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SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi gồm 05 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT chuyên)Thời gian thi: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đềPART A. LISTENINGI. You’ll hear two students, Ann and Chris talking about post graduate courses in music.Listen and give short answer to the questions from 1 to 10. You will listen to the conversationTWICE.1. Which college does Chris suggest would be best?2. What entry requirements are common to all colleges?3. How much does the course at Leeds Conservatory of Contemporary Music cost?4. What other expenses are payable to the colleges?5. When is the deadline of The Academy in London?Which facilities do the colleges have?Choose five answers from the box and write the correct letter, A – G, next to questions 6-10.Colleges6. Northdown CollegeFacilities7. The Academy in LondonA. large garden8. Leeds Conservatory and Contemporary MusicB. multiple sites9. The Henry Music InstituteC. practice rooms10. The James Academy of MusicD. recording studioE. research facilityF. student carteenG. technology suiteII. You will hear a conversation about technology.Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer. You will hearthe conversation TWICE.The Antarctic Polar View project maps Antarctic sea ice by using (1) _________.Problems to navigate through the water:- the safety of the ship- the speed of the ship- the (2)________ of the shipNVSAT Satellite: - Collect data- Identify difference between open water and (3) ________.Scientists can see surface of sea clearly by using (4) ________.Helicopter:- Advantage: - map the ice in the air- look for (5) ________.- Disadvantages: - much more difficulty- (6) __________.The colour of the map is (7) ____________.Problems of sending pictures in Antarctic ship: (8) __________.Measure to the problem: (9) ________ images into JPEG 2000 format.The equipment scientists need for mapping is a (10) _________ on ship.1 PART B. LEXICO - GRAMMARI. Complete each of the following sentences with the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Identify your answerby writing 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. There are 10 mistakes in the following passage. Find and then correct them. (0) have beendone for you.Anthony Masters was a writer in exceptional gifts and prodigious energy. He began his eventful andversatile career like a teenager, when he was expelled from school for organizing a revolt against the2 school uniform. In order to earn a living, he fulfilled his childhood ambition and took on writing. In1964, at the age of 23, he published A Pocketful of Rye, a collection of short stories where freshness ofstyle earned him a distinction of being runner – up in the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, anestablished and prestigious British – based literacy award. He made the award two years later with hisnovel The Seahorse, after which he continued to display his considerable talent by writing both fictionor non – fiction. The inspiration for many of his novels came from his experience helping the socialexcluded: he ran soup kitchens for drug addicts and campaigned for the civic rights of gypsies andanother ethnic minorities. His non – fiction output was typically eclectic, ranged from biographies tosocial histories, but it was a writer of children fiction that Masters outshone his contemporaries. Hiswork contains a sensitivity which remains unequalled by some other writer of the genre.Answers: 0. in ofIII. Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. Write your answers on your answersheet.With the development of fast motorway systems in many countries, once remote parts of thecountryside are (1. INCREASE) _________ becoming (2. ACCESS) _________ to people who live intowns and cities. In many parts of the world, rising (3. PERSON) _________ incomes have resulted inmass (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.IV. Complete the following sentences with one preposition/particle for each blank.1. That factory turns ________ hundreds of small appliances everyday.2. The boss asked me to make _______ the hours I missed last week.3. The suspect was released from prison _______ bail.4. Once again poor Colin has been passed _______for promotion.5. Everyone approved of the scheme, but when we asked for volunteers they all hung _______.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, andthe original numbers of the months.Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory XIII change the calendar to make it more exact. Caesardeveloped a new calendar of 364 and a quarter days, the time it takes the earth to orbit the sun from onespring season to the next. The Pope’s astronomers refined the calendar regarding leap years; theydetermined that 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 2000would be. This new Gregorian calendar was so accurate that today, scientists need only add leapseconds every few years to the clock in order to keep the calendar matching the Earth’s cycles.3 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 pronounceC. 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 year .B. He extended summer.C. He has a month named for him.D. 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. observedD. 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. Complete the following passage by choosing the correct option (A, B, C or D) to fill in blanks.The Alexandra Palace in north London was built with private funds as a “People’s Palace”.Serviced by its own station, it was opened in 1873 and was extremely well (1)_______ until, two weeksafter its opening, it burnt down. It was replaced by a slightly larger building which opened in 1875 andfeatured, (2)________other things, a splendid organ an Great Hall, which was the size of a footballpitch. Despite the extraordinarily wide range of events (3)_______ there – from dog shows to greatconcerts and banquets, from elephant displays to bicycle matches – it always operated at a loss and by1877 much of the park around it had been sold to speculative builders, leaving only about half of theoriginal land.In 1900, a committee was appointed, whose principal duty was to run the palace and park “forthe free use of the people forever.” There were, however, (4) ________ to charge for entry so that thesubstantial costs could be (5) _______ . The Palace continued, with (6) ________ degrees of success, asan entertainment centre. In the 1930s, it was probably most (7) ________ for being the home of theworld’s first high definition television broadcasts.4 In 1980 the building was once more devastated by fire and (8) _______ to a ruin. It was thendecided to (9) _________ it and to create a major exhibition centre with community (10)_______, suchas a restaurant and a health club.1. A. inhabitedB. attendedC. crowdedD. visited2. A. amongB. betweenC. fromD. around3. A. performedB. setC. stagedD. laid4. A. powersB. termsC. allowancesD. authorities5. A. fulfilledB. coveredC. matchedD. made6. A. unsteadyB. varyingC. alteringD. unsettled7. A. distinctB. markedC. considerableD. notable8. A. turnedB. convertedC. reducedD. wrecked9. A. recoverB. reviseC. restoreD. reform10. A. facilitiesB. conveniencesC. suppliesD. appliancesIII. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word ineach space.All tournament chess games are played with a chess clock – that is two clocks joined together.When one player makes his move, he presses the button which stops his clock and starts his opponent’sclock. (1)_________fails to keep the time limit, no (2)________ what the position on the board, losesthe game.Weekend tournaments with a fast time limit and long sessions of play of (3)________ totwelve hours a day are very strenuous and result in fatigue and time troubles. The play is quite sharp.Active, attacking chess is the (4)________ of the day and it is difficult to maintain (5)_________sustained, precise defense against such play. A score of the game must be (6)_________ as play goes on.Each move is written down on a score sheet, which has to be handed to the tournament officials at theend of each round. The only thought in everybody’s head is to win. Talent and youth – that’s(7)_________ is needed for success at chess, with the (8)________ on youth. Some approach the boardwith a slow, purposeful manner (9)________ giving you a second glance – you simply don’t count. Theseem to imply that the outcome is a foregone conclusion for them; you (10)_______ need to accept itwith good grace.PART D. WRITINGI. Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence. Write youranswers on your answer sheet.1. Mr. Smith knew little about the Internet, so he didn’t invest into any computer companies.Had _______________________________________________.2. When she got to the party, everyone was dancing and singing.On _______________________________________________.3. Barbara runs a successful company and she also manages to look after her five children.Not only __________________________________________.4. Because of the traffic jam, Andrew couldn't get to the interview on time.The traffic jam ______________________________________.5. This old car probably won’t last for more than three years.It’s unlikely ________________________________________.II. Write a passage of about 250 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--------------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……………………5 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCHƯỚNG DẪN CH ẤM(Đề thi gồm 02 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT chuyên)Thời gian thi: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đềTotal: 100ptsPART A: LISTENINGI. You’ll hear two students, Ann and Chris talking about post graduate courses in music.Listen and give short answer to the questions from 1 to 10. (5 pts)1. The Henry Music Institute2. a face-to-face interview/ an interview3. 6,000 pound a year4. the charges for applying/ application fee5. January 30thWhich facilities do the colleges have?Choose five answers from the box and write the correct letter, A – G, next to questions 6-10. (5pts)6.E7.B8.C9.G10. DII. You will hear a conversation about technology.Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer. (10pts)1. satellites6. time consumption2. efficiency7. (shades of) grey3. (the) sea ice8. (poor) Internet connection4. radar9. compress5. leads10. laptopPART B. LEXICO - GRAMMARI. Complete each of the following sentences with the correct answer (A, B, C or D). (10pts)1. B2. D3. C4. A5. D6. A7. C8. C9. B11. A12. A13. D14. D15. A16. D17. A18. D19. B10. D20. CII. There are 10 mistakes in the following passage. Find and then correct them. You should alsowrite the line of the mistakes. (10pts)QsMistakeCorrection1likeas2onup3wherewhose4madewon5orand6socialsocially7anotherother8rangedranging9childrenchildren’s10someany6 III. Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. Write your answers on your answersheet. (5 pts)1. increasingly2. accessible3. personal4. ownership5. pressure6. national7. addition8. protection9. undesirable10. traditionalIV. Complete the following sentences with one preposition/particle for each blank. (5 pts)1. out2. up3. on4. over5. backPART 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. (10pts)1. A2. A3. C4. C5. B6. B7. A8. C9. D10. BII. Complete the following passage by choosing the correct option (A, B, C or D) to fill in blanks.(10 pts)1. B2. A3, C4, A5. B6. B7. D8. C9. C10. AIII. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word ineach space. Write your answers on your answer sheet. (10pts)1. whoever/who2. matter3. up4. order5. a/any6. kept7. what8. emphasis9. without10. onlyPART D: WRITINGI. Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence. (5pts)1. Had Mr. Smith known something / more / a little more / some more about the Internet, he would haveinvested into some computer companies.2. On her arrival at the party, everyone was dancing and singing.3. Not only does Barbara run a successful company, but she also manages to look after her five children/but she manages to look after her five children as well.4. The traffic jam prevented Andrew from getting to the interview on time.5. It is unlikely that this old car will last for more than three years.II. Write a passage of about 250 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” (15pts)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-------------7 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC—————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi có 5 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2011-2012ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh các trường THPT không chuyênThời gian làm bài: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đề————————PART I. LISTENINGSusan comes to Barclays Bank and talks to a bank clerk. Listen to their conversation. Complete thefollowing statements by filling in the relevant words. You should use no more than THREE words.You will listen to the conversation TWICE.Susan will be a (1) _______ student.She wants to keep her money in a safe place with easy (2) _______.She is suggested to open an (3) _______ Account.The facilities the current account provides are (4) _______ and a deposit book.There are (5) _______ of interest for this account.If the balance is up to 500 pounds, the interest is (6) _______.If the balance is over 500 pounds, the interest goes up to (7) _______.The bank statement shows you the permanent record of income and (8) _______.Cashcard can be used to (9)_______ and (10) _______ the balance.PART II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARYI. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct answer among four options (A, B, C orD).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 combinedB. that is combined C. 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. FurthermoreC. 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 withB. 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 areB. 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. off II. Complete the following passage by supplying the correct form of the word to fill in each blank.The increase in city crime is a global phenomenon. Some people say that a lot of crime in thiscountry is because of (1 - migrate) ______ and the new people arriving from other countries bring different(2 - culture) ______ values and attitudes to the law. I don’t agree with this idea because the most commoncrimes are (3 - local) ______ produced and not imported from other countries. (4 - Vandal) ______ is oneof the biggest crimes in my city with bus shelters and shop windows being popular targets. Another popularcrime is (5 - pay) ______ parking fines, which is unlikely to be because of immigrants because most ofthem do not own cars. The (6 - oppose) ______ point of view is that young local people feel angry whenthey can’t get a job and in order to (7 - hand) ______ the change in their environment, they strike out ateasy targets. 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. Anotherreason, though, for so many bicycles getting stolen might be that the (10 - punish) ______ is not verysevere compared to car stealing which can land you in prison for a number of years.III. Fill in each blank with one suitable preposition.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 answersheet.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.A BCD9. My son learned to talk the time before he was 5 years old.ABCD10. Jim offered us presents as if it had been Xmas.ABCDPART III: READINGI. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct option (marked A, B, C or D) to answer thequestions.Million of people are using cell phones today. In many places, it is actually considered unusual notto use one. In many countries, cell phones are very popular with young people. They find that the phonesare 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 doctors are concerned that in the future many people may suffer health problems from the use ofmobile phones. In England, there has been a serious debate about this issue. Mobile phone companies areworried about the negative publicity of such ideas. They say that there is no proof that mobile phones arebad for your health. On the other hand, medical studies have shown changes in the brain cells of some people who usemobile phones. Signs of change in the issues of the brain and head can be detected with modern scanningequipment. In one case, a traveling salesman had to retire at young age because of serious memory loss. Hecouldn't remember even simple tasks. He would often forget the name of his own son. This man used totalk 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's doctor didn't agree.What is it that makes mobile phones potentially harmful? The answer is radiation. High – techmachines can detect very small amounts of radiation from mobile phones. Mobile phone companies agreethat 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 lessoften. Use your regular phone of you want to talk for a long time. Use your mobile phone only when youreally need it. Mobile phones can be very useful and convenient, especially in emergencies. In the future,mobile phones may have a warning label that says they are bad for your health. So for now, it's wise not touse 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 communicationB. 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 _______.A. obviouslyB. possiblyC. certainlyD. privately5. "Negative publicity" in the passage most likely means _______.A. information on the lethal effects of cell phonesB. 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 attractionC. their raiding powerD. 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. "They 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.Stamp collecting! What a wonderful hobby! I began when I was only five. I used to (1) ______ forthe postman's arrival, always (2) ______ to seize unwanted envelopes and tear off the corner with the stampstuck on it.Once – I remember it was too clearly – my mother and father were sunning themselves in thegarden when the post (3) _____ on the doormat. I heard the clatter of the letter flap and hurriedly went to(4) ______. There were four or five envelops, 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 the corners off the envelops (6) ______ me as perfectly fair and allowable, and justwhat I did. I carefully tore as (7) ______ to the stamps as (8) _______, feeling that even the envelopes,which were addressed to my parents and not to be, should be treated with (9) _______.There were nothing furtive in what I did. I knew my parents would see what I'd done, and I didn'tthink there was any (10) ______ in it. They always let me (11) ______ the corners after they'd openedthem. Why should I think there was any harm in doing it first, (12) ______ in mind that they weren't onhand to be (13) ______. Wouldn't they rather be left to doze in their summer deckchairs?(14) ______, though, my father solemnly showed me his letters. They looked distinctly moth-eaten,with bites taken out 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 indicateyour answers on the answer sheet.Every drop of water in the ocean, even in the deepest parts, responds to the forces that create thetides. No other force that affects the sea is so strong. Compared with the tides, the waves created by thewind are surface movements felt no more than a hundred fathoms below the surface. The currents alsoseldom involve more than the upper several hundred fathoms 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, the 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 the Moon rises later each day by fifty minutes, on the average, so, in mostplaces, the time of high tide is correspondingly later each day. And as the Moon waxes and wanes in itsmonthly cycle, so the height of the tide varies. The tidal movements are strongest when the Moon is a sliverin the sky, and when it is full. These are the highest flood tides and the lowest ebb tides of the lunar monthand are called the spring tides. At these times the Sun, Moon, and Earth are nearly in line and the pull of thetwo heavenly bodies is added together to bring the water high on the beaches, to send its surf upwardagainst the sea cliffs, and to draw a high tide into the harbors. Twice each month, at the quarters of theMoon, when the Sun, Moon and Earth lie at the apexes of a triangular configuration and the pull of theSun and Moon are opposed, the moderate tidal movements called neap tides occur. Then the differencebetween high and low water is less than 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 toA. surprisinglyB. actuallyC. characteristically D. similarly3. It can be inferred from the passage that the most important factor in determining how much gravitationaleffect one object in space has on the tides isA. sizeB. distanceC. temperatureD. density 4. The word "configuration" in the passage is closest in meaning toA. unitB. centerC. surfaceD. arrangement5. Neap tides occur whenA. 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.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 ofwords if necessary.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.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 end —Cán bộ coi thi không giải thích gì thêm! SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC—————KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2011-2012HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh các trường THPT không chuyênPART I. LISTENING (15 pts: 1,5/item1. college2. access3. Instant4. a cashcard6. 5.25%7. 7.25%8. expenditure9. withdraw moneyPART II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY (35pts)I. (15pts: 1/item)1. C2. D3. A4. B6. A7. C8. D9. D11. C12. A13. B14. BII. (10pts: 1/item)1. immigration3. locally5. unpaid7. handle2. cultural4. vandalism6. opposing8. theftIII. (5pts: 1pt/item)1. on2. for3. at4. offIV. (5pts: 0.5 pt/ item)5. A10. B15. A1. A2. B3. A4. DPART III. READING (30 pts)I. (10pts: 1/item)1. A2. C6. B7. DII. (15pts: 1/item)1. B2. C6. A7. B11. D12. CIII. (5pts: 1pt/item)1. D2. B5. two levels10. check9. neighborhoods10. punishment5. up5. D6. C7. D8. D9. B10. D3. C8. A4. B9. A5. B10. B3. D8. C13. A4. A9. D14. C5. B10. D15. B3. B4. D5. APART IV. WRITING (20pts)I. (10pts: 1/item)1. regret to inform/to tell you/announce that2. he had meant to phone Sarah3. is considered/thought to be4. try holding your breath5. resented one of her colleagues getting6. and I get on7. I hadn't used up8. had already left when/before9. in spite of not wearing10. a sense of achievementII. (10pts: 1pt/item)1. Thank you very much for the French cookery book you gave me.2. The recipes look wonderful, and I'll certainly enjoy using it.3. I hope you and Auntie Susan had a good Christmas.4. We stayed at home, but had a couple of day trips out nearby.5. Our local theatre put on a production of "A Christmas Carol", which was fun.6. I am going back to University next week, and this year I'm going to have to study hard for the finalexams.7. I've really enjoyed the course so far, but I'm not sure what to do once I get my degree.8. The University arranges career interviews, but I don't really have a clear idea of what I want to do.9. Hopefully it will all become clearer during the course of the year.10. Thank you again for the lovely present, and Happy New Year! Susan comes to Barclays Bank and talks to a bank clerk. Listen to their conversation.Clerk: Good morning. What can I do for you?Susan: Good morning. I’d like to open a bank account.Clerk: What kind of account do you want?Susan: I’m not quite sure. I’ll be a college student. I simply require a safe place to keep my money and easyaccess to it. Can you recommend an account for me?Clerk: All right. Do you get a grant?Susan: No. I will be supporting myself.Clerk: I see. You could open an Instant Account.Susan: What’s an Instant Account?Clerk: Basically, it’s an interest account. It has all the usual current account facilities such as cashcard anda deposit book, except a chequebook, and pays competitive interest on your account when it’s in credit.There are two levels of interest for this account. If your balance is up to five hundred pounds, the interest isfive point two-five percent. If your balance is five hundred or over, it attracts an even higher rate of interestwhich goes up to seven point two – five percent. You will receive a cashcard for our machines, so you canwithdraw money with the card from any machines at any Barclays branches when the bank is closed.Susan: Oh, I see. How can I withdraw money if I have no chequebook?Clerk: Well, you have to withdraw money either using your card or visiting your branch.Susan: I see. How can I find out how much money I have in my account?Clerk: You can ask your branch and tell them how often you would like to receive your statement, whichprovides you with a permanent record of income and expenditure. It will show every transaction on youraccount and the balance remaining at the end of each day. You also can see your cashcard to check yourbalance.Susan: That’s fine. I think I’ll open an Instant Account. SỞ GDĐT BẠC LIÊUKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10, 11 VÒNG TỈNHNĂM HỌC 2011 - 2012ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Gồm 07 trang)* Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH* Lớp: 11 (Bảng A)* Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)ĐỀPART 1. LISTENING (2 points)You will hear a talk about the changes in the American Family . Fill in the blanks with therelevant information in the outline . You will hear twice.OUTLINEChanges in the American Family* IntroductionA. Traditional American family: working father , (1)……….…and two or three (2)…………..B. Examples of new kinds of families:- Single mothers and fathers.- Married (3)………………. without children.- Young (4) ………………. return to live with their parents.- Older people sharing house to (5) …………………………….* Social and economic reasons for change in the traditional family.- The (6)………………… rate is (7)……………………….- Unemployment among (8) ………………….adults.