µo t¹ohµ tÜnhH−íng dÉn chÊm m«n tiÕng anh 10®¸p ¸n vµ biÓu ®iÓmTổng: 20 điểm, cụ thể như sau:CÂU I: (2 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2 điểm:1. A2. D3. A4. D5. B6. A7. C8. A9. A10. DCÂU II: (3 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2điểm:1. D2. B3. D4. D5. B6. B7. B8. D9. C10 C11. C12. C13. C14. B15. AIII: (2 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2 điểm:1. PRODUCTION6. AMUSING2. ADVERTISING7. ACCOMPANIED3. IMAGINATIVE8. ENTERTAINING4. ARTISTIC9. APPLAUSE5. SCENERY10. delightfulCÂU IV: (2 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2 điểm:1. A2. D3. B4. D5. C6. A7. C8. C9. D10. DCÂU V: (1 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,1 điểm:1. about2. moment3. age4. on5. delight6. need7. love8. rule9. charged10. exampleCÂU VI: (2 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2 điểm:1. C2. A3. D4. C5. B6. D7. A8. C9. B10. A6 CÂU VII: (3 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,3 điểm:1. → Mr. Holton wouldn't have operated if he hadn’t known (that) the rumour was malignant2. → But for Jim's greater speed, John would have won a gold medal3. → No sooner had they arrived than things went wrong4. → He was too tired to see/watch the end of the film5. → We were (greatly/very) shocked to hear/when we heard that an earthquake had occurred6. → We have had our first floor decorated (by the decorators)7. → She has no intention of giving up her hobby.8. → I have never eaten such a good meal as that/a better meal than that9. → Home computers aren’t as expensive as they used to10. → I shouldn’t have parked outside the police stationCÂU VIII: (2 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2 điểm:1. wrongly → wrong6. have read → had read2. exhausting → exhausted7. of → for3. annoyed → annoying8. pinning → pinned4. apologising → apologetic9. said → saying5. places of an interest → places of interest10. that → whichCÂU IX: (3 điểm)Yêu cầu:+ Viết đúng bố cục của một bài luận.+ Trình bày rõ ràng, sạch sẽ.+ Không phạm nhiều lỗi về chính tả và ngữ pháp7 Điểm bằng sốĐiểm bằng chữChữ ký G.khảoChữ ký G.khảoSố pháchSố T.tự bài thi[SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠONINH THUẬNKỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TỈNHNĂM HỌC 2014 – 2015Khóa ngày: 09 / 11 / 2014Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH - Cấp THPTThời gian làm bài: 180 phút(Không kể thời gian phát đề)(Đề chính thức)(Đề thi gồm 10 trang/ 20 điểm)SECTION I: LISTENINGHƯỚNG DẪN PHẦN THI NGHE HIỂUBài nghe gồm 3 phần, mỗi phần được nghe 2 lần, mỗi lần cách nhau 15 giây, mở đầu và kếtthúc mỗi phần nghe có tín hiệu.Mọi hướng dẫn cho thí sinh (bằng tiếng Anh) đã có trong bài nghe.Part 1: You will hear people talking in eight different situations. Choose the best answer (A, B or C)and write your answers in the corresponding numbered boxes.1. You hear the beginning of a lecture in a university. What is the lecture going to be about?A. the history of a placeB. social problemsC. a person's life and work2. You hear part of a radio programme about an island. Why are there so few trees on the island now?A. because of urban developmentB. because of the expansion of agricultureC. because of the action of the sea3. You hear a teenage boy talking on the radio about his family's efforts to earn money. What will themoney be used for?A. computer gamesB. new clothesC. an expensive car4. You hear an announcement at a railway station. What should you do if you want to go to London?A. await further instructionsB. travel from a different platformC. get on the next train to arrive5. You hear a man talking about newspapers. What does he say about the newspaper he reads?A. It is an essential part of life.B. It is an important source of information.C. It is useful for passing the time.6. You hear a conversation on the radio. What is the programme about?A. solving traffic problems in citiesB. studying nature and wildlifeC. finding part of an ancient town7. You hear two people talking about a music festival they have been to. What do they agree about?A. the quality of the performancesB. the fairness of the pricesC. the standard of the accommodation8. You hear a travel writer speaking on a radio programme. What aspect of his travels is he talkingabout?A. what he does to keep healthyB. how he reduces the risk of accidentsC. illnesses from which he has sufferedYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.1 Điểm bằng sốĐiểm bằng chữChữ ký G.khảoChữ ký G.khảoSố pháchSố T.tự bài thi[Part 2: For question 1-6, complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND /OR A NUMBER for each answer.Moving Company Service ReportPhone number:(1) ......................................................................................................................................................USA Adress:509 (2) ............................................................................................................................. ..............1137 (3) .................................................................................................................. in SeatlePacking day:(4).......................................................................................................................................................Date:11th MarchClean-up by:5:00p.m.Day:(5) ......................................................................................................................................................About the Price:Rather expensiveStorage time:(6) ................................................................................................................................................. .....For question 7-10:Where does the speaker decide to put items in?Write the correct letter, A, B or C, next to questions 7-10.A. in emergency packB. in personal packageC. in storage with the futureItems:7. cutlery and dishes .....................................8. kettle ..................................................................9. alarm clock ...................................................10. CD player.....................................................Part 3: You will hear an interview with a man called Stan Leach who is talking about adventuresports. Choose the best answer (A, B or C) and write your answers in the corresponding numberedboxes.1. Stan says that the best thing about walking is that you canA. get fit by doing it.B. please yourself how you do it.C. do it on your own.2. Stan's opinion on scrambling is thatA. people doing it may need to be accompanied.B. it is unsuitable for beginners.C. it is more exciting than walking.3. What did Stan discover when he went climbing?A. It was not enjoyable. B. It was harder than he expected. C. It can be very frightening.4. What does Stan say about mountain biking?A. Britain is not the best place for it.B. It is more expensive in Britain than elsewhere.C. It is best where there are lots of downhill slopes.2 Điểm bằng sốĐiểm bằng chữChữ ký G.khảoChữ ký G.khảoSố pháchSố T.tự bài thi[5. Stan's advice on scuba diving is thatA. most of the courses for it are good.C. you should think carefully before trying it.6. What is Stan's view of skydiving?A. It is surprisingly popular.C. Only certain types of people like it.7. What does Stan say about canoeing?A. You can do it in conditions that suit you.C. There are few places in Britain to do it.B. it is easier than it seems.B. It is best when done in teams.B. It is best at certain times of the year.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.SECTION II: USE OF ENGLISHPart 1: Choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D) to each of the following questions and write youranswers in the corresponding numbered boxes.1. Paul wasn’t keen on ______ of the jobs she was offered.A. neitherB. bothC. noneD. either2. Brian has been working ______ since he was promoted.A. as harderB. Just as hardlyC. much harder3. I wish you wouldn’t show off and ______ your success so much!A. boast aboutB. full ofC. bored byD. more hardlyD. congratulate on4. Tom’s employment ______ would be better if he had a clean driving licence.A. opportunitiesB. prospectsC. oddsD. likelihood5. We stopped watching the game before the end, but I thought we ______.A. had wonB. have wonC. will have won6. Remember to wear a helmet ______ your head is protected.D. have been winningA. toB. thatC. in order that7. I was passing their house, so I ______ Claire and Michael.D. so asA. came up withB. got on withC. ran intoD. dropped in on8. He didn’t want to ______ of seeing New York, so he agreed to go on the trip.A. pass up the chanceB. pass with chance C. catch the chance D. miss up the chance9. Everyone was ______ to bits that Joe was so successful in the competition.A. blissfulB. thrilledC. exultantD. insatiable10. The new manager made a useful ______ the discussion of the meeting last week.A. comment toB. statement forC. contribution toD. contribution forYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.3 Điểm bằng sốĐiểm bằng chữChữ ký G.khảoChữ ký G.khảoSố pháchSố T.tự bài thi[Part 2: Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word in the numbered space provided in eachcolumn on the right. (0) has been done as an example.Marie Curie (1867-1934)Marie Sklodowska was born on 7th November 1867. From early (0. CHILD)_____, she was fascinated by science and showed great (1. ENTHUSE)______ for it, as well as (2. ORDINARY) ______ talent. However, it was hermarriage to Pierre Curie in 1895 that marked the start of a partnership that wasto achieve results of world (3. SIGNIFY) ______ in particular the discovery ofthe radioactive metals polonium and radium in 1898. By this time Marie Curie,though quiet and unassuming, was held in great esteem by scientiststhroughout the world. In 1903 she became the first woman to receive the NobelPrize for Physics. Although the premature death of her husband in 1906 was abitter blow to her, it so marked a (4. DRAMA) ______ turning point in hercareer. From this time on, she was to put all her energy into completing alonethe work they had originally (5. TAKE) ______together.0. childhood1. __________2. __________3. __________4. __________5. __________Part 3: Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only ONE word ineach gap. Write your answers in the corresponding boxes provided below the passage.Dealing with waste plasticEvery year people throw away millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, boxes and wrapping. These createhuge mountains of waste that are extremely hard to get (1)______of. Now a new recycling processpromises to reduce this problem by turning old plastic into new.Scientists have taken (2)______long time to develop their ideas because waste plastic has always beena bigger problem (3)______substances like waste paper. You can bury plastic, but it takes many yearsto break down. If you burn it, it just becomes another form of pollution. A (4)______products, forexample bottles, can be re-used, but it is expensive or difficult to do this (5)______a lot of plasticproducts.Now a group of companies has developed a new method (6)______recycling that could save almostany plastic waste. Nearly every type of waste plastic can be used: it does (7)______have to be sorted.In addition, labels and ink may be left (8)______the products. Everything is simply mixed together(9)______heated to more than 400 degrees centigrade (10)______that it melts. It is then cooled,producing a waxy substance that can be used to make new plastic products, including computerhardware.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.SECTION III: READINGPart 1: Read the passage and choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best accordingto the text. Write your answers in the numbered boxes.Language AcquisitionRegardless of culture or language, children around the world tend to go through the same stageswhen first developing their ability to speak. Initially, children practice communication through"conversations" with those close to them, usually a parent, sibling, or caregiver. In the course of daily4 Điểm bằng sốĐiểm bằng chữChữ ký G.khảoChữ ký G.khảoSố pháchSố T.tự bài thi[activities and routines, children first express themselves through two modes of communication:gestures and sounds. As a child continues to develop, the motions and sounds he or she uses becomemore complex until finally the child is able to express intended messages through speech and gestures.The first sounds and gestures a child makes are used in reference to his or her immediatesurroundings. This stage of communication can typically be observed between six and eighteen monthsof age. Starting with basic gestures, most often pointing, children indicate their intentions or show thatthey recognize familiar objects. These gestures are later accompanied by sounds, approximations ofsimple words that the child hears often in routine household interactions. Refined through copiousrepetition, some of these sounds eventually become recognizable as words. For example, when thefamily dog enters the room, a child might point and say "doddie," trying to replicate the sounds of"dog" or "doggie," that other family members so often say. Interestingly, at this point, the child doesnot yet realize that "dog" refers to a type of animal rather than just the family pet. As the childgrows older and uses the word more frequently, the more general application of the word becomesclear, and the child will begin to demonstrate appropriate usage of the word.From eighteen to twenty-four months of age, children continue to refine and add to their store ofsounds and words. The words used at this stage are mainly nouns, such as the names of people aroundthem, or verbs that refer to their ability to interact in the environment, such as "give," "take," and "go."Their speech is very concrete and focused on phenomena that make a strong sensory impression, asone might expect from children still in what Piaget called the sensorimotor stage of cognitivedevelopment. During this stage, children continue to add content and meaning to their speech,particularly by moving from one-word utterances like "doggie," to multi-word strings such as,"doggie go." As the complexity of a child's speech increases, the number of gestures that accompanythe speech also increases. In fact, researchers have noted that the lengths of a child's verbal andgestural expressions are similar.By two-and-a-half years of age, children can speak in sentences made up of several words.Furthermore, as children's verbal skills mature, so too do their gestures. These gestures are often usedto support their verbal communication, to indicate recognition of an object, or to illustrate an object'sfunction. For example, children at this stage of communicative development may mime actions, suchas panting or barking, to show their recognition of "dog." Children's interactions with theirconversation partners also change during this period. At this stage, children more often look at theperson being spoken to rather than at the object of their gestures. A) From the age of thirty months, there is an explosion in a child's ability to form sentences. Inmere months, the child goes from limited short sentences of only a few words to adult-like complexityin the structure of their speech, such as responding to a question like, "Did you see the dog?" with thesentence, "Yes, I did see doggie."  B) In fact, the child's language develops so rapidly at this stagethat it is difficult for researchers to describe the exact pattern of acquisition.  C) It is during this finalstage that children acquire the majority of the grammar they need to communicate effectively in theirfirst language. Interestingly, children seem able to systematically use grammar in their speech, asthough they somehow realize the inherent rules behind different linguistic elements.  D)To recap, children all over the world go through the same basic stages of language acquisition,going from mere sounds at about six months to complete sentences by the age of three. This process isall the more interesting because it happens naturally, irrespective of any formal education.5 Điểm bằng sốĐiểm bằng chữChữ ký G.khảoChữ ký G.khảoSố pháchSố T.tự bài thi[1. The word those in the passage refers to _______.A. conversationsB. peopleC. childrenD. words2. Which of the following best expresses the essential information in the highlighted sentence in thepassage? Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essentialinformation.A. The child thinks that "dog" is the name of her family pet.B. The child thinks that "dog" is the word for all pets.C. The child thinks that all family pets are dogs.D. The child thinks that all dogs are her family pet.3. According to paragraph 2, the first words a child speaks are determined by all of the followingEXCEPT _______.A. how simple the word isB. how frequently the word is heardC. how old the child isD. how often a child practices sounds4. According to paragraph 3, what stage of cognitive development are children still at betweeneighteen and twenty-four months of age?A. The refinement stageB. The sensorimotor stageC. The gestural stageD. The environmental stage5. The word ‘utterances’ in the passage is closest in meaning toA. extremesB. choicesC. demandsD. expressions6. The author mentions "doggie" and "doggie go" in the passage in order to _______.A. define verbal and gestural expressionsB. illustrate phenomena that make a strong sensory impressionC. provide examples of single-word and multi-word utterancesD. explain nouns and verbs7. Which of the following can be inferred from paragraph 4 about a child's earlier interactions with herconversation partners?A. The child often does not look at her partners.B. Her partners often object to her use of gestures.C. The child cannot tell the difference between people and objects.D. The child uses gestures more effectively than she uses words.8. According the passage, which of the following is true about the gestures a child makes?A. They have their own form of grammar.B. They are less important for communication than spoken words.C. They become increasingly complex, just as speech does.D. They develop more slowly than spoken communication.9. Look at the four squares [] that indicate where the following sentence could be added to thepassage: ‘The final stage of language development is a rapid one’.Where would the sentence best fit? Choose the square [] where the sentence should be added to the passage.A. 1st squareB. 2nd squareC. 3rd squareD. 4th square10. The phrase ‘irrespective of any formal education’ in the passage is closest in meaning to _____.A. showing the value of formal education B. demonstrating that formal education is not necessaryC. in conjunction with formal education D. no matter how much formal education one hasYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.6 Điểm bằng sốĐiểm bằng chữChữ ký G.khảoChữ ký G.khảoSố pháchSố T.tự bài thi[Part 2: Read the text and choose the correct heading for sections 1—7 from the list of headings below.There are more extra headings which you do not need to use. Write your answers in the numbered boxes.A. Common objectionsB. Who's planning whatC. This type sells best in the shopsD. The figures say it allE. Early trialsF. They can't get in without theseG. How does it work?H. Fighting fraudI. Systems to avoidJ. Accepting the inevitableParagraph 0: ____F______Students who want to enter the University of Montreal's Athletic Complex need more than just aconventional ID card — their identities must be authenticated by an electronic hand scanner. In someCalifornia housing estates, a key alone is insufficient to get someone in the door; his or her voiceprintmust also be verified. And soon, customers at some Japanese banks will have to present their faces forscanning before they can enter the building and withdraw their money.Paragraph 1: __________All of these are applications of biometrics, a little-known but fast-growing technology that involves theuse of physical or biological characteristics to identify individuals. In use for more than a decade atsome high-security government institutions in the United States and Canada, biometrics are nowrapidly popping up in the everyday world. Already, more than 10,000 facilities, from prisons to daycare centres, monitor people's fingerprints or other physical parts to ensure that they are who theyclaim to be. Some 60 biometric companies around the world pulled in at least $22 million last year andthat grand total is expected to mushroom to at least $50 million by 1999.Paragraph 2: __________Biometric security systems operate by storing a digitised record of some unique human feature. Whenan authorised user wishes to enter or use the facility, the system scans the person's correspondingcharacteristics and attempts to match them against those on record. Systems using fingerprints, hands,voices, irises, retinas and faces are already on the market. Others using typing patterns and even bodyodours are in various stages of development.Paragraph 3: __________Fingerprint scanners are currently the most widely deployed type of biometric application, thanks totheir growing use over the last 20 years by law-enforcement agencies. Sixteen American states nowuse biometric fingerprint verification systems to check that people claiming welfare payments aregenuine. In June, politicians in Toronto voted to do the same, with a pilot project beginning next year.Paragraph 4: __________To date, the most widely used commercial biometric system is the handkey, a type of hand scannerwhich reads the unique shape, size and irregularities of people's hands. Originally developed fornuclear power plants, the handkey received its big break when it was used to control access to theOlympic Village in Atlanta by more than 65,000 athletes, trainers and support staff. Now there arescores of other applications.Paragraph 5: __________Around the world, the market is growing rapidly. Malaysia, for example, is preparing to equip all of itsairports with biometric face scanners to match passengers with luggage. And Japan's largest maker ofcash dispensers is developing new machines that incorporate iris scanners. The first commercialbiometric, a hand reader used by an American firm to monitor employee attendance, was introduced in1974. But only in the past few years has the technology improved enough for the prices to dropsufficiently to make them commercially viable. `When we started four years ago, I had to explain toeveryone what a biometric is,' says one marketing expert. 'Now, there's much more awareness outthere.'7 Điểm bằng sốĐiểm bằng chữChữ ký G.khảoChữ ký G.khảoSố pháchSố T.tự bài thi[Paragraph 6: __________Not surprisingly, biometrics raise thorny questions about privacy and the potential for abuse. Someworry that governments and industry will be tempted to use the technology to monitor individualbehaviour. `If someone used your fingerprints to match your health-insurance records with a creditcard record showing you regularly bought lots of cigarettes and fatty foods,' says one policy analyst,'you would see your insurance payments go through the roof.' In Toronto, critics of the welfarefingerprint plan complained that it would stigmatise recipients by forcing them to submit to aprocedure widely identified with criminals.Paragraph 7: __________Nonetheless, support for biometrics is growing in Toronto as it is in many other communities. In anincreasingly crowded and complicated world, biometrics may well be a technology whose time hascome.Your answers:0. F1.2.3.4.5.6.7.Part 3: Choose ONE suitable word from the box below to complete in each blank. There are twowords that you do not need to use. Write your answers in the numbered boxes.turned, expected, keen, ancient, advisable, inevitable, sight, changed, agree, otherMarketsIn practically any country in the world you are sure to find a market somewhere. Markets have beenwith us since (1) ______ times, and arose wherever people needed to exchange the goods theyproduced. For example, a farmer might have exchanged a cow for tools. But just as times have (2)______, so have market practices. So, whereas in early times the main activity associated with marketswould have been ‘bartering’ - in (3) ______ words exchanging goods - today most stall-holderswouldn't be too (4) ______ on accepting potatoes as payment, for instance, instead of cash.In contrast, what might be a common (5) ______ in a modern market in some countries is a certainamount of ‘haggling’, where customer and seller eventually (6) ______ on a price, after what cansometimes be quite a heated debate. However, behaviour which is (7)______in a market in onecountry may not be acceptable in another. Even within one country, there may be some markets whereyou could haggle quite easily and others where it would be (8) ______ not to try!Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.SECTION IV: WRITINGPart 1: For questions 1-5, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the firstsentence, using the word given. DO NOT change the word given. You must use between two and sixwords, including the word given.1. Lucy succeeded in passing her driving test, even though she had flu. (MANAGE)Despite …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..….her driving test.2. Nick’s cooking soon impressed his friends. (REPUTATION) Among his friends, Nick soon gained ……………….………………………………………………………….. good cook.8 Điểm bằng sốĐiểm bằng chữChữ ký G.khảoChữ ký G.khảoSố pháchSố T.tự bài thi[3. Do you think Tom is likely to win the competition? (CHANCE)Do you think Tom is in …………………………………………………………………………………………..the competition?4. The pool closes in ten minutes, so there isn’t enough time to go swimming now. (WORTH) It …………………………………………………………………………………………….now as the pool closes in ten minutes.5. We will send your new passport tomorrow, provided your paperwork is in order. (LONG) Your new passport will……………………………………………………………………….…..your paperwork is in order.Part 2: The graph and the table below give information about water use worldwide and waterconsumption in two different countries. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting themain features, and make comparison where relevant. Write at least 120 words..Water consumption in Brazil and Congo in 2000CountryPopulationIrrigated landWater consumption per personBrazil176 million26.500 km2359 m3Democratic Republic of Congo5.2 million100 km28 m3.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................9 Điểm bằng sốĐiểm bằng chữChữ ký G.khảoChữ ký G.khảoSố pháchSố T.tự bài thi[Part 3: Write about the following topic (about 250 words):Some people believe that teachers should be responsible for teaching students thedifference between right and wrong. Others say that teachers should only teach academicsubjects.Discuss both viewpoints and give your own opinion.Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge orexperience. (Do not include your personal information)......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................THE END10 HỘI CÁC TRƯỜNG THPTCHUYÊNKHU VỰC DH & ĐB BẮC BỘKÌ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI KHU VỰC MỞ RỘNGNĂM HỌC 2011- 2012MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 10Ngày thi: 21 tháng 4 năm 2012ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Thời gian làm bài 180 phút không kể thời gian giao đề)Đề thi gồm 12 trangPart I. LISTENING (10 pts)Question 1. You will hear a telephone conversation between a passenger and an officer at theLondon Heathrow airport. (5 pts)Listen to the conversation and complete the booking form below.Write ONE WORD OR A NUMBER for each answer. LISTEN ONCE ONLY.AIRPORT SHUTTLE BOOKING FORMTo:MiltonDate:(1) .....................No. of passengers: OneBus time:(2) .....................p.mType of ticket:(3) .....................Name:Jane ThomsonFlight No:AC936From: London HeathrowAddress in Milton:Vacation Motel, 24, (4) ..................... StreetFare:$ 35Credit Card No:(Visa) (5) .....................Question 2. Choose the correct letter A, B or C. LISTEN TWICE. (5 pts)1. These sessions with a counsellor are _____A. compulsory for all students.B. for science students only.C. available to any students.2. The counsellor says that new students have to _____A. get used to working independently.B. spend more time on the college premises.C. work harder than they did at school.3. John complains that the resource centre _____A. has limited opening hours.B. has too few resources.C. gets too crowded.Page 1 of 12 4. The counsellor suggests to John that _____A. most other students can cope.B. he needs to study all the time.C. he should be able to fit in some leisure activities.5. Before being able to help John the counsellor needs to _____A. talk with some of his lecturers.B. get more information from him.C. consult his tutor.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.Part II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY (40 pts)Question 1. Choose the best answer A, B, C or D in each sentence to complete it. (10 pts)1.His answer was so confused that I could hardly make any ______ of it at all.A. interpretationB. meaningC. intelligibilityD. sense2.The thought of living in another country has never ______ my mind.A. crossedB. enteredC. occurred toD. come3.I was passing their house, so I ______ Claire and Michael.A. dropped inB. came up withC. got on withD. run into4.I don’t really ______ winter sport very much.A. deal withB. face up toC. go in forD. get round to5.Her mother’s illness cast a cloud ______ her wedding day.A. overB. forC. inD. on6.She did six hours’ ______ studying a day for her exam.A. solidB. heavyC. strongD. big7.No one liked the new lecturer, so there was a gradual ______ in the attendance of hislectures.A. fall-throughB. fall-outC. fall-offD. fall-in8.I was talking to my aunt when suddenly my cousin Gorge ______ in ourconversation.A. interruptedB. brokeC. wentD. intervened9.He has been unable to find a job ______ with his ability as an accountant.A. appropriateB. suitableC. commensurateD. requisite10.Don't count on him. He's liable to ______ out if things get too difficult.A. letB. beC. optD. stop11.In this assignment, we will ______ your work and then give you detailed feedback on howto improve your writing.A. assessB. judgeC. measureD. testPage 2 of 12 12.13.14.15.16.17.18.19.20.In a seminar or tutorial, everyone should take part rather than allow one person to ______the discussion.A. overwhelmB. dominateC. oppressD. empowerMany people were killed instantly at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but thousands more diedfrom ______ radiation sickness.A. succeedingB. followingC. subsequentD. afterwardsI’ll move ______ to achieve my goal.A. heaven and earthB. mountains and seasC. paradise and hellD. milky way and horizonThe 5% wage increases they propose are ______.A. all for oneB. by and largeC. top to borrowD. across the boardSarah: “I want you to give me some money”- Paul: “______”A. Oh you want, do you?B. Oh you’d like, would you?C. Oh, you give, do you?D. Oh you do, do you?She often appears not to care about her work, but appearances can be ______.A. cunningB. deceitfulC. deceptiveD. insincereAs they watched the football match the huge crowd ______ in unison.A. chantedB. intonedC. crowedD. bellowedNothing you say will make a ______ of difference to my decision.A. fragmentB. scrapC. gramD. grain______, Carol s very punctual, but she was late tonight.A. For a ruleB. Like a ruleC. For a rule of thumbD. As a ruleYour answers:1.11.2.12.3.13.4.14.5.15.6.16.7.17.8.18.9.19.10.20.Question 2. Error Correction. The passage below contains 10 mistakes. Identify the mistakesand correct them in the space provided. (5pts)Lines1MTV stands for Music Television. It’s a television channel dedicating to pop music. It was2born on 1st August 1981 in the United States. Because of MTV’s instant succeed in the US,3the company expanded other areas. MTV Europe began operating on 1st August 1978. MTV4Europe broadcast 24 hours a day from it London studios. It can be seen in 33 countries and5reaches an estimated audiences of 110 million viewers. People of 19 different nationalities6work at London headquarters, and they try offering a mixture of music from all over7Europe. The channel broadcasts in English but Germany provides the bigger number of8viewers. Currently, one five of the music is by German artists. Most of TV output is videoPage 3 of 12 9101112and concerts, but there is also a programme calling Unplugged, where major artist play liveand acoustic in front of a small studio audience. In addition on music, the channel’sprogrammes deal with news, movie information and comedy. MTV has also broadcastspecial report on racism, immigrate and unemployed teenagers.Your answers:LinesMistakesCorrections1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.Question 3: Fill in each blank in the sentences with a correct preposition or particle. (5 pts)1.2.3.4.5.Jack didn’t expect to come up ______ such difficulties.Make yourself a drink while I go and slip ______ something more comfortable.The problem stems ______ the government’s lack of action.We put ______ a sum of money each month for our summer holidays.“She says she’s going to become a medicine student”- “Oh, don’t believe her. She’s having you ______.6. Don’t worry, he only makes ______ that he is such a strict teacher.7. We were convinced Patrick would take ______ the moment we met him.8. "I understand Diane lost her job." - "Yes, but she's actually better ______."9. Cottage is beautifully furnished and ______ close proximity to the beach.10. You look very terrible! What have you been getting ______ to?Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.Page 4 of 12 Question 4: Give the correct form the word provided to fill each gap. (5 pts)1. The people possess ______ rights.VIOLATE2. Various ______ by police officers were brought to light by the enquiry.PRACTICE3. Jim is one of the most ______ members of the committee.SPEAK4. This is an original, but it’s a good ______.PRODUCE5. The successful candidate will have superb ______ skills.LEAD6. Kapo, the gorilla was born and bred in ______.CAPTIVE7. She may look fierce but the lioness has ______ instincts like any other female animal.MOTHER8. The fish in the river provide an ______ supply of fish for the young bears. ABOUND9. Nowadays only a ______of wild crocodiles remain here.HAND10. Patricia's skill in playing the piano is quite ______. No other child in this group can play thedifficult pieces with similar mastery.COMPAREYour answers:1 …………………………...6…………………………...2 …………………………...7…………………………...3 …………………………...8…………………………...4 …………………………...9…………………………...5 …………………………...10…………………………...Question 5: Choose the best word(s) to fill in each blank in the following passage. (10pts)Traffic lightsThe first traffic signal was invented by a railway signaling engineer. It was installed outside theHouse of Parliament in 1868. It (1)___ like any railway signal of the time, and was operated bygas. (2)___, it explored and killed a policeman, and the accident (3)___ further development untilcars became common.Modern traffic lights are an American invention. Red-green systems were installed in Cleveland in1914. Three-colour signals, operated (4)___ hand from a tower in the (5)___ of the street, wereinstalled in New York in 1918. The (6)___ lights of this type to appear in Britain were in London,on the junction between St. Jam’s Street and Piccadilly, in 1925. Automatic signals were installed(7)___ year later.In the past, traffic lights were special. In New York, some lights had a statue on top. In LosAngeles the lights did not just (8)___ silently, but would ring bells to (9)___ the sleepingmotorists of the 1930s. These are gone and have been (10)___ by standard models which areuniversally adopted.Page 5 of 12 1.A. resembledB. seemedC. showedD. looked2.A. AlthoughB. HoweverC. ThereforeD. Despite3.4.A. forbadeA. throughB. disappointedB. withC. discouragedC. byD. avoidedD. in5.A. halfwayB. heartC. focusD. middle6.7.A. originalA. theB. firstB. in theC. primaryC. in aD. earlyD. a8.A. varyB. alterC. changeD. move9.A. riseB. wakeC. raiseD. get up10.A. reproducedB. replacedC. removedD. remainedYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.Question 6: Fill in the blank with one suitable word. Write your answers in the numberedblanks provided below. (5 pts)If all countries had the same monetary units, a difficult problem of international trade would besolved. One country’s money is not usually good in (1)___, however, and it is necessary to have asystem for (2)___ the currency of the buyer into (3)___ of the seller. Bankers handle this by doing(4)___ is called buying or selling foreign exchange.When an exporter sells his goods to a merchant in a foreign country, he makes (5)___ a bill ofexchange for the merchandise. The bill of exchange looks (6)___ a common bank check. Theexporter sends this bill to his bank and receives his money. (7)___, the exporter receives paymentin his own currency.The exporter’s bank sends the bill of exchange to (8)___ branch bank which notifies the (9)___who pays the bill in his currency. The branch bank keeps his money and uses it to pay future(10)___ of exchange presented by merchants in that country who have goods to export.Your answers:1 …………………………...6…………………………...2 …………………………...7…………………………...3 …………………………...8…………………………...4 …………………………...9…………………………...5 …………………………...10…………………………...Page 6 of 12 Part III. READINGQuestion 1: Read the passage and choose the correct answer for the following questions.(10pts)History books record that the first film with sound was The Jazz Singer in 1927. But sound films,or “talkies”, did not suddenly appear after years of silent screenings. From the earliest publicperformance in 1896, films were accompanies by music and sound effects. These were producedby a single pianist, a small band, or a full-scale orchestra; large movie theatres could buy soundeffects machines. Research into sound that was reproduced at exactly the same time as the pictures- called “synchronized sound” - began soon after the very first film were shown. Withsynchronized sound, characters on the movie screen could sing and speak. As early as 1896, thenewly invented gramophone, which played a large disc carrying music and dialogue, was used asa sound system. The biggest disadvantage was that the sound and pictures could becomeunsynchronized if, for example, the gramophone needle jumped or if the speed of the projectorchanged. This system was only effective for a single song or dialogue sequence.In the “sound - on - film” system, sounds were recorded as a series of marks on celluloid whichcould be read by an optical sensor. These signals would be placed on the film alongside theimage, guaranteeing synchronization. Short feature films were produced in this way as early as1922. This system eventually brought us “talking pictures”.1.2.3.4.5.6.The passage is mainly about the ______.A. history of silent moviesB. disadvantages of synchronized soundC. development of sound with moviesD. research into sound productionAccording to the passage, films using sound effects were screened ______.A. before 1896B. as early as 1922C. as early as 1896D. in 1927The word “screenings” is closest in meaning to ______.A. revelationsB. projectionsC. demonstrationsD. diversionsWhich of the following is NOT mentioned as producer of sound to accompany movies?A. a gramophoneB. a single pianistC. a small bandD. a jazz singerIt can be inferred that ______.A. gramophones were developed about the same time as moving picturesB. sound-effects machines were not common because they were expensiveC. orchestras couldn’t synchronize sound with picturesD. most movie theatres had a pianistAccording to the passage, gramophone were ineffective because they ______.A. got out of synchronization with the picturesB. were too large for most movie theatres.C. were newly invented and still had imperfectionD. changed speeds when the needle jumpedPage 7 of 12 7.8.9.10.The word “sequence” is closest in meaning to ______.A. interpretationB. progressionC. distributionD. organizationThe phrase “these signals” refers to ______.A. soundsB. seriesC. marksD. sensorsAccording to the passage, sound-on-film guaranteed synchronization because the recordwas ______.A. made during the filming of the picturesB. read by an optical sensorC. inserted beside the image on the filmD. marked on the gramophoneShort feature films produced as early as 1922 ______.A. were recorded by an optical sensorB. preceded talking picturesC. were only effective for dialogue sequences D. put musicians out of workYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.Question2: Read the following passage and choose the most suitable heading from the list A-Ifor each part (1-7) of the passage. There is one extra heading which you do not need to use.One example has been done for you. (7pts)A.B.C.D.E.F.G.H.I.Indoor climbing is preferredEarly imperfectionsPutting up with natureUseful attachmentsSomething in commonThe demand for indoor practiceThe inventor of the wallA lighter construction methodWatching the expertGOING UP THE WALL0IThe crowd holds its breath. High above them on the climbing wall, hanging upside down by thetips of two fingers, is the French climber Francois Lombard. He is competing in the World CupClimbing Championships at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena.1The National Indoor Arena is more famous for staging the TV show Gladiators, but the televisionprogramme and the World Cup Climbing Championships share at least one feature - The Wall.And the fact that either event is possible is the result of a new and rapidly developing technology.Page 8 of 12 2Until the mid- 1960s, climbers practiced their skills on cliffs in areas where there was a plentifulsupply of good climbing angles. During the winter they would either tolerate the cold weather, gowalking instead or climb on snow and ice in Scotland.3However, as the sport developed it was increasingly important for top climbers to keep fit. Withthe cliffs unusable for much of the year, they used brick-edges or stone buildings to ‘work out’ on.This allowed them to keep their fingers strong and beat off the boredom of not being able toclimb. It wasn’t long before many sports centre started building walls specifically for the task,using bricks with special edges to cling on to.4Many of these early walls followed the example set by Don Robison, a teacher of physicaleducation who, during the mid- 1960s, constructed a climbing wall in corridor of his departmentat Leeds University. Robison developed the idea of setting natural rock in a block of concrete,which could then be included in a wall.5Scores of climbing walls of this kind were built in sports halls up and down the countrythroughout the 1970s but they had obvious design problems. Walls could only be built in avertical plane, whereas cliffs outside have features like overhangs and angled slabs of rock. Therewas the added drawback that once the walls were up they couldn’t be altered and climbers wouldeventually tire of their repetitive nature, despite thinking of every combination of holds possible.6In 1985, a Frenchman, Francois Savigny, developed a material which he moulded into shapes likethose that climbers would find on the cliffs. These could be fixed onto any existing wall and thentaken off when climbers got bored with a particular combination.7French manufactures also began to experiment with panels on steel framework. Concrete hadproved too heavy to create overhanging walls without major building work, but steel frames couldbe erected anywhere as free - standing structures. A system of interchangeable fixtures gaveclimbers an endless supply of new holds.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.Question 3: For questions 1-8, read the following text and then choose from the list A-K thebest phrase given below to fill each of the spaces. Write one letter (A-K) in the correct space.Each correct phrase may be used only once. Some of the suggested answers do not fit at all.Page 9 of 12 London: A City for All TastesOn first encountering England's splendid capital, many tourists are overcome by a sense ofcomplete and utter awe. It is the streaming lines of rush-hour traffic, the hurrying crowds on theirway to work, and the scurrying shoppers seeking out bargains (1)______.Visitors are often at a loss as to where to go and what to visit first, and often worry abouthow to best spend the limited time (2)______. Most tourists quickly discover (3)______, however,for no matter where you go in the city (4)______. It is usually only then, after a long, butrewarding day of sightseeing, (5)______. It suddenly dawns on them, weary, thirsty and hungry asthey are, (6)______!London is teeming with diverse places to eat and drink. Whether you fancy a formal sitdown meal or a quick take-away kebab, this city has something to offer the most discriminatingtastes. Bear in mind, though, a trip to London would simply not be complete without a visit to oneof the many traditional tea rooms (7)______.Treat yourself to a high tea of scones with jam andclotted cream. You'll soon realise that this is just one of the many things (8)______.A.B.C.D.E.F.G.H.I.J.K.that visitors make another important discovery about the metropolisthat have only recently become so popularthat have been around for over a centurythat tourists complain about the noisethat makes sure visitors come back againthere is always some museum, church or gallery well worth seeingthat there are cafes, restaurants and snack bars on virtually every street cornerthat make London the diverse place that it isthat they have available to themthat the dilemma solves itselfthat the city has far too much trafficYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.Part IV. WRITING (25 pts)Question 1: Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as thesentence printed before it. (5 pts)1.We cannot see animals in a vast area after the forest fire.There is an ......................................................................................................2.We cannot make any comparison with her sacrifice.Nothing ............................................................................................................3.He will have to spend seven years in prison.He has been ......................................................................................................Page 10 of 12 4.I expected the film to be good, but it wasn’t at all.The film didn’t .................................................................................................5.It was Sir Walter Barron who introduced potatoes and tobacco into England.The English owe ..............................................................................................Question 2: For each of the sentences below, write a new sentence as similar as possible inmeaning to the original sentence using the word given. This word must not be altered in anyway. (5 points)1.Jack found it difficult to control his skis on the steep slope.(UNDER)………………………..………………………………………………………………….2.Nobody expected her to lose, but she did.(AGAINST)……………………………………………………………………………………………3.Many people nowadays find it increasingly difficult to exist on the money they earn.(MAKE)……………………………………………………………………………………………4.You can borrow my bike if you're in a hurry.(MIND)……………………………………………………………………………………………5.I firmly believe him to be the rudest person I know.(WITHOUT)……………………………………………………………………………………………Question 3: Paragraph writing (15 points)Write a paragraph of about 200 words about the following topic:“How do movies influence teenagers’ lifestyle nowadays?”……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….Page 11 of 12 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………….-the end –Page 12 of 12 TRƯỜNG THPT THUẬN THÀNH SỐ 1Web: http://bacninh.edu.vn/thptthuanthanh1Ngày 14/03/2013(Đề thi gồm 05 trang)ĐỀ THI HSG CẤP TRƯỜNGNĂM HỌC 2012 – 2013MÔN: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 10Thời gian: 120 phút (Không kể thờigian giao đề)A. PhoneticsMark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part ispronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.1: A. anyB. canC. handbagD. sad2: A. beatB. leatherC. redD. headmaster3: A. cheatB. ChristmasC. chemistD. chaos4: A. reasonB. easyC. playsD. sincerely5: A. ploughB. aroundC. countryD. mouth6. A. thanksB. withC. throughD. healthy7. A. compareB. dearC. shareD. wear8. A .hopedB. finishedC. crookedD. walked9. A. wonderfulB. monthlyC. sorrowD. sunset10. A. MathematicianB. AmericanC. musicianD. fashionB. Grammar and vocabularyI) Circle the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of thefollowing sentences.1: John ___________ to return my book the next Friday.A. suggestedB. promisedC. proposedD. reminded2: - "Would you like to join our volunteer group this summer?"- "______"A. Do you think I would?B. I wouldn't. Thank you.C. Yes, you're a good friend.D. Yes, I'd love to. Thanks.3: I was very tired; ______, I determined to walk on to the next village.A. thereforeB. howeverC. andD. for4: I remember _____ you. I distinctively gave you $50 last week.A. payB. to payC. paidD. paying5: _____ more carefully, he wouldn’t have been in the hospital now. ưA. Had he drivenB. If he droveD. If he drivesD. If he hadn’t driven6: More than 50 films _____ in Hanoi since June.A. showB. were shownC. have been shownD. has been shown7: You must lend me the money for the trip. _______, I won’t be able to go.A. ConsequentlyB. NeverthelessC. OtherwiseD. Although8: The youths nowadays have many things to do in their ______ time.A. leisureB. entertainmentC. funD. amusement9: He always ______ the crossword in the newspaper before breakfast.A. writesB. makesC. worksD. does10: Although the exam was difficult, ______ the students passed it.A. most ofB. none ofC. a fewD. a lot11: She _______the money so that no one would be able to find it.A. disclosedB. conveyedC. let onD. hid12: John was made ______ out side because he was making a noise.A. goB. goingC. to goD. gone13: My watch had stopped so I had no way of knowing the right_______ .A. hourB. timeC. momentD. o’clock14: How often do you go swimming, Linda? - ………………………………1 A. I guess I’m OKB. once a weekC. about one hourD. last night15: “ _________ eating out tonight? ” _ “ That’s a good idea.”A. Would youB. How are youC. Are theyD. How about16: My son dislikes other people criticizing him.A.My son doesn’t like if you criticize him.B.Criticizing him is not my son’s hobby.C.My son is afraid of being criticized.D.My son can’t stand if other people criticize him.17: The government hopes to _________ its plans for introducing cable TV.A. turn outB. carry outC. carry onD. keep on18. Anyone caught throwing ____________ here should be fined.A. rubbishB. bagC. moneyD. flowers19. Let’s go for a picnic this week, ____________?A. do weB. don’t weC. shall weD. have we20. I can’t stand the car ____________ Therefore, I hate traveling by car.A. illnessB. sicknessC. ailmentD. disease21. He decided to buy a computer ____________ he didn’t have much money.A. becauseB. afterC. althoughD. Despite22. A person who is more beautiful in photographs is said to be ____________.A. photogenicB. photographyC. photographD. photographic23. I wouldn’t waste time ___________that book if I were you.A. to readingB. readingC. readD. to be read24. “How does Ann like her new school?”“Fine, she is doing ____________ in her course.”A. extreme goodB. extremely goodC. extreme wellD. extremely well.25. The series is watched by millions of ___________A. viewingB. vieweesC. viewersD. viewsII) Fill in each blank with a suitable preposition.)1.Our team was very excited ----------------- going to the final match.2.Bill seems unhappy in his job because he doesn’t get -----------------well with his boss.3. -----------------my opinion, the third examination question was the most unreasonable.4. Both Ann and her sister look -----------------her mother.5. She’s never satisfied -----------------what she has.6. She was unable to warn her mother that she would be late because the telephone was ----------------of order.7. As you know, we cannot clean -----------------our polluted rivers and seas overnight.8. Are you fond-----------------working with them?9. It is difficult to imagine what our lives would be like -----------------computers.10. It took John a long time to find a job after he left school. -----------------the end, he found a job asa waiter.III) Fill in each blank with a suitable word.Dolphins are not fish. They are mammals ______ live in water. Dolphins are______ the mostintelligent animals on earth. Although they can be found in______ oceans in the world, dolphins prefercoastal waters and bays. The size of dolphins vary greatly. The smallest dolphin is just about 50 kg in_________and 1.2 meters in length while______ largest one can weigh up to 8,200 kg and is 100 meters________Dolphins eat ______fish. A female dolphin gives birth ______one calf every two years after a______period of eleven or twelve months. A dolphin can normally live from twenty five to sixty fiveyears and some species of dolphins can even live longer. Dolphin populations are at risk ______to thepollution of their habitat and accidental entrapment in fishing nets.IV)The four underlined words or phrases are marked A, B, C, or D. Identify the one underlinedexpression that is not correct. Find out and correct it. (1p)2 1. It hopeless to try and find any privacy in the flat so I go out for a walk.AB CD2 . It was so an easy question that every one could answer it correctly.ABCD3. The house it has green shutters is for sale.A BCD4. She got angry when they started to asking about her private life.ABCD5. People think computers never do any mistakes, but in fact, they doABCDV) In this letter each line has a word which should not be there. Write your answers on the numberedblanks. Example – 0: enjoying (1 p)Dear Roberto,Thank you for your letter. I am glad to hear you are enjoying well . WhenI will have some free time, perhaps I’ll come to London to see you, and thenwe can go out for a meal together somewhere. I’ve just got come back from atrip to Lisbon. My father has just been opened a big new factory in Portugal,and he had wanted me to help him with marketing. Lisbon is said to be a verypretty beautiful city, but I didn’t have the chance to see much of it! Dad alwaysmakes me work hard! We had went to lots of business meetings, and I met allthe staff. I would have been some more useful if I had learnedPortuguese in stead of French at school! but luckily they are all speak verygood English. In fact, Dad’s partner was invited me to lunch, and promised toteach me Portuguese, so maybe I’ll be accept his offer next time.On my way home the plane was delayed for four hours because of fog. I thinkSamantha was waiting at the airport all that time for me. It must be true love!Keep in touch,Best wishes,Thomas0 => enjoying..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................VI. Give the correct form of the verbs in bracket1. Alice (take) ____ ____________________to the dentist many times.2. He (do) ___________ ____________nothing before he saw me.3. Tom is reading a book. He started two hours ago and he is on page 53. He (read) __ ____________fortwo hours.4. What you (do)_______ _______ at this time yesterday?5. (finish) ___ __________ reading the book , I went to bed.6. The lamps (make) _ ____________ in China are very cheap.7. He says as if he (come) _____ ________ back from London.8. My lawyer advised me (not say) __ ______ anything further about the accident.9. He wore dark glasses to avoid (recognize)______being recognized________ .10. We were made ___________ (do) all the cleaning in the house.C. Reading comprehensionRead the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate thecorrect answer to each of the questionsBill Jarvis took over our village news agency at time of life when most of us only want to relax. Hejust thought he would like something but not too much to do, and the news agency was ready-made. Thebusiness produced little enough for him, but then Bill was a chap who only wanted the simplicity andorder and regularity of the job. He had been a long-serving sailor, and all his life had done everything bythe clock.3 Every day he opened his shop at six a. m to catch the early trade; the papers arrived on his doorstep before that. Many of Bill's customers were city workers, and the shop was convenient for the station.Business was tailing off by ten o'clock, so at eleven sharp Bill closed for lunch. It was hard luck onanybody who wanted a paper or magazine in the afternoon, for most likely Bill would be down on theriver bank, fishing, and his nearest competitor was five kilometers away. Some time in the afternoon, theevening papers landed on the door-mat, and at four o'clock Bill reopened. The evening rush lasted tillseven, and it was worthwhile.He lived in a flat above the shop, alone. Except in very bad weather, you always knew where tofind him in the afternoons, as I have said. Once, on a sunny afternoon, I walked home along the riverbank from a shopping trip to the village. By my watch it was three minutes past four, so I was astonishedto see Bill sitting there on his little chair with a line in the water. He had no luck, I could see, but he wasmaking no effort to move."What's wrong, Bill?" I called out from the path. For answer, he put a hand inside his jacket andtook out a big, golden object. For a moment I had no idea what it could be, and then it suddenly went offwith a noise like a fire engine. Stopping the bell, Bill held the thing up and called back: "Ten to four, yousee, and this is dead right." He stood up then and began to wind in his line. I had never known anyonecarry a brass alarm clock round with him or her before.1. Bill Jarvis became a newsagent when ________A. He needed the money.B. He was quite an old man.C. He decided to take things easy.D. He gave up clock repairing.2. What does the passage tell us about the news agency?A. It was an easy job with fixed hours.B. It was a very profitable businessC. It was opened specially for Bill JarvisD. It belonged to the railway and was part of the station.3. Why did Bill open the shop so early in the day?A. He liked to do as much as possible before he went to work.B. Bill was never sure of the time.C. The shop had to be open when the morning papers cameD. It was then that he did a lot of business.4. We understand from the passage that the shop closed for lunch ________A. At eleven o'clock more or less.B. At exactly eleven o'clock.C. Before eleven o'clock.D. Always after eleven o'clock.5. You might say "hard luck" to someone who ________A. has just heard some very good news.B. puts great effort into whatever he or she tries.C. is less fortunate than he or she ought to be.D. fails through his or her own fault entirely.6. Why was the writer on the riverbank that afternoon?A. He was going to do some shopping in the village.B. He was fishing.C. He was going to get the evening paper.D. He was on his way home from the village7. Why was the writer surprised when he saw Bill Jarvis?A. He thought it was late for Bill to be still fishing.B. Bill had not caught anything, and that seemed strange.C. He thought Bill was ill, because he was not moving at allD. He was surprised because Bill stayed in his flat in the afternoons.8. From the information given in the passage, who- or what - do you think was wrong?A. The bell was; it must have gone off at the wrong time.4 B. The writer's watch was fast.C. Bill was; he had dropped off to sleepD. Bill's clock was wrong; it was very old.9. All of the following are true about Bill Jarvis EXCEPT __________A. he lived aloneB. He had ever worked as a sailorC. He was a newspaper manD. Fishing was his past time10. What did Bill Jarvis often bring with him when he went fishing?A. a clockB. a goldC. a newspaperD. a fire engineD. Writing1. Tom is the most industrious pupil.No other pupil _____________________________________________________________2. The last time I played football was in 1971.I ________________________________________________________________________3. I only bought the dog because my children wanted a pet.If _______________________________________________________________________4. The weather was so beautiful that we went swimming.It was ____________________________________________________________________5. I am really sorry I didn’t invite her to the party.I really wish _______________________________________________________________II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the givenword.1. She owns all this land now. (belongs)All _____________________________________________________________________2. Organized activities don’t interest Eva very much. ( interested)Eva_____________________________________________________________________3. Mary is so young that she can’t join our club. (too)Mary is too young to join our club.4. Do you like meat more than fish? (prefer)Do______________________________________________________________________?5. He hasn’t got the intelligence to be a programmer ( intelligent)He ______________________________________________________________________The end5 SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOHÀ TĨNHKỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH CẤP THPTNĂM HỌC 2012 - 2013Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH 10Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút(Đề thi có 08 trang, gồm 11 phần)ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCLưu ý:→→→→Thí sinh không sử dụng bất kể tài liệu nào, kể cả từ điển.Thí sinh làm bài trực tiếp vào đề thi, ghi câu trả lời vào các ô cho sẵn ở cuối các phần.Riêng phần trắc nghiệm thí sinh chỉ ghi đáp án A, B, C hoặc D vào ô cho sẵn.Giám thị không giải thích gì thêm.Điểm của toàn bài thi(Bằng số)(Bằng chữ)Các giám khảoSố phách(Ký và ghi rõ họ tên)(Do Trưởng Ban chấm thi ghi)Giám khảo 1:Giám khảo 2:A. LISTENINGPART I. Listen to the dialogue on the phone between and a man and a girl named Juliet and fill in theform. You are allowed to listen TWICE. Give your answers in the numbered spaces.Name:Juliet A. EastmanAge:(1) ……………………………………Hair color:(2) ……………………………………Eye color:(3) ……………………………………Height:(4) ……………………………………Occupation:(5) …………………………………… …………………………………………………………..Likes:going out and having fun, sports, (6) ………………………………………and (7) ……………………………………………Wants to meet someone who : (8) …………………………………………………, likes same(9)………………………………………………. and (10) ………………………………………Part II. You are going to hear an expert talk about sleeping and dreaming. Listen and write True (T) orFalse (F) for each sentence. You are allowed to listen TWICE.Your answersTrue (T)1. Women sleep more than men.2. A sound sleeper moves less than a light sleeper.3. Most people need 9 hours of sleep a night.4. Reading in bed helps you sleep.1False (F) 5. Some people don’t dream at all.6. The average person has about four dreams a night.7. Not everyone can remember his or her dreams.8. Eating before bed can give you nightmares.PART III. You are going to listen to a talk about Margaret Mead. Listen and choose the best answer A,B, C or D for each question. You are allowed to listen TWICE.1. What was Margaret Mead’s job?A. a photographerB. a biologistC. an anthropologistD. a journalist2. What was Margaret Mead’s main interest?A. taking photographsB. exploring new placesC. how children were looked after.D. living in pour areas.3. When did Margaret Mead go to Samoa?A. in 1901.B. in the 1920s.C. in 1938.D. in 1978.4. Who did she interview in her first trip to Samoa?A. girls between 9 and 20 years old.B. boys and girls between 9 and 20 years old.C. women over 20 years old.D. men and women over 20 years old.5. What was the title of Margaret Mead’s book?A. The pacific Islands.B. Teenagers around the World.C. Growing Up in New Guinea.D. Coming of Age in Samoa.6. What was the main reason why Margaret Mead took photos?A. She liked photography.B. Cameras were not very common at that time.C. Her husband liked photos.D. It was the best way to share what she learned.7. What is the main topic of the listening passage?A. Margaret Mead went to college in New York.B. Margaret Mead did research on the role of culture.C. Margaret Mead took photographs and wrote books.D. Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia.Your answers1.2.3.4.5.6.7.B. LEXICO – GRAMMARPART IV. Choose the answer A, B, C or D which best fits the space in each of the following sentences.1. _________ saying was so important that I asked everyone to stop talking and listen.A. What the woman wasB. That the woman wasC. The woman wasD. When was the woman2. -“Do you mind if I take a seat?”- “_____________.”A. Yes, I don’t mindB. No, do as you pleaseC. No I mindD. Yes, do as you please3. As the two teams left the football ground, the 100,000 _________ gave them a standing ovation.A. bystandersB. spectatorsC. viewersD. audiences4 My parents lent me the money. _________, I couldn’t have afforded the trip.A. HoweverB. ThereforeC. Only ifD. Otherwise5. It is interesting to take _________ a new hobby such as collecting stamps or going fishing.A. overB. onC. inD. up6. Jack made me _________ him next week.A. promise callingB. to promise callingC. to promise to callD. promise to call2 7. “I passed the TOEFL test, Mom.”- “ _________.”A. All rightB. Thank youC. Well doneD. Good luck8. The bad weather caused serious damage to the crop. If only it _______ warmer.A. wasB. wereC. has beenD. had been9. - “Eric is really upset about losing his job.” - “ Well, ____once myself, I can understand.”A. Having been firedB. FiredC. Having firedD. Being fired10. ________ you, I’d think twice about that decision. I could be a bad move.A. Were IB. Should I beC. If I amD. If I had been11. The teacher asked a difficult question, but finally Ted _________ a good answer.A. put up withB. keep pace withC. made way forD. came up with12. Not only ________ to speak to him, but she also vowed never to see him again.A. she refusedB. did she refuseC. she did refuseD. when she refused13. The judge ________ the pedestrian for the accident.A. accusedB. chargedC. caughtD. blamed14. She had to borrow her sister’s car because hers was _________.A. out of workB. out of orderC. on dutyD. off work15. We should participate in the movement _________ to conserve the natural environment.A. to organizeB. organizingC. which organizedD. organized16. His brother refuses to even listen to anyone else’s point of view. He is very_________.A. open-mindedB. kind-heartedC. narrow-mindedD. absent-minded17. There is _________ in my bedroom.A. a square wooden old tableB. an old square wooden tableC. a wooden old square tableD. an old wooden square table18. “I am sorry. I broke the vase”.- “ _________.”A. OK. Go aheadB. Yes, certainlyC. Don’t worry. Things breakD. I’d rather not.19. One’s fingerprints are _________ other person.A. different fromB. different from anyC. differ from anyD. different from those of any20. He is very happy because he passed his exam with __________ colours.A. flyingB. failingC. imaginingD. changingYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.15.16.17.18.19.20PART V. From four underlined parts, choose the one that needs correction then correct it.For example : The teacher did not allow the students discussing the take-home exam with each other.discussing → to discuss1. A Geiger counter is an electronic instrument is used to measure the presence and intensity of radiation.2. A dolphin locates underwater objects in their path by making a series of clicking and whistling sounds.3. In spite of its small size, Europe had a great impact on world history than other continents.4. Before she moved here , Alene has been president of the organization for four years.5. That Marta's been chosen as the most outstanding student on her campus make her parents very happy.6. My cousin composes not only the music, but also sings the songs for the major Broadway musicals.7. Our civilization is so commonplace to us that rarely we stop to think about its complexity.8. Ever since the world began, nations have difficulty in keeping peace with their neighbors.3 9. Those of us who have a family history of heart disease should do yearly appointments with our doctors.10. If one had thought about the alternatives, he would not have chosen such difficult a topic for a term paper.Your answersMistakeCorrection1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART VI. Fill in each space in the following sentences with the most suitable prepositions.1. I'm afraid Tom's _______ work. But Jack's in. Would you like to speak to him?2. Have you been to the theatre recently? ~ Yes, I was _______ the Old Vie last night.3. At first I found the work very tiring, but _______ a few weeks I got used to it.4. _______ the daytime the streets are crowded but at night they are quite deserted.5. I saw Tom at the bus stop this morning but couldn't speak to him because we were standing _____ a queue.6. He is always in a hurry. He drives _______ a tremendous speed.7. Write ________ ink and put your name on the top of the page.8. The man with the pipe and red hair is the brother of the girl ________ blue.9. He sits at his desk all day with his head in his hands. It gets ________ my nerves.10. The children hastily changed _______ bathing things and jumped into the river with shouts of delight.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART VII. Give the correct form of the word in bracket to complete the passage.Your answers:The __1__ (say) “never judge a book by its cover” could not be more true forRidiculous Rules by Marjorie Allen. The cover is completely blank, whereas1. ............................................the book is crammed full of wonderful examples and anecdotes. Allen is an 2. ............................................__2__ (speak) critic of what is taught to native and non-native speakers of3. ............................................English, and has issued a __3__ (declare) of war against textbooks and stylebooks which tell lies.4.............................................Take the ridiculous and __4__ (mean) rule of never ending a sentencewith a preposition. The lovely - if famous – story goes, that Winston Churchill, 5.............................................well-known for his numerous __5__ (write) as well as for being British PrimeMinister during the Second World War, received a manuscript back from an6. ............................................ignorant __6__ (edit), who had told him rather rudely that he had to __7__ 7. ............................................4 (phrase) a sentence which ended with a preposition. Churchill responded bymaking the simple yet forceful __8__ (state) in the margin: “This is an8. ............................................impertinence up with which I will not put.” – the __9__ (imply) being that not 9. ............................................to end a sentence with a preposition often sounds ridiculous in English, Sadly,10. ............................................Allen informs us that the story is probably mere __10__ (hear), and thatChurchill may have actually only written “rubbish!” in the margin.C. READINGPART VIII. Read the passage and choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to each of the questionsLarge animals that inhabit the desert have evolved a number of adaptations for reducing the effects ofextreme heat. One adaptation is to be light in color, and to reflect rather than absorb the Sun's rays. Desertmammals also depart from the normal mammalian practice of maintaining a constant body temperature.Instead of trying to keep down the body temperature deep inside the body, which would involve theexpenditure of water and energy, desert mammals allow their temperatures to rise to what would normally befever height, and temperatures as high as 46 degrees Celsius have been measured in Grant's gazelles. Theoverheated body then cools down during the cold desert night, and indeed the temperature may fall unusuallylow by dawn, as low as 34 degrees Celsius in the camel. This is an advantage since the heat of the first fewhours of daylight is absorbed in warming up the body, and an excessive buildup of heat does not begin untilwell into the day.Another strategy of large desert animals is to tolerate the loss of body water to a point that would be fatalfor non-adapted animals. The camel can lose up to 30 percent of its body weight as water without harm toitself, whereas human beings die after losing only 12 to 13 percent of their body weight. An equally importantadaptation is the ability to replenish this water loss at one drink. Desert animals can drink prodigious volumesin a short time, and camels have been known to imbibe over 100 liters in a few minutes. A very dehydratedperson, on the other hand, cannot drink enough water to dehydrate at one session, because the human stomachis not sufficiently big and because a too rapid dilution of the body fluids causes death from water intoxication.The tolerance of water loss is of obvious advantage in the desert, as animals do not have to remain near awater hole but can obtain food from grazing sparse and far-flung pastures. Desert-adapted mammals have thefurther ability to feed normally when extremely dehydrated, it is a common experience in people that appetiteis lost even under conditions of moderate thirst.1. What is the main topic of the passage?A. Weather variations in the desertB. Adaptations of desert animalsC. Diseased of desert animalsD. Human use of desert animals.2. According to the passage, why is light coloring an advantage to large desert animals?A. It helps them hide from predators.B. It does not absorb sunlight as much as dark colors.C. It helps them see their young at nightD. It keeps them cool at night.3. The word "maintaining" is closest in meaning to ___________.A. measuringB. inheritingC. preservingD. delaying4. The author uses of Grant's gazelle as an example of ___________.A. an animal with a low average temperatureB. an animal that is not as well adapted as the camelC. a desert animal that can withstand high body temperaturesD. a desert animal with a constant body temperature5. When is the internal temperature of a large desert mammal lower?A. Just before sunriseB. In the middle of the dayC. Just after sunsetD. Just after drinking5 6. The word "tolerate" is closest in meaning to ___________.A. endureB. replaceC. compensateD. reduce7. What causes water intoxication?A. Drinking too much water very quicklyB. Drinking polluted waterC. Bacteria in waterD. Lack of water.8. What does the author imply about desert-adapted mammals?A. They do not need to eat much food.B. They can eat large quantities quicklyC. They easily lose their appetites.D. They can travel long distances looking for food.9. Why does the author mention humans in the second paragraph?A. To show how they use camels.B. To contrast them to desert mammals.C. To give instructions about desert survival.D. To show how they have adapted to desert life.10. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as an adaptation of large desert animals?A. Variation in body temperaturesB. Eating while dehydratedC. Drinking water quicklyD. Being active at night.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART IX. Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.When you read something in a foreign language, you frequently (1)______ across words you do not fullyunderstand. Sometimes you check the meaning in a dictionary and sometimes you (2)______. The strategyyou adopt depends very much upon the (3)______ of accuracy you require and the time at your disposal.If you are the sort of person who tends to turn to the dictionary frequently, it is worth remembering thatevery dictionary has its (4)______. Each definition is only an approximation and one builds up an accuratepicture of the meaning of a word only after meeting it in a (5)______ of contexts. It is also important torecognize the special dangers of dictionaries that translate from English into your native language and viceversa. If you must use a dictionary, it is usually far safer to (6)______ an English-English dictionary.In most exams you are not permitted to use a dictionary. (7)______ you are allowed to use one, it is verytime-consuming to look up words, and time in exams is usually limited. You are, (8)______ , forced to guessthe meaning of unfamiliar words.When you find unknown words in an exam text, it is very easy to panic. However, if you developefficient techniques for guessing the meaning, you will (9)______ a number of possible problems and helpyourself to understand far more of the text than you at first thought likely.Two strategies which may help you guess the meaning of a word are: using contextual clues, both withinthe sentence and outside, and making use of clues (10)______ from the formation of the word.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.A. putA. lookA. extentA. limitationsA. multipleA. surveyA. or elseA. soA. surpassA. derivedB. dropB. guessB. rangeB. valuesB. varietyB. consultB. ProvidedB. thereforeB. get overB. extractedC. seeC. examineC. degreeC. advantagesC. variationC. referC. AlthoughC. completelyC. go overC. comingD. comeD. inspectD. levelD. entryD. diversityD. inquireD. Even ifD. so thatD. overcomeD. originatedYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.6 D. WRITINGPART X. Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.1. This will be my student's first performance in Canada.→ This will be the first time …………………………………………………………………………...2. This course will take us six months to complete.→ In six months time …………………………………………………………………………………..3. The number of people who understand his ideas exceed his expectations.→ More people …………………………………………………………………………………………4. She'll have to make her presentation at the end of his speech.→ The moment he ……………………………………………………………………………………..5. Sharon will finish her exams. Then she will have more free time.→ Once …………………………………………………………………………………………………6. Both Mary and Peter prefer jazz to classical music.→ Neither………………………………………………………………………………………………7. They repaired my car at the garage in town.→ I............................................................................................................................................................8. This is the last time I will speak to you.→ I...........................................................................................................................................................9. I prefer staying in to going out.→ I'd rather..............................................................................................................................................10. They passed the driving test because of the easy questions.→ If ……………………………………………………………………………………………………Your answers:1....................................................................................................................................................................................................2....................................................................................................................................................................................................3....................................................................................................................................................................................................4....................................................................................................................................................................................................5....................................................................................................................................................................................................6....................................................................................................................................................................................................7....................................................................................................................................................................................................8....................................................................................................................................................................................................9...................................................................................................................................................................................................10...................................................................................................................................................................................................PART XI. ESSAY WRITINGSome people say that cell phones have improved modern life. Others believe that cell phones have causedmany problems to people. What is your opinion? In about 250 words, write an essay to assert your point ofview on this problem.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………THE END8 SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOHÀ TĨNHĐÁP ÁN KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNHLỚP 9 THCS NĂM HỌC 2012 - 2013Môn thi: TIẾNG ANHTổng: 20 điểm, cụ thể như sau:A. LISTENING – 3 ĐIỂMPART I: 1,5 điểm = 0,15/ 1 câu đúng1. twenty-three/ 232. blonde / blond3. blue4. average5. computer programmer6. music7.( watching ) TV8. outgoing9. music/ sports10. sports/ musicPART II: 0,7 điểm = 0,1/ 1 câu đúng1. F2. F3. F4. T5. F6. T7. T8.FPART III: 0,8 điểm = 0,1/ 1 câu đúng1. C2. C3. B4. A5. C6. D7. BB. LEXICO – GRAMMAR – 8 ĐIỂMPART IV: 4 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúng1. A2. B3. B4. D5. D6. D7. C8. D9. A10.A11. D12. B13. D14. B15. D16. C17. B18. C19. D20. APART V: 2 điểm = 0,1 / 1 câu đúng1. is used → used2. their path → its path3. great impact → greater impact4. has been → had been5. make → makes/made6. composes not only → not only composes7. rarely we stop → rarely do we stop8. have difficulty → have had difficulty9. do yearly → make yearly10. such difficult → so difficultPART VI: 1 điểm = 0,1 / 1 câu đúng1. at2. at3. for4. in5. in6. at7. in8. in9. on10. intoPART VII: 1 điểm = 0,1 / 1 câu đúng1. saying2. outspoken3. declaration4. meaningless5. writings6. editor7. rephrase8. statement9. implication10. hearsayC. READING – 4 ĐIỂMPART VIII: 2 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúng9 1. B2. B3. C4. C5. A6. A7. A8. D9. B10. DPART IX: 2 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúng1. D2. B3. C4. C5. B6. B7. D8. B9. D10. AD. WRITING – 5 ĐIỂMPart IX: 2 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúngmy student has performed in Canada.1.This will be the first time2.In six months time we will have completed this course.3.More people understand him than he expected./ has expected/ expects.4.The moment he finishes she'll have to make her presentation.5.Once Sharon finishes her exams, she will have more free time6.Neither Mary nor Peter prefers classical music to jazz.7.I had my car repaired at the garage in town.8.I will not/never speak to you (again).9.I'd rather stay in than go out.10.Ifmy student has given the performance in Canada.the questions hadn’t been easy,they wouldn’t have passed the driving test.the questions had been (more) difficult,they would have failed the driving test.It hadn’t been for the easy questions,Part X: 3 điểm- Nội dung (content): 1.5 điểm- Từ vựng (vocabulary): 0.5 điểm- Ngữ pháp (grammar): 0.5 điểm- Tính mạch lạc và trôi chảy (coherence and cohesion) + độ dài (length): 0.5 điểm10 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC----------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi gồm 5 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2011-2012ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THP không chuyên)Thời gian thi: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đềPART I. LISTENINGYou are going to hear a talk about security in the UK. Listen to the talk and complete the statements belowby writing no more than THREE words in the spaces provide.You will hear the talk TWICE.• Don’t carry more (1)________ than you need for daily expenses.• When you stay at a hotel, ask the (2)_______ to keep your valuables in hotel (3)________.• Don’t keep a note of the serial (4)________ together with your traveler’s cheques.• You should carry wallets and purses in an (5)________ pocket or a handbag.• Your passport, (6) ____________ and other important documents should be taken special care of.• You can leave your (7) _________ luggage in a luggage office at most large stations and pick it up later.• It’s necessary to keep the receipt and check the (8) _________ hours when you leave your luggage at thestation.• The (9) _________ Property Office can be found at both (10) __________ and the station.PART II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARYI. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct answer among four options (A, B, C or D).1. He's really shy _______ girl.A. byB. atC. forD. with2. The teacher _______ her to improve her drawing.A. insistedB. encouragedC. madeD. persisted3. I couldn't quite ______ what they were doing because they were so far away.A. bear outB. make outC. think outD. try out4. The meal Mary cooked tastes_______.A. wellB. niceC. goodD. worse5. ______ at the party, we saw Ruth standing alone.A. ArrivingB. We arrivedC. ArrivedD. We were arriving6. The people who______ the survey said that they had examined over 1,000 accidents.A. gaveB. proceedC. setD. conducted7. The judge found him ______ of stealing and sent him to prison.A. evilB. innocentC. guiltyD. wicked8. The house we have rented is______. So we will have to buy some beds, chairs, tables, etc.A. unrestoredB. unrepairedC. unfurnishedD. undecorated9. He was turned down for the job because he is ________.A. qualifiedB. qualifyingC. unqualifiedD. qualification10. The trouble started only______ the other man came into the room.A. whenB. untilC. and thenD. too soon11. _______, the disaster would not have happened.A. Had you have obeyed the ordersB. You had obeyed the ordersC. You obeyed the ordersD. Had you obeyed the orders12. _______ had booked in advance were allowed in.A. Only whoB. Only those whoC. Only who were thoseD. Only were those who13. Traveling alone to a jungle is adventurous, ________.A. if not impossibleB. if it not impossibleC. when not impossibleD. when it not impossible1 14. I ______ the hot weather in the south.A. use toB. used to15. The meat looked very _______ to the dog.A. invitedB. inviteC. am use toD. am used toC. invitingD. invitinglyII. Use the correct form of each word on the right to complete the numbered spaces provided in thepassage. Write your answers on your answer sheet.The mysteries of the skiesThree hundred and fifty years before the first men looked down onthe amazingly beautiful surface of the moon from close quarters,Galileo’s newly built telescope (1) _____________ him to look at theedge of the hitherto mysterious sphere. He saw that the apparently(2) _____________ surface was not divinely smooth and round, butbumpy and imperfect. He realized that although the moon might appear(3) _____________, resembling a still life painted by the hand of acosmic (4) ____________, it was a real world, perhaps not very differentfrom our own. This amounted to a great (5) _____________ hardly to beexpected in his day and age, although nowadays his (6) _____________may appear to some to be trivial and (7) _____________.Not long after Galileo lunar’s observations, the skies which hadpreviously been so (8) _____________ revealed more of theirextraordinary mysteries. Casting around for further wonders, Galileofocused his lens on the (9) _____________ planet of Jupiter. Nestlingnext to it, he saw four little points of light circling the distant planet. Ourmoon it appeared, perhaps (10) ____________ in the eyes of those fearfulof what the discovery might mean, was not alone!1. ABLE2. LIVE3. ACT4. ART5. ACHIEVE6. CONCLUDE7. SIGNIFY8. ELUDE9. STRIKE10. FORTUNEIII. In the following passage, some numbered lines contain a word that shouldn’t be there. Tick (√)the sentences that are correct and write the words that shouldn’t be there in the numbered space.KEEPING YOUR DISTANCEPersonal space is a term that refers to the distance we like tokeep between ourselves and other people. When someone we do notknow well gets too close that we usually begin to feel uncomfortable.If such a business colleague comes closer than 1.2 meters, the mostcommon response is to move away. Some interesting studies havebeen done in libraries. If strangers will come too close, many peopleget up and leave the building, others use to different methods such asturning their back on the intruder. Living in cities has made people todevelop new skills for dealing with situations where they are veryclose to strangers. Most people on so crowded trains try not to look atstrangers; they avoid skin contract, and apologize if hands touch by amistake. People use newspapers as a barrier between themselves andother people, and if they do not have one, they stare into the distance,making sure they are not looking into anyone’s eyes.20 ___√___00 someone1________2 ________3 ________4 ________5 ________6 ________7 ________8 ________9 ________10 _______ PART III. READINGI. Complete the following passage by choosing A, B, C or D to fill in each blank.In recent years, there has been a remarkable increase into happiness. The researchers have come up anumber of factors which contribute to a definition of happiness.First of all, there is, in some people, a moderate genetic predisposition to be happy, in other words,happiness (1)_______ in families. And happiness seems to correlate quite strongly with the main dimensions ofpersonalities: extroverts are generally happier, neurotics are less so.Second, people often report good social relations as a reason for their happiness. In particular, friends are agreat (2) ______ of joy, partly because of the agreeable things they do together, partly because of the way friendsuse positive non-verbal (3) ______ such as caressing and touching, to affirm their friendship. Marriage andsimilar (4) ______ relationships can also form the basis of lasting happiness.Third, job satisfaction undoubtedly (5) ______ overall satisfaction, and vice versa - perhaps this is whysome people are happy in boring jobs: it (6) ______ both ways. Job satisfaction is caused not only by the essentialnature of the work, but (7)_____ by social interactions with co-workers. Unemployment, on the contrary, can be aserious cause of unhappiness.Fourth, leisure is important because it is more under individual (8) ______ than most other causes ofhappiness. Activities (9) _____ sport and music, and participation in voluntary work and social clubs of variouskinds, can give great joy. This is partly because of the (10) ______themselves, but also because of the socialsupport of other group members – it is very strong in the case of religious groups.1. A. runs2. A. source3. A. movements4. A. near5. A. consists of6. A. works7. A. too8. A. check9. A. so10. A. facilitiesB. arrivesB. originB. signalsB. tightB. applies toB. effectsB. as wellB. powerB. suchB. activitiesC. goesC. baseC. slogansC. closeC. counts onC. makesC. alsoC. choiceC. likeC. exercisesD. descendsD. meaningD. motionsD. heavyD. contributes toD. turnsD. plusD. controlD. thusD. amenitiesII. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct option (marked A, B, C or D) to answer the questions.Scientists have established that influenza viruses taken from man can cause disease in animals. In addition,man can catch the disease from animals. In fact, a greater numbers of wild birds seem to carry the virus withoutshowing any evidences of illness. Some scientists conclude that a large family of influenza virus may haveevolved in the bird kingdom, a group that has been on earth 100 million years and is able to carry the viruswithout contracting the disease. There is even convincing evidence to show that virus strain are transmitted fromplace to place and from continent to continent by migrating birds.It is known that two influenza viruses can recombine when both are present in an animal at the same time.The result of such recombination is a great variety of strains containing different H and N spikes. This raises thepossibility that a human influenza virus can recombine with an influenza virus from a lower animal to produce anentirely new spike. Research is underway to determine if that is the way major new strains come into being.Another possibility is that two animal influenza strains may recombine in a pig, for example, to produce a newstrain which is transmitted to man.1. According to the passage, scientists have discovered that influenza viruses ______.A. cause ill health in wild animalsB. do not always cause symptoms in birdsC. are rarely present in wild birdsD. change when transmitted from animals to man2. What is known about the influenza virus?A. It was first found in a group of very old birds. B. All the different strains can be found in wild birds.C. It existed over 100 million years ago.D. It can survive in many different places.3 3. According to the passage, a great variety of influenza strains can appear when______.A. H and N spikes are producedB. animal and bird viruses are combinedC. dissimilar types of viruses recombineD. two viruses of the same type are contracted4. New strains of viruses are transmitted to man by_______.A. a type of wild pigB. diseased lower animalsC. a group of migrating birdsD. a variety of means5. It can be inferred from the passage that all of the following are ways of producing new strains of influenzaEXCEPT_______.A. two influenza viruses in the same animal recombiningB. animal viruses recombining with human virusesC. two animal viruses recombiningD. two animal viruses recombining in a humanIII. Read the passage and choose the best answer from the four options marked A, B, C or D in thefollowing questions. Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answersheet.Several hundred million years ago, plants similar to modern ferns covered vast stretches of the land. Somewere as large as trees, with giant fronds bunched at the top of trunks as straight as pillars. Others were the size ofbushes and formed thickets of undergrowth. Still others lived in the shade of giant club mosses and horsetailsalong the edges of swampy lagoons where giant amphibians swam.A great number of these plants were true ferns, reproducing themselves without fruits or seeds. Others hadonly the appearance of ferns. Their leaves had organs of sexual reproduction and produced seeds. Although their“flowers” did not have corollas, these false ferns (today completely extinct) ushered in the era of flowering plants.Traces of these floras of the earliest times have been preserved in the form of fossils. Such traces are mostcommonly found in shale and sandstone rocks wedged between coal beds.Today only tropical forests bear living proof of the ancient greatness of ferns. The species that grow thereare no longer those of the Carboniferous period, but their variety and vast numbers, and the great size of some,remind us of the time when ferns ruled the plant kingdom.1. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. Plant reproductionB. How to locate fossilsC. An ancient form of plant lifeD. Tropical plant life2. The word “Others” refers to _________.A. plantsB. pillarsC. treesD. fronds3. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a characteristic of the plants described in the passage?A. They once spread over large areas of land.B. They varied greatly in size.C. They coexisted with amphibians, mosses, and horsetails.D. They clung to tree trunks and bushes for support.4. The word “true” is closest in meaning to which of the following?A. accurateB. genuineC. straightD. dependable5. The author states that fossils of early plant life are usually found in rocks located between deposits of _______.A. coalB. shaleC. sandstoneD. corollasIV. Read the passage carefully then fill in the blank a suitable word.As swimming became a popular recreation in England during the 1860s and 1870s, several (1) ______sports developed, roughly patterned after land sports. (2) ______ them were water football (or soccer), waterrugby, water handball, and water polo, in which players rode on floating barrels, painted to look (3) ______horses, and struck the ball with a stick.Water rugby became most popular of these sports, but somehow the water polo name became attached toit, and it's been attached (4) ______ since.4 As played in England, the object of the sport was for a player to touch the ball, with both (5) ______, atthe goal end of the pool. The goaltender stood on the pool deck, ready to dive on any opponent who was about toscore.Water polo quickly became a very rough sport, filled (6) ______ underwater fights away from the ball,and it wasn't unusual for players to pass out for lack of air.In 1877, the sport was tamed in Scotland by the addiction of goalposts. The Scots also replaced (7) ______original small, hard rubber ball with a soccer ball and adopted (8) ______ that prohibited taking the ball under thesurface or, "tackling" a player unless he had the ball.The Scottish game, which emphasized swimming speed, passing, and (9) ______ work, spread to Englandduring the early 1880s, to Hungary in 1889, to Austria and Germany in 1894, to France in 1895, and (10) ______Belgium in 1900.Water polo was the first team sport added to the Olympic program, in 1900.PART IV: WRITINGI. Write the new sentences using the given word. Do not change the word given in any way.1. They have discovered some interesting new information. (LIGHT)2. They suspended Jack for the next two matches. (BANNED)3. I really want to see her again. (DYING)4. She was so beautiful that I couldn't stop looking at her. (EYES)5. We are looking forward to watching the program. (WAIT)II. Rewrite each of the following sentences so that it has a similar meaning to the original one.1. If you changed your mind, you would be welcomed to join our class.→ Were you______________________________________________________2. I'd rather not go out this afternoon.→ I do not feel____________________________________________________3. Adeles tries hard, but she doesn't get anywhere.→ However______________________________________________________4. It is thought that the boss is considering raising wages.→ The boss______________________________________________________5. His disabilities did not prevent him from sailing around the world.→ Despite the fact_________________________________________________6. I didn't arrive in time to see her.→ I wasn't_______________________________________________________7. I'd prefer you not to smoke.→ I'd rather______________________________________________________8. The mother smiled happily. She took the baby in her arms.→ Smiling________________________________________________________9. The noise next door did not stop until after midnight.→ It was not ______________________________________________________10. You can ring this number whenever there is any difficulty.→ Should _________________________________________________________-------------------------------The end---------------------------------5 HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM THI HSG TIẾNG ANH LỚP 10 THPT – NĂM HỌC 2011 - 2012PART I. LISTENING (15 pts: 1,5pts/item)1. cash4. numbers7. heavy10. the airport2. manager5. inside8. opening3. safe6. travel tickets9. LostPART II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY (35pts)I. (15pts: 1pt/item)1. D2. B3. B4. C5. A6. D7. C8. C9. C10. A11. D12. B13. A14. D15. CII. (10pts: 0.1pt/item)1. enabled4. artist7. insignificant10. unfortunately2. lifeless5. achievement8. elusive3. inactive6. conclusion9. strikingIII.(10pts: 1pt/item)1. that9. a5. to3. √7. √2. such4. will6. to8. so10. √PART III . READING (30pts)I. (10pts: 1pt/item)1. A3. B2. A4. CII. (5pts: 1pt/item)1. B2. DIII. (5pts: 1pt/item)1. C2. AIV. ( 10pts: 1pt/item)1. water2. Among6. with7. the5. D6. A7. C8. D9. C10. B3. C4. D5. D3. D4. B5. A3. like8. rules4. ever9. team5. hands10. toPART IV. WRITING (20pts)I. (10pt: 2 pts/item)1. Some interesting new information has come to light.2. Jack was banned from playing in the next two matches.3. I'm dying to see her again.4. She was so beautiful that I couldn't take my eyes off her.5. We can't wait to watch the program.II. (10 pts: 1pt/item)1. Were you to change your mind, you would be welcomed to join our class.2. I do not feel like going out this afternoon.3. However hard Adeles tries, she doesn't get anywhere/gets nowhere.4. The boss is thought to be considering raising wages.5. Despite the fact that he was disabled, he sailed/managed to sail around the world.6. I wasn't early enough to see her.7. I'd rather you didn't smoke.8. Smiling happily, the mother took the baby in her arms.9. It was not until after midnight that the noise next door stopped10. Should there is any difficulty, you can ring this number.6 SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOHÀ TĨNHĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI TUYỂN SINH LỚP 10 THPT CHUYÊN HÀ TĨNHNĂM HỌC 2013 - 2014Môn: TIẾNG ANH (Cho thí sinh chuyên)Thời gian làm bài: 150 phút(Đề thi có 8 trang, gồm 11 phần)Lưu ý:→→→→Thí sinh không sử dụng bất kể tài liệu nào, kể cả từ điển.Thí sinh làm bài trực tiếp vào Đề thi, ghi câu trả lời vào các ô cho sẵn ở cuối các phần.Riêng phần trắc nghiệm thí sinh chỉ ghi đáp án A, B, C hoặc D vào ô cho sẵn.Giám thị không giải thích gì thêm.Điểm của toàn bài thi(Bằng số)(Bằng chữ)Các giám khảoSố phách(Ký và ghi rõ họ tên)(Do Trưởng Ban chấm thi ghi)Giám khảo 1:Giám khảo 2:A. LISTENINGPart I: You will hear a person talking about first impressions. Listen and fill in the blanks with themissing words. You are allowed to listen twice.According to ___1__, people form first impressions based on how you look, then onhow you sound, and finally on what you say.The way you look makes up 55% of a first impression. This includes facialexpressions, body language, and eye ___2___, as well as your clothes and general__3__. A friendly smile seems to be the most important part of this.The way you sound makes up 38% of a first impression and includes how fast orslowly you speak. People listen to your __4__ of voice and decide if you sound friendlyor unfriendly, interested or __5__, and happy or sad. What we say - the actual words counts for only 7% of the __6__.People form first impressions within 10 seconds of meeting you. And firstimpressions don’t change __7__. If someone gets the wrong impression of you, it cantake a long time to change his or her mind.One problem is that in diferrent parts of the world, the same __8__ can give peoplea different impression. In some countries, if you look at the person directly, it shows youare friendly. In other countries, it can be rude, and it’s more polite to look away from theperson. Standing close to someone and touching the person’s __9__ is normal in someplaces, but in others it’s better to keep your __10__. The person may think you are beingtoo ….Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.1 Part II: Four people are talking about their best friends. Listen then complete the table below. You areallowed to listen twice.What they do togetherWhen they metRon1. ……………………………………………..2. ………… years agoSally3. ……………………………………………..4. ………… years ago5. ……………………………………………..Ken6. …………………………………………….7. ……… years ago8. …………………………………………….Alice9. …………………………………………….10. ………years agoPart III: You are about to hear a news report. Listen and then choose the best answer A, B or C for eachsentence. You are allowed to listen twice.1. What is the main topic?A. a school in ItalyB. a special kind of schoolC. children with special needs2. Which of these is NOT true about Montessori schools?A. Children walk around.B. Teachers tell students what to do.C. There are a lot of materials to choose from.3. Maria Montessori was __________.A. a psychiatristB. the first woman doctor in ItalyC. the mother of a student with special needs4. Dr. Montessori believed that children __________.A. can teach themselvesB. need strict discipline in schoolC. need a teacher to show them everything5. How old was Dr. Montessori when she started to teach?A. 18B. 21C. 286. Which of the following is true about the children Dr. Montessori taught?A. They did better than other children on tests.B. They did as well on tests as other children.C. They studied in another school before she worked with them.7. Which of the following is NOT true?A. Dr. Montessori’s ideas were not popular.B. Dr. Montessori still works with children.C. Dr. Montessori developed materials for children.8. How many Montessori programs are there in the world?A. tenB. hundredsC. thousands9. What do Montessori teachers believe?A. Students will learn on their own.B. Teachers have to tell students what to do.C. Children need to have a schedule for every hour of class.10. What kinds of children can learn in a Montessori school?A. only children with special needsB. only children from regular schoolsC. all types of childrenYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.2 B. LEXICO – GRAMMARPart IV: Choose the correct answer A, B, C or D to complete each of the following sentences.1. Michael: “We’ll have to hurry if we want to finish this project on time.”- John: “__________”A. OK. But I’ll call you later.B. I’ll say we will!C. I’m tired. I’ll go home early.D. What a wonderful idea!2. _______for farming purposes, soil must contain the minerals plants require.A. To be goodB. Being goodC. Be goodD. That's good3. There was a ____________________ table in the kitchen.A. beautiful large round woodenB. large beautiful round woodenC. beautiful round large woodenD. golden large beautiful round4. I really can’t __________ the twins apart. They look so alike.A. sayB. talkC. takeD. tell5. ______ in astronomy, the discovery of Uranus was by accident.A. Alike many findsB. Many alike findsC. Like many findsD. It was like many finds6. The young generation must contribute to ___________ the country.A. building ofB. the buildingC. the building ofD. build7. I can not help feeling anxious ___________ the exam results.A. onB. withC. aboutD. of8. When Elvis Presley died, her daughter came __________ a fortune.A. intoB. up withC. overD. across9. “Go on, finish the desert. It needs _________ up because it won’t stay fresh until tomorrow.”A. eatB. eatingC. to eatD. eaten10. Fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas produce carbon dioxide when __________ .A. burnedB. are burnedC. they burnedD. are they burned11. The teacher suspected the students ___________ cheating in the exam.A. onB. aboutC. inD. of12. Alain: “Would you like to have dinner with me?”- Helen: “__________.”A. Yes, it isB. Thank you. I’m very happyC. Yes, so do ID. Yes, I’d love to13. After her illness, Lam had to work hard to _______ her classmates.A. catch sight ofB. keep pace withC. get in touch withD. make allowance for14. I thought you said she was going away the following Sunday, _______?A. wasn't sheB. didn't IC. didn't youD. wasn't it15. The ________ polluted atmosphere in some industrial regions is called "smog.”A. muchB. largelyC. fullyD. heavilyYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.15.Part V: Each line in the passage contains one mistake. Underline the mistakes then and correct them.Your answers:Language is considered a significant means for communication in international 1..................................relations. People in modern world have not longer been bound to their own 2..................................countries. Moreover, in keeping inform with speedly scientific developments 3..................................3 nowadays, they must widen their cooperative relations with the highly developing 4..................................nations in other parts of the world. Due to the fact that no one are able to 5..................................communicate with any natives in the world, that is necessary for people to choose to 6..................................learn a foreign language as a worldwide common medium of communication. Which 7..................................is why English has been chosen by almost people to be a foreign language to master. 8..................................More and more people using English and the number of those who learn English as a 9..................................foreign language has been increased so rapidly that it is the highest nowadays.10................................Part VI: Read the text and then give the correct forms of the words in CAPITALS to complete the gaps.The First amendment to the American Constitution declares __1__ (FREE) of the press to all people.Although this right was not __2__ (OFFICE) adopted until 1791, the famous Zenger trial of 1735 laid thegroundwork for the insuring of this precious freedom. John Peter Zenger emigrated as a __3__ (TEEN) fromGermany. In 1733, he began publishing the New York Weekly Journal. The following year, he was arrested forwriting a story about the crown-appointed __4__ (GOVERNMENT) of New York. While John Peter Zengerwas __5__ (PRISON) for nine months, his wife - an American woman__6__ (DUTY) published the newspaperevery day, __7__ (BRAVE) telling the truth about the corrupt government __8__ (OFFICE) sent by the kingto govern the colonies. Finally Zenger’s long-awaited trial took place. The hostile judge dismissed Zinger'slocal lawyers, making it necessary for his wife to seek out Andrew Hamilton, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer.Persuaded by Hamilton, the jury returned a not-guilty verdict, defying the judge’s orders for a __9__(CONVICT). As a result of determination and bravery on the part of the colonists, a __10__ (LAST) victoryfor freedom of the press was gained by a young immigrant.Your answers:1.6.2.7.3.8.4.9.5.10.C. READINGPart VII: Read the text and then choose the correct answer A, B, C or D for each space.SUMMER IN THE CITYSummer is a wonderful season because it means sun, beaches and having fun. However, summer in the citycan make one suffer. A mixture of airborne gases and heat can ___1___ something of a mini-greenhouse effect,which is harmful to our health. This, in turn, brings ___2__ a rise in temperature, making it essential to seek__3__ in an air-conditioned building. Some cities even have the added problem of smog. This, combined withthe heat, makes conditions unbearable.Asthmatics, who are considered to be more __4__ during the summer season, are the ones who are __5__the most by these conditions and their lives are often __6__. It is therefore important that these people __7__going out when pollution levels are high.4 According to official records, the increase in temperature coincides with a higher number of deaths. Twentypercent more people die from heart attacks or are killed in car accidents. However, there is hope for citydwellers. Experts say that the situation can be improved if we pay more __8___ to looking after ourenvironment. One step would be to __9___ the number of vehicles and limit heavy industry, which producetoxic emissions. Even ___10__ dark-coloured roofs with lighter-coloured ones can cause a drop in temperatureof up to 4 degree Celsius.12345678910A. resultA. upA. rescueA. sensitiveA. affectedA. warnedA. omitA. careA. demolishA. exchangingB. gainB. aboutB. guardB. sensationalB. attackedB. riskedB. avoidB. cautionB. lowerB. urgingC. remainC. roundC. shelterC. sensibleC. obligedC. damagedC. banC. interestC. reduceC. advancingD. createD. alongD. cautionD. influencedD. appealedD. endangeredD. preventD. attentionD. destroyD. replacingYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.Part VIII: Read the passage carefully and find the missing word to complete each space.Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, thought that sleep was unnecessary and a society thatoperated ___1__ sleep would be an ideal one. However, he was wrong. Nowadays, we are living in a societywhich is sleeping less than ever and this has resulted ___2__ many negative effects.According to police reports, more than twenty five percent of motorway accidents are directly or indirectlyattributed to lack of sleep. It is true that people ___3___ to sleep nine hours a night, whereas today they sleepseven or even __4___. This is because our ___5__ of life has changed and we are trying to squeeze activitieslike watching television, shopping or going to the gym in our 24 hour day.Lack of sleep also has a negative effect ___6___ our health. Research that has been carried out on animalscontinuously deprived of sleep has shown that they are likely to die. Of course, experiments of this kind arehighly unlikely to be carried out on humans ___7___. The longest period of wakefulness which ___8__ therecord was eleven days. This experiment showed that after a few days not to sleep, the mind and body were__9__ to function normally.To put it in a nutshell, the vast majority of us ___10__ an adequate amount of sleep in every twenty-fourhour period.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART IX: Read the passage and choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to each of the questions.MOBILE PHONES: Are they about to transform our lives?We love them so much that some of us sleep with them under the pillow, yet we are increasingly concernedthat we cannot escape their electronic reach. We use them to convey our most intimate secrets, yet we worrythat they are a threat to our privacy. We rely on them more than the Internet to cope with modern life, yet manyof us don’t believe advertisements saying we need more advanced services.5 Sweeping aside the doubts that many people feel about the benefits of new third generation phones and fearsover the health effects of phone masts, a recent report claims that the long-term effects of new mobiletechnologies will be entirely positive so long as the public can be convinced to make use of them. Researchabout users of mobile phones reveals that the mobile has already moved beyond being a mere practicalcommunication tool to become the backbone of modern social life, from love affairs to friendship to work.The close relationship between user and phone is most pronounced among teenagers, the report says, whoregard their mobiles as an expression of their identity. This is partly because mobiles are seen as being beyondthe control of parents. But the researchers suggest that another reason may be that mobiles, especially textmessaging is seen as a way of overcoming shyness. The impact of phones, however, has been local rather thanglobal, supporting existing friendship and networks, rather than opening users to a new broader community.Even the language of texting in one area can be incomprehensible to anybody from another area.Among the most important benefits of using mobile phones, the report claims, will be a vastly improvedmobile infrastructure, providing gains throughout the economy, and the provision of a more sophisticatedlocation-based services for users. The report calls on government to put more effort into the delivery of servicesby mobile phone, with suggestion including public transport and traffic information and doctors’ text messagesto remind patients of appointments. There are many possibilities. At a recent trade fair in Sweden, a mobilenavigation product was launched. When the user enters a destination, a route is automatically downloaded totheir mobile and presented by voiced, pictures and maps as they drive. In future, these devices will also be ableto plan around congestion and road works in real time. Third generation phones will also allow for remotemonitoring of patients by doctors. In Britain scientists are developing an asthma management solution usingmobiles to detect early signs of an attack.Mobile phones can be used in education. A group of teachers in Britain use third generation phones toprovide fast internet service to children who live beyond the reach of terrestrial broadband services and canhave no access to online information. ‘As the new generation of mobile technologies takes off, the socialpotential of the vastly increase,’ the report argues.1. What does the writer suggest in the first paragraph about our attitudes to mobile phones?A. We can’t live without them.B. We are worried about using them so much.C. We have contradictory feelings about them.D. We need them more than anything else to deal with modern life.2. What is the connection between social life and mobile phones?A. Modern social life relies significantly on the use of mobile phonesB. Mobile phones make romantic communication easier.C. Mobile phones encourage people to make friends.D. Mobile phones enable people to communicate while moving around3. Why do teenagers have such a close relationship with their mobile phones?A. They use text messages more than any other groupB. They feel independent when they use themC. They are more inclined to be late than older peopleD. They tend to feel uncomfortable in many situations4. How might mobile phones be used in the future?A. To give the address of the nearest doctor’s surgeryB. To arrange deliveriesC. To show bus and train timetablesD. To cure diseases5. What is the general attitude of the report described here?A. Manufacturers need to produce better equipment.B. The government should take over the mobile phone networks.C. There are problems with mobile phones that cannot be overcome.D. Mobile phones can have a variety of very useful applications.6 Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.D. WRITINGPART X. Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.1. In order to get to the solution, we had to start again from the beginning.→ Only by ……………………………………………………………………………….……….………………..2. It’s the sunset that attracts tourists to that place.→ If it weren’t ……………..……………………………………………………………..….…………………….3. I had expected the weather to be worse.→ The weather wasn’t ……………………………………………………………………...……….…………….4. His behavior is beginning to annoy me more and more.→ I am beginning .....................................................................................................................................................5. You just can not compare the quality of her work with his.→ There’s ……….....................................................................................................................................................Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word givenand do not change it. You must use between three and seven words, including the word given.6. Valerie found it hard to concentrate on her book because of the noise.(difficulty)→ Valerie ........................................................................................................... on her book because of the noise.7. My new MP3 player was twice the price of yours.(expensive)→ Your MP3 player was ………………….……………………………………. mine.8. Pauline doesn’t want to be given a main part in the school play.(rather)→ Pauline …………….…………………………………..……………………... a main part in the school play.9. I go to the cinema every Thursday in winter.→ I always …………………………………………………….……………….. in winter. (Thursdays)10. “Do fast cars interest you?” The dealer asked Sarah.(was)→ The dealer asked Sarah ................................................................................... fast cars.PART XI. ESSAY WRITINGNowadays our country is facing some big problems (pollution of environment, traffic accidents,unemployment, overcharging in tourism…) In your opinion, which of these problems is the most serious?Write an essay (about 200 words) to give some causes of that problem and suggest the solutions to stop it.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….7 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….__The end__8 SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOHÀ TĨNHĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCLưu ý:→→→→KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH CẤP THPTNĂM HỌC 2012 - 2013Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH 10Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút(Đề thi có 08 trang, gồm 11 phần)Thí sinh không sử dụng bất kể tài liệu nào, kể cả từ điển.Thí sinh làm bài trực tiếp vào đề thi, ghi câu trả lời vào các ô cho sẵn ở cuối các phần.Riêng phần trắc nghiệm thí sinh chỉ ghi đáp án A, B, C hoặc D vào ô cho sẵn.Giám thị không giải thích gì thêm.Điểm của toàn bài thiCác giám khảoSố phách(Bằng số)(Ký và ghi rõ họ tên)(Do Trưởng Ban chấm thi ghi)(Bằng chữ)Giám khảo 1:Giám khảo 2:A. LISTENINGPART I. Listen to the dialogue on the phone between and a man and a girl named Juliet and fill in theform. You are allowed to listen TWICE. Give your answers in the numbered spaces.Name:Juliet A. EastmanAge:(1) ……………………………………Hair color:(2) ……………………………………Eye color:(3) ……………………………………Height:(4) ……………………………………Occupation:(5) …………………………………… …………………………………………………………..Likes:going out and having fun, sports, (6) ………………………………………and (7) ……………………………………………Wants to meet someone who : (8) …………………………………………………, likes same(9)………………………………………………. and (10) ………………………………………Part II. You are going to hear an expert talk about sleeping and dreaming. Listen and write True (T) orFalse (F) for each sentence. You are allowed to listen TWICE.Your answersTrue (T)1. Women sleep more than men.2. A sound sleeper moves less than a light sleeper.3. Most people need 9 hours of sleep a night.4. Reading in bed helps you sleep.1False (F) 5. Some people don’t dream at all.6. The average person has about four dreams a night.7. Not everyone can remember his or her dreams.8. Eating before bed can give you nightmares.PART III. You are going to listen to a talk about Margaret Mead. Listen and choose the best answer A,B, C or D for each question. You are allowed to listen TWICE.1. What was Margaret Mead’s job?A. a photographerB. a biologistC. an anthropologistD. a journalist2. What was Margaret Mead’s main interest?A. taking photographsB. exploring new placesC. how children were looked after.D. living in pour areas.3. When did Margaret Mead go to Samoa?A. in 1901.B. in the 1920s.C. in 1938.D. in 1978.4. Who did she interview in her first trip to Samoa?A. girls between 9 and 20 years old.B. boys and girls between 9 and 20 years old.C. women over 20 years old.D. men and women over 20 years old.5. What was the title of Margaret Mead’s book?A. The pacific Islands.B. Teenagers around the World.C. Growing Up in New Guinea.D. Coming of Age in Samoa.6. What was the main reason why Margaret Mead took photos?A. She liked photography.B. Cameras were not very common at that time.C. Her husband liked photos.D. It was the best way to share what she learned.7. What is the main topic of the listening passage?A. Margaret Mead went to college in New York.B. Margaret Mead did research on the role of culture.C. Margaret Mead took photographs and wrote books.D. Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia.Your answers1.2.3.4.5.6.7.B. LEXICO – GRAMMARPART IV. Choose the answer A, B, C or D which best fits the space in each of the following sentences.1. _________ saying was so important that I asked everyone to stop talking and listen.A. What the woman wasB. That the woman wasC. The woman wasD. When was the woman2. -“Do you mind if I take a seat?”- “_____________.”A. Yes, I don’t mindB. No, do as you pleaseC. No I mindD. Yes, do as you please3. As the two teams left the football ground, the 100,000 _________ gave them a standing ovation.A. bystandersB. spectatorsC. viewersD. audiences4 My parents lent me the money. _________, I couldn’t have afforded the trip.A. HoweverB. ThereforeC. Only ifD. Otherwise5. It is interesting to take _________ a new hobby such as collecting stamps or going fishing.A. overB. onC. inD. up6. Jack made me _________ him next week.A. promise callingB. to promise callingC. to promise to callD. promise to call2 7. “I passed the TOEFL test, Mom.”- “ _________.”A. All rightB. Thank youC. Well doneD. Good luck8. The bad weather caused serious damage to the crop. If only it _______ warmer.A. wasB. wereC. has beenD. had been9. - “Eric is really upset about losing his job.” - “ Well, ____once myself, I can understand.”A. Having been firedB. FiredC. Having firedD. Being fired10. ________ you, I’d think twice about that decision. I could be a bad move.A. Were IB. Should I beC. If I amD. If I had been11. The teacher asked a difficult question, but finally Ted _________ a good answer.A. put up withB. keep pace withC. made way forD. came up with12. Not only ________ to speak to him, but she also vowed never to see him again.A. she refusedB. did she refuseC. she did refuseD. when she refused13. The judge ________ the pedestrian for the accident.A. accusedB. chargedC. caughtD. blamed14. She had to borrow her sister’s car because hers was _________.A. out of workB. out of orderC. on dutyD. off work15. We should participate in the movement _________ to conserve the natural environment.A. to organizeB. organizingC. which organizedD. organized16. His brother refuses to even listen to anyone else’s point of view. He is very_________.A. open-mindedB. kind-heartedC. narrow-mindedD. absent-minded17. There is _________ in my bedroom.A. a square wooden old tableB. an old square wooden tableC. a wooden old square tableD. an old wooden square table18. “I am sorry. I broke the vase”.- “ _________.”A. OK. Go aheadB. Yes, certainlyC. Don’t worry. Things breakD. I’d rather not.19. One’s fingerprints are _________ other person.A. different fromB. different from anyC. differ from anyD. different from those of any20. He is very happy because he passed his exam with __________ colours.A. flyingB. failingC. imaginingD. changingYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.15.16.17.18.19.20PART V. From four underlined parts, choose the one that needs correction then correct it.For example : The teacher did not allow the students discussing the take-home exam with each other.discussing → to discuss1. A Geiger counter is an electronic instrument is used to measure the presence and intensity of radiation.2. A dolphin locates underwater objects in their path by making a series of clicking and whistling sounds.3. In spite of its small size, Europe had a great impact on world history than other continents.4. Before she moved here , Alene has been president of the organization for four years.5. That Marta's been chosen as the most outstanding student on her campus make her parents very happy.6. My cousin composes not only the music, but also sings the songs for the major Broadway musicals.7. Our civilization is so commonplace to us that rarely we stop to think about its complexity.8. Ever since the world began, nations have difficulty in keeping peace with their neighbors.3 9. Those of us who have a family history of heart disease should do yearly appointments with our doctors.10. If one had thought about the alternatives, he would not have chosen such difficult a topic for a term paper.Your answersMistakeCorrection1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART VI. Fill in each space in the following sentences with the most suitable prepositions.1. I'm afraid Tom's _______ work. But Jack's in. Would you like to speak to him?2. Have you been to the theatre recently? ~ Yes, I was _______ the Old Vie last night.3. At first I found the work very tiring, but _______ a few weeks I got used to it.4. _______ the daytime the streets are crowded but at night they are quite deserted.5. I saw Tom at the bus stop this morning but couldn't speak to him because we were standing _____ a queue.6. He is always in a hurry. He drives _______ a tremendous speed.7. Write ________ ink and put your name on the top of the page.8. The man with the pipe and red hair is the brother of the girl ________ blue.9. He sits at his desk all day with his head in his hands. It gets ________ my nerves.10. The children hastily changed _______ bathing things and jumped into the river with shouts of delight.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART VII. Give the correct form of the word in bracket to complete the passage.Your answers:The __1__ (say) “never judge a book by its cover” could not be more true forRidiculous Rules by Marjorie Allen. The cover is completely blank, whereas1. ............................................the book is crammed full of wonderful examples and anecdotes. Allen is an 2. ............................................__2__ (speak) critic of what is taught to native and non-native speakers of3. ............................................English, and has issued a __3__ (declare) of war against textbooks and stylebooks which tell lies.4.............................................Take the ridiculous and __4__ (mean) rule of never ending a sentencewith a preposition. The lovely - if famous – story goes, that Winston Churchill, 5.............................................well-known for his numerous __5__ (write) as well as for being British PrimeMinister during the Second World War, received a manuscript back from an6. ............................................ignorant __6__ (edit), who had told him rather rudely that he had to __7__ 7. ............................................4 (phrase) a sentence which ended with a preposition. Churchill responded bymaking the simple yet forceful __8__ (state) in the margin: “This is an8. ............................................impertinence up with which I will not put.” – the __9__ (imply) being that not 9. ............................................to end a sentence with a preposition often sounds ridiculous in English, Sadly,10. ............................................Allen informs us that the story is probably mere __10__ (hear), and thatChurchill may have actually only written “rubbish!” in the margin.C. READINGPART VIII. Read the passage and choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to each of the questionsLarge animals that inhabit the desert have evolved a number of adaptations for reducing the effects ofextreme heat. One adaptation is to be light in color, and to reflect rather than absorb the Sun's rays. Desertmammals also depart from the normal mammalian practice of maintaining a constant body temperature.Instead of trying to keep down the body temperature deep inside the body, which would involve theexpenditure of water and energy, desert mammals allow their temperatures to rise to what would normally befever height, and temperatures as high as 46 degrees Celsius have been measured in Grant's gazelles. Theoverheated body then cools down during the cold desert night, and indeed the temperature may fall unusuallylow by dawn, as low as 34 degrees Celsius in the camel. This is an advantage since the heat of the first fewhours of daylight is absorbed in warming up the body, and an excessive buildup of heat does not begin untilwell into the day.Another strategy of large desert animals is to tolerate the loss of body water to a point that would be fatalfor non-adapted animals. The camel can lose up to 30 percent of its body weight as water without harm toitself, whereas human beings die after losing only 12 to 13 percent of their body weight. An equally importantadaptation is the ability to replenish this water loss at one drink. Desert animals can drink prodigious volumesin a short time, and camels have been known to imbibe over 100 liters in a few minutes. A very dehydratedperson, on the other hand, cannot drink enough water to dehydrate at one session, because the human stomachis not sufficiently big and because a too rapid dilution of the body fluids causes death from water intoxication.The tolerance of water loss is of obvious advantage in the desert, as animals do not have to remain near awater hole but can obtain food from grazing sparse and far-flung pastures. Desert-adapted mammals have thefurther ability to feed normally when extremely dehydrated, it is a common experience in people that appetiteis lost even under conditions of moderate thirst.1. What is the main topic of the passage?A. Weather variations in the desertB. Adaptations of desert animalsC. Diseased of desert animalsD. Human use of desert animals.2. According to the passage, why is light coloring an advantage to large desert animals?A. It helps them hide from predators.B. It does not absorb sunlight as much as dark colors.C. It helps them see their young at nightD. It keeps them cool at night.3. The word "maintaining" is closest in meaning to ___________.A. measuringB. inheritingC. preservingD. delaying4. The author uses of Grant's gazelle as an example of ___________.A. an animal with a low average temperatureB. an animal that is not as well adapted as the camelC. a desert animal that can withstand high body temperaturesD. a desert animal with a constant body temperature5. When is the internal temperature of a large desert mammal lower?A. Just before sunriseB. In the middle of the dayC. Just after sunsetD. Just after drinking5 6. The word "tolerate" is closest in meaning to ___________.A. endureB. replaceC. compensateD. reduce7. What causes water intoxication?A. Drinking too much water very quicklyB. Drinking polluted waterC. Bacteria in waterD. Lack of water.8. What does the author imply about desert-adapted mammals?A. They do not need to eat much food.B. They can eat large quantities quicklyC. They easily lose their appetites.D. They can travel long distances looking for food.9. Why does the author mention humans in the second paragraph?A. To show how they use camels.B. To contrast them to desert mammals.C. To give instructions about desert survival.D. To show how they have adapted to desert life.10. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as an adaptation of large desert animals?A. Variation in body temperaturesB. Eating while dehydratedC. Drinking water quicklyD. Being active at night.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART IX. Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.When you read something in a foreign language, you frequently (1)______ across words you do not fullyunderstand. Sometimes you check the meaning in a dictionary and sometimes you (2)______. The strategyyou adopt depends very much upon the (3)______ of accuracy you require and the time at your disposal.If you are the sort of person who tends to turn to the dictionary frequently, it is worth remembering thatevery dictionary has its (4)______. Each definition is only an approximation and one builds up an accuratepicture of the meaning of a word only after meeting it in a (5)______ of contexts. It is also important torecognize the special dangers of dictionaries that translate from English into your native language and viceversa. If you must use a dictionary, it is usually far safer to (6)______ an English-English dictionary.In most exams you are not permitted to use a dictionary. (7)______ you are allowed to use one, it is verytime-consuming to look up words, and time in exams is usually limited. You are, (8)______ , forced to guessthe meaning of unfamiliar words.When you find unknown words in an exam text, it is very easy to panic. However, if you developefficient techniques for guessing the meaning, you will (9)______ a number of possible problems and helpyourself to understand far more of the text than you at first thought likely.Two strategies which may help you guess the meaning of a word are: using contextual clues, both withinthe sentence and outside, and making use of clues (10)______ from the formation of the word.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.A. putA. lookA. extentA. limitationsA. multipleA. surveyA. or elseA. soA. surpassA. derivedB. dropB. guessB. rangeB. valuesB. varietyB. consultB. ProvidedB. thereforeB. get overB. extractedC. seeC. examineC. degreeC. advantagesC. variationC. referC. AlthoughC. completelyC. go overC. comingD. comeD. inspectD. levelD. entryD. diversityD. inquireD. Even ifD. so thatD. overcomeD. originatedYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.6 D. WRITINGPART X. Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.1. This will be my student's first performance in Canada.→ This will be the first time …………………………………………………………………………...2. This course will take us six months to complete.→ In six months time …………………………………………………………………………………..3. The number of people who understand his ideas exceed his expectations.→ More people …………………………………………………………………………………………4. She'll have to make her presentation at the end of his speech.→ The moment he ……………………………………………………………………………………..5. Sharon will finish her exams. Then she will have more free time.→ Once …………………………………………………………………………………………………6. Both Mary and Peter prefer jazz to classical music.→ Neither………………………………………………………………………………………………7. They repaired my car at the garage in town.→ I............................................................................................................................................................8. This is the last time I will speak to you.→ I...........................................................................................................................................................9. I prefer staying in to going out.→ I'd rather..............................................................................................................................................10. They passed the driving test because of the easy questions.→ If ……………………………………………………………………………………………………Your answers:1....................................................................................................................................................................................................2....................................................................................................................................................................................................3....................................................................................................................................................................................................4....................................................................................................................................................................................................5....................................................................................................................................................................................................6....................................................................................................................................................................................................7....................................................................................................................................................................................................8....................................................................................................................................................................................................9...................................................................................................................................................................................................10...................................................................................................................................................................................................PART XI. ESSAY WRITINGSome people say that cell phones have improved modern life. Others believe that cell phones have causedmany problems to people. What is your opinion? In about 250 words, write an essay to assert your point ofview on this problem.…………………………………………………………………………………………………………7 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………9 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………THE ENDSỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOHÀ TĨNHĐÁP ÁN KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNHLỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2012 - 2013Môn thi: TIẾNG ANHTổng: 20 điểm, cụ thể như sau:A. LISTENING – 3 ĐIỂMPART I: 1,5 điểm = 0,15/ 1 câu đúng1. twenty-three/ 232. blonde / blond3. blue4. average5.computerprogrammer6. music7.( watching ) TV8. outgoing9. music/ sports10. sports/ musicPART II: 0,8 điểm = 0,1/ 1 câu đúng1. F2. F3. F4. T5. F6. T7. T8.FPART III: 0,7 điểm = 0,1/ 1 câu đúng1. C2. C3. B4. A5. C6. D7. BB. LEXICO – GRAMMAR – 8 ĐIỂMPART IV: 4 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúng1. A2. B3. B4. D5. D6. D7. C8. D9. A10.A11. D12. B13. D14. B15. D16. C17. B18. C19. D20. APART V: 2 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúng1. is used → used2. their path → its path3. great impact → greater impact4. has been → had been5. make → makes/made6. composes not only → not only composes7. rarely we stop → rarely do we stop8. have difficulty → have had difficulty9. do yearly → make yearly10. such difficult → so difficultPART VI: 1 điểm = 0,1 / 1 câu đúng1. at2. at3. for4. in5. in6. at7. in8. in9. on10. into10 PART VII: 1 điểm = 0,1 / 1 câu đúng1. saying2. outspoken3. declaration4. meaningless5. writings6. editor7. rephrase8. statement9. implication10. hearsayC. READING – 4 ĐIỂMPART VIII: 2 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúng1. B2. B3. C4. C5. A6. A7. A8. D9. B10. DPART IX: 2 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúng1. D2. B3. C4. C5. B6. B7. D8. B9. D10. AD. WRITING – 5 ĐIỂMPart IX: 2 điểm = 0,2 / 1 câu đúngmy student has performed in Canada.1.This will be the first time2.In six months time we will have completed this course.3.More people understand him/his ideas than he expected./ has expected/ expects.4.The moment he finishes (his speech), she'll have to make her presentation.5.Once Sharon finishes/has finished her exams, she will have more free time6.Neither Mary nor Peter prefers classical music to jazz.7.I had my car repaired at the garage in town.8.I will not/never speak to you (again).9.I'd rather stay in than go out.10.Ifmy student has given the performance in Canada.the questions hadn’t been easy,they wouldn’t have passed the driving test.the questions had been (more) difficult,they would have failed the driving test.It hadn’t been for the easy questions,Part X: 3 điểm- Nội dung (content): 1.5 điểm- Từ vựng (vocabulary): 0.5 điểm- Ngữ pháp (grammar): 0.5 điểm- Tính mạch lạc và trôi chảy (coherence and cohesion) + độ dài (length): 0.5 điểm11 Së gi¸o dôc - ®µo t¹ohµ tÜnhKú thi CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH líp 10n¨m häc 2010-2011®Ò chÝnh thøcM«n thi: TiÕng AnhThêi gian lµm bµi: 150 phót(kh«ng kÓ thêi gian giao ®Ò)(đề thi có 05 trang)Lưu ý: Thí sinh chỉ làm bài vào tờ giấy thi.Không được sử dụng bất kì loại tài liệu nào.I. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others.1.A. nothingB. purposeC. welcomeD. compare2.A. measlesB. teaseC. pleaseD. measure3.A. especiallyB. weatherC. exerciseD. bench4.A. thusB. withC. smoothD. maths5.A. nakedB. practicedC. belovedD. wicked6.A. encourageB. problemC. excellentD. possible7.A. curiosityB. cureC. businessD. during8.A. manyB. habitC. appleD. happy9.A. bearB. hearC. earD. clear10. A. youngB. cousinC. coupleD. thoroughII. Choose the most suitable word or phrase A, B, C or D to complete each sentence.1. In the hotel lobby the detective caught __________of the man he had been hired to follow.A. glanceB. viewC. visionD. sight2. ‘Go on, finish the food. It needs __________ up because it won’t stay fresh until tomorrow.A. eatB. eatingC. to eatD. eaten3. Before he left on his trip to America, the young man promised his parents he _____them regularly.A. is writingB. will writeC. should writeD. would write4. Of course I didn’t break it ____________ purpose- it was an accident!A. byB. withC. fromD. on5. Andrew couldn’t __________ himself laughing at the expression on Maggie’s face.A. helpB. stopC. escapeD. avoid6. __________ young, chimpanzees are easily trained.A. When areB. WhenC. They areD. When they7. “What’s your proposal?” “I propose that the meeting __________”A. is postponingB. be postponedC. to be postponedD. postpones8. Most of the courses at the banquet were completely consumed, but there _____ food still remaining.A. were fewB. was littleC. were a fewD. was a little9. The four-storey house __________ on that hill is still new.A. be builtB. buildingC. builtD. being building10. Nam Cao devoted most of his time __________A. to having written B. to writeC. to writingD. to have written11. I don’t think he will join us, ___________?A. doesn’t heB. won’t heC. will heD. don’t I12. The young generation must contribute to ____________ the country.A. building ofB. the buildingC. the building ofD. build13. I cannot help feeling anxious __________ the exam results.A. ofB. withC. aboutD. for1 14. In some vocational schools, the training quality is worse than ___________ used to be.A. theyB. itC. themD. that15. When Elvis Presley died, her daughter came ___________ a fortune.A. intoB. up withC. byD. acrossIII. The following passage contains ten errors. Find and correct them.Things started to go wrongly as soon as we got to the hotel. We were all completely exhausting afterour long journey and looking forward to a shower and a rest. However, we found that our room wasnot ready, which was very annoyed, although the manager was extremely apologising. While we werewaiting, we asked about the excursions to places of an interest which we have read about in thebrochure. Imagine how we felt when we were told they had all been cancelled! Apparently, the personresponsible of organizing them had left suddenly and had not been replaced. Then Sally saw a noticepinning to the door of the restaurant, said it was closed for redecoration, and Peter discovered that theswimming pool was empty. When we eventually got to our room we were horrified to find that it wasat the back of the hotel, and we had a view of a car park, that seemed to be used as a rubbish dump.We seriously began to wonder whether or not to stay.IV. Read the text below, using the word given in brackets to form a word that fits in the space.Congratulations to all involved with the school (__1__ produce) of The Woman Next Door.The (__2__ advertise) was carried out by the Art Department, and the posters were very(__3__ imagine). We certainly have some very (__4__ art) students in our school! Manypeople helped with building and painting the (__5__ scene) and the play was written by theEnglish Department, who managed to create an (__6__ amuse) story, with excellent songs.The music was written by Sue Porter, who also (__7__ company) the singers on the piano.Everyone enjoyed a thoroughly (__8__ entertain) evening, and there was a long round of(__9__ applaud) at the end. Jim Barrett gave a brilliant performance as Sergeant Moss, andLiz Aiken was a (__10__delight) Mrs. Jump. Well-done everyone!V. For each question, write one word which can be used in all three sentencesFor example: I was so tired that I couldn’t even think ___________.I will come __________ to the point – you are fired.It’s time to set the record __________ about what really happened that night.→ STRAIGHTI was just _______ to go home, but that’s okay.1.It’s _______ time you got home – We’ve been worried sick!We’re definitely going to have to do something _______ increasing our market share.2.I should get a reply from them any ________ now.It will only take them a ________ to update the website.Now is the __________ of truth!3.We’re definitely living in the ___________ of information.This particular wine doesn’t really mature with __________.It’s time you started acting your __________, young man!4.I do hope we’re going to arrive _________ time.How anyone could work in that office for years _________ end I just don’t know.2 Just bet me that Doug was going to get the sack so I said: “You’re ________”5.To my ____________, the boss said that I could have an extra day off work.Martin always takes great ___________ in talking to anyone about fishing.When Erin finally started to move downhill on the skis for the first time, she laughed in _____.6.The local council should start a building program to meet the ______ for leisure activity.The Major said he had no _________ of advice from people who didn’t know the situation.This area is badly in ___________ of financial investment.7.Oh, tell Carrie that I send my ________ when you see her.When my mum and dad met, my mum says it was ________ at first sight.My _____ for travelling comes from the fact that we moved around a lot.8.We don’t go out during the week as a ________, but we’ll make an exception tonight.People must be made to respect the _________ of law, or we’ll have anarchy.A good ______ of thumb is that you should allow 15 minutes per exercise in the exam.9.Did you hear that the guy who lives in the flat upstairs has been _______ with burglary?I couldn’t believe they ________ me three euros for a bottle of water!The children ran out of the school gate and ________ down the hill.10.The head teacher punished Aaron severely in order to make an _________ of him.Why can’t you follow your brother’s ________ and go to university.Give me one _________ of a place round here where young people can go in the evenings.VI. Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C, or D, best fits each space.Everyone wants to reduce pollution. But the pollution problem is (1)______ complicated as it isserious. It is complicated (2)______ much pollution is caused by things that benefit people. (3)______,exhaust from automobiles causes a large percentage of air pollution. But the automobile (4)______transportation for millions of people. Factories discharge much (5)______ the material that pollutes theair and water, but factories give employment to a large number of people.Thus, to end (6)_______ greatly reduce pollution immediately, people would have to (7)______ using many things that benefit them. Most of the people do not want to do that, of course.But pollution can be (8)______ reduced in several ways. Scientists and engineers can work to findways to lessen the (9)______ of pollution that such things as automobiles and factories cause.Governments can pass and enforce laws that (10)______ businesses and traffic to stop, or to cut downon certain polluting activities.1.A. asB. moreC. lessD. like2.A. soB. whileC. thoughD. because3.A. SpecificB. For exampleC. Such asD. Like4.A. takesB. affordsC. carriesD. provides5.A. aboutB. forC. ofD. with6.A. orB. andC. as wellD. then7.A. startB. continueC. stopD. go on8.A. carefullyB. unexpectedlyC. graduallyD. little9.A. wayB. figureC. numberD. amount10.A. forbidB. preventC. requestD. require3 VII. Read the passage and choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D for each question.Bill Jarvis took over our village news agency at time of life when most of us only want to relax.He just thought he would like something but not too much to do, and the news agency was readymade. The business produced little enough for him, but then Bill was a chap who only wanted thesimplicity and order and regularity of the job. He had been a long-serving sailor, and all his life haddone everything by the clock.Every day he opened his shop at six a.m to catch the early trade; the papers arrived on his doorstep before that. Many of Bill's customers were city workers, and the shop was convenient for thestation. Business was tailing off by ten o'clock, so at eleven sharp Bill closed for lunch. It was hardluck on anybody who wanted a paper or magazine in the afternoon, for most likely Bill would be downon the river bank, fishing, and his nearest competitor was five kilometres away. Some time in theafternoon, the evening papers landed on the door-mat, and at four o'clock Bill reopened. The eveningrush lasted till seven, and it was worthwhile.He lived in a flat above the shop, alone. Except in very bad weather, you always knew where tofind him in the afternoons, as I have said. Once, on a sunny afternoon, I walked home along the riverbank from a shopping trip to the village. By my watch it was three minutes past four, so I wasastonished to see Bill sitting there on his little chair with a line in the water. He had no luck, I couldsee, but he was making no effort to move."What's wrong, Bill?" I called out from the path. For answer, he put a hand inside his jacket andtook out a big, golden object. For a moment I had no idea what it could be, and then it suddenly wentoff with a noise like a fire engine. Stopping the bell, Bill held the thing up and called back: "Ten tofour, you see, and this is dead right." He stood up then and began to wind in his line. I had neverknown anyone carry a brass alarm clock round with him or her before.1. Bill Jarvis became a newsagent when ________A. He needed the money.B. He was quite an old man.C. He decided to take things easy.D. He gave up clock repairing.2. What does the passage tell us about the news agency?A. It was an easy job with fixed hours.B. It was a very profitable businessC. It was opened specially for Bill JarvisD. It belonged to the railway and was part of the station.3. Why did Bill open the shop so early in the day?A. He liked to do as much as possible before he went to work.B. Bill was never sure of the time.C. The shop had to be open when the morning papers cameD. It was then that he did a lot of business.4. We understand from the passage that the shop closed for lunch ________A. At eleven o'clock more or less.B. At exactly eleven o'clock.C. Before eleven o'clock.D. Always after eleven o'clock.5. You might say "hard luck" to someone who ________A. has just heard some very good news.B. puts great effort into whatever he or she tries.C. is less fortunate than he or she ought to be.D. fails through his or her own fault entirely.6. Why was the writer on the riverbank that afternoon?A. He was going to do some shopping in the village.B. He was fishing.4 C. He was going to get the evening paper.D. He was on his way home from the village7. Why was the writer surprised when he saw Bill Jarvis?A. He thought it was late for Bill to be still fishing.B. Bill had not caught anything, and that seemed strange.C. He thought Bill was ill, because he was not moving at allD. He was surprised because Bill stayed in his flat in the afternoons.8. From the information given in the passage, who- or what - do you think was wrong?A. The bell was; it must have gone off at the wrong time.B. The writer's watch was fast.C. Bill was; he had dropped off to sleepD. Bill's clock was wrong; it was very old.9. All of the following are true about Bill Jarvis EXCEPT __________A. he lived aloneB. He had ever worked as a sailorC. He was a newspaper manD. Fishing was his past time10. What did Bill Jarvis often bring with him when he went fishing?A. a clockB. a goldC. a newspaperD. a fire engineVIII. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Use theword given and other words to complete each sentence.1. Mr. Holton only operated because he knew the rumour was malignant→ Mr. Holton wouldn't..............................................................................................................2. All that stood between John and a gold medal was Jim's greater speed→ But for .................................................................................................................................3. Immediately after their arrival, things went wrong.→ No sooner………………………………………………………………………………….4. He was so tired that he fell asleep before the end of the film→ He was too.............................................................................................................................5. Hearing that an earthquake had occurred was a great shock to us.→ We were ..............................................................................................................................6. The decorators have finished our first floor.→ We have .............................................................................................................................7. Her hobby is one thing that she does not intend to give up.→ She has ...............................................................................................................................8. That is the best meal I have ever eaten.→ I have never ............................. ............................... ............................... ...........................9. Home computers used to be much more expensive.→ Home computers aren’t................... ............................... ............................... ...................10. It was a mistake of mine to park outside the police station.→ I shouldn’t................... ......................................................................................................IX. Writing:Write an essay of about 120 – 150 words to answer the following question: “Whatmakes a good friend?5 Së gi¸o dôc - ®µo t¹ohµ tÜnhH−íng dÉn chÊm m«n tiÕng anh 10®¸p ¸n vµ biÓu ®iÓmTổng: 20 điểm, cụ thể như sau:CÂU I: (2 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2 điểm:1. A2. D3. A4. D5. B6. A7. C8. A9. A10. DCÂU II: (3 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2điểm:1. D2. B3. D4. D5. B6. B7. B8. D9. C10 C11. C12. C13. C14. B15. AIII: (2 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2 điểm:1. PRODUCTION6. AMUSING2. ADVERTISING7. ACCOMPANIED3. IMAGINATIVE8. ENTERTAINING4. ARTISTIC9. APPLAUSE5. SCENERY10. delightfulCÂU IV: (2 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2 điểm:1. A2. D3. B4. D5. C6. A7. C8. C9. D10. DCÂU V: (1 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,1 điểm:1. about2. moment3. age4. on5. delight6. need7. love8. rule9. charged10. exampleCÂU VI: (2 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2 điểm:1. C2. A3. D4. C5. B6. D7. A8. C9. B10. A6 CÂU VII: (3 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,3 điểm:1. → Mr. Holton wouldn't have operated if he hadn’t known (that) the rumour was malignant2. → But for Jim's greater speed, John would have won a gold medal3. → No sooner had they arrived than things went wrong4. → He was too tired to see/watch the end of the film5. → We were (greatly/very) shocked to hear/when we heard that an earthquake had occurred6. → We have had our first floor decorated (by the decorators)7. → She has no intention of giving up her hobby.8. → I have never eaten such a good meal as that/a better meal than that9. → Home computers aren’t as expensive as they used to10. → I shouldn’t have parked outside the police stationCÂU VIII: (2 điểm) - Mỗi câu đúng được 0,2 điểm:1. wrongly → wrong6. have read → had read2. exhausting → exhausted7. of → for3. annoyed → annoying8. pinning → pinned4. apologising → apologetic9. said → saying5. places of an interest → places of interest10. that → whichCÂU IX: (3 điểm)Yêu cầu:+ Viết đúng bố cục của một bài luận.+ Trình bày rõ ràng, sạch sẽ.+ Không phạm nhiều lỗi về chính tả và ngữ pháp7 UBND THÀNH PHỐ ĐÀ NẴNGSỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO*************************************ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 10MÔN TIẾNG ANHThời gian làm bài: 150 phútHọ tên và chữ ký giám khảoGiám khảo 1:Số phách doChủ tịch Hội đồngchấm thi ghiĐiểmBằng sốBằng chữGiám khảo 2:Đề thi gồm 06 trang.Học sinh làm bài trên đề thi và ghi câu trả lời vào ô trống tương ứng cho mỗi câu hỏi.SECTION A: USE OF ENGLISHI. Select the best option to complete each of the following sentences. Write your answers (A, B, C orD) in the box provided.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.15.16.17.I find her ___________ . She never stops talking.A. exhaustionB. exhaustC. exhaustingD. exhaustedLook at these two pieces of material I have just bought. Which do you like __________ ?A. betterB. bestC. more thanD. mostHave this one, __________ ?A. do youB. will youC. don’t youD. haven’t youHalf the people in the office have __________ a strange illness.A. gone in forB. gone along withC. gone through with D. gone down withThe Police are going to __________ him very carefully.A. check up onB. catch up onC. hold out forD. run away withMany people don’t use their computers to their full ____________.A. futureB. expectationC. potentialD. hopeWhen our friends have bad fortune, we try to show___________.A. loveB. sympathyC. affectionD. pityShe should have been here but she’s _____________ flu.A. come in forB. gone through withC. gone down withD. come up againstThe instructor on the course was hopeless __________ explaining things.A. inB. ofC. atD. toI’m afraid there are no seat left. Every seat is ____________.A. reservedB. fullC. servedD. freeYou have to study harder to ____________ your classmates.A. keep in touchB. keep pace withC. keep out ofD. keep up____________ is the safeguarding and preservation of natural resources so that they can beused and enjoyed.A. conservativeB. conservatismC. conservationistD. conservationIt is imperative that this letter __________ immediately.A. were sentB. sentC. be sentD. sendTwo of the boys in the art class were doing self-portraits by looking at ________ in the mirror.A. themselvesB. oneselfC. each otherD. one anotherThe Tories won the election in 1979.A. came into effect B. came into powerC. came to powerD. came to the powerWhile attempting to reach his home before the storm, ____________.A. Tom had an accident on his bikeC. it happened that Tom’s bike broke downB. the storm caught TomD. the bicycle of Tom broke downAfter several hours on that road, they became __________ to the fact that they would never reachthe hotel by nightfall.Đề thi HSG lớp 101 18.19.20.A. dejectedB. resignedHe perceived a change in temperature.A. was afraid ofB. was fond ofIn all __________, he’s already left.A. oddsB. probability__________, I like the Rolling StonesA. No need to sayB. Don’t need to sayC. depressedD. disillusionedC. was interested inD. was aware ofC. certaintyD. possibilitiesC. Needless sayingD. Needless to sayAnswers1.11.2.12.3.13.4.14.5.15.6.16.7.17.8.18.9.19.10.20.II. Use the right form of the word given in CAPITALS to complete the sentences. Write your answersin the box provided.1. He has known Tom for a long time and valued his __________ .(FRIEND)2. After all he has done for us, it would be very ________ of us if we didn’t do this for him now.(HELP)3. The storm caused terrible _________ along the coast.(DESTROY)4. __________ is one of the qualities required of a social worker.(FLEXIBLE)5. The new leisure centre doesn’t quite come up to my __________.(EXPECT)6. The floor of the attic needs _________ if we’re going to make it into a bedroom.(STRONG)7. Is it possible to __________ between a hobby and an interest?(DISTINCT)8. This used to be a rural area but it has become ___________.(INDUSTRY)9. I’m surprised at what you’ve done. I hope my confidence in you has not been ________.(PLACE)10. This jewel is not simply valuable. It is __________.(VALUE)Answers1.6.2.7.3.8.4.9.5.10.III. Read the text and look carefully at each line. Tick (√) the lines which are correct and pick out theunnecessary words. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00). Write your answers onthe right lines provided.CAMPING0. You’ve finally arrived at your destination place and you’re looking for somewhere00. to set up your tent. So what should you be looking for? You need to look for1. relatively level ground, and, whatever you do, never pitch your tent on a slope2. or you will find yourself rolling around out of your sleeping bag all night.3. Don’t forget to check it that there is a water source nearby. Water is essential for4. camping: you’ll need it for the drinking and cooking. You don’t want to have to5. walk far with a twenty-litre container, do you? Find a suitable area for cooking.6. Don’t cook in you tent. Locate a flat area away from some leaves, grass or7. twigs, which can make fire. Another thing you must do is keep the campsite clean.8. After meals, wash the whole dishes, and put the rubbish in an appropriate place.9. Remember to follow the campsite rules, which they were made so that everyone10. can be enjoy the site. Leave it as you would like to find it yourself.SECTION B:____place______√_______________________________________________________________________________________________________READING COMPREHENSIONI. Read the text below and choose the best word or combination of words to fill in each blank. Writeyour answers (A, B, C or D) in the box provided.AUDIOBOOKS - BOOKS ON CASSETTEIn the modern world, there is a wealth of leisure activities to choose from Entertainment industries(1) __________ for your leisure time. You can watch TV, listen to music, go to an art gallery orconcert or, of course, read a book. Sometimes it seems that reading is (2) __________ because, (3)Đề thi HSG lớp 102 __________ you’re a fast reader, it can take a (4) __________ amount of time to finish a novel, forexample. But in the modern world, time is something that can be in short supply.Book publishers haven’t been (5) __________ to realize this and are now selling a productwhich needn’t (6) __________ as much of your time but still tells you an excellent story. The newproducts is the audiobook - cassette recordings of shortened novels, often read by well-knownpersonalities or the authors themselves. Audiobooks are relatively new but people are becoming moreaware of them and sales are increasing (7) __________.One of the attractions of audiobooks is that they’re (8) __________ listening to the radio, onlybetter. You can listen to what you want when you want, and you won’t ever miss anything. Much oftheir appeal (9) ________ in their flexibility. They allow you do to other things while you’re listening,such as driving or (10) __________ the housework. For some people, audio books can be a muchmore enjoyable way of gaining knowledge than reading.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.A. chaseA. neglectedA. in spiteA. plentifulA. behindA. take upA. ever since thenA. asA. standsA. doingAnswers1.6.2.7.B.B.B.B.B.B.B.B.B.B.competedeclinedno matterbroadslowfill outall the timesamebelongsrunning3.8.C. opposeC. lessenedC regardless ofC. considerableC. delayedC. go throughC. up until nowC. likeC. basesC. makingD. pursueD. disposedD. even ifD. lastingD. overdueD. pass byD. from then onD. bothD. liesD. cleaning4.9.5.10.II. Fill in each of the numbered blanks with ONE suitable word. Write your answers (A, B, C or D) inthe box provided.About two hundred years ago man lived in greater harmony with his environment becauseindustry was not much developed. Today the situation is quite (1) _________. People all over theworld are worried about what is happening to the environment, because of modern industry andthe need for more and more energy. Newspapers and magazines write (2) _________waterpollution, air pollution and land pollution. Why is there so much (3) ________ about pollution.After all, people have been polluting the world around them for thousands and thousands ofyears. But in the past, there were not many people and (4) ________of room in the world so theycould move to another place when their settlements became dirty.Now, however, many parts of the world are (5)_________, people live in big cities and muchof our waste, especially waste from factories, electric (6) _______ stations, the chemical industryand heavy industry is very dangerous. Fish die in the lakes, rivers and seas; forest trees die(7)_______. Much of this dangerous waste goes into the air and is carried by the wind for greatdistances. The earth is (8) ________home . We must take care of it for ourselves and for thenext generations. This means (9) _________our environment clean.The importance of this task is pointed out by ecologists, the scientists who study the(10)_______ between living things and the environment. However, each of us must doeverything possible to keep the land, air and water clean.Answers1.6.2.7.3.8.4.9.5.10.III. Read the passage carefully and choose the best option for each sentence.Most of us lead unhealthy lives: we spend far too much time sitting down. If, in addition, weare careless about our diets, our bodies soon become flabby and our systems sluggish. Then theĐề thi HSG lớp 103 guilt feelings start : “I must go on a diet”, “ I must try to lose weight” “ I must get more fresh airand exercise”, “I must stop smoking”, “I must try to keep fit” . There are some aspects of ourunhealthy lives that we cannot avoid. I’m thinking of such features of modern urban life aspollution, noise, rushed meals and stress. But keeping fit is a way to minimize the effects of theseevils.The usual suggestion to a person who is looking for a way to keep fit is to take some sports.While it is true that every weekend you will find people playing football and hockey in the localpark, they are outnumbered a hundred to one by the people who are simply watching them. It isan illusion to think that you will get fit by going to watch the football match every Saturday, unlessyou count the effort required to fight your way through the crowds to get to the best seats.For those who do not particularly enjoy competitive sports – and it is especially difficult to doso if you are not good at them – there are such solitary activities as cycling, walking andswimming. What often happens, though, is that you do them in such a leisurely way, so slowly,that is doubtful if you are doing yourself much good, apart from the fact that you have at leastmanaged to get up out of your armchair. Of course you can be very thorough about exercise,even fanatical. Many sports shops now sell frightening pieces of apparatus, chest-expanders andother mysterious gadgets of shiny spring steel, which, according to the advertisements, will bringyou up to an Olympic standard of fitness, provided that you follow a rigorous and regularprogramme of exercises. Such programmes generally involve long periods of time bending thesecurious bits of metal into improbable shapes.It all strikes me as utterly boring and also time-consuming. Somebody suggested recentlythat all such effort was pointless anyway because if you spend half an hour every day jogginground the local park, you will add to your life exactly the number of hours that you wasted doingthe ‘jogging’ in the first place. The argument is false even if the facts are correct, but there is nodoubt that exercise in itself can be boring.Even after you have found a routine for keeping in shape, through sport or gymnastics orisometrics, you are still only half way to good health, because, according to the experts, you mustalso master the art of complete metal and physical relaxation. Now, this does not mean snoozingin the armchair or going dancing ( which is a good form of exercise in itself ) . It has to do withdeep breathing , emptying your mind of all thoughts, meditation, and so on.Yoga, as practiced in the West, is the most widely known and popular of the systems forachieving the necessary state of relaxation. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to learn alot of strange words or become a Buddhist in order to benefit from Yoga. It seems ironical,though, that as our lives have improved in a material sense, we have found it increasinglynecessary to go back to forms of activity – physical effort on the one hand, and relaxation on theother – which were the natural way of life of our forefathers.1. Unfitness is the result of ___________.A. lack of fresh air and exerciseB. overeating, smoking and living in townC. not eating properly and not getting enough exerciseD. not taking part in sports2. Pollution, noise and stress are examples of ___________.A. causes of unfitnessB. bad features of living in townsC. the things we must avoid if we are to stay healthyD. industrial life and work3. Our reaction to being out of condition is to ___________.A. give up smoking and go on a dietB. start a programme of keep-fit exercisesC. make resolutions to lead a healthier lifeD.take up a sport4. A lot of people who go to the park at the weekend are ___________.A. football playersB. football spectatorsC. keep-fit enthusiastsD. unfit or unhealthy5. You cannot really enjoy competitive sports unless you are ___________.A. young enough to play themB. very good at themC. fit enough to play themD. a solitary kind of person6. The reason we don’t get much out of solitary sports such as walking is that we do not_________.Đề thi HSG lớp 104 A. do them often enoughB. have the encouragement of othersC. take them seriously enoughD. do them vigorously enough7. The writer does not like keep-fit programmes because he thinks ___________.A. they take up too much timeB. there are much easier ways of getting fitC. they are a waste of timeD. the apparatus is very silly8. To be healthy we must ___________.A. keep fit and activeB. keep fit and learn to relaxC. be active and practise YogaD. be very careful about what we eat and drink9. Many people believe that in order to practise Yoga ___________.A. you must learn a special vocabularyB. it is better to become a BuddhistC. you must learn to relax completelyD. you must wear special clothing10. Our forefathers were healthy because ___________.A. their way of life involved both exercise and relaxationB. they were careful to get plenty of fresh air and keep fitC. they lived in the country and spent time out of doorsD. they had simple work to do and very little to worry aboutAnswers1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.SECTION D: WRITINGI. Finish each sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the one printed before it.1.His second attempt on the world record was successfulHe broke_____________________________________________________________________.2.They were all arrested because of his incompetence.Had_________________________________________________________________________.3.Please don’t smoke in the kitchen.I’d rather ____________________________________________________________________.4.“That’s a lovely new dress, Jean”, said her mother.Jean’s mother complimented _____________________________________________________.5.I don’t really like her even though I admire her achievementsMuch________________________________________________________________________.II. For each of the sentences, write a new sentence as similar as possible in meaning to the originalsentence, using the word given in CAPITALS. This word must not be altered in any way.1. I don’t think this record will ever be popular.(CATCH)_________________________________________________________________________.2. A police car has just stopped outside.(UP)_________________________________________________________________________.3. They didn’t punish Karen, only gave her a warning.(GOT)_________________________________________________________________________.4. What are you trying to say?(AT)_________________________________________________________________________.5. Graham stopped talking to deal with a customer.(OFF)_________________________________________________________________________.Đề thi HSG lớp 105 III. The Internet is now getting more and more popular all over the world. So, how important is itto your life? Write a paragraph of about 120 words to answer this question..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................The EndĐề thi HSG lớp 106 THPT Chuyên Bắc NinhMÔN THI: AnhKHỐI 10Nội dungA. PHONETICS (10p)Question 1: Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from those of the otherwords. Write your answers in the numbered blanks provided below (5p)B. canalC. manyD. explanatory1. A. random2. A. goodB. moonC. foodD. balloon3. A. provideB. productC. productionD. procedure4. A. kiteB. biteC. ChristianD. Christ5. A. voltageB. voyageC. massageD. dosageAnswers:1.2.3.4.5.Question 2: Choose the word whose stress pattern is differently from those of the other words. Writeyour answers in the numbered blanks provided below (5p)1. A. argumentativeB. psychologicalC. contributoryD. hypersensitive2. A. atomicB. brilliantC. determinedD. ambitious3. A. trigonometryB. explanatoryC. immediatelyD. democracy4. A. photographB. payrollC. accentD. regretful5. A. majorityB. ceremonyC. astronomyD. investitureB. GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY (20p)Question 3: Give the correct tense/ form of the verbs in the brackets. Write your answers in thenumbered blanks provided below (10p)1. It’s time we (go). If we (not leave) now, we (miss) the train.2. I know I (not write) to you before, but I (be) so busy recently that I (not have) time for writing letters.I (telephone) you instead, but I (forget) your number.3. Why didn’t you tell me you could lend me the money? I (not borrow) it from the bank.4. He is walking (hurry) to the place where his ex-wife, a famous naturalist now (lie) (bury) among theanimals she (love) so much.5. We will see Alice at the corner, she (wait) for us when we (arrive).6. He resents (be) (tell) what (do).7. Her mother (go) abroad last month, so it (not be) her you see at the theater last Sunday.Question 4: The passage below contains 10 errors. IDENTIFY and CORRECT them. (0) has beendone as an example. Write your answers in the numbered blanks below (5p)After an absence in thirty years, I decided visiting my old school again. I had expected to findchanges, but no a completely different building. As I walked up the school drive, I wondered for amoment if I had come to the right address. The grimy, red brick fortress with their tall windows that hadlooked up grimly on the playground and playing fields had swept away. In its place stood a bright,modern block risen from the ground on great concrete stilts. A huge expanse of glass extending acrossthe face of the building, and in front, there was a well-kept lawn where previous there had been untidy1 gravel yard.Answers: 0. inof1. ................2. ..................3. .................4. ..................5. ..................-->...............--> .................--> ...............-->.................--> ................6. ................7. .................8. ................9. ..................10. ................-->...............-->................-->................-->..................-->.................Question 5: Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE. Write your answers inthe numbered blanks provided below the passage. (5p)1. We’re all very obliged …………… you2. When the wound has healed ....... you can remove the plaster.3. Without a fridge, fresh food will go ...... very quickly.4. I’m faithful …………… my principle.5. I haven’t heard ........ Mandy since she wrote in July.6. This service is free …………… charge.7. They went ahead contrary ……………… my advice.8. The weather was fine, and everyone was making ..... .. the coast.9.We’re going ....... Tom’s car tomorrow.10. Have a card................your sleeve.C. READING (20p)Question 6: Read the following passage and choose the best answer. Write your answers in thenumbered blanks provided below the passage. (10p)In addition to the great ridges and volcanic chains, the oceans conceal another form of underseamountains: the strange guyot, or flat-topped seamount. No marine geologist even suspected theexistence of these isolated mountains until they were discovered by geologist Harry H. Hess in 1946.He was serving at the time as naval officer on a ship equipped with a fathometer. Hess named thesetruncated peaks for the nineteenth-century Swiss-born geologist Arnold Guyot, who had served on thefaculty of Princeton University for thirty years. Since then, hundreds of guyots have been discovered inevery ocean but the Arctic. Like offshore canyons, guyots present a challenge to oceanographic theory.They are believed to be extinct volcanoes.Their flat tops indicate that they once stood above or justbelow the surface, where the action of waves leveled off their peaks. Yet today, by definition, theirsummits are at least 600 feet below the surface, and some are as deep as 8,200 feet. Most lie between3,200 feet and 6,500 feet. Their tops are not really flat but slope upward to a low pinnacle at the center.Dredging from the tops of guyots has recovered basalt and coral rubble, and that would be expectedfrom the eroded tops of what were once islands. Some of this material is over 80 million years old.Geologists think the drowning of the guyots involved two processes: The great weight of the volcanicmountains depressed the sea floor beneath them, and the level of the sea rose a number of times,especially when the last Ice Age ended, some 8,000 to 11.000 years ago.1. What is the author's main purpose in writing this passage?A. To trace the career of Arnold Guyot.B. To describe feature of the undersea world.C. To present the results of recent geologic research.D. To discuss underwater ridges and volcano chains2. The word “conceal” is closest in meaning to which of the following?A. ContainB. ErodeC. HideD. Create2 3. The passage implies that guyots were first detected by means of ...A. a fathometerB. computer analysicC. a deep-sea diving expeditionD. research submarines4. The author indicates that Arnold GuyotA. was Harry Hess's instructorB. invented the fathometerC. named the guyed after himselfD. taught at Princeton University5. What does the passage sav about the Arctic Ocean?A. The first guyot was discovered there.B. No guyots have ever been found there.C. There are more guyots there than in any other ocean.D. It is impossible that guyots were ever formed there.6. The author states that offshore canyons and guyots have which of the following characteristics incommon?A. Both are found on the ocean floor near continental shelves.B. Both present oceanographers with a mystery.C. Both were formed by volcanic activity.D. Both were, at one time, above the surface of the sea.7. According to the passage, most guyots are found at a depth of ...A. less than 600 feet.B. between 600 and 3,200 feet.C. between 3,200 and 6,500 feetD. more than 8,200 feet8. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “rubble”?A. FragmentsB. MixtureC. ColumnsD. Core9. According to the passage, which of the following two processes were involved in the submersion ofguyots?A. Erosion and volcanic activity.B. The sinking of the sea floor and the rising of sea level.C. Mountain building and the action of ocean currentsD. High tides and earthquakes10. According to the passage, when did sea level significantly rise?A. In 1946B. In the nineteenth centuryC. From 8,000 to 11,000 yearsD. 