- Most important: (9)…………………………………………work outside the home.(10) …………………% of American women now working.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. luxuryB. exampleC. existD. exempt2. A. divingB. discoverC. disciplineD. divide3. A. imaginedB. releasedC. rainedD. followed4. A. someB. comeC. loveD. home5. A. thanB. theaterC. theoryD. thoroughII. Circle the correct answer (A, B, C or D) whose main stress is placed differently fromthe others (1 point)1. A. evaluateB. favorableC. convenientD. relationship2. A. favorableB. talkativeC. successfulD. beautiful3. A. companyB. officialC. AustraliaD. encounter4. A. packageB. customerC. supervisorD. accountant5. A. harvestB. circumstancesC. produceD. ceremony1 PART 3. LANGUAGE FOCUSI. Circle the best answer (A, B, C or D) to complete each of the sentences below. (1point).1. Staying in a hotel costs ………renting a room in a dormitory for a week.A. twice more thanB. twice as much asC. as much twice asD. as much as twice2. If you had taken my advice you …………in such difficulties now.A. won’t beB. hadn’t beenC. wouldn’t beD. aren’t3. Aristotle, one of the greatest natural philosophers, …………., the leading cultural andintellectual city in Greece.A. of AthensB. living in AthensC. he lived in AthensD. lived in Athens4. I need eight hours’ sleep a night, …………my brother gets by on only five or six.A. exceptB. howeverC. whereasD. because5. “Penny is an excellent actor!” “That goes without saying. If only she ……….to take a partin our new play!”A. agreedB. would agreeC. had agreedD. was agreeing6. “I think the amount of money in my account is incorrect.”“ You are right, sir. I’m afraid it’s a mistake ………….by one of our employees.”A. madeB. is madeC. has been madeD. had been made7. You …………to water the lawn. I think it’s going to rain later.A. need notB. don’t mustC. don’t needD. must not8. “Why is Terri calling the police?” “She has ………….and she’s hoping they can find it.”A. had her car stolenB. had stolen her carC. had to steal her carD. her car was stolen9. I have never felt better than I do now.A. I feel well nowB. I felt better beforeC. I have never felt wellD. I have always felt well10. Of all the candidates, Jane is probably ………….A. the less qualifiedB. the qualified lessC. the most little qualifiedD. the least qualifiedII. Choose the best option (A, B, C or D) to complete the passage below. (1 point)The telephone was invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell, a Scotsman whobecame a US citizen. The word “telephone” had been (1)…………existence since the 1830sand had been (2)…………to a number of inventions designed to produce sound.Bell had become interested in the possibility of long-distance speech through his workwith the deaf. He was twenty-eight and his assistant, Thomas Watson, was(3)…………twenty-one when they (4)…………their great success on 10th Match 1876.Despite their long and close association, Bell’s first communication by telephone was not“Tom, come here, I want you”. (5)………… “Mr. Watson, come here, I want you”.(6)…………with excitement, Bell and Watson demonstrated their invention to a UStelegram company. The company wrote to Bell, saying that his invention was interesting.However, after (7)…………it careful consideration, they had (8)…………to the conclusionthat it had “no future”. Fortunately for Bell, others could see the possibilities. Within foursyears of its invention, the US had 60,000 telephones. In the next twenty years that(9)…………increased to over 6 million.Today, ninety-three per cent of US homes have a telephone, a level of phoneownership no other nation comes near to equaling. Each US household makes or receives(10)…………average 3,516 calls per year, an astonishing statistic.1. A. inB. withC. toD. out2. A. joinedB. namedC. employedD. applied3. A. quiteB. justC. simplyD. lately2 4. A. managedB. achievedC. succeeded5. A. ButB. OtherwiseC. Instead6. A. WholeB. DeepC. A. Entire7. A. regardingB. givingC. taking8. A. reachedB. A. comeC. arrived9. A. figureB. countC. measure10. A. onB. byC. atIII. Put the words in brackets into the correct forms. (1 point)1. He really needs a (confide) …………………secretary.D. fulfilledD. AlthoughD. FilledD. bearingD. broughtD. extendD. for2. He doesn’t know much about the subject, but he’s very (enthusiasm) ………………………3. Don’t be so (child) ………………………4. This rule do not apply (universe) …………………………5. The artist has performed a (spectacular)………………………attractive dance.IV. Supply the correct verb forms of the verbs in brackets. (1 point)serveincludehopeflourishfoundvisitenlargecomeThe Singapore Botanical Gardens, (1) …………..……… in 1859, is one of theleading tropical gardens in the world. It attracts over twenty thousand visitors weekly. Someof these visitors travel from countries as far as France. Besides (2) …………..…….. as apublic park, it is also a center for research on plant growth and improvement. Currently, overthree thousand species of plants (3) …………………….. in the gardens. This collection isexpanded by exchange and donations. Tourists (4) ……………….….. the gardens can alsoexpect to see several varieties of orchids, (5) ……….……..….. the national flower - theVanda Miss Joaquim.V. Choose the right phrasal verbs provided in the box, then use their most suitableforms to complete the sentences below. (1 point)wash out – look after – track down – dip intopress on – clear off – dry up – go off – doze off1. My speech started well, but I …………………………... after a few minutes.2. She had such a bad cold that I was not surprised she ………….………….….. in the middleof the afternoon.3. He had no business there, so I told him …………..….. ………………4. Nurses who ……………………..…… old people have a very difficult job.5. The gun …………………………. in his hand while he was clearing it.VI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same asthe sentence printed before it (1.5 points)1. Richard only took over the family business because his father decided to retire early.Æ But for ………………………………………………………………………………...3 2. He hasn’t been back to his hometown for over twenty years now.Æ It is ………………………………………………………………………………........3. I only recognized him when he came into the light.Æ Not until ………………………………………………………………………………4. ‘I’m sorry, Angela,’ said Martin, ‘I’m afraid I’ve damaged your car.’Æ Martin apologized ……………………………………………………………………5. I thought that George’s last novel was more interesting.Æ George’s latest novel …………………………………………………………………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. (1.5 points)1. All teachers like Mary. (POPULAR)Æ ………………………………………………………………………………......................2. The two theories appear to be completely different. (COMMON)Æ ………………………………………………………………………………......................3. I found the story she told me very interesting. (FASCINATED)Æ ………………………………………………………………………………......................4. The rain was coming down in torrents. (CATS)Æ ………………………………………………………………………………......................5. You must be on time for your interview. (ESSENTIAL)Æ ………………………………………………………………………………......................PART 4. READINGI. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. (1 point)Sailors have a special place in English history, and many are remembered as national (1)……………... If you visit London, you will probably see a large square in Central Londoncalled Trafalgar Square. Here stands a large (2) ……………..of Lord Nelson, an Englishsailor who was killed in a battle with the French navy at Trafalgar. (3) …………….. he waskilled in this battle, the British navy proved stronger than the French, and so (4)……………..sure that the great French army of Napoleon Bonaparte could not invadeEngland. So still today the statue of Nelson, (5) …………….. of England's greatest sailors,stands at the heart of London's most famous and popular square.It is not surprising that the first Englishman (6) ……………..visit Japan was also a sailor. Hisname was Will Adams, and he was the pilot (navigator) of a Dutch trading ship which wasshipwrecked on the coast of Japan (7) ……………..the year 1598. Adams in fact remained inJapan for the (8) ……………..of his life, and became a successful businessman. He wasemployed by the Shogun Ieyasu as an adviser on shipbuilding and foreign affairs, and wasknown by the (9) …………….."Anjin-san". He was buried in Hemi, where his (10)4 ……………..can still be seen today. There is also a memorial to Will Adams in his hometown of Gillingham, in England.II. Read the passage below and circle the best answer (A, B, C or D) to each question. (2points)Most people can remember a phone number for up to thirty seconds. When this short amountof time elapses, however, the numbers are erased from the memory. How did the informationget there in the first place? Information that makes its way to the short term memory (STM)does so via the sensory storage area. The brain has a filter which only allows stimuli that is ofimmediate interest to pass on to the STM, also known as the working memory.There is much debate about the capacity and duration of the short term memory. The mostaccepted theory comes from George A. Miller, a cognitive psychologist who suggested thathumans can remember approximately seven chunks of information. A chunk is defined as ameaningful unit of information, such as a word or name rather than just a letter or number.Modern theorists suggest that one can increase the capacity of the short term memory bychunking, or classifying similar information together. By organizing information, one canoptimize the STM, and improve the chances of a memory being passed on to long termstorage.When making a conscious effort to memorize something, such as information for an exam,many people engage in "rote rehearsal". By repeating something over and over again, one isable to keep a memory alive. Unfortunately, this type of memory maintenance only succeedsif there are no interruptions. As soon as a person stops rehearsing the information, it has thetendency to disappear. When a pen and paper are not handy, people often attempt toremember a phone number by repeating it aloud. If the doorbell rings or the dog barks tocome in before a person has the opportunity to make a phone call, he will likely forget thenumber instantly. Therefore, rote rehearsal is not an efficient way to pass information fromthe short term to long term memory. A better way is to practice "elaborate rehearsal". Thisinvolves assigning semantic meaning to a piece of information so that it can be filed alongwith other pre-existing long term memories.Encoding information semantically also makes it more retrievable. Retrieving information canbe done by recognition or recall. Humans can easily recall memories that are stored in thelong term memory and used often; however, if a memory seems to be forgotten, it mayeventually be retrieved by prompting. The more cues a person is given (such as pictures), themore likely a memory can be retrieved. This is why multiple choice tests are often used forsubjects that require a lot of memorization.1. According to the passage, how do memories get transferred to the STM?A. They revert from the long term memory.B. They are filtered from the sensory storage area.C. They get chunked when they enter the brain.D. They enter via the nervous system.2. The word elapses in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to:A. passesB. adds upC. appearsD. continues3. All of the following are mentioned as places in which memories are stored EXCEPT the:A. STMB. long term memoryC. sensory storage areaD. maintenance area4. Why does the author mention a dog's bark?A. To give an example of a type of memoryB. To provide a type of interruptionC. To prove that dogs have better memories than humansD. To compare another sound that is loud like a doorbell5. How do theorists believe a person can remember more information in a short time?A. By organizing itB. By repeating it5 C. By giving it a nameD. By drawing it6. The author believes that rote rotation is:A. the best way to remember somethingB. more efficient than chunkingC. ineffective in the long runD. an unnecessary interruption7. The word it in the last paragraph refers to:A. encodingB. STMC. semanticsD. information8. The word elaborate in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to:A. complexB. efficientC. prettyD. regular9. Which of the following is NOT supported by the passage?A. The working memory is the same as the short term memory.B. A memory is kept alive through constant repetition.C. Cues help people to recognize information.D. Multiple choice exams are the most difficult.10. The word cues in the passage is closest in meaning toA. questionsB. cluesC. imagesD. testsPART 5. WRITINGI. The graph shows the favorite types of movie in Japan. Write a passage about 150words, describing the information shown in the graph. (2 points)Favorite types of movieDrama 10%Comedy 20 %Action 15 %Romance 55 %DramaActionRomanceComedy…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...6 …………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...II. 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LISTENING2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. housewife 2. children3. couple4. adults5. save money6. divorce7. high8. young9. Most American women10. 54,5PART 2. PHONETICSI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. A2. A3. B4. D5. AII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. B2. C3. A4. D5. CPART 3. LANGUAGE FOCUSI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. B 2. C 3. D 4. C 5. B 6. A 7. C 8. A 9. A 10. DII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. A 2. D 3. B 4. B 5. C 6. D 7. B 8. B 9. A 10. AIII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. confidential 2. enthusiastic 3. childish4. universally 5. spectacularlyIV. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. founded2. serving3. are flourishing4. visiting5. includingV. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. dried up2. dozed off 3. to clear off4. look after 5. went offVI. 1,5 points. Each correct answer gets 0.3p1. But for his father’s early retirement, Richard wouldn’t have taken over the family business.2. It is over twenty years since he last went back to his hometown.3. Not until he came into the light did I recognize him.4. Martin apologized to Angela for damaging/having damaged her car.5. George’s latest novel is not as interesting as his last one.VII. 1,5 points. Each correct answer gets 0.3p1. Mary is popular with all teachers.2. The two theories appear to have nothing in common.3. I was fascinated by the story she told me.4. It was raining cats and dogs.5. It’s essential that you be on time for your interview.PART 4. READINGI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. heroes2. statue3. Although 4. made5. one6. to7. in8. rest9. title10. tombII. 2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. B2. A3. D4. B5. A6. C7. D8. A9. D10. B1 PART 5. WRITINGSOME NOTES ON WRITINGAcceptable contents:+ Writing should be related to the topic.+ Writing should have some examples to support the opinion.Correct form:+ Clear lay-out.+ Good transitions.Correct style: Academic writing.+ Express ideas in English structure.+ Use full form.+ Use English culture to express ideas.Grammar:+ Approriate tenses.+ Subject and verb agreement.+ Prepositions.+ Article.+ Correct form for adjectives and abverbs+ Appropriate connectors.+ Punctuation.Spelling and vocabulary.I. (2 points) MARK TABLE:1.5-2.0 Excellent Natural English with minimal errors and complete realisation of thetask set.1.0-1.4 GoodGood vocabulary and structure, about the simple sentence level.Errors non-basic.0.5-0.9 PassReasonable correct if awkward or natural treatment of subject withsome serious errors.0-0.4WeakVocabulary and grammar inadequate for the task set.II. (2 points) MARK TABLE:1.5-2.0 Excellent Natural English with minimal errors and complete realisation of thetask set.1.0-1.4 GoodGood vocabulary and structure, about the simple sentence level.Errors non-basic.0.5-0.9 PassReasonable correct if awkward or natural treatment of subject withsome serious errors.0-0.4WeakVocabulary and grammar inadequate for the task set.--- HẾT---2 SỞ GDĐT BẠC LIÊUKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10, 11 VÒNG TỈNHNĂM HỌC 2011 - 2012ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Gồm 06 trang)* Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH* Lớp: 11 (Bảng B)* Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)ĐỀPart 1. Listening: (2 points)You will hear a talk about the changes in the American Family . Fill in the blanks with therelevant information in the outline . You will hear twice.OUTLINEChanges in the American Family* IntroductionA. Traditional American family: working father , (1)……….…and two or three (2)…………..B. Examples of new kinds of families:- Single mothers and fathers.- Married (3)………………. without children.- Young (4) ………………. return to live with their parents.- Older people sharing house to (5) …………………………….* Social and economic reasons for change in the traditional family.- The (6)………………… rate is (7)……………………….- Unemployment among (8) ………………….adults.- Most important: (9)…………………………………………work outside the home.(10) …………………% of American women now working.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. butterB. putC. sugarD. push2. A. wouldB. aboutC. roundD. out3. A. accurateB. acceptC. accidentD. success4. A. wearB. fairC. clearD. square5. A. titleB. iconC. littleD. hideII. Circle the correct answer (A, B, C or D) whose main stress is placed differently fromthe others (1 point)1. A. followB. apologyC. experienceD. direct2. A. involveB. hardwareC. keyboardD. printer3. A. accidentB. directionC. factoryD. hospital4. A. championB. commonC. peacefulD. respect5. A. scheduleB. reportC. promiseD. orbit PART 3. LANGUAGE FOCUSI. Circle the best answer (A, B, C or D) to complete each of the sentences below. (1point).1. Could you talk ……….? I’m trying to work.A. quietB. more quietC. quieter thanD. more quietly2. He kept his job ………the manager had threatened to sack him.A. despiteB. unlessC. evenD. although3. ………we were tired, we sat down beside the stream.A. Because ofB. AsC. IfD. And4. Wood-burning stoves …………in this factory.A. used to makeB. used to be madeC. were used to makeD. use to be made5. If you …………Ann, tell her I’m waiting for her at home.A. will seeB. seeC. sawD. to see6. “Does Donna know about your project?” “Yes, I told her …………to do”.A. what was I planningB. what I have plannedC. what did I planD. what I was planning7. Jane looks happy. She …………have received very good exam result.A. canB. mustC. shouldD. mustn’t8. The storm struck …………that thousands of acres of crops were destroyed.A. so violentB. such violentC. such violentlyD. with such violence9. “Did you decide to hire Smith for the job?”“Yes, I chose him because …………. has not only the experience but also the education.”A. he doesB. he hasC. he isD. he10. “Here’s some leftover cake.” “This cake is too stale ……….to guests!”A. to serveB. for servingC. to serve itD. serveII. Choose the best option (A, B, C or D) to complete the passage below. (1 point)C&A is probably one of the largest family fashion stores in the world, and their shopsare a familiar sight in (1)………… High Streets in Britain. But many British people would besurprised to learn (2)…………this fashion company has Dutch origins. Founded in the smallmarket town of Sneek in 1841, the first C&A shop (3)…………opened by two brothers calledClemems and August Brenninkmeyer. The initials of their first names formed the name of theshop. As trade grew, more (4)………….were open across Europe and in 1922 C&A came toBritain. (5)…………success was immediate and the store was a major influence in bringingdown the (6)………….of women’s clothes. It was the two brothers (7)…………started the 5day working week, at a time when shopkeepers in Britain expected their (8)…………to worka 6-day week.Today C&A employs many thousands of people. All the stores are attractively(9)…………with good use of space, lighting and plenty of individual changing rooms where(10)…………can try things on in comfort before they buy.1. A. everyB. mostC. moreD. each2. A. thatB. ifC. andD. because3. A. wereB. haveC. hadD. was4. A. storesB. placesC. partsD. houses5. A. TheyB. ThisC. ThatD. Their6. A. valueB. figuresC. costD. money7. A. whichB. whoC. whatD. whom8. A. staffB. groupsC. officesD. employers9. A. drawnB. designedC. setD. put10. A. customersB. patientsC. onesD. persons III. Put the words in brackets into the correct forms. (1 point)1. She behaved (grateful) ……………………to everyone around her.2. Charlie Chaplin was an accomplished (perform) …………………………3. Many (represent) ……………………of the older generation were there.4. The exhibition is held (annual) ………………………5. (populate) ………………………is one main cause of pollutionIV. Supply the correct verb forms of the verbs in brackets. (1 point)servehopefoundenlargeincludeflourishvisitcomeThe Singapore Botanical Gardens, (1) ………………….... in 1859, is one of theleading tropical gardens in the world. It attracts over twenty thousand visitors weekly. Someof these visitors travel from countries as far as France. Besides (2) …………….……….. as apublic park, it is also a center for research on plant growth and improvement. Currently, overthree thousand species of plants (3) …………………… in the gardens. This collection isexpanded by exchange and donations. Tourists (4) ………………….. the gardens can alsoexpect to see several varieties of orchids, (5) …………………….. the national flower - theVanda Miss Joaquim.V. Fill in the blanks with proper prepositions or adverbial particles. (1 point)1. Do you think this red tie goes ……….. my blue suit?2. Look ……….. . it’s falling.3. Let Tom work it ……….. ; he has an aptitude for figures.4. My alarm clock went ……….. at 6:00.5. The old man passed ……….. in his sleep.VI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same asthe sentence printed before it (1.5 points)1. Richard only took over the family business because his father decided to retire early.Æ But for ………………………………………………………………………………..2. He hasn’t been back to his hometown for over twenty years now.Æ It is ……………………………………………………………………………………3. I only recognized him when he came into the light.ÆNot until ………………………………………………………………………………4. ‘I’m sorry, Angela,’ said Martin, ‘I’m afraid I’ve damaged your car.’ÆMartin apologized ……………………………………………………………………5. I thought that George’s last novel was more interesting.ÆGeorge’s latest novel …………………………………………………………………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. (1.5 points)1. All teachers like Mary. (POPULAR)Æ ………………………………………………………………………………......................2. The two theories appear to be completely different. (COMMON) Æ ………………………………………………………………………………......................3. I found the story she told me very interesting. (FASCINATED)Æ ………………………………………………………………………………......................4. The rain was coming down in torrents. (CATS)Æ ………………………………………………………………………………......................5. You must be on time for your interview. (ESSENTIAL)Æ ………………………………………………………………………………......................PART 4. READINGI. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. (1 point)Sailors have a special place in English history, and many are remembered as national (1)……………... If you visit London, you will probably see a large square in Central Londoncalled Trafalgar Square. Here stands a large (2) ……………..of Lord Nelson, an Englishsailor who was killed in a battle with the French navy at Trafalgar. (3) …………….. he waskilled in this battle, the British navy proved stronger than the French, and so (4)……………..sure that the great French army of Napoleon Bonaparte could not invadeEngland. So still today the statue of Nelson, (5) …………….. of England's greatest sailors,stands at the heart of London's most famous and popular square.It is not surprising that the first Englishman (6) ……………..visit Japan was also a sailor. Hisname was Will Adams, and he was the pilot (navigator) of a Dutch trading ship which wasshipwrecked on the coast of Japan (7) ……………..the year 1598. Adams in fact remained inJapan for the (8) ……………..of his life, and became a successful businessman. He wasemployed by the Shogun Ieyasu as an adviser on shipbuilding and foreign affairs, and wasknown by the (9) …………….."Anjin-san". He was buried in Hemi, where his (10)……………..can still be seen today. There is also a memorial to Will Adams in his hometown of Gillingham, in England.II. Read the passage below and circle the best answer (A, B, C or D) to each question.(2 points)As viewed from space, Earth's distinguishing characteristics are its blue waters and whiteclouds. Enveloped by an ocean of air consisting of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, the planetis the only one in our solar system known to harbor life. Circling the Sun at an averagedistance of 149 million km (93 million miles). Earth is the third planet from the Sun and thefifth largest planet in the solar system. Its rapid spin and molten nickel-iron core give rise toan extensive magnetic field which, coupled with the atmosphere, shields us from nearly all ofthe harmful radiation coming from the Sun and other stars. Most meteors burn up in theEarth's atmosphere before they can strike the surface. The planet's active geological processeshave left no evidence of the ancient pelting it almost certainly received soon after it wasformed. The Earth has a single natural satellite - the Moon.1. Approximately how much of the Earth's atmosphere is nitrogen?A. One-fourthB. One-halfC. Three-fourthsD. All of it2. Which of the following helps to create Earth's magnetic fields?A. Its blue watersB. Its nitrogen atmosphereC. Its molten metal coreD. The Moon3. What two factors help protect the Earth from radiation?A. Magnetic field and atmosphere B. Rapid spin and molten iron-nickel coreC. The Sun and the MoonD. Blue waters and white clouds4. In the second sentence, "consisting" most nearly meansA. hardeningB. containingC. withholdingD. shortening 5. Why does the Earth show almost no signs of having been hit by numerous meteors in thepast?A. Humans have built over most of the craters.B. Most meteors fell into the ocean and not on land.C. Earth's magnetic field repeled most meteors.D. Earth's natural geologic activity has eliminated most traces.6. The main idea of this passage is thatA. there are life-supporting characteristics on Earth.B. Earth is predominantly water.C. Earth has no common characteristics with other planets.D. Earth is the only planet with a moon.7. The word "distinguishing" as it is used in this selection means.A. elevating in nature.B. devastating in nature.C. characteristics like all other planets.D. characteristics that set it apart from other planets.8. It's probable that the next paragraph would discuss.A. people on planets.B. the solar system as a whole.C. the Earth's natural satellite - the Moon. D. rings around Saturn.9. As used in this selection, the word "harbor" is synonymous withA. supportB. surroundC. waterD. include10. This selection leads one to believe that.A. Earth never gets hit by meteors.B. Earth always gets hit by meteors.C. Earth was hit by meteors in some past time period.D. Earth may be bombarded by meteors in the near future.Part 5. Writing:I. The graph shows the number of children visiting Sunflower park from 1995 to 2010.Write a passage about 150 words, describing the information shown in the graph. 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Write a paragraph (about 150 words) about an unforgettable memory in your schooldays (2 points)…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………...--- THE END --- SỞ GDĐT BẠC LIÊUĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Gồm 03 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10, 11 VÒNG TỈNHNĂM HỌC 2011 - 2012* Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH* Lớp: 11 (Bảng B)* Thời gian: 180 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤMPART 1. LISTENING2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.2p6. divorce1. housewife7. high2. children8. young3. couple9. Most American women4. adults10. 54,55. save moneyPART 2. PHONETICSI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. A2. A3. A4. C5. CII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. A2. A3. B4. D5. BPART 3. LANGUAGE FOCUSI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. D2. D3. B4. B5. B6. D7. B8. D9. D10. AII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. B2. A3. D4. A5. D6. C7. B8. A9. B10. AIII. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p4. annually1. gratefully5. Overpopulation2. performer3. representativesIV. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p4. visiting1. founded5. including2. serving3. are flourishingV. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.2p4. off1. with5. away2. out3. outVI. 1,5 points. Each correct answer gets 0.3p1. But for his father’s early retirement, Richard wouldn’t have taken over the family business.2. It is over twenty years since he last went back to his hometown.3. Not until he came into the light did I recognize him.4. Martin apologized to Angela for damaging/having damaged her car.5. George’s latest novel is not as interesting as his last one.VII. 1,5 points. Each correct answer gets 0.3p1. Mary is popular with all teachers.2. The two theories appear to have nothing in common.3. I was fascinated by the story she told me. 4. It was raining cats and dogs.5. It’s essential that you be on time for the interview.PART 4. READINGI. 1 point. Each correct answer gets 0.1p1. heroes6. to2. statue7. in3. Although8. rest4. made9. title5. one10. tombII. 2 points. Each correct answer gets 0.2p1. C6. A2. C7. D3. A8. C4. B9. A5. D10.CPART 5. WRITINGSOME NOTES ON WRITINGAcceptable contents:+ Writing should be related to the topic.+ Writing should have some examples to support the opinion.Correct form:+ Clear lay-out.+ Good transitions.Correct style: Academic writing.+ Express ideas in English structure.+ Use full form.+ Use English culture to express ideas.Grammar:+ Approriate tenses.+ Subject and verb agreement.+ Prepositions.+ Article.+ Correct form for adjectives and abverbs+ Appropriate connectors.+ Punctuation.Spelling and vocabulary.I. (2ps) MARK TABLE:1.5-2.0Excellent1.0-1.4Good0.5-0.9Pass0-0.4WeakNatural English with minimal errors and complete realisation of thetask set.Good vocabulary and structure, about the simple sentence level.Errors non-basic.Reasonable correct if awkward or natural treatment of subject withsome serious errors.Vocabulary and grammar inadequate for the task set.II. (2ps) MARK TABLE:1.5-2.0ExcellentNatural English with minimal errors and complete realisation of thetask set.2 1.0-1.4Good0.5-0.9Pass0-0.4WeakGood vocabulary and structure, about the simple sentence level.Errors non-basic.Reasonable correct if awkward or natural treatment of subject withsome serious errors.Vocabulary and grammar inadequate for the task set.--- HẾT---2 TRƯỜNG THPT THUẬN THÀNH SỐ 1Web: http://bacninh.edu.vn/thptthuanthanh1Ngày 14/03/2013(Bài thi gồm 06 trang)BÀI THI HSG CẤP TRƯỜNGNĂM HỌC 2012 – 2013MÔN: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 11Thời gian: 120 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)HỌ VÀ TÊN THÍ SINH: ………………………………………………SBD: ………………….SỐ PHÁCH(THÍ SINH KHÔNGGHI VÀO MỤC NÀY):Circle the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks.1. …………..is one of the most important capitals in the world.A. London, I was born,B. London, that the place I was bornC. London, where I was born,D. London, which I was born2. Although we need more energy, we should consider the ……… of a nuclear power station.A. disadvantageouslyB. disadvantagedC. disadvantagesD. disadvantageous3. The man to ………….. you talked yesterday is a professor at Boston universityA. whomB. whoC. whoseD. that4. I didn’t get the job………..which I applied.A. onB. forC. atD. in5. The sun , water and the wind are ....................... sources of energy.A. exchangedB. limitedC. possessedD. alternative6. '…………… send this document to my office by fax?''Certainly.'A. Would you likeB. Would you mindC. Could youD. Why not7. The health of our children is being ………… by exhaust fumes.A. dangerB. endangerC. dangerousD. endangered8. In some countries environmental organizations have been …………… to inform people andgain their support.A. made upB. set upC. brought upD. taken up9. We continue to ………. rainforests and increase the dangers of global warming.A. cut offB. cut inC. cut outD. cut down10. The natural environment consists ............ all natural resources.A. inB. ofC. toD. onRead the following passage and circle the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct word foreach of the blanks.It is the nature of athletic records that they are broken and their place is taken by others.Yet in many sports (1) ______, there is a mark which is not significant in itself, but whichbecomes a legend as athletes (2) ______ to break it. The most famous of these is the attempt torun the mile in (3) ______ than four minutes.In 1945, the mile record was (4) ______ to 4 minutes, 1.5 seconds. And there, for nineyears, it stuck. Then, in 1954, a medical student called Roger Bannister decided to try and breakthe record. He had been (5) ______ for this day since running the mile in 4 minutes, 2 seconds the(6) ______ year.1 THÍ SINH KHÔNG GHI VÀO PHẦN NÀYTwo other runners set the pace for him, and (7) ______ 250 yards to go he burst ahead forthe finish. He wrote afterwards: ‘My body had exhausted all its energy, but it (8) ______ onrunning just the same ... Those (9) ______ few seconds seemed never ending. I could see the lineof the finishing tape ... I jumped like a man making a desperate attempt to save himself fromdanger’.Bannister’s time was 3 minutes, 59, 4 seconds. (10) ______ this record has been broken onmany occasions since, Bannister’s achievement will never be forgotten.1: A. happeningsB. eventsC gamesD matches2: A. tryB. try onC. try outD. try for3: A. smallerB. lessC. lowerD. under4: A. broken downB. lessenedC. brought downD. decreased5: A. tryingB. studyingC. runningD. training6: A. earlyB. previousC. pastD. former7: A. onB. inC. withD. by8: A. wentB. continuedC. ranD. got9: A. lastB. lateC. latestD. later10: A. ButB. In spite ofC. HoweverD. AlthoughCircle the letter A, B, C or D whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest ineach question.1. a. governb. goalc. gamed. Germany2. a. bodyb. hostc. overd. only3. a. championb. attractc. nationald. Popular4. a. heldb. eventc. continentd. television5. a. becauseb. visitc. answerd. poisonCircle the letter A, B, C or D whose stress pattern is different from the rest in each question.1. A. nationalB. victoryC. machineD. popular2. A. committeeB. refugeeC. employeeD. referee3. A. officialB. cyclingC. becomeD. aquatic4. A. advanceB. gymnasiumC. solidarityD. variety5. A. nationB. gatherC. facilitiesD. stadium2 Circle the letter A, B, C or D to complete the following social exchanges.1. A: “More coffee? Anybody?”B: “………………….”A. I don’t agree. I’m afraid”B. I’d love toC. yes, please D. It’s right. I think2. A: “Do you like the weather here?”B: “I wish it…………………”A. doesn’t rainB. didn’t rainC. won’t rainD. hadn’t rained3. A: “Oh, I’m really sorry”B: “…………………”A. It was a pleasureB. That’s all right C. ThanksD. Yes, why?4. A: “What’s your hobby, Hoa?B: “…………………….”A. Well, I like collecting stampsB. Oh, with computersC. Well, I want stampsD. Oh, on the phone5. A: “You look nice today .I like your new hairstyle”B: “………………………”A. It’s nice of you to say soB. Shall I? ThanksC. Oh, Well doneD.I feel interesting to hear thatRead the following passage and circle the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer.If when you hear the words 'international athlete', you imagine a runner in an exoticlocation, enjoying life in a five-star hotel, think again. I won the Dublin Marathon and theEuropean Games and I now want to win a place in the Olympic Games. I also have a demandingjob and a family life to organize. My life is exciting, but I don't live in luxury.My route to the top was not what you might expect. I ran until I was sixteen, then went to collegeand got married. At 25 I made a come-back. That year my daughter was four and although fittingin a full-time job, family and running was not easy, I was managing it all fine. Then I had to stopwhen I hurt my left knee while running. I started back again a year later, and I'm now runningreally well.I am pleased that I am now performing at a high level, but I know that if I make it to theOlympic team there will be more training to do. I may have to decide to work only part-time then,until midday, and get somebody to help with the housework. You have to take an opportunity tocompete in the Olympics when it comes because you don't know if it will ever come again.For the moment, though, training has to fit around everything else in my life. I usually runinto work, nearly eight miles along a main road, in my running shoes and tracksuit. Then I quicklychange into my work uniform - my employers are used to that! They also understand about thedemands of life as an athlete, which means I do not work weekends because of races.'1 : Why did the writer give up running when she was 25?A. She wanted to study at college.B. She had a child to look after.C. She was working full-time.D. She suffered an injury.2 : What does the writer say about her employers?A. They want her to work weekends.B. They allow her free time for running.3 C. They pay for some of her equipment.D. They would like her to give up running.3 : What is the writer's main purpose in writing the text?A. to give advice to other female runnersB. to complain about her lack of time for runningC. to show how difficult being a runner can beD. to describe her fitness training program4 : Which of the following is the best description of the writer?A. An athlete who has not won important competitions because of the pressures of family andwork.B. A woman who put her ambition to win competitions before her duties as a mother.C. An excellent runner who has won a number of competitions thanks to a lot of hard work.D. A disappointed runner who would like to have the luxuries that other international athleteshave.5 : If she joins the Olympic team, the writer is thinking of __________.A. training more at weekendsB. spending more time at home.C. giving up her present jobD. reducing her working hoursGive the correct form of the word in the parentheses.1. How much does ............................................. of this club cost?2. She is extremely ........................................ about the history of art.(MEMBER)(KNOW)3. Traveling in big cities is becoming more and more ........................... every day. (TROUBLE)4. His boss told him off because he had behaved ......................................(RESPONSIIBLE)5. He won the discus event at the Olympic Games but was later .............................................when a medical check proved that he had been taking drugs.(QUALIFY)6. The trouble with Mr. Brown is that he’s so ........................................ One minute he goes madwhen you come late; the next he says nothing. You never know where you are! (CONSIST)7. It is forbidden to hunt for that kind of bird. It has been listed as one of the ..........................species(DANGER)III. Complete each sentence with one of the idiomatic phrases given. Use each phrase ONCEonly.made her blood boiljumped out of her skinkept her headlost her headpulled her legstook her breath awayhad a lump in her throatgave me the cold shoulder4 1. Pauline completely ignored me this morning. She.....................................................2. It really ......................................................to see her friend copy a poem she had written andthen present it to her boyfriend as one that she had written 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.........................................................!9.Circle the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the correct answer that best suits the meaning of theunderlined word(s).1. On March 2nd, they suffered their worst defeat of the game.a. failureb. victoryc. conquestd. surrender2. He was the captain of the football team for 5 years and le the team to some impressive victories.a. bossb. refereec. headd. striker3. As expected, she could not come first in the annual tennis tournament.a. crowdb. professionc. matchd. competition4. There is no doubt that Vietnam will host the World Cup at some point in the future.a. workb. organizec. dropd. welcome5. Quite a few volunteers came forward to raise funds for the underprivileged children.a. memberb. staffc. unpaid assistantd. paid workers6. The committee have elected John as chairman.a. boardb. viewersc. presidentd. institute7. Arsenal was bitterly upset about failing their opportunity to become the champion.a. proudb. saddenedc. gone upd. heated8. The whole team cannot get accustomed to the changeable weather of the city.a. put up withb. get used toc. get rid ofd. understand9. The team has very high standards of discipline which are not to be broken by any membersunder any circumstances.a. practicingb. organizationc. livingd. regulation10. Maradona is a world famous soccer star.a. swimmingb. tennisc. movied. footballRewrite the following sentences with the word(s) provided so that the meaning of eachsentence remains unchanged.1. After two hours the bride had still not arrived. (SIGN)…………………………………………………………………………………………………….5 2.Rosa found the heat quite intolerable. (BEAR)…………………………………………………………………………………………….………3.You were rude to that woman’s husband, and she’s upset now.→The woman ………………………………………………………………………………..4. He never suspected that the money had been stolen.At no time ................................................................................................................. .5. I have never seen such a mess in life.Never in .................................................................................................................... .6.Harry paid 50 pounds a week for bed and breakfast.→Bed and breakfast ………………………………………………………………………7.You can not make use of this offer after 15 December.→This offer ……………………………………………………………………………….8.This is the quickest way to get into the town centre.→There ……………………………………………………………………………………9.Only one person knew what had caused the fire.→The cause ……………………………………………………………………………….10. I’m not going to retire unless I myself want to. (FEEL)………………..…………………………………………………………………………………Circle the letter A, B, C, or D that needs correcting.1. He didn’t forget filling petrol on the way home yesterday.ABCD2. Species become extinct or endangerment for a number of reasons, but the primary cause isABthe destruction of habitat by human activities.CD3. It is really sad how many people have the misconception that reading is bored .ABCD4. If a species does not have the natural genetic protection against particular diseases, anABintroduced disease can have severely effects on that species.CD5. Could you please give me some handkerchieves in the box on the table?ABCD6 SỞ GD&ĐT .......————————ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 - THPT NĂM HỌC2014- 2015ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————Section A: Grammar & VocabularyPart I: Choose the best answer among A, B, C or D.1. Our holiday was_________ by the weather.A. spoiltB. damagedC. overcomeD. wasted2. The_________ charged by the architect for the plans of the new building were unusually high.A. hireB. priceC. feesD. sum3. He_________ his son of the dangers of driving too fast in his new carA. warnedB. rememberedC. threatenedD. concerned4. The child was_________ by a lorry on the safety crossing in the main street.A. knocked outB. run acrossC. run outD. knocked down5. When Ali arrived in London he spent all his time_________ and visited all the important museumsand buildings.A. sight-seeingB. travelingC. lookingD. touring6. If you want a cheap air ticket you must_________ well in advance.A. bookB. engageC. reserveD. buy7. His sister was full of_________ for the way in which he had so quickly learned to drive a car.A. prideB. admirationC. surpriseD. jealousy8. He asked if we would_________ to share the room.A. acceptB. considerC. agreeD. approve9. I wondered whether you would like to_________ to the theater tomorrow.A. visitB. go awayC. go outD. walk out10. _________ I would like to say how pleased I am to be here.A. PrimarilyB. ForemostC. EarliestD. First11. The independent arbitrator managed to_________ the confrontation between the union and theemployers.A. refuseB. confuseC. refuteD. defuse12. When I heard the footsteps behind me I was_________ that I would be attacked.A. horrifiedB. terror-struckC. terrorizedD. terrified13. His illness made him_________ of concentration.A. incompetentB. unableC. incapableD. powerless14. Has the committee_________ a decision yet?A. doneB. madeC. arrivedD. voted15. I am a bit hungry. I think_____________ something to eat.A. I’ll haveB. I’ll be havingC. I’m going to haveD. I’m having16. What do you plan to do when you_____________ your course at college?A. finishB. will finishC. have finishedD. is going to finish17. Where_____________? Which hairdresser did you go to?A. did you cut your hairB. have you cut your hairC. did you have cut your hairD. did you have your hair cut18. ‘Shall I stay here?’ ~ ‘I’d rather_____________ with us’.A. you comeB. you to comeC. you would comeD. you came19. I_____________ saying what I think.A. believeB. believe inC. believe forD. believe when 20. Somebody ran in front of the car as I was driving. Fortunately I_____________ just in time.A. could stopB. could have stoppedC. managed to stopD. must be able to stopPart II: The passage below contains 10 mistakes. Underline the mistakes and write their correctforms in the space provided in the column on the right. (0) has been done as an example.Traditional, mental tests have been divided into two types.Achievement tests are designed to measure acquiring skills andknowledge, particularly those that have been explicitness taught. Theproficiency exams required by few states for high school graduationare achievement tests. Aptitude tests are designed and measure aperson’s ability to acquire new skills but knowledge. For example,vocation aptitude tests can help you decide whether you would dobetter like a mechanic or musician. However, all mental tests are insome sense achievement tests because they assumption some sort ofpast learning or experience with certainly objects, words, orsituations. The difference between achievement and aptitude tests isthe degree and intention use.0. traditional → traditionally1. _____________________2. _____________________3. _____________________4. _____________________5. _____________________6. _____________________7. _____________________8. _____________________9. _____________________10. _____________________Part III: Give the correct form of the words in brackets to fill in the blanks.Dark black clouds in a dull sky meant one thing and one thing only: there was going to be a(1.thunder)….. Not one of us had brought an umbrella, or even a (2.rain)……. So when Jack suggested weshould go to a museum, we all agreed immediately. As we had been (3. shop)………all morning we werenow feeling very tired, it would be a (4. pleasant)………...to sit down. We took a bus and arrived just aslarge shops of rain were beginning to fall.The museum was quite (5.desert)……and very peaceful. We sat down in the main hall and listened to therain (6. beat)…….against the windows.Suddenly, there was a great (7. disturb)……..at the (8. enter)……… a large party of schoolboys were (9.lead) ………in by a teacher. The poor man was trying to keep them quiet and threatening to punish them,but they did not pay the (10.slight)……. attention.Section B: ReadingPart I: Read the following passage and choose the best answer to fill in the blanks.Fill each numbered blank with one suitable word from the list given below.The shark is a meat- eating fish and one of the most feared animals of the sea. Scientists (1)…………about 250 species of fish as sharks. These fish live in oceans (2)………..the world, but they are mostcommon in warm seas.Sharks (3)………….greatly in size and habits. Whale sharks, the largest kind of shark, may grow 60feet long. A whale shark weighs up to 15 tons, more than twice (4)…………….much as an Africanelephant. The smallest shark may (5)…………..only 4 inches long and weigh less than 1 ounce. Somekinds of sharks live in the depths of the ocean, but (6)……………are found near the surface. Somespecies live in coastal waters, but others (7)……………far out at sea. A few species can even live in(8)…………..water. All sharks are carnivores (meat- eaters). Most of them eat (9)…………fish, including other sharks. Ashark’s only natural enemy is a large shark. Sharks eat their prey whole, or they tear off large chunks offlesh. They also (10)………………..on dead or dying animals.1. A. classifyB. divideC. organizeD. arrange2. A. allB. throughC. throughoutD. over3. A. growB. riseC. evolveD. vary4. A. asB. soC. veryD. exactly5. A. stretchB. measureC. developD. expand6. A. some othersB. othersC. different kindsD. some sharks7. A. dwellB. existC. emigrateD. migrate8. A. freshB. sweetC. lightD. clear9. A. uncookedB. liveC. livelyD. alive10. A. eatB. swallowC. existD. feedPart II: Fill in each blank with a suitable word to fill in the blanks.Vitamins are substances required for the proper functioning of the body. In this century, thirteenvitamins have been (1)…………A lack of any vitamins in a person’s body can cause illness. In some cases, an excess of vitamins can also(2)…………to illness. For example, sailors in the past were prone to (3)…………from scurvy that is adisease resulting from the lack of vitamin C. It causes bleeding of the gum, loss of teeth and skin rashes.Sailors suffer from scurvy because they did not eat fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables(4)…………vitamin C which is necessary for good (5)…………Vitamin B complex is composed of eight different vitamins. A lack of any of these vitamins willlead to different (6)…………For instance, a person who has too little vitamin B1 will suffer from beriberi, a disease that causes heart problems and mental (7)…………A lack of vitamin B2 results in eye andskin problems while deficiency of vitamin B6 causes problems of the nervous system. Too little vitaminB12 will cause anemia. The (8)…………that vitamin deficiencies caused certain diseases led doctors tocure people suffering from these illnesses by giving them doses of the (9)……...vitamins.Today, vitamins are (10)…………in the form of pills and can easily be bought at any pharmacy.Part III: Read the following passage and answer the questions by choosing the best answer amongA, B, C or D.Over the past 600 years, English has grown from a language of few speakers to become the dominantlanguage of international communication. English as we know it today emerged around 1350, after havingincorporated many elements of French that were introduced following the Norman invasion of 1066. Untilthe 1600s, English was, for the most part, spoken only in England and had not extended even as far asWales, Scotland, or Ireland. However, during the course of the next two centuries, English began tospread around the globe as a result of exploration, trade (including slave trade), colonization, andmissionary work. That small enslaves of English speakers became established and grew in various parts ofthe world. As these communities proliferated, English gradually became the primary language ofinternational business, banking, and diplomacy.Currently, more than 80 percent of the information stored on computer systems worldwide is in English.Two thirds of the world’s science writing is in English, and English is the main language of technology,advertising, media, international airports, and air traffic controllers. Today there are 700 million Englishusers in the world, and over half of these are nonnative speakers, constituting the largest number ofnonnative users of any language in the world. 