80 million years agoQuestion 7: Read the following passage and choose the best answer. Write your answers in thenumbered blanks provided below the passage. (10p)As Christmas evolved in the United States, new customs were adopted and many old ones werereworked. The legend of Santa Claus, for example, had origins in Europe and was brought by Dutchsettlers to New York in the early 18th century. Traditionally, Santa Claus - from the Dutch Sinter Klaas was depicted as a tall, dignified, religious figure riding a white horse through the air. Known as SaintNicholas in Germany, he was usually accompanied by Black Peter, an elf who punished disobedientchildren. In North America he eventually developed into a fat, jolly old gentleman who had neither thereligious attributes of Saint Nicholas nor the strict disciplinarian character of Black Peter.Santa’s transformation began in 1823, when a New York newspaper published the poem A Visit fromSaint Nicholas, which Clement Clark Moore had written to amuse his daughter. The poem introducedmany Americans to the story of a kindly saint who flew over housetops in a reindeer-drawn sleigh.Portraits and drawings of Santa Claus by American illustrator Thomas Nast further strengthened thelegend during the second half of the 19th century. Living at the North Pole and assisted by elves, themodern Santa produced and delivered toys to all good children. By the late 19th century he had becomesuch a prominent figure of American folklore that in 1897, when Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the NewYork Sun newspaper asking if Santa was real, she received a direct answer: “Yes, Virginia, there is a3 Santa Claus”.1. Who brought the legend of Santa Claus to the USA according to the passage?A. Sinter KlaasB. Saint NicholasC. A GermanD. Dutch settlers2. Santa Claus was traditionally described as a ..........A. tall man who could walk through the air.B. fat, jolly, old man.C. religious figure.D. fat man riding a white horse.3. Santa Claus in North America was depicted as ...A. a man with the strict disciplinarian character of Black Peter.B. a good old man with less religious character.C. one with religious attributes of Saint Nicholas.D. a jolly man on horseback.4. Who was Black Peter?A. an elf accompanying Saint Nicholas.C. one of the disobedient children.B. an elf who rode a white horse.D. a popular traditional figure.5. What word is closest in meaning to “attributes”?A. symbols of a personC. effectsB. natural qualitiesD. outer appearance6. Where did the legend of Santa Claus come from?A. the North PoleB. EuropeC. North AmericaD. the City of New York7. 1823 was mentioned as a year when ...A. Clement Clark Moore wrote his first poem.B. Clement Clark Moore’s poem made him popular.C. Saint Nicholas visited New York.D. the image of Santa Claus was transformed.8. According to Clement Clark Moore’s poem,A. Santa Claus had nothing different in appearance from the traditional one.B. Santa Claus had wings and could fly.C. Santa Claus liked poetry.D. Santa Claus was a kindly saint who flew over housetops in a sleigh.9. The answer “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” is an illustration for the fact that...A. the New York Sun was popular with children.B. Santa Claus was a prominent figure at that time.C. newspapers are unreliable.D. Virginia O’Hanlon was a reader of the New York Sun.10. Which of the following statements is TRUE?A.Santa Claus was an imaginary old man created by artists based on traditional figures.B. Living in the North Pole, Santa Claus visited children at Christmas.C. Santa Claus was a real figure living in northern America.D. Santa Claus was a story based on Saint Nicholas and Black Peter.D. USE OF ENGLISH (20p)Question 8: Choose the word that best fits each of the blanks in the following passage. Write your4 answers in the numbered blanks provided below the passage. (0) has been done as an example. (5p)Vietnamese generally shake hands when greeting and parting. Using both hands shows respect asdoes a (1) _____ bow of the head. In rural areas, elderly people do not extend their hand are greeted witha bow. Women are more (2) _____ to bow the head than to shake hands. Vietnamese names begin withthe family name and are (3) _____ by a given name. For example, in the name Nguyen Van Due, Nguyenis the family name. People address (4) _____ by their given names, but add a title that indicates theirperceived (5) _______ to the other person. These titles are family related rather than professional. Amongcolleagues, for example, the (6) _____ of the two might combine the given name with the title of Anh("Older Brother"). A(n) (7)_____ greeting combined with the given name and title is Xin chao ("Hello.").Classifiers for gender and familiarity are also combined with the greeting. In formal meetings, businesscards are sometimes (8) _____ on greeting.Vietnamese people have a strong (9) _____ of hospitality and feel embarrassed if they cannot showtheir guests full respect by preparing for their arrival. Therefore, it (10) _____ to visit someone withouthaving been invited. Gifts are not required, but are appreciated. Flowers, incense, or tea may be propergifts for the hosts. Hosts also appreciate a small gift for their children or elderly parents.0A. putB. shakeC. clapD. applaud1. A. lightB. slightC. lightlyD. lightedB. capableC. probable2. A. possibleD. likelyB. chasedC. followedD. taken3. A. continuedB. one otherC. the other oneD. one another4. A. each oneB. relationshipC. relationsD. relatives5. A. relationB. most youngC. youngestD. young6. A. youngerB. basicC. fundamentally7. A. easyD. elementaryB. transferredC. reversed8. A. changedD. exchanged9. A. senseB. sensationC. sensitivityD. sensibleB. inaccurateC. inappropriateD. inexact10 A. inactive.Question 9: Fill each blank with ONE suitable word. Write your answers in the numbered blanksprovided below the passage. (0) has been done as an example. (10p)Cell PhonesCell phones have been popular in Japan (0. since) the early 1990s, but it was (1.)____ until 1999that their use really took off. The age of cell phones has emerged, but with it come problems.Cell phones are used on buses and trains, in restaurants, and in all areas of (2.)_____. They causeproblems when they (3.)_____ during meetings, concerts, weddings, or even funerals. What's more,people speak loudly in public, and students read and text messages during lessons. (4.) ______ seriously,when a cell phone is used near a person (5.)_____ a pacemaker to fegulate his heartbeat, its radio wavesmay interfere with the functioning of the pacemaker.Now, something is being done to solve these (6.)_______. In many places, new technology isbeing used to block cell phone calls. Airline (7.) ______ are requested to stop using cell phones while onboard. Concert halls ask their audience to switch their phones to the (8.)______ mode. However, phoneusers fear that if they do not (9.) ______ their phones, they will lose valuable business opportunities.That's why many do not (10.)_____ off their phones even when they are asked to.Question 10: Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word. Write your answers in the numberedspaces provided below. (5p)1. Those (theatre) group has never lost its appeal.2. Dolphins, (mammal) species, sometimes jump above the surface of the water.3. The situation is so (chaos) in some countries now that it is difficult to see any solution.5 4. He’s the most (please), ill-mannered person I’ve ever met.5. Good friends can enrich the quality of our lives (measure).6. This famous singer had two (enter) in the Guinness Book of World Records.7. Beauty is in the eye of the (hold).8. Computers are now considered (dispense) in the business world.9. Due to (electric) the difference between urban life and rural life is more and more reduced.10. A doctor may prescribe (biotic) if the patient has an infection.E. WRITING (30p)Question 11: (10p)I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printedbefore it (5p).1. Someone stole the old lady’s handbag.The old lady was ........................................................................................2. A true story forms the basis of Mary’s new novel.Mary’s new novel .........................................................................................3. If you have completed your test, you can go home.Get ..............................................................................................................4. Absolute secrecy was crucial to the success of the mission.Without .......................................................................................................5. Something must be done to solve this problem.Urgent .......................................................................................... ................II. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar its possible in meaning tothe original sentence. Use the word given and other words as necessary. Do not change the form of thegiven word (5p).1. The job received over a hundred applications. (APPLIED).......................................................................................................................2. Alan prides himself on his punctuality.(TAKES).......................................................................................................................3. Many people attended this year’s festival. (TURNOUT).......................................................................................................................4. He is becoming quite famous as an interviewer. (NAME).......................................................................................................................5. The whole team was in a happy mood. (SPIRITS).......................................................................................................................Question 12: Writing a paragraph (20p)Writing a paragraph about the advantages or disadvantages of hi-tech in our life. You should write at least120 words.6 BẮC NINHĐÁP ÁN MẪUMÔN THI: AnhKHỐI 10TTcâuhỏi12345Nội dungA. PHONETICS (10p)Question 1: Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differentlyfrom those of the other words. (5p)1. C2.A3.B4.C5.CQuestion 2: Choose the word whose stress pattern is differently from those of theother words. (5p)1.C2.B3.A4.D5.BB. GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY (20p)Question 3: Give the correct tense/ form of the verbs in the brackets (10p)1. went - don’t leave; will miss2. shouldn’t/ oughtn’t have written - have been - haven’t had –- should/would have telephoned - have forgot(ten)3. needn’t have borrowed4. hurrying – lies - buried - loved5. will be waiting - arrive6. being - told - to do7. went – can’t/ couldn’t have beenQuestion 4: The passage below contains 10 errors. IDENTIFY and CORRECTthem. Write your answers in the space. (0) has been done as an example. (5p)1. visiting -->to visit 2. no --> not3. right address -->the right address4. their --> its5. up --> down6. had --> had been7. risen --> raised 8.extending --> extended9. previous -->prevuosly10. untidy gravel yard --> an untidy gravel yardQuestion 5: Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE.Write your answers in the numbered blanks below. (5p)1. to 2. over 3. off 4. to 5. from 6. of 7. to 8. for 9. in 10. upC. READING (20p)Question 6: Read the following passage and choose the best answer. Write youranswers in the numbered blanks provided below the passage. (10p)1.B 2.C 3.A 4.D 5.B 6.B 7.C 8.A 9.B 10.CQuestion 7: Read the following passage and choose the best answer. Write youranswers in the numbered blanks provided below the passage. (10p)1. D 2.C 3. B 4.A 5. A 6.B 7.D 8.D 9. B 10. AD. USE OF ENGLISH (20p)Question 8: Choose the word that best fits each of the blanks in the followingpassage. (0) has been done as an example. (5p)1. B 2.D 3.C 4.D 5.B 6.A 7.B 8.D 9.A 10.CQuestion 9: Fill each blank with ONE suitable word. Write your answers in thenumbered blanks provided below the passage. (10p)1. not2. life3. ring4. More5.using7Điểm 6. problems7. passengers 8. silent9. answer 10. turn/switchQuestion 10: Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word in the numberedspaces provided in the column on the right. (5p)1. theatrical2. mammalian3. chaotic4. unpleasant 5.immeasurably6. entries7. beholder 8. indispensable9. electrification10. antibioticsE. WRITING (30p)Question 11: (10p)I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same asthe sentence printed before it (5p).1. The old lady was robbed of her hand bag.2. Mary’s new novel is based on a true story.3. Get your test completed/ finished and you can go home.4. Without absolute secrecy this mission would not have succeeded/ beensuccessful/ been a success/ would have failed.5. Urgent action is/ measures are necessary/ essential to solve this problem.II. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar itspossible in meaning to the original sentence. Use the word given and other wordsas necessary. Do not change the form of the given word (5p).1. Over a hundred people applied for the job.2. Alan takes (a) pride in his punctuality.3. This year’s festival attracted a record/ high turnout.4. He is making quite a name for himself as an interviewer.5. The whole team was in good spirits.Question 12: Writing a paragraph (20p)Writing a paragraph about the advantages or disadvantages of hi-tech in ourlife. You should write at least 120 words.1. Content:50% of total mark: a provision of all main ideas and details asappropriate2. Language:30% of total mark: a variety of vocabulary and structuresappropriate to the level of English language gifted uppersecondary school students3. Presentation:20% of total mark: coherence, cohesion, and style appropriateto the level of English language gifted upper-secondary school students.8 SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOHÀ TĨNHKỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH CẤP THPTNĂM HỌC 2012 - 2013Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH 10Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút(Đề thi có 08 trang, gồm 11 phần)ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCLưu ý:→→→→Thí sinh không sử dụng bất kể tài liệu nào, kể cả từ điển.Thí sinh làm bài trực tiếp vào đề thi, ghi câu trả lời vào các ô cho sẵn ở cuối các phần.Riêng phần trắc nghiệm thí sinh chỉ ghi đáp án A, B, C hoặc D vào ô cho sẵn.Giám thị không giải thích gì thêm.Điểm của toàn bài thi(Bằng số)(Bằng chữ)Các giám khảoSố phách(Ký và ghi rõ họ tên)(Do Trưởng Ban chấm thi ghi)Giám khảo 1:Giám khảo 2:A. LISTENINGPART I. Listen to the dialogue on the phone between and a man and a girl named Juliet and fill in theform. You are allowed to listen TWICE. Give your answers in the numbered spaces.Name:Juliet A. EastmanAge:(1) ……………………………………Hair color:(2) ……………………………………Eye color:(3) ……………………………………Height:(4) ……………………………………Occupation:(5) …………………………………… …………………………………………………………..Likes:going out and having fun, sports, (6) ………………………………………and (7) ……………………………………………Wants to meet someone who : (8) …………………………………………………, likes same(9)………………………………………………. and (10) ………………………………………Part II. You are going to hear an expert talk about sleeping and dreaming. Listen and write True (T) orFalse (F) for each sentence. You are allowed to listen TWICE.Your answersTrue (T)1. Women sleep more than men.2. A sound sleeper moves less than a light sleeper.3. Most people need 9 hours of sleep a night.4. Reading in bed helps you sleep.1False (F) 5. Some people don’t dream at all.6. The average person has about four dreams a night.7. Not everyone can remember his or her dreams.8. Eating before bed can give you nightmares.PART III. You are going to listen to a talk about Margaret Mead. Listen and choose the best answer A,B, C or D for each question. You are allowed to listen TWICE.1. What was Margaret Mead’s job?A. a photographerB. a biologistC. an anthropologistD. a journalist2. What was Margaret Mead’s main interest?A. taking photographsB. exploring new placesC. how children were looked after.D. living in pour areas.3. When did Margaret Mead go to Samoa?A. in 1901.B. in the 1920s.C. in 1938.D. in 1978.4. Who did she interview in her first trip to Samoa?A. girls between 9 and 20 years old.B. boys and girls between 9 and 20 years old.C. women over 20 years old.D. men and women over 20 years old.5. What was the title of Margaret Mead’s book?A. The pacific Islands.B. Teenagers around the World.C. Growing Up in New Guinea.D. Coming of Age in Samoa.6. What was the main reason why Margaret Mead took photos?A. She liked photography.B. Cameras were not very common at that time.C. Her husband liked photos.D. It was the best way to share what she learned.7. What is the main topic of the listening passage?A. Margaret Mead went to college in New York.B. Margaret Mead did research on the role of culture.C. Margaret Mead took photographs and wrote books.D. Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia.Your answers1.2.3.4.5.6.7.B. LEXICO – GRAMMARPART IV. Choose the answer A, B, C or D which best fits the space in each of the following sentences.1. _________ saying was so important that I asked everyone to stop talking and listen.A. What the woman wasB. That the woman wasC. The woman wasD. When was the woman2. -“Do you mind if I take a seat?”- “_____________.”A. Yes, I don’t mindB. No, do as you pleaseC. No I mindD. Yes, do as you please3. As the two teams left the football ground, the 100,000 _________ gave them a standing ovation.A. bystandersB. spectatorsC. viewersD. audiences4 My parents lent me the money. _________, I couldn’t have afforded the trip.A. HoweverB. ThereforeC. Only ifD. Otherwise5. It is interesting to take _________ a new hobby such as collecting stamps or going fishing.A. overB. onC. inD. up6. Jack made me _________ him next week.A. promise callingB. to promise callingC. to promise to callD. promise to call2 7. “I passed the TOEFL test, Mom.”- “ _________.”A. All rightB. Thank youC. Well doneD. Good luck8. The bad weather caused serious damage to the crop. If only it _______ warmer.A. wasB. wereC. has beenD. had been9. - “Eric is really upset about losing his job.” - “ Well, ____once myself, I can understand.”A. Having been firedB. FiredC. Having firedD. Being fired10. ________ you, I’d think twice about that decision. I could be a bad move.A. Were IB. Should I beC. If I amD. If I had been11. The teacher asked a difficult question, but finally Ted _________ a good answer.A. put up withB. keep pace withC. made way forD. came up with12. Not only ________ to speak to him, but she also vowed never to see him again.A. she refusedB. did she refuseC. she did refuseD. when she refused13. The judge ________ the pedestrian for the accident.A. accusedB. chargedC. caughtD. blamed14. She had to borrow her sister’s car because hers was _________.A. out of workB. out of orderC. on dutyD. off work15. We should participate in the movement _________ to conserve the natural environment.A. to organizeB. organizingC. which organizedD. organized16. His brother refuses to even listen to anyone else’s point of view. He is very_________.A. open-mindedB. kind-heartedC. narrow-mindedD. absent-minded17. There is _________ in my bedroom.A. a square wooden old tableB. an old square wooden tableC. a wooden old square tableD. an old wooden square table18. “I am sorry. I broke the vase”.- “ _________.”A. OK. Go aheadB. Yes, certainlyC. Don’t worry. Things breakD. I’d rather not.19. One’s fingerprints are _________ other person.A. different fromB. different from anyC. differ from anyD. different from those of any20. He is very happy because he passed his exam with __________ colours.A. flyingB. failingC. imaginingD. changingYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.15.16.17.18.19.20PART V. From four underlined parts, choose the one that needs correction then correct it.For example : The teacher did not allow the students discussing the take-home exam with each other.discussing → to discuss1. A Geiger counter is an electronic instrument is used to measure the presence and intensity of radiation.2. A dolphin locates underwater objects in their path by making a series of clicking and whistling sounds.3. In spite of its small size, Europe had a great impact on world history than other continents.4. Before she moved here , Alene has been president of the organization for four years.5. That Marta's been chosen as the most outstanding student on her campus make her parents very happy.6. My cousin composes not only the music, but also sings the songs for the major Broadway musicals.7. Our civilization is so commonplace to us that rarely we stop to think about its complexity.8. Ever since the world began, nations have difficulty in keeping peace with their neighbors.3 9. Those of us who have a family history of heart disease should do yearly appointments with our doctors.10. If one had thought about the alternatives, he would not have chosen such difficult a topic for a term paper.Your answersMistakeCorrection1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART VI. Fill in each space in the following sentences with the most suitable prepositions.1. I'm afraid Tom's _______ work. But Jack's in. Would you like to speak to him?2. Have you been to the theatre recently? ~ Yes, I was _______ the Old Vie last night.3. At first I found the work very tiring, but _______ a few weeks I got used to it.4. _______ the daytime the streets are crowded but at night they are quite deserted.5. I saw Tom at the bus stop this morning but couldn't speak to him because we were standing _____ a queue.6. He is always in a hurry. He drives _______ a tremendous speed.7. Write ________ ink and put your name on the top of the page.8. The man with the pipe and red hair is the brother of the girl ________ blue.9. He sits at his desk all day with his head in his hands. It gets ________ my nerves.10. The children hastily changed _______ bathing things and jumped into the river with shouts of delight.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART VII. Give the correct form of the word in bracket to complete the passage.Your answers:The __1__ (say) “never judge a book by its cover” could not be more true forRidiculous Rules by Marjorie Allen. The cover is completely blank, whereas1. ............................................the book is crammed full of wonderful examples and anecdotes. Allen is an 2. ............................................__2__ (speak) critic of what is taught to native and non-native speakers of3. ............................................English, and has issued a __3__ (declare) of war against textbooks and stylebooks which tell lies.4.............................................Take the ridiculous and __4__ (mean) rule of never ending a sentencewith a preposition. The lovely - if famous – story goes, that Winston Churchill, 5.............................................well-known for his numerous __5__ (write) as well as for being British PrimeMinister during the Second World War, received a manuscript back from an6. ............................................ignorant __6__ (edit), who had told him rather rudely that he had to __7__ 7. ............................................4 (phrase) a sentence which ended with a preposition. Churchill responded bymaking the simple yet forceful __8__ (state) in the margin: “This is an8. ............................................impertinence up with which I will not put.” – the __9__ (imply) being that not 9. ............................................to end a sentence with a preposition often sounds ridiculous in English, Sadly,10. ............................................Allen informs us that the story is probably mere __10__ (hear), and thatChurchill may have actually only written “rubbish!” in the margin.C. READINGPART VIII. Read the passage and choose the best answer A, B, C, or D to each of the questionsLarge animals that inhabit the desert have evolved a number of adaptations for reducing the effects ofextreme heat. One adaptation is to be light in color, and to reflect rather than absorb the Sun's rays. Desertmammals also depart from the normal mammalian practice of maintaining a constant body temperature.Instead of trying to keep down the body temperature deep inside the body, which would involve theexpenditure of water and energy, desert mammals allow their temperatures to rise to what would normally befever height, and temperatures as high as 46 degrees Celsius have been measured in Grant's gazelles. Theoverheated body then cools down during the cold desert night, and indeed the temperature may fall unusuallylow by dawn, as low as 34 degrees Celsius in the camel. This is an advantage since the heat of the first fewhours of daylight is absorbed in warming up the body, and an excessive buildup of heat does not begin untilwell into the day.Another strategy of large desert animals is to tolerate the loss of body water to a point that would be fatalfor non-adapted animals. The camel can lose up to 30 percent of its body weight as water without harm toitself, whereas human beings die after losing only 12 to 13 percent of their body weight. An equally importantadaptation is the ability to replenish this water loss at one drink. Desert animals can drink prodigious volumesin a short time, and camels have been known to imbibe over 100 liters in a few minutes. A very dehydratedperson, on the other hand, cannot drink enough water to dehydrate at one session, because the human stomachis not sufficiently big and because a too rapid dilution of the body fluids causes death from water intoxication.The tolerance of water loss is of obvious advantage in the desert, as animals do not have to remain near awater hole but can obtain food from grazing sparse and far-flung pastures. Desert-adapted mammals have thefurther ability to feed normally when extremely dehydrated, it is a common experience in people that appetiteis lost even under conditions of moderate thirst.1. What is the main topic of the passage?A. Weather variations in the desertB. Adaptations of desert animalsC. Diseased of desert animalsD. Human use of desert animals.2. According to the passage, why is light coloring an advantage to large desert animals?A. It helps them hide from predators.B. It does not absorb sunlight as much as dark colors.C. It helps them see their young at nightD. It keeps them cool at night.3. The word "maintaining" is closest in meaning to ___________.A. measuringB. inheritingC. preservingD. delaying4. The author uses of Grant's gazelle as an example of ___________.A. an animal with a low average temperatureB. an animal that is not as well adapted as the camelC. a desert animal that can withstand high body temperaturesD. a desert animal with a constant body temperature5. When is the internal temperature of a large desert mammal lower?A. Just before sunriseB. In the middle of the dayC. Just after sunsetD. Just after drinking5 6. The word "tolerate" is closest in meaning to ___________.A. endureB. replaceC. compensateD. reduce7. What causes water intoxication?A. Drinking too much water very quicklyB. Drinking polluted waterC. Bacteria in waterD. Lack of water.8. What does the author imply about desert-adapted mammals?A. They do not need to eat much food.B. They can eat large quantities quicklyC. They easily lose their appetites.D. They can travel long distances looking for food.9. Why does the author mention humans in the second paragraph?A. To show how they use camels.B. To contrast them to desert mammals.C. To give instructions about desert survival.D. To show how they have adapted to desert life.10. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as an adaptation of large desert animals?A. Variation in body temperaturesB. Eating while dehydratedC. Drinking water quicklyD. Being active at night.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART IX. Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.When you read something in a foreign language, you frequently (1)______ across words you do not fullyunderstand. Sometimes you check the meaning in a dictionary and sometimes you (2)______. The strategyyou adopt depends very much upon the (3)______ of accuracy you require and the time at your disposal.If you are the sort of person who tends to turn to the dictionary frequently, it is worth remembering thatevery dictionary has its (4)______. Each definition is only an approximation and one builds up an accuratepicture of the meaning of a word only after meeting it in a (5)______ of contexts. It is also important torecognize the special dangers of dictionaries that translate from English into your native language and viceversa. If you must use a dictionary, it is usually far safer to (6)______ an English-English dictionary.In most exams you are not permitted to use a dictionary. (7)______ you are allowed to use one, it is verytime-consuming to look up words, and time in exams is usually limited. You are, (8)______ , forced to guessthe meaning of unfamiliar words.When you find unknown words in an exam text, it is very easy to panic. However, if you developefficient techniques for guessing the meaning, you will (9)______ a number of possible problems and helpyourself to understand far more of the text than you at first thought likely.Two strategies which may help you guess the meaning of a word are: using contextual clues, both withinthe sentence and outside, and making use of clues (10)______ from the formation of the word.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.A. putA. lookA. extentA. limitationsA. multipleA. surveyA. or elseA. soA. surpassA. derivedB. dropB. guessB. rangeB. valuesB. varietyB. consultB. ProvidedB. thereforeB. get overB. extractedC. seeC. examineC. degreeC. advantagesC. variationC. referC. AlthoughC. completelyC. go overC. comingD. comeD. inspectD. levelD. entryD. diversityD. inquireD. Even ifD. so thatD. overcomeD. originatedYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.6 D. WRITINGPART X. Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.1. This will be my student's first performance in Canada.→ This will be the first time …………………………………………………………………………...2. This course will take us six months to complete.→ In six months time …………………………………………………………………………………..3. The number of people who understand his ideas exceed his expectations.→ More people …………………………………………………………………………………………4. She'll have to make her presentation at the end of his speech.→ The moment he ……………………………………………………………………………………..5. Sharon will finish her exams. Then she will have more free time.→ Once …………………………………………………………………………………………………6. Both Mary and Peter prefer jazz to classical music.→ Neither………………………………………………………………………………………………7. They repaired my car at the garage in town.→ I............................................................................................................................................................8. This is the last time I will speak to you.→ I...........................................................................................................................................................9. I prefer staying in to going out.→ I'd rather..............................................................................................................................................10. They passed the driving test because of the easy questions.→ If ……………………………………………………………………………………………………Your answers:1....................................................................................................................................................................................................2....................................................................................................................................................................................................3....................................................................................................................................................................................................4....................................................................................................................................................................................................5....................................................................................................................................................................................................6....................................................................................................................................................................................................7....................................................................................................................................................................................................8....................................................................................................................................................................................................9...................................................................................................................................................................................................10...................................................................................................................................................................................................PART XI. ESSAY WRITINGSome people say that cell phones have improved modern life. Others believe that cell phones have causedmany problems to people. What is your opinion? In about 250 words, write an essay to assert your point ofview on this problem.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………THE END8 SỞ GIÁO DỤC & ĐÀO TẠOTP. HỒ CHÍ MINHTrường THPT Chuyên Lê Hồng PhongKỲ THI OLYMPIC TRUYỀN THỐNG 30/4LẦN XVI- NĂM 2010Môn thi: ANH - Khoi :10Ngày thi: 03/04/2010Thời gian làm bài : 180 phútGhi chú: Đề này có ... 7.... Trang. Thí sinh làm bài trên phiếu trả lời riêng======================================================================A. MULTIPLE CHOICEI. PHONOLOGYChoose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the other three.1. A. rhinocerosB. vehicleC. whaleD. uninhabitable2. A. unconcernedlyB. raggedC. sacredD. hiccupped3. A. archaicB. archiveC. choirD. archery4. A. suggestionB. congestionC. digestionD. devotion5. A. dairyB. lairC. fairD. gaitChoose the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the other three.6. A. credulousB. acropolisC. dialectD. obsolete7. A. ecotourismB. compromiseC. disposalD. neighborhood8. A. beneficialB. detrimentalC. understandingD. magnificent,9. A. zoologyB. cementC. conquestD. duet10. A. argumentativeB. psychologicalC. contributoryD. hypersensitiveII. READING COMPREHENSIONRead the following passage and choose the best option to complete the blank or answer thequestion.Since water is the basis of life, composing the greatest part of the tissues of all living things,the crucial problem of desert animals is to survive in a world where sources of flowing water is rare.And since man's inexorable necessity is to absorb large quantities of water at frequent intervals, hecan scarcely comprehend that many creatures of the desert pass their entire lives without a singledrop.Uncompromising as it is, the desert has not eliminated life but only those forms unable towithstand its desiccating effects. No moist-skinned, water-loving animals can exist there. Few largeanimals are found: the giants of the North American desert are deer, the coyote, and the bobcat.Since desert country is open, it holds more swift-footed, running, and leaping creatures than thetangled forest. Its population is largely nocturnal, silent, filled with reticence, and ruled by stealth.Yet they are not emaciated. Having adapted to their austere environment, they are as healthy asanimals anywhere in the world.The secret of their adjustment lies in a combination of behavior and physiology. None couldsurvive, if, like mad dogs and Englishmen, they went out in the midday sun, many would die in amatter of minutes. So most of them pass the burning hours asleep in cool, humid burrowsunderneath the ground, emerging to hunt only by night. The surface of the sun-baked desertaverages around 150 degrees, but 18 inches down the temperature is only 60 degrees.11. What is the topic of the passage?A Desert plantsB. Desert lifeC. Animal lifeD. Forest life12. The phrase 'those forms' refers to all the following except ...A. water-loving animalsB. the bobcatC. moist-skinned animalsD. many large animals13. The word 'inexorable' is closest in meaning to ...A. relentlessB. indispensableC. fullD. demanding14. The author mentions all of the following as examples of the behavior of desert animals except ...A. animals sleep during the dayC. animals are noisy and aggressive1 B. animals dig homes underground D. animals are watchful and quiet15. The word 'them' refers to...A. mad dogs and EnglishmenB. desert animalsC. behavior and physiologyD. minutes16. The word 'emaciated' is closest in meaning to ...A wildB. cunningC. unmanageableD. unhealthy17. The author states that one characteristic of animals living in the desert is that they ...A. are smaller and fleeter than forest animalsB. are less healthy than animals living in different placesC. can hunt in temperature of 150 degreesD. live in an accommodating environment18. Which of the following generalizations is supported by the passage?A. Water is the basis of life.B. All living things adjust to their environments.C. Desert life is colorful.D. Healthy animals live longer lives.19. The word 'burrows' is closest in meaning to ...A. underground nestsB. underground housesC. underground cavesD. underground holes20. How is the temperature 18 inches underground compared to that on the surface in the desert?A. the sameB. much higherC. less than halfD. halfRead the following passage and choose the best option to complete the blank or answer thequestion.Even before the turn of the century, movies began to develop in two major directions: therealistic and the formalistic. Realism and formalism are merely general, rather than absolute, terms.When used to suggest a tendency toward either polarity, such labels can be helpful, but in the endthey are just labels. Few films are exclusively formalist in style, and fewer yet are completelyrealist. There is also an important difference realism and reality, although this distinction is oftenforgotten. Realism is a particular type, whereas physical reality is the source of all the raw materialsof film, both realistic and formalistic. Virtually, all movie directors go to the photographable worldfor their subject matter, but what they do with this material- how they shape and manipulate itdetermines their stylistic emphasis.Generally speaking, realistic films attempt to reproduce the surface of concrete reality with aminimum of distortion. In photographing objects and events, the filmmaker tries to suggest thecopiousness of life itself. Both realist and formalist film directors must select (and henceemphasize) certain details from the chaotic sprawl of reality. But the element of selectivity inrealistic films is less obvious. Realists, in short, try to preserve the illusion that their film world isunmanipulated, an objective mirror of the actual world. Formalists, on the other hand, make no suchpretense. They deliberately stylize and distort their raw materials so that only the very naive wouldmistake a manipulated image of an object or event for the real thing.We rarely notice the style in a realistic movie; the artist tends to be self-effacing. Somefilmmakers are more concerned with what is being shown than how it is manipulated. The camera isused conservatively. It is essentially a recording mechanism that produces the surface of tangibleobjects with as little commentary as possible. A high premium is placed on simplicity, spontaneity,and directness. This is not to suggest that these movies lack artistry, however, for at its best therealistic cinema specializes in art that conceals art.21. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. Acting stylesC. Styles of filmmakingB. Film plotsD. Filmmaking 100 years ago22. With which of the following statements would the author be most likely to agree?A. Realism and formalism are outdated terms.B. Most films are neither exclusively realistic nor formalistic.C. Realistic films are more popular than formalistic ones.2 D. Formalistic films are less artistic than realistic ones.23. The phrase " this distinction" in the first paragraph refers to the difference betweenA. formalists and realistsC. general and absoluteB. realism and realityD. physical reality and raw materials24. Whom does the author say is primarily responsible for a style of a film?A. The directorC. The producerB. The actorsD. The camera operator25. The word "it" in the first paragraph refers toA. the photographable worldC. this materialB. their subject matterD. their stylistic emphasis26. The word “copiousness" in the second paragraph is closest in meaning toA. abundanceC. fullnessB. greatnessD. variety27. How can one recognize the formalist style?A. It uses familiar images.C. It obviously manipulated images.B. It is very impersonal.D. It mirrors the actual world.28. The word " tangible" in the last paragraph is closest in meaning toA. concreteC. variousB. complexD. comprehensible29. The word " self-effacing" in the last paragraph is closest in meaning toA. modestC. egocentricB. shyD. introverted30. Which of the following films would most likely use a realist style?A. A travel documentaryC. A musical dramaB. A science fiction filmD. An animated cartoonIII. GUIDED CLOZERead the following passage and choose the options that best complete the blanks.Sylvia Earle, a (31)_____botanist and one of the (32)_____deep - sea explorers, has spent over6,000 hours, more than seven months, under water. From her earliest years, she took her first plungeintothe open sea as a teenager. In the years since then, she has taken part in a(n) (33)______ oflandmark underwater projects, from exploratory expeditions around the world to her celebrated"Jim dive" in 1978, which was the deepest solo dive (34)_____made without cable connecting thediver to a support vessel at the surface of the sea. (35)_____in a Jim suit, a futuristic suit of plasticand metal armor, which was secured (36) _____a manned submarine, Sylvia Earle plungedvertically into the Pacific Ocean, at times at the speed of 100 feet per minute. (37)_____reachingthe ocean floor, she was released from the submarine and from that point her only connection to thesub was an 18-foot tether. For the next two and a half hours, Earle (38)_____the seabed, takingnotes, collecting (39)_____, and painting a U.S. flag. Consumed by a desire to descend deeper still,in I981she became involved in the design and manufacture of deep-sea (40)______ one of whichtook her to a depth of 3000 feet. This did not end Sylvia Earle's accomplishments.31. A. marine32. A. furthest33. A. amount34. A. really35. A. Covered36. A. to37. A. In38. A. walked39. A. specimens40. A. subcontractorsB. underwaterB. foremostB. great dealB. laterB. PutB. withB. OnB. roamedB. modelsB. submarinersC. underseaC. greatestC. averageC. everC. clothedC. fromC. AtC. divedC. remainsC. submersionsD. submarineD. utmostD. numberD. mostlyD WornD. againstD. ForD. strolledD. debrisD. submersibles3 B. WRITTEN TESTI. VERB TENSES / FORMS1. He (go)_____to the last meeting, but he didn't.2. By the time you come here again, this palace (build)_____.3. The yesterday accident is thought (cause)_____by human error.4. We (cook)_____all day for the party that evening and by 8 o'clock we still weren't ready.5. It is highly desirable that every effort (make)_____to reduce expenditure.6. (There ,be)_____any errors, let me know.7. His (take)_____ill was quite unexpected.8. In 20 hours' time, I (relax)_____on my yacht.9. What a boring show! I would rather (not go)_____there.10. It was a close call. We (kill)_____.In democratic countries, any efforts (11) (restrict) _____the freedom of the press are rightlycondemned. However, this freedom (12) (easily, abuse)_____. Stories about people often attract farmore public attention than political events. Though we may enjoy reading about the lives of others,it is extremely doubtful whether we would equally enjoy reading about ourselves. (13) (act)_____on the contention that facts are sacred, reporters can cause untold suffering to individuals bypublishing details about their private lives. Newspapers exert tremendous influence that they cannotonly bring about major changes to the lives of ordinary people but (14) (even, overthrow)_____agovernment.The story of a poor family that (15) (acquire)_____fame and fortune overnight, dramaticallyillustrates the power of the press. The family lived in Aberdeen, a small town in South Dakota. Asthe parents had five children, life was a perpetual struggle against poverty. They (16)(expect)_____their sixth child and (17) (face)_____with even more pressing economic problems. Ifthey had had only one more child, the fact would have passed unnoticed. They (18) (continue)_____ to struggle against economic odds and would have lived in obscurity. But they suddenlybecame the parents of quintuplets, four girls and a boy, an event which radically changed their lives.The day after the birth of the five children, a plane arrived in Aberdeen (19) (bring)_____sixtyreporters and photographers. The news was of national importance, for the poor couple (20)(become)_____the parents of the only quintuplets in America.II. PREPOSITIONS & PHRASAL VERBSPart 1: Complete each of the following sentences with (a) suitable preposition(s) or particle(s)from theboxin forup tothroughdownoffroundunderoutatover1. I wish you wouldn't fly_____me like that every time I make a mistake.2. The piece of equipment is very well made and stands_____the roughest treatment. You won'thaveany trouble with it.3. The new office staff are shaking_____well.4. I think a sip of wine can bring him_____.5. We are_____no obligation to change goods which were not purchased here.6. I am not friends with Peter any more. We have fallen_____.7. I knew I was_____the hill when I started needing glasses to read.8. Tom's family pulled him_____the difficult period following his wife's death.9. The police came_____a great deal of criticism.10. I have gone____computer games. They are not as interesting as before.Part 2: Complete the following passage with prepositions.4 It is not easy trying to cope with fear. Most people (11) _______ some stage in their lives feel afraidof something; fear of the dark as children, afraid of spiders or flying. For the most part, these fearsare normal and do not interfere (12) _______ our ability to get on with our lives.However, some people are afraid of something (13) _______ such an extent that it prevents themfrom leading a normal life. For example, 'electrophobia' - being afraid of electricity - makes life intoday's world extremely difficult.In fact, you can be afraid of anything and there is almost certainly a name for it. You can be afraidof clouds, certain colors, bicycles, rain, mushrooms and even sitting down. Apparently, the list ofphobia gets longer everyday, but for people who have a real terror of something, help is (14)_______ hand. Researchers are making enormous progress (15) _______ understanding what aphobia is and what makes it come (16) _______ .It is surprising how many people think they suffer from a phobia when actually all they are reallyexperiencing is a strong dislike or distaste (17) _______ something.You may think you are computer phobic and want to throw your machine out of the nearestwindow. But that is not the same as being really 'mechanophobic', suffering from a racing heart andbeing short of breath (18) _______ the mere sight of a computer.Experts say that you cannot take a true phobia (19) _______ anything else as it affects the whole ofyour nervous system. If you cannot run away from whatever is causing the fear, you feel that isinevitable. On the other hand, it's natural for most people to be afraid if they are aboard an airplanewhich is flying into a storm. Most psychologists agree that phobias can be described (20) _______three main ways: social phobias, panic disorders and specific phobias.V. OPEN CLOZE TESTPassage 1Although noise, commonly (l) _______ as unwanted sound, is a widely recognized form ofpollution, it is very difficult to measure because the discomfort (2) _______ by different individualsis highly subjective and, therefore, variable. Exposure to lower levels of noise may be (3) _______irritating, whereas exposure to higher levels may actually cause (4) _______ loss. Particularly incongested urban areas, the noise produced (5) _______ a by-product of our advancing technologycauses physical harm, and detracts from the quality of life for those who are exposed to it.Noise causes effects that the hearer cannot control and to (6) _______ the body never becomesaccustomed. Loud noises instinctively signal danger (7) _______ any organism with a hearingmechanism, including human beings. (8) _______ response, heartbeat and respiration accelerate,blood vessels constrict, the skin pales, and muscles tense. In fact, there is a general increase infunctioning (9) _______ about by the flow of adrenaline release in response to fear, and some ofthese responses persist even longer than the noise, occasionally as long as 30 minutes (10) _______the sound has ceased.Passage 2Unlikely (11) _______ it may seem, there has now been expert confirmation that wild pumas andlynxes are at (12)_______ in parts of Britain, rather than being the figments of some wildimaginations. Previous sightings of such large cats had been put (13) _______ to exaggeration.After all, the argument went, some people are prone to seeing flying saucers and Loch nessmonsters, particularly when under the influence of one drink. Some newspapers were suspected ofhaving made up stories such as (14) _______ of the Beast of Exmoor, an animal that is responsiblefor the deaths of hundreds of sheep over the past ten years. (15) _______ experts have now come upwith proof that such stories were in earnest after all. The animals are in all (16) _______ pets whichhave escaped from small zoos, or been abandoned by their owners. Because the keeping of suchanimals is severely restricted under the (17) _______ of the Dangerous Wild Animal Act of 1976,owners of unlicensed animals might not (18) _______ an escape for fear of prosecution. Britain'sonly surviving native species, the wild cat, is confined to Scotland. After examining hair samples,experts now say that the Best of Exmoor in the south of England is without (19) _______ a puma orlynx, both of which are normally native (20) _______ the Middle East and Asia.III. WORD FORMSPart 1: Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the given words.5 1. His _______ annoys some members of the committee because he is always expressing his ideasfrankly. (speak)2. George is very disorganized and not very_______ (business)3. She was fully aware of her own _______ . (short)4. Low income and little administrative support make teachers _______ _______ with theirprofession. (heart)5. A film about the _______ ancestors is available in the library. (reptile)6. There are people whose _______ begins from the moment of their death. (mortal)7. It's undeniable that the _______ of the local incompetent healer was responsible for her suddendeath. (diagnose)8. As the sole _______ of his uncle's will, he inherited a huge fortune. (benefit)9. This _______ faulty washing machine should be returned to the manufacturer. (repair)10. The first time I tried out my new bike I _______ and fell off. (balance)Part 2: Complete the following passage with the correct forms of the given words.PROFESSORSALEACQUISITIONSTARRYBANDINVADEORIGINLONELYQUARTERPOPULARITYThe Beatles became the most popular grouping rock music history. The (11) _______ ofextraordinarily talented musicians generated a frenzy that transcended countries and economicstrata. While all of them sang, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the majority of their songs.(12) _______ , Lennon and five others formed a group called Quarrymen in 1956, with McCartneyjoining them later that year. George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, together withStuart Sutcliffe, who played the bass guitar, and Pete Best on the drums, performed together inseveral bands for a few years, until they finally settled on the Silver Beatles in 1960. AmericanRock musicians, such as Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley, influenced Lennon's and McCartney'smusic, whose first hits consisted of simple tunes and lyrics about young love. The Beatles' U.S.tour propelled them to (13) _______ and led to two movies filmed in 1964 and 1965. The so-calledBritish (14) _______ of the United States was in full swing when they took the top five spots on thesingles' charts, followed by the release of their first film.During the 1960s, their music matured and (15) _______ a sense of melody. The lyrics of theirsong became deeper and gained in both imagination and meaning. Their popularity continued togrow as the Beatles turned their attention to social problems and political issues in "Nowhere Man"and Eleanor Rigby". (16) _______ and nostalgia come through in their ballad "Michelle" and'Yesterday", which fully displayed the group's (17)_______ development and sophistication.Lennon's sardonic music with lyrics written in the first person, and McCartney's songs that createdscenarios with off beat individuals, contributed to the character of the music produced by the group.In addition to their music, the Beatles set a social trend that (18)_______ long hair, Indian music,and moss dress.For a variety of reasons, the musicians began to drift apart, and their last concert took place in SanFrancisco in 1966. The newspapers and tabloids publicized their quarrels and lawsuits, and themuch idolized group finally (19)_______ in 1970. However, their albums had (20) _______ thoseof any other bands in history. Although all of the Beatles continued to performed solo or form newrock groups alone, none could achieve the recognition and success that they had been able to wintogether.VI. SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONRewrite the sentences with the given words or beginning in such a way that their meaningsremain unchanged.1. The only reason the party was a success was that a famous film star attended.→ Had it ……………………………………………………………………………......................2. Government guidelines really do emphasize the importance of starting education early.→ A lot of emphasis ……………………………………………………………………………....3. The trip was so amazing that we will never forget it.→ It's too …………………………………………………………………………….....................6 4. Your silly questions distracted me.→ You drove ……………………………………………………………………………...............5. She was so disgusted at the way her friend behaved that she refused to speak to him.→ Such ……………………………………………………………………………........................6. Mike is never reluctant to make tough decisions as a manager. (SHRINKS)→ ……………………………………………………………………………................................7. The film is similar to Shakespeare's Hamlet in a number of ways. (RESEMBLANCE)→ The film …………………………………………………………………………….................8. He is determined to become a doctor. (HEART)→ ……………………………………………………………………………................................9. Alison bought the big house because she wanted to open a hotel. (VIEW)→ Alison bought ….………………………………………………………………………………....10. We feel uncomfortable in the house. (FISH)→ ………………………………………………………………………………................................IV. ERROR IDENTIFICATIONIdentify 10 errors in the following passage and correct them.Between 1977 and 1981, three groups of American women, numbered 27 in all, between the age of35 and 65, were given month-long tests to determine how they would response to conditionsresembling those on the space shuttle. Carefully selected from among many applicants, the womenwere volunteers and pay was barely above the minimum wage. They weren't allowed to smoke ordrink alcohol during the tests, and they were expected to tolerate each other's company at closedquarters for the entire period. Among other things, they had to stand pressure three times of theforce of gravity and carry out both physical and mental tasks while exhausted from strenuousphysical exercises. At the end often days, they had to spend a further twenty days absolutelyconfined to bed, during that time they suffered backaches and discomforts, and when they werefinally allowed up, the more physically active women were especially subject to pains due to a lightcalcium loss. Results of the tests suggest that women have significant advantages on men in space.They need less food and less oxygen and they stand up to radiation well. Men's advantages in termsof strength and stamina, meanwhile, are virtually wiped out by the zero-gravity condition in space.THE END7 TRƯỜNG PTTH A THANH LIÊMKỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 10NĂM HỌC 2011- 2012Môn thi: TIẾNG ANHThời gian: 150 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)(Đề thi này gồm có 4 trang, thang điểm 20)Họ và tên thí sinh:…………………………..................................Lớp: 10A……...Điểm bài thiBằng sốBằng chữHọ tên, chữ ký của giám khảo1.............................................................................PART I : PHONETIC (1.0 p):I. Find the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.B. hardC. parentD. Park1. A.pardon2. A.roseB. coverC. noseD. over3. A. increaseB. inkC. pinkD. thank4. A. belovedB. nakedC. ploughedD. learnedPART II : VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR:I. Circle the correct answers (3,5p):1. He got an excellent grade in his examination ______ the fact that he had not worked particularly hard .A. on account ofB. becauseC. in spite ofD. although2. There were over 30,000 __________ at the match.A. spectatorsB. viewersC. witnessesD. watchers3. ____ they are tropical birds, parrots can live in temperate or even cold climate.A. DespiteB. Even thoughC. NeverthelessD. But4. I was enjoying my book, but I stopped ___ a program on TV.A. to read to watchB. to read for watchingC. reading for watchingD. reading to watch5. The man __________ we met yesterday was the manager of a bicycle factory.A. whoseB. whichC. whomD. when6. I don't believe a word she says, I think she ___________.A. is layingB. is telling lieC. is lyingD. lied7. AIDS is a(n) ___________ disease.A. endangerB. dangerousC. dangerD. endangered8. I knew they were talking about me _________ they stopped when I entered the room.A. so thatB. thereforeC. becauseD. despite9. When I came to visit her last night, she __________ a bath.A. was havingB. hasC. is havingD. had10. English ___________ in many parts of the world.A. is spokenB. is speakingC. was spokenD. speaks11. The children ___________ to the zoo.A. were enjoyed takingB. were enjoyed taken1 C. enjoyed takingD. enjoyed being taken12. My parents first __________ each other at the Olympic Games in 1982.A. meetB. metC. had meetD. have met13.Their ___________ has lasted for more than 20 years.A. friendsB. friendshipC. friendD. friendly14. If I had time, I __________ to the beach with you this weekend.A. would have gone B. would goC. will have goneD. will goII. Supply the correct form of the words and verbs in the parentheses ( 2.0 p)1. Visitors complained about the ………………..in the old museum.(organize)(care)2. You must be ....................when you open that door .3."Time of our lives" was the ........................song of the World Cup 2006.(office)4. When we took an exam last year, we met a very strict .............................(exam)5. We can see many ……………………….. on TV everyday .(advertise)6. I watch the news everyday because it very …………………………..(inform)7. He was very …………………………..of the work he had done .(pride)8. I don’t find him very _______.(communicate)PART III : READING COMPREHENSION:I. Read the passage, and then choose the correct answer (3.0p):All over the world people listen to classical music. Classical music is difficult to describe. It meansdifferent things to different people. Some famous classical composers were Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, andMozart. In their music, they did not tell a story or show strong emotion. They wanted to make a beautiful,interesting design. They wanted to write lovely sounds.Then composers started to interpret ideas. They told stories about wars, armies, and soldiers. Theywrote about religion. Sometimes they composed music for holidays. They told love stories and showedstrong emotion. Some of these composers were Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Wagner,and Tchaikovsky. Classical music stays with people a long time. Bach wrote about 300 years ago,Beethoven wrote about 200 years ago, and Tchaikovsky wrote over 100 years ago.Sometimes people close their eyes to listen to classical music. When they close their eyes, they cansee the design. They can listen to the same classical music many times and enjoy it. Sometimes it isdifficult to understand. The listener has to think about it. However, we can all learn to enjoy someclassical music. It is very important to people.1. Classical music is famous ________.A. in the WesternB. in EuropeC. in the United States D. all over the world2. The first classical composers wanted to ________.A. tell stories about religionB. write lovely soundsC. show strong emotionD. b and c3. What kind of stories did some composers not tell in their music?A. loveB. warsC. religionD. racial integration4. Beethoven _____________________.A. composed his music a long time agoB. just wanted to make an interesting designC. did not tell a story.D. wrote some music that as difficult to understand5. People sometimes close their eyes when they listen to classical music in order to ________.A. understand it clearlyB. think about the designC. from the picture of the design in their mindD. hear the same classical music many times6. Classical music __________________.A. is different from people to people2 B. is difficult to understand so that listener always has to think about itC. was composed by famous musicians very long time agoD. is necessary for people because it makes life more colorfulII. Choose the word or phrase which best fits each gap of the passage (2.5p)Yellowstone National park, the first US national park, was (1)_____ in 1872. It is one of thelargest parks. It (2)______ about 3,500 square (3)_____or 9,065 square kilometers (4)______ northwest Wyoming and parts of Idaho and Montana.The park has many wild animals (5)______bears, buffalo, elk, deer, antelope coyotes and lynxesand is famous for fine scenery, hot springs and geysers. there are about seventy geysers in the park.1.A. startedB. introducedC. constructedD. established2.A. coversB. involvesC. spreadsD. contains3.A. landsB. feetC. milesD. distances4.A. ofB. inC. atD. from5.A. addingB. includingC. containingD. consistingPART IV : WRITING:I. There is a mistake in the underlined parts of each sentence. Identify your answer by circling thecorresponding letter A, B, C or D: ( 1,5 p)1. My brother hasn’t played football for last year.A BCD2. I am fond with jogging every morning .ABCD3. My brother said me to sit down at the table and do my homework .AB CD4. My father prefers watching films at home than going to the cinema .ABCD5. I’d like going to the cinema with my friends.ABCD6. Jane asked me how I go to school everyday.A BCDII. Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printedbefore it. ( 3.5 p)1. I couldn’t do the test because it was difficult.Because of ……………………………………………………………………………………2. Although he got up early, he was late for the first train.In spite ………………………………………………………………………………………………3.Mr. Smith said, “I will refuse their offer.”……………………………………………………………………………………….4. Henry said, “I can meet them later.”……………………………………………………………………………………….5. I have to work late tomorrow, so I can’t join your partyIf………………………………………………………………………………………………6. When I came she was reading newspapers. (change into passive voice)..............................................................................................................................7. Are you writing a letter to her ? (change into passive voice)..............................................................................................................................3 III. Write a short paragraph (about 120 words) about the following topic: “What do you like to doin your free time”……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….the end4 SỞ GIÁO DỤC & ĐÀO TẠO TP. HỒ CHÍ MINHKỲ THI OLYMPIC TRUYỀN THỐNG 30/4 LẦN XVI- NĂM 2010Trường THPT Chuyên Lê Hồng PhongMôn thi: ANH – Khối: 10Ngày thi: 03/04/2010Thời gian làm bài: 180 phútGhi chú: Đề này có ... 7.... Trang. Thí sinh làm bài trên phiếu trả lời riêngA. MULTIPLE CHOICEI. PHONOLOGYChoose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the other three.1. a. rhinoceros b. vehicle c. whale d. uninhabitable2. a. unconcernedly b. ragged c. sacred d. hiccuped3. a. archaic b. archive c. choir d. archery4. a. suggestion b. congestion c. digestion d. devotion5. a. dairy b. lair c. fair d. gaitChoose the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the other three.6. a. credulous b. acropolis c. dialect d. obsolete7. a. ecotourism b. compromise c. disposal d. neighborhood8. a. beneficial b. detrimental c. understanding d. magnificent,9. a. zoology b. cement c. conquest d. duet10. a. argumentative b. psychological c. contributory d. hypersensitiveII. READING COMPREHENSIONRead the following passage and choose the best option to complete the blank oranswer the question.Since water is the basis of life, composing the greatest part of the tissues of all livingthings, the crucial problem of desert animals is to survive in a world where sources offlowing water is rare. And since man's inexorable necessity is to absorb largequantities of water at frequent intervals, he can scarcely comprehend that manycreatures of the desert pass their entire lives without a single drop.Uncompromising as it is, the desert has not eliminated life but only those formsunable to withstand its desiccating effects. Nomoist-skinned, water-loving animals canexist there. Few large animals are found: the giants of the North American desert aredeer, the coyote, and the bobcat. Since desert country is open, it holds more swiftfooted, running, and leaping creatures than the tangled forest. Its population is largelynocturnal, silent, filled with reticence, and ruled by stealth. Yet they are not emaciated.Having adapted to their austere environment, they are as healthy as animals anywhere in the world.The secret of their adjustment lies in a combination of behavior and physiology. Nonecould survive, if, like mad dogs and Englishmen, they went out in the midday sun,many would die in a matter of minutes. So most of them pass the burning hoursasleep in cool, humid burrows underneath the ground, emerging to hunt only bynight. The surface of the sun-baked desert averages around 150 degrees, but 18 inchesdown the temperature is only 60 degrees.11. What is the topic of the passage?a Desert plantsb. Desert lifec. Animal lifed. Forest life12. The phrase 'those forms' refers to all the following except ...a. water-loving animalsb. the bobcatc. moist-skinned animalsd. many large animals13. The word 'inexorable' is closest in meaning to ...a. relentlessb. indispensablec. fulld. demanding14. The author mentions all of the following as examples of the behavior of desertanimals except ...a. animals sleep during the dayb. animals dig homes undergroundc. animals are noisy and aggressived. animals are watchful and quiet15. The word 'them' refers to...a. mad dogs and Englishmenb. desert animalsc. behavior and physiologyd. minutes16. The word 'emaciated' is closest in meaning to ...a. wildb. cunningc. unmanageable d. unhealthy17. The author states that one characteristic of animals living in the desert is that they...a. are smaller and fleeter than forest animalsb. are less healthy than animals living in different placesc. can hunt in temperature of 150 degreesd. live in an accommodating environment18. Which of the following generalizations is supported by the passage?a. Water is the basis of life.b. All living things adjust to their environments.c. Desert life is colorful.d. Healthy animals live longer lives.19. The word 'burrows' is closest in meaning to ...a. underground nestsb. underground housesc. underground cavesd. underground holes20. How is the temperature 18 inches underground compared to that on the surface inthe desert?a. the sameb. much higherc. less than halfd. halfRead the following passage and choose the best option to complete the blank oranswer the question.Even before the turn of the century, movies began to develop in two major directions:the realistic and the formalistic. Realism and formalism are merely general, rather thanabsolute, terms. When used to suggest a tendency toward either polarity, such labelscan be helpful, but in the end they are just labels. Few films are exclusively formalist instyle, and fewer yet are completely realist. There is also an important differencerealism and reality, although this distinction is often forgotten. Realism is a particulartype, whereas physical reality is the source of all the raw materials of film, bothrealistic and formalistic. Virtually, all movie directors go to the photographable worldfor their subject matter, but what they do with this material- how they shape andmanipulate it- determines their stylistic emphasis.Generally speaking, realistic films attempt to reproduce the surface of concrete realitywith a minimum of distortion. In photographing objects and events, the filmmaker tries to suggest the copiousness of life itself. Both realist and formalist film directorsmust select (and hence emphasize) certain details from the chaotic sprawl of reality.But the element of selectivity in realistic films is less obvious. Realists, in short, try topreserve the illusion that their film world is unmanipulated, an objective mirror of theactual world. Formalists, on the other hand, make no such pretense. They deliberatelystylize and distort their raw materials so that only the very naive would mistake amanipulated image of an object or event for the real thing.We rarely notice the style in a realistic movie; the artist tends to be self-effacing. Somefilmmakers are more concerned with what is being shown than how it is manipulated.The camera is used conservatively. It is essentially a recording mechanism thatproduces the surface of tangible objects with as little commentary as possible. A highpremium is placed on simplicity, spontaneity, and directness. This is not to suggestthat these movies lack artistry, however, for at its best the realistic cinema specializesin art that conceals art.21. What does the passage mainly discuss?a. Acting stylesb. Film plotsc. Styles of filmmakingd. Filmmaking 100 years ago22. With which of the following statements would the author be most likely to agree?a. Realism and formalism are outdated terms.b. Most films are neither exclusively realistic nor formalistic.c. Realistic films are more popular than formalistic ones.d. Formalistic films are less artistic than realistic ones.23. The phrase " this distinction" in the first paragraph refers to the difference betweena. formalists and realistsb. realism and realityc. general and absoluted. physical reality and raw materials24. Whom does the author say is primarily responsible for a style of a film?a. The directorb. The actorsc. The producerd. The camera operator25. The word "it" in the first paragraph refers toa. the photographable worldb. their subject matterc. this material d. their stylistic emphasis26. The word “copiousness" in the second paragraph is closest in meaning toa. abundanceb. greatnessc. fullnessd. variety27. How can one recognize the formalist style?a. It uses familiar images.b. It is very impersonal.c. It obviously manipulated images.d. It mirrors the actual world.28. The word " tangible" in the last paragraph is closest in meaning toa. concreteb. complexc. variousd. comprehensible29. The word " self-effacing" in the last paragraph is closest in meaning toa. modestb. shyc. egocentricd. introverted30. Which of the following films would most likely use a realist style?a. A travel documentaryb. A science fiction filmc. A musical dramad. An animated cartoonIII. GUIDED CLOZERead the following passage and choose the options that best complete the blanks.Sylvia Earle, a (31)_____botanist and one of the (32)_____deep - sea explorers, hasspent over6,000 hours, more than seven months, under water. From her earliest years, she tookher first plunge intothe open sea as a teenager. In the years since then, she has taken part in a(n) (33)______of landmarkunderwater projects, from exploratory expeditions around the world to her celebrated "Jim dive" in 1978,which was the deepest solo dive (34)_____made without cable connecting the diver toa support vesselat the surface of the sea.(35)_____in a Jim suit, a futuristic suit of plastic and metal armor, which was secured(36)_____a manned submarine, Sylvia Earle plunged vertically into the Pacific Ocean, attimes at the speedof 100 feet per minute. (37)_____reaching the ocean floor, she was released from thesubmarine andfrom that point her only connection to the sub was an 18-foot tether. For the next twoand a half hours,Earle (38)_____the seabed, taking notes, collecting (39)_____, and painting a U.S. flag.Consumed by adesire to descend deeper still, in I981she became involved in the design andmanufacture of deep-sea(40)______ one of which took her to a depth of 3000 feet. This did not end SylviaEarle's accomplishments.31. a. marine b. underwater c. undersea d. submarine32. a. furthest b. foremostc. greatestd. utmost33. a. amount b. great dealc. averaged. number34. a. really b. laterc. ever d. mostly35. a. Covered b. Put c. Clothedd. Worn36. a. to b. with c. fromd. against37. a. In b. Onc. Atd. For38. a. walked b. roamed c. divedd. strolled39. a. specimens b. modelsc. remainsd. debris40. a. subcontractors b. submarinersc. submersionsd. submersiblesB. WRITTEN TESTI. VERB TENSES / FORMS1. He (go)_____to the last meeting, but he didn't.2. By the time you come here again, this palace (build)_____.3. The yesterday accident is thought (cause)_____by human error.4. We (cook)_____all day for the party that evening and by 8 o'clock we still weren'tready.5. It is highly desirable that every effort (make)_____to reduce expenditure.6. (There ,be)_____any errors, let me know.7. His (take)_____ill was quite unexpected.8. In 20 hours' time, I (relax)_____on my yacht.9. What a boring show! I would rather (not go)_____there.10. It was a close call. We (kill)_____. In democratic countries, any efforts (11) (restrict) _____the freedom of the press arerightlycondemned. However, this freedom (12) (easily, abuse)_____. Stories about peopleoften attract far morepublic attention than political events. Though we may enjoy reading about the lives ofothers, it isextremely doubtful whether we would equally enjoy reading about ourselves. (13)(act) _____on thecontention that facts are sacred, reporters can cause untold suffering to individuals bypublishing details about their private lives. Newspapers exert tremendous influencethat they cannot only bring about majorchanges to the lives of ordinary people but (14) (even, overthrow)_____a government.The story of a poor family that (15) (acquire)_____fame and fortune overnight,dramaticallyillustrates the power of the press. The family lived in Aberdeen, a small town in SouthDakota. As theparents had five children, life was a perpetual struggle against poverty. They (16)(expect)_____theirsixth child and (17) (face)_____with even more pressing economic problems. If theyhad had only onemore child, the fact would have passed unnoticed. They (18) (continue) _____ tostruggle against economic odds and would have lived in obscurity. But they suddenlybecame the parents of quintuplets, four girls and a boy, an event which radicallychanged their lives. The day after the birth of the five children, a plane arrived inAberdeen (19) (bring)_____sixty reporters and photographers. The news was ofnational importance, for the poor couple (20) (become)_____the parents of the onlyquintuplets in America.II. PREPOSITIONS & PHRASAL VERBSPart 1: Complete each of the following sentences with (a) suitable preposition(s) orparticle(s) from the box:in for _______ up to __________ through__________ down________ offround_________ under_______ out _______________at __________over1. I wish you wouldn't fly_____me like that every time I make a mistake.2. The piece of equipment is very well made and stands_____the roughest treatment.You won't haveany trouble with it.3. The new office staff are shaking_____well.4. Ithink a sip of wine can bring him_____. 5. We are_____no obligation to change goods which were not purchased here.6. Iam not friends with Peter any more. We have fallen_____.7. I knew I was_____the hill when I started needing glasses to read.8. Tom's family pulled him_____the difficult period following his wife's death.9. The police came_____a great deal of criticism.10. I have gone____computer games. They are not as interesting as before.Part 2: Complete the following passage with prepositions.It is not easy trying to cope with fear. Most people (11) _______ some stage in theirlives feel afraid of something; fear of the dark as children, afraid of spiders or flying.For the most part, these fears are normal and do not interfere (12) _______ our abilityto get on with our lives.However, some people are afraid of something (13) _______ such an extent that itprevents them from leading a normal life. For example, 'electrophobia' - being afraidof electricity - makes life in today's world extremely difficult.In fact, you can be afraid of anything and there is almost certainly a name for it. Youcan be afraid of clouds, certain colors, bicycles, rain, mushrooms and even sittingdown. Apparently, the list of phobia gets longer everyday, but for people who have areal terror of something, help is (14) _______ hand. Researchers are making enormousprogress (15) _______ understanding what a phobia is and what makes it come (16)_______ .It is surprising how many people think they suffer from a phobia when actually allthey are really experiencing is a strong dislike or distaste (17) _______ something. Youmay think you are computer phobic and want to throw your machine out of thenearest window. But that is not the same as being really 'mechanophobic', sufferingfrom a racing heart and being short of breath (18) _______ the mere sight of acomputer.Experts say that you cannot take a true phobia (19) _______ anything else as it affectsthe whole of your nervous system. If you cannot run away from whatever is causingthe fear, you feel that is inevitable. On the other hand, it's natural for most people to beafraid if they are aboard an airplane which is flying into a storm. Most psychologistsagree that phobias can be described (20) _______ three main ways: social phobias,panic disorders and specific phobias.III. OPEN CLOZE TESTPassage 1Although noise, commonly (l) _______ as unwanted sound, is a widely recognizedform of pollution, it is very difficult to measure because the discomfort (2) _______ bydifferent individuals is highly subjective and, therefore, variable. Exposure to lowerlevels of noise may be (3) _______ irritating, whereas exposure to higher levels mayactually cause (4) _______ loss. Particularly in congested urban areas, the noiseproduced (5) _______ a by-product of our advancing technology causes physical harm, and detracts from the quality of life for those who are exposed to it.Noise causes effects that the hearer cannot control and to (6) _______ the body neverbecomes accustomed. Loud noises instinctively signal danger (7) _______ anyorganism with a hearing mechanism, including human beings. (8) _______ response,heartbeat and respiration accelerate, blood vessels constrict, the skin pales, andmuscles tense. In fact, there is a general increase in functioning (9) _______ about bythe flow of adrenaline release in response to fear, and some of these responses persisteven longer than the noise, occasionally as long as 30 minutes (10) _______ the soundhas ceased.Passage 2Unlikely (11) _______ it may seem, there has now been expert confirmation that wildpumas and lynxes are at (12)_______ in parts of Britain, rather than being the figmentsof some wild imaginations. Previous sightings of such large cats had been put (13)_______ to exaggeration. After all, the argument went, some people are prone toseeing flying saucers and Loch ness monsters, particularly when under the influenceof one drink. Some newspapers were suspected of having made up stories such as (14)_______ of the Beast of Exmoor, an animal that is responsible for the deaths ofhundreds of sheep over the past ten years. (15) _______ experts have now come upwith proof that such stories were in earnest after all. The animals are in all (16) _______pets which have escaped from small zoos, or been abandoned by their owners.Because the keeping of such animals is severely restricted under the (17) _______ ofthe Dangerous Wild Animal Act of 1976, owners of unlicensed animals might not (18)_______ an escape for fear of prosecution. Britain's only surviving native species, thewild cat, is confined to Scotland. After examining hair samples, experts now say thatthe Best of Exmoor in the south of England is without (19) _______ a puma or lynx,both of which are normally native (20) _______ the Middle East and Asia.IV. WORD FORMSPart 1: Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the given words.1. His _______ annoys some members of the committee because he is alwaysexpressing his ideas frankly. (speak)2. George is very disorganized and not very_______ (business)3. She was fully aware of her own _______ . (short)4. Low income and little administrative support make teachers _______ _______ withtheir profession. (heart)5. A film about the _______ ancestors is available in the library. (reptile)6. There are people whose _______ begins from the moment of their death. (mortal)7. It's undeniable that the _______ of the local incompetent healer was responsible forher sudden death. (diagnose)8. As the sole _______ of his uncle's will, he inherited a huge fortune. (benefit) 9. This _______ faulty washing machine should be returned to the manufacturer.(repair)10. The first time I tried out my new bike I _______ and fell off. (balance)Part 2: Complete the following passage with the correct forms of the given words.PROFESSOR ---------- SALE ---------- ACQUISITION ---------- STARRY ---------BANDINVADE---------- ORIGIN---------- LONELY---------- QUARTER ---------POPULARITYThe Beatles became the most popular grouping rock music history. The (11) _______ ofextraordinarily talented musicians generated a frenzy that transcended countries andeconomic strata. While all of them sang, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote themajority of their songs.(12) _______ , Lennon and five others formed a group called Quarrymen in 1956, withMcCartneyjoining them later that year. George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney,together with Stuart Sutcliffe, who played the bass guitar, and Pete Best on the drums,performed together in several bands for a few years, until they finally settled on theSilver Beatles in 1960. American Rock musicians, such as Chuck Berry and ElvisPresley, influenced Lennon's and McCartney's music, whose first hits consisted ofsimple tunes and lyrics about young love. The Beatles' U.S. tour propelled them to (13)_______ and led to two movies filmed in 1964 and 1965. The so-called British (14)_______ of the United States was in full swing when they took the top five spots on thesingles' charts, followed by the release of their first film.During the 1960s, their music matured and (15) _______ a sense of melody. The lyricsof their song became deeper and gained in both imagination and meaning. Theirpopularity continued to grow as the Beatles turned their attention to social problemsand political issues in "Nowhere Man" and Eleanor Rigby". (16) _______ and nostalgiacome through in their ballad "Michelle" and 'Yesterday", which fully displayed thegroup's (17)_______ development and sophistication.Lennon's sardonic music with lyrics written in the first person, and McCartney's songsthat created scenarios with off beat individuals, contributed to the character of themusic produced by the group. In addition to their music, the Beatles set a social trendthat (18)_______ long hair, Indian music, and moss dress.For a variety of reasons, the musicians began to drift apart, and their last concert tookplace in San Francisco in 1966. The newspapers and tabloids publicized their quarrelsand lawsuits, and the much idolized group finally (19)_______ in 1970. However, theiralbums had (20) _______ those of any other bands in history. Although all of theBeatles continued to performed solo or form new rock groups alone, none couldachieve the recognition and success that they had been able to win together. V. SENTENCE TRANSFORMATIONRewrite the sentences with the given words or beginning in such a way that theirmeanings remain unchanged.1. The only reason the party was a success was that a famous film star attended.→ Had it…………………………………………………………………………………................... ...2. Government guidelines really do emphasize the importance of starting educationearly.→ A lot of emphasis…………………………………………………………………………………....3. The trip was so amazing that we will never forget it.→ It's too…………………………………………………………………………………................... ..4. Your silly questions distracted me.→ You drove…………………………………………………………………………………...............5. She was so disgusted at the way her friend behaved that she refused to speak tohim.→ Such…………………………………………………………………………………................... .....6. Mike is never reluctant to make tough decisions as a manager. (SHRINKS)→ …………………………………………………………………………………................................7. The film is similar to Shakespeare's Hamlet in a number of ways. (RESEMBLANCE)→ The film………………………………………………………………………………….................8. He is determined to become a doctor. (HEART)→ …………………………………………………………………………………................................9. Alison bought the big house because she wanted to open a hotel. (VIEW)→ Alison bought….…………………………………………………………………………………....10. We feel uncomfortable in the house. (FISH)→ …………………………………………………………………………………................................VI. ERROR IDENTIFICATIONIdentify 10 errors in the following passage and correct them.Between 1977 and 1981, three groups of American women, numbered 27 in all, between the age of 35 and 65, were given month-long tests to determine how theywould response to conditions resembling those on the space shuttle. Carefully selectedfrom among many applicants, the women were volunteers and pay was barely abovethe minimum wage. They weren't allowed to smoke or drink alcohol during the tests,and they were expected to tolerate each other's company at closed quarters for theentire period. Among other things, they had to stand pressure three times of the forceof gravity and carry out both physical and mental tasks while exhausted fromstrenuous physical exercises. At the end often days, they had to spend a furthertwenty days absolutely confined to bed, during that time they suffered backaches anddiscomforts, and when they were finally allowed up, the more physically activewomen were especially subject to pains due to a light calcium loss. Results of the testssuggest that women have significant advantages on men in space. They need less foodand less oxygen and they stand up to radiation well. Men's advantages in terms ofstrength and stamina, meanwhile, are virtually wiped out by the zero-gravitycondition in space.THE END KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 10NĂM HỌC 2011- 2012Môn thi: TIẾNG ANHThời gian: 150 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)(Đề thi này gồm có 4 trang, thang điểm 20)Họ và tên thí sinh:…………………………..................................Lớp: 10A……...Điểm bài thiBằng sốBằng chữHọ tên, chữ ký của giám khảo1.............................................................................PART I : PHONETIC (1.0 p):I. Find the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.B. hardC. parentD. Park1. A.pardon2. A.roseB. coverC. noseD. over3. A. increaseB. inkC. pinkD. thank4. A. belovedB. nakedC. ploughedD. learnedPART II : VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR:I. Circle the correct answers (3,5p):1. He got an excellent grade in his examination ______ the fact that he had not worked particularly hard .A. on account ofB. becauseC. in spite ofD. although2. There were over 30,000 __________ at the match.A. spectatorsB. viewersC. witnessesD. watchers3. ____ they are tropical birds, parrots can live in temperate or even cold climate.A. DespiteB. Even thoughC. NeverthelessD. But4. I was enjoying my book, but I stopped ___ a program on TV.A. to read to watchB. to read for watchingC. reading for watchingD. reading to watch5. The man __________ we met yesterday was the manager of a bicycle factory.A. whoseB. whichC. whomD. when6. I don't believe a word she says, I think she ___________.A. is layingB. is telling lieC. is lyingD. lied7. AIDS is a(n) ___________ disease.A. endangerB. dangerousC. dangerD. endangered8. I knew they were talking about me _________ they stopped when I entered the room.A. so thatB. thereforeC. becauseD. despite9. When I came to visit her last night, she __________ a bath.A. was havingB. hasC. is havingD. had10. English ___________ in many parts of the world.A. is spokenB. is speakingC. was spokenD. speaks11. The children ___________ to the zoo.A. were enjoyed takingB. were enjoyed taken1 C. enjoyed takingD. enjoyed being taken12. My parents first __________ each other at the Olympic Games in 1982.A. meetB. metC. had meetD. have met13.Their ___________ has lasted for more than 20 years.A. friendsB. friendshipC. friendD. friendly14. If I had time, I __________ to the beach with you this weekend.A. would have gone B. would goC. will have goneD. will goII. Supply the correct form of the words and verbs in the parentheses ( 2.0 p)1. Visitors complained about the ………………..in the old museum.(organize)(care)2. You must be ....................when you open that door .3."Time of our lives" was the ........................song of the World Cup 2006.(office)4. When we took an exam last year, we met a very strict .............................(exam)5. We can see many ……………………….. on TV everyday .(advertise)6. I watch the news everyday because it very …………………………..(inform)7. He was very …………………………..of the work he had done .(pride)8. I don’t find him very _______.