1. What is the main topic of the passage?A. The number of nonnative users of English.B. The French influence on the English language.C. The expansion of English as an internatonal language.D. The use of English for science and tecnology.2. English began to be used beyond England approximately.............................A. in 1066B. around 1350C. before 1600D. after 16003. According to the passage, all of the following contributed to the spread of English around the worldEXCEPT .....................................A. the slave tradeB. the NormaninvasionC. missionaries.D. colonization4. Which of the following statements is NOT true?A. Most of the information stored on computer systems is in English.B. Only one thirds of the world’s science writing is in languages other than English.C. English is the only language used in technology, and advertising.D. International airports and air controllers use mostly English.5. According to the passage, approximately how many nonnative users of English are there in the worldtoday?A. A quarter millionB. Half a millionC. 350 millionD. 700 million.Part IV: Read the passage then choose the best sentences A-K to fill in each gap. There is one extrasentence which you do not need to use:BITTER WATER HITS THE BIG TIMEChocolate, which has its origins in South America, is now part of a multi-million poundworldwide business.At Easter, British people spend over $230 million on chocolate. A massive eight per cent of allchocolate is bought at this time.(1)____. Although the large scale industrial production of chocolate began in the last century, thecacao plant was first cultivated by the Aztec, Toltec and Mayan civilizations of Central America overthree thousand years ago.The cacao tree is an evergreen, tropical plant which is found in Africa, South and CentralAmerica, the West Indies and South East Asia. The fruit of this tree is melon-sized and contains 20-40seeds. (2)____. In English – speaking countries, they are called cocoa beans. This is a misspelling fromthe 17th century when they were also called cacoa and cocao beans.The Aztecs used cocoa beans as money. (3)____. This is from the world in the Aztec language,Nahuatl, meaning “bitter water”. (4)____. The Spanish found the drink more palatable mixed withcinnamon and sugar, but the recipe did not spread to the rest of Europe for another century. In the late 17thcentury, chocolate houses were set up in Europe’s capital cities, where people gathered to drink chocolate.(5)____. But in 1826, CJ van Houten of the Netherlands invented chocolate powder. (6)____.The age of the chocolate bar as we know it began in 1847 when a Bristol company, Fry and Sons,combined cocoa butter with pure chocolate liquor and sugar to produce a solid block that you could eat.(7)____.At the turn of the century, the British chocolate market was dominated by French companies. In1879 the English company Cadbury even named their Birmingham factory Bournville (ville is the Frenchword for town) in the hope that a little glamour would rub off. But then came Cadbury’s famous DairyMilk bar which began life as a Dairymaid in 1905. (8)____. It seems that, for the time being at least, chocolate intake in Britain has established at about fourbars each week. (9)____. The latest market trick is the so-called “extended line”. This is when the humblechocolate bar becomes an ice cream, a soft drink or a dessert, to tempt chocoholics who have grown tiredof conventional snacks.At the other end of the production process, cacao farmers are still feeling the effects of a crash incocoa bean prices at the end of 1980s. (10)____. Perhaps you could spare a thought for them as youmunch your next chocolate bars.A. This was made by extracting most of the cocoa butter from the crushed beans.B. A Swiss company then introduced milk solids to the process which gave us milk chocolate.C. They also used them to make a drink called xocoatl.D. Until the last century, the chocolate drink was made from solid blocks of chocolate which had to bemelted down in hot water.E. When dried they become cacao beans, which can be used to make chocolate.F. Clever advertising which associated it with the healthy qualities of milk from the English countrysidequickly established the bar as a rival to the more decadent French brands.G. British manufacturers include up to 5 per cent vegetable fat in their chocolate, something forbiddenelsewhere.H. As most cacao farmers operate on a very small scale, many were forced out of business.I. This has forced manufacturers to look for new ways to attract customers.J. In Aztec times the chocolate drink was flavored with spices and used on ceremonial occasions and forwelcoming visitors.K. Only at Christmas do people eat more of the cocoa-based foodstuffs.Section C: WritingPart I: Rewrite the following sentences so that they have a similar meaning with the first one.1. “Don’t forget to phone the police”, she saidShe reminded him .................................................. .................................................. .........2. It is believed that the man escaped in a stolen car.The man............................................... .................................................. ...................3. A small church lies at the foot of the hill.At the foot .................................................. .................................................. .....................4. If you changed your mind, you’ll be welcome to join our club .Were you .................................................. .................................................. ......................5. We don’t have to do so many things to please him.It is .................................................. .................................................. .................................6. I’m sure he didn’t do it by himself.He................................................ .................................................. ........................................7. He can’t afford to go to America this summer.He doesn’t .................................................. .................................................. ......................8. Timmy has become confident as a result of his success .Timmy’s success has turned............................................ ................................................9. I haven't seen my uncle for a long time.It's a long time .................................................. .................................................. ....................10. She dances beautifully and she sings sweetly, too.Not only .................................................. .................................................. .............................Part II: Finish the second sentence so that it means the same as the first one , using the word incapital letters which must not be altered in any way :1. You should think about the price before you decide whether to buy it or not. (consideration) →………………………………………………………………………………………….2. People don’t want to buy cars with large engines any more. (call)→………………………………………………………………………………………….3. Twenty years ago this region produced twice as much coal as it does now.(halved)→………………………………………………………………………………………….4. The prime minister in unlikely to call an early general election. (likelihood)→………………………………………………………………………………………….5. The policeman acted quickly and averted an accident (prompt)→………………………………………………………………………………………….Part III: Write a composition (300 words) about the following topic:How do movies and television influence people’s behavior? Use reasons and specific examples tosupport your answer.ĐÁP ÁN VÀ HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM KỲ THI HỌC SINH GIỎINĂM HỌC 2013- 2014Môn thi: Tiếng Anh- lớp 12Section A: Grammar & Vocabulary (40điểm)Part I (1x 20= 20 điểm)Câu123456ACADAACâu111213141516DDCBAAPart II (1 x 10 = 10 điểm)1. acquiring → acquired6. vocation → vocational2. explicitness → explicitly7. like → as3. few → a few8. assumption → assume4. and → to9. certainly → certain5. but → to10. intention → intendedPart III (1 x 10 = 10 điểm)1. thunderstorm2. raincoat3. shopping4. pleasure5. deserted7B17D8A18D9C19B10D20C 6. beating7. disturbance8. entrance9. led10. slightestSection B: Reading (35 điểm)Part I ( 1x 10 = 10 điểm)1. A2. C 3. D 4. A 5. BPart II (1x 10 = 10 điểm)1.discovered2. lead6. diseases7. disordersPart III (1x 5= 5 điểm)1. C2. D3. BPart IV (1x 10= 10 điểm)1.K 2.E3.C4.J5.D6. B7. A9. B10. D3. suffer4. contain5. health8. knowledge9. necessary10. available4. C6.A8. A`5. C7.B8.F9.I10HSection C: Writing (25 điểm)Part I (1x 10 = 10 điểm)1. She reminded him to phone the police.2. The man is believed to have escaped in a stolen car3. At the foot of the hill lies a small church4. Were you to change you mind, you’ll be welcome to join our club.5. It is unnecessary to do so many things to please him.6. He can’t have done it by himself.7. He doesn’t have enough money to go to America this summer.8. Timmy’s success has turned him into a confident person.9. It’s a long time since I last saw my uncle/ I saw my uncle for the last time.10. Not only does she dance beautifully but she also sings sweetly.Part II (1x 5= 5 điểm)1. You should take the price into consi…..2. there is no(longer any)/ there isn’t much call for cars……..3 .coal production/ the coal produced in this region has been halved in the 20 years.4. there is little likelihood. The likelihood………is small of the PM calling an…/that the PM will calla…….5. The policeman’s prompt action averted/ the prompt action of the policeman averted……..Part III (10 điểm) – Giám khảo tự cho điểm, yêu cầu:- Thí sinh phải xác định được ảnh hưởng của phim và truyền hình đối với cách ứng xử của conngười, cả về mặt tích cực lẫn tiêu cực- Nêu được 2- 3 ý nhỏ cho mỗi ý lớn- Văn viết trôi chảy, diễn đạt gãy gọn (dùng cấu trúc đơn giản nhưng diễn đạt rõ ý)- Sai không quá 5 lỗi nhỏ (về từ vựng, ngữ pháp, dùng từ…..) thì không trừ điểm SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC--------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKÌ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh trường THPT ChuyênThời gian: 180 phút(Đề thi gồm: 05 trang)PART A: LISTENINGListen to the interview with Dr Jane Goodall and complete the notes. You shouldwrite NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS in each blank.You will listen to the conversation TWICE.Thursday 23Interview with Jane GoodallA typical day in AfricaStays in a place called Gombe/ gets up at (1)_______ am.Breakfast – (2)_______ and coffee.Find chimps and spends the day (3)_______ them in the forest.Very (4)______, but always interesting.Lunch – nothing.Hardest part – when feels most tired at around (5)______ pm.Stops following chimps when it gets (6)______ and they start to settle down for the night.Goes dark by (7)_______pm.Swims in Lake Tanganyika.Typical dinner – cooks (8)______ , (9)_______ and tomatoes over an open (10)______.A typical day in the UKLives in Bournmouth.Breakfast at (11)_______.Before breakfast, works for (12)_______.Spends morning and afternoon writing letters – replies to all, especially ones from(13)_______.Has (14)______ with family in the late afternoon.Then goes for a walk with her (15)______.Supper, then work.PART B: LEXICO - GRAMMARI. Choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C, or D) to completeeach sentencebelow. Identify your answers by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C, or D on theanswer sheet.1. The park __________ hundreds of species of endangered animals.A. containsB. consistsC. composes2. It’s 4 miles further if you don’t take the __________ cut.A. narrowB. byC. short3. There are fast-growing __________ of fir tree here in this park.A. varietiesB. variancesC. variants4. “What are you doing?”Hướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT ChuyênD. holdsD. halfD. variations A. NoB. NeitherC. NoneD. Nothing5. I like listen to sweet __________ in my free time.A. guitarB. balladsC. popsD. jazz6. These pills will __________ your pain.A. preventB. easeC. simplifyD. avoid7. He was a(n) __________ man who was determined to be rich by any means.A. ambitiousB. matureC. brilliantD. romantic8. She study hard and got a degree with __________ colors.A. scarletB. redC. soaringD. flying9. The old manager has just retired, so Jack takes __________ his position.A. onB. outC. inD. up10. It is __________ for you to stay in New York with just a few dollars in your pocket.A. incapableB. unableC. impossibleD.irresponsibleII. Put the words in capitals in the right forms.SCHOOL REPORTMargaret started English Literature this term, and I am afraid thather (1)__________ to the subject has not been entirely(2)__________. She has not shown much enthusiasm, and does notalways pay (3)__________ in class. Her assignments are often(4)__________, because she is so untidy, and because of her(5)__________ to check her work thoroughly. She failed to do any(6)__________ before the end of term test, and had poor results.She seems to have the (7)__________ idea that she can succeedwithout studying. She has also had many (8)__________ and hasfrequently arrived late for class. This has resulted in several(9)__________. Although Margaret is a (10)__________ student insome respects, she has not had a satisfactory term.1. INTRODUCE2. SUCCESS3. ATTEND4. READ5. FAIL6. REVISE7. MISTAKE8. ABSENT9. PUNISH10. GIFTIII. Look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a wordwhich should not be there. Tick each correct line. If a line has a word which shouldnot be there, write the word in the space.SupermarketsThe every time I go to a supermarket I askmyself why I go shopping there so often. Lasttime I ended up buying all the kinds of thingswhen the all I really wanted was a packet of riceand a small loaf, but could find neither of them.I looked in every one corner of the shop butthere was simply no a sign of these products. Ilooked carefully on either side of the aisles but itwas no any good. I ought to confess here that Ihad forgotten my glasses! All of I could see wasrows of colorful shapes of all sizes. I decided toask an assistant. They were all a busy of courseand none of them was anywhere nearby in anycase. Meanwhile I had been filling my basket0 ………the……………00 …………√ ….……..1 ……………………….2 ……………………….3 ……………………….4 ……………………….5 ……………………….6 ……………………….7 ……………………….8 ……………………….9 ……………………….10 ………………………11 ………………………12 ………………………Hướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên with all the kinds of things I thought I wanted. 13 ………………………After I had paid, I had no money left for the 14 ………………………weekend, but I hadn’t bought either of the things 15 ………………………I wanted!PART C: READINGI. Complete the following passage by filling in each blank with the correct answer.Identify yourchoice by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.SPORT IN PRISONFor all the arguments about prison, there is no getting (1)__________ from the fact that itexists. Once the judge and (2)__________ have done their job, we have to(3)__________ thousands of men and women occupied until they are (4)__________.Sport is ideal (5)__________ prisoners for many reasons. Being (6)__________ punishespeople by taking away their freedom; just because someone gets in (7)__________ withthe law, we have no (8)__________ to take away their health as well. Secondly, the(9)__________ that you feel when you are (10)__________ up for a long prison(11)__________ can make you very anti-social and aggressive. The (12)__________thing we want is for people to come out (13)__________ ten years, or even ten months,and (14)__________up the first person they see. Sport provides a way of controlling that(15) __________.1. A. awayB. outC. backD. far2. A. panelB. teamC. juryD. board3. A. holdB. storeC. preserveD. keep4. A. abandonedB. remandedC. releasedD. charged5. A. toB. forC. inD. with6. A. inwardsB. indoorsC. internalD. inside7. A. messB. troubleC. worryD. trial8. A. rightB. fairnessC. justiceD. demand9. A. uniquenessB. remotenessC. isolationD. individuality10. A. keyedB. brokenC. closedD. locked11. A. contractB. experienceC. sentenceD. course12. A. bestB. lastC. finalD. terminal13. A. afterB. beforeC. duringD. over14. A. hitB. beatC. mugD. fight15. A. crimeB. guiltC. assaultD. violenceII. Read the passages below and choose the best answer from the four options markedA, B, C or D. Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D onthe answer sheet.Several hundred million years ago, plants similar to modern ferns covered vaststretches of the land. Some were as large as trees, with giant fronds bunched at the top oftrunks as straight as pillars. Others were the size of bushes and formed thickets ofHướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên undergrowth. Still others lived in the shade of giant club mosses and horsetails along theedges of swampy lagoons where giant amphibians swan.A great number of these plants were true ferns, reproducing themselves withoutfruits or seeds. Others had only the appearance of ferns. Their leaves had organs of sexualreproduction and produced seeds. Although their “flowers” did not have corollas, thesefalse ferns (today completely extinct) ushered in the era of flowering plants. Traces ofthese flora of the earliest times have been preserved in the form of fossils. Such traces aremost commonly found in shale and sandstone rocks wedged between coal beds.Today only tropical forests bear living proof of the ancient greatness of ferns. Thespecies that grow there are no longer those of the Carboniferous period, but their varietyand vast numbers, and the great size of some, remind us of the time when ferns ruled theplant 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” in bold refers toA. plantsB. pillarsC. treesD. fronds3. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a characteristic of the plantsdescribed 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 author states that fossils of early plant life are usually found in rocks locatedbetweendeposits ofA. coalB. shaleC. sandstoneD. corollas5. The word “bear” in bold could best be replaced by which of the following?A. call forB. provideC. tolerateD. sufferIII. Read the passages below and choose the best answer from the four options markedA, B, C or D.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on the answersheet.Most of us tend to think of production when we think of mass media industries.After all, it is the output of this production – the papers we read, the cable TV shows wewatch – that grab our attention, make us happy or angry, interested or bored. Moreover,most public discussion about mass communication tends to be about production. Thelatest gossip about that actor will be in what film, the angry comments a mayor makesabout the violence on local TV news, the newest CDs by an up-and-coming group – theseare the kinds of topics that focus our attention on the making of content, not itsdistribution or exhibition.Hướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên Media executives know, however, that production is only one step in the arduousand risky process of getting a mass media idea to an audience. Distribution is the deliveryof the produced material to the point where it will be shown to its intended audience. Theactivity takes place out of public view. We have already mentioned the NBC acts as adistributor when it disseminates television programming via satellite to TV stations.When Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. delivers its Philadelphia Inquirer to city newsstands,when Twentieth – Century – Fox moves its Musicland stores, they are involved in distributionto exhibitions.1. In this passage, “arduous” means________.A. difficultB. lucrativeC. lengthyD. free2. The passage states that people tend to focus on production because _______.A. it takes place out of public viewB. mass media companies do not own production divisionsC. the output of mass media is intended to grab our attentionD. companies can function as both producers and distributors3. In this passage, to “disseminate” means to _______.A. createB. send outC. take inD. fertilize4. This passage states that distribution is_______.A. the first step in mass media productionB. the most talked-about step in mass media productionC. at least as important as productionD. not as important as exhibition5. The author’s purpose in writing this passage is to ________.A. tell an interesting storyB. define a concept clearlyC. describe a scene vividlyD. argue with the readerIV. WRITINGI. Rewrite the following sentences using the given words so that they have the samemeaning as thegiven sentences. Do not change the words given in any way.1. Be careful of thieves if you go to that part of town. (Watch)_____________________________________________________________________________2. Please behave in my house as you would in your own house. (make)_____________________________________________________________________________3. Nobody helped me to build this. (own)Hướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên _____________________________________________________________________________4. I don’t really like this kind of music. (keen)_____________________________________________________________________________5. Most university students need the financial support of their parents. (depend)_____________________________________________________________________________II. Wring a topic“There are some advantages and disadvantages of the cinema. ”Do you agree with this statement? Write an essay about 250 – 300 words to an educatednon – specialist audience on this topic. You should give reasons for your answers andinclude any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.---------- THE END ----------SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC--------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCHƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 – THPTNĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh trường THPT ChuyênTổng điểm: 100 điểmPART A. LISTENING15 points: 1 pt/item1. 6:456. dark2. bread7. 7:30/ seven thirty3. following8. beans4. tiring9. onions5. 3:0010. firePART B: LEXICO – GRAMMAR: 2.5 pointI. 10 pts: 1 pt/item1. A2. C3. A4. D5. B6. B7. A8. DII. 10pts: 1pt/ item1. introduction 3. attention5. failure7. mistaken2. successful4. unreadable6. revision8. absencesIII. 15 pts: 1pt/item11. 9:00/ nine12. 3 hours13. children14. tea15. dog9. D10. C9. punishments10. giftedHướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên 1. the4. one2. the5. a3. √6. √PART C. READINGI. 15 point: 1 pt/item1.A4. C2. B5.B3. D6. D7. any8. of9. √10. a11. √12. √13. the14. √15. the7. B8. A9. C10. D11. C12. B13. A14. B15. DHướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên II. 5 points: 1 pt/ item1. C2. A3. D4. A5. BIII. 5 points: 1 pt /item1. A2. C3. B4. C5. BPART D.I. 5 points: 1pt/ item1. Watch thieves if you go to that part of town.2. Please make yourself at home.3. I built this on my own.4. I’m not really keen on this kind of music.5 Most university students depend on the financial support of their parents.II. 20 pointsThe candidate’s essay should include the following points:- The writing passage should be well-organized: introduction, body and ending of the passage: 2.5pts- The ideas should be clarified with relevant and specific examples: 12.5 pts- The writing passage is supposed to be free of grammatical and spelling errors: 5.0 pts---------- THE END ---------- SỞ GD&ĐT .......————————ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 - 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 thecountryside.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. unrepresentative C. 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 blankspace. (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 hehad been taking 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 nexthe says nothing. 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. (8points)made her blood boil jumped out of her skinhad a lump in her throat kept her headlost herheadgave 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 onethat she had written for him.3. Saying goodbye to her son was a very emotional occasion for her and she ___ as she watched him get onthe 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 ______!BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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’thave died.4. No sooner the announcement ______ (make) than everyone started complaining.5. They said they never ______ (make) to do anything they didn’t want to before.6. We ______ (watch) the play for nearly thirty minutes when he came.7. The pop star who ___ (take) part in over 25 films always avoids _____ (recognise) by _____ (wear) darkglasses.8. There’s no point ______ (try) to get Tim ______ (lend) you his car.9. Not until John ______ (receive) the offer of promotion in writing he ______ (celebrate)10. 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 letterA, B, C or D next 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 asymbol of our wasteful, throw-way society. But there seems little (1)_____ it is here to stay, and the truth is, ofcourse, that plastic has brought enormous (2)_____ even environmental ones. It’s not really the plasticsthemselves that are the environmental (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-renewablenatural (5)_____ We (6)_____ well over three million tones of the stuff in Britain each year and, sooner orlater, most of it is thrown away. A high (7)_____ of our annual consumption is in the (8)_____ of packaging,and this (9)_____ about seven per cent by weight of our domestic (10)_____ Almost all of it could be recycled,but very little of it is, though the plastic recycling (11)_____ is growing fast.The plastics themselves are extremely energy-rich – they have a higher calorific (12)_____ than coaland one (13)_____ of ‘recovery’ strongly (14)_____ by the plastic manufacturers is the (15)_____ of wasteplastic 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 changedas they (3)_____ up. When they were small she had to (4)_____ up with noisy games in the house, or join ininterminable games of football in the garden which (5)_____ her out. If the house went quiet, she wonderedwhat the monsters were getting up to, or what crisis she would have to (6)_____ with next. She dreaded thefact 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 by breaking things or getting into fights. What was worsewas that (10)_____ else thought he was a sweet child, and he got away with the most terrible things!However, she had experienced an even greater shocked with her children. They had (11)_____ out of all theirnaughty behavior, and (12)_____ up serious hobbies (13)_____ as chess and playing the piano. They neverdid 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 whenthey were young and noisy.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Part 3: The paragraphs of the magazine article are in the wrong order. Number the paragraphs (A, B, C,D, E) (5 points)A. On the ghost of Chaffin’s second visit to his son, he told him that he would find a will in the overcoatpocket. 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 willwhich had been written a full fifteen years earlier, in 1905, and signed in front of witnesses. His wife and twoother sons were virtually cut off without a penny. Marshal was not inclined to split up the inheritance he hadcome into any more fairly.C. Once it was found, they came across a note sewn in the lining of one of the pockets saying theyshould look in an old family Bible. This Bible was found in the keeping of Chaffin’s widow and examined in frontof independent witnesses. Sure enough, there in the Bible they discovered a later version of the will, one whichdivided the property and money evenly between the widow and the three sons. The will appeared to begenuine and Marshal was not prepared to challenge it in court.D. Some people believe that the dead still keep in touch with us through our dreams. One of the mostfamous and extraordinary 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 hisother two sons. 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 thesentence printed before 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 .................................................................................................................................KỲ 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. designer2. A. criteriaB. initiateC. certificateD. interactive3. A. gingerB. gestureC. gymnasiumghost4. 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. successfulSỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72D. 4. A. vocabulary5. A. applicantB. assistanceC. developD. evidenceB. 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 (notsee) him for fourteen 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.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 prettier B. Between/ the prettiestC. Of/ prettierD. Between/the prettier9. A: Do you think it will rain tonight?B: ______. I am attending the evening class.A. I don’t hope so B. 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 in Japan in the late 19th century based on ancient methods of self-defence. There are two (2. fight)_____. Although they use physical (3. violent) _____ against each other, they are respectful to their (4.oppose) _____ and bow to each other before and after each contest. Judo is an (5. expense) _____ sport totake up because the only equipment you need is the special loose-fitting suit. It is very suitable for (6. young)_____ if they join a club where the (7. instruct) _____ are properly qualified and pay enough attention tosafety. Although Judo is a physically (8. demand) _____ sport which requires a lot of (9. strong) _____practice, and skill, there are many people who find it (10. enjoy) _____ as a means of relaxation in their sparetime.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.ABC D3. 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.ABCDBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 6. 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 JAPANJapan's most powerful earthquake since records began has struck the north-east coast, triggering amassive tsunami. Cars, ships and buildings were (1) ______ away by a wall of water after the 8.9 - magnitudetremor, which struck about 400 kms (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo. A state of emergency has been declaredat a nuclear power plant, (2) ______ pressure has exceeded normal levels. Officials say more than 10,000people are dead and about 7,000 (3) ______, but it is feared the final death toll will be (4) ______ higher. Inone ward alone in Sendai, a port city in Miyagi prefecture, 200 to 300 bodies were found. “The quake has beenthe fifth-largest in the world (5) ______ 1900 and nearly 8,000 (6) ______ stronger than the one whichdevastated Christchurch, New Zealand, last month”, said scientists. Thousands of people (7) ______ near theFukushima nuclear power plant have been ordered to evacuate. Japanese nuclear officials said that pressureinside a boiling water reactor at the plant was running much higher than normal after the cooling system failed.Officials said they might need to deliberately (8) ______ some radioactive steam to relieve pressure, but thatthere would be no health risk. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had earlier said the US Air Force had flownemergency coolant to the site. But US officials later said (9) ______ coolant had been handed over becausethe Japanese had decided to 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 grandmotherswere not allowed to go to school or to work to earn their own living. (2) ______, they had to depend on theirhusbands financially. Modern women, on the contrary, can get good education, have their own careers, and (3)______ their interests. They can even take good positions in politics if they are competent (4) ______ it.However, women living in our modern society have their (5) ______ too. Today women work harder than theirgreat grandmothers so that they can gain the (6) ______ between working life and family life. Many peoplepredict that by 2032, most (7) ______ positions at work will be taken by women. Then, it is possible thatwomen 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. fulfill D. 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 this rural and rather humble beginning, he later became one of the most famous and beloved motionpicture producers in history. Although he died in 1966, his name and artistic legacy continue to influence thelives of millions of people throughout the world.After several years of barely making ends meet as a cartoon artist operating from his Los Angelesgarage, Disney had his first success in 1928, with his release of a Mickey Mouse cartoon. Throughout the nextdecade, he continued to produce a number of cartoons, and develop more of his highly profitable andBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 enduring creations, such as Donald Duck and Pluto. In the late 1930s, he issued a full-length cartoon film.Snow White became an instant commercial and critical success. This was only the first of many films, bothanimated 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 ofspectacular amusement and theme parks. Starting with California’s Disneyland in 1955 and culminating withthe fantastically successful Disney World and EPCOT Center in Florida, Disney became a household name. Inrecent years, the theme park concept became international, with openings in Tokyo and Paris. With thecontinuing success of Disney, the creation of 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 __________.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 inmeaning to the original 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.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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. soldB. determineC. famineD. dine4. A. examine5. A. sacredB. decidedC. contaminatedD. wateredII. Choose one word whose stress pattern is different from the others. (5 pts)1. A. counterpartB. precedeC. nurseryD. compliment2. A. bewilderB. audienceC. benefitD. dedicate3. A. pessimisticB. universityC. epidemicD. particular4. A. tsunamiB. terroristC. involvementD. disaster5. A. processorB. 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 MilitarySymphony Orchestra 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_______________BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 (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(STABLE)and ______ in the region.(ECONOMY)2. On my salary, we have to live as ______ as possible.(DANGER)3. Different conservation efforts have been made in order to save ______ species.(TERROR)4. The security of the earth can be threatened by ______ groups.(DESTROY)5. It is reported that humans are the main reason for most species' declines and habitat______.(VARIOUS)6. He resigned for a ______ of reasons.(DEFEND)7. I don’t care if you had had too much to drink. Your behaviour last night was ______.(OBEY)8. Her son is always mischievous and ______ which annoys her very much.(ATTRACT)9. The Americans are much more concerned than the Indians and the Chinese withphysical ______ when choosing a wife or a husband.(PREDICT)10. You can never be sure what my sister is going to do. She is so ______.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.ABCD2. If a species does not have the natural genetic protection against particular diseases, an introduced diseasecanABChave 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.ABCDSECTION 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 to2011.Kim Jong-il died (2) _______a suspected heart (3) _______on 17th December 2011 while traveling by trainto an area outside Pyongyang. He was succeeded by his youngest son Kim Jong-un, (4) _______wasconsidered by the Korean Central News Agency (5) _______the "Great Successor". The Korean Central NewsAgency reported that during his death, a fierce snowstorm paused and the sky glowed red above the sacredMount Paektu. The ice on a famous lake also cracked so 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 untilthe (7) _______day. South Korea's military was immediately put on alert after the announcement. Asian stockmarkets fell soon after the announcement, due to similar concerns.(8) _______January 12th, 2012 North Korea called Kim Jong-il the "eternal leader" and announced that his (9)_______will be preserved and displayed at Pyongyang's Kumsusan Memorial Palace. Officials will also installstatues, portraits, and "towers to his immortality" across the country. His (10) _______of February 16th has beendeclared "the greatest auspicious holiday of the nation", and has been named the Day of the Shining Star.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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? Havingsomeone around who always (2) ______ the worst isn’t really a lot of (3) ______ – we all know someone whosees a single cloud on a sunny day and says, ‘It looks (4) ______ rain.’ But if you catch yourself thinking suchthings, it’s important to do something (5) ______ it.You can change your view of life, (6) ______ to psychologists. It only takes a little effort, and you will findlife more rewarding as a (7) ______. Optimism, they say, is partly about self-respect and confidence, but it’salso a more positive way of looking at life and all it has to (8) ______. Optimists are more (9) ______ to startnew projects and are generally more prepared to take risks.Upbringing is obviously very important in forming your (10) ______ to the world. Some people are broughtup 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 ofthe 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. propose9. 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 arecalled hurricanes, and several usually make their way to the coast. There they cause millions of dollars ofdamage, and bring death to large numbers of people.The great storms that hit the coast start as soft circling wind hundreds - even thousands - of miles out tosea. As they travel aimlessly over water warmed by the summer sun, they are carried westward by thesoutheast winds. When conditions are just right, warm moist air flows in at the bottom of such a wind, movesupward through it and comes out at the top. In the process, the moisture in this warm air produces rain, andwith it, the heat is changed to energy in the form of strong winds. As the heat increases, the young hurricanebegins 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. Theenergy in the heat released by a hurricane’s rainfall in a single day would satisfy the entire electrical needs ofthe United States for more than six months. Water, not wind, is the main source of death and destruction in ahurricane. A typical hurricane brings 6 to 12 inches downpour, causing sudden floods. Worst of all is thepowerful movement of the sea – the mountains of water moving toward the hurricane center. The water levelrises as much as 15 feet above normal as it moves toward shore.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 perhour.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 center D. the increasing heat4. Which of the following statements about a hurricane is NOT true?BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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 people D. 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..........................................Henrywishes ______II. Use the given word to write the second sentence in such a way that it is as similar as possible inmeaning to the original 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.DOIII. 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 combinedB. that is combined C. 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. FurthermoreC. OtherwiseD. However8. “Who has brothers and sisters?”“Everyone ________Virginia who’s an only child.”A. except toB. withC. fromD. butBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 9. He is the manager of the factory. He’s ________it.A. charged withB. 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 pandas D. 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. (10pts)The increase in city crime is a global phenomenon. Some people say that a lot of crime in this countryis because of (1 - migrate) ____ and the new people arriving from other countries bring different (2 - culture)____ values and attitudes to the law. I don’t agree with this idea because the most common crimes are (3 local) ____ produced and not imported from other countries. (4 - Vandal) ____ is one of the biggest crimes inmy city with bus shelters and shop windows being popular targets. Another popular crime is (5 - pay) ____parking fines, which is unlikely to be because of immigrants because most of them do not own cars. The (6 oppose) ____ point of view is that young local people feel angry when they can’t get a job and in order to (7 hand) ____ the change in their environment, they strike out at easy targets. This would explain why bicycle (8 thief) ____ is more common than car crime these days, especially in rich (9 - neighbors) ____ where mostcars are protected with electronic alarms. Another reason, though, for so many bicycles getting stolen might bethat the (10 - punish) ____ is not very severe compared to car stealing which can land you in prison for anumber of years.III. Fill in each blank with one suitable preposition. (5 pts)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.ABCDPART III: READINGBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 I. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct option (marked A, B, C or D) to answer thequestions. (10 pts)Millions of people are using cell phones today. In many places, it is actually considered unusual not touse one. In many countries, cell phones are very popular with young people. They find that the phones aremeans 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 doctors are concerned that in the future many people may suffer health problems from the use of mobilephones. In England, there has been a serious debate about this issue. Mobile phone companies are worriedabout the negative publicity of such ideas. They say that there is no proof that mobile phones are bad foryour health.On the other hand, medical studies have shown changes in the brain cells of some people who usemobile phones. Signs of change in the issues of the brain and head can be detected with modern scanningequipment. In one case, a traveling salesman had to retire at young age because of serious memory loss. Hecouldn't remember even simple tasks. He would often forget the name of his own son. This man used to talkon his mobile phone for about six hours a day, every day of his working week, for a couple of years. His familydoctor blamed his mobile phone use, but his employer's doctor didn't agree.What is it that makes mobile phones potentially harmful? The answer is radiation. High – techmachines can detect very small amounts of radiation from mobile phones. Mobile phone companies agree thatthere 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 your regular phone of you want to talk for a long time. Use your mobile phone only when you really needit. Mobile phones can be very useful and convenient, especially in emergencies. In the future, mobile phonesmay have a warning label that says they are bad for your health. So for now, it's wise not to use your mobilephone too often.1. According to the passage, cell phones are especially popular with young people because ______.A. they are indispensable in everyday communicationB. they make them look more stylishC. they keep the users alert all the timeD. they cannot be replaced by regularphones2. 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 _______.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 cellphonesC. 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 light B. 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 cases B. 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 thepostman's arrival, always (2) ____ to seize unwanted envelopes and tear off the corner with the stamp stuckon it.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Once – I remember it was too clearly – my mother and father were sunning themselves in the gardenwhen the post (3) ____ on the doormat. I heard the clatter of the letter flap and hurriedly went to (4) ____.There were four or five envelops, 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 the corners off the envelopes (6) ____ me as perfectly fair and allowable, and just what I did. Icarefully tore as (7) ____ to the stamps as (8) ____, feeling that even the envelopes, which were addressed tomy parents and not to be, should be treated with (9) ____.There was nothing furtive in what I did. I knew my parents would see what I'd done, and I didn't thinkthere was any (10) ____ in it. They always let me (11) ____ the corners after they'd opened them. Why shouldI think there was any harm in doing it first, (12) ____ in mind that they weren't on hand to be (13) ____.Wouldn't they rather be left to doze in their summer deckchairs?(14) ____, though, my father solemnly showed me his letters. They looked distinctly moth-eaten, withbites taken out 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 youranswers on the answer sheet. (10 pts)Every drop of water in the ocean, even in the deepest parts, responds to the forces that create thetides. No other force that affects the sea is so strong. Compared with the tides, the waves created by the windare surface movements felt no more than a hundred fathoms below the surface. The currents also seldominvolve more than the upper several hundred fathoms 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. Inreality, however, the pull of remote stars is so slight as to be obliterated by the control of the Moon and, to alesser extent, the Sun. Just as the Moon rises later each day by fifty minutes, on the average, so, in mostplaces, the time of high tide is correspondingly later each day. And as the Moon waxes and wanes in itsmonthly cycle, so the height of the tide varies. The tidal movements are strongest when the Moon is a sliver inthe sky, and when it is full. These are the highest flood tides and the lowest ebb tides of the lunar month andare called the spring tides. At these times the Sun, Moon, and Earth are nearly in line and the pull of the twoheavenly bodies is added together to bring the water high on the beaches, to send its surf upward against thesea cliffs, and to draw a high tide into the harbors. Twice each month, at the quarters of the Moon, when theSun, 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 lowwater is less than 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. surprisinglyB. actuallyC. characteristically D. similarly3. It can be inferred from the passage that the most important factor in determining how much gravitationaleffect one object in space has on the tides is_____.A. sizeB. distanceC. temperatureD. densityBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 4. 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 wordsif necessary. (15 pts)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.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. Writeyour answer in the space provided. (5 pts)B. sociableC. ancientD. ancestor1. A. associate2. A. walkedB. threatenedC. passedD. forced3. A. tooB. foodC. soonD. goodB. legendC. generousD. manager4. A. legal5. A. adventureB. futureC. matureD. figureII. Pick out the word that differs from the other words in the position of the main stress. Write youranswer in the space provided. (5 pts)6. A. comedyB. collectionC. comicalD. calculateBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 7. A. ambitious8. A. remove9. A. Japanese10. A. documentB. memorialC. memoryD. mechanicB. cancelC. copyD. answerB. engineerC. practicalD. questionnaireB. developC. opponentD. astonishSECTION B: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARI. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Write your answer in the spaceprovided. (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)26. Because the torrential rains that had devastated the area, the governor sent the National Guard to assist inthe clean-up operation.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 thetraditional manner.33. When we arrived at the store to purchase the dishwasher advertise in the newspaper, we learned that allthe dishwashers 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 youranswer in the space 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.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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 seethousands of people 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 needs learning. Don’t (47)______ to be able to surf properly the (48)______ time you try. However, bypractising a few times you will learn (49)______ to do it.Surfing is not a new sport. Perhaps its origins need explaining. It started hundreds (50)______ years agoin Hawaii. Men swam (51)______ to sea to catch fish and found they could come back to land very quickly byriding the waves. These first surfers did not (52)______ a board. They were “body surfers”. Many people(53)______ do this type of surfing today.After a while people started to use boards and rode the waves by lying, kneeling or standing (54)______them. These first surfboards were made of wood and the water made them rot after a while. Today, surfboardsare made of plastic or fibreglass (55)______.II. Read the following passage and decide which answer (A, B, C, or D) best fits each gap. Write youranswer in the space provided. (10 pts)What do you do well? What do you enjoy doing? Your answers to these two questions will help youidentify your (56)_____. An employer will consider you seriously for a (57)_____ when you can show them thatyou know who you are, what you can offer and which you have studied. Sometimes it is difficult to know whatyour weaknesses are. Clearly not everyone is equally good (58)_____ everything. You may need to improveyourself and so (59)_____ courses in that field 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 toknow yourself: your aptitude, your skills, your personality, the level of responsibility you feel comfortable with,your interests and your needs.Ask (62)_____ if you have any special talents and if you need to consider your physical health whenchoosing a job. Be as honest and realistic as you can, and ask for other people's (63)_____ if necessary. Makea list of these things. It is 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 ormusic, discuss your aptitudes with (65)_____ expert in that area and discover how they fit the needs of theoccupation.56. A. strongB. strengthC. strengthenD. strengthened57. A. positionB. locationC. spotD. room58. 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 inthe space provided. (10 pts)May 7th 1840 was the birthday of one of the most famous Russian composers of the nineteenth century:Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the son of a mining inspector. Tchaikovsky studied music as a child and later studiedcomposition at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. His greatest period of productivity occurred between 1876 and1890, during which time he enjoyed patronage of Madame von Meck, a woman he never met, who gave him ayearly living stipend. Madame von Meck later terminated her friendship with Tchaikovsky, as well as his livingallowance, when she, herself, was facing financial difficulties. It was during the time of Madame von Meck’spatronage, however, that Tchaikovsky created the music for which he is most famous, including the music forBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 the ballets of “Swan Lake” and “The Sleeping Beauty”. Tchaikovsky’s music, well-known for its rich melodicand sometimes melancholy passages, was one of the first that brought serious dramatic music to dance.Before this, little attention had been given to the music behind the dance. Tchaikovsky died ostensibly ofcholera on November 6th 1893, though there are now some scholars who argue that he committed 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 away that it is as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence. Do NOT change the form of thegiven 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)80. The coins are believed to have been buried for safe-keeping.