(communicate)PART III : READING COMPREHENSION:I. Read the passage, and then choose the correct answer (3.0p):All over the world people listen to classical music. Classical music is difficult to describe. It meansdifferent things to different people. Some famous classical composers were Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, andMozart. In their music, they did not tell a story or show strong emotion. They wanted to make a beautiful,interesting design. They wanted to write lovely sounds.Then composers started to interpret ideas. They told stories about wars, armies, and soldiers. Theywrote about religion. Sometimes they composed music for holidays. They told love stories and showedstrong emotion. Some of these composers were Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Wagner,and Tchaikovsky. Classical music stays with people a long time. Bach wrote about 300 years ago,Beethoven wrote about 200 years ago, and Tchaikovsky wrote over 100 years ago.Sometimes people close their eyes to listen to classical music. When they close their eyes, they cansee the design. They can listen to the same classical music many times and enjoy it. Sometimes it isdifficult to understand. The listener has to think about it. However, we can all learn to enjoy someclassical music. It is very important to people.1. Classical music is famous ________.A. in the WesternB. in EuropeC. in the United States D. all over the world2. The first classical composers wanted to ________.A. tell stories about religionB. write lovely soundsC. show strong emotionD. b and c3. What kind of stories did some composers not tell in their music?A. loveB. warsC. religionD. racial integration4. Beethoven _____________________.A. composed his music a long time agoB. just wanted to make an interesting designC. did not tell a story.D. wrote some music that as difficult to understand5. People sometimes close their eyes when they listen to classical music in order to ________.A. understand it clearlyB. think about the designC. from the picture of the design in their mindD. hear the same classical music many times6. Classical music __________________.A. is different from people to people2 B. is difficult to understand so that listener always has to think about itC. was composed by famous musicians very long time agoD. is necessary for people because it makes life more colorfulII. Choose the word or phrase which best fits each gap of the passage (2.5p)Yellowstone National park, the first US national park, was (1)_____ in 1872. It is one of thelargest parks. It (2)______ about 3,500 square (3)_____or 9,065 square kilometers (4)______ northwest Wyoming and parts of Idaho and Montana.The park has many wild animals (5)______bears, buffalo, elk, deer, antelope coyotes and lynxesand is famous for fine scenery, hot springs and geysers. there are about seventy geysers in the park.1.A. startedB. introducedC. constructedD. established2.A. coversB. involvesC. spreadsD. contains3.A. landsB. feetC. milesD. distances4.A. ofB. inC. atD. from5.A. addingB. includingC. containingD. consistingPART IV : WRITING:I. There is a mistake in the underlined parts of each sentence. Identify your answer by circling thecorresponding letter A, B, C or D: ( 1,5 p)1. My brother hasn’t played football for last year.A BCD2. I am fond with jogging every morning .ABCD3. My brother said me to sit down at the table and do my homework .AB CD4. My father prefers watching films at home than going to the cinema .ABCD5. I’d like going to the cinema with my friends.ABCD6. Jane asked me how I go to school everyday.A BCDII. Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printedbefore it. ( 3.5 p)1. I couldn’t do the test because it was difficult.Because of ……………………………………………………………………………………2. Although he got up early, he was late for the first train.In spite ………………………………………………………………………………………………3.Mr. Smith said, “I will refuse their offer.”……………………………………………………………………………………….4. Henry said, “I can meet them later.”……………………………………………………………………………………….5. I have to work late tomorrow, so I can’t join your partyIf………………………………………………………………………………………………6. When I came she was reading newspapers. (change into passive voice)..............................................................................................................................7. Are you writing a letter to her ? (change into passive voice)..............................................................................................................................3 III. Write a short paragraph (about 120 words) about the following topic: “What do you like to doin your free time”……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….the end4 ĐỀ THI THỬ HỌC SINH GIỎIĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi gồm 4 trang)NĂM HỌC 2013 - 2014MÔN: Tiếng Anh – Khối 10Thời gian làm bài: 150 phút, không kể thời gian giao đềI. PHONOLOGY:A. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently:B. nibC. absorbD. absent1. A. debt2. A.ceasedB. decreasedC. causedD. promisedB. voyageC. massageD. dosage3. A. carriageB. Pick out the word that stressed differntly from the others:4. A. marketingB. ambitiousC. fashionableD. immigrant5. A. cucumberB. powerfulC. strawberryD. appointmentII. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR:A. Choose the best answer A, B, C or D:1. “I can’t remember us ever ___________,” replied the stranger.A. having metB. to meetC. being metD. to have met2. Listen to what I am saying, __________?A. would youB. will youC. don’t youD. do you3. It’s high time you ___________to look after yourself.A. learnedB. had learnedC. are learningD. would learn4. “Please, will you just tidy your room, and stop ______ excuses!”A. doingB. havingC. takingD. making5. We saw many soldiers and tanks _____________were moving to the front.A. thatB. whichC. whoD. whom6. He is in a much________ mood than usual.A. bestB. betterC. goodD. well7. His father was working _______ at his desk.A. industryB. industrialC. industriousD. industriously8. Last Sunday was _________ that we decided to go on a picnic.A. so beautiful a dayB. such beautiful a dayC. so beautiful dayD. such beautiful day9. Living organisms contain more water _______ substance.A. than do any otherB. other than do they anyC. than any otherD. does than any other10. - "Our team has just won the last football match."- "______"A. Good idea. Thanks for the news.B. Yes. I guess it's very good.C. Well, that's very surprising!D. Yes, it's our pleasure. 11. - “Is it all right if I use your bike?”- “______”A. Sure, go ahead. B. Oh, forget it.C. I don’t care.D. I accept it.12. ______________ of the students in my class could solve the problem yesterday.A. Not muchB. EitherC. NoneD. Neither13. Don’t touch that wire or you’ll get an electric ______.A. chargeB. fireC. shockD. current14. You need more exercise - you should ______ jogging.A. try onB. hold upC. carry outD. take up15. “Don’t worry. I have ______ tire at the back of my car.”A. otherB. anotherC. the otherD. othersB. Complete the following sentences with the appropriate forms of the words in brackets:1. As a child I had an ................................ friend called Polly (imagine)2. Not ........................ on such a hot day, the beach was crowded. (surprise)3. Street noise is one of the ....................... of living in a big city. (advantage)4. The end of the film really disappointed me. It was totally .................... (believe)5. This word is very difficult to say. I always ......................... it. (pronunciation)6. We like Mary. She’s very nice and ............................ (lady)7. Solphins, ................, species, sometimes jump above the surface of the water. (mammal)8. The islands have been ............................ by the growth of tourism. (west)9. There will be no pay rises in the ......................... future. (see)10. Good friends can enrich the quality of our lives ........................ (measure)C. Supply the correct form of the verbs in brackets:1. The building (finish) by the year 2020.2. The last time he saw in public he (wear) a grey suit.3. I realize I (not say) that. That all right I have forgiven.4. It’s a waste of time (recommend) him to start his new life in New York.5. He (follow) my advice before, he (not be) in dangerous now.6. The small room (fill) with boxes of different sizes which (deliver) the day before.7. During the winter I decided that I (grow) tomatoes and carrots when the summer came.8. No sooner he (arrive) than he had to leave again.II. READING:A. Read the passage and use only one suitable word to fill in each gap:In a village on the east coast of Scotland, people were waiting for news. Two of fishingboats had been caught in the storm which had blown up during the night. In the cottagesround the harbor people stood by their doors (1).............. worried to talk.The rest of the fishing fleet had (2)............ the harbor before dark, and the men from theseships waited and watched with the wives and families of the missing men. Some had(3)............ thick blankets and some flasks of hot drinks, knowing that the men (4)............ becold and tired. When dawn began to break over in the east, a small point of light was(5)........... in the darkness of the water and a few minutes later, (6).......... was a shout. (7)................ long, the two boats were turning in, past the lighthouse, to the insideof the harbor. The men (8)............ helped out of their boats, and (9)............. they were stiff(10)............... cold and tiredness, they were all safe.B. Choose the words or phrases that best fit the blanks to make a complete passage:The Statue of Liberty is a monumental sculpture that (1).........freedom throughout theworld. Its formal name is Liberty Enlightening the World. The statue (2).........a womanescaping the chains of tyranny, which lie at her feet. Her right hand (3)..........aloft a burningtorch that represents liberty. Her left hand holds a tablet inscribed (4) .......... the date "July 4,1776", the day the United States declared its independence. She is (5).........flowing robesand the seven rays of her spiked crown symbolize the seven seas and continents.The Statue of Liberty was (6) ........... in 1886. It weighs 225 tons and is 301 feet (7) ...........It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Over the years France and theUnited States had (8) ...........special relationship. In 1776 France helped the Americancolonies (9) ............independence from England. The French wanted to (10).........somethingspecial for the U.S. centennial, its 100th birthday.1. A. symbolizesB. illustratesC. showsD. proves2. A. makes upB. depictsC. drawsD. paints3. A. containsB. grabsC. seizesD. holds4. A. ontoB. intoC. withD. in5. A. putting onB. donningC. wearingD. dressing6. A. put upB. put offC. put onD. put out7. A. tallB. heightC. in highD. aloft8. A. theB. aC. anD. Ø9. A. winB. gainC. achieveD. accomplish10. A. formB. createC. makeD. doC. Read the following passage and answer the questions.The world's oceans are so vast that they can cope with the present levels of pollution.However, little is known about the long-term effects of such slow poisoning. The mostserious problem of modern time is that man is destroying the earth's natural resources andtransforming huge areas into waste land. As a result, it is becoming extremely difficult togrow enough to feed the world's rapidly increasing population. A way of protecting all wildlife on the earth must also be found as many species are in danger of disappearingcompletely from the face of the earth. The smoke in the atmosphere, for example, isincreasing so much that the amount of sunlight has been reduced in many cities. Man'swhole environment is being changed in a serious way.1. What is the process of making something dirty ?2. Find a word or phrase from the passage with the same meaning as the air, water andland in which we live?3. What is the air surrounding the earth called ?4. What could be best replaced wealth, goods or products people can use ?5. What is a difficulty which needs attention and thought ? III. WRITING:A. Rewrite each sentence, beginning as shown, so that the meaning stays the same:1. It is believed that the man escaped in a stolen car.The man is .....................................................................................2.The train journey from London to Bristol takes two hours.It is .................................................................................................3. I don’t really like her, even though I admire her achievements.Much as ..........................................................................................4. It’s a long time since I last went to a football match.I haven’t...........................................................................................5. Mary doesn’t realise how serious her illness is.Little ................................................................................................6. Your car might break down on the rough mountain road, so take plenty of spare parts.In case ..............................................................................................7. Is it true that you haven’t found a job yet?Are you still .....................................................................................?8. There is absolutely no truth in that rumour.That .....................................................................................................9. In this company it’s John who handles orders for new stock.John is responsible ..............................................................................10. I wish Jake hadn’t spent so much money on a new set of golf-clubs.I’m annoyed ........................................................................................B. Imagine you were Ba, and your penpal, Nam, has invited you to visit his city inEngland. Write a letter (about 120-150 words) to him, in your letter you should:- apologize- explain why you can’t go- invite him to visit your hometown.Dear Nam,……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Your friends,BaTHE ENDLưu ý: Giám thị coi thi không giải thích gì thêm.Thí sinh làm bài vào tờ giấy thi ĐÁP ÁN ĐỀ THI CHỌN HSG CẤP TRƯỜNG NĂM HỌC 2013 - 2014MÔN TIẾNG ANH LỚP 10(Đáp án gồm 1 trang)I. PHONOLOGY:A. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently:1. A2. C3. CB. Pick out the word that stressed differntly from the others:4. B5. DII. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR:A. Choose the best answer A, B, C or D:B. Complete the following sentences with the appropriate forms of the words in brackets:1. imaginary2. surprisingly3. disadvantages4. unbelievable5. mispronounce6. ladylike7. mammalian8. westernized9. foreseeable10. immeasurablyC. Supply the correct form of the verbs in brackets:1. will have been built2. was wearning3. shouldn’t have said4. to recommend5. Had he followed/ wouldn’t be6. was filled/ had been delivered7. would grow8. did he arriveII. READING:A. Read the passage and use only one suitable word to fill in each gap:1. too2. reached/entered3. brought/got 4. would5. seen/ visible6. there7. Before8. were9. although/ though10. with/ fromB. Choose the words or phrases that best fit the blanks to make a complete passage:1. A2. B3. D4. C5. C6. A7. A8. B9. B10. DC. Read the following passage and answer the questions.1. The process of making something dirty is pollution / hoặc trả lời ngắn: pollution.2. A word or phrase with the same meaning as the air, water and land we live is environment / hoặc trả lời ngắn:environment.3. The air surrounding the earth is called atmosphere/ hoặc trả lời ngắn: atmosphere.4. Resources could be best replaced wealth, goods or products people can use / hoặc trả lời ngắn: Resources.5. A difficulty which needs attention and thought is problem / hoặc trả lời ngắn: problem.III. WRITING:A. Rewrite each sentence, beginning as shown, so that the meaning stays the same:1. The man is believed to have been escaped in a stolen car.2. It is a two-hour train journey from London to Bristol.3. Much as I admire her achievements, I don’t really like her.4. I haven’t been to a football match for a long time.5. Little does Mary realise how serious her illness is.6. In case your car breaks down on the rough mountain road, take plenty of spare parts.7. Are you still looking for a job?/ Are you still unemployed?8. That rumour is absolutely false.9. John is responsible for handling orders for new stock.10. I’m annoyed at Jake for spending / having spent so much money on a new set of golf-clubs.B. KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎINĂM HỌC 2011- 2012MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH lỚP 10 THPTThời gian 120 phút (không kể thời gian giao nhận đề)Điểm bài thi(bằng số và chữ)Giám khảo(Ký và ghi rõ họ tên)Số báo danh(Thí sinh ghi)Số phách(Hội đồng thi ghi)I.SECTION A – PHONETICSChoose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others.1.2.3.4.5.A. adventureA. increaseA. coughedA. realizeA. treatedB. futureB. widespreadB. weighedB. teacherB. askedC. matureC. deathC. laughedC. reasonC. sacredD. figureD. residentialD. photographedD. featureD. suggestedYour Answer:1.2.3.4.5.II. Identify the word whose stressed pattern is different from that of the others.1.2.3.4.5.A. impossiblyA. damageA. recognizeA. electricianA. comedyB. especiallyB. polluteB. enemyB. comfortableB. collectionC. naturallyC. defenseC. yesterdayC. manufactureC. comicalD. importantlyD. erodeD. respondingD. accidentalD. calculateYour Answer:1.I.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.2.3.4.5.SECTION B – VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARChoose the best answer from A, B, C or D.Hurry up! They’ve only got _______ seats left.A. a littleB. a fewC. a lot ofD. plenty ofThe children _______ to the zoo.A. were enjoyed taken B. enjoyed being taken C. were enjoyed taking D. enjoyed takingI'd rather you _______ anyone what I said.A. don't tellB. won't tellC. didn't tellD. not to tellWe were so late that we ______ had time to catch the train.A. nearlyB. almostC. hardlyD. simplyBefore the meeting finished, they had arranged when ______ next.A. they metB. they to meetC. to meetD. should they meetWashing machines, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners are _______.A. working machines B. useless machinesC. sewing machinesD. labour-saving machinesBoth she and her husband are _______ work.A. out ofB. forC. onD. inTom is having someone _______ the newspaper to her.1 A. bringB. to bringC. bringingThey were just _______ us about Anna's new boyfriend.A. talkingB. sayingC. speaking10. You've got to try to keep _______ as you grow older.A. actB. activeC. actionYour Answer:D. who brings9.D. tellingD. actor1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.II. There is one mistake in each of the following sentences. Find and correct it.1. The sick needs to be looked after. So money must be spent on hospitals.2. The accident looked seriously at first but nobody was injured.3. All the students are looking forward to spending their free time to enjoy their Tet holiday.4. My family lived in Hue since 1990 to 1996, but we are now living in Sai Gon.5. She left her job soon to devote more time into her family.6. We won't mind your being late. Beside, it's hardly your mistake.7. Congratulations! You’ve gained the first prize in the competitions!8. Her well-known film, that won several awards, was about the life of Lenin.9. Mr. Tam, who has a lot teaching skills at junior level, will be joining our school in August.10. You've seen her new car, haven't you? What does it like?Your Answer:MistakeCorrectionMistake1.6.2.7.3.8.4.9.5.10.CorrectionIII. Fill in the each gap with the most correct forms of the block word on the right.MYSTERYBROADDECIDEINVITEECONOMYPERSON1. He is behaving in a very _______ way.2. Marry wants to _______ her knowledge of the subject.3. His _______ to retire surprised all of the workers.4. Some people _______ didn't come.5. It is _______ to turn off the lights when it is bright enough.6. My _______ opinion is that the students should be doing more work outside theclassroom.7. These workers got a bonus because they did their jobs _______.8. From 1865 to 1875, a remarkable _______ of inventions was produced.9. She received a lot of _______ from her mother.10. He doesn‘t agree with the _______ that there is life on other planets.EFFECTVARIOUSCOURAGEBELIEVEYour Answer:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.SECTION C – READING2 I.Read the following passage, and fill in the numbered gaps with the correct options (from A,B, C , D and E below) to make a meaningful reading:Animals live everywhere. (1) _______. They burrow in the ground. They swim in the sea. They flythrough the air. They creep, they leap, they soar, and they dive. A very few - including corals andbarnacles -stay in one place.(2) _______. The biggest animals are whales, which can be 100 feet (30 meters) long. The smallestanimals can only be seen through a microscope.Zoologists (scientists who study animals) have found more than 2 million species of animals. (3) _______.Several things make animals different from other living things. (4) _______. Animals eat otherliving things - plants and other animals - to get energy. Animal bodies are made up of more than onecell, unlike bacteria and other life forms with only one cell. Cells are the building blocks of livingthings. (5) _______.A. Unlike plants, animals cannot make their own food.B. They think they have discovered only a small portion of all animals on Earth.C. Animals also have senses, such as eyes or ears, that tell them what is going on around them.D. They roam the land.E. Animals come in all sizes.Your Answer:1.2.3.4.5.II. Fill in each numbered gap with one suitable word.Conservation, sustainable use and protection of natural resources including plants, animals, mineraldeposits, soils, clean water, clean air, and fossil fuels (1) _______ as coal, petroleum, and natural gas.(2)_______ resources are grouped into two categories, renewable and (3) _______. A renewableresource is one that may be replaced over time by natural processes, such as fish populations or naturalvegetation, or is inexhaustible, such as solar energy. The goal of renewable resource conservation is toensure (4) _______ such resources are not consumed faster (5) _______ they are replaced.Nonrenewable resources are those in limited supply that cannot be replaced (6) _______ can bereplaced only over extremely long periods of time. Nonrenewable resources (7) _______ fossil fuelsand mineral deposits, such as iron ore and gold ore. Conservation activities for nonrenewable resourcesfocus (8) _______ maintaining an adequate supply of these resources well into the future.Natural resources are conserved for their biological, economic, and recreational values, as well as theirnatural beauty and importance to local cultures. For (9) _______, tropical rain forests are protected fortheir important role in both global ecology (10) _______ the economic livelihood of the local culture; acoral reef may be protected for its recreational value for scuba divers; and a scenic river may beprotected for its natural beauty...Your Answer:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.SECTION D – WRITINGI.Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.1.The painters painted his house last week.He .................................................................................................................................................2.Gerald is too young to vote.Geral is not ....................................................................................................................................3.Andrew went to the supermarket despite the heavy rain3 Although ........................................................................................................................................4.They made him wait for two hours.He was ..........................................................................................................................................5.David went home before I arrived.When I arrived, ..............................................................................................................................6.The station clock showed half past ten.According …………......................................................................................................................7. I’m always nervous when I take exams.Taking ............................................................................................................................................8. When did you buy your laptop?How long ......................................................................................................................................?9. It is not worth asking Ms. Hoa to help.There’s no ......................................................................................................................................10. If people drive faster, it is more dangerous.The ................................................................................................................................................II. Make right sentences using the following suggestions.1. Mike/ offer/ opportunity/ study abroad/ yesterday........................................................................................................................................................2. Why/ you/ not/ consider/ visit/ me?.......................................................................................................................................................3. Many species/ plants/ animals/ danger/extinction........................................................................................................................................................4. If we/ not/ protect/ wildlife now/ there/ nothing / left/ future generations........................................................................................................................................................5. Remember/ call/ home/ as soon/you arrive/ your destination........................................................................................................................................................III. Write about 120 – 150 words on the following topic:Imagine you had a friend living abroad and not having been back to the country for along time. Write toyour friend to tell about the changes and invite him/her to come back to to visit the home towm/ homevillage. (Notice: Your name is Phuong Lan)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………The end4 Sở GD & ĐT Hà NộiTrường THPT Phú Xuyên BĐỀ THI HỌC SINH GIỎI KHỐI 10NĂM HỌC 2011 – 2012Môn thi: Tiếng AnhThời gian: 150 phútHọ và tên thí sinh:……………………………………….Lớp: ……………………SBD:...............................__________________________________________________________________I. PHẦN TRẮC NGHIỆMQuestion 1: Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently1. A. technologyB. differentC. interactD. system2. A. siteB. kiloC. writeD. my3. A. goodB. footC. noonD. flood4. A. modernB. boxC. shopD. computerQuestion 2: Read the text and do the task that followCamping is an activity in which live temporarily in the outdoors. Campers (5)………. fishing,hunting, swimming, plant study, wildlife watching, and nature photography. It provides physicalbenefits when it involves hiking to, from and around campsite, and many people believe that camping(6) …………….. youngsters more confident.People throughout the world enjoy hiking to wilderness campsites. This activity is called backpackingbecause it involves carrying such essential camping gears as (7)…………. tent, food, clothing, andsleeping bag on the back in a bag called a backpack. Backpacking is suited for (8)……… who are ingood physical conditions as it may require walking several miles.5. A. participate inB. take placeC. take partD. enter6. A. enablesB. makesC. allowsD. causes7. A. theB. aC. anD. some8. A. thoseB. anyoneC. someoneD. everyoneQuestion 3: Choose the best answer from the four options to complete the sentences below9. I don’t think Frank is old ….. to stay at home alone.A. soB. tooC. enoughD. even10. …… all our careful plans, a lot of things went wrong.A. BecauseB. Because ofC. AlthoughD. In spite of11. He was accused of ……. a motorbike.A. stealB. to stealC. stealingD. to stealing12. He …. for London one year ago.A. leftB. has leftC. leavesD. had left13. If you see Tom, ….. you mind ….. him to get in touch with me?A. will/remindB. would/remindC. will/ to remindD. will/ reminding14. He was made ….. for two hours.A. waitB. to waitC. waitedD. waiting15. We don’t allow people …… in this room.A. smokeB. smokingC. to smokeD. smokes16. I will introduce you to the girl ….. I live with.A. whoB. whomC. whichD. when17. When I was a child, I used to ……. in that house.A. liveB. to liveC. livingD. to living18. Music ….. an important part in our lives.A. takesB. participatesC. playsD. grows19. The girl and the animals ….. he painted were vivid.A. whichB. whoC. whomD. that20. When we arrived, the train ….. already…..A. has/leftB. had/leftC. have/leftD. leftII. PHẦN TỰ LUẬN5 Question 4 : Read the text and fill in the form belowTran Ha is a Vietnamese high school student. He was born on January 12, 1990 in Ha Noi. He studiesEnglish because he wants to win a scholarship to study abroad. He is living with his family at 18 Le LoiStreet, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi. His telephone number is 04-8232043.IGE LANGUAGE CENTERRegistration Form21. Name:………………………………………….22. Date of birth:…………………………………..23. Course to register:……………………………..24. Occupation:……………………………………25. Address:………………………………………..Question 5: Arrange the following sentences to make a confirmation letter26. I’m happy to join your birthday party this Saturday.27. I’ll buy all the things you need and bring them to your house an hour before the party.28. Of course. I’ll help you prepare everything for the party.29. Mai.30. See you later31. Dear Lan,Answers:…………………………………………………………..Question 6: Find one mistake in each sentence and correct them32. I spend most of my free time to read books.33. If I didn’t liked you, I wouldn’t invite you to my house.34. I have learned English for 1999.35. In spite interruption, she was still able to finish her assignment before class.36. Mary is very good about telling funny stories.37. It is not until his father came home which he did his homework.38. The children are exciting about the field trip.39. She wants becoming a doctor.40. It are difficult to learn English.STTMistakesCorrections323334353637383940Question 7: Put the verbs into correct forms41. If I (have) ………… your address, I would send you a postcard.42. Two millions (not/be) ………… a large number of money.43. They (show) …………………. More than fifty films in Hanoi since June.44. It’s already 320C. It (be) ………. very hot.45. I get used to (live)…………… in the big city.46. I must remind my students that this grammar point needs (revise)……………47. We found it very difficult (reach)…………… a decision.48. He is very (interest)……………… in my story.49. Do you think the film is (excite)……………………?50. Would you mind telling me how (get) …………… to the post office?Question 8: Rewrite the following sentences without changing their meanings. Use the suggestionbelow.51. Tom spends a half an hour walking to the bookshop.6 It takes ……………………………………………………..52. Since Mary was careless, she lost her job.Because of …………………………………………………53. Although he made great efforts, he failed to win the race.In spite of ………………………………………………………54. Tim will be eighteen next week.It is Tim’s ………………………………………………………55. It is cheaper to go by train than by car.Going by car…………………………………………………….Question 9: Read the passage and answer the questionsAmerican Sign Language (ASL), which is the first language of many deaf people in NorthAmerica, uses hand gestures, facial expressions, and other body movements communicate. ASL is oneof the four most commonly used languages in the United States.ASL was first introduced to America in 1817. In that year, a French teacher who came to America toteach, brought with him French Sign Language (FSL) and taught it to his deaf students. The studentsthen added their own American singing and changed the FSL into the ASL. Modern ASL and FSL sharesome elements, including a large amount of vocabulary. However, an ASL user cannot understand aFSL user.No form of sign language universal. For example, British Sign Language (BSL) differs notablyfrom ASL. Different sign languages are used in different countries and regions.56. What does ASL stand for?………………………………………………………………….57. How did people change the FSL into the ASL?…………………………………………………………………..58. How many commonly used languages are there in the United States?………………………………………………………………………59. What does it in paragraph 2 refer?……………………………………………………………………60. What is the main idea of this passage?…………………………………………………………………….Question 10: Use the following sets of words and phrases to write a letter from Jenny to DianaDear Diana,61. Thank you/ much/ your letter/ arrive/ few days ago………………………………………………………………….62. It/ be lovely/ hear/ you…………………………………………………………………..63. I/ be sorry/ I not write/ such/ long time/ because/ I/ very busy……………………………………………………………………64. As you know/ we buy/ new house/ September…………………………………………………………………….65. It/ be very bad condition/ and it need/ a lot/ work……………………………………………………………………66. We finish/ most/ it now/ and it look/ very nice……………………………………………………………………67. Peter and I/ decide/ give/ house-warming party/ May 3rd………………………………………………………………………..68. you think/ you/ able/ come?…………………………………………………………………………69. Please give me/ ring/ let/ know/ you/ make it………………………………………………………………………….70. I / really/ look forward/ see you again.……………………………………………………………………………..Love,Jenny7 Question 11: Write a short paragraph (about 120 words) about the advantages and disadvantages ofthe Internet……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………THE ENDKỲ THI HỌC SINH GIỎI NĂM 2008ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCTRƯỜNG THPT LÊ QUÝ ĐÔNKHÓA NGÀY 13 - 4 - 2008MÔN TIẾNG ANH - LỚP 10Thời gian: 150 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)A. LISTENING : ( 2ms)I. Listen to the tape twice and then choose the best option:(1m)The man was (1)………….. when his little daughter came to him. She was crying because she hadlost a coin. The man said to her that money wasn’t important. About a week later, the man (3) …………..in the lottery. They were all very happy and they had a little party. The man put the wallet with the moneyon the table, and they were all enjoying themselves. The daughter threw all the money out of the windowand explained to the father “ But Daddy, you said (4)…………….”1. a. at homeb. at housec. at hall2. a. lullb. lovec. learn3. a. wetb. wonc. warm4. a. money is importanced. at horsed. lifed. gainedb. money is importantc. money isn’t importanced. money isn’t importantII. Listen to the tape three times and then fill in the gaps with suitable words orphrases (1 m)1. How far ……………………………………………?2. ……………… to my house for lunch on Saturday ?3. ………………..those ear-rings ……………………?4. …………………………………………………… ?B. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR: ( 6 ms)I. Choose the best option:( 2ms)1. He was offered the job ………….his qualifications were poora. althoughb. in spite ofc. because ofd. because2. It’s no use …………. a language if you don’t try to speak ita. learnedb. to learnc. learnd. learning3. He …………. me to take a lawyer to the court with mea. advisedc. suggestedb. threatenedd. insisted4. She came in quietly ……………the babya. in order to not wakeb. so as not to wake9 c. to not waked. to wake5. ……………you have no keys, you ‘ll have to get back before I go outa. Ifb. Althoughc. Unlessd. As6. I really prefer just about anything …………..watching TVa. fromb. orc. thand. to7. Gold ……………..near San Francisco in 1848 and the gold rush started the following yeara. has been discoveredb. discoveredc. was discoveredd. is discovered8. I regret ……………. you that we can’t approve your applicationa. informb. to informc. informingd. informed9. If I had gone to the bank this morning, I …………money from you nowa. would not borrowb. would not have borrowedc. will not borrowd. will no have borrowedII. Give the correct from of the words in brackets: ( 2ms)1. He is engrossed in doing ( SCIENCE) …………….. research2. They entered the areas without ( PERMIT) ……………..3. He wants (WIDTH) ……………… his knowledge of the subject4. The giant panda is a(n) (DANGER) ……………..species5. What makes the computer a (MIRACLE). …………device ?6. You may be surprised at the large (VARIED) ……………..of animals in national parks7. The architecture in the downtown area is a successful (COMBINE) ………….of old and new8. He came first in the poetry (COMPETED) ……………..III. Give the correct tenses of the verbs in brackets (2ms)Mary (1. have) ……………….to go to New York last week, but she almost (2.miss) ……………theplane. She (3. stand) ………………in the queue at the check-in desk when she suddenly (4. realize)………….. that she (5. leave) …………….her passport at home. Fortunately, she ( 6.not/ live)…………..very far from the airport so she (7. have)…………..time to go home to get the passport. She (8. get)……………. back to the airport just in time for her flightC. READING COMPREHENSION: (6ms)I. Read the following passage and choose the best answer (1.5ms):For the last few years, my children have been going to a summer camp in northern Greece calledSkouras Camp. They always seem to have a good time. , so if you’ re wondering what to do with the kidsfor three weeks this summer, you could do worse than send them to this beautiful camp on the shores of theAegean Sea. If your children, like mine, are keen on adventure, sports and good company, the SkourasCamp will keep them busy all day doing the things they most enjoy. Skouras is an international camp withchildren from all over the world. My children have made friends with children with of their own age fromPoland , China, Denmark and the United States. Naturally they get lots of opportunities to practice theirEnglish as this is the only language spoken. The camp is located in one of the most beautiful parts of10 Chalkidiki. It is huge (120,000 square meters) and is just a stone’s throw away from the clear, blue AegeanSea. It takes the children just five minutes to walk to the golden sandy beach on foot. The programme ispacked with exciting activities such as horse riding and table tennis. Other sports include basketball,volleyball and athletics. The Camps end with a sports contest in the last week which all parents are invitedto attend.1. All the children come to the camp have to ………..a. be at the same ageb. be only keen on adventurec. speak Englishd. practice basketball2. How many kinds of sports can be played in the Camp?a. 5b. 2c. 3d. 43. All the statements are true EXCEPT ………………a. The children will be busy taking part in the Camp’s programmed activitiesb. The Camp is quite far from the Aegean Seac. The parents can attend their children’s sports contestd. The children will take more chances of English practice4. The tone of the passage could best be described as …………….a. negativeb. disbelievingc. supportived. humourous5. What should be the best title for the passage?a. an international summer campb. Children’s summer activitiesc. Advice on children caring in summerd. Chalkidiki’s landscape- the Aegean Sea6. How long does it take the children to walk to the golden sandy beach on foot?a. an hourb. 20 minutesc. 5 minutesd. a dayII. Read the following passage and choose the best option to fill in the gap (2.5 ms)The (1) …………. part in Ioannina is the lake front. Ships fetch more people and tourists to theisland. Near the front lake (2) …………….an ancient castle. If you go for a (3) …………. in the night tothe front lake you’ll see (4) …………. lights that shines in the castle. A second way is to go around on amountain. There you can see the whole town. In the night with so many lights, it looks to you (5)………….a sky.Another beautiful part in this town (6) ……………the large clock in the square. Specifically, theclock (7) ……………… in the center of the city. My town also has many museums. Paul Vrellis, who is aprofessor, put in many different and other important people from the 1st and 2nd world war with wax. In myopinion, it’s (8)…………… museum.About remains, there are two renowned theaters. There’s the theater of Dodoni, which is situatedin the (9) ………… of the city. It’s normally out of the city. Every summer the most (10) ………. actorsof the capital of Greece come to perform there.1. a. more beautifulb. as beautiful c. so beautiful d. most beautiful11 2. a. there isb. it isc. it hasd. there has3. a. picnicb. walkc. jogd. run4. a. more brilliantb. as brilliantc. much brilliantd. most brilliant5. a. fromb. asc. liked. to6. a. beb. arec. isd. to be7. situatedb. is situatedc. be situatedd. are situated8. a. the most bestb. the betterc. the bestd. the well9. a. outskirtb. topc. sided. edge10. a. famousb. famec. famedd. knownIII. Read the passage bellow and fill in the blank with ONE suitable word (2ms)Today in China (1) …………….……large scale destruction of forests has occurred, the government hasrequired that every citizen (2)……………..the age of 11 and 60 plant three to five trees (3)……………...year or do the equivalent amount of work in other forest services. The government claimsthat at ( 4) ……………..1000 million trees have been planted in China every year (5) ……………..1982.In Western countries, increasing consumer demand for wood products that have been produced causeforest land-owners and forest industries to become increasingly accountable for their forest managementand timber harvesting practices.The Arbor Day Foundation’s Rain Forest Rescue programme is a charity that helps to (6)………………deforestation. The charity uses money to buy up (7) ……………preserve rainforest landbefore the lumber companies can buy it. The Arbor Day Foundation then (8)……………. the land fromdeforestationD. WRITING ( 6ms)I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentenceprinted before it (2ms)Example: I haven’t enjoyed myself so much for yearsAnswer : It’s years since I enjoyed myself so much1. There’s a large restaurant in the art gallery→ The art gallery ………………………………2. I haven’t seen that man here before.→ It’s ………………………………………….3. Although Bob didn’t speak Dutch, he decided to settle in Amsterdam→ In spite of ………………………………………………………………4. Without this treatment, the patient have died→ If the patient hadn’t …………………………….5. The keepers feed the lions at 3 p.m everyday.→ The lions ………………………………………….12 6. John finds astronomy very interesting→ John is ………………………………..7. The cinema didn’t become an industry until 1915→ It was not ………………………………………...8. “I like your coat , I’m looking for one like that myself” she said to me→ She told me ……………………………………………………………II. Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some havea word which should not be there. If a line is correct, put a tick (√) by the number in the spaceprovided. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word in the space provided.There is an example at the beginning (2ms)The Spy Returns is a very interesting film that about a wealthy0. that……….man who visits Italy. He doesn’t think that Rome is interesting1..…………….and he is very bored with there. Then suddenly one night he is2.……………very surprised that a beautiful girl who runs up to him and gives3.……………him a mysterious letter. From that moment his life is no longer4……………boring. He does too a lot of dangerous things. For example,5..……………he jumped into a lake to save a famous person. The film is6.……………a very thrilling indeed. I have watched it twice but I always7.…………...want to see it again. I think many people do it so8.…………….III. Write an essay of 120-150 words expressing the advantages and disadvantagesof the Internet (2ms)ĐÁP ÁN ĐỀ THI CHỌN HSG MÔN ANH : 10A. LISTENING (2 điểm)I. 1 điểm ( mỗi lựa chọn đúng 0.25 đ)1.a2. b3. b4. dII. 1 điểm ( mỗi câu đúng o.25 đ)1….. is your from the city centre2. How about coming …3. How much do ….cost?4. How much do you spell your family nameB. VOCABUALRY & GRAMMAR: (6 điểm)13 I. 2 điểm ( mỗi lựa chọn đúng 0.25 đ)1. a5.a2.d6.d3.a7.c4.b8.bII. 2 điểm (mỗi từ đúng 0.25 đ)1. scientific5. miraculous2. permission6. variety3. widen7. combination4. endangered 8. competitionIII. 2 điểm ( mỗi thì chia đúng được 0.25 đ)1. had5. had left2. missed6. doesn’t live3. was standing7. had4. realized8. gotC. READING ( 6 điểm)I. 1.5 điểm ( mỗi lựa chọn đúng o.25 đ)1. c2. a3. b4. c5. a6. cII. 2.5 điểm ( mỗi lựa chọn đúng 0.25đ)1. d6. a2. a7.b3. b8. c4. a9. d5. c10. aIII. 2 điểm ( mỗi từ đúng 0.25đ)1. where2. between3. per4. least5. since6. prevent7. and14 8. protectsD. WRITING: ( 6 điểm)I. 2 điểm ( mỗi câu đúng 0.25 đ)1. The art gallery has a large restaurant2. It’s the first time ( that) I have seen this man here3. In spite of not speaking Dutch, Bob decided to settle in Amsterdam4. If the patient hadn’t been given this treatment, he would have died5. The lions are fed by the keepers at p.m everyday6. John is interested in astronomy7. It was not until 1915 that the cinema became an industry8. She told me that she liked my coat and (she) was looking fro one like it/that herselfII. 2 điểm ( mỗi câu đúng 0.25 đ)1. √2. with3. who4. √5. too6.√7. a8. itIII. 2 điểm15 KÌ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2010-2011Đề thi môn :Tiếng Anh(Thời gian làm bài:180 phút)PART A: LISTENINGYou will hear someone talking about Spring School in HoChiMinh city. Listen to the tape 3 times thenfill in the missing information to complete the following sentences.1. Spring School is an........................... school in Ho Chi Minh city.2. Around.............................................................................. live and study at the school.3. About ............................from District 1 regularly attend classes.4. Organization for Educational Development co-operated with Spring School to set up English classesin................................... .5. The school requires.............................to help organize their fund –raising dinner held annuallyin...........................PART B:PHONETICSI. Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from that of the others.Identify your answer by circling the corressponding letter A,B,C or D.B.composerC.answerD.serious6. A. classical7. A. humansB.dreamsC.concertsD.songs8. A. dependB.temperateC.dentalD.telephone9. A. spoonB.woolC.noonD.bambooC.burialD.turtle10.A. excursion B.furtherII.Choose one word whose stress pattern is different.Identify your answer by circling the correspondingletter A,B,C.or D.11.A.musicianB.museumC.competentD.computer12.A.conversation B.isolationC.traditionalD.situation13.A.capitalB.activityC.differentD.opera14.A.affectB.effectiveC.expandD.charity15.A.familyB.probablyC.animalD.minorityPART C:VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARI.Choose the best answer from the four options to complete each sentence below. Identify your answerby circling the corresponding letter A,B,C.or D.16.My mother is busy.......... her housework.A.atB.withC.onD.in17.It was ........ a difficult question that we couldn’t answer it.A.soB.suchC.veryD.too18.I don’t think Frank is old..........to stay at home alone.A.soB.tooC.enoughD.even19.Your bicycle goes much faster than........because it’s a lot lighter.A.mineB.himC.usD.their20. .......all our careful plans, a lot of things went wrong.A.AlthoughB.BecauseC.Because ofD.in spite of21.We arrived.......... the station just in time to catch the train.A.atB.inC.toD.for22.I’d like to introduce you to Mrs. Chi,.........husband you used to work with.A.whomB.whoseC.whichD.who23.I like to study sea life .Marine biology is a ................subject.A.fascinatedB. boringC.boredD.fascinating24.You said the test was too difficult,..........?A.weren’t youB. wasn’t itC.didn’t itD. didn’t you25.You should...... your lesson before the exam.A.readB.writeC.reviseD.check26.Three people were seriously .........in the road accident yesterday.A.injuredB.brokenC.damagedD.pained16 27.Don’t be too hard on him; he’s doing the job.............. .A.he can as bestB.as he can bestC.as best he canD.best as he can28.I phoned him ten minutes ago ,but he wasn’t......... .A.outB.inC.onD.away29.We have just visited HaLong Bay .It has..........................A.beautiful scenery that is muchB.many landscapesC. many beautiful sceneriesD.much beautiful scenery30.Mary’s house is.......... the hair salon.Do you think you can find it?A.alongB.near toC.againstD.next to31.John decided ......... golf at weekends.A.to beginB.to commenceC.to take upD.to start up32.It..................to me whether we meet them or not .A.makes no differenceB.makes not a differenceC.is indifferentD.is not a difference33.We saw ............wild animals while on vocation.A.a fewB.muchC.littleD.sum34.They will be........... at the party.A.presentB.presentsC.presentingD.at present35. “Where do you live now?” – “I live in Hanoi; my......................................A.parents too do .B.parents do.C.parents do,too . D.parents also do.36. “Why are you driving so fast?” – “I’m................................”A.must be hurry.B.in hurry .C .in a hurry .D.hurrying.37.She burst ........tears.A.out ofB.intoC.forD.in38.He was accused .......... stealing a motorbike.A.inB.ofC.toD.with39. The building.... he lives .... is very old.A.which-inB.where-inC.where-onD.that-within40.I don’t know ........ about English literature.A.manyB.muchC.a fewD.little41.He ...... to HoChiMinh city last year and I........him since then.A.moved-didn’t see B.moves-haven’t seen C.moved-haven’t seen D.moved-hadn’t seen42.Neither the animals nor their keeper.......prepared for the storm.A.to beB.wereC.wasD.be43.A number of students...........volunteered to the job.A .havingB.hasC.to haveD.have44.Everybody was ......... that he passed the exam.A.surprisedB.surprisingC.surpriseD.surprises45.I’ll let you know if I........out what’s happening.A.findB.findsC.foundD.had foundII.Give the correct form of the given words to complete the following sentences46.There are many good ...............................programmes on VTV2.DOCUMENT47.Newspapers and magazines present information.......................... . VISION48.It is a good book because it is very............................... .INFORM49.Lasers can be used to treat ..........................DEAF50.Watching Wildlife World programmes makes us moreRESPONSIBLEaware of our global.................................PART D:READINGI.Choose the best answer from the four options to complete each of the numbered blanks in thefollowing passage. Identify your answer by circling the corresponding letter A,B,C.or D.Diego Armando Maradona was born on October 30,1960 ,in Villa Fiorito,province of Buenos Aires,Argentina .He was (51)........... in an underprivileged family and spent his adolescence playing footballin the street of his(52)........... .17 He made his debut at the(53)................ of 16 and throughout his professional career he played 692(54).............. games scoring 352 goals.He played 90 games for the Argentina National Team and scored33 goals, 8 of (55).............. were in world cups.His first team was called Estrella Roja (Red Star) and was (56)..........by his father for theneighbourhood boys.One of the players was Gregorio “El Goyo” Carrizo,(57)............ played in thelower divisions of Argentinos Juniors, and who helped Diego to be part of the team called “LosCebollitas” (the small onions).With only 14 years of age ,he(58)...........the public at his first game withthe team and gained (59).......... and respect as a player.With “Los Cebollitas” he (60)........ a winningspree of over one hundred games.51.A.risenB.raisedC.grownD.shown52.A.neighbourhood B.colleaguesC.frienshipD.populariy53.A.oldB.oldestC.elderlyD.age54.A.officeB.officerC.officialD.officially55.A.itB.thatC.whichD.what56.A.foundB.foundedC.setD.fixed57.A.whoB.thatC.heD.whom58.A.enjoyedB.fascinateC.interestedD.astonished59.A.famousB.reputationC.achievementD.strength60.A.keptB.playedC.heldD.nappedII.Read the passage below and choose the best answer for the quesions from 61 to 65. Identify youranswer by circling the corresponding letter A,B,C.or D.An English man living near Sheffield recently had a most unlucky day’s fishing.He was standing ona low bridge when he had the misfortune to knock his tin of bait into the river.Leaning over the side ofthe bridge, he tried to hook the tin and pull it out of the river.Ashe did so,his car keys fell out of his pocket and disappeared in the water.Page 3Feeling thoroughly annoyed with himself and his luck ,the fisherman leant over the bridge to try tosee where his keys had gone.As he did so, the bridge collapsed and he fell into the river. This was thelast straw .The fisherman crawled out of the river and went back to his car. There he discovered that hehad locked the doors and could not get in. His anti-thief had immobilized his car.There was nothingleft for him to do but walk sadly home.61.How did the tin of bait get into the river?A.The passage does not say.B.The fisherman knocked it in accidentally.C.It was probably blown in by the windD.It fell in when the fisherman fell in.62.When did the fisherman first lean over the bridge?A.When it broke.B.When his keys fell in.C.When the tin of bait fell in.D.A few minutes after he first started fishing.63.What was the last straw, according to the passage?A.Having to walk homeB.Being unable to get into his car.C.The loss of his car keys .D.The collapse of the bridge.64.What is the meaning of “misfortune”?A. bad luckB. good luckC. accidentallyD. a clumsy act65.What is the meaning of “thoroughly”?A. slightlyB.at lastC.throughD.extremelyPART E:WRITINGI.Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to theoriginal sentence. Use the word given and other words as necessary.Do not change the form of thegiven word.66.He is talking to the girl with long hair.(whom)......................................................................................................................67. “You had better go to see the doctor immediately,” Jone said.(advised)........................................................................................................................68.She liked Paris very little and Rome less.(worse)................................................................................................................................69.I called my uncle for some advice.(order)18 ..................................................................................................................................70.He used to get up very late.(habit)....................................................................................................................................II.Use the following sets of words and phrases to write a letter from Jenny to Diana.Dear Diana,71.Thank you /much/your letter/arrive/few days ago.........................................................................................................................................................72.It/be lovely/hear/you.........................................................................................................................................................73.I/be sorry/I not write/such /long time/but I/be very busy.........................................................................................................................................................74.As you know/we buy/new house/September.........................................................................................................................................................75.It/be/very bad condition/and it need/alot/work.........................................................................................................................................................76.We finish/most/ it now/and it look/very nice.........................................................................................................................................................77.Peter and I/decide /give/house-warming party/May 3rd........................................................................................................................................................78.You think/you/able/come?79.Please give me/ring/let/ know /you/make it.........................................................................................................................................................80.I/really/look forward/see you again.........................................................................................................................................Love,JennyThe end19 ĐÁP ÁN ĐỀ THI HSG MÔN TIẾNG ANH LỚP 10 THPT(2010-2011)Tổng số điểm :80/80 câu.Mỗi câu đúng được 1điểm.PART A:(5 điểm)1. informal2. 30 street children3. 250 children(with special difficulties)4. 19985. Volunteers - JunePART B:(10 điểm)I6.B 7.C 8A 9.B 10.CII11.C 12.C 13.B 14.D 15.DPART C (35điểm)I16.B 17.B 18.C 19.A 20.D 21.A 22.B 23.D 24.D 25.C 26.A27.D 28.B 29.D 30.D 31.C 32.A 33.A 34.A 35.C 36.C 37.B38.B 39.A 40.B 41.C42.C 43.D 44.A 45.AII46. documentary 47. visually48. informative 49. deafness50. responsibilitiesPARTD:(15 điểm)I51.B 52.A 53.D 54.C 55.C 56.B 57.A 58.D 59.B 60.AII61.B 62.C 63.D 64.A 65.DPART E (15 điểm)I66. The gỉrl whom he is talking to has long hair.67.John advised me to go to see the doctor immediately.68.She thought Rome even worse than Paris.69.I called my uncle in order to get some advice70.He was in the habit of getting up very late.II71.Thank you very much for your letter which arrived a few days ago.72.It was lovely to hear from you.73.I’m sorry I have not written for such a long time but I’ve been very busy.74.As you know , we bought a new house in September.75.It was in very bad condition and it needed a lot of work.76.We have finished most of it now and it looks very nice.77.Peter and I have decided to give a house-warming party on May 3rd78.Do you think you will be able to come?79.Please give me a ring and let me know if you can make it.80.I’m really looking forward to seeing you again.Love,Jenny20 Vinhphuc Education and Trainer ServicesNguyen Viet Xuan High SchoolGIFTED STUDENT SELECTING TEST: GRADE 10TIME: 180 MINUTESI. Chooses the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently:1. a. warmb. washc. walld. walk2. a. heightb. weightc. veind. eight3. a. woodb. soonc. goodd. foot4. a. studentb. hugec. communicated. suddenc. spreadd. peasant5. a. seafood b. threatenII. Choose the words that have different stress pattern:6. a. cartoonb. comedyc. documentd. action7. ambitiousb. deliciousc. industriousd. glorious8. a. replyb. communicatec. subtractd. practice9. a. demonstrationb. atmospherec. documentaryd. engineer10. a. beautifulb. miraculousc. endangeredd. extraordinaryIII. Supply the correct form of the word in capital.11. She has one of the biggest …………. in Britain.COLLECT12. They have added three new songs to the show, which……… byLONGabout fifteen minutes13. He was very ………… of the work he had donePRIDE14. I spend my ………….. in the country.CHILD15. I think it is very ……………… of him to expect us to workREASONover time every night this week.III. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct forms of the verbs.16. (Come)……………. into the room he (see)…………….. Mary where he (leave)……………. her.17. The last time he (see)……………….. in the public he (wear)……………….. a grey suit.18. That’s a good novel but I (not read)………………………… it before.19. I couldn’t risk (leave)…………………… him alone.20. Good, everybody’s ready. If we (leave)…………… now, we (miss)…………. the rush hour traffic.21. I (sit)…………………… there for about ten minutes, pretending to read, when someone(sit)…………………. down at my table.21 22. Their marriage only lasted three months. If he (be)…………………. less mean, she (notleave)…………….……. him.23. Heavy rain kept us from (go)……………………… to the class on time.24. I (watch)………………………….. the TV when you called last night.25. I (not see)…………………….. her since we (leave)……………………… school.IV. Choose the best answer, A, B, C or D.26. My classmate told me to watch movies in English ………. Learn spoken English better.A. so asB. so thatC. in order thatD. in order to27. I’d like to contribute …………. the school Red Cross fund.A. onB. toC. withD. for28. By the time you receive this letter, I ………………. for Ho Chi Minh city.A. will leaveB. will be leaving29. He retired earlyA. on behalf ofC. have leftD. will have leftC. believeD. imagineill – health.B. on account of30. Amy, ……….. car had broken down, was in a very bad mood.A. whoB. whomC. whoseD. that31. The librarian gave us a lot of information, ……………… was very useful.A. thisB. most of thatC. which most of itD. most of which32. Last summer, we had ………….. holiday in SpainA. a two week’sB. a two – weeksC. two – weekD. a two – week33. I felt sorry about breaking my friend’s glasses. Afterwards, I offered ……….. for them.A. payB. to payC. payingD. to paying34. Nobody could hear her ………… she spoke too quietly.A. soB. howeverC. althoughD. because35. The Icelandic language …………. very little over the past 800 years.A. is changing B. was changingC. has changedD. changes36. …………., Thomas refused the water.A. Although he was thirstyB. Despite he was thirstyC. Though being thirstyD. Even though his thirsty37. I’m learning English ………….. English songs.A. singingB. to singingC. to singD. for sing38. His old story made me …………..A. boreB. boringC. boredD. boredom39. There will be ………… good film at ………… cinema next week.A. a – aB. a – theC. the – aD. the – the40. I watch an ………..... film on TV last night.A. interestB. interestsC. interestingD. interested22 41. It was ………….. 2005 that he became an actor.A. until thatB. not whenC. not untilD. until when42. The paper has ………….. good news today.A. aB. anC. theD. some43. If you ……….. to me, you wouldn’t have got so much trouble.A. listenedB. would listenC. had listenedD. would have listened44. Many sea animals are at …………. due to hunting and water pollution.A. lossB. deathC. riskD. danger.45. Not until he was 16 …………….. English.A. that he learnedB. when he learnedC. did he learnD. would he learnV. Find the mistake in each of the sentences below:46. Ms Baker, she spent her life working with the health and welfare of the families ofABCDworker, is an successful woman in the world.47. I remember to be given a toy drum on my fifth birthday.ABCD48. She can sing the song by both Vietnamese and English.AB CD49. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinking.ABCD50. The breaking glass was still on the floor.ABCDVI. Choose the most suitable word or phrase to fill in each of the gaps in the following passage.Earlier this morning when some classmates and I were [51]our school, it suddenly began to rain [52]basketball in the park near. We immediately grabbed our basketball andran for shelter. At first we stood together under a tree [53]Peter told us that it was [54]to stay under a tree in a rainstorm, [55]lighting, so we ran to a nearby store to waitFrom [57]then it began to thunder.[56]the rain stopped.we were standing, we could see that the [58]rain had started, there had been people everywhere but now [59]football or doing [60]or sitting on the park [61]when there iswas empty. Before thewas playing basketball orreading the morning papers orchatting with their friends.We stood in the [62]of the store for nearly twenty minutes before the rain finallystopped and the sun came [63]was [64]again from behind the clouds. Within a few minutes the parkof people again but now the air was cooler and big [65]of rainwater could be seen everywhere.23 51. A. hittingB. kickingC. playingD. throwing52. A. greatlyB. heavilyC. severelyD. very big53. A. andB. soC. butD. yet54. A. dangerB. in dangerC. a dangerD. dangerous55. A. speciallyB. especiallyC. mostlyD. chiefly56. A. forB. until57. A. hereB. whereC. thereD. place58. A. parkB. placeC. rainD. shelter59. A. nobodyB. noneC. no peopleD. somebody60. A. exerciseB. nothingC. breathing.D. jogging61. A. chairsB. sofasC. stoolsD. benches62. A. doorwayB. doorC. gateD. window63. A. backB. upC. outD. down64. A. filledB. fullC. crowdedD. plenty65. A. pondsB. puddlesC. reservoirsD. springsC. whenD. asVI. Read the passage and choose the best answer for each of the following questions.London is a big city, but many of the people who live there regard it as a number of small towns puttogether. Each district has its own identity and atmosphere and some parts are even described by theirinhabitants as “village”. Much of the center of the city consists of shops and businesses and the majorityof people live in the suburbs. A great many of them travel to work in the city every day by train, bus,tube or car; this is called commuting. Commuters might spend as much as two hours every morninggetting to work and another two hours getting home again. The cost of living in London is higher thanin most other parts of Britain, and many people are paid extra money on top of their salaries because ofthis. Millions of visitors come to London every year from all over the world to see the famous sights,such as Buckingham Palace, where the Queen live, and many other historic buildings. London isfamous for its theatres, red buses and black taxis.66. Some parts of London are regarded as ‘village’ by the:A. visitorsB. local residentsC. officersD. foreigners67. Which of the following sentences is NOT TRUE about London?A. Most Londoners live in the city’s center.B. In London, people travel to work by car, bus, train and tube.C. It takes time for Londoners to go to work.D. There are many famous places in London.68. What does the word Commuters mean?A. people who go to work by bus.B. people who travel to work from their home every day.C. people live in the suburbs.24 D. those who travel to London.69. Things in London are:A. as expensive as other parts of BritainB. at the same price as other parts of Britain.C. cheaper than other parts of Britain.D. more expensive than other parts of Britain.70. London is famous for many things EXCEPT:A. busesB. historical buildingsC. CinemaD. taxis.VII. Rewrite the following sentences using the following cues.71. If she had seen him waving, she would have waved back.She didn’t ……………………………………………………………..72. “I am leaving tomorrow,” she said, “by 4.30 from New York station”She said ………………………………………………………………….73. The secretary didn’t know where the meeting was. I talked to her five minutes ago.The secretary who ……………………………………………………………………74. I’m going horseback riding with Tom this afternoon. I’m afraid of horses.Although …………………………………………………………………………….75. It's about two kilometers and a half from her school to the cinema. (make questions with theunderlined words)…………………………………………………………………………………?VIII. Complete each sentence of the following letter.Dear Mr. Black,1.Thank you/ letter/ I receive/ this morning.………………………………………………………………….2.Thank you/ invite me/ come/ interview/ Tuesday next week.……………………………………………………………………3.Unfortunately/ I / not able/ attend/ time/ suggest.……………………………………………………………………4.Be/ possible/ rearrange/ interview/ Wednesday morning/……………………………………………………………………5.I/ be/ office/ 8.30/ morning.……………………………………………………………………6.I/ be/ most grateful/ you/ contact/ confirm/ time.……………………………………………………………………7.I/ look forward/ hear/ you/ and meet/ week.……………………………………………………………………25 Yours sincerely,Thomas Dunn-----The end-----KÌ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TRƯỜNGNăm học 2010-2011Trường THPTQUỲNH CHÂUĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCĐề thi môn: Tiếng Anh 10(Đề gồm 02 trang)Thời gian: 90 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)Điểm bằng số:…………………Giám khảo 1: ……………………Điểm bằng chữ:….……………Giám khảo 2: ……………………Số phách:Question I. Choose the words whose underlined parts match the sounds given.enough cup bus played guitar square peas worked couchtoy compete musicsitsstopped chair townknife oillaugh target radio they1/ɑ:/2/ei/3/s/4/f /5/k/6/ ɑi /7/z /8/t /9/eə /10/au/Question II. Find one mistake in each sentence and correct them.11. I spend most of my free time to read books12. It was not until his father came home which he did his homework.13. In spite interruption, she was still able to finish her assignment before class.14. If I don’t like you, I wouldn’t invite you to my house.15. The children are exciting about the field trip.TT1112131415MistakesCorrectionsQuestion III. Put the words in brackets in to correct forms.16. More than 50 films (show)…………..………… in Ha Noi since June.17. If I (have) ………………...your address, I would have sent you a postcard.18. It’s already 32 C. It (be) ………..………very hot.19. Tom is very good at telling funny stories. I find his stories very (amuse)…...……….20. I have decided to hold my son’s birthday party. I (invite)….…………. a lot of people.Question IV. Read the passage and answer the questionsAll of us have to work to earn a living ourselves and to help our family. However, we work notonly for material life but also for many other things. We are working to prove our ability. We feel self26 confident and proud because we are independent. Anyone who works is regarded as a useful member ofsociety. We’re working, that means we’re contributing to our country. Working helps us train our mindsbecause we always try our best to do the job.The better we work, the more money we earn and that encourages us to work harder. Without working,a man’s life will be empty, purposeless and meaningless and it’s easy for a jobless person to do wrongs.21.Why should we work?…………………………………………………………………………22. What is anyone who works regarded?...............................................................................................................23. What help us work harder?..............................................................................................................24. Without working, how is one’s life?………………………………………………….……………………25. Do we feel self- confident and proud because we are dependent?............................................................................................................Question V. Rewrite the sentences so that they have the same meaning with the given ones.26. Max isn’t at home yet. That worries me.Max..........................................................................................................27. Although he had a good salary, he was unhappy in his life.In spite……………………………………………………………..28. “ I can’t go to the movie with you tomorrow”Mary said to John...............................................................................29. People spend a lot of money on advertising every day.A lot ofmoney…………………………………………………………………………………………………..30. Mary failed her driving test last week because she was so nervous.If Mary…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Question VI. Read the passage and fill in each blank with ONE suitable word.When I was just three years ..........…(31), I went to the post office with my mother where she wasgoing to buy some stamps. While she was being served, I happened to notice a small stocking whichwas hanging from the counter. It was there to collect contributions for a charity for ….........(32) blind.While her back was turned I took the stocking and emptied the contents into my coat pocket. Of courseI …........(33) too young to know any better. When it was realized what I had done, everybody roaredwith laughter except, that is, for my mother who was a little embarrassed. She quickly emptied themoney back into the stocking including, incidentally, a few pennies of my own. One ........…(34)theclerks was something of an amateur cartoonist and he did a drawing of me robbing an old lady. Thiscartoon was projected in the post ….............(35) for the next couple of years.Question. VII. -Your friend invites you to his birthday party this weekend. You can’t come to theparty. Write a letter of refusal to reply him.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………27 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………THE ENDSở GD & ĐT Hà NộiTrường THPT Ngọc TảoĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎINăm học: 2008-2009MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH - LỚP 10Thời gian: 180 phútHọ và tên: ………………………………………Lớp………………………………….I. PHONETICSA. Identify the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest.1. A. machine B. schoolC. stomachD. chemistry2. A. descriptionB. questionC. attractionD. information3. A. although B. withoutC. thankD. these4. A. foodB. goodC. toothD. tool5. A. heavyB. bearC. measureD. eatB. Find the word that has stressed syllable different from the others.6. A. cartoonB. openC. paperD. answer7. A. manageB. shortageC. villageD. teacher8. A. remainB. convenientC. volunteerD. memorable9. A. maintain B. marineC. challengeD. device10. A. importantB. community C. organizeD. diseasesII. VOCABULARY - GRAMMARA. Choose the best answer from the four choices (A, B, C, or D) to complete each sentence11. I am going to have my eye……..tomorrow.A. to testB. testC. testingD. tested12. Nobody could hear her……..she spoke too quietly.A. soB. howeverC. althoughD. because13. Keep silent! My father…… in his room.A. is sleeping B. was sleepingC. has sleptD. will be slept14. I’d like to contribute…….the school Red Cross fund.A. onB. toC. withD. for15. Hoang Anh Tuan …….injury to win the Olympic silver.A. recoveredB. sufferedC. avoidedD. overcame16. In my father’s ……., it is essential to eat vegetable every day.A. ideaB. opinionC. confidence D. principle17. He showed us the house……….he was bornA. whichB. whereC. in whereD. in that18. Madrid is famous……..its pullsA. asB. withC. forD. of19. Life here is much easier than it………A. would beB. used to beC. wasD. had better20. Will you …….after the party.A. call me off B. get me onC. take me up D. pick me up21. Last summer, we had ……. holiday in SpainA. a two week’sB. a two – weeksC. two – week D. a two – week22. . Amy, …….car had broken down, was in a very bad mood.A. whoB. whomC. whoseD. that23. He…….ever goes to bed before midnight.A. almostB. hardlyC. nearlyD. scarcely24. He retired early……..ill – health.28 A. on behalf ofB. on account ofC. believeD. imagine25. You …… better be careful not to miss the train.A. hadB. wouldC. shouldD. didB. Choose the appropriate sentence from the box below to fill in each gap to complete the followingconversation.Ann: Goodbye everyone! (26)…………………………………………………..Jolly: Where are you going?Ann: To Australia. (27)………………………………………………………….Jolly: When are you coming back?Ann: Well, (28)………………………………………………………………….Jolly: It sounds great! (29)……………………………………………………….Ann. Thanks. (30)……………………………………………………………….a.b.c.d.e.I’ll send you postcards.We’ve going on a two – week tour of Australia.I’m taking my family to visit the Great Barrier ReefI’m going on holidayHave a good time!C. Complete the passage with the suitable words from the boxpreservedhousedlabourersoutbuildingsvillagelifecommunityfieldsIn most of Europe, farmers’ homes and (31)……………….are generally located within a village, andtools and animals are (32)………………there. Every morning, the farmers and farm(33)……………….leave their (34)……………….to work their land or tend their animals in distant(35)…………… and return to the village at the end of the day. Social (36)……………is thuscentripetal; that is, it is focused around the (37)……………center, the village. Only in certain parts ofQuebec has this pattern been (38)……………in North America.III. ERROR IDENTIFICATION39. How did you manage getting here so quickly?A. HowB. didC. gettingD. so40. Ms Baker , she spent her life working with the health and welfare of the families of worker, is ansuccessful woman in the world.A. sheB. her lifeC. welfareD. the41. Because of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1972, the United States begin to realize the truevalue of the Luisiana territory.A. BecauseB. beginC. the true valueD. territory42. I remember to be given a toy drum on my fifth birthday.A. rememberB. to beC. onD. fifth43. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinking.A. leadB. butC. makeD. drinkingIV. READINGA. Fill in each blank with a suitable word.LOOKING FOR A JOBI finished university six month (44)………….., I’ve got a degree in business administration. Ienjoyed the course very much (45)…….…….I realize I should have studied a lot harder! A few of myfriends have (46)……………got full-time jobs but most, me, are still waiting (47)………..… somethingsuitable to turn up. Meanwhile, I make sure that I keep myself busy. I look through the jobadvertisements (48)…………… the newspapers every day and I also ask all the people I know to tellme if they hear of any vacancies (49)……………...they work . What I am looking for is somethingchallenging and I would certainly be happy to move to another city or even work abroad for a while.29 The (50)………….… is not so important at this stage , provided I earn enough to live on , because Idon’t want to continue (51)………………. to depend on my parents , although they are(52)………………..generous to me . At the moment, I’m working in a nearby restaurant two evenings(53)…………….... week, washing up and generally helping out, which brings a little money . The otherpeople working there are very friendly, and many of them are in the same (54)………………as me, sowe have lots of to talk (55)…………………B. Choose the words or phrases that best complete this passage.Earlier this morning when some classmates and I were (56) _____ basketball in the park nearour school, it suddenly began to rain (57) _____. We immediately grabbed our basketball and ran forshelter. At first we stood together under a tree (58) _____ then it began to thunder. Peter told us that itwas (59)_____to stay under a tree in a rainstorm, (60)_____when there is lighting, so we ran to a nearbystore to wait (61)_____the rain stopped.From (62)_____we were standing, we could see that the (63) ______ was empty. Before therain had started, there had been people everywhere but now (64)______was playing basketball orfootball or doing (65)_____or sitting on the park (66)______reading the morning papers or chattingwith their friends.We stood in the (67)_____of the store for nearly twenty minutes before the rain finally stoppedand the sun came (68)_____again from behind the clouds. Within a few minutes the park was (69)_____of people again but now the air was cooler and big (70) ____of rainwater could be seeneverywhere.56. A hittingB kickingC playingD throwing57. A greatlyB heavilyC severelyD very big58. A andB soC butD yet59. A dangerB in dangerC a dangerD dangerous60. A speciallyB especiallyC mostlyD chiefly61. A forB untilC whenD as62. A hereB whereC thereD place63. A parkB placeC rainD shelter64. A nobodyB none`C no peopleD somebody65. A exerciseB nothingC breathingD jogging66. A chairsB sofasC stoolsD benches67. A doorwayB doorC gateD window68. A backB upC outD down69. A filledB fullC crowdedD plenty70. A pondsB puddlesC reservoirsD springsC. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answers.They called New York “the Big Apple”. Maybe it is not exactly like an apple, it’s certainly very big.There are too many people, that’s the problem. The streets are always full of car and trucks, you cannever find a place to park.If you have enough money, you can take a taxi. New York cabs are yellow. They look all the same.But the drivers are very different. Some were born and raised in New York, but many are newcomers tothe United States. A few drive slowly, but most go very very fast. Cab driving is difficult job. It can bedangerous too. Thieves often try to steal the drivers’ money. Drivers sometimes get hurt.If you don’t want to take a taxi, you can go by bus or you can take the subway. The subway is quickand it’s cheap, but parts of it are old and dirty. Lights don’t always work and there are often fire on thetrack. On some subway lines, there are new, clean, silver trains. But you can’t see the color of the oldtrains easily. There is too much dirt and too much graffiti, inside and out side.71. What is the problem in New York ?A. it has too many aplesB. it is too bigC. it looked like an apple D. it is too crowded72. What does a cab mean ?A. a truckB. a busC. a taxiD. It is too crowded30 73. Cab drivers in New York……………..A. can be dangerousB. look the sameC. can be attacked by thievesD. were all born in New York74. The world “track” can best be replaced by ………….A. roadwayB. stationC. light bulbD. train75. Subways in New York ………….A. are quick but dirtyB. have no lightsC. are clothesD. often cause firesV.WRITINGA. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first76. When did you last ride a bike?How long……………………………………………77. The trip was so interesting that we couldn’t forget it.It…………………………………………………….78. “ Don’t forget to go to the supermarket after work”He reminded………………………………………..79. How many books did they buy yesterday?How many books……………………………………80. I'm sorry I didn’t go to UniversityI regret………………………………………………81. He prefers plain water to coffee.He’d rather…………………………………………...82. Although he wasn’t experienced, he got the job.Despite……………………………………………….83. She didn’t say a word as she left the room.She left the room……………………………………84. They are going to repair my car tomorrow.I am going to have…………………………………….85. You can’t travel on this train if you don’t have a reservation.Unless……………………………………………………..B. Composition:Write a paragraph to tell about your recent journey (no more than 150 words)…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Good luck to you!ANSWER KEYI.PHONETICS (10 points)1. A2. B3.C6.A7.A8. CII. VOCABULARY - GRAMMAR (28 points)A.11. D12.D13.A16.B17.B18.C21.D22.C23.BB.26d27c28bC.31. outbuildings32.housed35.fields36. lifeIII. ERROR IDENTIFICATION (5 points)4.B9.C5D10.C14.B19.B24.B15.D20.D25.A29e30a33. labourers37. community34. village38. preserved31 39. C 40.A41.B42.BIV. READING (32 points)A.44. ago45. although46. already47. for49. where 50. salary51 . having52. very53. a/per54. situation55. aboutB.56.C57B58C59c61B62B63A64A66D67A68C69BC.71D72C73C74A43D48. in60B65A70B75AV.WRITINGA. (10 points)76. How long is it since you rode the bike?77. It was such an interesting trip that we couldn’t forget it.78. He reminded me to go to supermarket after work79. How many books were bought yesterday?80. I regret not going to University.81. He’d rather plain water than coffee.82. Despite his inexperience, he got the job83. She left the room without saying a word.84. I am going to have my car repaired tomorrow.85. Unless you have a reservation you can’t travel on this trainB. 15 points+ Useful language: spelling, vocabulary, connectors (5 points)+ Grammar: tense (past tense), structures (5 points)+ Content: creative, understandable (5 points)PART ONE : PHONETICSA/.Pick out the word whose underlined part has the pronunciation different from that of theother words.1 a. stealb. breakc. waked. hate2a. increaseb. independentc. inkd. income3a. bookb. putc. brookd.booth4a musketb. businessc. muscled. muscular5a. brotherb. mathematicsc. thinkd. dethroneB/. Mark the main stress on these words:1. perseverance2. opportunities3. industry4 . refugee5.artificial6. persuade7. museum8. imperialist9. decade10. militaryPART TWO : VOCABULARYPut the word in brakets in their appropriate form:1. AIDS is the most dangerous…………….. disease of the 20th century. ( infect)2. The D war zone was the famous military base during the two……………wars. ( resist).3. There has been a……………. crisis in Asia ( money)4. When a small bar of a magnet is attached to a pigeon, it is……… to navigate. (able)5. The Titanic was not only the largest ship that has ever been built but was regarded as …….(sink)6. …………………… drugs has theatened the young generation. (legal)7. UFO stands for an ………………………. Flying object . ( identify)8. A new economic……………………… zone has been established in our province.( process)9. Most of the surgical instruments are made of………………steel. (stain)32 10. The French …………….. were defeated at Dien Bien Phu on 7-5-1954. (colony)11.PART THREE : GRAMMARRewrite the sentences so that they have the exact meaning as the original ones.1. He speaks more persuasively than his brother.He is a………………………………………………………………….2. Mary told the police about the burglary.Mary reported…………………………………………..3. I never intended to go to the meeting.I never had…………………………………………………….4. He forgot about the gun until he got home.Not until……………………………………………………5.You really should be able to dress yourself by now !It/ s high time………………………………………………………..PART FOUR : CLOSE TESTFill in each number space with one appropriate word.Pop music has (1) ……. Been influenced by ( 2)…….. forms of music: an important (3)………is folk music.Folk songs are the songs (4)………… and sung by (5)…………. People. The songs may behundereds of years old, so (6)……………… knows who originally composed them. Modern musis is(7)……………… music (8)…… dancing. In Britain it was traditionally played (9)…………instruments (10)……………………. Flute, accordion.PART FIVE : WRITINGMake all the changes and additions necessary to produce complete sentences. Write each sentencein the space provided.Dear Bill,1. I /expect / you be surprise / get / letter/ me.2. As /can/see/ address above/ I be/ hospital.3. Last Wednesday/ I have/ accident/ when I / drive / work.4. Child / run out/ front/ my car / and I/ HAVE/ STOP/SUDDEN/ that car behind/ crash/ me.5. Luckily/ I wear/ seat belt/ so /I/ not injure badly/ although/ have/ stay/ here/ next Friday.6. It/ be/ very boring/ I be pleased/ see/ if you/ have spare time.7. Visiting hours/ be/ 7.00 to 9.00/evening.8. I/hope/ able/ come.9. Give/ my/ regards your family.10. Look forward/ see you/ again.- The end KEYPART ONE : PHONETICSA/.Pick out the word whose underlined part has the pronunciation different from that of theother words. ( 2m)1A 2C 3D 4B5AB/. Mark the main stress on these words: (4m)1. perse /verance2. oppor /tunities3./ industry4 . refu /gee///5.arti ficial6. per suade7. mu seum8. im /perialist//9. decade10. militaryPART TWO : VOCABULARY33 Put the word in brakets in their appropriate form: (4m)1. infectious 2. resistance3. monetary4. unable5. unsinkable 6. illeglal7. unidentified8. processing9. stainless10. colonialists.PART THREE : GRAMMARRewrite the sentences so that they have the exact meaning as the original ones.(2m)1. He is a more persuasive SPEAKER/ ORATOR than his brother.2. Mary reported the burglar to the police..3 .I never had any intention of going to the meeting4. Not unti he got home did he remember about the gun5. It/ s high time you were able to dress youself.PART FOUR : CLOSE TEST (4m)1. always2. other3. form4 composed5.country6. nobody7. often8. for9.with10. likePART FIVE : WRITINGMake all the changes and additions necessary to produce complete sentences. Write each sentencein the space provided.(4m)Dear Bill,1. I expect you will be surprised to get a letter from me.2. As you can see from the address above I am in hospital.3. Last Wednesday I had an accident when I was driving to work.4. A child ran outin front of my car , and I Had to STOP so SUDDENly that the car behind crashinto me.5. Luckily I was wearing a seat belt so I wasn/t injured badly although I may have to stay here untilnext Friday.6. It is very boring, and I would be pleased to see if you have any spare time.7. Visiting hours are 7.00 to 9.00 in the evening.8. I hope you are able to come.9. Give my regards to your family.10. Look forward seeing you again.THE ENDTRƯỜNG THPT TIÊN LỮĐỀ THI HỌC SINH GIỎI NĂM HỌC 2009Môn thi: tiếng anh – khối 10( Thời gian làm bài : 150 phút )Họ và tên : …………………………………...........Lớp : ……………………….SBD : ………………I.PhoneticsA. Choose one word whose stress pattern is different from the others.1. A. wonderfulB. cartoonC. visualD. passive2. A. joyfulnessB. emotionC. favouriteD. Beautiful3. A.eventB. heroC. teacherD. Championship4. A. audienceB. tournamentC. embarrassedD. violent5. A. backgroundB. humaneC. romanticD. dependB.Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.6.A. chorusB. technicolorC. chopstickD. character7.A. walkedB. dancedC. laughedD. studied8.A. pairB. fairC. stairD. Faith9.A. horsesB. tonguesC. placesD. faces34 10.A. cheeseB. cheerC. peerD. careerII. Reading comprehensionA.Read the passage and decide the statements are true(T) or false(F).Da Lat lies on Lam Vien plateau, in the central highland province of Lam Dong. Da Lat is a wellknown city attracting all the people who have been there once. DaLat is known as a city of pine trees,waterfalls and flowers. Da Lat is described as a forest of flowers with different colors and variousspecies. Da Lat has the widestrange of orchid varieties in the country. Da Lat has few rivers and canalsbut it has many picturesque waterfalls. The famous Cam Ly Falls is only three kilometers from the towncenter. The Prenn Falls is ten kilometers in the South of Da Lat. The water pours down like a whiteshade. Da Lat people are very proud of it. They always boast to tourists about it in the first place.N0SENTNECESTF11 Da Lat is located in the highland province of Lam Dong.12 There are a lot of rivers and canals in Da Lat.13 The Cam Ly Falls is about ten kilometers from the town center.14 In Da Lat, there are various species of flowers with different colors.15 People know Da Lat as a city of trees, flowers and riversB.Choose the word or phrase which best fits each gap of the passage.Tropical forests have (16)……………us with many sorts of plants for food, medicine and industry.They also reduce (17)………………..and droughts, keep water clean, and slow down the GreenhouseEffect.However, the tropical forests are being(18)…………….to make rooms for things like farms,ranches, mines and hydroelectric(19)…………………About twenty million hactares(20)…………eachyear – an area more than twice the size of Australia.16. A. givenB. suppliedC. providedD. B and C17. A. floodsB. waterC. rainD. pollution18. A. destroyingB. destroyedC. endangeringD. endangered19. A. powerB. stationC. currentD. dams20. A. is lostB. lostC. are lostD. are losingIII. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARA. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct forms of the verbs.21.My cousin and I ( watch)………….. a movie on TV last night when my brother (come)…………..22. He ( come)………….. a moment ago and (turn)………….. the TV on very loudly .23. He ( learn)…………. two languages before he (move)…………….. to Canada last month.24. She always (drink)……………………….. a glass of milk for breakfast, but this morning she(drink)………………. a cup of coffee.25. Be quiet! The baby ( sleep) in the room. I just( put) him in bed for sleeping.B.Supply the correct form of the words26. His foolish mistakes ………………………….all of us. (amusement)27. Ann gave a brilliant ……………………as Juliet in the school play. (perform)28. She was very …………………at being delayed (anger)29. Why are you so ………………….? My little sister drove me crazy. (frustrate)30. Both musically and …………………………..it is very effective. (lyrics)C. Choose the best answer A, B, C, or D31. …………………..other worker’s constant objection, the director dismissed the worker.A. BecauseB. Because ofC. AlthoughD. Inspite of32. “ How long have you known him?”