(IT)THE ENDSỞ 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)1.A. socializeB. contactC. backgroundD. formality2.A. prolongB. contactC. consciousD. commonBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 3.4.5.A. AfricanA. signalA. clothB. JapaneseC. partnerD. CanadaB. signC. colleagueD. regardB. trustworthyC. clothingD. brotherC. LEXICAL - GRAMMARI. Choose from the four options given marked A, B, C and D one best answer to complete eachsentence. Identify your answer 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. experimentsC. 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 atfive.”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 readB. 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 oneunderlined word or phrase that would not be acceptable standard written English. Write your answerson your answer sheet. (20 pts)1. Draft horses are the tallest, most powerful and heavy group of horses.ABCD2. 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.ABCD5. 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.ABCD7. 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.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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 the tropic jungles. They live in roaring streams and in quiet (3)_____ rivers. Some fish make longjourneys (4) ____ the ocean. Others spend most of their life buried in sand on the ocean (5) ______. Most fishcan’t (6)_____ water; yet some survive for months in dried-up riverbeds.Fish have enormous importance (7)____ man. They provide food for millions of people. Fishermencatch them for sports, and many people (8)____ them as pets. Fish are also important in the balance of nature.They eat plants and animals and in turn, become (9)____ for plants and animals. Fish thus help keep in (10 )_____ the total number of plants and animals on the earth.II. Choose the most suitable answer from the four options marked A, B, C and D to complete each ofthe numbered gaps 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 'rundown'. People generally 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'soften difficult to (4)______ whether they are true or not. For example, if you ask people with colds whether theyare 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 cold that is making them (7)_____ run down or the fact that they are rundown that is making them more likely to catch a cold? Now it seems there is a scientific answer to thisquestion. And answer is yes - if you are run down or under stress, you are more likely to catch a cold.Scientists at the Common Cold Research Centre ran a series of tests. They got volunteers without colds toattend 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 virusand left to see whether they developed a cold. After many people had been tested, the researchers looked fora (9)____ between the measured stress level and the chances of catching a cold. They found that the higherthe stress, the more likely the person was to catch a cold. At the moment it is not known why stress makessomeone more likely to become ill, but now (10)_____ the link has been found, researchers might be able toinvestigate further. They may even find different ways of combating 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 your answer 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 Americawere building with adobe-sun-baked brick plastered with mud. Their homes looked remarkably like modernapartment houses. Some were four stories high and contained quarters for perhaps a thousand people, alongwith storerooms for grain and other goods. These buildings were usually put up against cliffs, both to makeconstruction easier and for defense against enemies. They were really villages in themselves, as later Spanishexplorers must have realized since they called them “pueblos”, which is Spanish for towns. The people of thepueblos raised what are called “the three sisters”- corn, beans, and squash. They made excellent pottery andwove marvelous baskets, some so fine that they could hold water. The Southwest has always been a drycountry, where water is scarce. The Hopi and Zuni brought water from streams to their fields and gardensthrough irrigation ditches. Water was so important that it played a major role in their religion. They developedelaborate ceremonies and religious rituals to bring rain. The way of life of less – settled groups was simplerand more strongly influenced by nature. Small tribes such as the Shoshone and Ute wandered the dry andBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 mountainous lands between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. They gathered seeds and huntedsmall animals such as rabbits and snakes. In the Far North the ancestors of today’s Inuit hunted seals,walruses, and the great whales. They lived right on the frozen seas in shelters called igloos built of blocks ofpacked snow. When summer came, they fished for salmon and hunted the lordly caribou. The Cheyenne,Pawnee and Sioux tribes, known as the Plains Indians, lived on the grasslands between the Rocky Mountainsand the Mississippi River. They hunted bison, commonly called the buffalo. Its meat was the chief food of thesetribes, 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 advanced C. difficult to defend D. quickly constructed5. The author uses the phrase “the three sisters” refers to_____________.A. Hopi womenB. 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.→ The wedding took______________________ THE END ___________BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARYI. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct answer among four options (A, B, C or D).(15 pts)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 impossible B. if it not impossibleC. when not impossibleD. when it notimpossible14. I ______ the hot weather in the south.A. use toB. used toC. am use toD. am used to15. The meat looked very _______ to the dog.A. invitedB. inviteC. 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. (10 pts)The mysteries of the skiesThree hundred and fifty years before the first men looked down on the amazinglybeautiful surface of the moon from close quarters, Galileo’s newly built telescope (1)1. ABLE_____ him to look at the edge of the hitherto mysterious sphere. He saw that the2. LIVEapparently (2) _____ surface was not divinely smooth and round, but bumpy and3. ACTimperfect. He realized that although the moon might appear (3) ___, resembling a still life4. ARTpainted by the hand of a cosmic (4) _____, it was a real world, perhaps not very different5. ACHIEVEfrom our own. This amounted to a great (5) ____ hardly to be expected in his day and6.age, although nowadays his (6) ___ may appear to some to be trivial and (7) ______.CONCLUDENot long after Galileo lunar’s observations, the skies which had previously been so (8)7. SIGNIFY______ revealed more of their extraordinary mysteries. Casting around for further8. ELUDEwonders, Galileo focused his lens on the (9) _____ planet of Jupiter. Nestling next to it, hesaw four little points of light circling the distant planet. Our moon it appeared, perhaps (10)9. STRIKE_____ in the eyes of those fearful of what the discovery might mean, was not alone!10.FORTUNEIII. In the following passage, some numbered lines contain a word that shouldn’t be there. Tick (√) thesentences that are correct and write the words that shouldn’t be there in the numbered space. (10 pts)BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 KEEPING YOUR DISTANCEPersonal space is a term that refers to the distance we like to keep 0 ___√___between ourselves and other people. When someone we do not know well 00 someonegets too close that we usually begin to feel uncomfortable. If such a 1________business colleague comes closer than 1.2 meters, the most common 2 ________response is to move away. Some interesting studies have been done in 3 ________libraries. If strangers will come too close, many people get up and leave the 4 ________building, others use to different methods such as turning their back on the 5 ________intruder. Living in cities has made people to develop new skills for dealing 6 ________with situations where they are very close to strangers. Most people on so 7 ________crowded trains try not to look at strangers; they avoid skin contract, and 8 ________apologize if hands touch by a mistake. People use newspapers as a barrier 9 ________between themselves and other people, and if they do not have one, they 10 _______stare into the distance, making sure they are not looking into anyone’seyes.PART III. READINGI. Complete the following passage by choosing A, B, C or D to fill in each blank. (10 pts)In recent years, there has been a remarkable increase into happiness. The researchers have come upa number 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 dimensionsof personalities: extroverts are generally happier, neurotics are less so.Second, people often report good social relations as a reason for their happiness. In particular, friendsare a great (2) ______ of joy, partly because of the agreeable things they do together, partly because of theway friends use positive non-verbal (3) ______ such as caressing and touching, to affirm their friendship.Marriage and similar (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 theessential nature of the work, but (7)_____ by social interactions with co-workers. Unemployment, on thecontrary, can be a serious 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. runsB. arrivesC. goesD. descends2. A. sourceB. originC. baseD. meaning3. A. movementsB. signalsC. slogansD. motions4. A. nearB. tightC. closeD. heavy5. A. consists ofB. applies toC. counts onD. contributes to6. A. worksB. effectsC. makesD. turns7. A. tooB. as wellC. alsoD. plus8. A. checkB. powerC. choiceD. control9. A. soB. suchC. likeD. thus10. A. facilitiesB. activitiesC. exercisesD. amenitiesII. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct option (marked A, B, C or D) to answer thequestions. (10 pts)Scientists have established that influenza viruses taken from man can cause disease in animals. Inaddition, man can catch the disease from animals. In fact, a greater numbers of wild birds seem to carry thevirus without showing any evidences of illness. Some scientists conclude that a large family of influenza virusmay have evolved in the bird kingdom, a group that has been on earth 100 million years and is able to carrythe virus without contracting the disease. There is even convincing evidence to show that virus strain aretransmitted from place 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 sametime. The result of such recombination is a great variety of strains containing different H and N spikes. Thisraises the possibility that a human influenza virus can recombine with an influenza virus from a lower animal toproduce an entirely new spike. Research is underway to determine if that is the way major new strains comeBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 into being. Another possibility is that two animal influenza strains may recombine in a pig, for example, toproduce a new strain 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 wildbirds.C. It existed over 100 million years ago.D. It can survive in many different places.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 withhuman virusesC. two animal viruses recombiningD. two animal viruses recombining in ahumanIII. 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 youranswer sheet. (10 pts)Several hundred million years ago, plants similar to modern ferns covered vast stretches of the land.Some were as large as trees, with giant fronds bunched at the top of trunks as straight as pillars. Others werethe size of bushes and formed thickets of undergrowth. Still others lived in the shade of giant club mosses andhorsetails along the edges of swampy lagoons where giant amphibians swam.A great number of these plants were true ferns, reproducing themselves without fruits or seeds. Othershad only 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 offlowering plants. Traces of these floras of the earliest times have been preserved in the form of fossils. Suchtraces are most commonly 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 growthere are no longer those of the Carboniferous period, but their variety and vast numbers, and the great size ofsome, remind us of the time when ferns ruled the plant kingdom.1. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. Plant reproduction B. How to locate fossilsC. An ancient form of plant lifeD.Tropicalplant 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. (15 pts)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 becameattached to it, and it's been attached (4) ______ since.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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 aboutto score.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 theball under the surface or, "tackling" a player unless he had the ball.The Scottish game, which emphasized swimming speed, passing, and (9) ______ work, spread toEngland during 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. (10 pts)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. (10 pts)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 ENDSỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 08)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————Question 1:a- Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others: (5 pts)1. A. healthB. breadC. appearD. heavy2. A. sugarB. sinceC. stormD. symptomB. experiencedC. failedD. discovered3. A. arrived4. A. pronounceB. roundC. soundD. pour5. A. wallsB. rewardsC. sticksD. spectatorsb- Choose the words with the different stress pattern from the others: (5 pts)1. A. basketballB. wonderfulC. educationD. trustworthyBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 2. A. surround3. A. planet4. A. famous5. A. extensiveB. restrictB. affectB. climateB. decorateC. removeC. annoyC. languageC. distinguishD. manualD. excuseD. attendD. acquaintanceQuestion 2: Put the verbs given in brackets into their appropriate tense or form; (10 pts)1. It is imperative that the letter (send)_____ at once.2. By this time tomorrow, we (travel)_____ to Nha Trang.3. Up to now , we (complete)_____ four tests.4. The students (punish)_____ yesterday is my brother .5. I think the play (perform)_____ now.6. I didn’t do the test well. I (prepare)____ it very carefully at home.7. It has been suggested that the government (assist) ____the poor in improving theirliving condition.8. By the time he____ (become) heavy weight boxing champion, he …(win) over thirty fights.9. He looked frightened as if he _____ (see) a ghost.Question 3: Supply the correct forms of the words in the capital letters (10 pts)1. Their ____has lasted a life time.FRIEND2. Everyone has a number of ____but none has many true friends.ACCQUAINT3. Cats are supposed to have nice ____.LIVE4. The evening was ____spent playing and talking .ENJOY5. The cost of ____must be paid by the buyer .CARRY6. After his illness , he started worrying that he was ____.WEIGH7. He lives in an attractive____ part of SydneyRESIDE8. We must learn about keeping the environment ____.POLLUTE9. He finds it difficult to accept ……from others.CRITICISE10. The film is entertaining but full of historical____.ACCURATEQuestion 4: fill in the blank with a suitable preposition (10 pts)1. He has been ill _____ flu for a week .2. I’m _____ any having more meetings.3. She will remain here _____ the rest of the day.4. A good friend always stand for you when you are _____ trouble.5. Jim managed to climb into the house _____ means ____ a ladder he found.6. I’d like to thank you, __________ behalf _____ everyone who was rescued .7. Julia has nothing ____ common _____ Bill, they are quite different.Question 5 :Fill in each numbered blank one missing word. (10 pts)Speech is one of the most important __1__ of communicating. It consists of far more than just makingnoises. To talk and also to be __2__ by other people, we have to speak a language, that is , we have to usecombinations of __3__ that everyone agrees stand for particular object or idea. Communication would beimpossible if everyone made up their own language.Learning a language properly is very __4__ The basic __5__ of English is not very large, and only about2000 words are needed to speak it quite __6__ But the more words you know, the more idea you can__7__and the more precise you can be about their exact meaning.Words are the __8__ thing we use in communicating what we want to say. The way we __9__ the words isalso very important. Our tone of voice can express many emotionsand __10__ whether we are pleased or angry, for instance.Question 6: Choose the most suitable word given for each space in the text. (15 pts)Have you ever asked yourself what you are working for? If you have ever had the time to (1)____ thistaboo question, or put it to others in moment of weakness or confidentiality, you (2)____ well have heard someor all of the (3)____ It’s the money of course, some say with a smile, as if explaining something to a smallchild. Or it’s the satisfaction of (4)____ well done, the sense of achievement behind the clinching of animportant (5)____. I worked as a bus conductor once, and I can’t say I (6)____ the same as I staggered alongthe swaying gangway trying to (7)____ out tickets without falling over into someone’s lap. It’s the company ofother people perhaps, but if that is the (8)____ , what about farmers? it is the conservation in the farmyard thatkeeps them captivated by the job? Work is power and a sense of status say those (9)____ have either attainedthese elusive goals, or feel aggrieved that nobody has yet recognized their leadership (10)____ Or we canBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 blame it all on someone else, the family or the taxman. I suspect, and say this under my (11)_____., that mostof us work rather as Mr. Micawber lived, hoping for something to (12)___ up. We’ll win the pools, and tell theboss what we really think. We’ll scrape together the (13)____ and open that little shop we always dreamed of,or go (14)____ the world, or spend more time in the garden. Once day we’ll get that (15)____ we deserve, butuntil then at least we have something to do. And we are so busy doing it that we won’t have time to wonderwhy.1. A. proposeB. meditateC. considerD. launch2. A. mightB. canC. willD. should3. A. belowB. restC. followingD. latter4. A. a workB. a jobC. a taskD. an effort5. A. dealB. positionC. jobD. engagement6. A. enjoyedB. wishedC. hopedD. felt7. A. makeB. turnC. issueD. give8. A. oneB. caseC. questionD. former9. A. peopleB. mustC. whoD. to10. A. qualitiesB. statusC. propertyD. requirements11. A. oathB. suspicionC. breathD. pressure12. A. moveB. turnC. easeD. end13. A. resourcesB. opportunitiesC. restD. money14. A. roundB. overC. intoD. to15. A. ambitionB. stationC. vocationD. promotionQuestion 7: Fill each space with a suitable phrase from the list (a-k) below. (10 pts) (The first is done foryou: 1-b)Linda: I want to go to a sports club. Black’s is good __1__ come too? __2__ sports?Julia: Oh yes, __3__ squash, for example. But really, __4__ sports which you can dooutdoors. What about you, __5__ outdoor sports?Linda: I__6__ most sports, but __7__ tennis.Julia: What sports can we do at Black’s ?Linda: They offer a good range. And there is a swimming pool .But it’s rather far away.Julia: What about Forest’s? That’s nearer. And they have lots of tennis courts.Linda: __8__ go to a club with a swimming pool.Julia : But we’d have to catch a bus to Black’s.Kida: Well, __9__?Julia: (10)_____.You decide.Linda: O K, __10__ to go to Black’s . But _11_ to pay your bus fare!a. do you like b. would you like to c. what do you want to do d. Do you like e. I preferf. I like g. my favorite is h. I’d rather i. I’m not sure j. enjoy k. I’d preferQuestion 8: Read the passage carefully then choose the best answer (A, B, C or D). (5 pts)During the last 400 years, most scientists have relied on mathematics for the development of theirinventions or discoveries. However, one great British scientist, Michael Faraday, did not make use ofmathematics. Faraday, the son of a poor blacksmith, was born in London in 1791 and had no educationbeyond reading and writing.In 1812, Faraday was hired as a bottle washer by the great chemist Humphrey Davy. Later, Faradaybecame a greater scientist than Davy, making the last years of Davy’s life embittered with jealousy.Faraday made the first electric motor in 1821, a device that used electricity to produce movement. ThenFaraday became interested in the relationship between electricity and magnetism. In 1831, he discovered thatwhen a magnet is moved near a wire, electricity flows in the wire. With this discovery, he produced a machinefor making electricity called dynamo. Faraday then went on to show how electricity affects chemicalsubstances. Because Faraday believed that money should be given to the poor, when he grew old, he wasvery poor. However, Queen Victoria rewarded him for his discoveries by giving him a stipend and a house. Hedied in 1867.1. Which of the following statements is not true about Faraday?A. He didn’t make use of mathematics to develop his inventions B. he just knew how to read and write.C. He was born in a rich family.D. His father was a blacksmith.2. Humphrey Davy hired Faraday to work as a _________.A. chemistB. bottle washerC. scientistD. professor3. All of the following are mentioned as Faraday’s achievements except _____.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. his invention of dynamo B. his discovery of the effects of electricity on chemical substancesC. his invention of electric motor in 1821.D. his discovery of magnetism4. Faraday got a stipend and a house as a reward from_____.A. Humphrey DavyB. his fatherC. Queen VictoriaD. his friend5. Faraday died in _________.A. 1867B. 1831C. 1812D. 1821Question 9: Sentence transformationa. Finish each of the following sentences in such away that it means exactly the same as the sentenceprinted before it. (5 pts)1. I assumed that she would learn how to take shorthand after this course. I took it _____..2. When the Minister was asked about the strike, he decline to comment. On .....3. Someone rang the alarm as soon as the burglars left the building. No sooner _____.4. We regret to inform you that your application has not been successful. Much to _____5. I left without saying goodbye as I didn’t want to disturb the meeting. Rather _____.b. For each of the sentences below, write a new sentence as similar as possible in meaning to theoriginal sentence, using the words given in block letters. The words must not be changed in any way.(5 pts)1. Jenny didn’t feel like going to the party.MOOD2. Did Pamela say why she was so late?REASON3. The firm is going to raise everybody’s salary.GIVEN4. This contract is not binding until we both sign it BOUND5. As far as I know he is still working in Bristol.KNOWLEDGEQuestion 10:a. Change the direct speech in these sentences into reported speech. (5 pts)1. “Why don’t you go and push a baby-carriage?” the taxi-driver said to the other driver angrily. “You’re not fit todrive a car.”2. Harry said to his wife, “ I’m gong to see my mother this evening if I can get away from the office a littleearlier. Have you any massages for her?”3. “Let me help you with that suitcase,” Timothy said to the pretty girl at the station. “It looks a lot too heavy foryou”.4. “If you really think I said that about you,” said Charles, “I’m not surprised that you’re angry with me. But Iassure you I did not.”5. “We’d better bring some warmer clothes with us next time we come here,” said my father. “It gets a lot colderin winter than I realized.”b. Rearrange the order of words in these sentences in such a way that each of them becomes acorrectly expressed question. (5 pts)1. lottery/buy /if /what /you /would /a /you /won/?2. light /please /off /won’t /turn /the /you /the hall /in/?3. this /holiday /our /summer /for /we /go /shall /where/?4. one /that /I /shall /dress /or /buy /this/?5. milk /should /buy /how /tins /of /think /you /many /do /we/?THE ENDSỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 09)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————PART B: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARI. Complete each of the following sentences with the correct answer (A, B, C or D). (15 pts)1. The traffic problem has improved _____, out of the blue, really.A. graduallyB. factuallyC. unexpectedlyD. respectably2. This picture book, the few pages _____ are missing, is my favorite.A. for whichB. of thatC. to whichD. of which3. It was felt that he lacked the _______ to pursue a difficult task to very end.A. persuasionB. commitmentC. engagementD.obligation4. Your decision will ______ a great strain on our relationship.