“………………..”A. since five yearsB. for five yearsC. ever since five yearsD. along five years33. …………………is yours, the red one or the green one.A. WhenB. whichC. whatD. When34. I spent a(n)………………….night because of my toothache.A. sleepyB. sleepingC. asleepD. sleepless35. Whenever my father travels by plane, he buys some …………………goods at the airport.35 A. free of chargeB. duty-freeC. fax-freeD. free of duty36. It is an .................. book. I am .................. in it.A. interesting / interestedB. interesting / interestingC. interest / interestedD. interested / interested37. It was not until1930………………….he became an actor.A. thatB. whenC. whichD. in which38. She study hard…………………her parent’sexpectation.A. meetingB. to meetC. meetD. met39. We would stay at home……………………………………………………A. If it is snowing.B. If it is going to snow.C. If it would snow.D. If it was snowing40. The waste from the chemical factory is extremely………………………A. harmedB. unharmedC. harmfulD. harmless41. A: Does Mr Tan travel to HCM city to work everyday?B: Yes. He takes a …………………bus.A. transportationB. commuterC. passengerD. daily42. If you’re too ill to come,…………………………………………………A. I’ll come over and see you.B. I wouldn’t have done all this for you.C. I asked someone else.D. I could come over and see you.43. All the rooms in this small hotel are………………….., and that would make it too expensive to stayin.A. air-conditionB. air-conditioningC. air conditionersD. air-conditioned44. He was …………….the “golden kite” for being the best film director.A. rewardedB. givenC.awardedD.enjoyed45. He couldn't have known what was in the letter ______ he had written it himself.A. untilB. ifC. unlessD. if only46. Hoang is really .......... about going to Ho Chi Minh City. It will be an ................ experience for him.A. exhaust/ exhaustingB. exhausting/ exhaustingC. exhausted/ exhaustingD. exhausted/ exhausted47. When I ………………, everyone ……………………….A.arrived/had leftB. had arrived/ leftC. would arrive/havesD. arrived/ has left.48. I remember ______ him once in my life.A. to meetB. MeetingC. to have metD. met49. .................... do you always go to school? - By busA. WhatB. What timeC. WhenD. How50.This house, …………..he bought in 1990, is being repaired at the moment.A.thatB.whichC.whatD.who51.'No, I didn't steal anything from her,' said Henry.A. Henry confirmed that he had stolen things from her.B. Henry refused to steal things from her.C. Henry denied stealing things from her.D. Henry said no to stealing things from her.52.John never comes to class on time and…………A.neither does PeterB.neither doesn’t PeterC.so doesn’t PeterD.so does Peter53. Chinese New Year is .................... important holiday in Taiwan.A. aB. theC. anD. no article54. “They received this present yesterday” means :A. This present is received yesterday.B. This present was received yesterday.C. This present received yesterday.D. This present has received yesterday.55. Can I ……………your dictionary, please? I can’t find mine.A. lookB. oweC. borrowD. lend56. How……………….is your house from here? It’s about two hours by taxi.A. farB. manyC. longD. much57. He is ………………to do such work.36 A. not enough strong B. strong not enough C. not strong enoughD. enough strong58. “ I did my best,” she said, “ so why are you angry………………….me?”A. withB. onC. forD. of59. They all laughed because the film was very…………………..A. amuseB. amusingC. amusedD. amusement60. Tim ………………go fishing with his father when he was young.A. used toB. has used toC. is used toD. was used to61. It’s no good…………………your father about your failure.A. to tellB. tellC. tellingD. told62. The boy fell into the water and was ………………….A. missedB. killedC. destroyedD. Drowned63. The cinema changed completely at ……… end of………. 1920s.A. an- theB. the – xC. x- theD. the- the64. She was born ……………………….April, 1991.A. inB. onC. atD. since65. We haven’t seen each other……………………last January.A. forB. onC. sinceD. InIV. WritingA. Choose the correct sentence with the same meaning as the one in italics.66. If I knew his telephone number, I would phone him.A. I didn’t know his telephone number, so I couldn’t phone him.B. Because I don’t know his telephone number, I can’t phone him.C. I don’t know his telephone number. That why I can’t phone him.D. I knew his telephone number, and I could phone him.67. The building has been designed by a famous architect.A. A famous architect designed the building .B. A famous architect has been designed the buildingC. A famous architect has designed the building .D. A famous architectwas designed the building .68. “ I think smoking in restaurants should be banned,” he says.A. He doesn’t think smoking in restaurants is permitted.B. He doesn’t like smoking in restaurants.C. He advised everybody not to smoke in restaurants.D. He thinks the government should ban smoking in restaurants.69. The picnic was cancelled because it rained.A.If it didn’t rain, the picnic wouldn’t be cancelled.B. If it hadn’t rained, the picnic wouldn’t have been cancelled.C.If it didn’t rain, the picnic wouldn’t have been cancelled.D.If it hadn’t rained, the picnic wouldn’t be cancelled70. It’s ages since I last saw you.A. I haven’t seen you for a long time.B.I didn’t see you since ages.C. I haven’t seen you since a long time.D. I didn’t see you for ages.B. Use the words given to complete a refusal letter.Dear Betty,71.Thanks/ kind invitation/ daughter’s birthday.………………………………………………………………………………………..72. I/ love/ see/ niece/ but/ unfortunately/ I/ afraid/ won’t/ able/ visit you/ next weekend.……………………………………………………………………………………………73. I/ go/ camping trip/ my school students/ occasion/ school anniversary.……………………………………………………………………………………………74. What pity! I wish/ give Leslie/ hug/ day. Thank/ anyway/ more.……………………………………………………………………………………………75. Remember/ send / photos/ Leslie/ her birthday.…………………………………………………………………………………………….37 76. Look/ to/ seeing/ photos/ lovely niece.……………………………………………………………………………………………Lots of loveMarryC.Complete the second sentence so that the meaning is similar to the first one77.I have no right qualification and I can’t apply for the job.→If………………………………………………………………………….78.The prime minister was going to open the new school.→The new school…………………………………………………………..79. .Silent films didn’t become available until the late 1920s.→It was not until……………………………………………………………80.Although he has a very important job, he isn’t particularly well-paid.→In spite of………………………………………………………………..--The end-Sở GD & ĐT Nghệ AnTrường THPT Anh Sơn1ĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TRƯỜNGNăm học: 2008-2009MÔN THI: TIẾNG ANH - LỚP 10Thời gian: 120 phútHọ và tên: ………………………………………Lớp………………………………………….I. PHONETICSA. Identify the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest.B. schoolC. stomachD. chemistry1. A. machine2. A. descriptionB. questionC. attractionD. information3. A. althoughB. withoutC. thankD. these4. A. foodB. goodC. toothD. tool5. A. heavyB. bearC. measureD. eatB. Find the word that has stressed syllable different from the others.6. A. cartoonB. openC. paperD. answer7. A. manageB. shortageC. villageD. teacher8. A. remainB. convenientC. volunteerD. memorable9. A. maintainB. marineC. challengeD. device10. A. importantB. communityC. organizeD. diseasesII. VOCABULARY - GRAMMARA. Choose the best answer from the four choices (A, B, C, or D) to complete each sentence11. I am going to have my eye……..tomorrow.A. to testB. testC. testingD. tested12. Nobody could hear her……..she spoke too quietly.A. soB. howeverC. althoughD. because13. Keep silent! My father…… in his room.A. is sleeping B. was sleepingC. has sleptD. will be slept14. I’d like to contribute…….the school Red Cross fund.A. onB. toC. withD. for15. Hoang Anh Tuan …….injury to win the Olympic silver.A. recoveredB. sufferedC. avoidedD. overcame16. In my father’s ……., it is essential to eat vegetable every day.A. ideaB. opinionC. confidence D. principle17. He showed us the house……….he was bornA. whichB. whereC. in whereD. in that18. Madrid is famous……..its pullsA. asB. withC. forD. of38 19. Life here is much easier than it………A. would beB. used to beC. wasD. had better20. Will you …….after the party.A. call me off B. get me onC. take me up D. pick me up21. Last summer, we had ……. holiday in SpainA. a two week’sB. a two – weeksC. two – week D. a two – week22. . Amy, …….car had broken down, was in a very bad mood.A. whoB. whomC. whoseD. that23. He…….ever goes to bed before midnight.A. almostB. hardlyC. nearlyD. scarcely24. He retired early……..ill – health.A. on behalf ofB. on account ofC. believeD. imagine25. You …… better be careful not to miss the train.A. hadB. wouldC. shouldD. didB. Choose the appropriate sentence from the box below to fill in each gap to complete the followingconversation.Ann: Goodbye everyone! (26)…………………………………………………..Jolly: Where are you going?Ann: To Australia. (27)………………………………………………………….Jolly: When are you coming back?Ann: Well, (28)………………………………………………………………….Jolly: It sounds great! (29)……………………………………………………….Ann. Thanks. (30)……………………………………………………………….f.g.h.i.j.I’ll send you postcards.We’ve going on a two – week tour of Australia.I’m taking my family to visit the Great Barrier ReefI’m going on holidayHave a good time!C. Complete the passage with the suitable words from the boxpreservedhousedlabourersoutbuildingsvillagelifecommunityfieldsIn most of Europe, farmers’ homes and (31)……………….are generally located within a village, andtools and animals are (32)………………there. Every morning, the farmers and farm(33)……………….leave their (34)……………….to work their land or tend their animals in distant(35)…………… and return to the village at the end of the day. Social (36)……………is thuscentripetal; that is, it is focused around the (37)……………center, the village. Only in certain parts ofQuebec has this pattern been (38)……………in North America.III. ERROR IDENTIFICATION39. How did you manage getting here so quickly?A. HowB. didC. gettingD. so40. Ms Baker , she spent her life working with the health and welfare of the families of worker, is ansuccessful woman in the world.A. sheB. her lifeC. welfareD. the41. Because of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1972, the United States begin to realize the true valueof the Luisiana territory.A. BecauseB. beginC. the true valueD. territory42. I remember to be given a toy drum on my fifth birthday.A. rememberB. to beC. onD. fifth43. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinking.A. leadB. butC. makeD. drinking39 IV. READINGA. Fill in each blank with a suitable word.LOOKING FOR A JOBI finished university six month (44)………….., I’ve got a degree in business administration. Ienjoyed the course very much (45)…….…….I realize I should have studied a lot harder! A few of myfriends have (46)……………got full-time jobs but most, me, are still waiting (47)………..… somethingsuitable to turn up. Meanwhile, I make sure that I keep myself busy. I look through the jobadvertisements (48)…………… the newspapers every day and I also ask all the people I know to tellme if they hear of any vacancies (49)……………...they work . What I am looking for is somethingchallenging and I would certainly be happy to move to another city or even work abroad for a while.The (50)………….… is not so important at this stage , provided I earn enough to live on , because Idon’t want to continue (51)………………. to depend on my parents , although they are(52)………………..generous to me . At the moment, I’m working in a nearby restaurant two evenings(53)…………….... week, washing up and generally helping out, which brings a little money . The otherpeople working there are very friendly, and many of them are in the same (54)………………as me, sowe have lots of to talk (55)…………………B. Choose the words or phrases that best complete this passage.Earlier this morning when some classmates and I were (56) _____ basketball in the park nearour school, it suddenly began to rain (57) _____. We immediately grabbed our basketball and ran forshelter. At first we stood together under a tree (58) _____ then it began to thunder. Peter told us that itwas (59)_____to stay under a tree in a rainstorm, (60)_____when there is lighting, so we ran to a nearbystore to wait (61)_____the rain stopped.From (62)_____we were standing, we could see that the (63) ______ was empty. Before therain had started, there had been people everywhere but now (64)______was playing basketball orfootball or doing (65)_____or sitting on the park (66)______reading the morning papers or chattingwith their friends.We stood in the (67)_____of the store for nearly twenty minutes before the rain finally stoppedand the sun came (68)_____again from behind the clouds. Within a few minutes the park was (69)_____of people again but now the air was cooler and big (70) ____of rainwater could be seeneverywhere.56. A hittingB kickingC playingD throwing57. A greatlyB heavilyC severelyD very big58. A andB soC butD yet59. A dangerB in dangerC a dangerD dangerous60. A speciallyB especiallyC mostlyD chiefly61. A forB untilC whenD as62. A hereB whereC thereD place63. A parkB placeC rainD shelter64. A nobodyB none`C no peopleD somebody65. A exerciseB nothingC breathingD jogging66. A chairsB sofasC stoolsD benches67. A doorwayB doorC gateD window68. A backB upC outD down69. A filledB fullC crowdedD plenty70. A pondsB puddlesC reservoirsD springsC. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answers.They called New York “the Big Apple”. Maybe it is not exactly like an apple, it’s certainly very big.There are too many people, that’s the problem. The streets are always full of car and trucks, you cannever find a place to park.If you have enough money, you can take a taxi. New York cabs are yellow. They look all the same.But the drivers are very different. Some were born and raised in New York, but many are newcomers tothe United States. A few drive slowly, but most go very very fast. Cab driving is difficult job. It can bedangerous too. Thieves often try to steal the drivers’ money. Drivers sometimes get hurt.40 If you don’t want to take a taxi, you can go by bus or you can take the subway. The subway is quickand it’s cheap, but parts of it are old and dirty. Lights don’t always work and there are often fire on thetrack. On some subway lines, there are new, clean, silver trains. But you can’t see the color of the oldtrains easily. There is too much dirt and too much graffiti, inside and out side.71. What is the problem in New York ?A. it has too many aplesB. it is too bigC. it looked like an apple D. it is too crowded72. What does a cab mean ?A. a truckB. a bus73. Cab drivers in New York……………..A. can be dangerousC. a taxiD. It is too crowdedB. look the sameC. can be attacked by thievesD. were all born in New York74. The world “track” can best be replaced by ………….A. roadwayB. stationC. light bulbD. train75. Subways in New York ………….A. are quick but dirtyB. have no lightsC. are clothesD. often cause firesV.WRITINGA. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first76. When did you last ride a bike?How long……………………………………………77. The trip was so interesting that we couldn’t forget it.It…………………………………………………….78. “ Don’t forget to go to the supermarket after work”He reminded………………………………………..79. How many books did they buy yesterday?How many books……………………………………80. I'm sorry I didn’t go to UniversityI regret………………………………………………81. He prefers plain water to coffee.He’d rather…………………………………………...82. Although he wasn’t experienced, he got the job.Despite……………………………………………….83. She didn’t say a word as she left the room.She left the room……………………………………84. They are going to repair my car tomorrow.I am going to have…………………………………….85. You can’t travel on this train if you don’t have a reservation.Unless……………………………………………………..B. Composition:Write a paragraph to tell about your recent journey (no more than 150 words)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Good luck to you!ANSWER KEYI.PHONETICS (10 points)1. A2. B3.C6.A7.A8. CII. VOCABULARY - GRAMMAR (28 points)4.B9.C5D10.C41 A.11. D12.D13.A14.B16.B17.B18.C19.B21.D22.C23.B24.BB.26d27c28b29eC.31. outbuildings32.housed33. labourers35.fields36. life37. communityIII. ERROR IDENTIFICATION (5 points)39. C 40.A41.B42.BIV. READING (32 points)A.45. ago45. although46. already47. for49. where 50. salary51 . having52. very53. a/per54. situation55. aboutB.56.C57B58C59c61B62B63A64A66D67A68C69BC.71D72C73C74A15.D20.D25.A30a34. village38. preserved43D48. in60B65A70B75AV.WRITINGA. (10 points)76. How long is it since you rode the bike?77. It was such an interesting trip that we couldn’t forget it.78. He reminded me to go to supermarket after work79. How many books were bought yesterday?80. I regret not going to University.81. He’d rather plain water than coffee.82. Despite his inexperience, he got the job83. She left the room without saying a word.84. I am going to have my car repaired tomorrow.85. Unless you have a reservation you can’t travel on this trainB. 15 points+ Useful language: spelling, vocabulary, connectors (5 points)+ Grammar: tense (past tense), structures (5 points)+ Content: creative, understandable (5 points)ĐỀ THI THỬ ĐẠI HỌCThoi gian lam bai 150’I.ON YOUR ANSWER SHEET INDICATE THE LETTER A,B,C OR D AGAINST THENUMBER OF EACH ITEM:1. According to the---------of the contract, tenants must give six months’ notice if they intend to leave.A. LawsB. RulesC. TermsD. Details2. The injured man was taken to hospital and ---------for internal injuries.A. CuredB. HealedC. OperatedD. Treated3. The door hinges had all been oiled to stop them----------A. SqueakingB. ScreechingC. ShriekingD. Squealing.4. Mary attempted to--------herself with her boss by volunteering to take on extra work.A. GratifyB. PleaseC. IngratiateD. Commend.5. You are under no obligation-------to accept this offer.A. IndeedB. EventuallyC. ApartD. Whatsoever.6. The dealer wanted $400, I wanted to pay $ 300, and we finally agreed to ---------the difference.42 A. DivideB. SplitC. DropD. Decrease.7. I was ----------in the book, I was reading and didn’t hear the phone.A. DistractedB. SubmergedC. GrippedD. Engrossed8. A washing machine of this type will certainly---------up to normal domestic use.A. HoldB. StandC. ComeD. Take9. -------------any other politician would have given way to this sort of pressure years ago.A. ReallyB. PracticallyC. ActuallyD. Utterly.10. If you---------too long, you may miss a wonderful opportunity.A. LoiterB. DoubtC. HoverD. Hesitate11. The singer’s performance was so exciting that many of his fans were-------enthusiasm.A. Carried away withB. Moved toC. Taken back withD. Stirred up with12. Passengers are---------not to leave cases and packages here.A. CommandedB. InformedC. NotifiedD. Advised13. He has an excellent--------as a criminal lawyer.14. Hardly had the van turned the corner when one of the back wheels--------A. Broke awayB. Turned aroundC. Came offD. Rolled down.15. There was no sound to be heard except the-----------of raindrops on the roof.II.ON YOUR ANSWER SHEET INDICATE THE LETTER A,B,C OR D AGAINST THE NUMBEROF EACH ITEM:FIRST PASSAGELily Chen always prepared an ‘evening’ snack for her husband to consume on his return at1.15p.m. This was not strictly necessary since Chen enjoyed at the unusually late hour of 11.45 pm, whatthe boss boasted was the best employees’ dinner in any restaurant. They sat waiters, boss, and boss’smother too, at a round table and ate soup, a huge fish, vegetables, shredded pork, and a tureen ofsteaming rice. Lily still went ahead and prepared broth, golden- yellow with floating oily rings and put itbefore her husband when he returned. She felt she would have been failing in her wifely duties otherwise.Dutifully, Chan drank the soup he raised to his mouth in the porcelain spoon while Lily watched himclosely from the sofa. It was far too rich for him. Lily had the gas fire burning five minutes before herhusband’s footfall on the stone stairs and Chan would be perspiring heavily by the time he finished,abandoning the spoon and applying the bowl to his lips to drink the last awkward inches, the beads ofmoisture on his forehead as salty as the broth. He fancied they fell in and over- seasoned the last of thesoup. Four years ago, at the beginning of their marriage, Chen had tried leaving the last spoonful butLily’s reproachful eyes were intolerable. She was merciless now, watching him with sidelong glancesfrom the sofa, her knees pressed closely together while she paired the baby’s socks from the plasticbasket on the floor. ‘Did you enjoy that, husband?’ ‘Was it nice?’ she would enquire brightly. Chenwould grunt in his solid way, not wishing to hurt her feelings but also careful not to let himself in for abigger bowl in the future.Although comfortably full, Chen would have liked a biscuit but Lily was unrelenting here as well.Sweet after salty was dangerous for the system, so she had been taught; it could upset the whole balanceof the dualistic or female and male principles, yin and yang. Lily was full of incontrovertible pieces oflore like this which she had picked up from her father who had been a part- time bone-setter and Chineseboxer. For four years, therefore, Chen had been going to bed tortured with the last extremities of thirstbut with his dualistic male and female principles in harmony. This was more than could be said for Lily,Chen often thought, who concealed a steely will behind her demure exterior.16. What was Chen’s job?A. He ran a restaurantB. He washed dishes C. He was a cook D. he worked as a waiter17. How did Chen feel about his meal at home?A. It was too hotB. He looked forward to itC. It was well-balanced D. He would rather not have it18. Chen always finished his soup because LilyA. Felt content if he did.B. Would then allow him to drinkC. Did not like to throw food awayD. Complained bitterly if he didn’t19. Chen’s homelife was difficult because of his wife’sA. Lack of concernB. Rigid ideas. C. ThoughtlessnessD. Unco-operative behavior20. Which of the following statements correctly describes the relationship between Lily and Chen?43 A. They were indifferent to each otherB. They respected each otherC. They made each other suffer.D. They did not get on well.III. USE THE WORDS TO THE RIGHT OF THE TWO TEXTS TO FORM ONE WORD THAT FITSIN THE SAME NUMBERED SPACE IN THE TEXT:Traffic congestion is now a problem in practically major city in the world but nobody has yet found aworkable (21)---------to the seemingly inevitable chaos. A metro system is sadly (22)---------in most citiesfor geographical reasons. Tram systems are (23)-------in old cities where narrow, winding streets makethe installation of overhead cables a practical (24)--------many local government the business of coaxingpeople into buses and (25)-----------them from using their cars easier said than done. And yet it is (26)-------that the situation should be allowed to remain as it is. The arguments are in favor of direct action arenow (27)-------if we are ever to prevent (28)------levels of population and economic chaos.It is astonishing how many people set off to climb Mount Olympus in completely (29)-------- clothing.The weather conditions on the mountain are notoriously (30)----------but people are fooled into thinkingthat just because the bottom is sunny, the summit will be (31)--------warm and bright. Nothing could befurther from the truth. Bearing in mind that (32)--------is forearmed’, consult the local climbing clubabout the likely conditions before setting off. Such local knowledge can be absolutely (33)--------- andyou would, to put it mildly, be extremely (34)-------- to ignore it. Whatever the likely weather, a goodpair of boots is (35)-------as is some form of waterproof. And it is a steep climb so it goes without sayingthat a reasonable level of (36)-----------is essential.21. SOLVE 22. PRACTICE 23. WORK 24. POSSIBLE 25. COURAGE 26. CONCEIVE 27.REPUTE 28. REFUTE 29. PRECEDE 30. SUIT 31. PREDICT 32. SIMILAR33. WARN34. VALUE35. ADVISE 36. DISPENSEIV. COMPLETE THE SECOND SENTENCE SO THAT IT HAS A SIMILAR MEANING TO THEFIRST SENTENCE, USING THE WORD GIVEN. YOU MUST USE BETWEEN THREE ANDEIGHT WORDS, INCLUDING THE WORD GIVEN:37. I hope one day we can agree more favorable terms. REACHI hope one day it------------------on more favorable terms38. Some supermarket beef can be rather tough TENDENCY.Some supermarket beef---------------------rather tough.39. Would you kindly inform everyone of the change of procedures? WONDERI-----------------------------as to inform everyone of the change of procedures?40. May be I could have helped you POSSIBLEMay be----------------------------------help you.41. In the end we were able to communicate with sign language. MESSAGEIn the end we succeeded in-------------across with sign language.42. Don’t you regret reacting in the way you did? DIFFERENTLYDon’t you think--------------------------from the way you did?43. I bet she felt stupid when she realizedDAWNEDShe must---------------------------------------on her who she has been speaking to.44. Do you think we should have got her opinion first? SOUNDEDOught-------------------------out about t first?45. He always refused to behave differently to the senior partners.TREATHe would-----------------------------------respect they were due.46. It’s possible she didn’t fully appreciate how important this was. GRAVITYShe may--------------------------------of the situation.V. FILL EACH OF THE NUMBERED BLANKS IN THE PASSAGE WITH ONE SUITABLEWORD:Many people have proposed that no employee (47)---------be asked to work more than a 35-hour week.This sounds fine in theories though in practice is (48)-------to give rise to all sorts of problems if appliedtoo strictly. On the other hand, the proposal can be seen as a welcome attempt to stem employers’seemingly (49)-------demands for long hours. For some time, the underlying (50)--------has been for theworking week to become longer and even the most unambitious employee has found it hard to fight the(51)--------towards longer working days and work dominated weekends. Anyone who can stop thisencroachment of the work place into our leisure hours can boast a (52)-------achievement.44 47. A. MightB. ShouldC. WouldD. Will48. A. LiableB. LicenseC. LikewiseD. Linked49. A. UnstoppingB. RunawayC. PermanentD. Incessant50. A. CauseB. TrendC. CurrentD. Support51. A. TendencyB. TenementC. TenancyD. Tenacity.52. A. ForthcomingB. LengthyC. LastingD. MaintainedVI. FINISH EACH OF THE SENTENCE S IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT MEANS EXACTLY THESAME AS THE SENTENCE PRINTED BEFORE IT.53. By chance I was there when she revealed the truth.I happened----------------------------------------54. He suddenly thought that he might have misunderstood her.It crossed--------------------------------------------------------55. I didn’t want to buy it, but because he insisted, I bought it.He pushed-----------------------------------------------------56. I met some old friends by chance in the pubI bumped-----------------------------------------------------57. I need an early nightI could--------------------------------------------------58. I really need a holidayI’m desperate---------------------------------59. If nothing unfortunate happens, I’ll see you next week.All being-------------------------------------------60. People are persuaded by adverts to spend more than they can affordAdverts tempt----------------------------------------------------------61. She doesn’t think very highly of politicians.She’s got a-----------------------------------------------62. She fully understands that she will have to work hard.She’s well---------------------------------------------------------VII. USING THE CAPITAL WORD TO REWRITE THE SENTENCES63. The court case has destroyed his reputation completely TATTERSThe court case-----------------------------------64. All of the fuss she has made is nothing but a storm in a teacup WATERAll of the--------------------------------------------------65. Much to the disappointment of his fans, he went down in defeat. DUST------------------------------------------------------------------------66. Never mind! He has a reputation for making foolish, unreliable statements. HAT------------------------------------------------------------------------------67. He was extremely angry as he got stuck in the slow-moving traffic COLLAR-------------------------------------------------------------------------------68. Let’s stop working on the report and take a nap! ICE-------------------------------------------------------------------------69- The criminal eventually died after spending a miserable life in prison BUCKET----------------------------------------------------------------------------------70. I used to be familiar with every corner of this school. HAND------------------------------------------------------------------------------------VII. PHONOLOGYA. CHOOSE THE WORD WHOSE UNDERLINED PART IS PRONOUN DIFFERENTLY FROMTHE OTHERS:71. A. childB. wildC. minute D. mildB. dictates C. costD. pleasure72. Singular73. A. epochB. catchC. matchD. teach74. A. hugeB. garageC. gingerD. dangerous75. A. thunderB. thesisC. theftD. thereafter.B. CHOOSE THE WORD WHOSE STRESS PATTERN IS DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERWORDS IN EACH GROUP:45 76. A. answer77. A. deform78. A. altitude79. A. arrangement80. A. necessaryB. activeC. abbeyD. financeB. attendC. absenceD. collectB. recoverC. comedyD. libraryB. adjacentC. expensiveD. adjectiveB. correspond C. considerable D. exceptionalĐÁP ÁNI. 1.C 2. D 3. A 4. C 5. D 6. B 7. D 8.B 9.B 10. D 11. A 12. D 13. D 14. C 15. DII.16. D 17. D 18. A 19. B 20. B.III.21. SOLUTION 22.IMPRACTICAL 23. UNWORKABLE 24. IMPOSIBILITY 25.DISCOURAGING 26. INCONCEIVABLE 27. INREFUTABLE 28. UNPRECEDENTED 29.UNSUITABLE 30. UNPREDICTABLE 31. SIMILARLY 32. FOREWARNED 33.INVALUABLE 34. ILL-ADVISED 35. INDISPENSABLE 36. FITNESSIV.37. Will be possible for us to reach agreement. 42. You should have reacted differently38.has a tendency to be43. Have felt stupid when it dawned39. wonder if you would be so kind44. We to have sounded her40. It would have been possible for me to45. Never / refuse to/ treat the senior partner with the41. In getting our message46. Not have appreciated the gravity.V. 47. B 48.A 49. D 50. B 51.A 52. CVI. 53. I happened to be there to be there when she revealed the truth.54. It crossed his mind that he might have misunderstood her.55. He pushed me to buy it even though I didn’t like.56. I bumped into some old friends in the pub57. I could be satisfied if I had an early night58. I’m desperate for a holiday59. All being good keeps going on, I’ll see you next week60. Adverts tempt people into spending more than they can afford.61. She has got a low opinion of politicians62. She’s well aware of the fact that she will have to work hard.63. The court case has left his reputation in tatters64. All of the fuss she has made is nothing but water under the bridge.V. 65. His fans bit the DUST when he came down in defeat66. Never mind! He has a reputation for talking through his HAT67. He felt hot under the COLLAR as he got stuck in the slow-moving traffic68. Let the report on ICE and take a nap!69- The criminal eventually kicked the BUCKET after spending a miserable life in prison70. I used to know every corner of this school like the back of my HANDVII. PHONOLOGYA. CHOOSE THE WORD WHOSE UNDERLINED PART IS PRONOUN DIFFERENTLY FROMTHE OTHERS:71. C 72. D 73. A 74. B 75. DB. CHOOSE THE WORD WHOSE STRESS PATTERN IS DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERWORDS IN EACH GROUP:76. D 77. C 78.B 79.D 80.46 §Ò thi ®Ò nghÞ m«n tiÕng anh líp 10(olympic 30/430/4- lÇn thø viiiviii-2007)Tr−êng THPT chuyªn TrÇn H−ng §¹o- B×nh ThuËnPart 1: PhonologyI. Choose the word who underlined part s pronounced differently from that of the others ineach group. (10pts)1.A. polio2.A. chaos3. A. says4. A. southern5. A. disguise6. A. hour7. A. sergeant8. A. promised9. A. apology10. A. belovedB. policeB. characterB. playsB. mathematicsB. cruiseB. ourB. servantB. reducedB. classifyB. nakedC. politeC. charityC. daysC. breathC. bruiseC. pourC. serviceC. releasedC. testifyC. ploughedII. Choose the word with the different stress pattern. (10 pts)11.A. becauseB. methodC. standard12. A. AmericanB. industriousC. property13. A. eventualB. communityC. infected14. A. refugeB. electronicC. education15. A. assassinateB. equalityC. intelligence16. A. ashtrayB. musicC. serve17. A. challengingB. consultantC. purity18. A. assembleB. gloriousC. majestic19. A. antonymB. consequenceC. phenomenon20.A. destinationB. enthusiastC. hallucinateD. polluteD. chordD. raiseD. truthD. suitD. sourD. servileD. relievedD. verifyD. learnedD. woodenD. variationD. militarismD. deficiencyD. understandingD. temperD. wholesalerD. togetherD. ingotD. technologyPart 2: VocabularyChoose the best answer (10 pts)1.If Harold………….with his piano playing, he could eventually reach concert standard.A. sustainsB. perseveres C. maintains D. survives2. Anna is a very nervous child and she’s very………………….of strangers.A. terrifiedB. frightened C. petrifiedD. horrified3. The government is thinking of bringing………..a law to make it compulsory for cyclists to wearcrash helmets.A. onB. upC. inD. round4. I love the painting of an ald man. He has such a beautiful……………smile.A. childhood B. childishC. childlessD. childlike5. She caught a ……………………of the thief as he made his get- away.A. glanceB. sightC. glimpseD. flash6. It was a service…………..I will be enternally grateful.A. to whichB. for which C. to whomD. for whom7. Frank has a house in the ………………..A. outskirtsB. edgesC. limitsD. suburds8. The film lasted every three hours with…………….of 15 minutes between part one and part two.A. a pauseB. an interruptionC. an interval D. a stop9. The person who writes symphonies or concertos is a ……………..A. composerB. conductor C. pianistD. playwright10. Is it far to Stambord? It’s only………………..from here.A. stone’s cutB. bird’s eye viewC. short cutD. step in the right direction47 Part 3: Grammar and stuctures.I.Finish each of the following sentences so that it meaning exactly the sentence above it. (10 pts)1.Andrew is the most generous person I have ever met.I’ve yet……………………………………………………………………………2. Far more people live to entertainment age in Britain than in Philipines.Not……………………………………………………………………………….3. His father is going to fix the ball for him tomorrow.He is going …………………………………………………………………………4. She never seems to succeed eventhough she studies much.Much…………………………………………………………………………………5. I nevr thought that I would win a prize.It had…………………………………………………………………………………6. I would love to be rich and famous.If……………………………………………………………………………………...7. Simon hadn’t expected that he would feel so weak after the operation.The operation left…………………………………………………………………….8. They secretly declared independence two days ago.A secret………………………………………………………………………………9. Juliet simply couldn’t wait for his return.Juliet could…………………………………………………………………………...10. I don’t intend to apologize to either of them.I have………………………………………………………………………………...II. Fill in each gap with the correct form of the word in brackets.(10 pts)1. Tax exemption only applies to those with (resident) ……..status.2. His busy schedule made him completely (access)………………..to his students.3. He works for UNESCO in a purely (advice)…………………role.4. The sun and the moon are often (person)…………………in poetry.5. Now there is every(like)………………………………..that the residents will have a privateplane in their garage.6. They told me the museum was open today but I was obviously (inform)……7. Do you think these children are (nourish)………………..? They look very thin.8. Have you read the latest (reveal)……………….about Madonna’s private life?9. We try to ensure the (be)…………….of our employees.10. Tourists forget their (conceive)………ideas as soon as thay visit our country.III.Choose the best answer.(10 pts)1.I’d rather you………..at my party last night.A. beB. wereC. had beenD. have been2. …….will Mr Forbes be able to regain control of the company.A. With hard workB. In spite of his hard workC. Only if he works hardly D. Only with of his hard work3. Barbara didn’t mention…………about her progress report at work, but I’m sure she is.A. concerningB. to concernC. being concernedD. to be concerned4. Snow and rain………of nature.A. are phenomenonB. are phenomenaC. is phenomenaD. is phenomenon5. Everyone was going away on holiday this week,………………..?A. wasn’t itB. wasn’t be C. weren’t theyD. wasn’t she6…………….my key, I wasn’t able to bet into the room.A. LosingB. I had lostC. I lostD. Having lost7. It’s no good pretending. You’ve got to…………………..reality.48 A. come up toB. face up toC. come up withD. get round to8.I haven’t …………………………..decided where to go on holiday this year.A. stillB. yetC. alreadyD. then9. “Why are you angry at Bob?”- “I don’t like it when he makes jokes………my expense.”A. forB. onC. atD. to10. A car……………many different pars.A. is madeB. is made up ofC. is made ofD. makes up ofPart 4: Reading comprehensionA.Choose from the phrasesA-H the one which fits each gap. (10 pts)Scientists estimate that at the beginning of 20th century 100,000 tigers flourished throughoutAsia, from estern Russia and Korea through eastern and southern China, Southest Asia, the Indiansubcontinient, and into Pakistan. At the start of the 21st century only 5,000 to 7,000 tigers lived(1)…………Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Russia, Sumatra,Thailand, and Vietnam. Tigers are now extinctin Bali, Java, and around the Caspian Sea, and nearly soin Chinaand North Korea, Less than 20 percent of today’s tiger habiat is located (2)……………………,which means that the majority of the areas where tigers live could be lost to others uses, such asagriculture or urbanization.Tigers are territorial- they live alone (3)…………..jother tigers. The ideal tiger territory is alarge forested area with rich vegetation for cover, plentiful water to drink and cool off in, and urbudantdeer, swine, and other large mammals to eat. With these three esential, tigers can thrive (4)…………,tropical rain forests in Sumatra and Southest Asia; cool oak and pine forest in the Amur River Valley infar eastern Russia; tall grass jungles (5)………in Bamngladesh; and mountain slopes in Bhutan.A.in no more than a hundred species leftB.in the wild in just 14 Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan.C. in will life preserves which are builtD. in large areas that they defend fromE. in national parks or other protected areasF. in India and Nepal; coastal mangrove forestsG. in deverse habiats and climates includingH. in the surburbs or on the outskirts of the cityII. read the passage and answer the questions. (10 pts)According to airline industry statistics, almost 90 percent of airline accidents are survivable orpartially survivable. But passengers can increase their chances of servival by learning and followingcertain tips. Experts say that you should read and listen before take off and ask questions if you haveuncertainties. You should fasten you seat belt low on your hips and as tightly as possible. Of course,you should also know how the realisemechanism of your belt operates. During takeoffs and landings,you are advised to keep your feet flat on the floor. Before takeoff you should locate the nearest exit anda alternative exit and count the rows of seats between you and the exits so that you can find them in thedark if necessary.In the event that you are forewarned of a possible accident, you should put your hands on yourankles and keep your head down until your plane comes to complete stop. If smoke is present in thecarbin, you should keep your head low and cover your face with napkins, towels or clothing. If possible,wet these for added protection against smoke inhalation. To evacuate as quickly as posible, follow crewcommands and do not take personal belongings with you. Do not jump on escape slices before they arein front of you. When you get to the ground, you should move away from the plane as quickly aspossible, and never smoke near the wreckage.49 1.What is the main topic of the passage?2. According to experts, when are travelers urged to read and listen to safety instructions?3. Which exits should an airline passenger locate before takeoff?4. Find out a word which is synonym with the word “evacuate” in the passage.5. What does the paragraph following the passage most probably discus?AnswerkeyPart 1: PhonologyI.(10 pts)1.A2. C3. A4.A5. A6. C7. A8. B9. C10.CII.(10 pts)11.A12. D13. D14. D15. D16. C17. B18. B19. C20. APart 2: VocabularyI.(10 pts)1.B2. A3. C4. D5. C6. B7. D8. C9. A10.AII. (20 pts)1.survival2. distributed3. exist4. sources5. increasing 6. developing7. discharged8. agriculture 9. conservation10. inefficientPart 3: Grammar and structureI.(10 pts)1. I’ve yet to meet anyone who is more generous than Andrew.2. Not as many people live to retirement age in the Philipines as in Britain.3. he is going to have his father fix the ball tomorrow.4. Much as she studies, she never seems to succeed.5. It had never crossed my mind that I’d win a prize.6. If only I were rich and famous.7. The operation of independence was made 2 days ago.8. A secret declaration left Simon feeling weaker than he had expected.9. Juliet could only long for his return.10. I have no intention of apologizing to either of them.II.(10 pts)1.C2. C3. C4. B5. C6. A7. B8. B9. A10.BPart 4: Reading comprehensionI.(10 pts)1.B2. E3. D4. G5. FII. (10 pts)1. Guidelines for increasing aircraft passenger survival.2. before takeoff3. The two closest to the passenger’s seat.4. vacate5. How to preceed once you are away from the aircraft.50 SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO TỈNH BẾN TRETRƯỜNG : THPT CHUYÊN BẾN TREKỲ THI OLYMPIC TRUYỀN THỐNG 30 - 4 LẦN THỨ 15ĐỀ THI ĐỀ NGHỊ MÔN: ANH VĂN; LỚP : 10A. MULTIPLE CHOICEI. Phonology: (5 pts)a. Select the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.1. A. mapleB. stapleC. appleD. April2. A. LeonardoB. leopardC. leonineD. leotard3. A. isothermB. worthyC. southernD. hitherto4. A. moveB. wombC. tombD. wolf5. A. clamorB. grantorC. sailorD. parlorb. Pick out the word stressed on the different syllable from the others.1. A. ArabicB. aerobicC. lunaticD. politics2. A. infamousB. inundateC. internalD. intellect3. A. safariB. detritusC. cognomenD. partisan4. A. pianistB. facetiousC. retrospectD. redolence5. A. sunbatheB. rattanC. coiffeurD. charadeANSWER I: PHONOLOGY (5.0 pts)a. Pronunciation (.5 x 5 = 2.5 pts)1. C 2. B 3. A 4. A 5. Bb. Stress (.5 x 5 = 2.5 pts)1. B 2. C 3. D 4. B 5. AB. MULTIPLE CHOICE – READING COMPREHENSIONII. READING COMPREHENSIONa. Read the passage and then choose the best answer.William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England on April 23,1564. His mother, Mary Arden, had come from a fairly wealthy family. His father, John, was aglove maker and a leather merchant by trade. He also held the prestigious position of townbailiff in their community. In all, the Shakespeares had eight children, William being the thirdof these children and the first son. Three of William's brothers and sisters died during childhood.Reportedly, Shakespeare did not have an extensive education. He did attend Stratford GrammarSchool, a school for the sons of prominent citizens, although it appears his family may not havepaid for his education due to his father's status as a high-ranking town official. While it is notcertain, it is believed that Shakespeare attended this school from age 7 to 14. The time he spentat this grammar school is assumed to be the only education he received, yet the literary qualityof his works suggests a more advanced education.has contributed to the debateconcerning the authorship of his works.On November 28, 1582, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, a farmer's daughter. ■ A) Annewas twenty-six years old when they married and was pregnant at the time. William was onlyeighteen. ■ B) Their marriage produced three children. ■ C) Shakespeare apparently abandonedhis family and disappeared from 1585 to 1592. ■ D) No records of Shakespeare exist from thisperiod of his life, and they are usually referred to as "the lost years." Some have speculated thathe either became a schoolteacher, a butcher's apprentice, or was running from the law.51 Shakespeare reappeared in London where he arrived with the goal of becoming an actor andplaywright. Evidently, Shakespeareenvy for his talent early on. He even found asponsor to help pay for his services. Shakespeare's work in the theaters came to a halt, however,when the theaters of London closed down due to the plague in January of 1593. This closinginspired Shakespeare and his company to move to the Globe Theater in the Bankside district,across the river from London's city limits.Shakespeare's company, originally called "Lord Chamberlain's Men," changed their name to"The King's Men" after King James took over the throne in 1603. Because Shakespeare workedand performed for royalty, his company became the biggest and most famous acting company inthe area. Consequently, Shakespeare became quite well-to-do as a director, writer, actor, andstockholder in The King's Men.During his time, Shakespeare published and sold his plays in octavo editions. Also known as"penny copies," these were sold to the more literate members of his audience. It is noted that aplaywright had never before enjoyed sufficient acclaim as to see his works published and sold aspopular literature in the midst of his career His 37 plays span the genres of tragedy, comedy,and history. While Shakespeare could not be considered wealthy by London standards, hissuccess did allow him to purchase New House and retire in comfort in Stratford in 1611. e madea will on March 25, 1616, and died, as the legend has it, on his birthday, April 23, 516. He wasburied at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford on April 25th.Shakespeare wrote his own epitaph to avoid the common tendency at the time of a person's gavebeing dug up after several years to accommodate another body."Good Friends, for Jesus' sake forbear,To dig the bones enclosed here!Blest be the man that spares these stones,And curst be he that moves my bones."To this day, no one has disturbed Shakespeare's grave.In 1623, two working companions of Shakespeare from the Lord Chamberlain's Men, JohnHeminges and Henry Condell, printed the First Folio edition of his Collected Works, half ofwhich were previously unpublished. The First Folio also contained Shakespeare's sonnets. Manyargue that William Shakespeare's legacy is a body of work that will never again be paralleled inWestern civilization. His words have endured for 400 years and still reach across the centuriesas powerfully as ever.1. Which of the following could best replace the word "garnered" as used in paragraph 4?A. discouragedB. foundC. attractedD. prevented2. What does "this matter" in paragraph 2 refer to?A. Shakespeare going to a school for prominent familiesB. The surprisingly high quality of Shakespeare's worksC. The uncertainty of whether he attended the grammar schoolD. His father's status as a high ranking town official3. Why does the author mention that Shakespeare's father held the prestigious position of townbailiff in their community?A. To illustrate that his father was also quite talented and accomplishedB. To show Shakespeare was not worried about the getting in trouble with the lawC. To explain how his father could have married his mother, who was wealthyD. To explain why, although not wealthy, Shakespeare did enjoy some privilege4. According to the passage, why did Shakespeare stop performing in London?A. The audience in London did not enjoy his poetic style.B. King James forced him to leave the city in 1595.C. He began selling his own plays to literate audience members.D. All the theaters were closed due to the plague.52 5.According to the passage, why were the years 1585 - 1592 called "the lost years"?A. No records of Shakespeare's life exist from this time.B. Shakespeare was unable to write during this time due to an illness.C. Shakespeare's plays from this period were burned in the Great Fire.D. Shakespeare refused to speak with his wife during these years.6. Which of the sentences below best expresses the essential information in the highlightedsentence in the passage?Incorrect choices change the meaning in important ways or leave out essentialinformation.A. The sale of Shakespeare's plays made him the most popular playwright of all time.B. London audiences were buying more plays then than ever before.C. Shakespeare was the first playwright who was famous enough to sell his plays whilestill producing them.D. Shakespeare's plays played an important role in this rise of literacy in the west.7. All of the following are true EXCEPTA. Shakespeare spent time as a glove maker from 1585 to 1592.B. Shakespeare had three children with his wife.C. Shakespeare's company came to be called "The King's Men."D. Shakespeare is said to have died on his birthday.8. What can be inferred from paragraph 2 about Shakespeare's works?A. Shakespeare must have gone to university at some point to write them.B. Some scholars today doubt that Shakespeare actually wrote them.C. They are viewed as the best example of what one person can accomplish.D. They have never been considered as having been written by just one person.9. Why did Shakespeare write his own epitaph?A. He didn't want his grave to be dug up later.B. He didn't want it to be written by an inferior writer.C. It was the custom at the time to write one's own epitaph.D. To dedicate it to two former actors in Lord Chamberlain's Men.10. Directions: An introductory sentence for a brief summary of the passage is providedbelow. Complete the summary by selecting the THREE answer choices that express themost important ideas in the passage. Some sentences do not belong in the summarybecause they express ideas that are not presented in the passage or are minor ideas in thepassage.First sentence: William Shakespeare lived an interesting and accomplished life and istoday regarded as the greatest English writer the world has ever known.A. Shakespeare was the first playwright to enjoy such wide acclaim as to see his workspublished during his career.B. Shakespeare's acting company was originally called Lord Chamberlain's Men but laterchanged its name to The King's Men.C. Shakespeare's works are timeless and have endured for over 400 years.D. Shakespeare's father was a glove maker and the town bailiff of Stratford-Upon-Avon.E. Although he produced works of high quality, Shakespeare is not believed to have hadan extensive education.F. Shakespeare's works have been translated into more languages than any other volumeof literature, including the Christian Bible.ANSWER:B. READING COMPREHENSIONa. Reading comprehension (1.0 x 10 = 10 pts)1. C 2. B 3. D 4. D 5. A 6. C 7. A8. B9. A10. A, C, EC. MULTIPLE CHOICE – READING COMPREHENSION53 b. Read the passage. Decide whether the statements below are true or false (T/F) by referringto the information in the text.Types Of Memory[1] As mentioned previously, one of the most important characteristics of a computer is itscapability of storing information in its memory long enough to process it. Not all computers havethe same type of memory. In this section, three types of memory will be discussed; core memory,semiconductor memory (or chip), and bubble memory.[2] The memory of the first computers was made up of a kind of grid of fine vertical and horizontalwires. At each intersection where the wires crossed, there was a small ferrite ring called a core(hence the name "core memory") which was capable of being either magnetized ordemagnetized. Every intersection had its unique address; consequently, when an electricalcurrent was passed through the wires, the magnetized as well as the unmagnetized cores wereidentified by their respective addresses. Each core represented a binary digit of either 0 or 1,depending on its state. Early computers had a capacity of around 80,000 bits; whereas now, it isnot surprising to hear about computers with a memory capacity of millions of bits. This has beenmade possible by the advent of transistors and by the advances in the manufacture of miniaturizedcircuitry. As the result, mainframes have been reduced in both size and cost.Throughoutthe19508, 1960s and up to the mid-19708, core memory dominated the market.[3] In the 1970s, there was a further development which revolutionized the computer field. This wasthe ability to etch thousands of integrated circuits onto a tiny piece (chip) of silicon, which is anon-metallic element with semiconductor characteristics. Chips have thousands of identicalcircuits, each one capable of storing one bit. Because of the very small size of the chip, andconsequently of the circuits etched on it, electrical signals do not have to travel far; hence, theyare transmitted faster. Moreover, the size of the components containing the circuitry can beconsiderably reduced, a step which has led to the introduction of both minis and micros. As a result,computers have become smaller, faster, and cheaper. There is one problem with semiconductormemory, however, when power is removed, information in the memory is lostunlike core memory,which is capable of retaining information during a power failure.[4] Another development in the field of computer memories is bubble memory. The conceptconsists of creating a thin film of metallic alloys over the memory board. When this film ismagnetized, it produces magnetic bubbles, the presence, or absence of which represents one bitof information. These bubbles are extremely tiny, about 0.1 micrometer in diameter. Therefore,a magnetic bubble memory can store information at a greater density than existing memories,which makes it suitable for micros. Bubble memories are not expensive, consume little power,are small in size, and are highly reliable. There is probably a lot more to learn about them, andresearch in this field continues.1. The most important function of a computer is to hold information in its memory in order toprocess it.2. Minicomputers, microcomputers, and mainframes all have the same kind of memory.3. Semiconductor memory was developed before core memory and after bubble memory.4. Core memory uses small metal rings which can be magnetized or unmagnified.5. The state of the core can be represented by either 0 or 1.6. Early computer memories had less storage capacity than newer ones.7. A transistor and a chip are the same kind of device.8. The development of chips made it possible (or minicomputers and microcomputers) to beinvented.9. Bubble memory is smaller than a chip.10. Bubble memory doesn't have very many advantages.B. READING COMPREHENSIONb. Reading comprehension (1.0 x 10 = 10 pts)1. T 2. T 3. F 4. T 5. T 6. T 7. F8. T9. T10. F54 A. MULTIPLE CHOICE – READING COMPREHENSIONIII. Guided cloze test: Read the text and then choose the correct answer to fill in the gap.Sir,Recent letters in your columns about insurance companies prompt me to cite this example. Somemonths ago a car (1) …………to my daughter was (2) …………from outside her house in Birmingham.As a doctor in daily need of her car, she was surprised when her insurers said she would have to waitsix weeks for (3) ………… .To her annoyance they managed, by all kinds of procrastination, to drag this out to three months; andthen only after a (4) …………of lengthy, rather unpleasant phone calls would they pay a penny.My daughter was then (5) …………to find that there would be no refund, or no extension of theperiod of insurance, to cover the three months lost. A full premium (no (6) …………sum for (7)…………cover in Birmingham), had to be paid for a quarter of a year, when no coverwas(8)…………at all.Surely this is another example of the way insurance companies (9) …………money, perhaps legallybut to my mind immorally, which gives them such a bad image. If any of your readers know of a way(10) ………… this difficulty, I would welcome their advice.Yours faithfully,R.R.E. Potter1. A. owningB. pertainingC. trustedD. belonging2. A. stolenB. robbedC. nickedD. broken3. A. retributionB. premiumC. compensationD. payment4. A. numberB. rangeC. lotsD. heap5. A. appalledB. intimidatedC. shockingD. impressed6. A. littleB. badC. lesserD. mean7. A. completeB. integralC. comprehensibleD. comprehensive8. A. doneB. madeC. providedD. affected9. A. obtainB. extortC. earnD. win10. A. withB. roundC. aboutD. avoidingANSWERIII. (1.0 X 10 = 10 pts)1. D 2. A 3. C 4. A5. A6. D7. D8. C9. A10. BB. WRITTEN TESTI. Put the verbs in parentheses in the correct tenses. Add a suitable modal verb or anequivalent where necessary.I (1. become) ………… Managing Director five years ago when I (2. work) ………… as anassistant to the predecessor. I (3. ever, be) ………… Personnel Manager for three years and (4. join)………… the firm in 1970, so I (5. be) ………… here for fifteen years.I (6. work) ………… in an office on the top floor where I (7. just, meet) ………… an importantcustomer. I (8. retire) ………… in five years. I think I (9. go) ………… and live in the country. I (10.be) ………… with the firm for twenty years by then.I (11. be) ………… still working at eight o' clock yesterday evening. I (12. work) ………… sinceearly morning. We (13. work) ………… very hard at the office lately as we (14. negotiate) …………an important contract.Tomorrow I (15. fly) ………… to Milan. It (16. still, rain) ………… like this when I (17. get)………… back, I (18. wonder) …………? I hope not, because I (19. take) ………… a few days off assoon as I can. I (20. work) ………… non-stop for over three weeks.ANSWERI. Tenses & forms (.5 x 20 = 10 pts)1. became2. was working3. had ever been5. have been 6. work7. have just met9. will/shall go 10. will/shall have been 11. was13. have been working 14. are negotiating 15. am flying4. joined/had joined8. retire12. had been working16. will still be raining55 17. get18. wonder19. am going to take 20. will have been workingB. WRITTEN TESTII. Fill in the blank with a suitable preposition or an adverbial particle.Sir James succeeded (1) …………the hereditary title in 1969. His father died (2) …………injuriesreceived in a road accident. Although Sir James takes pride (3) …………his ancestry, he's no snob.Sheila's very strict (4) …………the children in her class. She's particularly strict (5)…………punctuality. However, her relationship (6) …………the children is a happy one.Hello, John. Good to see you. Come in for a few minutes and sit down. I suppose you want to seeJane. She’s upstairs but she will soon be (7) ………… in a few minutes. In fact you are lucky to findher (8) ………… as she’s just dressing herself (9) …………to go out with her friend. Anyway, I amglad you called (10) ………… because I’d like to talk to you.11. My French isn’t very good but it’s enough to get ………… .12. Business has fallen …………a lot lately: turnover is down 15% last year.13. The old man told me to give …………from his daughter, but I just had to see her again.14. Why is that man hanging …………outside our house? Do you think he’s a burglar?15. It was not going to be easy to explain …………the lipstick which his wife had found on hiscollar.16. He is now …………the head of his class.17. Don’t lean …………the stove.18. You will have to wait here Thursday.19. His face is familiar …………me.20. This soup tastes …………iodine.ANSWERII. Preposition & adverbial particle(1.0 x 10 = 10 pts)1. to 2. from 3. in4. with 5. about 6. with 7. down 8. in 9. up11. by 12. off 13. in 14. about 15. away 16. at 17. against 18. till/until10. in19. to 20. ofB. WRITTEN TESTI. WORD FORM: Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word at the end of the sentence.1. Eddie just can't stop working and relax any more, he's turning into a real ……………….WORK2. ………………. people are often critical and sarcastic. CONTENT3. Tests have shown that people's blood pressure goes up when they are in red colored……………….SURROUND4. Insecure people often do things just to avoid other people's ……………….APPROVE5. Most of us think we have a rational and well-balanced ………………. on life. LOOK6. There has been a ………………. increase in recovery from leukemia in the last 30 years.MIRACLE7. Faulty electrical ………………. are a relatively common cause of fires in offices, factories andhotels. APPLY8. Without color dyes people would find a lot of processed food rather ……………….APPETITE9. Because he said so little in meetings, his colleagues thought he was ………………. to his work,but actually he was just timid. COMMIT10.Some hardwood is produced on ………………. so that naturalforests are not destroyed. PLANTANSWERI. Word form (1.0 x 10 = 10.0 pts)1. workaholic 2. discontented3. surroundings4. disapproval5. Outlook6. miraculous 7. appliances 8. unappetizing56 9. uncommitted10. plantationsB. WRITTEN TESTII. Read the text and then fill in the blank with the correct form of the word chosen from thebox.ableignoreaccuracyknowbelieveloafconfidethreeexpressunderstandSeven-year-olds fail testA study by the National Foundation for Educational Research of 3400 seven-year-old pupils showsan (1) ………….of basic math and English which is simply (2) …………. . The results, which werepublished recently, show that one in seven children lack basic (3) ………….of math and cannot even dosimple multiplication, such as 5 x 5. The results also show that a (4) ………….of the children in thisage group cannot count up to 100 and do not know what (5) ………….such as half and a quarter, referto. Moreover, only half of the children had any (6) ………….of the decimal system for money and onlyone in thirty could (7) ………….read the temperature on a thermometer. Finally, only one in sevencould say what the cost of three 50p (8) ………….is.As regards English, more than a quarter have not learnt to read with any (9) ………….and haveproblems with the alphabet; meanwhile another 25% are (10) ………….to spell easy words, like can,man and hot.ANSWERII. Word form (1.0 x 10 = 10.0 pts)1. ignorance 2. unbelievable3. knowledge6. understanding 7. accurately8. loaves4. third5. expressions9. confidence 10. unableB. WRITTEN TESTIV. There are 10 errors in the paragraph. Find and correct them. Some lines have more than onemistake.BODY LANGUAGEBody language imparts meaning with the use of words. It is the type of non-verbal communication.There are certain recognized distinctions like types of body language: voluntary/involuntary anduniversal/cultural. The first distinction is often fuzzy in instance, a smile can be voluntary orinvoluntary. However, with the second distinction, smiles aren’t universal. They are interpreting thesame across all cultures. Nodding and head shaking, however, are cultural. In Turkey, the former isreplaced by raising the eyebrows. It was thought that body language has its roots in animalcommunication. However, great apes raised in captivity are quite proficient for reading human bodylanguage.ANSWERIV. Error correction (1.0 x 10 = 10 pts)L1: 1. with (the)→ without2. the (type)→aL2: 3. like (types)→ betweenL3: 4. in (stance)→ forL4: 5. with (the)→ by6. aren’t (universal) → areL5: 7. interpreting (the) → interpretedL6: 8. was (thought)→ isL7: 9. However→ Indeed10. for (reading)→ at57 B. WRITTEN TESTV. Fill in the blank with ONE suitable word.A.CommunicationThroughout our lives, right from the moment when (1) ………….infants we cry to express hunger,we are engaging in social interaction of one form or another. Each and every time we encounter (2)………….human beings, some kind of social interaction will take place, (3) ………….it's getting on abus and paying the fare for the journey, or socializing with friends. It goes without saying, therefore,that we need the ability to communicate. Without some method of transmitting intentions, we would be(4) ………….a complete loss when it came to interacting socially.Communication involves the exchange of (5) …………., which can be anything from a gesture to afriend (6) ………….boredom to the presentation of a university thesis which may (7) ………….ever beread by a handful of others, or it could be something in (8) ………….the two. Our highly developedlanguages set us apart from animals. (9) ………….for these languages, we could not communicatesophisticated or abstract ideas. Nor could we talk or write about people or objects not immediatelypresent. (10) ………….we restricted to discussing objects already present, we would be unable to makeabstract generalizations about the world.ANSWERV. (0.5 x 20 = 10.0 pts)A.1. as2. fellow6. signaling 7. only3. whether8. between4. at9. but5. information10. WereB. WRITTEN TESTV. Fill in the blank with ONE suitable word.BScientists are still curious about the effects of the oceanographic phenomenon called El Nino, which(1) …………. in the south-west Pacific Ocean. There is no doubt, however, about the reason for itsoccurrence. Every few years, a rise in surface temperatures (2) …………. to a temporary decrease intrade winds makes sea levels rise, and waves head north-east up the coast of South America. El Nino isnoted (3) ………….its effect on local climates, but recent research has shown that it is also (4)………….for wider atmospheric changes, resulting, for example, (5) ………….temporary drought inthe Sahel or failure of the maize harvest in Zimbabwe.Now scientists involved in oceanographic research are working on a new theory, that El Nino canproduce changes (6) ………….ocean patterns that may last for decades. Computers at the NavalResearch Laboratory in Mississippi, fed with the latest satellite (7) ………….on sea temperatures andwave heights, show that the giant waves that roll across the Pacific may be the result of a previous ElNino, which will (8) …………. to affect the circulation of the North Pacific for years to come.The 1982 El Nino, the strongest of the 20th century, is (9) ………….of causing the flooding of theMississippi basin in 1993, with the loss of life and serious (10) ………….to crops and property thatresulted.ANSWERB. (0.5 x 20 = 10.0 pts)1. occurs2. due3. for6. in7. information 8. continue4. responsible 5. in9. suspected 10. damageB. WRITTEN TESTVI. Finish the second sentence without changing the meaning by using the words given at thebeginning or one word at the end of the sentence.1. Just after solving one problem, I was faced with another.Hardly ………………………………………………………58 2. Getting specialized qualification will benefit you.It will be in …………………………………………………3. We have to repay the loan, now that we have promised to.We are.………………………………………………………4. ‘Oh, just a minute, was it Leonardo or Michelangelo who painted the Mona Lisa?’He couldn’t remember ………………………………………..5. The company will well make a profit next year.I wouldn’t be surprised …………………………………………6. Don’t forget to contact me if you come here.Don’t forget to get ..…………………………………………….7. The defense contributed enormously to the team's success. MADE………… …………………………………………………………8. I don’t agree with prohibiting smoking in bars. FAVOR…………………………………………………………………..9. Chess is much more skilful game than backgammon. DEAL…………………………………………………………………..10. I was just about to leave the house when I heard the phone ring. VERGE…………………………………………………………………………..ANSWERVI. Sentence transformation (2.0 x 10 = 20.0 pts)1. Hardly had I solved one problem than I was faced with another.2. It is/will be in your interests to get/that you get a specialized qualification.3. We are obliged to repay the loan. / We are committed to repaying the loan.4. He couldn’t remember if it was Leonardo or Michelangelo who (had) painted the Mona Lisa?5. I wouldn’t be surprised if the company made a profit next year.6. Don’t forget to get in touch with me if you come here.7. The defense made an enormous contribution to the team's success.8. I’m not in favor of prohibiting smoking in bars.9. Playing chess requires a good/great deal more skill than playing chess.10. I was on the verge of leaving/going out of the house when I heard the phone ring.59 Së GD - §T B¾c GiangTr−êng THPT T©n Yªn 2§Ò thi häc sinh giái cÊp tr−êngn¨m häc 20072007-2008M«n: TiÕng AnhAnh-Líp 10Thêi gian lµm bµi: 150 phót (kh«ng kÓ thêigian giao ®Ò)Chó ý:ý - Häc sinh lµm bµi trùc tiÕp vµo ®Ò thi.- §Ò thi gåm 05 trang. Häc sinh kh«ng ®−îc sö dông bÊt cø tµiliÖu nµo kÓ c¶ tõ ®iÓn hay b¶ng ®éng tõ bÊtbÊt quy t¾c.Hä vµ tªn:..................................................Líp :....................:Sè b¸o danh:...................................................danh:§iÓm: ...................PhÇn I:I: PhoneticsChän mét tõ mµ phÇnphÇn g¹ch ch©n cã c¸ch ph¸t ©m kh¸c nh÷ng tõ cßnl¹i. X¸c ®Þnh c©u tr¶ lêi b»ng c¸ch khoanh trßn ®¸p ¸n A, B, C hay D(10®)1. A. saysB. decayC. clayD. day2. A. sportB. doctorC. wrongD. boss3. A. fourB. sportC. sockD. walking4. A. schoolB. noonC. cookD. foodB. tinyC. hiddenD. forbid5. A. pity6. A. sugarB. schoolC. sunnyD. seafood7. A. brochureB. chemistC. Christmas D. character8. A. talkedB. arrivedC. missedD. watchedB. daughterC. subtractD. walk9. A. talk10. A. playsB. cleansC. speaksD. understandsPhÇn II:II: vocabulary and grammarBµiBµi 1: Chän mét ®¸p ¸n ®óng nhÊt ®Ó hoµn thµnh mçi c©u sau. X¸c®Þnh c©u tr¶ lêi b»ng c¸ch khoanh trßn ®¸p ¸n A, B, C hay D (30®)11. The ......... need help from the richA. richB. youngC. poorD. injured12. She didn’t ......... to cry when she was small.A. useB. usedC. usesD. using13. The .............. can’t talk with people.A. deafB. blindC. injuredD. dumb14. This is the book, .......... is very interesting.A. whichB. whoC. whomD. when15. Tomorrow Mai and I ............ to Ha noi.A. are goingB. am goingC. is goingD. will go16. She looks different. Has she ......... her hair cut?A. haveB. hasC. hadD. having17. My mother is a doctor .......... works in Tan Yen hospital.A. whoB. whichC. whomD. when18. His homework has been ............A. doB. didC. doingD. done19. Manh has passed his exams, ........... is good news.A. whoB. whereC. whyD. which20. Next week my class is going for a ............ in Ha Long Bay.A. tourB. tripC. excursionD. travel21. My class decided ............. the zoo.A. visitB. to visitC. visitedD. visiting22. Hung practises .......... English everyday.A. speakingB. speakC. spokeD. speaks60 23. I don’t like......................water. I prefer fruit juice.A. theB. aC. anyD. some24. ..........................you swim? – Yes, I learned how to swim when I was seven.A. canB. able toC. mustD. when25. If he .........................her, she could have had an accident.A. didn’t warn B. hadn’t warned C. warnedD. doesn’t warn26. Julia had a great holiday. She enjoyed..........................A. oneselfB. himselfC. myselfD. herself27. We tried a lot of hotels, but ..................of them had any free rooms.A. neitherB. noneC. noD. not28. Ann is very busy these days. She has ..................free time.A. a littleB. littleC. a fewD. few29. If I ...................you, I wouldn’t talk to him any more.A. beB. amC. wasD. were30. He was unwilling to explain the reason ..................his absence.A. forB. whyC. ofD. that31. Give me a word.........................with “S”.A. beginsB. beganC. beginD. beginning32. It’s not worth ......................out now. It is much too late.A. to goB. it goC. goingD. it going33. It’s at least a month since ...................................John.A. I last seeing B. I have last been C. I last seeD. I last saw34. They invited ........................dinner with them.A. us for having B. us to haveC. that we haveD. our having35. He dislikes to .....................the crossword puzzle in the newspaper every day.A. fillB. makeC. doD. answer36. ........................me to phone them before I go out.A. MentionB. MakeC. RememberD. Remind37. Music can express one's anger, love, hate and ................A. friendnessB. friendlyC. friendshipD. friends38. How long ago ......... Minh?A. did you see B. seeC. have you seen D. you saw39. Let's get her ............. us some water.A. bringB. bringsC. to bringD. bringing40. I have just bought ............... interesting book.A. someB. theC. aD. anBµi 2: Chia ®éng tõ trong ngoÆc ë thêi vµ thÓ thÝch hîp råi ®iÒn vµochç trèng ë trong mçi c©u d−íi ®©y (10 ®iÓm).41. Water .............................at 100o C.(boil)42. Let’s go for a walk. It ................................raining 2 hours ago.(stop)43. Normally my sister ............................work at 5 p.m.(finish)44. ..............................you..............................any good film lately?(see)45. I .............................Tom and Nancy a few days ago.(meet)46. Jane .........................for me when I arrived.(wait)47. Grandpa.........................to the radio in the living-room now.(listen)48. At 8 o’clock yesterday evening, I .......................dinner with(have)some of my old friends.49. This is a big factory. Five hundred people .........................here.(employ)50.The letter.........................a week ago and it.....................yesterday (post, arrive)Bµi 3: Cho d¹ng ®óng cña nh÷ng tõ ë cuèi mçi c©u (10 ®iÓm).51. What is the ......................................of this tower, please?(high)52. The whole country is trying to get rid of .......................(poor)53. They are looking for the ..................................to the problem.(solve)61 54. We should .................................this road for better use.55. During the past years computers have ................................our life.56. It is much more ............................to buy that car.57. A true ............................lasts throughout life.58. The house is big but it is very ..................................to live in.59. He is ........... because he misses his parents.60. His ................................has been considered.(wide)(revolution)(economy)(friend)(comfortable)(happy)(explain)PhÇn iII:iII: reading§äc ®o¹n v¨n sau råi chän ®¸p ¸n ®óng ®Ó ®iÒn vµo mçi kho¶ng trèng(10 ®)The 1990s .. (61) .. great changes in the way people communicate. People could …(62)… mailwithout going to the post office, and go ….(63)… without leaving home. The cause of this great changewas the Internet.The idea for the Internet … (64) ….in the early 1960s in the United States. The Department ofDefence wanted …. (65) …., their computers together to share private information. In 1969, the ARPAnet, ….(66)….. was an early form of the Internet, first connected computers at 4 American Universities.In 1972, scientists ….(67)…. ARPA net with the world. They created a way to send person – to personmessages using ARPA net. This was the beginning of email.In the 1990s, two important things happened: the birth of the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1991and the creation of the first web browser … (68) …. . 1993. The web made it easier to find … (69) ….on the Internet, and to move from place to place using links.Nowadays, computers are an important part of our lives and are changing how we learn, work,shop and …..(70)…...61.62.63.64.65.66.67.68.69.70.A.A.A.A.A.A.A.A.A.A.seessendshoppingbeginsto connectingwhomsharedduringinformationcommunicatingB.B.B.B.B.B.B.B.B.B.sawto sendto shoppingbeginningconnectwhowas sharingoninformto communicatingC.C.C.C.C.C.C.C.C.C.has seensendingshopbeganconnectingwhichhad sharedatinformativecommunicateD.D.D.D.D.D.D.D.D.D.was seeingsentshoppedhad begunto connectthathave sharedininformalto communicatePhÇn iv:iv: writingBµi 1:1: T×m lçi trong nh÷ng c©u sau b»ng c¸ch khoanh trßn A, B, Chay D (10®)71. I am very please that we should meet again soon.ABCD72. Peter introduced Mai with some of his friends in London.ABCD73. The police stopped everybody enter the house.ABCD74. The pilot and the crew divided the life preserves between twenty frantic passengers.ABCD75. Standing among so many strangers, the frightened child began to sob uncontrollable.ABCD76. Tom keeps to study hard because he intends to go to dental school.ABCD62 77. When the bell rang, the students have left the class.ABCD78. The government has decided voting on the resolution now rather than next month.ABCD79. I don’t recommend to eat in that restaurant. Its food is awful.ABCD80. One of the primary cause of road accidents is driving after drinking.ABCDBµi 2: H·y viÕt l¹i nh÷ng c©u sau ®©y mµ kh«ng thay ®æi nghÜa cñac©u, b¾t ®Çu b»ng côm tõ cho s½n (10 ®iÓm).81. I started learning English 5 years ago.=> I have .............................................................................................................82. This is the first time I’ve ever been to Hanoi.=> I have never ......................................................................................................83. The last time I saw him was in 1995.=> I haven’t ...........................................................................................................84. Harry left before we reached the hotel.=> By the time .......................................................................................................85. We haven’t seen Ann for years.=> It’s years ...........................................................................................................86. School uniform must be worn at all times by young pupils.=> Young pupils ...................................................................................................87. That school has four hundred pupils.=> There ...............................................................................................................88. The map was so old that I could not read it.=> It was such ......................................................................................................89. It is against the rules to park your car here.=> You are..............................................................................................................90. He didn’t hurry, so he missed the train.=> If ......................................................................................................................Bµi 3: §æi nh÷ng c©u sau ®©y sang d¹ng bÞ ®éng (10 ®iÓm).91. My grandfather built this house in 1950.=> ...............................................................................................................................92. You should clean the room every day.=> ...........................................................................................................................93. People advised us not to go out alone.=> ...............................................................................................................................94. Tom gave me an apple.=> ...............................................................................................................................95. I will never read this book.=> ..............................................................................................................................96. They are fixing the drain in the bathroom.=> ................................................................................................................................97. People speak English all over the world.=> .............................................................................................................................98. What have they done?=> .............................................................................................................................99. You must answer all the questions on the paper.=> ...............................................................................................................................100. He still remembers that his father took him to the zoo every Sunday.=> ............................................................................................................................Good luck to all of you!63 KEYPhần I: Phonetics123456789AACCBAABCPhần II: vocabulary and grammarBài 1:11 C21B31D12 A22A32C13 D23C33D14 A24A34B15 A25B35C16 C26D36D17 A27B37C18 D28B38A19 D29D39C20 B30A40D2: 41. boils46. was waiting42. stopped47. is listening43. inishes48. was having44. have.............seen4 9. are employed45. met50. was posted, arrived3: 51. height56. economical52. poverty57. friendship53. solution58. uncomfortable54. widen59. hardship55. revolutionized60. explanationIII: reading61626364656676869BAACDCADAIV: writing1:717273747576777879BBDCDACBB2: 81. I have learned/ have been learning English for five years (now).8 2. I have never been to Hanoi before.8 3. I haven’t seen him since 1995.84. By the time we reached the hotel Harry had left.85. It’s years since we last saw Ann.86. Young pupils must wear school uniform all the time/at all times.87. There are four hundred pupils in that school.88. It was such an old map that I couldn’t read it.89. You are parking your car against the rules/ you are not allowed to park your car here.90. If he had hurried, he wouldn’t have missed the train.Bµi 3: 91. This house was built (by grandfather)in 1950.92. Your room should be cleaned every day.93. We were advised not to go out alone.94. I was given an apple/ an apple was given to me.95. This book will never be read.96. The drain in the bathroom is being fixed.97. English is spoken all over the world.98. What has been done?99. All the questions must be answered on the paper.100. He still remembers that he was taken to the zoo every Sunday (by his father).10C70C80B64 SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO QUẢNG NAMTRƯỜNG THPT CHUYÊN NGUYỄN BỈNH KHIÊMKỲ THI OLYMPIC TRUYỀN THỐNG 30 - 4 LẦN THỨ 15ĐỀ THI ĐỀ NGHỊ MÔN: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 10MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONSI. Phonology (5ms)A. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others1. A. parachuteB. champagneC. chivalryD. churchgoer2. A. inflexibleB. elegantC. experimentD. recollection3. A. breakfastB. alreadyC. feasibleD. heather4. A. resignB. resoundC. resonantD. resource5. A. clearedB.hatredC. sacredD. wickedB. Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the others in each group. Circle A,B, C or D to indicate the correct answer.6. A. development B. competitive C. immediate D. sympathetic7. A. vocationalB. employerC. minorityD. reasonable8. A. analysis B. destination C. presidentia D. apprehension9. A. explorationB. facilitiesC. scientificD. educational10. A. temperatureB. acquaintanceC. photographyD. distinctiveKEY:12DD3C4D5A6D7D8A9B10AII. Reading comprehension (20ms)Read the passages and choose the best answerPassage AAs Christmas evolved in the United States, new customs were adopted and many old ones werereworked. The legend of Santa Claus, for example, had origins in Europe and was brought by Dutchsettlers to New York in the early 18th century. Traditionally, Santa Claus – from the Dutch Sinter Klaas– was depicted as a tall, dignified, religious figure riding a white horse through the air. Known as SaintNicholas in Germany, he was usually accompanied by Black Peter, an elf who punished disobedientchildren. In North America he eventually developed into a fat, jolly old gentleman who had neither thereligious attributes of Saint Nicholas nor the strict disciplinarian character of Black Peter.Santa’s transformation began in 1823, when a New York newspaper published the poem A Visitfrom Saint Nicholas, which Clement Clark Moore had written to amuse his daughter. The poemintroduced many Americans to the story of a kindly saint who flew over housetops in a reindeer-drawnsleigh. Portraits and drawings of Santa Claus by American illustrator Thomas Nast further strengthenedthe legend during the second half of the 19th century. Living at the North Pole and assisted by elves, themodern Santa produced and delivered toys to all good children. By the late 19th century he had becomesuch a prominent figure of American folklore that in 1897, when Virginia O’Hanlon wrote to the NewYork Sun newspaper asking if Santa was real, she received a direct answer: “Yes, Virginia, there is aSanta Claus”.1. Who brought the legend of Santa Claus to the USA according to the passage?A. Sinter KlaasB. Saint NicholasC. A GermanD. Dutch settlers2. Santa Claus was traditionally described as aA. tall man who could walk through the air65 3.4.5.6.7.8.9.B. fat, jolly, old manC. religious figureD. fat man riding a white horseSanta Claus in North America was depicted asA. a man with the strict disciplinarian character of Black PeterB. a good old man with less religious characterC. one with religious attributes of Saint NicholasD. a jolly man on horsebackWho was Black Peter?A. an elf accompanying Saint NicholasB. an elf who rode a white horseC. one of the disobedient childrenD. a popular traditional figureWhat word is closest in meaning to attributes?A. symbols of a personB. natural qualitiesC. effectsD. outer appearanceWhere did the legend of Santa Claus come from?A. the North PoleB. EuropeC. North AmericaD. the City of New York1823 was mentioned as a year whenA. Clement Clark Moore wrote his first poemB. Clement Clark Moore’s poem made him popularC. Saint Nicholas visited New YorkD. the image of Santa Claus was transformedAccording to Clement Clark Moore’s poemA. Santa Claus had nothing different in appearance from the traditional oneB. Santa Claus had wings and could flyC. Santa Claus liked poetryD. Santa Claus was a kindly saint who flew over housetops in a sleighThe answer Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus is an illustration for the fact thatA. the New York Sun was popular with childrenB. Santa Claus was a prominent figure at that timeC. newspapers are unreliableD. Virginia O’Hanlon was a reader of the New York Sun10. Which of the following statements is TRUE?A. Santa Claus was an imaginary old man created by artists based on traditional figuresB. Living in the North Pole, Santa Claus visited children at ChristmasC. Santa Claus was a real figure living in northern AmericaD. Santa Claus was a story based on Saint Nicholas and Black PeterKEY: 1. D2.C3. B4. A5. B6. B7D8D9. B10. APassage BAlfred Bernhard Nobel, a Swedish inventor and philanthropist, bequeathed most of his vast fortunein trust as a fund from which annual prizes could be awarded to individuals and organizations who hadachieved the greatest benefit to humanity in a particular year. Originally, there were six classificationsfor outstanding contributions designated in Nobel’s will, including chemistry, physics, physiology ormedicine, literature and international peace.The prizes are administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm. In 1969, a prize for economicsendowed by the Central Bank of Sweden was added. Candidates for the prizes must be nominated inwriting a qualified authority in the filed of competition. Recipients in physics, chemistry, andeconomics are selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; and physiology or medicine by theCaroline Institute; in literature by the Swedish Academy; and in peace by the Norwegian Nobel66 Committee appointed by Norway’s parliament. The prizes are usually in Stockholm on December 10,with the King of Sweden officiating, an appropriate tribute Alfred Nobel on the anniversary of hisdeath. Each one includes a gold medal, a diploma, and a cash award of about one million dollars.1: What does this passage mainly discuss?A. The Nobel prizesB. Alfred Bernhard NobelC. Swedish philanthropyD. Great contributions to mankind2: Why were the prizes named for Alfred Bernhard Nobel?A. He won the first Nobel prize for his work in philanthropyB. He is now living in SwedenC. He left money in his will to establish a fund for the prizesD. He serves as chairman of the committee to choose the recipients3: How often are the Nobel prizes awarded?A. Five times a yearB. Once every two yearsC. Once a yearD. Twice a year4: The word “outstanding” in line 3 most closely means _______.A. recentB. exceptionalC. unusualD. established5: The word “will” in line 4 could best be replaced by _____.A. Nobel’s wishesB. a legal documentC. a future intention D. a free choice6: A Nobel prize would NOT be given to _______.A. an author who wrote a novelB. a doctor who discovered a vaccineC. a diplomat who negotiated a peaceD. a composer who wrote a symphony7: The word “one” in paragraph 2 refers to _____.A. tributeB. anniversaryC. candidateD. prize8: The word “appropriate” in the passage most closely means _______.A. prestigiousB. suitableC. customaryD. transitory9: Which individual or organization serves as administrator for the trust?A. The King of SwedenB. The Nobel FoundationC. The Central Bank of SwedenD. Swedish and Norwegian academies and institutes10: Why are the awards presented on December 10?A. It is a tribute to the King of Sweden.B. Alfred Bernhard Nobel died on that day.C. That date was established in Alfred Nobel’s will.D. The Central Bank of Sweden administers the trustKEY:12AC3C4B5B6D7D8B9B10BIII. Guided cloze testChoose the best word that fits each gap of the passage. (10ms)National Health Service (NHS) (1) ________ ambulances are available and free for cases ofsudden (2) ________ or collapse, for accidents and for doctors’ urgent call. Special (3) _________services, such as free dental treatment and (4) _______ and immunization of children against certain (5)________ diseases, are provided under the NHS to safeguard the health of (6) _______ women andyoung children. Free family planning advice and (7) ________ is available from general practices (GPs)and family planning clinics. Nation-wide screening programmes for breast canner and cervical cancerare available to the most (8) _______ age groups among women. Improvements in the provision and (9)67 ________ of cancer services are a major priority. The blood (10) _______ services collect over 2.5million donations a year from voluntary unpaid donors.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.KEY: 1. BA. emergentA. illnessA. preventA. vaccineA. infectA. pregnanA. treatA. unsuspectingA. availA. transfuse2. A3. CB. emergency C. urgentD. urgencyB. diseaseC. painD. soreB. preventing C. preventive D. preventionB. vaccinate C. vaccinating D. vaccinationB. infectingC. infectionD. infectiousB. pregnancy C. expecting D. expectantB. treatment C. treatingD. maltreatmentB. susceptible C. susceptibilityD. susceptiblyB. availableC. availability D. unavailableB. transfused C. transfusing D. transfusion4. D5. D6. A7. B8. B9. C10. DWRITTEN TESTSI.Verb tensesChoose the correct verb tense for each gap of the passage. (10ms)This time last year I (1) ______ in the rain along a country road in France with a friend of mine. We (2)_____ to go on a cycling holiday in Normandy. Neither of us (3) ______ to France before, but we (4)_____ some French from our time at school and we (5) _____ to brush up on the basics. Now we (6)_____ if we (7) _____ the right decision. We (8) _____ our route carefully in advance, but we (9)______ one important thing, the weather. It (10) _____ solidly since our arrival and that night we (11)______ sleeping in the waiting room at a railway station. Then the next morning as we (12) ______down a steep hill my bike (13) _____ on the wet road and I (14) ______. I (15) ______ immediatelythat I (16) ______ my arm, and after a visit to the local hospital I (17) ______ the next train to Calaisfor the ferry home. Unfortunately my parents (18) ______ me home for a fortnight, and (19) _____away on holiday. So I (20) _____ a miserable couple of weeks alone, reading Teach Yourself French.1. A. cycledB. was cycling2. A. decidedB. have decided3. A. have been B. had been4. A. knowB. knew5. A. managed B. have managed6. A. wonderB. are wondering7. A. makeB. made8. A. plannedB. have planned9. A. forgotB. had forgotten10. A. has rained B. has been raining11. A. ended up B. had ended up12. A. rodeB. were riding13. A. skiddedB. was skidded14. A. fell offB. was falling off15. A. realizeB. have realized16. A. brokeB. have broken17. A. caughtB. have caught18. A. didn’t expectC. haven’t expected19. A. wentB. had gone20. A. spentB was spendingC. had cycledC. had decidedC. wentC. have knownC. would manageC. will wonderC. have madeC. had plannedC. have forgottenC. was rainingC. have ended upC. had riddenC. was skiddingC. was fallen offC. realizedC. had brokenC. had caughtB. weren’t expectingD. hadn’t expectedC. were goingC. have spentD. had been cyclingD. had been decidingD. was goingD. had knownD. had managedD. were wonderingD. had madeD. had been planningD. were forgettingD. had rainedD. would end upD. had been ridingD. was being skiddedD. had fallen offD. had realizedD. had been breakingD. would catchD. have goneD. have been spendingKEY:68 1. B11. AII.2. C 3. B 4. B 5. D 6. D 7. D 8. C 9. B 10. D12. B 13. A 14. A 15. C 16. C 17. A 18. B 19. B 20. APrepositions and phrasal verbs (10ms)Choose the correct preposition/ particle for each gap of the passage.The Moscow metro system is over sixty years old. Sometimes called “the people’s undergroundpalace”, it has stood (1) ____ well to the passing of time. It carries nine million passengers a day at anaverage speed of 42 kilometers per hour, and now, even though it has run (2) ____ of money, it stilloffers impressive examples of past splendor. Tourists from all over the world come to look at thestations lined with granite and marble and decorated with mosaics and chandeliers. Some of the nameshave changed: for example, Marx Prospekt has turned (3) ____ Hunter’s Row. Some Muscovites find ithard to take (4) ___ the changes, but they are justly proud of their underground and want to look (5)____ it. Recently a strike was threatened, to force the government to invest in the system. The plancame (6) ____, and so a new line and new stations will be built.The Moscow metro stands (7) ____ among its international competitors for being almost completelyfree of advertising. Although that will change soon, transport managers have promised to see (8) ____ itthat any advertising will be done tastefully. Wherever you go in the world, you won’t come (9) ____ agrander or more impressive underground system. Whether you’re a local, seeing your friends (10) ____or traveling to work, or a tourist, visiting Moscow for the first time, spare a moment to appreciate theworks of art all around you, before going on with your journey.1. A. up2. A. away3. A. back4. A. up5. A. round6. A. off7. A. over8. A. through9. A. up10. A. forwardB. outB. downB. intoB. downB. intoB. outC. upB. outB. toB. outB. offC. byD. inC. upC. outD outD. againstC. inD. onC. forD. afterD. inC. upD. forC. offD. roundC. acrossD. toC. outD. awayKEY: 1.C; 2.A; 3.A; 4.D; 5.B; 6.A; 7.B; 8.D; 9.C; 10.CLast week I went to visit my friend Fred. Fred is a great guy but at times he can really go (1)…………about things. We were speaking about some of our friends and he came (2)………… this incrediblestory about Jane. It seems she had butted (3)………… while he was harping (4)………… his favoritecomplaint: Service in restaurants. Apparently, he had been running (5)………… for quite a whileputting (6)………… almost every restaurant he had been to by rattling (7)………… a list of his visits todifferent restaurants in town. I guess Jane felt that he was talking at her and was fed up with it. Shewent off about what a rude person he was which shut him (8)………… pretty quickly! I thought aboutblurting (9)………… that maybe she was right, but decided to clam (10)………… in order to not upsethim.1. A. at2. A. out with3. A. in4. A. around5. A. to6. A. down7. A. ofB. inB. downB. ofB. upB. onB. aboutB. offC. onC. aboutC. offC. intoC. out withC. afterC. onD. upD. underD. outD. onD. inD. upD. outside69 8. A. out of9. A. around10. A. atKEY: 1. AIII.B. onB. upB. on2. D3. B4. CC. intoC. outC. up5. D6. A7. B8. BD. upD. atD. in9. C10. BWord forms (20 ms)Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. (10 points)1. He suffered from constant ............ . SLEEP2. The boy was very violent and his parents found him ............. .MANAGE3. People in the village no longer use water in that well because of its…....... . PURE4. “Would you like some ………?” - Lan asked. You must be tired after that long walk.REFRESH5. We have to take care of our own …… for nobody else will do this for us. POSSESS.6. The city has over million ………….. INHABIT7. Be careful ! That’s a .............. poison. DEAD8. Street noise is one of the ………… of living in a big city. ADVANTAGE9. If we could find out the ……… for cancer, thousands of people would be saved every year.PREVENT10. The talks were totally .................. . We didn’t reach agreement on anything. PRODUCEKEY: sleeplessness 2. unmanageable 3. impurity 4. refreshments 5. possessions6.inhabitants 7.deadly 8. disadvantages 9. prevention 10. unproductiveUse the correct form of the word given in capitals to complete the numbered spaces in the passagebelow.1. synonym3. hand5. mathematics7. own9. stand2. rely4. front6. position8. reside10. likelyKing of the WatchmakersFor a period of its history, the city of Coventry had a considerable reputation as the main center of clockand watch-making in Britain, and Coventry timepieces made then were (1) ............ with both qualityand (2) .......... . Few people in the city today will have heard of Samuel Watson, but he almost (3)............. paved the way for Coventry’s involvement in the clock and watch business. He was at the (4)................ of the watch-making revolution in the 1680s, and although it is not known how Watsonbecame involved in the trade, he was a trailblazer for others.Watson made his name in 1682 when he sold a clock to King Charles II and was invited to be theKing’s (5) ......................... . The following he began work on an astronomical clock for the King,complete with planets and signs of the zodiac, which took seven years to build. It not only told the timeof day but also the (6) ......................... changes of the planets. Queen Mary acquired it in 1691 and it isstill in the (7) ........... of the Royal Family.He built several other clocks, and by 1690 the clamor for Watson’s clocks was such that he leftCoventry and took up (8) ........... in London. He became Master of the London Clockmakers’ Companyin 1692, which is testament to his (9) ............. in the growing industry.In 1712, Samuel Watson’s name disappears from the records of the London Clockmakers’ Company,and the (10) ................ is that he died in that year.KEY:1. synonymous3. single-handedly5. mathematician7. ownership9. standing2. reliability4. forefront6. positional8. residence10. likelihoodIV. Error identification (10 ms)70 The passage below contains 10 errors. Underline and correct them. (00) has been done as anexample.Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the hotter young film stars around at the moment. Hisface has been on the covers of all the top movies and young magazines over the lastfew months and he has been the subject of countless articles, rumours and showbizgossip. Leonard doesn’t like reading about him because “I read things about me thatI’ve never said in my life and never did" .00 hottest..................Leonardo DiCaprio was born in Los Angeles on 11 November, 1974. He’s aScorpio. His full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio. His mother is Germany andhis father Italian-American. They called him Leonardo because when his mother wasstill pregnant, he started kicking while she was stood in front of a painting byLeonardo Da Vinci. His friends call him Leo. He has a scar from when he wasstinging by a Portuguese man-of-war. His parents separated before he was born, sohis mother moved to a poor neighbourhood of Hollywood there Leo grew up . Atschool he was very good at imitating people, especially Michael Jackson. This madehim very popularly. His childhood hero was Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea.After appearance in TV commercials and episodes of Roseanne, he played the castof Roseanne, the TV sitcom starring Kirk Cameron. Leonard played the part ofLuke, a homeless boy. Lately, he played the part of Jim Carroll in The BasketballDiaries. But he has really become famous since he acted in the film TitanicKEY:1. young --> youth2. him --> himself4.Germany--> German5. stood standing7. there --> where8. popularly -->popular9. appearance --> appearing10. Lately --> Later3. did--> done6. stinging--> stungV.Open cloze testsFill in each numbered space with one appropriate wordAlbert EinsteinBest known (1) …… his Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein has beenacknowledged (2) …… one of the greatest scientists in human society. Born inGermany in 1879, Einstein did (3) …… in all his school subjects, with the (4) ……of mathematics, which was his (5) …… subject.While (6) …… as a clerk in Switzerland, Einstein produced the Special Theory ofRelativity. This theory states that mass, length and time change depending on (7)…… a person looks at them. In 1915, Einstein published his General Theory ofRelativity. This new theory created a controversy (8) …… many scientists did notagree with him. In the end, simple experiments (9) …… Einstein to be correct.Einstein was (10) ……the Nobel Prize for his work in physics.KEY:1. for6. working2. as7. how3. poorly8. because4. exception9. proved5. favourite/ favorite10. awardedRead the following passage and use ONE word to fill in each gap.The Great (1)………………of Giza was built as a (2)………..of Pharaoh Cheops in2720 BC. (3)……………..it was built a long time ago, its(4)………………….makes it one of the true (5)…………..of the world. The four(6)…………….of the pyramid are put almost exactly on true north, south, east and71 west.Explorations and detailed examinations of the base of the structure reveal manyinteresting lines. Further (7)……….. study indicates that (8)…………..represent atype of line of events-past, present and future. Many of the (9)………….have beeninterpreted and found to coincide with known facts of the past.Was this super structure made by ordinary beings or one built by a race(10)…………superior to any known today?KEY:1. pyramid2. tomb3. Although 4. construction5. wonders6. sides7. scientific 8. these9. events10. farVI. Sentence transformation (20 ms)Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar aspossible in meaning to the original sentence. Use the word given and otherwords necessary. Do not change the form of the given word.1.The Yeti has very rarely been seen at this attitude.There have____________________________________________2. It is not certain that Jones will get the job.It is open ____________________________________________3. Everyone started complaining the moment the announcement was made.No sooner ____________________________________________4. As I get older, I want to travel less.The older _____________________________________________5. After six-year relationship, Martha and Billy have decided to get married.(KNOT)_____________________________________________________6. At this very moment my wife may be arriving back home. (PROBABLY)_____________________________________________________7. Noise is something that it is not possible for me to tolerate. (PUT)_____________________________________________________8. He is becoming quite famous as an interviewer. (NAME)_____________________________________________________9. He makes sure that he isn't associated with policies he disagrees with.(DISTANCES)_____________________________________________________10.I really don't know what you're talking about. (FAINTEST)KEY:1. There have been very few sightings of the Yeti having been seen at this attitude.2. It is open to doubt whether Jones will get the job.3. No sooner had the announcement been made than everyone started complaining.4. The older I get, the less I want to travel.5. After six-year relationship, Martha and Billy have decided to tie the knot.6. At this very moment my wife is probably arriving back home.7. I find it impossible to put up with noise.8. He is making quite a name for himself as an interviewer.9. He makes sure (that) he distances himself from policies he disagrees with.10. I don't have the faintest idea what you're talking aboutThe end72 §Ò thi m«n tiÕnganh(§Ò 1)1: Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Lan is the........of the two girls.A. prettiestB. prettierC. prettyD. most pretty2: Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :To lack means to................A. be withoutB. keep secretC. be withD. be weakRead the passage below and choose the best answer for each space ( from number 03 to number15):A year with overseas volunteersI was with Overseas Volunteers (OV) for a year after leaving university, and I was sent to anisolated village in Chad, about 500 kilometers, from the capital. Coming from a rich country, I got quite ashock as conditions were much harder than I had expected. But after a few days I soon got used to..(3)…there. The people were always very friendly and helpful, and I soon began to appreciate how…(4)… thecountryside was.One of my job was to supply the village with water. The well was a long walk away, and thewomen used to…(5) a long time every day..(6)..heavy pots backwards and forwards. So I contacted theorganization and arranged to…(7)..some pipes delivered. We built a simple pineline and a pump, and itworked first time. It wasn’t perfect- there were a few..(8), but it made a great difference to the villagers,…(9) had never had running water before. And not …(10)did we have running water, but in the evening itwas hot, because the pipe had been…..(11) in the sun all day.All in all, I think my time with OV was a good experience. Although it was not well-paid, it waswell…(12)doing, and I would recommend it to anyone who was…(13) working for a charity.Finally, there’s one more reason why I will never….(14) working for OV. A few months before Ileft, I met and fell in love…(15)another volunteer, and we got married when we returned to England.C©u 3. A. liveB. livedC. livingD. livesC©u 4. A. beautifulB. good-lookingC. handsomeD. sweetC©u 5. A. spendB. spentC. spendsD. spendingC©u 6. A. fetchingB. wearingC. carryingD. holdingC©u 7. A. makeB. letC. haveD. allowC©u 8. A. breaksB. leaksC. splitsD. puncturesC©u 9. A. whichB. thatC. theyD. whoC©u 10. A. hardlyB. scarcelyC. onlyD. alsoC©u 11. A. liedB. layC. layingD. lyingC©u 12. A. worthB. valueC. costD. priceC©u 13. A. consideringB. thinkingC. goingD. planningC©u 14. A. regretB. feel sorryC. missD. loseC©u 15. A. atB. toC. forD. withC©u 16: Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Mr. Brown.......around the country if he saved enough money.B. would travelC. has traveledD. traveledA. will travelC©u 17: Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :I have’t seen your brother recently.A. suddenlyB. immediatelyC. quietlyD. latelyC©u 18: Find a word which is pronounced differently in the part underlinedA. superbB. supposeC. SupportD. SupplyC©u 19: Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :We are very anxious about the result of the exam.A. carefulB. carelessC. excitedD. worriedC©u 20: Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Can you give me a.......for a fruit cake.A. prescriptionB. receiptC. recipeD. descriptionC©u 21: Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :73 Don’t touch that wire or you may get an electric......... .A. currentB. shockC. attackD. feelingC©u 22: There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A,B, C, orD) :If I (A) find some money (B) on the street, I’d (C) take it to the (D) police station.C©u23: Choose a word that has different stress patternA. governmentB. annoyanceC. experimentD. participateC©u 24: Read the following list of four words and choose one word that does not belong in thelist :A. ListenB. TalkC. SpellD. PronounceChoosethebestanswertocompletethefollowingsentence:C©u 25:The teacher says, ‘The time is up’ .This means that the period of time has.........A. begunB. endedC. been interestingD. seemed longC©u26: Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :When I was turning out my cupboard I........this photograph of Uncle BaA. came roundB. came acrossC. came overD. came intoC©u 27: Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Our flat is very small. We wish we.......another bedroom.A. haveB. hadC. have hadD. will haveC©u 28: Choose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :The picture is so high that she can’t reach it.A. The picture is too high for her to reach.B. She is not tall enough to reach the picture.D. She is such a tall girl that she can reach the picture.C. She is too short to reach the picture.C©u 29: Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest :A. studiousB. adultC. publicD. thunderC©u 30: Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :What are you cooking in that saucepan ? It........good.A. makesB. smellsC. feelsD. flavorsC©u 31: Choose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :The square clock costs $5. The round clock costs $7.A. The round clock is more expensive than theB. The square clock is cheaper than the roundsquare clock.clock.C. The square clock doesn’t cost as much as theD. The round clock costs less than the squareround clock.clock.C©u 32: Choose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :You remembered to post the letter for me, didn’t you ?A. Did you remember to post the letter for me?B. You didn’t forget to post the letter for me,did you?C. Didn’t you forget to post the letter for me?D. You forgot to post the letter for me, didn’tyou?C©u33: Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :If he doesn’t promise to try harder, I won’t help him.A. If he promises to try harder, I will never helpB. If he promised to try harder, I wouldn’t helphim.him.C. Unless he promises to try harder, I will neverD. Unless he doesn’t promise to try harder, Ihelp him.will help him.C©u34: Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :The High Street is so narrow that the Council have to.......it.A. increaseB. widenC. extendD. lengthenC©u35: Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :The Vietnamese people workship their ancestors.A. heirsB. eldersC. fossilsD. forefathersC©u 36: Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :After the alien spacecraft hovered over the park for a short while, it vanished.A. landedB. roseC. attackedD. disappeared74 C©u 37:A.C©u 38:A.C©u 39:A.C.C©u 40:A.C.C©u 41:A.C©u 42:A.C©u 43:A.C©u 44:C©u 45:A.C©u 46:A.C.C©u 47:A.C©u 48:A.C©u 49:A.C.C©u 50:C©u 51:A.C©u 52:Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Another word for baggage is.............luggageB. equipmentC. carriageD. furnitureFind a word which is pronounced differently in the part underlined:stageB. villageC. manageD. baggageChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Phong has worked in London for three years and he speaks English.........very by well nowB. by well very nowvery well by nowD. by very well nowChoose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :I don’t normally have coffee for breakfast.I used to have breakfast with coffee.B. I get used to having breakfast withcoffee.I am not used to having coffee for breakfastD. I didn’t use to have coffee forbreakfastChoose a word that has different stress patterndeforestationB. documentaryC. representiativeD. satisfactoryChoose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :I think his story is completely incredible.insufficientB. incomparableC. unimportantD. unbelievableRead the following list of four words and choose one word that does not belong in thelist :glovesB. bootsC. sandalsD. shoesThere is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C,or D) :We (A) reached the (B) nearest village after (C) walk for (D) five hours.Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest :sugarB. symbolC. sampleD. solarChoose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :Both Jane and her sister speak Vietnamese fluently.Jane speaks Vietnamese more fluently thanB. Jane doesn’t speak Vietnamese asher sister does.fluently as her sister.Jane speaks Vietnamese fluently but her sisterD. Jane speaks Vietnamese fluently anddoesn’t.so does her sister.Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :The company asked for additional information.necessaryB. emphaticC. certainD. furtherChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :If Mai comes to England, it will be a good........for her to improve her English.possibilityB. opportunityC. advantageD. experienceChoose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :Despite meeting a lot of difficulties, they finally went through the forest.In spite of the fact that meeting a lot ofB. Even though meeting a lot difficulties,difficulties, they finally went through thethey finally went through the forest.forestAlthough they met a lot of difficulties, theyD. Though they met a lot of difficulties, butfinally went through the forest.they finally went through the forest.There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C,or D) :I (A) asked her (B) whether (C) was there a fridge (D) in the kitchen.Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Mary has gone to the baker’s to buy a.........of bread.loafB. poundC. packetD. bitChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :The man......we met on tthe train was the headmaster.75 A. whoseB. whomC. whereD. whichC©u 53: Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Some authors are too.....to criticism.B. sensitiveC. sensationalD. senselessA. sensibleC©u 54: There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C, orD) :(A) It’s going to be (B) rainy in Tokyo, (C) that is the (D) capital city of Japan.C©u 55: There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C,or D) :(A) My father’s motorbike is (B) using (C) too many gas (D) these days.Read the passage below and choose the best answer for each question (from number 56 to 60):Last year we had a nice holiday. My friend and I went to the seaside for a month. I had been tothe seaside several times before, but this was the first time for my friend. Naturally, it was a great eventfor him. Finally, the days came. It was a fine morning. We got up very early because we wanted toleave home after breakfast. We made the journey by car. We reached the seaside at noon. We spentmany hours on the beach. We enjoyed making castles and channels in the sand. People said we ought tospend at least a few weeks at the seaside. If we could stay longer, so much the better.C©u 56:.How long did the writer and his friend spend at the seaside?A. a weekB. a few weeksC. a monthD. a few monthsC©u 57:. Who went to the seaside the first time?A. The writerB. The writer’s friend C. The writer’s family D. The writer and his friendC©u 58:. What was the weather like on the day they started their journey to the seaside?A. it was badB. It was rainyC. it was snowyD. It was goodC©u 59:. How did they travel to the seaside?A. by carB. By trainC. by busD. By airC©u 60:. When did they reach the seaside?A. at 9 a.mB. at 12 o’clockC. at 4 p. mD. at 8 p. m§Ò thi m«n tienganh(§Ò 2)C©u 1 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :The teacher says, ‘The time is up’ .This means that the period of time has.........A. begunB. endedC. been interestingD. seemed longC©u 2 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Don’t touch that wire or you may get an electric......... .A. shockB. attackC. currentD. feelingC©u 3 : Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :I have’t seen your brother recently.A. latelyB. immediatelyC. suddenlyD. quietlyC©u 4 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :What are you cooking in that saucepan ? It........good.A. flavorsB. smellsC. feelsD. makesC©u 5 : Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest :A. publicB. studiousC. adultD. thunderC©u 6 : Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :I think his story is completely incredible.A. insufficientB. incomparableC. unbelievableD. unimportantC©u 7 : Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :Both Jane and her sister speak Vietnamese fluently.A. Jane speaks Vietnamese more fluently than herB. Jane doesn’t speak Vietnamese as fluentlysister does.as her sister.C. Jane speaks Vietnamese fluently but her sisterD. Jane speaks Vietnamese fluently and sodoesn’t.does her sister.76 C©u 8 : There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C, orD) :If I (A) find some money (B) on the street, I’d (C) take it to the (D) police station.C©u 9 : Find a word which is pronounced differently in the part underlinedA. superbB. supposeC. SupportD. SupplyC©u 10 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Can you give me a.......for a fruit cake.A. recipeB. receiptC. prescriptionD. descriptionC©u 11 : There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C, orD) :(A) It’s going to be (B) rainy in Tokyo, (C) that is the (D) capital city of Japan.C©u 12 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :The High Street is so narrow that the Council have to.......it.B. widenC. extendD. lengthenA. increaseC©u 13 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Lan is the........of the two girls.A. prettierB. prettyC. most prettyD. prettiestC©u 14 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Mary has gone to the baker’s to buy a.........of bread.A. bitB. poundC. packetD. loafC©u 15 : Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest :A. sampleB. symbolC. sugarD. solarC©u 16 : Choose a word that has different stress patternA. governmentB. experimentC. annoyanceD. participateC©u 17 : There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C,or D) :We (A) reached the (B) nearest village after (C) walk for (D) five hours.C©u 18 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Another word for baggage is.............A. carriageB. equipmentC. luggageD. furnitureC©u 19 There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C,:or D) :I (A) asked her (B) whether (C) was there a fridge (D) in the kitchen.C©u 20 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Our flat is very small. We wish we.......another bedroom.A. have hadB. hadC. will haveD. haveC©u 21 : There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C, orD) :(A) My father’s motorbike is (B) using (C) too many gas (D) these days.C©u 22 : Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :I don’t normally have coffee for breakfast.B. I used to have breakfast with coffee.A. I get used to having breakfast with coffee.C. I am not used to having coffee for breakfastD. I didn’t use to have coffee for breakfastC©u 23 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :If Mai comes to England, it will be a good........for her to improve her English.A. experienceB. possibilityC. advantageD. opportunityC©u 24 : Find a word which is pronounced differently in the part underlined:A. villageB. manageC. stageD. baggageC©u 25 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :The man......we met on tthe train was the headmaster.A. whoseB. whereC. whichD. whomChoose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :C©uYou remembered to post the letter for me, didn’t you ?26:A. Did you remember to post the letter for me?B. You forgot to post the letter for me, didn’t you?C.You didn’t forget to post the letter for me, did you?D. Didn’t you forget to post the letter for77 me?Read the passage below and choose the best answer for each question ( from number 27 to numberm31):Last year we had a nice holiday. My friend and I went to the seaside for a month. I had been to the seasideseveral times before, but this was the first time for my friend. Naturally, it was a great event for him. Finally, thedays came. It was a fine morning. We got up very early because we wanted to leave home after breakfast. We madethe journey by car. We reached the seaside at noon. We spent many hours on the beach. We enjoyed making castlesand channels in the sand. People said we ought to spend at least a few weeks at the seaside. If we could stay longer,so much the better.C©u 27.How long did the writer and his friend spend at the seaside?A. a weekB. a few weeksC. a monthD. a few monthsC©u 28. Who went to the seaside the first time?A. The writerB. The writer’s friend C. The writer’s family D. The writer and his friendC©u 29. What was the weather like on the day they started their journey to the seaside?A. it was badB. It was rainyC. it was snowyD. It was goodC©u 30. How did they travel to the seaside?A. by carB. By trainC. by busD. By airC©u 31. When did they reach the seaside?A. at 9 a.mB. at 12 o’clockC. at 4 p. mD. at 8 p. mC©u 32 : Read the following list of four words and choose one word that does not belong in the list :A. sandalsB. bootsC. glovesD. shoesC©u 33 : Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :The Vietnamese people workship their ancestors.B. forefathersC. eldersD. heirsA. fossilsC©u 34 : Choose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :The square clock costs $5. The round clock costs $7.B. The round clock costs less than the squareA. The round clock is more expensive than thesquare clock.clock.C. The square clock is cheaper than the roundD. The square clock doesn’t cost as much as theclock.round clock.C©u 35 : Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :Despite meeting a lot of difficulties, they finally went through the forest.A. Even though meeting a lot difficulties, theyB. In spite of the fact that meeting a lot offinally went through the forest.difficulties, they finally went through theforestC. Though they met a lot of difficulties, but theyD. Although they met a lot of difficulties, theyfinally went through the forest.finally went through the forest.C©u 36 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :To lack means to................A. be withoutB. be weakC. keep secretD. be withC©u 37 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :When I was turning out my cupboard I........this photograph of Uncle BaB. came acrossC. came overD. came intoA. came roundC©u 38 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Phong has worked in London for three years and he speaks English.........A. by well very nowB. by very well nowC. very well by nowD. very by well nowC©u 39 : Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :We are very anxious about the result of the exam.A. worriedB. carefulC. excitedD. carelessC©u 40 : Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :If he doesn’t promise to try harder, I won’t help him.A. If he promises to try harder, I will never helpB. Unless he promises to try harder, I willhim.never help him.C. If he promised to try harder, I wouldn’t helpD. Unless he doesn’t promise to try harder, Ihim.will help him.78 C©u 41 : Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :After the alien spacecraft hovered over the park for a short while, it vanished.A. landedB. attackedC. disappearedD. roseC©u 42 : Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :The company asked for additional information.A. certainB. emphaticC. necessaryD. furtherRead the passage below and choose the best answer for each space( from number 43 to number 55):A year with overseas volunteersI was with Overseas Volunteers (OV) for a year after leaving university, and I was sent to an isolatedvillage in Chad, about 500 kilometers, from the capital. Coming from a rich country, I got quite a shock asconditions were much harder than I had expected. But after a few days I soon got used to..(3)… there. The peoplewere always very friendly and helpful, and I soon began to appreciate how…(4)… the countryside was.One of my job was to supply the village with water. The well was a long walk away, and the women usedto…(5) a long time every day..(6)..heavy pots backwards and forwards. So I contacted the organization andarranged to…(7)..some pipes delivered. We built a simple pineline and a pump, and it worked first time. It wasn’tperfect- there were a few..(8), but it made a great difference to the villagers, …(9) had never had running waterbefore. And not …(10)did we have running water, but in the evening it was hot, because the pipe hadbeen…..(11) in the sun all day.All in all, I think my time with OV was a good experience. Although it was not well-paid, it waswell…(12)doing, and I would recommend it to anyone who was…(13) working for a charity.Finally, there’s one more reason why I will never….(14) working for OV. A few months before I left, Imet and fell in love…(15)another volunteer, and we got married when we returned to England.C©u 43. A. liveB. livedC. livingD. livesC©u 44. A. beautifulB. good-lookingC. handsomeD. sweetC©u 45. A. spendB. spentC. spendsD. spendingC©u 46. A. fetchingB. wearingC. carryingD. holdingC©u 47. A. makeB. letC. haveD. allowC©u 48. A. breaksB. leaksC. splitsD. puncturesC©u 49. A. whichB. thatC. theyD. whoC©u 50. A. hardlyB. scarcelyC. onlyD. alsoC©u 51. A. liedB. layC. layingD. lyingC©u52. A. worthB. valueC. costD. priceC©u 53. A. consideringB. thinkingC. goingD. planningC©u 54. A. regretB. feel sorryC. missD. loseC©u 55. A. atB. toC. forD. withC©u 56 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Mr. Brown.......around the country if he saved enough money.A. would travelB. has traveledC. will travelD. traveledC©u 57 : Choose a word that has different stress patternA. representiativeB. satisfactoryC. deforestationD. documentaryC©u 58 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Some authors are too.....to criticism.A. sensibleB. sensationalC. senselessD. sensitiveC©u 59 : Choose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :The picture is so high that she can’t reach it.A. She is too short to reach the picture.B. She is such a tall girl that she can reachthe picture.C. She is not tall enough to reach the picture.D. The picture is too high for her to reach.C©u 60 : Read the following list of four words and choose one word that does not belong in the list :A. ListenB. SpellC. TalkD. Pronounce79 §Ò thi m«ntiÕnganh(§Ò 3)C©u 1 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Another word for baggage is.............A. carriageB. luggageC. furnitureD. equipmentC©u 2 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :The High Street is so narrow that the Council have to.......it.A. increaseB. widenC. extendD. lengthenC©u 3 : Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :I don’t normally have coffee for breakfast.A. I used to have breakfast with coffee.B. I am not used to having coffee for breakfastC. I get used to having breakfast with coffee.D. I didn’t use to have coffee for breakfastC©u 4 : Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :After the alien spacecraft hovered over the park for a short while, it vanished.A. roseB. attackedC. landedD. disappearedC©u 5 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :If Mai comes to England, it will be a good........for her to improve her English.A. experienceB. possibilityC. opportunityD. advantageC©u 6 : Choose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :The picture is so high that she can’t reach it.A. The picture is too high for her to reach.B. She is too short to reach the picture.D. She is such a tall girl that she can reach theC. She is not tall enough to reach the picture.picture.C©u 7 : There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes(A,B,C or D) :If I (A) find some money (B) on the street, I’d (C) take it to the (D) police station.C©u 8 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :To lack means to................A. keep secretB. be weakC. be withoutD. be withC©u 9 : Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Some authors are too.....to criticism.A. sensibleB. sensationalC. senselessD. sensitiveC©u 10 Read the following list of four words and choose one word that does not belong in the: list :A. SpellB. PronounceC. TalkD. ListenC©u 11 Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :: Don’t touch that wire or you may get an electric......... .B. feelingC. attackD. currentA. shockC©u 12 Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :: Both Jane and her sister speak Vietnamese fluently.A. Jane speaks Vietnamese fluently and so doesB. Jane doesn’t speak Vietnamese asher sister.fluently as her sister.C. Jane speaks Vietnamese more fluently than herD. Jane speaks Vietnamese fluently butsister does.her sister doesn’t.C©u 13 Find a word which is pronounced differently in the part underlined::A. villageB. manageC. stageD. baggageC©u 14 There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes (A, B, C, or: D) :(A) My father’s motorbike is (B) using (C) too many gas (D) these days.C©u 15 There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C, or: D) :We (A) reached the (B) nearest village after (C) walk for (D) five hours.C©u 16 Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :: The company asked for additional information.80 A.C©u 17:A.certainB. emphaticC. necessaryChoose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :I have’t seen your brother recently.latelyB. immediatelyC. suddenlyD. furtherD. quietlyRead the passage below and choose the best answer for each space(from number 18 to 30):A year with overseas volunteersI was with Overseas Volunteers (OV) for a year after leaving university, and I was sent to an isolatedvillage in Chad, about 500 kilometers, from the capital. Coming from a rich country, I got quite a shock asconditions were much harder than I had expected. But after a few days I soon got used to..(3)… there. Thepeople were always very friendly and helpful, and I soon began to appreciate how…(4)… the countryside was.One of my job was to supply the village with water. The well was a long walk away, and the womenused to…(5) a long time every day..(6)..heavy pots backwards and forwards. So I contacted the organizationand arranged to…(7)..some pipes delivered. We built a simple pineline and a pump, and it worked first time. Itwasn’t perfect- there were a few..(8), but it made a great difference to the villagers, …(9) had never hadrunning water before. And not …(10)did we have running water, but in the evening it was hot, because thepipe had been…..(11) in the sun all day.All in all, I think my time with OV was a good experience. Although it was not well-paid, it waswell…(12)doing, and I would recommend it to anyone who was…(13) working for a charity.Finally, there’s one more reason why I will never….(14) working for OV. A few months before I left, Imet and fell in love…(15)another volunteer, and we got married when we returned to England.C©u 18. A. liveB. livedC. livingD. livesC©u 19. A. beautifulB. good-lookingC. handsomeD. sweetC©u 20. A. spendB. spentC. spendsD. spendingC©u 21. A. fetchingB. wearingC. carryingD. holdingC©u 22. A. makeB. letC. haveD. allowC©u 23. A. breaksB. leaksC. splitsD. puncturesC©u 24. A. whichB. thatC. theyD. whoC©u 25. A. hardlyB. scarcelyC. onlyD. alsoC©u 26. A. liedB. layC. layingD. lyingC©u 27. A. worthB. valueC. costD. priceC©u 28. A. consideringB. thinkingC. goingD. planningC©u 29. A. regretB. feel sorryC. missD. loseC©u 30. A. atB. toC. forD. withC©u 31 : Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :If he doesn’t promise to try harder, I won’t help him.B. If he promised to try harder, I wouldn’t helpA. If he promises to try harder, I will never helphim.him.C. Unless he doesn’t promise to try harder, I willD. Unless he promises to try harder, I willhelp him.never help him.C©u 32 Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest ::A. sampleB. sugarC. solarD. symbolC©u 33 Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :: Phong has worked in London for three years and he speaks English.........A. by well very nowB. by very well nowC. very by well nowD. very well by nowC©u 34 Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :: Despite meeting a lot of difficulties, they finally went through the forest.A. Even though meeting a lot difficulties, theyB. In spite of the fact that meeting a lot offinally went through the forest.difficulties, they finally went through theforestC. Although they met a lot of difficulties, theyD. Though they met a lot of difficulties, butfinally went through the forest.they finally went through the forest.81 C©u 35:A.C©u 36:A.C©u37:A.C©u 38:A.C©u 39:A.C©u 40:Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Can you give me a.......for a fruit cake.recipeB. prescriptionC. descriptionChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :When I was turning out my cupboard I........this photograph of Uncle Bacame overB. came roundC. came acrossFind a word which is pronounced differently in the part underlinedD. receiptD. came intosuperbB. supposeC. SupportD. SupplyChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :The man......we met on tthe train was the headmaster.whichB. whereC. whomD. whoseChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Our flat is very small. We wish we.......another bedroom.have hadB. hadC. will haveD. haveThere is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C, orD) :(A) It’s going to be (B) rainy in Tokyo, (C) that is the (D) capital city of Japan.Read the passage below and choose the best answer for each question( from number 41 to 45):Last year we had a nice holiday. My friend and I went to the seaside for a month. I had been to theseaside several times before, but this was the first time for my friend. Naturally, it was a great event forhim. Finally, the days came. It was a fine morning. We got up very early because we wanted to leavehome after breakfast. We made the journey by car. We reached the seaside at noon. We spent manyhours on the beach. We enjoyed making castles and channels in the sand. People said we ought to spendat least a few weeks at the seaside. If we could stay longer, so much the better.C©u 41.How long did the writer and his friend spend at the seaside?A. a weekB. a few weeksC. a monthD. a fewmonthsC©u 42. Who went to the seaside the first time?A. The writerB. The writer’s friend C. The writer’s family D. The writer and his friendC©u 43. What was the weather like on the day they started their journey to the seaside?A. it was badB. It was rainyC. it was snowyD. It was goodC©u 44. How did they travel to the seaside?A. by carB. By trainC. by busD. By airC©u 45. When did they reach the seaside?A. at 9 a.mB. at 12 o’clockC. at 4 p. mD. at 8 p. mC©u 46 : Read the following list of four words and choose one word that does not belong in the list :A. sandalsB. bootsC. glovesD. shoesC©u 47 Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest ::B. thunderC. publicD. adultA. studiousC©u 48 Choose a word that has different stress pattern:A. experimentB. governmentC. annoyanceD. participateC©u 49 Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :: Mary has gone to the baker’s to buy a.........of bread.A. poundB. loafC. packetD. bitC©u 50 Choose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :: The square clock costs $5. The round clock costs $7.A. The round clock is more expensive than theB. The square clock is cheaper than thesquare clock.round clock.C. The round clock costs less than the squareD. The square clock doesn’t cost as muchclock.as the round clock.C©u 51 Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :: Mr. Brown.......around the country if he saved enough money.82 A.C©u52:A.C©u 53:C©u 54:A.C©u 55:A.C.C©u 56:A.C©u 57:A.C©u 58:A.C©u 59:A.C©u 60:A.will travelB. has traveledC. traveledD. would travelChoose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :The Vietnamese people workship their ancestors.fossilsB. eldersC. forefathersD. heirsThere is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A, B, C, orD) :I (A) asked her (B) whether (C) was there a fridge (D) in the kitchen.Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :We are very anxious about the result of the exam.carefulB. carelessC. excitedD. worriedChoose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :You remembered to post the letter for me, didn’t you ?Did you remember to post the letter for me?B. You didn’t forget to post the letter for me, didyou?You forgot to post the letter for me, didn’t you? D. Didn’t you forget to post the letter for me?Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Lan is the........of the two girls.most prettyB. prettierC. prettyD. prettiestChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :The teacher says, ‘The time is up’ .This means that the period of time has.........endedB. seemed longC. been interestingD. begunChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :What are you cooking in that saucepan ? It........good.smellsB. feelsC. makesD. flavorsChoose a word that has different stress patternrepresentiativeB. documentaryC. satisfactoryChoose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :I think his story is completely incredible.unbelievableB. insufficientC. unimportantD. deforestationD. incomparable§Ò thi m«n tiÕng anh(§Ò 4)C©u 1:A.C©u 2:A.C©u 3:C©u 4:A.C©u 5:A.C.C©u 6:A.C©u 7:Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Lan is the........of the two girls.most prettyB. prettyC. prettiestD. prettierChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Mary has gone to the baker’s to buy a.........of bread.bitB. packetC. loafD. poundThere is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A,B,C,orD) :(A) It’s going to be (B) rainy in Tokyo, (C) that is the (D) capital city of Japan.Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest :thunderB. publicC. studiousD. adultChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Phong has worked in London for three years and he speaks English.........by well very nowB. very well by nowby very well nowD. very by well nowChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Our flat is very small. We wish we.......another bedroom.have hadB. haveC. hadD. will haveChoose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :83 You remembered to post the letter for me, didn’t you ?A. Did you remember to post the letter for me?B. Didn’t you forget to post the letter for me?C. You didn’t forget to post the letter for me, didD. You forgot to post the letter for me, didn’tyou?you?Read the passage below and choose the best answer for each space (from number 08 to 20):A year with overseas volunteersI was with Overseas Volunteers (OV) for a year after leaving university, and I was sent to an isolatedvillage in Chad, about 500 kilometers, from the capital. Coming from a rich country, I got quite a shock asconditions were much harder than I had expected. But after a few days I soon got used to..(3)… there. Thepeople were always very friendly and helpful, and I soon began to appreciate how…(4)… the countryside was.One of my job was to supply the village with water. The well was a long walk away, and the womenused to…(5) a long time every day..(6)..heavy pots backwards and forwards. So I contacted the organizationand arranged to…(7)..some pipes delivered. We built a simple pineline and a pump, and it worked first time. Itwasn’t perfect- there were a few..(8), but it made a great difference to the villagers, …(9) had never hadrunning water before. And not …(10)did we have running water, but in the evening it was hot, because the pipehad been…..(11) in the sun all day.All in all, I think my time with OV was a good experience. Although it was not well-paid, it waswell…(12)doing, and I would recommend it to anyone who was…(13) working for a charity.Finally, there’s one more reason why I will never….(14) working for OV. A few months before I left, Imet and fell in love…(15)another volunteer, and we got married when we returned to England.C©u 8. A. liveB. livedC. livingD. livesC©u 9. A. beautifulB. good-lookingC. handsomeD. sweetC©u 10. A. spendB. spentC. spendsD. spendingC©u 11. A. fetchingB. wearingC. carryingD. holdingC©u 12. A. makeB. letC. haveD. allowC©u 13. A. breaksB. leaksC. splitsD. puncturesC©u 14. A. whichB. thatC. theyD. whoC©u15. A. hardlyB. scarcelyC. onlyD. alsoC©u 16. A. liedB. layC. layingD. lyingC©u 17. A. worthB. valueC. costD. priceC©u 18. A. consideringB. thinkingC. goingD. planningC©u 19. A. regretB. feel sorryC. missD. loseC©u 20. A. atB. toC. forD. withRead the passage below and choose the best answer for each question( from 21 to 25) :Last year we had a nice holiday. My friend and I went to the seaside for a month. I had been to theseaside several times before, but this was the first time for my friend. Naturally, it was a great event for him.Finally, the days came. It was a fine morning. We got up very early because we wanted to leave home afterbreakfast. We made the journey by car. We reached the seaside at noon. We spent many hours on the beach.We enjoyed making castles and channels in the sand. People said we ought to spend at least a few weeks at theseaside. If we could stay longer, so much the better.C©u 21.How long did the writer and his friend spend at the seaside?A. a weekB. a few weeksC. a monthD. a few monthsC©u 22. Who went to the seaside the first time?A. The writerB. The writer’s friend C. The writer’s family D. The writer and his friendC©u 23. What was the weather like on the day they started their journey to the seaside?A. it was badB. It was rainyC. it was snowyD. It was goodC©u 24. How did they travel to the seaside?A. by carB. By trainC. by busD. By airC©u 25. When did they reach the seaside?A. at 9 a.mB. at 12 o’clockC. at 4 p. mD. at 8 p. mC©u 26: Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :The teacher says, ‘The time is up’ .This means that the period of time has.........A. been interestingB. seemed longC. begunD. endedC©u Find a word which is pronounced differently in the part underlined:27:84 A. baggageB. stageC. manageD. villageThere is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes (A,B, C,orD) :We (A) reached the (B) nearest village after (C) walk for (D) five hours.C©u Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :29: If he doesn’t promise to try harder, I won’t help him.A. If he promises to try harder, I will never helpB. Unless he promises to try harder, I willhim.never help him.D. If he promised to try harder, I wouldn’tC. Unless he doesn’t promise to try harder, I willhelp him.help him.C©u30 Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :: After the alien spacecraft hovered over the park for a short while, it vanished.A. disappearedB. roseC. landedD. attackedC©u Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :31: Don’t touch that wire or you may get an electric......... .A. shockB. currentC. attackD. feelingC©u Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :32: Both Jane and her sister speak Vietnamese fluently.B. Jane speaks Vietnamese fluently andA. Jane doesn’t speak Vietnamese as fluently asher sister.so does her sister.C. Jane speaks Vietnamese more fluently than herD. Jane speaks Vietnamese fluently butsister does.her sister doesn’t.Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :C©uTo lack means to................33:A. be withoutB. be weakC. keep secretD. be withC©u Find a word which is pronounced differently in the part underlined34:A. supposeB. SupplyC. superbD. supportC©u Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :35: The Vietnamese people workship their ancestors.B. eldersC. heirsD. forefathersA. fossilsC©u Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :36: If Mai comes to England, it will be a good........for her to improve her English.A. opportunityB. experienceC. possibilityD. advantageC©u Choose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :37: I don’t normally have coffee for breakfast.A. I am not used to having coffee for breakfastB. I used to have breakfast with coffee.C. I get used to having breakfast with coffee.D. I didn’t use to have coffee forbreakfastChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :C©uWhat are you cooking in that saucepan ? It........good.38:B. flavorsC. feelsD. smellsA. makesC©u There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes ( A,B,C,39: orD) :(A) My father’s motorbike is (B) using (C) too many gas (D) these days.C©u Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :40: We are very anxious about the result of the exam.A. carefulB. carelessC. excitedD. worriedC©u There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes (A,B, C,41: orD) :If I (A) find some money (B) on the street, I’d (C) take it to the (D) police station.C©u There is a mistake in the four underlined part of the sentence. Find the mistakes (A,B, C,42: orD) :I (A) asked her (B) whether (C) was there a fridge (D) in the kitchen.C©u Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :C©u28:85 43:A.C©u44:A.C©u45:A.C.C©u46:A.C©u47:A.C©u48:A.C.C©u49:A.C©u50:A.C©u51:A.C©u52:A.C©u53:A.C©u54:A.C©u55:A.C©u56:A.Mr. Brown.......around the country if he saved enough money.will travelB. traveledC. has traveledD. would travelChoose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :I think his story is completely incredible.unimportantB. incomparableC. insufficientD. unbelievableChoose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :The picture is so high that she can’t reach it.She is such a tall girl that she can reach the picture. B. She is not tall enough to reach the picture.She is too short to reach the picture.D. The picture is too high for her to reach.Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest :sampleB. sugarC. solarD. symbolChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Another word for baggage is.............luggageB. carriageC. equipmentD. furnitureChoose one sentence that has different meaning to the root one :The square clock costs $5. The round clock costs $7.The round clock is more expensive than theB. The square clock is cheaper than thesquare clock.round clock.The round clock costs less than the squareD. The square clock doesn’t cost as muchclock.as the round clock.Choose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Can you give me a.......for a fruit cake.prescriptionB. recipeC. descriptionD. receiptChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :The High Street is so narrow that the Council have to.......it.widenB. extendC. increaseD. lengthenChoose a word that has different stress patternexperimentB. annoyanceC. governmentD. participateRead the following list of four words and choose one word that does not belong in thelist :bootsB. shoesC. glovesD. sandalsChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :The man......we met on tthe train was the headmaster.whereB. whichC. whomD. whoseRead the following list of four words and choose one word that does not belong in thelist :ListenB. SpellC. TalkD. PronounceChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :Some authors are too.....to criticism.sensitiveB. sensationalC. senselessD. sensibleChoose one sentence that has the same meaning as the root one :Despite meeting a lot of difficulties, they finally went through the forest.In spite of the fact that meeting a lot ofB. Although they met a lot of difficulties,difficulties, they finally went through the forestthey finally went through the forest.C. Even though meeting a lot difficulties, theyD. Though they met a lot of difficulties,finally went through the forest.but they finally went through the forest.C©u Choose a word that has different stress pattern57:A. documentaryB. satisfactoryC. representiativeD. deforestationC©u Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :58: The company asked for additional information.A. emphaticB. furtherC. necessaryD. certainC©u Choose the word with the same meaning as the underlined part :86 59:A.C©u60:A.I have’t seen your brother recently.immediatelyB. latelyC. suddenlyChoose the best answer to complete the following sentence :When I was turning out my cupboard I........this photograph of Uncle Bacame roundB. came overC. came acrossD. quietlyD. came into®¸p ¸n (Dµnh cho gi¸m kh¶o)M«n : tienganh§Ò sè : 401020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596087 ®¸p ¸n (Dµnh cho gi¸m kh¶o)M«n : tienganh§Ò sè : 301020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596088 ®¸p ¸n (Dµnh cho gi¸m kh¶o)M«n : tienganh§Ò sè : 201020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596089 ®¸p ¸n (Dµnh cho gi¸m kh¶o)M«n : tienganh§Ò sè : 101020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596090 Së gd & ®t b¾c®Ò thi chän häc sinh giái cÊp tr−ênggiangM«n: TiÕngTiÕng Anh 10Tr−êng THPT Lôc(Thêi gian lµm bµi: 120 phót)Ng¹n 4Full name:………………..Mark:………………..Class………………..I. Chän tõ cã phÇn g¹ch ch©n ph¸t ©m kh¸c so víi c¸c tõ cßn l¹i b»ngc¸ch khoanh trßn A, B, C or D1. A. study2. A. feat3. A. foot4. A. landed5. A. wifeB. loveB. seatB. cookB. neededB. liveC. cousinC. beatC. schoolC. startedC. fileD. farD. greatD. lookD. openedD. niceII. Chän tõ cã träng ©m chÝnh nhÊn vµo ©m tiÕt cã vÞ trÝ kh¸c so víic¸c tõ cßn l¹i b»ng c¸chc¸ch khoanh trßn A, B, C or D.6. A. never7. A. science8. A. sytem9. A. accident10. A. attendB. concernB. trainingB. keyboardB. directionB. publicC. soonerC. atomC. speakerC. factoryC. damageD. wonderD. believeD. deviceD. hospitalD. practiceIII. Chän ®¸p ¸n ®óng b»ng c¸ch khoanh trßn A, B, C or D.11. Can we… .at the house and go to the party together?A. seeB. meetC. findD. come12. She occasionally… ..a book in the evening.A. readingB. readC. readsD. is reading13. When he was small, he used to… . swimming with his father?A. goB. goesC. goingD. is going14. Local news… ..on TV every afternoon at 5 p.mA. wereB. wasC. isD. are15. We started our trip… ..foot last weekA. atB. on `C. fromD. by16. Can you… .. me five pounds?A. borrowB.rentC. lendD. do17. The children enjoy… . Football after schoolA. playedB. playingC. to playD. play18. For the past two years I… . a lot of things.A. doingB. doC. have done D. did19. Do you know the lady… .. saved the boy?A. whichB. whatC. whoseD. who20. Last night, he didn’t… ..to the cinema.A. goB. goesC. wentD. goingIV. Chia c¸c ®éng tõ trong ngoÆc sau.21. It was a nice day, so we decided (go) for a walk.22. He insisted on (do) the job himself.23. Lan (sweep) the floor once aday24. He (send) me a postcard two days ago.25. More than 30 plays (perform) in New York since May.26. By the time he arrived, all his classmates (have).27. Look at the black clouds. It (rain).28. What time you (go) to bed yesterday?………………....………………...………………....………………....……………….....………………...………………....………………....91 29. She (swim) in the river at the moment.30. Peter (just, come) here.……………….....………………...V. Cho d¹ng ®óng cña tõ trong ngoÆc.31. There are a lot of (different) between the North and the South of VN.…………………………………………………..32. She was so (beauty) that everyone likes looking at her.…………………………………………………..33. It is (possible) for the children under 18 years old to ride a motorbike.…………………………………………………..34. A computer can speed up a lot of (calculate) such as add, subtract, multiply ….………………………………………………….35. He is ( interest) in collecting stamps…………………………………………………..VI. T×m vµ söa lçi sai trong c¸c c©u sau. Mçi c©u cã 1 lçi.36. Much people agree that we should protect the environment…………………………………………………..37. Nam has passed his examinations with high marks, that makes us surprised.…………………………………………………..38. I rarely eat ice-cream now, but I use to eat when I was small.…………………………………………………..39. The disableds should be cared for by others…………………………………………………..40. Why did Peter got angry with Mary lastnight ?…………………………………………………..VII. §iÒn 1 tõ thÝch hîp vµo chç trèng b»ng c¸ch chän c¸c ®¸p ¸nsau:ComputersNightToinformation FromLearnPerfectSecondIsSameComputers are helpful in many ways. First, they are fast. They can work with information muchmore quickly than a person. (41)… .computers can work with lots of information at the (42)… ..time.Third, they can keep (43)… .for a long time. They do not forget things the way (44)… .do. Also,computers are almost always correct. They are not (45)… .of course, but they don’t usually makemistakes. These days, it (46)… important to know something about computers. There are a numberof ways to (47)… ..Some companies have classes at work. Also most universities offer day and(48)… ..courses in computer science. Another way to learn is (49)… . A book. There are many booksabout computers in bookstores and libraries. Or you can learn from a friend. After a few hours ofpractice you can work with (50)… . You may not be an expert, but you can have fun.41………………..45………………... 48………………...42………………..46………………... 49………………...43………………...47………………... 50………………...44………………..VIII. §äc kü ®o¹n v¨n sau vµ x¸c ®Þnh c¸c c©u bªn d−íi lµ ®óng (T)hay sai (F)When I was younger, I hated being the oldest child and the only girl in my family. But nowthat I am older, I realize that being “Big Sister” actually has its advantages. First of all, I get specialtreatment from my parents and brothers. I get my own room, and brothers have to do all the heavywork around the house. Another benefit is that, being the oldest, I have learned to be responsible and92 dependable. For example, my parents often leave my brothers in my care when they go out. I also trymy best in whatever I do in order to be a good example for my brothers. The experience I’ve had intaking care of my brothers has prepared me for my own family in the future. So, even though I didn’tchoose to be the oldest child and the only girl in my family, I have succeeded in making this situationwork to my best advantagesT or F statements?51/ … When the writer was small, she disliked being the youngest child in her family52/… . “ Big Sister” means the oldest sister.53/… Being “Big Sister” helped the writer be responsible and dependable.54/… The writer often looks after her brothers when her parents go out.55/… When the writer grows up, she realises that being “ Big Sister” is enjoyable.IX. Dïng tõ gîi ý viÕt c©u hoµn chØnh.56. Last year/ Lam/ send/ me / 3 postcards.…………………………………………………..57. My/ father/ always/ have/ a cup of tea/ breakfast.…………………………………………………..58. My cousin/ interested in/ join/ the English club.…………………………………………………..59. Albert Einstein/ born/ March 14th 1879/ the Germany.…………………………………………………..60. Before/ I/ go to bed/ I/ turn off/ all the lights/ last night.…………………………………………………..X. §Æt c©u hái chocho c¸c tõ g¹ch ch©n sau:61. Mary often gets up at 6.30 p.m…………………………………………………..62. He used to go fishing with his friends when he was younger.…………………………………………………..63. She went to the cinema lastnight.…………………………………………………..64. Now Mai’s father is over fifty years old.…………………………………………………....65. Lan is writing a letter to her boyfriend at the moment.…………………………………………………...= = = The end = = =Good luck to my students93 SỞ GIÁO DỤC ĐÀO TẠO HẢI PHÒNGTRƯỜNG THPT TOÀN THẮNGCỘNG HÒA Xà HỘI CHỦ NGHĨA VIỆT NAMĐộc lập - Tự do - Hạnh phúcĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 10 NĂM HỌC 2009 – 2010Thời gian 90 phut không kể thời gian giao đềHọ tên học sinhLớpNgười chấm thiĐiểm của bài thiSố pháchI. Circle your choice A, B, C or D before the word whose underlined part is pronounced differentlyfrom the rest. (10 points)1A seasonBfeatureC increaseDthreaten2A necessaryBapproachC languageDAmerican3A nearbyBdifficultyC healthyDdocumentary4A universityBuseC understandDstudent5A smokeBhomeC photoDfog6A acceptBaccurateC successDaccident7A furtherBfurnitureC purityDsurgery8A importanceBdifficultyC desireDdetermination9A questionBexpectationC investigationDoccupationBreceiveC expectDend10A prepareII. Circle your choice A, B, C or D before the best answer to complete each sentence. (20points)1. He showed us the house....................he was born.A. whichB. whereC. in whereD. in that2. Mr. Smith was....................in a road accident.A. droppedB. woundedC. injuredD. damaged3. You can’t leave the country....................a passport.A. noB. withoutC. if notD. unless4. New York is famous....................it skyscrapers.A. asB. withC. forD. of5. The cost of the hotel room doesn’t usually....................the price of breakfast.A. includeB. addC. containD. share6. If you want to have a pet, you must be ready to....................care of it for several years.A. haveB. takeC. lookD. need7. If I were you, ....................buy this house.A. I’dB. I’llC. I’d haveD. I8. The villa is conveniently .................... about a mile from the shopping center.A. stationedB. placedC. locatedD. put9. The first National Park was....................two years ago.A. setB. establishedC. locatedD. stationed10. If I hadn’t drunk so much coffee, I....................better.94 A. would have sleptB. sleptC. will sleep D. sleep11. The park has changed so much that I cannot....................A. realizeB. recogniseC. identifyD. notice12. We enjoy....................to classical music.A. to listenB. listeningC. listenD. listened13. The Eiffel Tower is still ...............man-made structures in the world.A. a very high one B. highest oneC. the higher oneD. one of the highest14. The park...............hundred of species of endangered animals.A. containsB. consistsC. composesD. holds15. Is modern English different ....................old English?A. fromB. ofC. inD. on16. Do you know who ................... the washing machine?A. discoveredB. inventedC. foundedD. realized17. What books ................................Mark Twain's best works?A. consideredB. consider C. are consideringD. are considered18. It’s essential to....................the environment.A. careB. protectC. preventD. restrict19. Trees, grasses and other plant life......... an important part in the natural circulation of waterand thus help conserve it.A. makeB. playC. keepD. have20. He asked me ......................... the book I borrowed from the library .A. if I foundB. if I had found.C. whether I have foundD. whether I foundIII. Choose the underlined part (A, B, C or D) that is incorrect. (10 points)1 He invited me to having dinner with him and his family.ABCD2. This is the school at which Uncle Ho used to studying when he was young.ABCD3. Alike her elder sister, Jane prefers working as a model.ABCD4. Tom apologized to the postman for being unpolite to him.ABCD5. If the question were not so difficult I will be able to answer it.ABCD6. He didn't get the job despite of his experience in the field.ABCD7. He practises speaking English every day in order to he can speak it fluentlyABCD8. If I were you, I didn't buy that old buildingAB CD9. His father was quite satisfied about his success.ABCD10. The teacher asked her weather she knew how to solve the problem.ABCD95 IV. Read the following passages and circle the best answer A, B, C or D. ( 20 points)Passage A:English has for more than a century and a half (1) ________ called a world language. The number ofpeople who speak it as their mother tongue, has been estimated at between three hundred million (2)________ four hundred million. It is recognised as an (3) ________ language in countries (4)________ 1.5....... billion people live. In China, the importance (5) ________to learning Englishis such that a televised teaching course drew audiences of (6) ________ to 100 million. But thisspread of English throughout the world is relatively recent. In the late sixteenth century English wasspoken by just (7) ________ five million people. The arrival of English in North America was thekey step in its (8) ________ expansion. The United States is a huge commercial market and this hastended to promote the English language in many (9) ________ nations. About eighty per cent of thedata stored on the world ‘s computers is believed (10) ________ in English and nowadays insufficientknowledge of English can be a problem in businesses.1A beingB beenCisD be2A toB orCandD with3A officialB officeCoriginalD main4A whichB whoCthatD where5A attachedB attachingCattachD which attach6A havingB onCupD down7A belowB beneathClessD under8A nation– wide B world – wideCcountry – wideD world– through9A othersB anotherCotherD various10A isB to beCbeingD thatPassage B:Revising for exams is not as easy as it looks. You will need to work out which routine suits you best,and (1) _______ stick to it. Some people like studying at night when it's quiet, whereas others find theearly morning is a (2) _______ time to get things done. You might enjoy (3) _______ to music whileyou revise, but this can be unhelpful. Can you really concentrate (4) _______two things at once? Sothink (5) _______you turn your radio on!. Your diet is also important while you are revising. This may be a more than usually(6)_______period of your life, when you should take extra care to eat properly. No missed meals, nojunk food, or endless cups of coffee! Get plenty of exercise as well. If you've got fed up with (7)_______ you're doing, or find it hard to concentrate, go for a walk to clear your head. (8)_______exercise will help to keep your body fit and your brain working (9) _______ Finally, youalso (10) _______to take time off. Go out occasionally, see your friends, make time to relax. Thenyou will return to your studies fresh and full of enthusiasm!1 A thenBthanC afterDoften2 A bestBgoodC worseDwell3 A to listenBhaving listenedC listenDlistening4 A onBinC ofDfor5 A unlessBifC beforeDafter6 A stressyBstressedC stressingDstressful7 A whichBwhatC thatDwho8 A StronglyBEveryC RegularDAlways96 9 A wellBenergeticC goodDcorrect10 A mustBshouldC needDmayV. Circle the sentence A, B, C or D nearest in meaning to the original sentence. (10 points)1. She can't possibly stay up to finish her homework tonight.A. She can't do her homework tonight.B. It is absolutely possible of her to stay up to finish her homework tonight.C. She can't possibly get up to finish her assignment tonight.D. It is impossible for her to stay up to finish her homework tonight.2. Can you tell me her address?.A. Do you know what is her address?B. You know what is her address?C. Do you know what her address is?D. Can you know her address?3. People believe that there will be severe earthquakes and tidal waves next year.A. It is believed that severe earthquakes and tidal waves will have happened next year.B. It is our belief that their will be severe earthquakes and tidal waves next year.C. It is believed that there will be severe earthquakes and tidal waves next year.D. Our belief is that there will be severe earthquakes and tidal waves next year. .4. Don't forget to turn off the light before you go to bed.A. Don't forget to make the light off before you go to bed.B. Remember making the light off before bedtime.C. Don't forget to switch the light before bedtime.D. Remember to switch off the light before you go to bed.5. ''You stole my bicycle!" his neighbour said.A. His neighbour told him to steal her bicycle.B. His neighbour thought that he stole her bicycle.C. His neighbour accused him of having stolen her bicycle.D. His neighbour accused him to have stolen her bicycle.VI. Complete each of the unfinished sentences in such a way that it has the same meaning as thesentence beforw it. (30 points)1. He can do it better than his friends.His friends ................................................................................................................................................2. She didn't say a word as she left the room.She left the room ......................................................................................................................................3. That is the most shocking story I have ever heard.I have .......................................................................................................................................................4. He got to the station late and missed the train.By the time ..............................................................................................................................................5. I'm trying to eat fewer fatty foods.I'm trying to cut ........................................................................................................................................6. The school was founded ten years ago.It is ten ......................................................................................................................................................7. So far I have written ten pages of my letter.I am .........................................................................................................................................................8. " Let 's go for a walk in the park," said AndrewAndrew suggested that ........................................................................................................................97 9. His second attempt on the world record was successful.He broke ................................................................................................................................................10. I 'm sure he doesn't know that his brother is seriously ill.He couldn't ...............................................................................................................................THE END98 ĐÁP ÁNĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 10 NĂM HỌC 2009 – 2010I. Circle your choice A, B, C or D before the word whose underlined part is pronounceddifferently from the rest. (10 points)1D2C3A4C5D6B7C8C9A10DII. Circle your choice A, B, C or D before the best answer to complete each sentence. (20points)1B2C3B4C5A6B7A8C9B10A11B12B13D14A15A16B17D18B19B20BIII. Choose the underlined part (A, B, C or D) that is incorrect. (10 points)1B2C3A4D5C6B7B8B9C10BIV. Read the 3 following passages and circle the best answer A, B, C or D. ( 20 points)Passage A:1. B3. A5. A7. D9. C2. C4. D6. C8. B10. B1. A3. D5. C7. B9. A2. B4. A6. D8. C10. CPassage B:V. Circle the sentence A, B, C or D nearest in meaning to the original sentence. (10 points)1D2C3C4D5CVI. Complete each of the unfinished sentences in such a way that it has the same meaning as thesentence beforw it. (30 points)1. His friends can't do it as well as he.2. She left the room without saying a word.3. I have never heard such a shocking story.4. By the time I got to the station, the train had left.5. I'm trying to cut down on fatty foods.6.. It is ten years since the school was founded.7. I am on the tenth page of the letter I’m writing8. Andrew suggested that they/we should go for a walk in the park.9. He broke the world record at / on his second attempt.10. He can't have known that his brother is seriously ill.99 SỞ GD & ĐT THÁI BÌNHTRƯỜNG THPT TÂY THỤY ANH§Ò thi kh¶o s¸t häc sinh giái tr-êngTHỜI GIAN : 60’Mã đề thi 452Họ, tên học sinh:..........................................................................Số báo danh:............................................Part 1: PhoneticsChoose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest.1.A. speciesB. poluteC. acceptD. receipt2.A. skyB. flyC. cryD. hydroelectric3.A. foundB. houseC. loundD. fought4.A. wrongB. bossC. doctorD. sport5.A. lambB. clubC. daubtD. bomberPart 2: VocabularyChoose the best opotion. Mark your choice on the answer sheet.6. Whales and dolphins both make ........ which in some ways are similar to a language.A. sighsB. symbolsC. soundsD. signals7. There is so .......... on the road nowadays.A. many carsB. much trafficC. much motorbikesD. many bikes8. Let's go for a walk, .....................?A. do youB. don't youC. shall weD. do we9. He failed the exams ........... his lazinees.A. because ofB. althoughC. becauseD. though10. Martin Lether King ...... a famous speech " I have a dream" in 1963.A. didB. madeC. had madeD. had done11. The government is responsible for the ........ of health care.A. provisionB. providedlyC. providedD. providing12. Hanoi National University was ......... one hundred years ago.A. establishedB. begunC. organizedD. appeared13. We are now facing with the problem of ........... .A. destructionB. deforestationC. ferestationD. deforest14. Many people were killed in the plane crash. The bodies of ......... were taken away; .......weretaken to hospital.A. the die - the injuredB. the dead - the injured C. the dead - the injury D. the death the injury15. ....... fertilizer is used very commonly in growing crops.A. ChemicB. ChemistC. ChemistryD. ChemicalPart 3: GrammarChoose the best opotion. Mark your choice on the answer sheet.16. This book was written by a well-known writer. It is worth ............A. have readB. readingC. readD. to read17. The police ....... for two men who ........ getting into a black car near the bank at about 1 o'clocklast night.A. are looking - were seen B. had looked - were seenC. are looking - sawD. have looked - saw18. A: Would you like me to collect you? - B: .............................................................. .A. I'd love toB. Not at allC. No, I wouldn'tD. Yes, I like19. You ......... whisper. Nobody can hear us.A. needn't toB. need toC. musn'tD. don't have to20. .......... you, I would think twice about that decision. It could be bad move.A. If I amB. Were IC. If I had beenD. Should I be100 21. Whalses and sharks are carnivores, ....... means they eat meat.A. thisB. itC. thatD. which22. Only in this house .......... safe and secure.A. feed IB. I feedC. I do feelD. do I feed23. " This phone doesn't work". - " ..................................".A. Neither does this one. B. So does this one.C. This one does, either.D c. Thisone does, too.24. She said she was afraid of .......... by the strong wind.A. being taken awayB. taking awayC. took awayD. being takeaway25. We had a French architect ......... our villa.A. designingB. designedC. to designD. design26. Two weeks ......... too long for me to wait.A. wereB. haveC. areD. is27. Hurry! The next bus ......... at 7.15.A. leavesB. leaveC. will leaveD. is leaving28. Jim wanted to know ....... call and tell him where to meet you.A. if you couldB. you couldC. when you couldD. whether youcan29. My friends are talking about the wring competition ........ I took part last week.A. in whichB. by whichC. on whichD. of which30. He is beleived ............ by terrorists two months ago.A. had been killedB. to be killedC. to have been killedD. was kiiedPart 4: ReadingA. Complete the blank with suitable words among a,b,c, or d.Forest has always been important to people. In the past, many people got food by ......(31)forest animals and gathering with wild plants. With the ........... (32) of civilization, fewer people nowlive ......... (33) forests, but forests are ........... (34) valuable than ever. Forests have an importanteconomic value .............. (35) they provide us with resource ............(36) timber. Forests are vital tothe enviroment ............ (37) they clean the air we breathe. Forests are also treasured ............ (38) theirbeauty.31. A. huntingB. lookingC. takingD. having32. A. advanceB. advantageC. hopeD. light33. A. withB. atC. onD. in34. A. fewerB. fewC. moreD. less35. A. becauseB. butC. thoughD. even36. A. such asB. withinC. withD. such37. A. butB. despiteC. inspiteD. because38. A. forB. withC. inD. atB. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct answers.We are all slowly destroying the earth. The seas and rivers are too dirty to swim in. There is somuch smoke in the air that it is unhealthy to live in many of the world’s cities. In one well-knowncity, for example, poisonous gases from cars pollute the air so much that traffic policemen have towear oxygen masks.We have cut down so many trees that there are now vast areas of waste-land all over the world.As a result, farmers in parts of Africa cannot grow enough to eat. In certain countries in Asia there istoo little rice. Moreover, we do not take enough care of the countryside. Wild animals are quicklydisappearing. For instant, tigers are rare in India now because we have killed too many for them tosurvive. However, it isn’t enough simply to talk about the problem. We must act now before it is toolate to do anything about it. Join us now. Save the Earth. This is too important to ignore.39. In one well-known city, traffic policemen have to wear oxygen masks _____.A. in order to protect themselves from being injured B. because there are so many cars on thestreets101 C. because of air pollutionD. in spite of poisonous gases40. Smoke _____.A. causes an healthy lifeB. makes life in big cities difficultC. is harmful to healthD. is full of the big cities41. Why do farmers in parts of Africa and Asia not grow enough to eat ?A. Because people cut down many treesB. Because there are large areas of land that cannot be usedC. Because many trees have been plantedD. Because there is too little rice42. The seas and rivers nowadays _____.A. are dirty enough to swim inB. are contaminatedC. are less dirty than they used to beD. cannot be swum in43. Wild animals are _____.A. killed so many that they cannot live in the forestsB. indanger of extinctionC. being protected from natural environmentD. so rare that they cannot survive44. What’s the best title for the passage ?A. The EnvironmentB. ConservationC. Protect the Nature!D. Save theEarth!Part 5: WritingChoose the best opotion. Mark your choice on the answer sheet.45. We couldn't drive because of the fog.A. Because the fog we couldn't go on driving.B. The fog prevented us out of driving.C. The fog stopped us into driving.D. The fog prevented us from driving.46. remember/ lock/ door/ go out.A. Remember locking the door before going out.B. Remember to lock the door beforegoing out.C. You remember to lock the doot before you go out.D. Rememberto lock the door before you going out.47. Why don't you ask Jack for his advice?A. He asked Jack for his advice.B. Jack was asked for his advice.C. Jack shouldn't ask Jack for his advice.D. You should ake Jack for his advice.48. People are not allowed to enter the park after midnight because lack of security.A. becauseB. to enterC. afterD. of49. I'd rather to stay at home than go out at weekends.A. I'dB. go outC. to stayD. weekends50 . John's mother thought that chocolates were bad to him.A. himB. toC. chocolatesD. John'sSỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO HẬU GIANGTRƯỜNG THPT CHUYÊN VỊ THANHKỲ THI OLYMPIC TRUYỀN THỐNG 30 - 4 LẦN THỨ XVIĐỀ THI ĐỀ NGHỊ MÔN:TIẾNG ANH; LỚP :10102 QUESTION I.: (10 points)A. Identify the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from that of the other wordsin the group.1. A. experienceB. expensiveC. exhaustedD. exclusive2. A. visionB. measureC .usuallyD. pleasant3. A. cleanB. deathC. headD. heavy4. A. dinosaurB. launchC. nauseaD. laurel5. A. equationB. educationC. contributionD. nominationB. Identify the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the other words in the same group.1.A. trigonometryB. explanatory2.A. legislatureB. repository3.A. argumentativeB. psychological4.A. photographB. payroll5.A. majorityB. ceremonyQUESTION1A. PHONETIC1.C2.A3.A4.B5.AB. STRESS1. A2. A3. C4. DC. immediatelyC. magnificentC. contributoryC. accentC. astronomyD. democracyD. mistakeD. hypersensitiveD. regretfulD. investiture5. B103 QUESTION II. :Reading ( 40 points)A. Read the passage and choose the correct answer for the following questions:On the tiny island of Flores, east of Bali and midway between Asia and Australia, the scientists havediscovered the remain of a small, hobbit-like species of humans. These people grew no larger than themodern three-year-old child. They lived about 18,000 years ago and are completely different species ofhuman.[1] This remarkable discovery shows that the human species is more varied and flexible in its abilityto adapt than previously thought. These hobbit-like people join a short list of other type of human.[2][3] The researchers believe that these hobbits evolved from a normal size, human population thatreached Flores around 840,000 years ago. [4] One likely explanation is that, over thousands of years, thespecies became smaller because the environmental conditions favored a smaller body size. The dwarfingof mammals on islands occurs frequently. Islands limit food supply and predators and species competefor the same environmental space. Survival would depend on minimizing energy requirements.1.Which is the main topic of this passage?A.the discoveries of a hobbit-like species of human and its significance.B.the reason for the dwarfing of mammalsC.detailed information about the features of a different species of humanD.a fictitious character in world history2.What makes this discovery so significant?A.It shows that hobbits may have existed.B.It shows that human can change a great deal according to the demands of theenvironment.C.It shows that humans do not need a lot of different foods.D.This shows that small islands are good place for smaller species3.The word “remain” in the passage is closest in meaning toA.fossilsB.picturesC.descendantsD.records4.Which of the following best favors a smaller body size?A.s small, isolated area where there is a limited food supplyB.a mainland where there is a little competition for survivalC.an environment where there are many predatorsD.an island that has a large and varied food supply5.According to the passage, all of the following can dwarf a species of animal or human exceptA.limited landB.little foodC.few predatorsD.a deeply forested area with little sunshine6.Which of the following is true of the newly discovered species?A.They are the only human species to live with modern man.B.They were only as intelligent as a three-year-old child.C.They moved from island to island.D.They needed less food than modern human.7.We learn from the passage that dwarfing has occurredA.on every continentB.on other islands as wellC.only on the island discussed in the passageD.none of the above8.According to the passage, why does a smaller size help species survive under certaincondition?A.It allows them to consume less food.104 B.It makes them more difficult for predators to see.C.It allows them to move more quickly.D.All of the above9.In the passage, the term “the same environmental space” meansA.the islandB.AsiaC.The mountainsD.Australia10. Which of the best place for the following sentence?“ This discovery has taught scientists a lot about the human species”A.[1]B.[2]C.[3]D.[4]B. Read the passage and then decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space.Modern cinema audiences expect to see plenty of thrilling scenes in action film. These scenes, whichare (1)_______as stunts, are usually given by stuntmen who are specially trained to do dangerousthings safely. (2)________ can crash a car, but if you’re shooting a film, you have to extremely(3)______sometimes stopping right in front of the camera and the film crew. At an early(4)________ in the production, an expert stuntman is (5)______in to work out the action scenes andform a team. He is the only person who can go against the wishes of the director, (6)_______ he willusually only do this in the regards of safety.Many famous actor like to do the dangerous part by themselves, which produces better shots,since stuntmen don’t have to (7)______ in for the actors. Actors like to become (8)______in all theimportant aspects of the character they are playing, but without the recent process in safetyequipment, insurance companies would never (9) _______them take the risk. To do their own stunts,actors need to be good athletes, but they must also be sensible and know their (10)_______. If theywere to be hurt, the film would come to a sudden halt.1. A. remarkedB. knownC. referredD. named2. A. EveryoneB. SomeoneC. AnyoneD. No-one3. A. detailed B. plainC. straightD. precise4. A. periodB. minuteC. partD. stage5. A. ledB. takenC. drawnD. called6. A. despiteB. soC. althoughD. otherwise7. A. workB. getC. putD. stand8. A. connectedB. arrangedC. involvedD. affected9. A. allowB. letC. permitD. admit10. A. limitsB. endsC. frontiersD. bordersC. Read the passage and fill in the gaps, using one word in each:Whenever you are football crazy or keen on tennis, working out to music can improve the coordination of your mind and body. The suggestion that rock or pop music that may ever (1) ________a partin sports training would have been (2)________ as a joke not so long ago. But today modern music isincreasingly filling the gym as well as the front room.The (3)_______of exercise to music is not new. For years, especially in eastern Europe, the benefitsof sportsmen and sportswomen receiving instruction in ballet and classical dance, with their stress(4)________total body control and balance, have been (5)________ recognized.Figure- skating and ice-dance are (6)__________to music and can be said to be specialized forms ofthis type of exercise. But ballet and classical dance can be applied to other sports than are also (7)_________to the eye, such as gymnastics and skiing, both of (8) ________ demand high standard of balance, coordination and suppleness.In western Europe and North American, much more interest has been shown in working out toclassical music. Even sports which seem to (9)_______ muscular strength more than other physical105 requirement have taken (10)__________ exercise to music as a valuable addition to (11) ______ ownspecialized training schemes.Devotees of soccer, rugby and rowing now regularly train to music: even those who take part inweightlifting, which demands enormous physical strength, and (12)_____in athletics field events, find thatexercise to music is beneficial and (13)______ their movements more fluid.Sport is benefiting form the keep-fit boom of recent years. Since the early 1980s, the advantagesaerobics, (14)________ particular, have been brought home to (15)________ mass audience by television,tapes and books.D. Read the article. Choose the most suitable heading from the list A - I for each part (1 - 7) of thearticle. There is one extra heading that you do not need. There is an example at the beginning (0).0ILarry Walters was a lorry driver, but he had always wanted to fly. After leaving school, he wanted to becomean Air Force pilot, but unfortunately, he was turned down because of his poor eyesight. So he had to do withwatching others fly the fighter jets that criss - crossed the skies over his backyard. As he sat there in hisgarden chair, he dreamed about the magic of flying.1Then one day, Larry came across an advertisement in the local paper and realized there was a way of makinghis dreams come true. He went to a specialist store and bought forty - five weather balloons and several tanksof helium. These were not brightly - coloured party balloons, but large spheres measuring more than onemetre when fully inflated. His plan was to float lazily into the sky, and spend the afternoon running himself10m above his girlfriend's garden before eventually coming back down to earth.2When he returned home, he attached the balloons to his garden chair, tied the chair to his car, and filled theballoons with helium. Then he packed a few sandwiches and drinks and took his air gun so that he couldburst a few balloons when it was time to return to earth.3When his preparations were complete, Larry sat in his chair and cut the cord. But he made a mistake in hiscalculations and things did not turn out quite as he had planned. He did not float up as gently as he hadexpected: within seconds, he passed the 10m altitude that he had hoped to reach, rising quickly to 30m andthen 300m. he climbed and went on climbing until he finally leveled at 3,000m.4At that height, he did not want to risk shooting any of the balloons because he was afraid it might unbalancehis aircraft and send him, crashing to the ground. So he stayed up there among the clouds, sailing around forfourteen hours desperately trying to come up with a solution to the problem of how to get back to earth.5Eventually, many hours later, he drifted into the main approach corridor for Los Angeles InternationalAirport. Fortunately, a Pan Am flight passed him and air traffic control was alerted. The pilot explained thathe had just seen an armed man floating in a garden chair at 3,000m just outside the plane. Understandably,the air traffic controller found this difficult to believe, but a few minutes later a Delta Airlines pilot calledwith the same message. Radar confirmed the existence of an unidentified flying object above the airport andthe authorities sent for a Navy helicopter to investigate.6As night began to fall, offshore breezes began to blow Larry out to sea, and when the helicopter arrives, thewind from the propeller kept pushing his home - made aircraft further away. Eventually, they hoveredseveral hundred metres above him and managed to drop down a line, with which they were able to pull himgradually back to safety.7As soon as Larry hit the ground, he was taken away by the police charged with invading Los Angeles'International Airport airspace. But as he was being led away in handcuffs, a television reported called out,”Why did you do it?" Larry stopped, looked at the man and explained. "I've been dreaming of flying for years.I just got tired of waiting".A. No way downF. A bright idea106 B. An incredible reportC. A difficult rescueD. Free as a birdE. Under arrestANSWER KEYS :QUESTION 2A1.B 2.C3.DB.1. A 2.B3.AC.1. play3. idea / concept5. widely7.pleasing / satisfying9.demand11.their13.makes / keeps15.aD. 1. F 2. H3. GG. Heading for the cloudsH. Getting ready for take - offI. A lifelong ambition4.C4.A5.D5.D6.C6.D7.D7.B8.C8. A9.B9.A6.C7.E10.A10.A2. considered / regarded4. on6. performed8. which10. up12. competitors14. in4. A5.B107 QUESTION III: Grammar ( 20 points)A. Put each verb given in brackets into an appropriate tense or form.