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. imposeB. proposeC. exposeD. suppose5. We shouldn’t give the children everything they ask for; they will become completely _____.A. spoiltB. woundedC. damagedD. destroyed6. The completion of the tunnel has been _______ owing to a strike.A. held upB. held offC. held onD. held over7. It is with ________ regret that we have to inform you that your scholarship has been withdrawn.A. heavyB. deepC. somberD. high8. _______ of all modern domestic poultry is the red jungle fowl is widely believed.A. The ancestorB. The ancestor isC. How the ancestorD. That theancestor9. Art critics do not all agree on what _______ a painting great.A. qualities to make B. are the qualities for makingC. qualities makeD.dothequalities that make10. Farmers supply crops with phosphorus in areas ________ have removed it from the soil.A. because of long years of cultivationB. where long years of cultivationC. with long years of cultivationD. by long years of cultivation11. Sarah congratulated _____ passing my driving test.A. meB. forC. me onD. on me12. Had it not been for the intolerable heat in the hall, they _____ much longer.A. will stayB. would stayC. would be stayingD. would have stayed13. I can’t quite _____ out what the sign says.A. readB. getC. carryD. make14. One _____ of the scheme is the very high cost.A. advantageB. shortageC. drawbackD. shortcoming15. In a new culture, many embarrassing situations occur _____ a misunderstanding.A. because ofB. ofC. forD. becauseII. Choose a word or phrase in each of the following sentences that needs correcting. (10 pts)1. Paris has been well-known about its famous monuments, beautiful music, and wonderful restaurants forover 100 years.ABCD2. In France people drive on the left, so making sure you go on the right side.ABCD3. Up to now he wrote five novels and over sixteen short stories.ABCD4. The new bridge makes it possibly to cross the river easily and quickly.ABCD5. If you are working with young children in a primary school, you will find that teaching lively songs andrhymes are very popular.ABCDIII. Use the correct form of the word in bracket to complete each of the following sentences. (10 pts)1. He is unhappy because of his ________. (deaf)2. The ________ of the swamps will destroy the mosquitoes’ breeding places. (drain)3. He has made a great _________to the development of the country. (contribute)4. We will hire new staff when the _____________arises. (necessary)5. His repeated __________ from school is unacceptable. (absent)6. The teacher’s words are a great ___________ to him. (encourage)7. They are very __________ of one another. (support)8. Her interests are very __________. (diversity)9. I can’t stand his __________. (rude)10. The holiday was beyond all _________. (expect)PART C: READINGI. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word in eachspace. (15 pts)BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Around the age of eighteen, you must make one of the biggest decisions of your life. "Do I stay on atschool and hopefully go on to university (1)_____? Do I leave and start work or begin (2) ____ trainingcourse?".The decision is yours, but it may be (3)_____ remembering two things: there is more unemployment amongpeople (4)_____ haven't been to university, and people who have the right (5)_____ will have a big advantagein the competition for jobs. If you decide to go straight into a job, there are many opportunities (6)_____training. Getting qualifications will (7)_____ you to get on more quickly in many careers, and evening classesallow you to learn (8)_____ you earn. Starting work and taking a break to study when you are older is (9)_____possibility. This way, you can save up money for your student days, as well as (10)____ practical workexperience.II. Choose the best answer from the four options marked A, B, C or D to complete each numbered gapin the passage below. (10 pts)If you (1)_____ to be walking in your local park tomorrow and you find an abandoned book with a labelinside (2)_____ 'Read and Release me', don't just treat it as a joke. You've probably come (3)_____ anexample of 'book-crossing', a book-sharing movement started in 2001 by American software developer RonHornbaker, whose stated aim is to 'make the (4)_____ world a library'. Book-crossers 'release' books (5)_____by passing them on to friends, or else by leaving them in public places for others to pick up, or 'catch', andthen read, before they (6)_____ turn release them back 'into the wild'. (7)_____ a book has been 'caught', theperson finding it is encouraged to record the event by logging on to the book-crossing website and entering thebook's ID number written on the label. That (8)_____ , both the original owner and subsequent readers of thebook can keep track of its progress. Over half a million people worldwide participate in book-crossing,'releasing' books in a (9)_____ range of locations including cafés, airports, bus stations, telephone boxes andeven underwater in public fountains. Often a book is left in a place (10)_____ is relevant to its title or content:Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express on a train, for example, or an archeology book in a museum.1. A. occurB. happenC. passD. arise2. A. tellingB. sayingC. talkingD. answering3. A. awayB. alongC. acrossD. aside4. A. fullB. absoluteC. quiteD. whole5. A. eitherB. butC. orD. neither6. A. atB. toC. inD. for7. A. SoonB. SinceC. OnceD. While8. A. wayB. timeC. placeD. manner9. A. deepB. longC. highD. wide10. A. whatB. whichC. whoD. whereIII. Read the text then answer the questions by choosing A, B, C or D. (20 pts)To date, Canada has produced only one classic children’s tale to rank with Alice’s Adventures inwonderland and the works of Mark Twain; this was Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. LucyMaud Montgomery was born in Clinton, Prince Edward Island. Her mother died soon after her birth, and whenher father went to Saskatchewan to assume a business position, she moved in with her grandparents inCavendish, Prince Edward Island. There she went to school and later qualified to be a teacher.Montgomery wrote the Anne books while living in Cavendish and helping her grandmother at the postoffice. The first of the books, Anne of Green Gabbles, was published in 1908, and in the next three years shewrote two sequels. Like Montgomery, the heroine of the book is taken in by an elderly couple who lives in thefictional town of Avonlea, and Montgomery incorporated many events from her life in Cavendish into the Annebooks.In 1911, Montgomery married Evan Macdonald and the couple soon moved to Ontario, where she wrotemany other books. However, it was her first efforts that secured her prominence, and the Anne books are stillread all around the world. Her novels have helped create a warm picture of Prince Edward Island’s specialcharacter. Several movies, a television series, and a musical play have been based on her tales, and todayvisitors scour the Island for locations described in the book.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 1. The main purpose of this passage is to ____. A. show the similarities between Montgomery’s life and thatof her fictional character Anne.B. contrast Canadian children’s literature with that of other countries.C. provide a brief introduction to Prince Edward Island.D. introduce Montgomery and her Annebooks.2. According to the passage, Montgomery was raised primarily____.A. by her grandparentsB. in an orphanageC. by her motherD. by her father3. Approximately when did Lucy Maud Montgomery write the two sequels to her book Anne of Green Gables?A. From 1874 to 1908 B. From 1911 to 1913C. From 1908 to 1911D. From 1913 to19184. The word “elderly” in line 8 is closest in meaning to____.A. kindlyB. oldC. friendlyD. sly5. In the Anne books, the main character lives in____.A. the town of Cavendish B. the town of AvonleaC. SaskatchewanD. Ontario6. Which of the following can be concluded from the passage about Anne books?A. They were not as successful as Montgomery’s later works.B. They were influenced by the works ofMark Twain.C. They were at least partially autobiographical.D. They were not popular until afterMontgomery had died.7. Ontario was the place where ____. A. Montgomery wrote other books B. Montgomery got marriedC. Montgomery wrote two sequelsD. Montgomery became famous8. The word “prominence” in line 11 is closest in meaning to____.A. excellenceB. reputationC. effortD. permanence9. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “character” in line 12?A. a person in a novelB. natureC. a written symbolD. location10. All of the following have been based on the Anne books EXCEPT____.A. a television seriesB. moviesC. a playD. a balletPART D: WRITINGI. Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence. Write youranswer on your answer sheet. (10 pts)1. “You’d better not lend her any more money, Paul,” said Tom.→ Tom advised Paul2. Although the traffic was bad, Peter arrived on time.→ In spite of3. The last time I saw Mary was in 2009.→ I haven’t4. The plumber repaired the leak this morning.→ They had5. They had a bad crop because the storm swept through the region.→ If ___II: Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence. Use the wordgiven. Do not change the word. Write your answer on your answer sheet. (10 pts)1. It's possible that someone stole your purse when we were in the restaurant. (might) → __________2. ‘Me? No, I didn’t take Sue’s calculator,’ said Bob. (denied)→ __________3. They said that an electrical failure was the cause of the fire. (blamed)→ __________4. She apologized to the host for having to go so early, and left. (apologies)→ __________5. Peter was the first person I asked for advice. (whose)→ __________ THE END SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 10)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————I. PHONETICSBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Part 1: Circle the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the othersin each group. Circle A, B, C or D to indicate your answer. (5 pts)1. A. arrowB. loudC. moldyD. poultry2. A. basiliskB. bisonC. basicD. basin3. A. subtletyB. indebtednessC. bombardD. combing4. A. benevolentB. contentC. moleculesD. techniqueB. bronchitisC. shuttleD. chauffeur5. A. consciencePart 2: Choose the word whose syllable is stressed differently from that of the others in eachline. Circle A, B, C or D to indicate your answer. (5 pts)6. A. comicB. clementineC. climaxD. thermonuclear7. A. diligentB. dimensionC. actionD. innate8. A. characterizeB. absenceC. datumD. charcoal9. A. solicitorB. separatelyC. spaciousD. sequence10. A. parachuteB. armchairC. accentD. accidentallyII. LEXICO – GRAMMARPart 1: Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence. Circle A, B, C or D to indicateyour answer. (20 pts)11. Assembly lines are useful for producing a large _____ of identical products.A. qualityB. quantityC. quandaryD. qualification12. Only the _____ of the building is going to be remodeled.A. insidesB. interiorC. indoorsD. inner13. Whether the sports club survives is a matter of complete _____ to me.A. indifferenceB. disinterestC. importanceD. interest14. After years of neglect there was a huge _____ program to return the city to its former glory.A. restorationB. preservationC. conservationD. refurbishment15. The assistant suggested _____ the next day when the manager would be there.A. we are coming backB. to come backC. we will come back D. we came back16. I never get a _____ of sleep after watching a horror film.A. winkB. blinkC. nightD. ounce17. As it was Christmas, the _____ at church was much larger than usual.A. audienceB. conventionC. congregationD. grouping18. The sheep were huddled into a _____ to protect them from overnight frosts.A. cageB. kennelC. hutchD. pen19. The jury _____ the defendant “not guilty”.A. gaveB. returnedC. subscribedD. found20. Many _____ crafts such as weaving are now being revived.A. customaryB. habitualC. traditionalD. ordinary21. He managed to finish his thesis under the _____ of his tutor.A. guidanceB. helpC. aidD. assistance22. Mr. Henry was given a medal in _____ of his service to his country.A. gratitudeB. knowledgeC. recognitionD. response23. Everyone knows about pollution problems, but not many people have _____ any solutions.A. thought overB. come up withC. looked intoD. got round to24. You _____ as well seek for a fish in the tree as try to do that.A. mustB. wouldC. shouldD. might25. _____ calculations have shown that the earth’s resources may run out before the end of the next century.A. RawB. RudeC. CrudeD. Blunt26. By the time you receive this letter, I _____ for China.A. will have leftB. have leftC. would have leftD. will leave27. Prizes are awarded _____ the number of points scored.A. resulting fromB. adding upC. presented toD. according to28. The needs of gifted children in schools have long been _____ neglected.A. dolefullyB. woefullyC. idlyD. pathetically29. I must take this watch to be repaired; it _____ over 20 minutes a day.A. increasesB. gainsC. acceleratesD. progresses30. It had been a trying afternoon, _____ at about six o’clock in the television breaking down.A. culminatingB. leadingC. arrivingD. finalizingBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Part 2: Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word in the numbered space provided in thecolumn on the right. (0) has been done as an example. (10 pts)According to some (0) _____ (SCIENCE), high-risk sports can be particularly (31)scientists_____ (VALUE) for certain types of people. Such activities help them to learn that31. ________________being (32) _____ (FRIGHT) doesn’t mean that they have to lose control. The32. ________________recent fashion for jumping from bridges attached to a (33) _____ (LONG) of elastic 33. ________________rope, known as “bungee jumping”, has now been tried by over one million people34. ________________(34) _____ (WORLD) and interest in it is continuing to grow.35. ________________Before the special elastic rope (35) _____ (TIGHT) around them, jumpers reach36. ________________speeds of nearly 160kph. First-timers are usually too (36) _____ (TERROR) to37. ________________open their mouths, and when they are finally (37) _____ (LOW) safely to the38. ________________ground, they walk around with broad smiles on their faces, saying (38) _____39. ________________(REPEAT) how amazing it was. However, for some people, it is only the (39)_____ (EMBARRASS) of refusing to jump at the last minute that finally persuades40. ________________them to conquer their fear of (40) _____ (HIGH) and push themselves off intospace.Part 3: The passage below contains 10 mistakes. Underline the mistakes and write their correctforms in the space provided in the column on the right. (0) has been done as an example. (10 pts)Traditional, mental tests have been divided into two types.0. traditional → traditionallyAchievement tests are designed to measure acquiring skills and41. _____________________knowledge, particularly those that have been explicitness taught. The 42. _____________________43. _____________________proficiency exams required by few states for high school graduation44. _____________________are achievement tests. Aptitude tests are designed and measure a45. _____________________person’s ability to acquire new skills but knowledge. For example,vocation aptitude tests can help you decide whether you would do46. _____________________better like a mechanic or musician. However, all mental tests are in47. _____________________some sense achievement tests because they assumption some sort48. _____________________49. _____________________of past learning or experience with certainly objects, words, orsituations. The difference between achievement and aptitude tests is 50. _____________________the degree and intention use.Part 4: Fill in each of the gaps with the correct preposition or particle. Write your answers in thenumbered spaces provided below the passage. (10 pts)The show was fully booked (51) _____ for weeks, and when it opened last night, the public poured (52)_____ and very soon the London Arts Center was packed (53) _____. But why? What did they come to see?They came to see human beings take (54) _____ circus animals, men in cat suits who stood (55) _____ forreal lions and tigers. The show was put (56) _____ by its creators to protest (57) _____ traditional circuses andto send a message about cruelty to animals. The show was timed to tie (58) _____ with the National Protectionof Animals Week. It was a good idea, but the standard of the performances was third-rate and anembarrassing number of people simply walked (59) _____ before it ended. There were some amusingmoments when the performers sent (60) _____ typical circus folks, but overall it was a dismal show. Despitethe large turnout for the show’s first night, I doubt it will attract many people during the rest of its seven-dayrun.Part 5: Complete each sentence with the correct form of ONE of the phrasal verbs below. Writeyour answers in the numbered spaces provided below the passage. Each verb is used only once. (10pts)try outslip upcarry onget byput outtake afterget downlook upgo throughturn down61. If you’re finding it difficult to _____ on your salary, why don’t you ask for a raise?62. I know what you’re _____ and I feel really sorry for you.63. In many ways you _____ your father.64. If you _____ you’ll get into trouble.65. I proposed to her but she _____ me _____.66. You’d better _____ your cigarette because smoking isn’t allowed in here.67. If you _____ working so hard, you’ll make yourself ill.68. Stop worrying about it. Don’t let this failure ____ you _____.69. The car’s in quite good condition but you can _____ it _____ before you make any decision to buy,70. When I was in New York, I was able to _____ several old friends I hadn’t seen for years.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Part 6: Insert A, AN, THE or Ø (zero article) where necessary. Write your answers in thenumbered spaces provided below the passage. (10 pts)Suddenly (71) _____ blackbird flew to (72) _____ top of (73) _____ beach. She perched way up on (74)_____ topmost twig that stuck up thin against (75) _____. Then she commenced to sing.Her little black body seemed only (76) _____ tiny dark speck at that distance. She looked like (77) _____ olddead leaf. But she poured out her song in (78) _____ great flood of rejoicing through (79) _____ whole forest.And (80) _____ things began to stir.III. READING COMPREHENSIONPart 1: Read the following passage and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap.Circle A, B, C or D to indicate your answer. (10 pts)The ability to weep is a uniquely human form of emotional response. Some scientists have suggestedthat human tears are (81) _____ of an aquatic past – but this does not seem very likely. We cry from themoment we enter this world, for a number of reasons. Helpless babies cry to persuade their parents that theyare ill, hungry or uncomfortable. As they (82) _____, they will also cry just to attract parental attention and willoften stop when they get it.The idea that having a good cry do you (83) _____ is a very old one and now it has scientific validity sincerecent research into tears has shown that they (84) _____ a natural painkiller called enkaphalin. By fightingsorrow and pain this chemical helps you feel better. Weeping can increase the quantities of enkaphalin you(85) _____.Unfortunately, in our society we impose restrictions upon this naturally (86) _____ activity. Because somepeople still regard it as a (87) _____ of weakness in men, boys in particular are admonished when they cry.This kind of repression can only increase stress, both emotionally and physically.Tears of emotion also help the body (88) _____ itself of toxic chemical waste, for there is more protein in themthan in tears resulting from cold winds or other irritants. Crying comforts, calms and can be very enjoyable –(89) _____ the popularity of highly emotional films which are commonly (90) _____ “weepies”. It seems thatpeople enjoy crying together almost as much as laughing together.81. A. witnessB. evidenceC. resultD. display82. A. evolveB. changeC. developD. alter83. A. betterB. fineC. goodD. well84. A. containB. retainC. holdD. keep85. A. constructB. achieveC. provideD. produce86. A. curingB. treatingC. healingD. improving87. A. hintB. symbolC. featureD. sign88. A. releaseB. ridC. loosenD. expel89. A. considerB. remarkC. distinguishD. regard90. A. namedB. entitledC. subtitledD. calledPart 2: Read the following passage and fill the blank with ONE suitable word. Write your answerin the space provided below the passage. (10 pts)New technologies, like all technologies, are morally neutral. (91) _____ their advent makes the world abetter place or not depends on the uses to which they are (92) _____. And that, (93) _____ turn, dependsupon the decisions of many people, especially of politicians, managers, trade (94) _____ leaders, engineersand scientists. The new technologies, cheap, flexible, dependent on knowledge and information as their maininput, can (95) _____ human being from many of their current constraints for example constraints of resourcesand geography. (96) _____ the new technologies could also (97) _____ those with power to control their fellowcitizens even more effectively than in the (98) _____ efficient dictatorships of the past. The new technologicalsociety will (99) _____ colossal demands on our imagination and ingenuity and on the capacity (100) _____our institutions to respond to new challenges.Part 3: Read the following passage and answer the questions from 101 to 110. (10 pts)Legend has it that sometime toward the end of the Civil War (1861-1865) a government train carryingoxen traveling through the northern plains of eastern Wyoming was caught in a snowstorm and had to beabandoned. The driver returned the next spring to see what had become of his cargo. Instead of the skeletonshe had expected to find, he saw his oxen, living, fat, and healthy. How had they survived?The answer lay in a resource that unknowing Americans lands trampled underfoot in their haste to cross the“Great American Desert” to reach lands that sometimes proved barren. In the eastern parts of the UnitedStates, the preferred grass for forage was a cultivated plant. It grew well with enough rain, then when cut andstored it would cure and become nourishing hay for winter feed. But in the dry grazing lands of the West thatfamiliar bluejoint grass was often killed by drought. To raise cattle out there seemed risky or even hopeless.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Who could imagine a fairy-tale grass that required no rain and somehow made it possible for cattle to feedthemselves all winter? But the surprising western wild grasses did just that. They had wonderfully convenientfeatures that made them superior to the cultivated eastern grasses. Variously known as buffalo grass, gramagrass, or mesquite grass, not only were they immune to drought; but they were actually preserved by the lackof summer and autumn rains. They were not juicy like the cultivated eastern grasses, but had short, hardstems. And they did not need to be cured in a barn, but dried right where they grew on the ground. When theydried in this way, they remained naturally sweet and nourishing through the winter. Cattle left outdoors to fendfor themselves thrived on this hay. And the cattle themselves helped plant the fresh grass year after year forthey trampled the natural seeds firmly into the soil to be watered by the melting snows of winter and theoccasional rains of spring. The dry summer air cured them much as storing in a barn cured the cultivatedgrasses.101. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. A type of wild vegetationB. Western migration after Civil WarC. The raising of cattleD. The climate of the Western United States102. What can be inferred by the phrase “Legend has it” in line 1?A. Most history book include the story of the train.B. The story of the train is similar to other ones from that time period.C. The driver of the train invented the story.D. The story of the train may not be completed factual.103. The word “they” in line 4 refers to _____.A. plainsB. skeletonsC. oxenD. Americans104. What can be inferred about the “Great American Desert” mentioned in line 7?A. Many had settled there by the 1860’s.B. It was not originally assumed to be a fertile area.C. It was a popular place to raise cattle before the Civil War. D. It was not discovered until the late1800’s.105. The word “barren” in line 7 is closed in meaning to _____.A. lonelyB. uncomfortableC. infertileD. dangerous106. The word “preferred” in line 8 is closed in meaning to _____.A. favoredB. availableC. ordinaryD. required107. Which of the following can be inferred about the cultivated grass mentioned in the second paragraph?A. Cattle raised in the Western United States refused to eat it. B. It had to be imported into the UnitedStates.C. It would probably not grow in the western United States.D. It was difficult for cattle to digest.108. Which of the following was NOT one of the names given to the western grasses?A. Mesquite grassB. Bluejoint grassC. Buffalo grassD. Gramagrass109. Which of the following was NOT mentioned as a characteristic of western grasses?A. They contain little moisture B. They have tough stemsC. They can be grown indoors D. They are not affected by dry weather110. According to the passage, the cattle help promote the growth of the wild grass by_____.A. eating only small quantities of grass. B. continually moving from one grazing area to another.C. naturally fertilizing the soil. D. stepping on and pressing the seeds into the ground.IV. WRITING (6/20 points)Part 1: Finish the second sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as thesentence printed before it111. Customs officials are stopping more travelers than usual this week.→ An increased________________112. I left without saying goodbye as I didn’t want to disturb the meeting. → Rather ________________113. My decision to get up and dance coincided with the band’s decision to stop playing. → The moment________114. He never suspected that the bicycle had been stolen.→ At no time ________________115. How could I help, except to offer to lend her some money?→ Other ________________Part 2: Use the word(s) given in the brackets and make any necessary additions to complete anew sentence in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence. DoNOT change the form of the given word(s).116. To this day no one has equaled his achievements in the field of technology. (unsurpassed)→ To this day ………………………………………………………… in the field of technology.117. Peter grimaced as he swallowed the foul-tasting medicine. (pulled)BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 → Peter ……………………………………………………………….the foul-tasting medicine.118. It’s unfortunately that the construction of the building will not be finished as originally planned. (longer)→ The construction of the building ………………………………………………………… unfortunate.119. What he told me made me very curious to hear the rest of the history. (appetite)→ What he told me ………………………………………………………………………….. the story.120. They chose not to drive because they thought there would be too much snow. (fear)→ They chose …………………………………………………………………….