(1. "You have just missed the last train." "Never mind, I (walk)……………..."2. "When we (take)………………. our exams, we (have) ……………..a holiday."3. "You (know)……………… the way to the Global Theatre?" "No." "Then I (show) ………………….you."`4. Thousands of people (see)……………… this exhibition by the end of the month.5. By the time you (finish)……………….. cooking they (do)……………. their homework.6. I don't think he (change)……………………. in the thirty years I (know)………………….. him.7. Then about a year ago he (disappear)……………………. and I (never hear) ………………………fromhim since.8. My father (fight)……………………… for four years in the last war.9. I'm taking my daughter out tonight. She (not have)………………. fun for a long time.10. You're just in time to hear a nice bit of news. Our neighbor is engaged to get married.He (bring)………………….. me the news himself this morning.B. Complete the following sentences using the verbs given in the box. You have to use the correct tensesof the verbs and the appropriate particles.GIVEPUTDRAWSHOUTBRINGNOTEGETADDCOMEDRIFT1. The lady ............................. the bus, walked toward the shop and entered it.2. The victim didn't have the least idea how he ............................. the plane crash.3. I'll tell you what, she will soon ............................. the secret .............................4. The serious face of teacher ............................. the lazy student ............................. cheating in the examroom.5. The goalkeeper asked something and the captain ............................. a reply.6. I think a sip of wine can ............................. him.7. His comment only ............................. her resentment toward him.8. At the moment they ............................. a plan for their next picnic.9. After the argument, they were ............................. from each other.10. The students were trying to ............................. the explanation given by the famous lecturer.C. Fill in each of the blanks with an appropriate preposition.1. She nodded her head ............................. assent.2. These new TV sets are ............................. great demand.3. I've been away so long I feel ............................. touch with things.4. The favourite will win, he is ............................. very good form.5. He bought the property ............................. a view to building a factory on it.6. It's unbelievable. The under - dog is ............................. the lead.7. They are ............................. league ............................. our enemies.8. I disagreed with his ideas ............................. principle.9. In those days people concealed their beliefs ............................. pain of death.10. I am not ............................. the least interested.ANSWER KEYSQUESTION 3A.1. will walk2. have taken – shall show3. Do …… know – will show4. will have seen5. finish – shall have done108 6. has changed – have known7. disappeared – have never heard8. fought9. hasn’t had10. broughtB.1. got off6. bring – round2. came through7. adds // added to3. give - away 8. drawing up4. put - off9. drifting apart5. shouted back10. note downC.1. in6. in2. in7. in – with3. out of8. in4. in9. on // under5. with10. in109 QUESTION IV: word form(20 points)A.Choose the right verbs provided in the box, then use the most suitable forms of the verbs to fillin the numbered blanks.ENVIRONMENTDEEPEASYLONGABLEEXPLOREBEGININDUSTRYFARWORRYFREEZEIf the worst fear of Russian and Western(0) environmentalists turn out to be true, as seem likely,the(1)…………………………………..of a single major (2)…………………………………plant to poison atake containing one-fifth of the planet’s fresh water will be (3)………………………new evidence of justhow(4)………………………….the Earth’s life support system can be harmed. Lake Baikal,400 milesin(5)……………………………andthedeepestintheworld,isoneofthelastfew(6)………………………places on Earth.(7)…………………….over in winter. it curves through a partof Siberia where Asia is spiltting apart ,the(8)…………………..of a future ocean. More than 5,000 feet in(9)…………………………..with another four-mile-thick layer of mud(10)……………………….down ,thelake’s cold, oxygen-rich water are full of strange life forms.B. Complete these sentences, using the suitable form of the words in brackets :1.There will be a special ………….for these patients of bird flu.( separated )2.I think you should write something more for your instruction. It is ……….( complete )3.……….is very important in scientific experiments .( accurate )4.……….is a person who follows or attends a course for doing something.( train )5.I don’t want to go at first, but later I have to because of her………..( persuade )6.The ………. problem should be solved before the end of this month.( theory )The forest fire seemed to be………..by the rain yesterday.( weak )7.They worked …………after their demand had been refused.( patient )8.The ABC company has had a very …………………………year.(success)9.The new schedules are not ….............with the night shift workers in our factory.( popular)Answer keysQUESTION 4 :WORD FORMA.1. ability2. industrial3. worrying4. easily5. length6. unexplored7. frozen8. beginning9. depth10. furtherB.1. separation3. accuracy5. persuasion7. weakened9. successful2.4.6.8.uncompletedtraineetheoreticalimpatiently10. popularized110 QUESTION V: Error Correction( 10 points)Most of the lines in this text contain an unnecessary word. A few of the lines are correct.Read the text carefully, find the extra words and mark them. Tick any lines that are correct.Two examples are given.............the....... 0 It’s quite rare to meet teenagers who don’t like the sports.................... 00 When you are young, you know how important it is to do...................... 1 physical exercise if only you want to be healthy and strong,...................... 2 and for there reason you often concentrate on just one sport...................... 3 with so much of enthusiasm that in the end you can’t live...................... 4 without it. The problem is, even though, that is you gow...................... 5 up you have less and less spare time. At our age when you...................... 6 have to study harder if you want to get good marks for to...................... 7 go to university , with perhaps only one afternoon a week...................... 8 to do any sport. This happens just when you are being at...................... 9 the best age for many sports, such as gymnastics and..................... 10 swimming .by the time you will finish all your studies you..................... 11 will probably be too much old to be really good at sports like..................... 12 those ,but if you have spend enough time on training while..................... 13 you are young ,then one day you will find it that you are..................... 14 very good at your sport but too old to study ,and what you..................... 15 will find it impossible to get good job. Somehow , it doesn’tseem fair.QUESTION 5: ERROR CORRECTION1.only2.V3.of4.even5.when6.for7.V8.being9.V10.will11.much12.have13.it14.what15.V111 QUESTION VI: Transformation( 10 points)1.Is this the only way to reach the city center?Isn’t……………………………………………………………………………………?2.I have never seen such a mess in my life!Never……………………………………………………………………………………3.The weather is probably not going to change.……………………………………………………………………………………………4.I’d made up my mind, but at the last minute I lost my confidence. (FEET)……………………………………………………………………………………………5.I couldn’t help smiling when he told me of his plan. (A STRAIGHT FACE)……………………………………………………………………………………………6.He seemed to be worried about something. (IMPRESSION)……………………………………………………………………………………………7.Just thinking about his face at that moment makes me laugh.The very………………………………………………………………………………8.Their chances of success are smallIt’ snot……………………………………………………………………………………9. I really want to see her again. (DYING)………………………………………………………………………………………………10.This house is very different from the little flat we used to live in. (CRY)……………………………………………………………………………………………Answer keysQUESTION 6:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.Isn’t there any another way to reach the city center?Never in my life have I seen such a mess!There will probably be no change in the weather.I’d made up my mind, but at the last minutes I got/had cold feet.I couldn’t keep a straight face when he told me of his plan.I had/got the impression that he was worried about something.The very thought of his face at that moment makes me laugh.It’s not likely that they will succeed.I am dying to see her again.This house is a far cry from the little flat we used to live in.112 Së Gi¸o dôc - ®µo t¹o hµ néiTRƯỜNGNGTRtr−êng thpt øng hoµ am«n thi : tiÕng anh 10k× thi chänchän häc sinh giái cÊpN¨m häc 20092009-2010Thêi gian : 120 phót§Ò thi gåm04 trang )(Hä vµ tªn thÝ sinh:…………………………………………….Sè b¸o danh………..-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------A - PhÇn tr¾c nghiÖm:I. Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the rest:1. A. watchedB. stoppedC. locatedD. washed2. A. foodB. schoolC. footD. afternoon3. A. senseB. musicC. discussD. serious4. A. delights B. livesC. businessD. roles5. A. human B. womanC. brilliantD. humaneII. Choose A, B, C or D to complete the following sentences :6. This river is ……………..with chemical waste from those factories.A. pollutedB. pollutingC. pollutantD. pollution7. If Americans ate fewer foods with sugar and salt, their general health ……….better.A. beB. will beC. isD. would be8. You won’t get well…………………….you take your medicine.A. unlessB. ifC. providedD. in case9. I saw Jack yesterday morning while I………………….home from work.A. walkedB. had been walking C. was walkingD. am walking10. My brother is interested in doing………………….research.A. scientistB. scienceC. scientificD. scientifically11. I’ll let you know as soon as I……………….the results.A. will getB. getC. gotD. am getting12. Mary always ………………………….careful notes of what her teachers say.A. makesB. writesC. takesD. draws13. It takes a long time……………………………….a foreign language.A. to learningB. to learnC. learningD. for us learn14. Many species of animals and plants today are…………………A. endangeredB. in riskC. riskyD. under danger15. She had changed so much that……………………..anyone recognized her.A. almostB. hardlyC. notD. nearly16. He filled in the necessary forms and …………………….for a job.A. appealedB. askedC. requestedD. applied17. I’m very busy at the moment so it may take a…………time to answer your letters.A. littleB. fewC. smallD. someIII. Choose A, B, C or D that needs correcting :18. Jogging is the more popular form of exercise among the under-40s.ABCD19. It’s nearly two years since I last have gone to Da Lat.AB CD20. This time tomorrow, I’ll be relax by my swimming pool.ABCD21. I like the present whom you gave me on my birthday.ABCD113 22. He didn’t get the job despite of his experience in the field.ABCD23. Ones of the most interesting things for me to do is listening to music.ABCD24. The young has the future in their hands.ABCD25. The man about that I told you yesterday is a famous scientist.ABCDIV. Choose one word or phrase which best completes each gap of the passage:Computers are helpful (26)…………….many ways. First, they are fast. They can work withinformation (27)……………more quickly than a person. Second, computers can work with(28)………..information at the same time. Third, they can (29)…………. information for a long time.They do not forget things the common people do. Also, computers are (30)………… always correct.They are not perfect, of course, but they usually do not (31)………..mistakes.These day, (32)…………..is important to know about computers. There are a number of things tolearn. Some companies have classes (33)…………work. Also, most universities offer day and nightcourses in computer science. (34)………way to learn is from a book, or from a friend.(35)…………….a few hours of practise, you can work with computers. You may not be an expert,but you can have fun.26. A. inB. byC. throughD. on27. A. hardlyB. evenC. whollyD. entirely28. A. a lotB. a lot ofC. plentyD. much of29. A. stayB. remainC. holdD. keep30. A. mostB. mostlyC. almostD. hardly31. A. doB. takeC. makeD. have32. A. thisB. thatC. theyD. it33. A. atB. inC. forD. with34. A. AnotherB. OtherC. OthersD. The other35. A. WithinB. AfterC. ForD. DuringV. Choose the correct sentence among A, B, C or D which has the same meaning as the given one.36. I’m looking for a job as a secretary.A. I’m looking for someone who works as a secretary.B. I was offer a job as a secretary.C. I’m trying to find a job as a secretary.D. A secretary is looking for a job as my job.37. The thick fog made it impossible for me to drive to work.A. I couldn’t drive.B. I couldn’t control the car because the fog was thick.C. I couldn’t control the car because of the thick fog.D. The thick fog prevented me from driving to work.38. I rang the doorbell, but nobody answered.A. Although we rang the doorbell, there was no sound.B. Although we rang the doorbell, nobody answered.C. The doorbell rang, but nobody appeared.D. Nobody was in, so the doorbell continued to ring.39. Unless you can swim, you aren’t allowed to sail this boat.A. Anyone who wants to sail this boat must be able to swim.B. If you can’t swim, you will have to go in this boat.C. You may sail this boat whether you can swim or not.D. The only person allowed to swim are those in this boat.40. They will have given up the research by now.A. The research will been have given up by now.B. They aren’t doing the research now.114 C. The research will have been given up by now.D. The research will be continued by now.B - PhÇn tù luËn:I. READING : Read the text carefully and answer the questions below:There is no doubt that the environment is in trouble. Factories burn fossil fuels which produceacid rain, and this kills trees. At the same time, greenhouse gases rise into the air and contribute toglobal warming, which threatens to melt the polar ice cap. Meanwhile farmers clear huge areas ofrain forest in places such as the Amazon to produce feeding land for cattle or produce wood forbuilding. Rivers and oceans are so heavily contaminated by industrial waste that it is no longer safe togo swimming. Cars pump out poisonous gases which we all have to breathe in. Poaching andoverfishing are killing off millions of animals, including whale, elephants and other endangeredspecies. In fact, all around us, all living things large and small which comprise our finely balancedecosystem are being systematically destroyed by human greed and thoughtlessness.There is a lot we can do, however, to prevent this. The easiest thing, of course, is to recyclewaste material such as paper and glass so that we can use it again. If you are truly committed toprotecting the environment , of course, you should only buy organic fruit and vegetables, safe in theknowledge that they have been naturally cultivated. Finally, we should buy a small car that usesunleaded petrol which is less harmful to the environment or, even better, make more use of publictransport.1. According to the text, what kills trees ?→ …………………………………………………………………………………………2. Why are rivers and oceans no longer safe enough to swim in ?…………………………………………………………………………………………..3. According to the text, which animals are considered endangered ?→ …………………………………………………………………………………………4. In general, what is destroying our ecosystem ?→……………………………………………………………………………………………5. According to the text, what can we do to protect the environment?→……………………………………………………………………………………………II. Complete each sentence with a word formed from the word in CAPITALS.1. You should always pay………… to what the teacher says.ATTEND2. Tony is…………..to win the designing contest this time.DETERMINATION3. Some students find it hard to learn English……………. .PRONOUNCE4. The government is trying hard to deal with the problem of…… . EMPLOY5. Television is one of the cheapest forms of…………….. .ENTERTAIN6. Our company has just undergone some major……. changes.TECHNOLOGY7. Her parents rarely……………….. her to go out with herfriends, especially at night.PERMISSION8. The game has been cancelled because the number of….…………. is too small.PARTICIPATE1………………………….5……………………………………2…………………………6……………………………………3…………………………7……………………………………4…………………………8……………………………………III. Finish the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one:1.The children couldn’t go swimming because the sea was very rough.→ The sea was too………………………………………………………………2.We didn’t have enough money, so we didn’t go on holiday.→ If we………………………………………………………………………….3 .Phone now or you will be late.→ You will………………………………………………………………………4. I advise you to put your money in a bank.→ You’d ……………………………………………………………………….115 5. We haven’t been to a concert for over a year.→ The last time…………………………………………………………………6 .I haven’t eaten this kind of food before.→ This is the first……………………………………………………………….7. They let their children go to the zoo last Sunday.→ Their children……………………………………………………………….IV. Build sentences , using the given words to make meaningful sentences.1. Tourists / come / all over / world / want / visit / historic buildings / London.→…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2. 75% / earth surface / covered / seas / oceans.→……………………………………………………………………………………3. Scientists / send / submarines / devices / investigate / ocean depths.→……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4. Young whales / now / danger / because of / increase / population / other sea animals.→……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..A - I. 1.CII.6.A12.CIII.18.B24.BIV. 26.A31.CV.36.C2.C7.D13.B19.D25.A27.B32.D37.DTHE END –ANSWERS3.B8.A14.A20.C4.A9.C15.B21.B5.D10.C16.D22.B28.B33.A38.B29.D34.A39.A30.C35.B40.C11.B17.A23.AB - Reading : 2,5 ®iÓm1. Acid rain kills trees.2. Because they are heavily contaminated by industrial waste.3. Whales, elephants and some others.4. Human greed and thoughtlessness are destroying our ecosystem.5. To protect the environment , we can recycle waste materials, buy only organic fruit andvegetables , use a small economical car , or use public transport.I.4 ®iÓm1. attention5. entertainment2. determined6. technological3. pronunciation7. permit / permitted4. unemployment8. participantsII.3,5 ®iÓm1. The sea was too rough for the children to go swimming.2. If we had had enough money, we could have gone on a holiday.3. You will be late if you don’t phone now.4. You’d better put your money in a bank.5. The last time I went to a concert was over a year ago.6. This is the first time I have eaten this kind of food.7. Their children were allowed to go to the zoo last Sunday.III.2 ®iÓm116 1. Tourists who come from all over the world want to visit historic buildings in London.2. 75% of the earth surface is covered by seas and oceans.3. Scientists can send submarines and devices to investigate the ocean depths.4. Young whales are now in danger because of the increase in population of other seaanimals.SỞ GD-ĐT H À NỘITRƯỜNG THPTPHÚ XUYÊN AĐĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI NĂM HỌC 2009-2010MÔN: TIẾNG ANH - KHỐI 10(Thời gian làm bài: 120 phút)Full name:……………………………………………………………SBD:……………--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I. Put the verb in the correct form.A. Marry had to go to New York last week, but she almost(1)…………..(miss) the plane.She(2)…………….(stand) in the queue at the check-in desk when she suddenly(3)……………(realise) that she(4)……………..(leave) her passport at home. Fortunately, she doesn’t live very farfrom the airport, so she(5)………………(have) time to take a taxi home to get it.She(6)………….(get) back to the airport just in time for her flight.B. Last night I(7)……………..(just/go) to bed and (8)……………...(read) a book when suddenlyI(9)…………….(hear) a noise. I (10)……………(get) up to see what it was but I(11)………………(not/see) anything, so I (12)…………..(go) back to bed.1…………………. 2………………… 3………………… 4………………….5………………….6…………………7………………… 8………………….9………………….10………………….11……………….12………………..II. Rewrite each of the following sentences in such a way that it has the same meaning as theprinted above sentence.1. I had only just put the phone down when the Boss rang back.-> Hardly…………………………………………………………………………………2. While I strongly disapprove of your behaviour, I will help you this time.-> Despite my ……………………………………………………………………………3. Her hobby is one thing that she doesn’t intend to give up.-> She has ………………………………………………………………………………..4. They were seasoned travelers, which we hadn’t expected them to be!-> Contrary ………………………………………………………………………………5. She never seems to succeed, even though she works hard.-> However ……………………………………………………………………………6. My mother was the most warm-hearted person I’ve ever known.-> I’ve ……………………………………………………………………………………7. The noise next door did not stop until after midnight.-> It was not ……………………………………………………………………………..8. He didn’t return to his native village until the war ended.-> Not until ………………………………………………………………………………9. “ Don’t do that! Are you mad?” She said to me.-> She told………………………………… and………………………………………10. Someone is going to repair my TV tomorrow.-> I’m …………………………………………………………………………………..11. People say that he beats his wife.117 -> He…………………………………………………………………………………12. I would love to live in Paris for a year.-> If only……………………………………………………………………………….13. “ You stole the jewels!” the Inspector said to him.-> The inspector accused…………………………………………………………………14. You can try to get Tim to lend you his car but you won’t succeed.-> There’s no point……………………………………………………………………….15. “ Why hasn’t Peter phoned?” She wondered.-> She wondered……………………………………………………………………….III: Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word ineach space. After each space you are given a clue to the kind of word that is missing.RegretsMost of us (0) are always forgetting important dates, apart (1)....................(preposition) the luckyfew (2)………………….(relative pronoun) are blessed with a good memory or the ability to organize(3) .................(reflexive pronoun) so they don't forget important obligations. How many times (4)................... (auxiliary verb) we all said, "I wish I had remembered!" How (5) ............... (adverb offrequency) have we offended people by failing to remember (6)………….(pronoun) birthdays orname days?(7)………….(conjunction) they say it doesn't matter, we know, deep down, that we(8)…………(auxiliary verb) hurt their feelings. We can always try to make it (9) ..............(preposition) to them next time but unfortunately the damage has (10) .............. (auxiliary verb) doneand our relationship with that person (11) ............ (modal verb, future) never quite be the same again.On the other hand, we sometimes do (12) .............. (very or too?) much for someone else becausewe want to please them and then feel we have damaged (13) .................. (pronoun) own interests indoing so. When friends (14) .................. ( auxiliary verb) involved we may find it difficult to say "no"when they ask us to (15)…………..( do or make?) them a favour, but true friendship should meanthat we can say "no" without risk to relationship.1………………2……………….3……………….4………………5………………6………………7……………….8……………….9……………10……………..11……………..12………………13………………14……………..15……………..IV. Read the text below use the words given in capitals at the end of each line to form a wordthat fits in the space in the same line.occupyOne thing i know is that I wouldn’t like to have an occupationthat has anything to do with physics, (1)………….. or maths;chemistI am not the (2) …………… type at all. In fact at school, I was ascienceComplete (3) ……………. In these subjects. Neither am I very goodfallat dealing with people, nor am I (4) ………….. , so jobs inambitionbusiness, administration and (5) …………. don’t really interestManageme either, Morever I find it (6) ……………. to be surrounded byirritatea lot of people; I would much rather have a job involving creativework or (7) ……………..skills of some sort. I would like to haveartthe chance of work outdoors (8) ………….. and perhaps do a bit ofoccasiontraveling too, I am not (9) …………….concerned about becomingpaticularrich but I would like to have a (10) ……………inome enoughreasonto live completely.1) ………………2) ……………….3) ……………..4)………………5)……………….6)………………..7)………………8)……………….9)……………….10)……………….V. There is one mistake in each of the following sentences. Find and correct it.1. He seldom goes to the market, doesn’t he?2. One of the girls worked in that company was badly injured in the fire.3. They are doing plans for their picnic in the countryside.4. It was so good weather that we decided to go to the beach.118 5. Thomas asked that Mary should go to see the doctor.6. Nobody watched, so the boy took the packet of sweets from the shelf and putting it in his pocket.7. One of the reasons why he was late for the meeting was because the bad weather.8. My brother is falling in love on the girl he met at university.9. He drove enough slowly to stop just in front of the accident on the way home.10. What did you have for lunch? A few rice and some oranges.1)……………………2)………………….3)…………………..4)………………….5)……………………6)………………….7)…………………..8)………………….9)……………………10)…………………VI. Make all the changes and additions necessary to produce from the following set for wordsand phrases, sentences that together make a complete letter or paragraph.Dear Robert,1. Thank you/letter/ I receive/ when/ get home/ last night.……………………………………………………………………………………………2. I/ be pleased/ hear your/ after such/ long time.……………………………………………………………………………………………3. I love/ go ballet/ with you/ but I/ not be free/ until 6.30 p.m.……………………………………………………………………………………………4. How about come/ my flat/ and have/ something/ eat/ before/ go?……………………………………………………………………………………………5. I/ not want/ take my car/ because it be/ difficult/ find somewhere/ park.……………………………………………………………………………………………6. Why/ we not go/ taxi?……………………………………………………………………………………………7. Let hope/ dancing be/ good as/ reviews say.……………………………………………………………………………………………8. I look forward/ see you/ tomorrow night.……………………………………………………………………………………………Love,JackieVII. Fill each of the numbered blanks in the following passage. Use only one word in eachspace.Computers are helpful in many ways: First, they are fast. They can work with information muchmore quickly than a person. (1)……………, computers can work with lots of information atthe(2)……………time. Third, they can keep(3)………….. for a long time. They do not forget thingsthe way(4)……………do.Also, computers are almost always correct. They (5)…………not perfect, of course, but they don’t usually make mistakes. These days, (6)……………is importantto know something about computers. There are a number of ways to(7)……………Some companies have classes at work. Also, most universities offer day and(8)……………..Courses in computer science. Another way to learn is (9)……………..a book. There are many booksabout computers in bookstores and libraries. Or you can learn from a friend. After a few hours ofpractice you can work with (10)…………… you may not be an expert, but you can have fun.1………………2………………3………………4………………..5……………… 6……………… 7……………… 8……………… 9………………..10……………..ĐÁP ÁN ĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI NĂM HỌC 2009- 2010MÔN: TIẾNG ANH- KHỐI 10I. Put the verb in the correct form.A. 1. missed2. was standing3. realised4. had left5. had6. gotB. 7. had just gone8. was reading 9. heard10. got11. didn’t see 12. wentII. Rewrite each of the following sentences in such a way that it has the same meaning as theprinted above sentence.119 1.Hardly had i put the phone down when the boss rang.2. Despite my strong disapprove of your behaviour, I will help you this time.3. She has no intention of giving up her hoppy.4. Contrary to what we had expected(them to be)/ our expectation, they were seasoned travelrs.5. However hard she works she never seems to succeed.6. I’ve never known a more warm- hearted person than my mother(was).7. It was not until after midnight that the noise next door stopped.8. Not until the war ended did he return to his native village.9. She told me not to do that and asked (me) if I was mad.10. I’m going to have my TV repaired tomorrow.11. He is said to beat his wife.12. If only I could live in Paris for a year.13. The inspector accused him of stealing jewels.14.There’s no point in your trying to get him to lend you his car.15. She wondered why Peter hadn’t phoned.III. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word ineach space. After each space you are given a clue to the kind of word that is missing.1. from 2. who 3. themselves 4. have 5. often6. their 7. although8.have9. up10. been11. can 12. too 13. our14. are 15.doIV. Read the text below use the words given in capitals at the end of each line to form a wordthat fits in the space in the same line.1. chemistry2. scientific3. failure4. ambitious5. management6. irritating7. artistic8. occassionally9. particularly 10. reasonableV. There is one mistake in each of the following sentences. Find and correct it.1. doesn’t –does2. worked- working/who worked3. doing- making4. so- such5. asked- suggested 6. putting- put 7. because- because of8. on – with9. enough slowly- slowly enough10. few- littleVI. Make all the changes and additions necessary to produce from the following set for wordsand phrases, sentences that together make a complete letter or paragraph.1. Thank you for the letter that I received when I got home last night.2. I was pleased to hear from you after such a long time.3. I’d love to go to the ballet with you but I won’t free until 6.30 p.m.4. How about coming to my flat and have something to eat before we go?5. I don’t want to take my car because it will be difficulty to find somewhere to park.6. Why don’t we go by taxi?7. Let’s hope the dancing will be good as the reviews say.8. I’m looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night.VII. Fill each of the numbered blanks in the following passage. Use only one word in eachspace.1. second2. same3. information 4. to5. are6. it7. learn8. night9. from 10. computers120 KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎILỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2009 - 2010-----------------------------------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCMôn:TIẾNG ANHThời gian: 180 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)ĐIỂM........................NHẬN XÉT………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………PHÁCH...........................----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I. PHONETICS: ( 10 points)Part 1: Choose the word that has the underlined part pronounced differently from the others.12.3.4.5a. cameraa. gulfa. oceana. pollutea. clubb. famousb surfaceb. underseab. speciesb. lambc. gladc. submarinec. beneathc. acceptc. doubtd. familyd. currentd. deepd. receiptd. bomberPart 2: Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently from the others,1. a. tobacco2. a. scientific3. a. entertain4. a. computer5. a. televisionb. contentedb. atomicb. communicateb. importantb. communityc. buffaloc. impossiblec. receivec. villagersc. atmosphered. transplantingd. professord. complaind. conditiond. damageII. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR (20 points)Part 1: Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle the letter A, B, Cor D next to the correct word or phrase.1. We don't allow ................. in the classrooms.A. people smokeB. smokeC. people to smoke D. to smoking2. What a dangerous thing to do! You .................. have been killed!A. mayB. canC. mustD. might3. By the time I applied, all the hoilday vouchers ................. used up.A. had beenB have beenC. wereD. are4. I felt as if I ................... a confidence.A. have betrayedB. would betrayC. had betrayedD. am betraying5. His job was to………….out the good apples from the bad ones.A. sortB. findC. chooseD. share6. How could you have .......................... him for your brother?A. confusedB. consideredC. thoughtD. mistaken7. The book …………consists of 4 parts, has been translated in French.A. whichB. in whichC. to whichD. on which8. If we want to ……….up with them we’d better be hurry.A. comeB. arriveC. approachD. catch9. The grocer's shop ................... since the supermarket opened.A. closedB. has closedC. has been closing D. is closed10. In ten year's time the population of the world...................... to 500 million.121 A. growsB. is growingC. has grownD. will have grownPart 2: Read the text below. Use the words given in capitals at the endword that fits in the space in the same line.My ideal jobOne thing I know is that I wouldn't like to have an occupationthat has anything to do with physics, (1) .................................. or maths;I am not the (2) .................................. type at all. In fact at school, I was acomplete (3) .................................. in these subjects. Neither am I verygood at dealing with people, nor am I (4) .................................., so jobs inbusiness, administration and (5) .................................. don't really interestme either. Moreover I find it (6) .................................. to be surrounded bya lot of people; I would much rather have a job involving creativework or (7) .................................. skills of some sort. I'd like to have thechance to work outdoors (8) .................................. and perhaps do a bit oftravelling too. I am not (9) ............................ concerned about becomingrich but I would like to have a (10) .................................. income - enoughto live comfortably.1.2.3.4.6.7.8.9.of each line to form aOCCUPYCHEMISTSCIENCEFAILAMBITIONMANAGEIRRITATEARTOCCASIONPARTICULARREASON5.10.III. READING (35 points)Part 1: Read the text about booking a flight and put the following sentences in the correctorder. There is one sentence that you don't need to use. Write the letters A, B, C, ... next to thenumbers. Number 1 has been done for you as an example.When you want to book a flight to a certain place, visit your nearest travel agent. Tell the travelagent the date when you want to travel and the destination to which you want to go. The travel agentwill then type the information into a small computer. After checking everything on the computerscreen, he/she will send the information to a central computer. The central computer contains allinformation about bookings and destinations, and sends a reply, showing which are the most suitableflights. It also shows whether the flights are fully booked or not. The information which is nowshown on the small computer screen is continually changing as other bookings are made in otherparts of the world.The travel agent now types in your booking, then the computer will ask for your name andaddress as well as for certain other information. It will also ask how you will pay for your ticket (bycheque or by credit card). Next the computer confirms the booking and makes a request for payment.When you have paid for your ticket, the travel agent types the information into the computer as well.Finally, some computers print out a ticket before you leave the travel agent’s.A. Details about the flights and seats available are sent back.B. The computer then wants information about the method of payment.C. The tickets are issued either at that time or later.D. The computer asks for personal details.E. Make your request to the travel agent and give him/her all the details.F. Your request is then checked and sent to the main computer.G. Go to a travel agent.H. The computer asks for payment.I. The computer asks for the flight number.J. The travel agent fills your initial request into a small computer.K. The booking is typed into the small computer.L. The booking is confirmed.122 1. G7.........2........3.........8.........4.........9.........5.........10.........6.........11.........Part 2: Read the passage and decide whether the following statement s are true or false. Writethe correct answer in each blank. (10 points)Important information for passengersArrivalWhen the plane lands, you are requested to keep the seat belt fastened until the light goes off andremain in your seat until the plane stops moving. This is for your own comfort and safety.Leaving the airportIf you are ending your journey at this airport, you should go up to the escalator to passport controland custom. If you are travelling further by rail of coach, you will find an information desk outsidethe custom hall, as well as a bank where you can change money.Catching another flightIf you are planning to change planes, you should follow the signs to the waiting lounge, where youshould check in and wait to board your connecting flight. There will be announcement when yourflight is due to take off. Our ground staff will be happy to help you.Leaving the planeAll passengers leaving the plane should make sure that they take everything with them. If you havechecked in any luggage, you should remember to collect it from the baggage area inside the airport.Continuing on this flightWe regret that passengers who are continuing their journey on this flight may not get off the plane.You may not smoke while the plane is on the ground.Thank you for flying with us. We hope to be able to welcome you on board again soon.True or false?1. All passengers must leave the plane .2. You must wait until the light goes out before undoing your seatbelt.3. Passengers who are leaving the airport must first go to the passport control.4. Passengers continuing by another plane must go through custom.5. You can change money before you go to passport control.6. You must go up to the escalator to the waiting lounge if you are changing planes.7. Passengers in the waiting lounge will hear an announcement when their plane is ready to leave.8. No one is allowed to smoke in the airport.9. The plane is going on to another place after some of passengers get off.10. Passengers who are leaving the plane should check that they have not left anything behind.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.123 Part 3: Fill in each numbered space with ONE suitable word from the list below, (there aremore words than needed):out, however,me, or, from, on, when, over, a, is, kind, this, up, to, real, unless, of, them, go, but.The world of dreamsMost people feel that when they dream, they are carried off to another world.(1)...........................the contrary, dreams are often connected (2) ................... our daily lives. (3)......................... our whole mind (4)........................ filled with something, when we are either veryupset (5)..................... when we are in good spirit, a dream will represent (6)...................... realityin symbols. It is often said that we benefit (7) ...................... dreams because they help the spiritto heal itself. when things (8)...............................wrong. Dreams are therefore (9) .......................kind of escape, almost a holiday from (10) ...................... life, with its fears and responsibilities .It is, (11) ....................., a strange (12) ............................ of holiday because whether we have awonderful time or whether it turns (13) .................... to be a nightmare, we quickly forget it.Most dreams disappear forever, (14) ......................... you are one of those people disciplinedenough to write (15) ........................ down as soon as you wake up.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.1011.12.13.14.15.IV. WRITING (35 points)Part 1: Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.1. I won't be able to go on holiday if my parents don't give me the money.Unless................................................................................................................................2. As soon as I put the phone down, it rang again!No sooner...........................................................................................................................3. What a pity these shops close at lunch-time.I wish ..............................................................................................................................4. How old is your father?What……………………….. .........................................................................................?5. We didn't go to the theatre. We stayed at home.We stayed …………………………………………………………………….……….124 6. You don’t need to finish all the work todayIt’s …………………………………………………………………………………7. If I had known that peter was in hospital, I would have visited himHad ..............................................................................................................................8. Let’s invite the Browns to the party on SundayHe suggested ................................................................................................................9. The refugees continued to feel unsafe until they had crossed the borderNot until .......................................................................................................................10. We like pasta but we don't have it everyday.Although ......................................................................................................................?Part 2: Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, andsome have a word which¸is not correct. If a line is correct, put a tick ( ). If a line has a wordwhich is not correct, write the word.Many countries around the world have no caves. This is1………………not because there are no hills or mountains in those place.2………………Some of the world's biggest mountains has no caves because3………………they are not made of the right sort of stone. But the low, limestone4………………hills of the northern of England and the south of France are full of5………………interest caves.6………………For hundreds of years, people having enjoyed finding caves7………………and going inside it. This sport is called "caving", and the people8……………...who do it are called “cavers”. Cave exploration began in Europe and9………………even today most cavers come from there. That is which we know so10……………much about European caves. And in many other parts of the world11………………there are hundreds of caves which few people have ever visited. For12………………example, there are many caves in Russian and Afganistan, in Albania13………………and China, but not many cavers in this countries and it is often14………………very difficult for foreign cavers to get permision to visit.15……………Part 3: COMPOSITION (You should spend about 30 minutes on this task.)In an essay of about 200 words, state the reasons why you want to live in the city or in the country……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….125 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….THE END126 BÀI T P TI NG ANHHƯỚNG DẪN CHẤMI. Phonetics:Part 1:Q#12345KeyBBADAQ#12345KeyCAACBPart 2:II. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR:Part 1.20 points(10 points) one point for each correct answerQ#12345678910KeyCDACADADCDPart 2.(10 points)1. chemistry 3. failure5. management7. artistic2. scientific 4. ambitious6. irritating8. occasionallyIII. READING:35 pointsPart 1: ( 10 points) one point for each correct answer2. E3. J4. F5. A7. D8. B9. L10. HPart 2.( 10 points) : 1 point for each correct word1. F6. FPart 32. T3. T7. T8. F( 15 points) : 1 point for each correct word4. F9. T9. particularly10. reasonable6. K11. C5.F10. T1. on2. to 3. when4. is5. or 6. this 7. from8. go 9. a10. real11. however 12. kind13 out 14. unless 15. themIV. WRITING (30 points)Part 1 . (15 points)1. Unless my parents give me the money, I won't be able to go on holiday.2. No sooner did/had I put the phone down than it rang again.3. I wish these shops opened at lunch-time..4. What is your father’s age?5. We stayed at home instead of going to the theatre.6. It’s not necessary (for you) to finish all the work today7. Had I known that Peter was in hospital, I would have visited him8. He suggested that we should invite the Browns to the party on Sunday.9. Not until had they crossed the border did they feel safe.10. Although we like pasta, we don't have it everyday.Part 2. (20 points)1. 9. 2.place 10.which 3.has 11. 4. 12. 5. northern 13.Russian 6.interest 14. this7. having 15.permision 8.127 SỞ GD & ĐT ......ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTĐề thi gồm 0… trangKÌ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TỈNHLỚP 10 THPT CHUYÊN NĂM HỌC 2013-2014Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH - CHUYÊNThời gian làm bài: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đềNgày thi: 16/4/2014PART A: LISTENINGSection 1: Question 1-10Listen and complete the notes below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER foreach answer. You will listen to the tape TWICE.JOB INQUIRYExample: Work at: a restaurant• Type of work: 1. _____________________________• Number of hours per week: 12 hours• Would need work permit• Work in the: 2. ____________________________ branch• Nearest bus stop: next to 3. _____________________________• Pay: 4. ₤ _____________________________ an hour• Extra benefits:- a free dinner- extra pay when you work on 5. _____________________________- transport home when you work 6. _____________________________• Qualities required:- 7. _____________________________- ability to 8. _____________________________• Interview arranged for: Thursday 9. _____________________________ at 6p.m• Bring the names of two referees• Ask for: Samira 10 _____________________________Section 2: Question 11-20Question 11-16: Listen and choose the best answer A, B, or C.11. PS Camping has been organizing holidays for __________.A. 15 yearsB. 20 yearsC. 25 years12. The company has most camping sites in _________.A. FranceB. ItalyC. Switzerland13. Which organized activity can children do every day of the week?A. footballB. dramaC. model making14. Some areas of the sites have “no noise” rule after _________.A. 9.30 p.mB. 10.00 p.mC. 10.30 p.m15. The holiday insurance that is offered by PS Camping ____________.A. can be charged on an annual basis.B. included in the price of the holidayC. must be taken out at the time of booking16. Customers who recommend PS Camping to friends will receive __________.A. a free giftB. an upgrade to a luxury tentC. a discountQuestion 17-20: Write the correct letter A, B, or C next to question 17-2What does the speaker say about the following items?A. They are provided in all tentsB. They are found in central areas of the campsiteC. They are available on request.17. barbecue18. toys19. cool boxes20. mops and buckets________________________________________________________________________________ PART B - LEXICO-GRAMMARI. Complete each of the following sentences with the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Identify your answer bywriting the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. The audience couldn’t listen to the lengthy and pointless speech _________.A. far any moreB. any longerC. any more farD. any lengthier2. He missed two most important lectures. He _________very ill.A. had to beB. must beC. was to beD. must have been3. Allan: “Do you mind if I use your dictionary?”Nick: “_______.”A. I’m afraid notB. Without doubtC. No, feel freeD. Straight ahead4. Oh, I’m always forgetting _______ these medicines. Is that before or after meal, Ron?A. when to takeB. what I will take withC. on which I should takeD. when I take5. We rang the doorbell again _______ they hadn’t heard it the first time.A. becauseB. althoughC. for fear ofD. in case6. How boring the lecture was! I _______ just in the first half of it.A. dropped offB. fell outC. called offD. came out7. Will it make any _______ to them if we deliver their equipment tomorrow?A. displeasureB. alterationC. differenceD. conflict8. What time are you _______ duty? Let’s have a coffee after that.A. overB. onC. offD. out of9. Don’t give up your harboring dream. _______ working harder and harder.A. Try outB. Keep onC. Speed upD. Go off10. It’s been a good year. I’ve written two books and a couple of articles, and _______ are now in print.A. both of whichB. both of themC. all of whichD. all of them11. A: Why didn't you go to work yesterday?B: I was feeling a bit ____________A. under the weatherB. full of hot airC. breezeD. under pressure12. The closets are filled with things we don’t need. We should have a _______soon.A. garage saleB. rush hourC. housekeeperD. doggy bag13. If you want to return the suit, you must bring the __________with you as proof of purchase.A. noteB. recipeC. prescriptionD. receipt14. Nancy and I had both bought exactly the same kind of school bag without knowing it. It was acomplete ____________.A. luckB. chanceC. fortuneD. coincidence15. I think some modern designs are more like ________ of art.A. worksB. makesC. objectsD. jobs16. Time will _________ whether I made a right choice or not.A. seeB. sayC. knowD. tell17. That kind of dress is the _________ of fashion these days.A. heightB. topC. headD. lead18. You are having problems now but I am sure things will change _________ the better soon.A. onB. toC. byD. for19. Despite being a very good student, she didn’t fulfill her ________ later in life.A. makingsB. potentialC. capacityD. aptitude20. If you _______ any problems when you arrive at the airport, give me a ring.A. come aboutB. catch onC. run intoD. face upII. Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. Write your answers on your answer sheet.With the development of fast motorway systems in many countries, once remote parts of thecountryside are (1. INCREASE) __________ becoming (2. ACCESS) ____________to people who livein towns and cities. In many parts of the world, rising (3. PERSON) ____________incomes have resultedin mass (4. OWN) ____________ of motor cars at a time when people have more leisure time to fill. This means that there is a lot of (5. PRESS) ___________ on the countryside to accept a growingnumber of visitors. In Britain, for example, the (6. NATION)____________ parks are used by more thanone hundred million people annually.In (7. ADD) __________, similar numbers visit areas that do not enjoy the same level of (8.PROTECT) ____________. Some people regard this invasion of the countryside as (9. DESIRE)____________and they have begun campaigning to try and save some aspects of (10.TRADITION)____________ rural culture.III. In most lines of this text there is one unnecessary word. It is either incorrect grammatically, ordoes not fit the sense of the text. Write the unnecessary word in the space beside the text. Tick (√) eachcorrect line. There are two examples at the beginning. Transfer your answers to your answer sheet.I am really keen on going to the cinema, so I’ve got lots of favourite films. But 0 …√………the best one as I’ve seen lately is called “Pressure”. In some ways, I suppose 00 …as………that you could regard it as a detective film but it’s different from most films of 1 …………that kind because the characters are they such unusual people. The detective init, for example, is a computer expert who solves crimes on her computer usinginformation given to her by her assistants, who go out and interview to people.The case in the film concerns about the wife of a millionaire, who has gone2 …….………3 ….………4 ……………5 ……..………6 …….…….7 …….….…missing. Sometimes the plot gets a bit complicated but it isn’t too hard to keepup with it. There are a lot of strange characters in it, such as a man who alwayswears two hats on, and some of the scenes really made me laugh. Also, there is 8……….……a big surprise at the end but I won’t say what that is in the case you go to see it. 9. ……….……..It’s very well acted and I also like the music in it. But what do I really like most 10. …………….about the film is that it’s so original- I’ve certainly seen another film quite likethat.PART C: READINGI. Read the following passage and choose the best answer for each question. Identify your answer bywriting the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.Have you ever thought about the names of the months? Why are “January” and “February” notcalled “Primo” or “Secondo”? Is it because the original names were created in ancient times? Or is itbecause the originators preferred odd words?Take February, for example. Say it aloud a few minutes and you start to wonder. Most peopledon’t know who developed these names. However, a little research reveals that the names of the monthscame mostly from a combination of the names of Roman gods and goddesses, important festivals, and theoriginal numbers of the months.Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory XIII change the calendar to make it more exact. Caesar developeda new calendar of 364 and a quarter days, the time it takes the earth to orbit the sun from one springseason to the next. The Pope’s astronomers refined the calendar regarding leap years; they determinedthat there should be no leap year in years ending in 00- unless they were divisible by 400; the years 1700,1800, 1900 and 2100 would not be considered leap years, while the years 1600 and 2000 would be. Thisnew Gregorian calendar was so accurate that today, scientists need only add leap seconds every fewyears to the clock in order to keep the calendar matching the Earth’s cycles.1. What is the topic of the passage?A. how the modern calendar was named and developedB. how the months were namedC. how the leap year system was developedD. how accurate the modern day is calendar2. It can be inferred from paragraph 1 that the author think the names of the months are __________.A. oddB. difficult to pronounce C. inappropriateD. none of the answers3. The word “they” in paragraph 3 refers to ______________.A. calendarsB. daysC. astronomersD. years4. The word “accurate” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ____________.A. interestingB. informativeC. correctD. simple5. Which of the following will be a leap year?A. 2300B. 2400C. 2200D. 25006. Which of the following is true of the Gregorian calendar?A. It needs major improvements.B. It was so well designed, it needs little adjusting today.C. It copied the Roman calendar’s formula of leap years.D. none of the answers7. Why is Caesar important in calendar making?A. He changed the length of the yearB. He extended summer.C. He has a month named for himD. He altered the number of days in the year.8. In what order is the information in the passage presented?A. Caesar’s calendar, the Gregorian calendar, the modern calendarB. Roman Gods, important festivals, original numbers of monthsC. names of months, Caesar’s calendar, the Gregorian CalendarD. none of the answers9. The word “refined” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to ____________.A. studiedB. inventedC. observed D. improved10. Why is the number of 364 and a quarter important?A. It is the length of time from the beginning of spring to the end of winter.B. It is the length of a planetary year.C. It is the most accurate number for calendars.D. It was a number randomly chosen by Caesar for his calendar.II. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word in eachspace. Write your answers on your answer sheet.The legend of the rootGinseng is one of the great mysteries of the east. Often referred to as the “elixir of life”, itswidespread use in oriental medicine has led to many myths and legends building up around thisremarkable plant. Ginseng has featured (1) ____ an active ingredient in oriental medical literature forover 5,000 years. Its beneficial effects were, at one time, (2) ____ widely recognized and praised that theroot was said to be worth its weight in gold.(3) ____ the long history of ginseng, no one fully knows how it works. The active part of the ____(4) is the root. Its full name is Panax Ginseng – the word Panax, (5) ____ the word panacea, coming fromthe Greek for “all healing”. There is growing interest by western scientists in the study of ginseng. It istoday believed that this remarkable plant may (6) ____ beneficial effects in the treatment of manydiseases which are difficult to treat with synthetic drug.Today, ginseng is (7) ____ longer a myth or a legend. Throughout the world it is becoming widelyrecognized that this ancient herb holds the answer to relieving the stresses and ailments of modern living.It is widely used for the treatment of various ailments (8) ____ as arthritis, diabetes, insomnia, hepatitisand anemia. However, the truth behind (9) ____ ginseng works still remains a mystery. Yet itswidespread effectiveness shows that the remarkable properties are (10) ____ than just a legend.III. Read the following passage and choose the best answer for each question. Identify your answer bywriting the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.Environmental ConcernsEarth is the only place we know of on the universe that can support human life. (1) ________ humanactivities are making the planet less fit to live on. As the western world (2) _______ on consuming twothirds of the world’s resources while half of the world’s population do so (3) ________ to stay alive weare rapidly destroying the (4) _______resource we have by which all people can survive and prosper.Everywhere fertile soil is (5) ___________built on or washed into the sea. Renewable resources areexploited so much that they will never be able to recover (6) ______. We discharge pollutants into the atmosphere without any thought of the consequences. As a result the planet’s ability to support people isbeing (7) _______ at the very time when rising human numbers and consumption are (8) _______increasingly heavy demands on it. The Earth’s natural resources are there for us to use. We need food,water, air, energy, medicines, warmth, shelter and minerals to (9) _______ us fed, comfortable, healthyand active. If we are sensible in how we use the resources they will (10) _______ indefinitely. But if weuse them wastefully and excessively they will soon run out and everyone will suffer.1. A. AlthoughB. StillC. YetD. Despite2. A. continuesB. repeatsC. carriesD. follows3. A. alreadyB. justC. forD. entirely4. A. aloneB. individualC. loneD. only5. A. soonerB. neitherC. eitherD. rather6. A. quiteB. greatlyC. utterlyD. completely7. A. stoppedB. narrowedC. reducedD. cut8. A. doingB. havingC. takingD. making9. A. holdB. maintainC. stayD. keep10. A. lastB. standC. goD. remainPART D: WRITINGI. Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence. Write youranswers on your answer sheet.1. Its lack of irregular verbs makes Esperanto a unique language.Unlike……….........................................…………………………………………………………..2. Mr. Smith knew little about the Internet, so he didn’t invest into any computer companies.Had…....................................................................................................................................................3. The Board of Directors discussed the business in length, but came to no decision.The Board of Directors had .................................................................................................................4. When she got to the party, everyone was dancing and singing.On..........................................................................................................................................................5. Barbara runs a successful company and she also manages to look after her five children.Not only............................................................................................................................................6. It is my opinion that you should spend more time practicing English.If...........................................................................................................................................................7. Everyone was surprised that the famous actor had very little money when he died.The famous actor................................................................................................................................8. “Get out of my house or I will shoot you”, the woman shouted at the strange man.The woman threatened.......................................................................................................................9. Because of the traffic jam, Andrew couldn't get to the interview on time.The traffic jam.....................................................................................................10. This old car probably won’t last for more than three years.It’s unlikely ……………………………………………………….…………….II. Write a passage of about 200 words to show your opinion on the following statement:“Some people believe that children’s leisure activities must be educational, otherwise they are acomplete waste of time”--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------THE END -------------- SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC----------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi gồm 5 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THP không chuyên)Thời gian thi: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đềPART I. LISTENINGSection 1. Complete the form below. Write ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.Rented properties customer’s requirementsName:Steven GodfreyExample:Answer:No. of bedrooms:FourPreferred location:In the _______________ (1) area of townMaximum monthly rent:£ ________________ (2)Length of let required:__________________ (3)Starting:September 1stAddressOakington AvenueRoomsMonthly rentProblemLiving/dining room,£ 550No ___________(4)separate kitchenMead StreetLarge living room and£ 580The ___________(5) iskitchen, bathroom and atoo largecloakroomHamilton RoadLiving room, kitchen£ 550Too ___________(7)diner, and a_______________(6)Devon CloseLiving room, dining£ _____________(8)Noneroom, small kitchenWhich two facilities in the district of Devon Close are open to the public at the moment?____________ (9) hall and ____________ (10) pool.Section 2. Choose the correct answer.LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES1. Paul decided to get work experience in South America because he wanted_______.A. to teach English thereB. to improve his SpanishC. to learn about Latin American lifeD. to improve his English2. What project work did Paul originally intend to get involved in?A. constructionB. agricultureC. tourismD. architecture3. Why did Paul change from one project to another?A his first job was not well organizedB he found doing the routine work very boringC the work was too physically demandingD his first job was boring4. In the village community, he learnt how important it was to________.A. respect family lifeB. develop trustC. use money wiselyD. spend time with neighbors5. What does Paul say about his project manager?A. he let Paul do most of the workB. his plans were too ambitiousC. he was very supportive of PaulD. he was too ambitious PART II. PHONETICSI. Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from those of the other words.1. A. latterB. labelC. ladderD. latitude2. A. pourB. roarC. flourD. soarB. purchaseC. bookcaseD. suitcase3. A. chaseB. featherC. breadD. bead4. A. thread5. A. prepareB. prefaceC. preparationD. prejudiceII. Choose the word whose stress pattern is differently from those of the other words.1. A. amphibianB. champagneC. cathedralD. creature2. A. accommodationB. antibioticC. counterclockwiseD. deforestation3. A. consciousnessB. ecotourismC. biosphereD. confirm4. A. architecturalB. cosmopolitanC. appreciativeD. archeologist5. A. consolidateB. contextC. conferenceD. confidencePART III. LEXICO-GRAMMARI. Read the sentences carefully and choose the best answers to make complete ones.1. From 1949 onward, the artist Georgia O’keeffe made New Mexico _______.A. her permanent residence wasB. where her permanent residenceC. permanent residence for herD. her permanent residence2. Just as remote-controlled satellites can be employed to explore outer space, _______ employed toinvestigate the deep sea.A. can be robotsB. robots can beC. can robotsD. can robots that are3. _______ is not clear to researchers.A. Why dinosaurs having become extinct. B. Why dinosaurs became extinctC. Did dinosaurs become extinctD. Dinosaurs became extinct4. The first transatlantic telephone cable system was not established _______ 1956.A. whileB. untilC. onD. when5. Drinking water _______ excessive amounts of fluorides may leave a stained or mottled effect on theenamel of teeth.A. containingB. in which containing C. containsD. that contain6. In the 1820’s physical education became _______ of the curriculum of Harvard and Yale Universities.A. to be partB. which was partC. was partD part7. If you can win his attention ___________ for you.A. the so much better B. the better so much C. so much the better D. so the much better8. The President resigned; the whiff of scandal remained ____________.A. otherwiseB. thereforeC. immediatelyD. nevertheless9. Which __________ agency do you work for?A. adsB. advertisedC. advertisingD. advertisement10. Van Gogh suffered from depression ____________ by overwork and ill-health.A. brought onB. coming aboutC. taken upD. put throughII. Each sentence below contains 1 mistake. IDENTIFY the mistakes and WRITE THEIRCORRECT FORMS.1. Had the committee members considered the alternatives more carefully, they would have realized thatthe second was superior than the first.2. Malnutrition is a major cause of death in those countries where the cultivation of rice have beenimpeded by recurrent drought.3. Because the residents had worked so diligent to renovate the old building, the manager had a party.4. John’s wisdom teeth were troubling him, so he went to a dental surgeon to see about having them pull.5. Time spends very slowly when you are waiting for a bus to arrive.6. Judy decided to wait until after she had taken her exams before having her wisdom teeth pull. 7. Hardly the plane had landed when Adam realized that he had left the file that he needed at his office.8. When she was asked for her opinion on the course, she said it had been a waist of time.9. I try to remember your name but I am afraid I cannot remember it.10. I’d prefer to do it on myself because other people make me nervous.III. Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE.1. I know ________ experience that I do my best work early in the morning.2. I am astonished ________ the way my students can spend all night at the disco and still remember theirprepositions next morning.3. Is it possible to insure yourself ________ nuclear attack?4. At school today, we had a long discussion _______ the best way to learn a foreign language.5. “How can I discourage my boyfriend _______ trying to kiss me all the time?” “Eat plenty of garlic.”6. Raise the gun to your shoulder, aim _______ the target, and try not to kill anyone.7. Small children should be watched ____________ carefully.8. Would you give up your country cottage __________ a town flat?9. He’ll inherit the money when he comes ______________ age.10.The performance on the first night came ______________ pretty.IV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word.1. (ADAPT)__________ to a new environment is a difficult thing for old people.2. Police asked (PASS) ______________ if they had seen the accident happen.3. What a (WORRY) ______________pair of children. They have to be watched every minute of the day.4. Children are taught from young to be (RESPECT) _____________ to their elders.5. They frequently (MOBILE) _________________ the traffic as they march through the streets.6. He shook his head in _____________ (APPROVE)7. He fought the illness with courage and ________________ (DETERMINE)8. She seems (REASON) __________happy in her new job.9. Can we (ARRANGE) _____________the meeting for next Monday at 7?10. If you weren’t so (ACT)_______________, you wouldn’t be so fat!PART IV. READINGI. Read the text & decide which word best fits each space by choosing A, B, C or D.Action scenes in filmsModern cinema audiences expect to see plenty of thrilling scenes in action films. These scenes,which are (1) __________ as stunts, are usually performed by stuntmen who are specially trained to dodangerous things safely. (2) ________ can crash a car, but if you are shooting a film, you have to beextremely (3) __________ sometimes stopping right in front of the camera and film crew. At an early (4)___________ in the production, an expert stuntman is (5) __________ in to work out the action scenesand form a team. He is the only person who can go (6) __________ the wishes of the director, although hewill usually only do this in the (7) __________ of safety.Many famous actors like to do the dangerous parts themselves, which produces better shots, sincestuntmen don’t have to (8) _________ in for the actors. Actors like to become (9) _________ in all theimportant aspects of the character they are playing, but without the recent progress in safety equipment,insurance companies would never let them take the risk. To do their own stunts, actors need to be goodathletes, but they must also be sensible and know their (10) ___________.If they were to be hurt, the filmwould come to a sudden halt.1. A. remarkedB. knownC. referredD. named2. A. EveryoneB. SomeoneC. AnyoneD. No one3. A. detailedB. plainC. straightD. precise4. A. periodB. minuteC. partD. stage5. A. ledB. takenC. drawnD. called 6. A. over7. A. interests8. A. work9. A. connected10. A. limitsB. againstB. needsB. getB. arrangedB. endsC. throughC. purposesC. putC. involvedC. frontiersD. acrossD. regardsD. standD. affectedD. bordersII. Fill in each blank space with an appropriate word.THE BIRTH OF THE T-SHIRTThe T-shirt, or at least the T-shirt as we know it, was born in the theatre. When TennesseeWilliam's play A Streetcar Named Oesire opened in New York in December 1947, a young actor (1)____________ Marlon Brando went (2) __________ stage wearing a (3) _________ of blue jeans and abright, white, capped-sleeve T-shirt. It was the first time the T-shirt had been seen publicly as anything (4)____________ an item of underwear and it set a fashion trend that was to last through (5) _____________the end of the century. The idea for the T-shirt came (6) __________ Brando himself. He had worn one atrehearsals for the play. The director was so impressed by the look that was created that he asked Brando towear the shirt in the play itself. Brando may have seen the shirt being advertised by the Americancompany Sears Roebuck. They had decided to market the shirt (7) ___________ a fashionable garment inits (8) ____________ right, rather than just something to be worn (9) __________ warmth beneath adenim workshirt (10) ___________ an army uniform. It was Brando, however, who popularized it,especially with the release of the film version of Streetcar in 1951. A short leather jacket completed thelook that was to be adopted by teenage rebels in many countries for decades afterwards.III. Read the following passage and choose the best answer.Since the world became industrialized, the number of animal species that have either becomeextinct or have neared extinction has increased. Bengal tigers, for instance, which once roamed the junglesin vast numbers, now number only about 2,300. By the year 2025, it is estimated that they will becomeextinct. What is alarming about the case of the Bengal tiger is that this extinction will have been causedalmost entirely by poachers who, according to some sources, are not always interested in material gainbut in personal gratification. This is an example of the callousness that is contributing to the problem ofextinction. Animals, such as Bengal tiger, as well as other endangered species, are valuable parts of theworld’s ecosystem. International laws protecting these animals must be enacted to ensure their survivaland the survival of our planet.Countries around the world have begun to deal with the problem in various ways. Some countries,in an effort to circumvent the problem, have allocated large amounts of land to animal reserves. Theythen charge admission prices to help defray the costs of maintaining the parks, and they often must alsodepend on world organizations for support. This money enables them to invest in equipment and patrols toprotect the animals. Another response to the increase in animal extinction is an international boycott ofproducts made from endangered species. This has had some effect, but by itself it will not prevent animalsfrom being hunted and killed.1. What is the main topic of the passage?A. the Bengal tigerB. international boycottC. endangered speciesD. problems with industrialization2. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the world “alarming” in the first paragraph?A. dangerousB. seriousC. grippingD. distressing3. The word “poachers” as used in the first paragraph could best be replaced by which of the following?A. illegal huntersB. enterprising researchersC. concerned scientistsD. trained hunters4. The word “callousness” in the first paragraph could best be replaced by which of the following?A. indirectnessB. independenceC. incompetenceD. insensitivity 5. The above passage is divided into two paragraphs in order to contrast_______.A. a problem and a solutionB. a statement and an illustrationC. a comparison and contrastD. specific and general information6. What does the word “this” in the first paragraph refers to in the passage?A. Bengal tigersB. Interest in material gainC. Killing animals for personal satisfactionD. The decrease in the Bengal tiger population7. Which of the following could best replace the word “allocated” in the second paragraph?A. set asideB. combinedC. organizedD. taken off8. The word “defray” in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to which of the following?A. lowerB. raiseC. make a payment onD. make an investment toward9. What does the term “international boycott” in the second paragraph refer to?A. buying and selling of animal products overseasB. a refusal to buy animal products worldwideC. a global increase in animal survivalD. defraying the cost of maintaining national parks10. Which of the following best describes the author’s attitude?A. forgivingB. concernedC. vindictiveD. surprisedPART V. WRITINGI. Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printedbefore it.1. She never seems to succeed even though she works hard.Hard _____________________________________________________.2. Do all the washing, please!Let ______________________________________________________.3. I regret not going to the airport to say good bye to him.I wish ___________________________________________________.4. Mick thought that we were married.Mick was under ____________________________________________.5. The only thing that kept us out of prison was the way he spoke the local dialect.But for his command _______________________________________.II. Write an essay (about 250 words) about the following topic:Some people say that traffic accidents are caused by the increasing number of motorbikes.Others blame for man’s fault. Which point of view do you agree? State at least three relevantevidences.-----------------THE END----------------Thí sinh không được sử dụng tài liệu. Cán bộ coi thi không giải thích gì thêm.Họ và tên thí sinh:…………………….………..…….…….….….; Số báo danh…………………… SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC----------------ĐÁP ÁN(đáp án gồm 5 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT không chuyên)Thời gian thi: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đềTotal: 130ptsPART I. LISTENINGSection 1. (10pts)1. central2. 6006. study7. noisy3. 2 year(s)8. 5954. garage9. concert5. garden10. swimmingSection 2 (10pts)1. C3. A4. B5. C2. CPART II. PHONETICSI. Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from those of the other words.(5pts)1. B2. C3. B4. D5. DII. Choose the word whose stress pattern is differently from those of the other words. (5pts)1. D2. C3. D4. C5. DPART III. LEXICO-GRAMMARI. Read the sentences carefully and choose the best answers to make complete ones. (10pts)1. D2. B3. B4. B5. A6. D7. C8. D9. C10. AII. Each sentence below contains 1 mistake. IDENTIFY the mistakes and WRITE THEIRCORRECT FORMS. (10pts)1. to the first2. has3. diligently4. them pulled5. Time passes6. pulled7. had the plane8. waste of time9. am trying10. by myselfIII. Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE. (10pts)1. from2. at/by3. against4. about6. at7. over8. for9. of5. from10. offIV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word. (10pts)1. Adaptation2. passers-by3. worrisome4. respectful6. disapproval7. determination8. reasonably9. rearrange5. immobilize10. inactivePART IV. READINGI. Read the text & decide which word best fits each space by choosing A, B, C or D. (10pts)1. B2. C3. D4. D5. D6. B7. A8. D9. C10. AII. Fill in each blank space with an appropriate word. (10pts)1. named/called2. on3. pair4. but/ except5. to/until6. from7. as8. own9. for10. orIII. Read the following passage and choose the best answer. (10pts)1. C2. D3. A4. D5. A6. C7. A8. C9. B10. B PART V. WRITINGI. Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printedbefore it. (10pts)1. Hard as/ though she works, she never seems to succeed.2. Let all the washing be done.3. I wish I had gone to the airport to say good bye to him.4. Mick was under the impression that we were married5. But for his command of the local dialect, we could have been put into prison / jail.II. Write an essay (of about 250 words) about the following topic (20pts)Some people say that traffic accidents are caused by the increasing number of motorbikes. Othersblame for man’s fault. Which point of view do you agree? State at least three relevant evidences.Marking schemeThe impression mark given is based on the following scheme:1. Content: 50% of total mark: a provision of all main ideas and details as appropriate2. Language: 30% of total mark: a variety of vocabulary and structures appropriate to the level ofEnglish language gifted upper-secondary school students3. Presentation: 20% of total mark: coherence, cohesion, and style appropriate to the level ofEnglish language gifted upper-secondary school students.------The end ------ SỞ GD&ĐT ---KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2012-2013ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Dành cho học sinh THPT không chuyên)Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề(Đề thi có 4 trang)PART I: LISTENINGI. You will hear a man talking to a group of people about a new sports centre. For each of the questions,fill in the missing information in the numbered space. Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for eachanswer.NEW SPORTS CENTREFacilities:* swimming pool* (1) _______* squash courts* tennis courts (opening on (2) _______)Prices:* Monthly: £35* (3) £ _______ a year)(special discounts for children)* not included in price: equipment and swimming (4) _______How to become a member:Fill in a membership form - remember to write your age and weight.For more information phone Mrs. (5) _______ on 467 9900.II. You will hear an interview with a woman who works in a museum. As you listen, choose the bestanswer to each question.1. When she was at school, Clara wanted to become ______.A. an actressB. a teacherC. a lawyer2. Why did Clara not apply for the museum job sooner?A. Her mother advised her to wait.B. It seemed a very difficult job.C. She thought it might be boring.3. What surprised Clara on her first day at work?A. She had to carry some items.B. She was asked to give a speech.C. She had to meet a lot of people.4. Clara was told to improve her knowledge of ______.A. computersB. languagesC. mathematics5. What part of her job does Clara enjoy the most?A. planning large exhibitionsB. writing descriptions of objectsC. talking to visitors about the displaysPART 2: PHONETICSIII. Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the other words in each group.1. A. historicalB. significantC. satisfactionD. collaborate2. A. individualB. similarityC. professionallyD. opportunity3. A. contemporaryB. continentalC. revolutionD. alcoholic4. A. generousB. permissiveC. permanentD. sensible5. A. endureB. valueC. divertD. exhaustPART 3: GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY IV. Choose the word or phrase that best fits the space in each sentence.1. If you have anything important to do, do it straight away. Don't put it ______.A. onB. offC. overD. up2. The plane from Dallas ______ two hours late, so I missed my connecting flight from Frankfurt to London.A. took offB. took onC. left onD. left out3. ______, Carol is very punctual, but she was late tonight.A. For a ruleB. Like a ruleC. As a ruleD. For a rule of thumb4. 'What did Professor Spencer say when you asked him if the final exam could be postponed?'“He said that it was out of ______ because there's no time to reschedule the test”.A. the questionB. orderC. all proportionD. reach5. Solar heat penetrates more deeply into water than _____.A. it is penetrating into soilB. it does into soilC. does it into soilD. that it does into soil6. ______ on barren slopes can help prevent erosion.A. Trees to be plantedB. Planting treesC. Trees being plantedD. That trees are planted7. He has been unable to find a job ______ with his ability as an accountant.A. appropriateB. suitableC. requisiteD. commensurate8. As they watched the football match the huge crowd ______ in unison.A. chantedB. intonedC. crowedD. bellowed9. In this assignment, we will ______ your work and then give you detailed feedback on how to improve yourwriting.A. assessB. judgeC. measureD. test10. Although it is impossible to give a ______ age, we believe that the woman was between 25 and 30 when shedied.A. clearB. certainC. absoluteD. definiteV. Find out and correct the 10 mistakes in the following passage.Although party invitations no longer frightened to me, I found myself making carefully preparations forthis particularly party. I got a haircut, laid out my best suit, selected a special shirt, a colourful tie, and cufflinks. I had recently went on a diet, but because I didn't want I looked too thin, I discontinued it. What should Ibring to my hosts? Flowers? wine? What kind of the wine? Port? Sherry? Or possibly even champagne?Meeting new people was still a major undertaking. It was schedule for this Saturday and I decided to take a cabto the suburb where it was being hold. It was early autumn and the weather was mild, but that morning it turnedcold and rainy, and as I listened to the steam hissing in my radiator, it already fell like midwinter. From mynewspaper, I learned that a hurricane which had already struck another state was in its way to New York,though it might veer out to sea.E.g. frightened to me → frightened meVI. Use the correct forms of the given words1. One day he would have to accept the _______ of one of his heroes in public life.2. After having drunk a lot of wine, he came back home _______.3. _______, he failed the final exam.4. There is too much _______ in this world.5. Mr. Smith is a _______person. If he says he will do something, you know that he will do.6. The sun and the moon are often _______ in poetry.7. Don’t you think it would be _______ to see a doctor?8. I’ve known _______ all my life. There have been times when I couldn’t even afford a loafof bread.9. She’s got very _______ parents.10. She is a highly _______ woman.PART 4. Readingresignsteadyluckgreedydependpersonsensehardwealtheducation VII. Read the text and choose the best answer.Bats are not the dirty, bloodthirsty monsters that they are portrayed to be in vampire films. Theseanimals groom themselves carefully like cats and only rarely carry rabies. Of the hundreds of speciesof bats, only three rely on blood meals. In fact, the majority eat fruit, insects, spiders, or small4animals. They consume an enormous number of pests, pollinate many varieties of plant life, and helpreforest barren land by excreting millions of undigested seeds.Almost all bats use echolocation to navigate, especially at night. As they fly, they emit a series ofhigh-pitched squeaks at the rate of about fifty per minute. As these signals bounce off objects in theirpath, an echo is detected by the bats' sensitive ears which informs them of the direction and distance10of obstacles so that they can undertake corrective or evasive action. But bats are not blind as widelyassumed. In fact, all species of bats can see, probably about as well as human beings.It is also a little-known fact that bats are highly social creatures. Thousands or even millions ofindividual bats may belong to a colony, hanging upside down in caves or in trees. Within their social13systems, bats assume specialized roles. Some may guard the entrance to their caves, others may scoutfor food, and still others may warn the colony of approaching danger. A nursery colony may be part ofa larger colony to provide mother bats with a safe, supportive environment in which to rear theiryoung.1. What is the author's opinion of bats?A. They are dirty and they carry rabies.B. They are like the monsters in vampire films.C. They are clean, helpful members of the animal world.D. They are not very important in the animal world.2. According to the passage, how are bats like cats?A. They both carry rabies.B. Cats groom themselves, and so do bats.C. Both cats and bats eat pests.D. Bats use echolocation, and cats do, too.3. What do most bats eat?A. Blood mealsB. Fruit and insectsC. Leaves and trees D. Large animals4. The word “enormous” in line 4 could best be replaced by ______.A. very heavyB. very regularC. very largeD. very necessary5. Which of the following are NOT characteristics of most bats?A. They pollinate plants.B. They have specialized roles in their colony.C. They use echolocation.D. They eat blood.6. How do bats help reforest the land?A. By eating pests.B. By hanging upside down in trees at nightC. By excreting seedsD. By taking evasive action7. The word “emit” in line 6 is closest in meaning to _______.A. sendB. continueC. findD. stop8. According to the passage, how do bats navigate?A. By responding to the echoes of their signals bouncing off objectsB. By warning the colony of approaching danger with high squeaksC. By beating their wings fifty times per minuteD. By using their sensitive ears to hear the noises in their environment9. Where in the passage does the author refer to the visual range of bats?A. Lines 4-5B. Lines 6-7C. Lines 7-9D. Lines 10-1110. The word “Some” in line 13 refers to ______.A. social systemsB. specialized roles C. batsD. coloniesVIII. Fill each blank in the following passage with ONE suitable word.Tom Sponson, aged fifty three, was a thoroughly successful (1) _____. He had worked up a first-classbusiness, (2) _____ a charming wife, and built himself a good house (3) _____ the London suburb that wasneither so modern as to be pretentious nor so conventional to be dull. He (4) ______ good taste. His son wasdoing well (5) _____ Oxford. His daughter, who was attending a good school, had no wish to (6) _____ makeup, to wear low frocks, or to flirt. She still saw herself as too young (7) _____ these trifling amusements. Yet she was gay, affectionate, and thoroughly happy with life. All (8) _____same, for same time, Tom had (9)_____ aware that he was working very hard for very little. His wife gave him a little kiss in the morning whenhe (10) _____ for the office and, if she were not at a party another little kiss in the evening when he came home.IX. Read the passage and choose the best option for each space.Music is universal _ it is produced by all cultures. Some scientists believe that music came beforespeech and (1) ______ as a development of making calls. In fact, there is (2) ______ theory that the earliestlanguages were chanted or sung rather than spoken. Indeed, in some cultures, music is a form of (3) ______history. The Aboriginal Australians, for example, use music as a means to (4) ______ on histories of the landand spirits to the next generation.New evidence suggested that music does not just satisfy the feel-good factor but it is also good for thebrain. A study of intellectually (5) ______ children showed that they could recall more (6) ______ after it wasgiven to them in a song than after it was read to them as story.Researchers also report that people score better on a standard intelligence (7) ______ after listening toMozart. The so-called “Mozart effect” has also been (8) ______ by findings that rats (9) _______ up on Mozartrun faster through a complex network of paths or passages, known as a maze. Overall, it seems that in mostinstances people who suffer from any form of mental (10) ______ benefit from listening to music.1. A. wasB. swelledC. reactedD. arose2. A. oneB. everyC. suchD. that3. A. enjoyingB. makingC. recordingD. stating4. A. moveB. passC. handD. happen5. A. disabledB. inactiveC. incapableD. disordered6. A. factsB. knowledgeC. memoryD. information7. A. formB. schemeC. examinationD. test8. A. supportedB. givenC. markedD. remembered9. A. heldB. broughtC. stoodD. set10. A. badnessB. hurtC. illnessD. painPART 5. WRITINGX. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the wordgiven. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the wordgiven.1. I would love to learn different languages.keen→ I ____________________________ different languages.2. I'm sorry I was late for the meeting.apology→ Please ____________________________ late for the meeting.3. “You borrowed my watch, didn't you?” Tom's sister said.accused→ Tom's sister ____________________________ her watch.4. Most people hope they will have enough money to buy a house or a flat.afford→ Most people hope they ____________________________ to buy a house or a flat.5. I wish I had not lied to my parents.truth→ If only ____________________________ to my parents.XI. Finish the second sentence so that it means the same as the first one.1. My precious life was saved by the lifeguard.→ I owe ________________________________________________.2. To the best of my knowledge, the building was set on fire deliberately.→ As __________________________________________________.3. I wanted to make sure that all my good work wasn't wasted in that way.→ I wanted to prevent _____________________________________.4. I'm always inviting him for a weekend with us but he's always too busy.→ No matter _____________________________________________.5. The only reason the party was a success was that a famous film star attended.→ Had it _________________________________________________. XII. Paragraph writing:Write a paragraph of around 200 words on how students can make progress in learning English._____The end_____KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2012-2013SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐÁP ÁN MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Đáp án có 2 trang)(Dành cho học sinh THPT không chuyên)PART 1: LISTENING – 10 pointsI. Gap fill (5 pts – 1pt/ item)1. gym2. Saturday (Sat)3. 2154. lessons5. Reysall3. A4. C5. B3. A4. B5. BII. Multiple choice (5 pts – 1pt/item)1. B2. CPART 2. PHONETICS – 5 pointsIII. (5 pts – 1pt/item)1. C2. CPART 3: GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY – 30 pointsIV. Multiple choice (10pts – 1p/item)1. B2. A3. C4. A5. B6. B7. D8. A9. A10. DV. Mistake correcting (10pts – 1pt/item -Tìm thấy lổi nhưng sửa sai hoặc không sửa cho 0.5 điểm)1. carefully -> careful2. particularly -> particular3. went-> gone4. I looked-> to look5. the wine -> wine (bỏ “the”)VI. Word form (10pts – 1p/item)1. resignation2. unsteadily6. personified7. sensible6. schedule-> scheduled7. hold-> held8. (the) weather was -> (the) weather had been9. fell-> felt10. in-> on3. Unluckily8. hardship4. greed9. wealthy5. dependable10. educatedPART 4. READING – 30 pointsVII. Read the text and choose the best answer. (10 pts – 1p/item)1. C2. B3. B4. C5. D6. CVIII. Gap filling. (10 pts – 1p/item)1. man/ person2. married/ had3. in6. wear7. for8. the7. A8. A4. had9. been9. D10. C5. at10. leftIX. Read the passage and choose the best option for each space . (10 pts – 1p/item)1. D2. A3. C4. B5. A6. D7. D8. APART 5. WRITING – 25 pointsX. Sentence transformation (5 pts – 1p/item)1. …….. am keen on learning2. …….. accept my apology for being3. ……… accused him of borrowing/ having borrowed4. ……… will be able to afford/ can afford5. I had told the truthXI. Sentence transformation. (5 pts – 1p/item)1. I owe my precious life to the lifeguard.2. As far as I know (I am concerned), the building was set on fire deliberately.9. B10. C 3. I wanted to prevent all my good work from being wasted.4. No matter how often I invite him for a weekend, he's always busy.5. Had it not been for a famous film star's attendance/ the attendance of a famous film star, the party wouldn'thave been a success/ have been successful/ have succeeded.XII. Writing a paragraph. (15 pts)• Content: accounts for 50% of the total mark. To be given the maximum of 50% for the content, thecandidates should provide all main ideas and details as appropriate.• Language: accounts for 30% of the total mark. To be given the maximum of 30% for language, thecandidates should use variety of vocabulary and structures appropriate to the level of English languagehigh school students.• Presentation: accounts for 20% of the total mark. To be given the maximum of 20% for presentation,the candidates should write with coherence, cohesion and can use appropriate styles and linking devicesappropriate to the level of English language gifted high school students. SỞ GD&ĐT .......————————ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 - THPT NĂM HỌC2013- 2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————Question I: Phonetics (5points )Part A: Choose a word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest of the group ( 3points )B. nearC. dearD. fear1. A. bear2. A. withB. bothC. thingD. think3. A. moneyB. motherC. donkeyD. otherPart B : Choose a word whose stress pattern is different from the rest of the group (2points).1. A. transformB. officeC. failureD. holiday2. A. effortB. effectC. deafnessD. speakerQuestion II : Verb forms (12 points )Give the correct form of the verb given in brackets.1. Look! They (put) sugar in their grapefruit before they eat it.2. The race (start) as planned if the weather clears.3. Tom was tired because he (study) hard all day.4. George (fall) off the ladder while he was painting the ceiling.5. Before you (leave), don’t forget to shut the windows.6. If I (know) we would have (wait) so long, I (bring) along a book.7. It is raining now. It (rain) for 2 hours.8. I knew I (not be) the first (arrive), because I saw smoke (rise) from the chimney.Question III: Word forms (10 points).Fill in each blank with the correct form of the word given in capital letters.1. Tom is a friend of mine. He is ………….FRIEND2. How ………..of you to break that cup!CARE3. His long ………….made us bored and sleepy.SPEAK4. He never takes his father’s………..ADVISE5. Although they are poor, they are living…….HAPPY6. He draws cartoons for a ………magazine.HUMOUR7. Tom spoke ……because he was so excited.BREATHE8. This car is really………..LUXURY9. The ……staff consists of ten experienced journalists. EDIT10. I am bored. I need some…….in my life.EXCITEQuestion IV: Choose the best option to complete each of the following sentences (15 points).1. Whenever we meet, we stop ……………..A. talkingB. to talkingC. to talkD. talk2. Are your plans for this weekend still ………………..?A. the sameB. sameC. likeD. alike3. …………. you run quickly, you are likely to be late.A. IfB. UnlessC. SinceC. However4. You should spend more time …….. speaking English.A. to practiseB. practisingC. to practisingD. practise5. Before he joined the army, Danny always went out at night. He never …… stay in.A. wouldB. used toC. use toD. was used to6. We always spend our summer holidays ………….A. in the seaB. in the beachC. at the countryC. at the seaside7. He says he enjoys job as a baker, but it has taken him over a year to ….. to working atnight.A. be useB. get usedC. usedD. getting used8. My brother refused ………… me $10.A. lendingB. lendC. to lendD. to lendingBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 9. You should go and get ……….. rest before tonight’s performance.A. lot ofB. someC. manyD. few10. The new office block ……….. well with its surroundings.A. blends inB. stands outC. shapes upD. sets off11. Whole villages have been ………… by the floods.B. mopped upC. called offD. wiped outA. run down12. ……….of an accident in the High Street, traffic is moving very slowly on theLondon Road.A. ThroughB. OwingC. BecauseD. Since13. It was ……a simple question that everyone answered it correctly.A. soB. suchC. muchD. too14. The other day I came …………a really beautiful old house in the back street ofBirmingham.A. acrossB. overC. byD. down15. He said he’d come to the meeting ……….he might be a little late.A. althoughB. evenC. whereasD. unlessQuestion V: Reading (15 points )Part A: Fill in each of the numbered blanks in the following passage with one suitable word (10 points)Have you ever followed the instructions for knitting something or have you read a (1)_____ of music? If you have, youhave behaved in a similar way(2)____ a computer. A computer obeys a program to (3)_____ a particular task. Just(4)_____ aknitting pattern is expressed in numbers and a piece of music in lines and dots,(5)_____ a computer program is expressed in theform of programming language.(6)_____ the English language (or any other language), there are rules of grammar, and aprogram must be correct in every way.There are hundreds of programming languages, which only a few are well known and widely used. The most popularlanguage(7) _____ is used in offices and factories is called Cobol. This language is used for printing payrolls and keeping recordsof goods. Engineers and scientists use Fortran in order to carry out calculation. (8)_____ , neither of these two programs is verypopular with people working in home computers. Basic is(9)_____ popular language for home computers,(10)______ because itis easy to learn and use.1. A. bitB. sliceC. pieceD. sheet2. A. toB. asC. soD. from3. A. carry onB. carry outC. carry overD. carry through4. A. alikeB. byC. soD. as5. A. soB. asC. thusD. such6. A. SoB. LikeC. SameD. By7. A. thatB. whichC. whatD. it8. A. In additionB. ThereforeC. ConsequentlyD. However9. A. the mostB. mostlyC. mostD. most of10. A. probablyB. chieflyC. hardlyD. clearlyPart B: Read the passage and choose the best answer. (5 points)Of all my relatives, I like Aunt Emily the best. She's my mother's youngest sister. She has never married, and lives alonein a small village near Bath. She is in her late fifties, but she is quite young in spirit. She has a fair complexion, and dark browneyes. She has fair hair, which she wears in a bun. She has a kind face, and when you meet her, the first thing you notice is hersmile. Her face is a little wrinkled now, but I think she is still rather attractive. She is the sort of person you can go to if you havea problem.She likes reading and gardening, and she still goes for long walks over the hills. She's a very active person. Either she'smaking something, or mending something, or doing something to entertain herself. She's extremely generous, but not verytolerant with people who don't agree with her. I hope I am as contented as she is when I am her age.1. According to the writer, Aunt Emily is......A. a kind and generous woman.B. a widow.C. quite young.D. older than his mother.2. How old is Aunt Emily?A. About 40B. About 50C. About 55D. About 583. In the sentence "She has fair hair, which she wears in a bun." We know that she has....A. short hair B. long hairC. fair hairD. curly hair4. Which of the following sentences is true?BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. Aunt Emily is one of the writer's best relatives.B. Despite her age, her face is a little wrinkled.C. Despite her age, she is quite young in spirit.D. She is neither generous nor tolerant.5. In the second paragraph the writer means that Aunt Emily.....A. enjoys doing nothing.B. always keeps herself busy.C. is not very satisfied with her present life.D. is a selfish woman.Question VI: Writing (20 points)Part A: There is one mistake in each of the following sentences. Find out andcorrect it (5 points)1. He has forgotten to tell us when will she be back.2. It’s pleasant of reading books in spare time.3. He is so slow as he never gets to class on time.4. Ann prefers going swimming than playing table tennis.5. Not only her parents but her brothers and sisters also live in London.Part B: Combine each pair of the following sentences, using the word in brackets.1. Ann studied every subject very hard. She won her school's Best Student Prize thisyear. (so)2. Mai was very good at Vietnamese in grade 8. Her teacher of Vietnamese was veryhappy. (so)3. They can help us clean up the beach. They are certain. (that)4. We go by plane. It will be quicker. (if)5. The water is highly polluted. We can't swim in this river. (because)6. My father went to work. It rained very hard. (although)7. Mai tried her best. She failed the final exam last year. (but)8. Ba sold his old newspapers. Ba bought textbooks for the new school year. (and)Part C: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactlythe same as the sentence printed before it. (10 points).1. He borrowed my book, but he forgot to return it.I ……………………………………………………2. They made him wait for two hours.He was……………………………………………..3. I must leave now, or I will miss the bus.I will miss………………………………………….4. I can’t see that far.It is too………………………………………………5. She’s a slower driver than I am.She drives……………………………………………6. The police started looking for him two months ago.For two months now the ………………………….7. How old do you think this house is?When do you think……………………………….8. This holiday’s so expensive. I don’t think I can go.It’s such……………………………………………9. It’s the cheapest watch but it’s the nicest.Not only……………………………………………..10. I will get home at about seven, and I’ll give you a ring then.I’ll give you a ring…………………………………..-------------------------THE END-----------------------------Hä vµ tªn thÝ sinh:................................................... sè b¸o danh ...................................BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Së gi¸o dôc vµ ®µo t¹o§Ò THAM KH¶ON¨m häc 2008-2009M«n thi: TiÕng Anh (dµnh cho häc sinh thi vµo líp chuyªn Anh )§Ò thi chÝnh thøcA: ®¸p ¸n:Question I: Phonetics (5points )Part A: ( 3points )1. A 2. A 3. CPart B : (2points).1. A 2. BQuestion II : Verb forms (12 points )1. are putting 2. will start/ will be started 3. had studied/ studied 4. fell 5. leave6. had known; to wait; would have brought 7. has been raining 8. wasn’t; to arrive; rising.Question III: Word forms (10 points).1. friendly2. careless3.speech 4. advice5. happily 6. humorous7. breathlessly 8. luxurious 9. editorial 10. excitementQuestion IV: (15 points).1. C 2. A3. B.4. B5. B6. D7. B.8.CQuestion V: Reading (15 points )Part A:(10 points)1. C2. A3.B4.D5.APart B: ( 5 points)1. A3. B4. C2.D9.B6.B10.A 11.D 12.C7.A8.D13.B9.A14.A15.A10.B5. B.Question VI: Writing (23 points)Part A: (5points)1. will she she will2. of reading to read3. as that4. than to5. but her brothers and sisters also but also her brothers and sistersPart B: ( 8 points)1. Ann studied every subject very hard, so she won her school's Best Student Prize this year.2. Mai was very good at Vietnamese in grade 8,so her teacher of Vietnamese was very happy.3. They are certain that they can help us clean up the beach.4. If we go by plane, it will be quicker.5. We can not swim in this river because the water is highly polluted.6. My father went to work although it rained very hard/ Although it rained very hard, my father went to work.7. Mai tried her best, but she failed the final exam last year.8. Ba sold his old newspapers and bought textbooks for the new school year.Part C: (10points)1. I lent him my book, but he forgot to return it.2. He was made to wait for two hours.3. I will miss the bus if I don’t leave now/ unless I leave now.4. It’s too far (for me) to see.5. She drives more slowly than me/ I do.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 6. For two months now the police have been looking for him.7. When do you think this house was built? /they built this house?8. It’s such an expensive holiday that I don’t think I can go.9. Not only is it the cheapest watch, but it’s also the nicest.10. I’ll give you a ring when I get home at about seven.B. huíng dÉn chÊm§iÓm cña bµi thi = Tæng sè c©u, tõ hoÆc côm tõ ®óng8Thang ®iÓm 10-------------------------THE END-------------------------------BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT .......————————ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 - THPT NĂM HỌC2014- 2015ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————I. VOCABULARY & GRAMMARPart 1: Choose the word or phrase (A, B, C or D) which best completes each sentence. (10 points)1. The school was closed for a month because of serious ______ of fever.A. outcomeB. outburstC. outsetD. outbreak2. The campaign raised far more than the ______ of $20.000.A. aimB. objectC. goalD. target3. We have a ______ future ahead with little comfort, food or hope.A. cruelB. pessimisticC. grimD. fierce4. Only thoroughly unpleasant people leave the ______ of their picnics to spoil the appearance of the countryside.A. restB. remainderC. remainsD. rester5. An almost ______ line of traffic was moving at a snail’s pace through the town.A. continuousB. constantC. continualD. stopping6. Medieval travelers’ tales of fantastic creatures were often fascinating but not always ______A. credibleB. creditableC. credulousD. imaginable7. Don’t be late for the interview, ____ people will think you are a disorganized person.A. unlessB. otherwiseC. if notD. or so8. My friends have just moved to a new flat in a residential area on the ______ of Paris.A. suburbsB. outsideC. outskirtsD. side9. You are being thoroughly ______ in refusing to allow this ceremony to take place.A. unrequitedB. unrepresentativeC. unreliableD. unreasonable10. “But so”, I told him, “you are my own ______.”A. heart and heartB. body and soulC. flesh and bloodD. skin and bonePart 2: Use the word in capitals at the end of these sentences to form a word that fits in the blank space. (20 points)1. How much does ______ of this club cost?(MEMBER)2. She is extremely ______ about the history of art.(KNOW)3. Traveling in big cities is becoming more and more ______ every day.(TROUBLE)4. He is completely ______ ! Not only is he lazy but he is dishonest too.(EMPLOY)5. His boss told him off because he had behaved ______(RESPONSIBLE)6. He won the discus event at the Olympic Games but was later ______ when a medical check proved that he had beentaking drugs.(QUALIFY)7. Women who are slimming can never enjoy a meal without being afraid of ______ their diet. (ORGANISE)8. The trouble with Mr. Brown is that he’s so ______ One minute he goes mad when you come late; the next he saysnothing. You never know where you are!(CONSIST)9. It is forbidden to hunt for that kind of bird. It has been listed as one of the ______ species (DANGER)10. I didn’t know who it was – with a mask on she was completely ______ (RECONGNISE)Part 3: Complete each sentence with one of the idiomatic phrases given. Use each phrase once only. (8 points)made her blood boiljumped out of her skinhad a lump in her throat kept her head lost her headgave me the cold shoulderpulled her legstook her breath away1. Pauline completely ignored me this morning. She ______2. It really ______ to see her friend copy a poem she had written and then present it to her boyfriend as one that she hadwritten for him.3. Saying goodbye to her son was a very emotional occasion for her and she ___ as she watched him get on the train.4. The view from the top of the mountain was absolutely fantastic. It really ______5. Susan panicked when the fire broke out. She ______6. When I dropped that tray behind her, she got a shock. She almost ______7. My sister remained very calm. She ______8. Sally didn’t believe us, did she? We only joked! We only ______!Part 4: Put each verb given in brackets into an appropriate tense or form. (17 points)1. Mr. Pike, who is supposed ______ (witness) the accident, ______ (leave) the town.2. At this time next week they ______ (sit) in the train on their way to Paris.3. He said that he watered the plants every day. He _____ (water) them. If he _____ (have), they wouldn’t have died.4. No sooner the announcement ______ (make) than everyone started complaining.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 5.6.7.8.9.10.They said they never ______ (make) to do anything they didn’t want to before.We ______ (watch) the play for nearly thirty minutes when he came.The pop star who ___ (take) part in over 25 films always avoids _____ (recognise) by _____ (wear) dark glasses.There’s no point ______ (try) to get Tim ______ (lend) you his car.Not until John ______ (receive) the offer of promotion in writing he ______ (celebrate)He ______ (have) trouble with the second-hand car since he bought it. He wishes he ______ (not / buy) it.II. READINGPart 1: Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. For each question, circle letter A, B, C or Dnext to the answer you choose. (10 points)If you’re an environmentalist, plastic is a word you tend to say with a sneer or a snarl. It has become a symbol ofour wasteful, throw-way society. But there seems little (1)_____ it is here to stay, and the truth is, of course, that plastichas brought enormous (2)_____ even environmental ones. It’s not really the plastics themselves that are theenvironmental (3)_____ – it’s the way society choose to use and (4)_____ them.Almost all the 50 or so different kinds of modern plastic are made from oil, gas or coal – non-renewable natural(5)_____ We (6)_____ well over three million tones of the stuff in Britain each year and, sooner or later, most of it isthrown away. A high (7)_____ of our annual consumption is in the (8)_____ of packaging, and this (9)_____ aboutseven per cent by weight of our domestic (10)_____ Almost all of it could be recycled, but very little of it is, though theplastic recycling (11)_____ is growing fast.The plastics themselves are extremely energy-rich – they have a higher calorific (12)_____ than coal and one(13)_____ of ‘recovery’ strongly (14)_____ by the plastic manufacturers is the (15)_____ of waste plastic into a fuel.1. A. evidenceB. concernC. doubtD. likelihood2. A. pleasuresB. benefitsC. savingsD. profits3. A. poisonB. disasterC. disadvantageD. evil4. A. disposeB. storeC. endangerD. abuse5. A. resourcesB. processesC. productsD. fuels6. A. removeB. importC. consignD. consume7. A. portionB. amountC. proportionD. rate8. A. wayB. kindC formD. type9. A. takesB. makesC. carriesD. constitutes10. A. refuseB. goodsC. requirementsD. rubble11. A. manufactureB. plantC. factoryD. industry12. A. degreeB. valueC. demandD. effect13. A. measureB. mechanismC. methodD. medium14. A. desiredB. arguedC. favoredD. presented15. A. conversionB. meltingC. changeD. replacementPart 2: Read the following text and then fill in each gap with ONE suitable word. (10 points)I was reading an article last week in (1)_____ the writer described (2) _____ her children has changed as they(3)_____ up. When they were small she had to (4)_____ up with noisy games in the house, or join in interminable gamesof football in the garden which (5)_____ her out. If the house went quiet, she wondered what the monsters were getting upto, or what crisis she would have to (6)_____ with next. She dreaded the fact that they might (7)_____ after her husband,who admitted having (8)_____ an uncontrollable child who (9)_____ most of the time showing off to his friends bybreaking things or getting into fights. What was worse was that (10)_____ else thought he was a sweet child, and he gotaway with the most terrible things! However, she had experienced an even greater shocked with her children. They had(11)_____ out of all their naughty behavior, and (12)_____ up serious hobbies (13)_____ as chess and playing the piano.They never did anything without (14)_____ it over first, and coming to a serious decision. She had to face up to the factthat they made her feel rather childish as they got (15)____, and that in some ways she preferred them when they wereyoung and noisy.Part 3: The paragraphs of the magazine article are in the wrong order. Number the paragraphs (A, B, C, D, E) (5points)A. On the ghost of Chaffin’s second visit to his son, he told him that he would find a will in the overcoat pocket.The coat was actually in the possession of the third brother.B. In 1921, a certain James Chaffin died, leaving his entire fortune to his third son, Marshal, in a will which hadbeen written a full fifteen years earlier, in 1905, and signed in front of witnesses. His wife and two other sons werevirtually cut off without a penny. Marshal was not inclined to split up the inheritance he had come into any more fairly.C. Once it was found, they came across a note sewn in the lining of one of the pockets saying they should look inan old family Bible. This Bible was found in the keeping of Chaffin’s widow and examined in front of independentwitnesses. Sure enough, there in the Bible they discovered a later version of the will, one which divided the property andBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 money evenly between the widow and the three sons. The will appeared to be genuine and Marshal was not prepared tochallenge it in court.D. Some people believe that the dead still keep in touch with us through our dreams. One of the most famous andextraordinary cases of contact with the dead was the so-called Chaffin Will affair.E. Four years went by and then, strangely, James Chaffin’s ghost started to appear before one of his other twosons. The apparition had on an old overcoat which had often worn in life.III. WRITINGPart 1: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printedbefore it. (20 points)1. Immediately after his appointment to the post, the new editor fell ill.Scarcely ................................................................................................................................................2. I left without saying goodbye as I didn’t want to disturb the meeting.Rather ...................................................................................................................................................3. The value of sterling has fallen considerably in the past week.There has ..............................................................................................................................................4. The only reason the party was a success was that a famous film star attended.Had it not ..............................................................................................................................................5. Harriet was upset because she saw Peter with another woman.It was ....................................................................................................................................................6. We regret to inform you that your application has not been successful.Much to ................................................................................................................................................7. People no longer smoke so many cigarettes as they used to.The .......................................................................................................................................................8. Their relationship was doomed because of their incompatibility.Had .......................................................................................................................................................9. You should admit that you are to blame, not to conceal it.I’d rather ...............................................................................................................................................10. If she had been less determined she wouldn’t have been able to get better so quickly.It was her ..............................................................................................................................................SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 02)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————SECTION A: PHONETICS (10 POINTS)I. Choose one word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others. (5 pts)1. A. resumeB. statisticsC. positionD. designerB. initiateC. certificateD. interactive2. A. criteriaB. gestureC. gymnasiumD. ghost3. A. ginger4. A. teammateB. readingC. seasideD. creating5. A. crookedB. nakedC. maskedD. neededII. Choose one word whose stress pattern is different from the others. (5 pts)1. A. oceanicB. argumentC. temperatureD. valuable2. A. incredibleB. fortunatelyC. astronomyD. evaporate3. A. committeeB. expensiveC. guaranteeD. successful4. A. vocabularyB. assistanceC. developD. evidence5. A. applicantB. recognizeC. yesterdayD. curriculumSECTION B: GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY (40 POINTS)I. Complete the following sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. (10 pts)1- 2- 3. My father (work) in Canada for the last year, so by the time he (return) the month after next, I (not see) him forfourteen months.4. We looked out of the window and saw it (rain), so we stayed in.5. TV chat shows (increase) in number all the time.6. The camera (disappear) when we came in.7. The woman (accuse) of the killing said that she was at the cinema at the time.8 - 9. Not until we (arrive) at his house we (discover) that he was on holiday.10. After (take) to the hospital, the injured victim felt much better yesterday.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 II. Choose the best answer to complete the sentences. (10 pts)1. There is a rumour that the National Bank is going to ______ the company I am working for.A. take onB. take out ofC. take offD. take over2. It would be lovely if the children could see and, ______, touch the animals.A. eventuallyB. if possibleC. at lastD. finally3. ______ he failed in the entrance exam caused his family much sadness.A. WhichB. ThatC. The thingD. What4. Unless you return money immediately, you will risk being charged ______ theft and getting into serous troubleA. onB. withC. ofD. for5. The old woman came in, ______ by a young man.A. accompanyB. to be accompanied C. accompanyingD. accompanied6. I’ve applied for the job I saw ______ in the newspaper last month.A. advertisedB. advertisingC. be advertisedD. being advertised7. No, I didn’t know his number; ______ I’d have phoned him.A. otherwiseB. soC. thereforeD. unless8. ______ the two sisters, Mary is _______.A. Of/ the prettierB. Between/ the prettiestC. Of/ prettier D. Between/ the prettier9. A: Do you think it will rain tonight? B: ______. I am attending the evening class.A. I don’t hope soB. I hope soC. I hope notD. I am not hoping10. Ninety ______ the maximum length of time allowed for entrance exams to this school.A. minute isB. minutes areC. minute areD. minutes isIII. Read the text below. Give the correct form of the words in brackets. (10pts)JUDOJudo is a sport that has achieved great popularity in many parts of the world. It was (1. origin) _____ developed inJapan in the late 19th century based on ancient methods of self-defence. There are two (2. fight) _____. Although they usephysical (3. violent) _____ against each other, they are respectful to their (4. oppose) _____ and bow to each other beforeand after each contest. Judo is an (5. expense) _____ sport to take up because the only equipment you need is the specialloose-fitting suit. It is very suitable for (6. young) _____ if they join a club where the (7. instruct) _____ are properlyqualified and pay enough attention to safety. Although Judo is a physically (8. demand) _____ sport which requires a lotof (9. strong) _____ practice, and skill, there are many people who find it (10. enjoy) _____ as a means of relaxation intheir spare time.IV. Find one mistake in each sentence below by choosing the letter A, B, C or D. (10 pts)1. Joel giving up smoking has caused him to gain weight and become irritable with his acquaintances.ABCD2. There are many different ways of comparing the economy of one nation with those of another.ABCD3. George won’t lend you any money as long as you promise to pay him back.ABCD4. Having worked hard during the summer, his result was very successful in the entrance examinationABCD5. Society will be having to change radically to keep pace with the technology available.ABCD6. It is necessary that he goes to see a doctor as soon as he returns from taking the exam.ABCD7. The lion has long been a symbol of strength, power, and it is very cruel.ABCD8. The Nobel Prize winning candidate, together with his wife and children, are staying in Sweden afterthe presentation. ABCD9. My brother composes not only the music, but also sings the songs for the major Broadway musicals.ABCD10. After driving for twenty miles, he suddenly realized that he has been driving in the wrong direction.ABCDSECTION C: READING (30 POINTS)I. Fill in each numbered space with ONE appropriate word. (10 pts)TSUNAMI IN JAPANBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Japan's most powerful earthquake since records began has struck the north-east coast, triggering a massivetsunami. Cars, ships and buildings were (1) ______ away by a wall of water after the 8.9 - magnitude tremor, which struckabout 400 kms (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo. A state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear power plant, (2)______ pressure has exceeded normal levels. Officials say more than 10,000 people are dead and about 7,000 (3) ______,but it is feared the final death toll will be (4) ______ higher. In one ward alone in Sendai, a port city in Miyagi prefecture,200 to 300 bodies were found. “The quake has been the fifth-largest in the world (5) ______ 1900 and nearly 8,000 (6)______ stronger than the one which devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, last month”, said scientists. Thousands ofpeople (7) ______ near the Fukushima nuclear power plant have been ordered to evacuate. Japanese nuclear officials saidthat pressure inside a boiling water reactor at the plant was running much higher than normal after the cooling systemfailed. Officials said they might need to deliberately (8) ______ some radioactive steam to relieve pressure, but that therewould be no health risk. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had earlier said the US Air Force had flown emergencycoolant to the site. But US officials later said (9) ______ coolant had been handed over because the Japanese had decidedto handle the situation (10) ______.The UN's nuclear agency said four nuclear power plants had been shut down safely.II. Read the passage below and then choose the correct answer A, B, C or D. (10pts)Women nowadays have more (1) ______ than those in the past. For example, our great grandmothers were notallowed to go to school or to work to earn their own living. (2) ______, they had to depend on their husbands financially.Modern women, on the contrary, can get good education, have their own careers, and (3) ______ their interests. They caneven take good positions in politics if they are competent (4) ______ it. However, women living in our modern societyhave their (5) ______ too. Today women work harder than their great grandmothers so that they can gain the (6) ______between working life and family life. Many people predict that by 2032, most (7) ______ positions at work will be takenby women. Then, it is possible that women will have more (8) ______ life because, (9) ______ in a very modern society,the women can’t (10) ______ their role in the family.1. A. advancesB. advantagesC. benefitsD. conveniences2. A. ThereforeB. HoweverC. As a resultD. Although3. A. pursueB. supportC. promoteD. stimulate4. A. toB. atC. withD. of5. A. obstaclesB. disputesC. profitsD. problems6. A. equalityB. stablesC. balanceD. steadiness7. A. seniorB. juniorC. inferiorD. superior8. A. shelteredB. healthyC. strenuousD. active9. A. thoughB. evenC. everD. never10. A. performB. adoptC. fulfillD. neglectIII. Read the passage below and then choose the correct answer A, B, C or D. (10 pts)Walt Disney was born in 1901 in Chicago, but soon moved to a small farm near Marceline, Missouri. From thisrural and rather humble beginning, he later became one of the most famous and beloved motion-picture producers inhistory. Although he died in 1966, his name and artistic legacy continue to influence the lives of millions of peoplethroughout the world.After several years of barely making ends meet as a cartoon artist operating from his Los Angeles garage,Disney had his first success in 1928, with his release of a Mickey Mouse cartoon. Throughout the next decade, hecontinued to produce a number of cartoons, and develop more of his highly profitable and enduring creations, such asDonald Duck and Pluto. In the late 1930s, he issued a full-length cartoon film. Snow White became an instant commercialand critical success. This was only the first of many films, both animated and not, produced by Disney and his studio.But as renowned as Disney name is for cartoons and movies, it is probably best known for a string of spectacularamusement and theme parks. Starting with California’s Disneyland in 1955 and culminating with the fantasticallysuccessful Disney World and EPCOT Center in Florida, Disney became a household name. In recent years, the themepark concept became international, with openings in Tokyo and Paris. With the continuing success of Disney, the creationof future theme park is under discussion.1. Which of the following is the title for the passage?A. The history of Disney World and Disneyland.B. Walt Disney’s Boyhood YearsC. Walt Disney and his Legacy.D. Walt Disney and Animated Cartoons2. The word “humble” in bold in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to __________.A. boringB. shyC. simpleD. respectful3 What is the author’s attitude toward the accomplishments of Walt Disney?A. criticalB. respectfulC. ambivalentD. approving4. In paragraph 2 “barely making ends meet” in bold is closest in meaning to __________.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. meeting personal failure.B. producing only a few cartoons.C. not making much money.D. trying new businesses.5. The word “enduring” in bold in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to __________.A. lastingB. sufferingC. famousD. difficult6. The word “renowned” in bold in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to _________.A. possessedB. talked aboutC. usefulD. well-known7. It can be inferred from the passage that ________.A. Snow White was Disney’s most successful film. B. Disney created cartoon movies and “non cartoon” movies.C. the Tokyo theme park is in financial difficulty. D. the California theme park is now closed.8. The word “concept” in bold in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to __________.A. ideaB. locationC. birthD. demand9. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE?A. Disney’s first achieved success after his death.B. Mickey Mouse was Disney’s only cartoons creation.C. Snow White was the first full-length cartoon film. D. Disney’s first concern was always profitability.10. In future years it is most likely that ___________.A. the Disney name will stay well–known.B. Disney will produce only cartoons.C. the Paris theme park will become successfulD. the remaining theme parks will also closeSECTION D: WRITING (20 POINTS)I. Finish the second sentence so that it means the same as the first one. (10 pts)1. Peter hasn’t had his hair cut for over 3 months.→ It is _____2. I meant to post that letter before lunch.→ What _____3. People will only become aware of the problem if you increase the publicity. → Only if _____4. Scientists have tried very hard to find a cure for AIDS.→ Enormous _____5. Success depends on hard work.→ The harder _____6. She thought it was too difficult for her to finish the job by lunchtime.→ She found _____7. They thought that the little girl had found out the keys accidentally.→ The keys _____8. Someone has suggested abolishing income tax.→ It _____9. It was wrong of you to allow a 4-year-old child to walk home alone.→ You should _____10. We were late for the meeting because it rained heavily.→ But for _____II. Use the given word to write the second sentence in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to theoriginal sentence. Do not change the form of the given word. (5pts)1. They decided to build a new school in this region.SHOULD2. She got a scholarship as soon as she registered for the training course.SCARCELY3. Flooding in this region was the result of heavy rainRESULTED4. I don't like him because he boasts a lot.MOUTH5. The Embassy said it would not be necessary for me to get a visa.NEEDIII. Complete the following sentences, using the words given. (5 pts)1. Exercise / take regularly / improves / fitness / our body / mind.2. Economic / reform / one / most / important / measure / take / promote / development / country3. Sleep / next room / boy / wakened / sound / breaking glass.4. Never / put / tomorrow / you / do / today.5. Many people / say / most / common / way / attract / someone / attention / by / wave.SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 03)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————SECTION A: PHONETICS (10 POINTS)I. Choose one word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others. (5 pts)1. A. opponentB. composeC. podiumD. advocateB. domesticC. optimisticD. nursery2. A. reserve3. A. bothB. clothC. ghostD. sold4. A. examineB. determineC. famineD. dine5. A. sacredB. decidedC. contaminatedD. wateredII. Choose one word whose stress pattern is different from the others. (5 pts)1. A. counterpartB. precedeC. nurseryD. complimentBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 2.3.4.5.A. bewilderA. pessimisticA. tsunamiA. processorB. audienceC. benefitD. dedicateB. universityC. epidemicD. particularB. terroristC. involvementD. disasterB. windsurfingC. semesterD. challengerSECTION B: GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY (40 POINTS)I. Choose the best answer to complete the sentences. (10 pts)1. According to the boss, John is the most ______ for the position of executive secretary.A. supportiveB. caringC. suitableD. comfortable2. The children went _______ with excitement.A. wildB. wildlyC. wildernessD. wildlife3. The sudden resignation of the financial director put the company in a very _______ position.A. weakB. unsteadyC. vulnerableD. collapsed4. David: Would you like fish or meat? Mary: I _______ fish, please.A. would ratherB. would preferC. supposeD. believe5. Many teenagers show signs of anxiety and _______ when being asked about their future.A. depressB. depressionC. depressedD. depressing6. There was a huge decline _______ the number of tigers.A. inB. forC. ofD. out7. I’d rather you _______ anything about the garden until the weather improves.A. don’t makeB. didn’t doC. don’t doD. didn’t make8. A part – time job gives me the freedom to _______ my own interests.A. pursueB. chaseC. seekD. catch9. The new road currently under _______ will solve the traffic problems in the town.A. designB. progressC. constructionD. work10. - Daisy: “What a lovely house you have!”- Mary: “______.”A. Lovely, I think soB. Thank you. Hope you will drop inC. Of course not, it’s not costlyD. No problemII. Complete the following sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. (10 pts)1. Bi Rain, together with 58 members of the South Korean National Military SymphonyOrchestra and 17 traditional musicians, (come) to Vietnam since yesterday._______________2. Up to now, nothing (do) to solve their problem._______________3. He suggested that his son (be) on time for the interview._______________4. Tom will come home as soon as he (finish) his test._______________5. ASEAN (found) in 1967 in Bangkok, Thai land._______________6. In times of war, the Red Cross (dedicate) to reducing the sufferings of wounded_______________soldiers, civilians, and prisoners of war.7. Hardly our teacher (enter) the classroom when it started to rain._______________8. In a few minutes' time, when the clock strikes six, I (wait) for you here._______________9-10. Living in a fast-paced and mobile society (create) family stresses that (not_______________imagine) by our great grandparents._______________III. Give the correct form of the words in brackets. (10pts)1. The main goals of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are to promote peace and ______in the region.(STABLE)2. On my salary, we have to live as ______ as possible.(ECONOMY)3. Different conservation efforts have been made in order to save ______ species.(DANGER)4. The security of the earth can be threatened by ______ groups.(TERROR)5. It is reported that humans are the main reason for most species' declines and habitat ______.(DESTROY)6. He resigned for a ______ of reasons.(VARIOUS)7. I don’t care if you had had too much to drink. Your behaviour last night was ______.(DEFEND)8. Her son is always mischievous and ______ which annoys her very much.(OBEY)9. The Americans are much more concerned than the Indians and the Chinese with physical(ATTRACT)______ when choosing a wife or a husband.10. You can never be sure what my sister is going to do. She is so ______.(PREDICT)IV. Find one mistake in each sentence below by choosing the letter A, B, C or D. (10 pts)1. Although to some people reading is a favourite way to spend time, but others just do not like reading.ABCDBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 2. If a species does not have the natural genetic protection against particular diseases, an introduced disease canABChave severely effects on that species.D3. I believe that only very self-confident, knowledge and attentive students will prefer 100% of eye contact time.ABCD4. It is likely that all people in Hanoi live in skyscrapers by 2050.ABCD5. In 1961, America’s first manned spacecraft launched.ABCD6. Do you really think that candidate is qualify to be President?AB CD7. Of the more than 1,300 volcanoes in the world, only about 600 can classify as active.ABCD8. It is important that cancer is diagnosed and treated as early as possible in order to assure a successful cure.ABCD9. It took us quite a long time to get here. It was a three-hours journey.ABCD10. Married women are twice so likely as married men to be depressed.A BCDSECTION C: READING (30 POINTS)I. Fill in each numbered space with ONE appropriate word. (10 pts)Kim Jong-il (16th February 1941 – 17th December 2011) was the supreme leader of North Korea (1) ____ 1994 to 2011.Kim Jong-il died (2) _______a suspected heart (3) _______on 17th December 2011 while traveling by train to an areaoutside Pyongyang. He was succeeded by his youngest son Kim Jong-un, (4) _______was considered by the KoreanCentral News Agency (5) _______the "Great Successor". The Korean Central News Agency reported that during his death,a fierce snowstorm paused and the sky glowed red above the sacred Mount Paektu. The ice on a famous lake also crackedso loud, it seemed to shake the Heavens and the Earth.Kim Jong-il's funeral took (6) _______on December 28th in Pyongyang, with a mourning period lasting until the (7)_______day. South Korea's military was immediately put on alert after the announcement. Asian stock markets fell soonafter the announcement, due to similar concerns.(8) _______January 12th, 2012 North Korea called Kim Jong-il the "eternal leader" and announced that his (9) _______willbe preserved and displayed at Pyongyang's Kumsusan Memorial Palace. Officials will also install statues, portraits, and "towersto his immortality" across the country. His (10) _______of February 16th has been declared "the greatest auspicious holiday ofthe nation", and has been named the Day of the Shining Star.II. Read the passage below and then choose the correct answer A, B, C or D. (15pts)Do you ever wish you were more optimistic, someone who always (1) ______ to be successful? Having someonearound who always (2) ______ the worst isn’t really a lot of (3) ______ – we all know someone who sees a single cloudon a sunny day and says, ‘It looks (4) ______ rain.’ But if you catch yourself thinking such things, it’s important to dosomething (5) ______ it.You can change your view of life, (6) ______ to psychologists. It only takes a little effort, and you will find life morerewarding as a (7) ______. Optimism, they say, is partly about self-respect and confidence, but it’s also a more positiveway of looking at life and all it has to (8) ______. Optimists are more (9) ______ to start new projects and are generallymore prepared to take risks.Upbringing is obviously very important in forming your (10) ______ to the world. Some people are brought up to (11)______ too much on others and grow up forever blaming other people when anything (12) ______ wrong. Most optimists,on the (13) ______ hand, have been brought up not to (14) ______ failure as the end of the world- they just (15) ______with their lives.1. A. countedB. expectedC. feltD. waited2. A. worriesB. caresC. fearsD. doubts3. A. amusementB. playC. enjoymentD. fun4. A. soB. toC. forD. like5. A. withB. againstC. aboutD. over6. A. judgingB. accordingC. concerningD. following7. A. resultB. reasonC. purposeD. product8. A. supplyB. suggestC. offerD. proposeBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 9. A. possibleB. likelyC. hopefulD. welcome10. A. opinionB. attitudeC. viewD. position11. A. trustB. believeC. dependD. hope12. A. goesB. failsC. comesD. turns13. A. oppositeB. nextC. otherD. far14. A. regardB. respectC. supposeD. think15. A. get upB. get onC. get outD. get overIII. Read the passage below and then choose the correct answer A, B, C or D. (5pts)In the second half of each year, many powerful storms are born in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean seas. Of these,only about half a dozen become the strong, circling winds of 74 miles per hour or more that are called hurricanes, andseveral usually make their way to the coast. There they cause millions of dollars of damage, and bring death to largenumbers of people.The great storms that hit the coast start as soft circling wind hundreds - even thousands - of miles out to sea. As theytravel aimlessly over water warmed by the summer sun, they are carried westward by the southeast winds. Whenconditions are just right, warm moist air flows in at the bottom of such a wind, moves upward through it and comes out atthe top. In the process, the moisture in this warm air produces rain, and with it, the heat is changed to energy in the formof strong winds. As the heat increases, the young hurricane begins to move counter clockwise motion.The life of a hurricane is only about nine days, but it contains almost more power than we can imagine. The energy inthe heat released by a hurricane’s rainfall in a single day would satisfy the entire electrical needs of the United States formore than six months. Water, not wind, is the main source of death and destruction in a hurricane. A typical hurricanebrings 6 to 12 inches downpour, causing sudden floods. Worst of all is the powerful movement of the sea – the mountainsof water moving toward the hurricane center. The water level rises as much as 15 feet above normal as it moves towardshore.1. When is an ordinary tropical storm called a hurricane?A. When it begins in the Atlantic and Caribbean seas. B. When its winds reach 74 miles per hour.C. When it is more than 74 miles wide.D. When it hits the Coastline.2. What is the worst thing about hurricanes?A. The terrible effects of water.B. The heat they give off.C. That they last about nine days.D. Their strong winds.3. Here the underlined word “downpour” means______A. heavy rainfallB. dangerous wavesC. the progress of water to the hurricane centerD. the increasing heat4. Which of the following statements about a hurricane is NOT true?A. It travels more than 75 miles per hour.B. It usually stays about nine days.C. It usually causes 6 to 12 inches downpour.D. It sometimes brings the sea water level to the height of 15 feet.5. Hurricanes often cause ______?A. a lot of damage B. sudden floodsC. death to large numbers of peopleD. All are correctSECTION D: WRITING (20 POINTS)I. Finish the second sentence so that it means the same as the first one. (10 pts)1. We couldn’t relax until all the guests had gone home.Only ______2. House prices have risen sharply this year.There has ______3. The only reason the party was a success was that a famous film star attended. Had it not ______4. Would you mind not smoking in my house?I’d rather ______5. His second attempt on the world record was successful.He broke ______6. I write to him almost every day.Hardly ______7. Experts think that all dogs evolved from wolves.All dogs are ______8. Don’t go to lunch until you have typed all these letters.Make sure you finish ______9. The northwest of Britain has more rain each year than the southeast.The annual ______10. Henry regretted buying the second-hand car.Henry wishes ______II. Use the given word to write the second sentence in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to theoriginal sentence. Do not change the form of the given word. (5pts)1. The two theories appear to be completely different.COMMON2. His rude behaviour is too much for me.PUT3. I find his handwriting very hard to read.DIFFICULTY4. He doesn’t have money to go on holiday. He doesn’t have time, either.NEITHER5. You’d feel better if you had a quiet holiday.DOBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 III. Complete the following sentences, using the words given. (5 pts)1. Mother/ take/ responsibility/ run/ household.2. ASEAN / have/ population/ 575.5 million/ account/ 8.7 %/ the world’s population.3. It/ not/ until/ Einstein/ eight/ he/ can/ speak.4. Defensive players / not/ allow/ interfere/ opponent’s movements/ unless/ player/ hold/ ball.5. Never/ stop/ try/ you/ get/ right solution/ problem.THE ENDSỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 04)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————PART I. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARYI. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct answer among four options (A, B, C or D). (15 pts)1. She looked very______ when I told her the good news.A. happilyB. happinessC. happyD. was happy2. I don't want much sugar in my coffee. Just_______, please.A. fewB. a fewC. littleD. a little3. He's left his book at home; he's always so______.A. forgetfulB. forgettableC. forgottenD. forgetting4. 'I'm very ______ to you for putting in so much hard work,' the boss said.A. thankingB. gratefulC. considerateD. careful5. Steel_______ with chromium to produce a noncorrosive substance known as stainless steel.A. is combined B. that is combinedC. combiningD. when combined6. Joe seemed to be in a good mood, ________ he snapped at me angrily when I asked him to join us.A. yetB. soC. forD. and7. A fire must have a readily available supply of oxygen. ________, it will stop burning.A. ConsequentlyB. Furthermore C. OtherwiseD. However8. “Who has brothers and sisters?”“Everyone ________Virginia who’s an only child.”A. except toB. withC. fromD. but9. He is the manager of the factory. He’s ________it.A. charged with B. chargedC. in chargeD. in charge of10. He was new on the job, but he quickly fit himself into the ________ routine of the office.A. establishingB. establishedC. establishesD. establish11. Florida, ________ the Sunshine State, attracts many tourists every year.A. isB. is known asC. known asD. that is known as12. ________becoming extinct is of great concern to zoologists.A. That giant pandas are B. Giant pandas areC. Are giant pandasD. Giant panda is13. Her parents gave her everything she asked for. She's a completed _______ child.A. woundedB. spoiltC. damagedD. destroyed14. _______ my experience, very few people really understand the problem.A. ToB. InC. WithD. From15. When she died, she gave _________ all her money to a charity for cats.A. awayB. outC. onD. offII. Complete the following passage by supplying the correct form of the word to fill in each blank. (10 pts)The increase in city crime is a global phenomenon. Some people say that a lot of crime in this country is becauseof (1 - migrate) ____ and the new people arriving from other countries bring different (2 - culture) ____ values andattitudes to the law. I don’t agree with this idea because the most common crimes are (3 - local) ____ produced and notimported from other countries. (4 - Vandal) ____ is one of the biggest crimes in my city with bus shelters and shopwindows being popular targets. Another popular crime is (5 - pay) ____ parking fines, which is unlikely to be because ofimmigrants because most of them do not own cars. The (6 - oppose) ____ point of view is that young local people feelangry when they can’t get a job and in order to (7 - hand) ____ the change in their environment, they strike out at easytargets. This would explain why bicycle (8 - thief) ____ is more common than car crime these days, especially in rich (9 neighbors) ____ where most cars are protected with electronic alarms. Another reason, though, for so many bicyclesgetting stolen might be that the (10 - punish) ____ is not very severe compared to car stealing which can land you inprison for a number of years.III. Fill in each blank with one suitable preposition. (5 pts)BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 1. Most American men earn _______ average about $110 a week.2. He was walking through the park when a strange dog suddenly went _______ him.3. My car is not worth much _______ most $ 50.4. I’d better not drink that milk, Joe. It’s gone _______.5. Clive was really cut _______ when he failed his proficiency exam.IV. Identify the error in each sentence. Write the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet. (10 pts)1. The children forgot picking up the note from the office and now they are worried.ABCD2. Helen has never met such good person who is ready to help others.ABCD3. If only I have done the test better than other students did.ABCD4. If you want to borrow my car, promise to drive careful.ABCD5. Rumors began circulating that the Prime Minister was seriously illness.ABCD6. Everybody in class has to choose a topic of your own to write an essay of 500 words.ABCD7. Neither of the boys had ever been out of town before, so they were really exciting.ABCD8. I hope that I can help you with the historic questions.ABCD9. My son learned to talk the time before he was 5 years old.ABCD10. Jim offers us presents as if it had been Xmas.ABC DPART III: READINGI. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct option (marked A, B, C or D) to answer the questions. (10 pts)Millions of people are using cell phones today. In many places, it is actually considered unusual not to use one. Inmany countries, cell phones are very popular with young people. They find that the phones are means of communication– having a mobile phone shows that they are cool and connected.The explosion in mobile phone use around the world has made some health professionals worried. Some doctorsare concerned that in the future many people may suffer health problems from the use of mobile phones. In England, therehas been a serious debate about this issue. Mobile phone companies are worried about the negative publicity of suchideas. They say that there is no proof that mobile phones are bad for your health.On the other hand, medical studies have shown changes in the brain cells of some people who use mobile phones.Signs of change in the issues of the brain and head can be detected with modern scanning equipment. In one case, atraveling salesman had to retire at young age because of serious memory loss. He couldn't remember even simple tasks.He would often forget the name of his own son. This man used to talk on his mobile phone for about six hours a day,every day of his working week, for a couple of years. His family doctor blamed his mobile phone use, but his employer'sdoctor didn't agree.What is it that makes mobile phones potentially harmful? The answer is radiation. High – tech machines candetect very small amounts of radiation from mobile phones. Mobile phone companies agree that there is some radiation,but they say the amount is too small to worry about.As the discussion about their safety continues, it appears that it's best to use mobile phones less often. Use yourregular phone of you want to talk for a long time. Use your mobile phone only when you really need it. Mobile phonescan be very useful and convenient, especially in emergencies. In the future, mobile phones may have a warning label thatsays they are bad for your health. So for now, it's wise not to use your mobile phone too often.1. According to the passage, cell phones are especially popular with young people because ______.A. they are indispensable in everyday communication B. they make them look more stylishC. they keep the users alert all the timeD. they cannot be replaced by regular phones2. The changes possible caused by the cell phones are mainly concerned with______.A. the mobility of the mind and the bodyB. the smallest units of brainC. the arteries of the brainD. the resident memory3. The word "means" in the passage most closely means _______.A. meaningsB. expressionC. methodD. transmission4. The word "potentially" in the passage most closely means _______.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. obviouslyB. possiblyC. certainlyD. privately5. "Negative publicity" in the passage most likely means _______.A. information on the lethal effects of cell phones B. widespread opinion about bad effects of cell phonesC. the negative public use of cell phonesD. poor ideas about the effects of cell phones6. Doctors have tentatively concluded that cell phones may _______.A. damage their users' emotionsB. cause some mental malfunctionC. change their users' temperamentD. change their users' social behavior7. The man mentioned in the passage, who used his cell phone too often _______.A. suffered serious loss of mental abilityB. could no longer think lucidlyC. abandoned his familyD. had a problem with memory8. According to the passage, what makes mobile phones potentially harmful is ______.A. their radiant lightB. their power of attraction C. their raiding power D. their invisible rays9. According to the writer, people should _______.A. only use mobile phones in urgent casesB. only use mobile phones in medical emergenciesC. keep off mobile phones regularlyD. never used mobile phones in all cases10.The most suitable title for the passage could be ______.A. "The reasons why mobile phones are regular" B. "Technological Innovation and their price"C. "The way mobile phones work"D. "Mobile phones – a must of our time"II. Complete the following passage by choosing A, B, C or D to fill in each blank. (15 pts)Stamp collecting! What a wonderful hobby! I began when I was only five. I used to (1) ____ for the postman'sarrival, always (2) ____ to seize unwanted envelopes and tear off the corner with the stamp stuck on it.Once – I remember it was too clearly – my mother and father were sunning themselves in the garden when thepost (3) ____ on the doormat. I heard the clatter of the letter flap and hurriedly went to (4) ____. There were four or fiveenvelops, all with very exciting stamps.Even at the (5) ____ age of five I knew one doesn't open mail addressed to other people. However, tearing just thecorners off the envelopes (6) ____ me as perfectly fair and allowable, and just what I did. I carefully tore as (7) ____ tothe stamps as (8) ____, feeling that even the envelopes, which were addressed to my parents and not to be, should betreated with (9) ____.There was nothing furtive in what I did. I knew my parents would see what I'd done, and I didn't think there wasany (10) ____ in it. They always let me (11) ____ the corners after they'd opened them. Why should I think there was anyharm in doing it first, (12) ____ in mind that they weren't on hand to be (13) ____. Wouldn't they rather be left to doze intheir summer deckchairs?(14) ____, though, my father solemnly showed me his letters. They looked distinctly moth-eaten, with bites takenout of the corners and sites. I began to (15) ____ what I've done.1. A. stareB. watchC. lookD. peer2. A. gladB. pleasedC. eagerD. excited3. A. cameB. wasC. layD. arrived4. A. investigateB. observeC. seeD. notice5. A. juniorB. tenderC. smallD. little6. A. struckB. seemedC. appearedD. felt7. A. nearbyB. closeC. nextD. round8. A. ableB. possiblyC. possibleD. could9. A. gentlenessB. cautionC. honorD. respect10. A. troubleB. wrongC. badD. harm11. A. takeB. tearC. cutD. remove12. A. havingB. holdingC. bearingD. keeping13. A. consultedB. advisedC. queriedD. requested14. A. AfterB. ThenC. LaterD. Soon15. A. acceptB. realizeC. admitD. confessIII. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. Write A, B, C or D to indicate your answers onthe answer sheet. (10 pts)Every drop of water in the ocean, even in the deepest parts, responds to the forces that create the tides. No otherforce that affects the sea is so strong. Compared with the tides, the waves created by the wind are surface movements feltno more than a hundred fathoms below the surface. The currents also seldom involve more than the upper several hundredfathoms despite their impressive sweep.The tides are a response of the waters of the ocean to the pull of the Moon and the more distant Sun. In theory,there is a gravitational attraction between the water and even the outermost star of the universe. In reality, however, theBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 pull of remote stars is so slight as to be obliterated by the control of the Moon and, to a lesser extent, the Sun. Just as theMoon rises later each day by fifty minutes, on the average, so, in most places, the time of high tide is correspondinglylater each day. And as the Moon waxes and wanes in its monthly cycle, so the height of the tide varies. The tidalmovements are strongest when the Moon is a sliver in the sky, and when it is full. These are the highest flood tides and thelowest ebb tides of the lunar month and are called the spring tides. At these times the Sun, Moon, and Earth are nearly inline and the pull of the two heavenly bodies is added together to bring the water high on the beaches, to send its surfupward against the sea cliffs, and to draw a high tide into the harbors. Twice each month, at the quarters of the Moon,when the Sun, Moon and Earth lie at the apexes of a triangular configuration and the pull of the Sun and Moon areopposed, the moderate tidal movements called neap tides occur. Then the difference between high and low water is lessthan at any other time during the month.1. What is the main point of the first paragraph?A. The waves created by ocean currents are very large.B. Despite the strength of the wind, it only moves surface water.C. Deep ocean water is seldom affected by forces that move water.D. The tides are the most powerful force to affect the movement of ocean water.2. The words "In reality" in the passage is closest in meaning to_____.A. surprisingly B. actuallyC. characteristicallyD. similarly3. It can be inferred from the passage that the most important factor in determining how much gravitational effect oneobject in space has on the tides is_____.A. sizeB. distanceC. temperature D. density4. The word "configuration" in the passage is closest in meaning to_____.A. unitB. centerC. surfaceD. arrangement5. Neap tides occur when_____.A. the Sun counteracts the Moon's gravitational attractionB. the Moon is fullC. the Moon is farthest from the SunD. waves created by the wind combine with the Moon's gravitational attractionPART IV. WRITINGI. Write the new sentences using the word give. Do not change the word given in any way. (10 pts)1. We are afraid that the next train to Cardiff has been cancelled.REGRETWe ________________________ the next train to Cardiff has been cancelled.2. 'I was going to phone Sarah but I had too much homework to do', said JohnMEANTJohn said that ___________________ but he'd had too much homework to do.3. Many people think that Gone with the Wind is one of the greatest films ever made.BEGone with the Wind _________________ one of the greatest films ever made.4. If you hold your breath for a few seconds it might get rid of your hiccups.HOLDINGYou might be able to get rid of your hiccups if you _____________ for a few seconds.5. Anna didn't like it at all when one of her colleagues got the promotion instead of her. RESENTEDAnna _____________________ the promotion instead of her.6. I have a good relationship with my neighbors.ONMy neighbors __________________well together.7. It wasn't a good idea for me to spend all my money on beer and cigarettes, but I did. UPI wish ________________________ my money on beer and cigarettes.8. The police left and then all the journalists arrived.ALREADYThe police ____________________all the journalists arrived.9. Although Sarah wasn't wearing a helmet, she wasn't injured in the accident.OFSarah wasn't injured in the accident, ______________ a helmet.10. She felt she had achieved a lot in life, despite her disadvantaged background. SENSEDespite her disadvantaged background, she felt _______________ about her life.II. Write a complete letter using the given word/phrases as cues. You should change the form of words if necessary. (15pts)1. Thank/ much/French/ cookery book/ you/ give/ me.2. recipes/ look/ wonderful/, and/ I/ certainly/ enjoy/ use/ it.3. I/ hope/ you/ and/ Auntie Susan/ have/ good/ Christmas.4. we/ stay/ at/ home/, but/ have/ couple/ day/ trips/ out/ nearby.5. our/ local/ theatre/ put/ on/ production/ "A Christmas Carol"/, which/ fun.6. I/ go/ back/ University/ next/ week/, and/ this/ year/ I/have/ to/ study/ hard/ final/ exams.7. I/ really/ enjoy/ the/ course/ so/ far/, but/ I/ not/ sure/ what/ do/ once/ I/ get/degree.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 8. university/ arrange/ career/ interviews/, but/ I/ not/really/ have/clear/ idea/what/ I/ want/ do.9. hopefully/ it/ all/ become/ clearer/ during/ course/ the/ year.10. Thank/ again/ lovely/ present/, and/ Happy/ New/ Year/THE ENDSỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 05)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————SECTION A: PHONETICSI. Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words. Write your answerin the space provided. (5 pts)B. sociableC. ancientD. ancestor1. A. associate2. A. walkedB. threatenedC. passedD. forced3. A. tooB. foodC. soonD. good4. A. legalB. legendC. generousD. manager5. A. adventureB. futureC. matureD. figureII. Pick out the word that differs from the other words in the position of the main stress. Write your answer in the spaceprovided. (5 pts)6. A. comedyB. collectionC. comicalD. calculate7. A. ambitiousB. memorialC. memoryD. mechanic8. A. removeB. cancelC. copyD. answer9. A. JapaneseB. engineerC. practicalD. questionnaire10. A. documentB. developC. opponentD. astonishSECTION B: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARI. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Write your answer in the space provided. (15 pts)11. Secondary schools offer a wide ______ of subjects.A. fieldB. scopeC. listD. range12. When he woke up, he realized that the things he had dreamt about could not ______ have happened.A. possiblyB. likelyC. certainlyD. potentially13. - “Do you think the book is expensive?- “Yes, it’s not ______ what we paid for it.”A. worthyB. worth ofC. worthD. valuable14. To ______ extent did she benefit from her uncle’s will?A. whatB. howC. whichD. whom15. The new system didn’t ______ expectations.A. catch up withB. bring aboutC. come acrossD. come up to16. Before the meeting finished, they had arranged when ______ next.A. they metB. they to meetC. to meetD. should they meet17. ______ aren’t effective anymore because insects have become resistant to them.A. FertilizersB. PesticidesC. HerbicidesD. Composts18. When he heard the joke, he burst into loud ______.A. smileB. laughterC. amusementD. enjoyment19. The traffic lights ______ to green, and the car drove on.A. exchangedB. turnedC. removedD. shone20. It is a good idea to be ______ dressed when you go for an interview.A. finelyB. boldlyC. smartlyD. clearly21. We were so late that we ______ had time to catch the train.A. nearlyB. almostC. hardlyD. simply22. They are going to make ______ excursion next month.A. a two-weekB. two-weeksC. two weeks'D. a two-week's23. I haven't had a very ______ week. I seem to have done nothing at all.A. extensiveB. productiveC. enthusiasticD. economic24. The purpose of the survey was to ______ the inspectors with local conditions.A. informB. acquaintC. instructD. notify25. Do you know the man ______ over there?A. interviewedB. interviewingC. to interviewD. interviewsII. There is one mistake in each of the following sentences. Find and correct it. (10 pts)BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 26. Because the torrential rains that had devastated the area, the governor sent the National Guard to assist in the clean-upoperation.27. One of the most important things in life is a good health.28. The city has spent a big amount of money on crime prevention.29. Comparing with other countries, Libya spends a high percentage of income on education.30. People are now enjoying a higher level of living.31. In the United Kingdom women see their doctor on the average five times a year.32. Although Mark has been cooking for many years, he still doesn’t know to prepare French foods in the traditionalmanner.33. When we arrived at the store to purchase the dishwasher advertise in the newspaper, we learned that all thedishwashers had been sold.34. After rising the flag to commemorate the holiday, the mayor gave a long speech.35. This time tomorrow I will lie on the beach, enjoying the sunshine.III. Give the correct form of the words in the brackets in each of the following sentences. Write your answer in thespace provided. (10 pts)36. I was annoyed at his (REFUSE)______ to co-operate.37. The book doesn’t say much about prices, but it is very (INFORM)______ about everything else.38. The noise (LESS)______ as the plane got farther away.39. He lost in the election because he was a weak and (DECIDE)______ leader.40. I couldn’t help it. The accident was (AVOID)______.41. She was (EXTREME)______ knowledgeable about the history of China.42. He was very (SET)_______ when his cat was run over.43. Jackson had another violent (AGREE)_______ with the referee.44. Many people were buried (LIVE)______ after the earthquake.45. She studied (ECONOMY)______ at university.SECTION C: READING COMPREHENSIONI. Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word. Write your answer in the space provided. (10 pts)Australia is a big country, but nearly all Australians live near the sea. On hot summer days, you can see thousands ofpeople at the beach. Many beaches have waves (46)______ are very high.These large waves are known as surf and the people who ride them are called surfers. Surfing is a skill, and it needslearning. Don’t (47)______ to be able to surf properly the (48)______ time you try. However, by practising a few timesyou will learn (49)______ to do it.Surfing is not a new sport. Perhaps its origins need explaining. It started hundreds (50)______ years ago in Hawaii.Men swam (51)______ to sea to catch fish and found they could come back to land very quickly by riding the waves.These first surfers did not (52)______ a board. They were “body surfers”. Many people (53)______ do this type ofsurfing today.After a while people started to use boards and rode the waves by lying, kneeling or standing (54)______ them. Thesefirst surfboards were made of wood and the water made them rot after a while. Today, surfboards are made of plastic orfibreglass (55)______.II. Read the following passage and decide which answer (A, B, C, or D) best fits each gap. Write your answer in thespace provided. (10 pts)What do you do well? What do you enjoy doing? Your answers to these two questions will help you identify your(56)_____. An employer will consider you seriously for a (57)_____ when you can show them that you know who youare, what you can offer and which you have studied. Sometimes it is difficult to know what your weaknesses are. Clearlynot everyone is equally good (58)_____ everything. You may need to improve yourself and so (59)_____ courses in thatfield could turn a weakness into strength.You will need to (60)______ some time on your self-assessment. Your honesty and the desire for selfimprovement will lead to (61)______ in getting the right job. Explore the following seven areas to start to get to knowyourself: your aptitude, your skills, your personality, the level of responsibility you feel comfortable with, your interestsand your needs.Ask (62)_____ if you have any special talents and if you need to consider your physical health when choosing ajob. Be as honest and realistic as you can, and ask for other people's (63)_____ if necessary. Make a list of these things. Itis usually a good idea to talk about your aptitudes with teachers, family and friends.If you are considering a career that (64)_____ a special talent, such as art, acrobatics, mathematics or music,discuss your aptitudes with (65)_____ expert in that area and discover how they fit the needs of the occupation.56. A. strongB. strengthC. strengthenD. strengthened57. A. positionB. locationC. spotD. roomBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 58. A. uponB. inC. atD. for59. A. meetingB. takingC. makingD. interviewing60. A. useB. makeC. loseD. spend61. A. successB. successfulC. successfullyD. succeed62. A. youB. yourC. yoursD. yourself63. A. interestsB. fieldsC. opinionsD. attendances64. A. requiresB. asksC. tellsD. urges65. A. aB. anC. theD. thisIII. Read the following text and choose the best answer for the questions below. Write your answer in the spaceprovided. (10 pts)May 7th 1840 was the birthday of one of the most famous Russian composers of the nineteenth century: Peter IlyichTchaikovsky, the son of a mining inspector. Tchaikovsky studied music as a child and later studied composition at the St.Petersburg Conservatory. His greatest period of productivity occurred between 1876 and 1890, during which time heenjoyed patronage of Madame von Meck, a woman he never met, who gave him a yearly living stipend. Madame vonMeck later terminated her friendship with Tchaikovsky, as well as his living allowance, when she, herself, was facingfinancial difficulties. It was during the time of Madame von Meck’s patronage, however, that Tchaikovsky created themusic for which he is most famous, including the music for the ballets of “Swan Lake” and “The Sleeping Beauty”.Tchaikovsky’s music, well-known for its rich melodic and sometimes melancholy passages, was one of the first thatbrought serious dramatic music to dance. Before this, little attention had been given to the music behind the dance.Tchaikovsky died ostensibly of cholera on November 6th 1893, though there are now some scholars who argue that hecommitted suicide.66. The best title for this passage could be ______.A. “The Life and Music of Tchaikovsky”B. “Development of Tchaikovsky’s Music forBallets”C. “Tchaikovsky’s Relationship with Madame von Meck”D. “The Cause of Tchaikovsky’s Death”67. According to the passage, all of the following describe Madame von Meck EXCEPT ______.A. she had economic troublesB. she was generousC. she was never introduced to TchaikovskyD. she enjoyed Tchaikovsky’s music68. According to the passage, Tchaikovsky’s music is most well-known for ______.A. it’s repetitive and monotonous tonesB. the ballet-like quality of musicC. the richness and melodic drama of the musicD. its lively, capricious melodies69. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage?A. Tchaikovsky’s influence on ballet music.B. Tchaikovsky’s unhappiness leading to suicide.C. The patronage of Madame von Meck.D. Tchaikovsky’s productivity in composing.70. It can be inferred from the passage that ______.A. it was not the music behind the dance that made Tchaikovsky famousB. there is suspicion on the cause of Tchaikovsky’s deathC. Madame von Meck was one of the most famous Russian composersD. Madame von Meck was one of Tchaikovsky’s girlfriendsSECTION D: WRITINGI. Finish the second sentence in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it. (15 pts)71. It is extremely difficult for us to make ends meet these days.We find ..............................................................................................................................................................72. Alice and Charles did not decide to move to a bigger house until after the birth of their second child.Only when ...........................................................................................................................................................73. While mending the road, they accidentally blocked our water pipes.They accidentally cut off .....................................................................................................................................74. He brought the umbrella along but it didn't rain.He needn't .........................................................................................................................................................75. While I strongly disapprove of your behaviour, I will help you this time.Despite ...............................................................................................................................................................II. Use the word given in brackets and make any necessary additions to write a new sentence in such a way that it is assimilar as possible in meaning to the original sentence. Do NOT change the form of the given word(s). (10 pts)76. When I was driving, I realized that the car wasn’t working properly.(WRONG)77. Sandra said that she was willing to work late.(MIND)78. They pretended to be enjoying themselves, but they weren’t really.(AS)79. I can't lift this table on my own.(UNLESS)BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 80. The coins are believed to have been buried for safe-keeping.THE END(IT)SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 06)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————B. PHONETICSChoose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other three(5 pts)B. contactC. backgroundD. formality1.A. socialize2.A. prolongB. contactC. consciousD. commonB. JapaneseC. partnerD. Canada3.A. African4.A. signalB. signC. colleagueD. regard5.A. clothB. trustworthyC. clothingD. brotherC. LEXICAL - GRAMMARI. Choose from the four options given marked A, B, C and D one best answer to complete each sentence. Identify youranswer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet. (15 pts)1. Please_______________ favour.A. do me aB. make me aC. do myD. make my2. Mrs. Edwards…______________ history for 35 years, and is retiring soon.A. teachesB. is teachingC. taughtD. has been teaching3. There have been protests from animal right groups about ____________ on animals.A. experienceB. experiments C. expirationD. trials4. Faraday’s accomplishments seem more wonderful when we realize that he had very___________ education.A. a fewB. fewC. a littleD. little5. A: “What are the office hours where you work?” B: “_______., everyone comes in at eight and leaves at five.”A. GeneralB. In generallyC. In the generalD. In general6. Lots of people________________ Yoga to relax.A. practiceB. take upC. give upD. take in7. It isn’t quite________.. that he will turn up at the meeting.A. certainB. exactC. rightD. sure8. After waiting for an hour he realized that the bus was__________________ to come.A. improbableB. impossibleC. uncertainD. unlikely9. _______________ being tired, I went for a picnic with my family.A. ThatB. ThoughC. SinceD. Despite10. You_________________ have told that joke. Everybody has heard it too often.A. can’tB. mustn’tC. shouldn’tD. needn’t11. At around two years of age, many children regularly produce sentences_____ three or four words.A . are containingB. containingC. containD. contains12. The first plant-like organisms probably ___________ in the sea, perhaps three billion years ago.A . lifeB. livingC. livedD. it was living13. These tennis courts don't ____________ very often. Not many people want to play.A . got usedB. usedC. get usedD. get use14. I would rather ___________ nothing than __________ that book.A . do - to read B. do - readC. doing - readingD. done - read15. Do you want _______ with you or do you want to go alone?A . me comingB. me to comeC. that I comeD. that I will comeII. The four underlined parts of the sentence are marked A, B, C or D. You are to identify the one underlined word orphrase that would not be acceptable standard written English. Write your answers on your answer sheet. (20 pts)1. Draft horses are the tallest, most powerful and heavy group of horses.ABC D2. Acting teacher Stella Adler played a vital role in the develop of the Method Schooling of Acting.ABCD3. Before diamonds can be used as jewels, they must be cut and polish.ABCD4. Of all mammals, dolphins are undoubtedly between the friendliest to humans.ABCDBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 5. Working all night long, Jim felt extreme hungry and just wanted to have a sandwich.ABCD6. Harmony, melody and rhythm are important elements in mostly forms of music.ABC D7. Medical students must learn both the theory and the practice of medicines.ABCD8. Archeological sites sometimes are revealed when the construction of roads and buildings.ABCD9. Yolanda ran over to me and breathless informed the failure of our team.ABCD10. All root vegetables grow underground, and not all vegetables that grow underground are roots.ABCDD. READINGI. Read the following passage and fill an appropriate word in each blank. (10 pts)Fish live almost (1) ___ They are found in the near freezing waters of the Artic and in the steaming (2)____ in thetropic jungles. They live in roaring streams and in quiet (3)_____ rivers. Some fish make long journeys (4) ____ theocean. Others spend most of their life buried in sand on the ocean (5) ______. Most fish can’t (6)_____ water; yet somesurvive for months in dried-up riverbeds.Fish have enormous importance (7)____ man. They provide food for millions of people. Fishermen catch themfor sports, and many people (8)____ them as pets. Fish are also important in the balance of nature. They eat plants andanimals and in turn, become (9)____ for plants and animals. Fish thus help keep in (10 ) _____ the total number of plantsand animals on the earth.II. Choose the most suitable answer from the four options marked A, B, C and D to complete each of the numberedgaps in the passage below. Write your answer on the answer sheet. (10 pts)You've (1)________ heard someone say that the reason you caught a cold was that you were 'run down'. Peoplegenerally accept that if you are (2)______ pressure or run down you are more likely to get ill. But is this really true(3)_______ is it just an old wives' tale? The problem with old sayings like this is that it's often difficult to (4)______whether they are true or not. For example, if you ask people with colds whether they are feeling run down, they are(5)_______ certain to say yes. People without colds are more likely to say no. So, how do you (6)______ if it's the coldthat is making them (7)_____ run down or the fact that they are run down that is making them more likely to catch a cold?Now it seems there is a scientific answer to this question. And answer is yes - if you are run down or under stress, you aremore likely to catch a cold. Scientists at the Common Cold Research Centre ran a series of tests. They got volunteerswithout colds to attend the centre, where they were first given a questionnaire to complete. The questions measured the(8)_____ of stress each volunteer was under. The volunteers were then deliberately infected with a cold virus and left tosee whether they developed a cold. After many people had been tested, the researchers looked for a (9)____ between themeasured stress level and the chances of catching a cold. They found that the higher the stress, the more likely the personwas to catch a cold. At the moment it is not known why stress makes someone more likely to become ill, but now(10)_____ the link has been found, researchers might be able to investigate further. They may even find different ways ofcombating disease.1.A. perhapsB. maybeC. possiblyD. probably2.A. underB. behindC. atD. above3.A. andB. orC. butD. so4.A. showB. expressC. stateD. prove5.A. nearlyB. mostlyC. almostD. surely6.A. tellB. speakC. sayD. suggest7.A. beB. feelC. becomeD. get8.A. amountB. numberC. massD. heap9.A. combinationB. jointC. linkD. relation10.A. thatB. whenC. becauseD. asIII. Read the passage below and choose the best answer from the four options marked A, B, C or D. Identify youranswer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet. (20 pts)As many as one thousand years ago in the Southwest, the Hopi and Zuni Indians of North America were buildingwith adobe-sun-baked brick plastered with mud. Their homes looked remarkably like modern apartment houses. Somewere four stories high and contained quarters for perhaps a thousand people, along with storerooms for grain and othergoods. These buildings were usually put up against cliffs, both to make construction easier and for defense againstenemies. They were really villages in themselves, as later Spanish explorers must have realized since they called them“pueblos”, which is Spanish for towns. The people of the pueblos raised what are called “the three sisters”- corn, beans,BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 and squash. They made excellent pottery and wove marvelous baskets, some so fine that they could hold water. TheSouthwest has always been a dry country, where water is scarce. The Hopi and Zuni brought water from streams to theirfields and gardens through irrigation ditches. Water was so important that it played a major role in their religion. Theydeveloped elaborate ceremonies and religious rituals to bring rain. The way of life of less – settled groups was simpler andmore strongly influenced by nature. Small tribes such as the Shoshone and Ute wandered the dry and mountainous landsbetween the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. They gathered seeds and hunted small animals such as rabbits andsnakes. In the Far North the ancestors of today’s Inuit hunted seals, walruses, and the great whales. They lived right on thefrozen seas in shelters called igloos built of blocks of packed snow. When summer came, they fished for salmon andhunted the lordly caribou. The Cheyenne, Pawnee and Sioux tribes, known as the Plains Indians, lived on the grasslandsbetween the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. They hunted bison, commonly called the buffalo. Its meat wasthe chief food of these tribes, and its hide was used to make their clothing and the covering of their tents and tips.1. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. The architecture of early America Indian buildingsB. The movement of American Indians across North AmericaC. Ceremonies and rituals of American IndiansD. The way of life of American Indian tribes in early North America2. According to the passage, the Hopi and Zuni typically built their homes ________.A. in valleysB. next to streamsC. on open plainsD. against cliffs3. The word “They” refers to ____________.A. goodsB. buildingsC. cliffsD. enemies4. It can be inferred from the passage that the dwellings of the Hopi and Zuni were _______.A. very smallB. highly advancedC. difficult to defend D. quickly constructed5. The author uses the phrase “the three sisters” refers to_____________.A. Hopi women B. family membersC. important cropsD. rain ceremonies6. Which of the following is true of the Shoshone and Ute?A. They were not as settled as the Hopi and ZuniB. They hunted caribou.C. They built their homes with adobe.D. They did not have many religious ceremonies.7. According to the passage, which of the following tribes lived in the grasslands?A. The Shoshone and Ute B. The Cheyenne C. The Hopi and ZuniD. The Pawnee and Inuit8. Which of the following animals was the most important to the Plains Indians?A. The salmonB. The caribouC. The sealD. The buffalo9. The author gives an explanation for all of the following words EXCEPT______.A. adobeB. pueblosC. caribouD. bison10. The author groups North American Indians according to their _________.A. tribes and geographical regionsB. arts and craftsC. rituals and ceremoniesD. date of appearance on the continentE. WRITINGFinish each of the following sentences so that it means the same as the printed one. (20 pts)1. I didn’t arrive in time to see her.→ I wasn’t early______________________________________________________________.2. We couldn’t drive because of the fog.→ The fog prevented__________________________________________________________3. A train leaves at eight o’ clock every morning.→ There is ______________________________________________________________.4. John asked if it was the blue one or the green she wanted.→ “Which _____________________________________ ?”5. I haven’t eaten this kind of food before.→ This is the first_________________________________________________________.6. Only if you work hard now have you any chance of success.→ Your chance____________________7. He tried very hard to give up smoking.→ He made great_____________________________.8. An aerial is not required with this radio.→ You don’t_____________________________9. When he stops smoking, he’ll feel better.→ The sooner__________________________.10. The wedding was held despite the rain.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 → The wedding took______________________ THE END ___________SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC----------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. THPT NĂM HỌC 201…-201…. (ĐỀ SỐ 07)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHPART II. GRA