…. too much snow._____THE END_____SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 11)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————PART I: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR. (7, 0 POINTS)I. Choose the best option to complete each of the sentences. (2,0 points)1. The strike was ___ owing to a last minute agreement with the management.A. called offB. broken upC. set backD. put down2. Lindsay’s excuses for being late are beginning to ___ rather thin.A. getB. turnC. wearD. go3. ___ the people who come to this club are in their twenties and thirties.A. By and largeB. AltogetherC. To a degreeD. Virtually4. My cousin was nervous about being interviewed on television, but she rose to the ___ wonderfully.A. eventB. performanceC. incidentD. occasion5. The train service has been a ___ since they introduced the new schedules.A. shamblesB. rumpusC. chaosD. fracas6. Is an inexperienced civil servant ___ to the task of running the company.A. capableB. skilledC. eligibleD. suited7. We ___ have been happier in those days.A. can’tB. couldn’tC. might notD. must not8. You’ve lived in the city for most of your life, so ___ you’re used to the noise.A. apparentlyB. presumablyC. allegedlyD. predictably9. The storm ripped our tent to ___A. slicesB. shredsC. stripsD. specks10. He ____ so much harm on the nation during his regime that it has never fully recovered.A. indictedB. inferredC. inducedD. inflicted11. Hotel rooms must be ____ by 10 a. m, but luggage may be left with porters.A. vacatedB. evacuatedC. abandonedD. left12. I do not think there is so much as a ____ of truth in that rumor.A. crumbB. speckC. grainD. pebble13. He’s not exactly rich but he certainly earns enough money to ____A. get throughB. get byC. get onD. get up14. I have very ____ feelings about the plan – it might possibly work or it could be a disaster.A. certainB. mixedC. doubtfulD. troubled15. The noise of the typewriter really ____ me off. I just couldn’t concentrate.A. putB. pulledC. setD. took16. The sixth time he called me at night was the ____A. last causeB. last strawC. touch and goD. hot air17. All three TV channels provide extensive ____ of sporting events.A. broadcastB. networkC. coverageD. vision18. They seemed to be ____ to the criticism and just carried on as before.A. disinterestedB. sensitiveC. uncaringD. indifferent19. “Shall we go out tonight?”- “____”A. Yes, I canB. Yes, we areC. Yes, we goD. Yes, let’s20. It's no use ___ over ___ milk.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. crying/ spiltB. to cry/ spillingC. crying/ spillingD. crying/ to spillYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.15.16.17.18.19.20.II. Read the passage below. Use the word given in bold to form a word that fits in the numbered gap. (2,5 points)BLACK WIDOW SPIDERThe black widow spider’s notoriety is not without foundation. However, an element of exaggeration hasled to certain ___ (1. CONCEPT) regarding its evil nature.Firstly, this spider is not as dangerous as is often thought. While it is indeed one of the most ___ (2.VENOM) species of spider, its venom being fifteen times stronger than that of the prairie rattlesnake, its biteinjects such as amount of venom by ___ (3. COMPARE) that it is unlikely to kill humans. In fact, ___ (4.FATAL) are rare.Black widows bite only if they are touched or their web is threatened. Furthermore, only the adultfemale is poisonous. Those most at risk from the female are the spider’s natural pray-insects-and male blackwidow spiders. The latter are vulnerable as the female is ___ (5. SOLITUDE) by nature, and has been knownto kill and eat the male after mating. Such ___ (6. OCCUR) are rare, but they explain how the spider got itsname – and its reputation.Nevertheless, the ___ (7. PLEASE) effects of this spider’s bite should not be ___ (8. ESTIMATE), andif you live in a temperate climate and have a fireplace in your home, it is advisable to take ___ (9. CAUTION).Black widow spiders often inhabit wood piles, so you should wear gloves when handling firewood.Furthermore, since black widow spiders are ___ (10. RESIST) to many insecticides, you should regularly cleanout likely hiding places.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.III. Complete each sentence with the correct form of ONE of the two-word verbs. (2, 0 point)bring outdo upslow downsave uphang overmix upgrow upgo withdress uprun for1. Silence ___the theatre as the audience awaited the opening curtain with expectation and excitement.2. Having seen a sharp bend ahead, Tim pressed hard on the brake pedal to ___.3. Charles Dickens was born near Portsmouth, Hampshire on 7 February 1812, but relocated to and ___ inCamden Town in London.4. Barrack Obama has decided to ___ the American presidency in the election that will take place next year.5. Because I hate ___ my shoes, I have bought a pair of shoes without any laces.6. Sarah wanted to buy some curtains that would ___ his furniture, so she had brought a photo of her sofawith her to the store.7. Kate had been ___ in order to buy a new laptop, but then she decided to use the money on the guitarlessons instead.8. Even though two of the bands are dead, a new ‘The Beatle’ album called Love was recently ___.9. Brendan was worried about having to ___ for the boss’ retirement dinner as he didn’t own any formalclothes.10. He ___ his grandmother’s phone number with his girlfriend’s, which led to some embarrassment for him.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 IV. The passage below contains TEN mistakes. Underline them and write the correct forms in thenumbered boxes. (2, 5 points)Large animals inhabit the desert have evolved adaptations for reducing the effects of extreme hot. Oneadaptation is to be light in color, and to reflect the Sun's rays. Desert mammals also depart from the normalmammalian practice of maintaining a constantly body temperature. Instead of try to keep down the bodytemperature inside the body, what would involve the expenditure of water and energy, desert mammals allowtheir temperatures rise to what would normally be fever height, and temperatures as high as 46 degree Celsiushave been measured in Grant's gazelles. The overheated body cools down during the cold desert night, andindeed the temperature may fall unusual low by dawn, as low as 34 degrees Celsius in the camel. This is aadvantage since the heat of the first few hours of daylight absorb in warming up the body.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART II: READING COMPREHENSION. (6, 0 POINTS)I. Read the passage and fill in each of the blanks with ONE suitable word. (2,0 points)True relaxation is most certainly not a matter of flopping down in front of the television with a welcomedrink. Nor is it about drifting (1) ___ an exhausted sleep. Useful though these responses to tension and overtiredness (2) ___ be, we should distinguish between them and conscious relaxation in (3) ___ of quality andeffect. (4) ___ of the level of tiredness, real relaxation is a state of alert yet at the same time passiveawareness, in which our bodies are (5) ___ rest while our minds are awake.Moreover, it is as natural for a healthy person to be relaxed when moving as resting. (6) ___ relaxed inaction means we bring the appropriate energy to everything we do, so as to have a feeling of healthy tirednessby the end of the day, (7) ___ than one of exhaustion. Unfortunately, as a result of living in today’s competitiveworld, we are under constant strain and have difficulty in coping, (8) ___ alone nurturing our body’s abilities.What needs to be rediscovered is conscious relaxation. With (9) ___ in mind we must apply ourselves tounderstanding stress and the nature of its causes (10) ___ deep-seated.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.II. Read the text and do the tasks as follow. (2, 0 points)OUT OF THE ASHESParagraph AOn the afternoon of 30th August 1989, fire broke out at Uppark, a large eighteenth century house inSussex. For a year builders had been replacing the lead on the roof, and by a stroke of irony, were due tofinish the next day, on August 31st. Within fifteen minutes of the alarm being sounded, the fire brigade hadarrived on the scene, though nothing was to survive of the priceless collection on the first floor apart from an oilpainting of a dog which the firemen swept up as they finally retreated from the blaze. But due to the courageand swift action of the previous owners, the Meade-Featherstonhaugh family, and the staff, stewards andvisitors to the house, who formed human chains to pass the precious pieces of porcelain, furniture andpaintings out on to the lawn, 95 percent of the contents from the ground floor and the basement were saved.As the fire continued to rage, the National Trust’s conservators were being mobilised, and that evening localstationers were especially opened to provide the bulk supplies of blotting paper so desperately needed in thesalvage operation.Paragraph BThe following morning, Uppark stood open to the sky. A sludge of wet charcoal covered the groundfloor and basement, and in every room charred and fallen timbers lay amongst the smoke. It was a scene ofutter devastation.Paragraph CAfter the initial sense of shock, the days which followed the fire were filled with discoveries. Helped byvolunteers, the National Trust’s archaeologists and conservators swung into action, first of all marking the siteout into a grid and then salvaging everything down to the last door handle. The position of each fragment wasrecorded, and all the debris was stored in countless dustbins before being sifted and categorised.Paragraph DThere was great excitement as remnants of the lantern from the Staircase Hall were pulled out from theBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 debris of two fallen floors, and also three weeks later when the Red Room carpet, thought to have been totallylost, was found wrapped around the remains of a piano. There was a lucky reprieve for the State Bed too. Staffwho had left the scene at 3 a.m on the night of the fire had thought its loss was inevitable, but when theyreturned the next morning it had escaped largely undamaged. Firemen, directed by the National Trust’sconservators from outside the Tapestry Room window, dismantled the silk-hung bed and passed it out piece bypiece. Twenty minutes later the ceiling fell in.Paragraph EThe scale of the task to repair Uppark was unprecedented in the National Trust. The immediatequestion was whether it should be done at all. A decision had to be taken quickly, as the building was unsoundand whatever had not been damaged by the fire was exposed to the elements. Within a month, after consultingmany experts and with the agreement of the National Trust’s Executive Committee, the restoration programmebegan. It was undertaken for three main reasons. After the fire it had become apparent just how muchremained of the structure with its splendidly decorated interiors; to have pulled the house down, as onecommentator suggested, would have been vandalism. Also the property was covered by insurance, so therepairs would not call upon the National Trust’s own funds. Lastly, much had been saved of the fine collectionacquired especially for Uppark from 1747 by Sir Matthew Featherstonhaugh and his son Harry. These objectsbelonged nowhere else, and complete restoration of the house would allow them to be seen and enjoyed againin their original setting.Paragraph FThe search for craftsmen and women capable of doing the intricate restoration work was nation-wide.Once the quality and skill of the individual or company had been ascertained, they had to pass an economictest, as every job was competitively tendered. This has had enormous benefits because not only have anumber of highly skilled people come to the fore - woodcarvers for example, following in the footsteps ofGrinling Gibbons - but many of them, for example plasterers, have relearnt the skills of the seventeenth andeighteenth centuries which can now be of use to other country house owners when the need arises.Paragraph GIn June 1994 the building programme was completed, on time and on budget. The total cost of the workto repair the house and its contents came to be nearly £20 million, largely met from insurance. In addition, itmade economic sense for the National Trust to invest time and money in upgrading water and heatingsystems, installing modern environmental controls, and updating fire and security equipment.Paragraph HThe final stages of restoration and the massive programme of reinstallation took eight months. Thefamily and the room stewards were visibly moved when returning to their old haunts, perhaps the besttestament that the spirit of Uppark had not died. But the debate will no doubt continue as to whether or not itwas right to repair the house after the fire. The National Trust has done its best to remain true to Uppark; it isfor others to judge the success of the project. Note: The National Trust is a charitable organisation in Britain setup over a hundred years ago to preserve the national heritage.Questions 1–6. The text has eight paragraphs, A–H. Which paragraphs contain the followinginformation? Write the appropriate letters, A–H, in the boxes.1. The procedure for sorting through the remains of the fire.2. How Uppark looked after the fire.3. Improvements made to the rebuilt Uppark.4. The selection of people to carry out the repair work.5. Why the National Trust chose to rebuild Uppark.6. How people reacted to the rebuilt Uppark.Questions 8–10. Answer the questions below. Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the textfor each answer. Write your answers in the boxes.7. On what date in 1989 should the original repairs to the roof have been completed?8. By what method were things rescued immediately from the burning house?9. After the fire, what did the conservators require large quantities of immediately?10. Into what did the conservators put material recovered from the fire?Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 6.7.8.9.10.III. Read the following passage and choose the best answer (A, B, C or D) to each question. Write youranswer in the numbered box. (2, 0 points)A recent survey of crime statistics shows that we are all more likely to be burgled now than 20 yearsago and the police advise everyone to take a few simple precautions to protect their homes.The first fact is that burglars and other intruders prefer easy opportunities, like a house which is veryobviously empty. This is much less of a challenge than an occupied house, and one which is well-protected. Aburglar will wonder if it is worth the bother.There are some general tips on how to avoid your home becoming another crime statistic. Avoidleaving signs that your house is empty. When you have to go out, leave at least one light on as well as a radioor television, and do not leave any curtains wide open. The sight of your latest music centre or computer isenough to tempt any burglar.Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place. The first place a burglar will look is under thedoormat or in a flower pot and even somewhere more 'imaginative' could soon be uncovered by the intruder. Itis much safer to leave a key with a neighbour you can trust. But if your house is in a quiet, desolate area beaware that this will be a burglar's dream, so deter any potential criminal from approaching your house by fittingsecurity lights to the outside of your house.But what could happen if, in spite of the aforementioned precautions, a burglar or intruder hasdecided to target your home. Windows are usually the first point of entry for many intruders. Downstairswindows provide easy access while upstairs windows can be reached with a ladder or by climbing up thedrainpipe. Before going to bed you should double-check that all windows and shutters are locked. No matterhow small your windows may be, it is surprising what a narrow gap a determined burglar can manage to getthrough. For extra security, fit window locks to the inside of the window.What about entry via doors? Your back door and patio doors, which are easily forced open, shouldhave top quality security locks fitted. Even though this is expensive it will be money well spent. Install a burglaralarm if you can afford it as another line of defence against intruders.A sobering fact is that not all intruders have to break and enter into a property. Why go to the trouble ofbreaking in if you can just knock and be invited in? Beware of bogus officials or workmen and, particularly ifyou are elderly, fit a chain and an eye hole so you can scrutinise callers at your leisure. When you do havecallers never let anybody into your home unless you are absolutely sure they are genuine. Ask to see anidentity card, for example.If you are in the frightening position of waking in the middle of the night and think you can hear anintruder, then on no account should you approach the intruder. It is far better to telephone the police and waitfor help.1. A well-protected house …………A. is less likely to be burgled.B. is regarded as a challenge by most criminals.C. is a lot of bother to maintain.D. is very unlikely to be burgled.2. According to the writer, we should ………… A. avoid leaving our house empty.B. only go out whenwe have to.C. always keep the curtains closed. D. give the impression that our house is occupied when we goout.3. The writer thinks that hiding a key under a doormat or flower pot …………A. is predictable. B. is useful.C. is imaginative.D. is where you always find a spare key.4. What word best replaces “desolate” in paragraph 4?A. isolatedB. populousC. dissatisfyingD. depressing5. The phrase “aforementioned precautions” in paragraph 5 refers to steps that …………A. will tell a burglar if your house is empty or not.B. are the most important precautions to take to make your home safe. C. will stop a potential burglar.D. will not stop an intruder if he has decided to try and enter your home.6. Gaining entry to a house through a small window …………A. is surprisingly difficult.B. is not as difficult as people think.C. is less likely to happen than gaining entry through a door.D. is tried only by very determinedburglars.7. According to the writer, window locks, security locks and burglar alarms …………BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. cost a lot of money but are worth it.B. are good value for money.C. are luxury items.D. are absolutely essential items.8. The writer argues that fitting a chain and an eye hole…………A. will prevent your home being burgled. B. avoids you having to invite people into your home.C. is only necessary for elderly people.D. gives you time to check if the visitor is genuine.9. What word best replaces “scrutinise” in paragraph 7?A. glanceB. gazeC. searchD. examine10. The best title for the text is ………… A. Increasing household crime. B. Protecting your home fromintruders.C. Burglary statistics.D. What to do if a burglar breaks into your home.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART III. WRITING. (4,0 POINTS)I. Complete each of the sentences so that it has similar meaning to the given one, using the wordgiven in bold. Do NOT change the form of the word given. (1, 0 point)1. Although Joe kept on attempting to contact his cousin, he didn't manage to speak to her until the next day.→ Despite repeated ........................ TOUCH................... his cousin, Joe didn't manage to speak to heruntil the next day.2. When it comes to computer games, Jack is a real expert.CONCERNED→ As far ............................................................................., Jack is a real expert.3. David said that the accident was his fault.TOOK→ David .................................................................. the accident.4. If he doesn’t get that job, who knows what he’ll do.KNOWING→ If he doesn’t get that job, ........................................................... what he’ll do.5. The stranded climber would never have been rescued if his brother hadn’t had an ingenious plan.INGENUITY→ But .......................................................... plan, the stranded climber would never have been rescued.II. Use the word given and make any necessary additions to complete a new sentence in such a waythat it is as similar as possible to the original one. Do NOT change the form of the word given. (1, 0point)1. They will try John for murder at the High Court next week.(trial)→ John …………………………………………………………..………………………………………2. How do our sales compare with those of other firms?(relation)→ How do …………………………………………………………………..……………………………3. The number of accidents has gone down steadily since the speed limit was imposed. (decline)→ There has ……………………………………………………………..………………………………4. This new record is certain to sell a lot of copies.(doubt)→ There is…………………………………………………………..……………………………………5. I certainly won’t change my mind about resigning.(question)→ My changing …………………………………………………….……………………………………III. The charts below give information on the ages of the populations of Yemen and Italy in 2000 andprojections for 2050. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features andmake comparisons where relevant. (2, 0 points)BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 20002050YEMEN37,0%46,3%50,1%57,3%5,7%3,6%20002050ITALY24,1%46,2%42,3%14,3%61,6%11,5%0-14 yearsSỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC15-59 years60+ yearsKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 12)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————A. LISTENING: (15 points)I. Listen to the conversation and then choose the correct answer among A, B, C, or D for eachquestion:II. Listen to the conversation and fill in each blank with ONE word:B. PHONETICS: (5 points)Choose the word that has a different stress pattern from the others in the group:16.A. responsibilityB. originalityC. accommodation D. mischievousness17.A. applianceB. conscientiousC. independentD. confidential18.A. psychologyB. environmentalC. impossibleD. photography19.A. stimulateB. maximizeC. interruptD. register20.A. appointmentB. punishmentC. publicityD. efficientC. GRAMMAR – VOCABULARY – LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS:I. Choose the word, phrase or expression which best completes each sentence: (15 points)21. Tom: “I thought your performance last Sunday was wonderful.”Laura: “………………………..”BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. Don’t tell a lie. I thought it was terrible.B. You must be kidding. It was not as good as I hadexpected.C. I completely agree with you. It was terrific.D. No doubt!22. Boy: “What is your greatest phobia?”Girl: “………………………..”A. I'm afraid not.B. Worms, definitely!C. Probably people who smoke.D. I haven't made up my mind.23. Jenny: “Thank you very much for your donation, Mr. Robinson.”Mr.Robinson:“………………………..”A. You can say that again.B. I see.C. You are right.D. Delighted I was able to help.24. I don’t think you have been watering the plants near the gate. The soil is ………………………..A. as dry as riceB. as dry as a tileC. as dry as a bone D. as dry as wood25. Susan was sad because she wasn’t invited to any social events. She felt ………………………..A. left outB. turned outC. omitted outD. gone out26. Most psychologists believe that the basic structure of an individual’s personality is………………………..A. well established extremely by the age of fiveB. by the age of five it is extremely wellestablishedC. by the age of five and well established extremely D. extremely well established by the age of five27. In most ………. developed countries, up to 50% of ……..population enters higher education at some timein their lives.A. Ø / ØB. the / ØC. Ø / theD. the / a28. I wish you ………………….. me a new one instead of having it………………………..as you did.A. would give / to repairB. gave / to repairC. had given / to be repairedD. had given / repaired29. Henry was really a silly boy when we were at high school. I still remember………………………..very stupidquestions.A. him askingB. him to askC. asking himD. his being asked30. ………………………..the invention of the steam engine, most forms of transport were horse-drawn.A. With referenceB. AkinC. PriortoD. In addition to31. No sooner ………………………..to marry Jack ………………………..to have serious doubts.A. had Carol agreed / than she beganB. Carol has agreed / than she beganC. had Carol agreed / than she beginsD. had Carol agreed / than she had begun32. Having been served dinner, ……………………...A. the problem was discussed by the members of the committee.B. the committee members discussed the problem. C. it was discussed by the committee members theproblem.D. a discussion of the problem was made by the members of the committee.33. The marathon runner ……………………...for nearly one hour and a half when she ……………………...to thepavement.A. has been running / collapsesB. were running / collapsedC. had been running / collapsedD. ran / had been collapsing34. Son: “What is the process of ……………………..., Dad?”Father: “Well, it involves the heating of liquid such as milk in order to kill harmful bacteria.”A. industrializationB. pasteurizationC. commercialization D. globalization35. An artist ……………………...will do his best to express innocence and inexperience in the child’s face.A. portraying a child B. who portray a child C. he portrays a child D. portrayed a childII. Give the correct form of the words in brackets: (10 points)36. Deforestation and excessive farming have ……………………... the soil.(POOR)BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 37. The damage caused by the terrible storm two days ago was……………………... by (ESTIMATE)the government. The real figures go up every minute.38. Barack Obama is the first President of the United States with ……………….…... (RACE)background.(BREATH)39. From the hotel there is a……………………...view across the canyon.(SUSPECT)40. The policeman examined the parcel ……………………... as he had no idea what it (OBSERVE)could be.(FURIOUS)41. It was very ……………………...of you to notice that.(VALID)42. In his …………………….., Mike smashed all the breakable items in the kitchen.43. Before enrolling on a course, you should first ensure that it has been (ATTEND)……………………... by an officially recognized body.(PRONOUNCE)44. Mr. John, who teaches us Latin, usually stresses the need for regular……………………...45. The government has yet to make an official ……………………...on the issue.III. Choose the underlined word or phrase in each sentence that needs correcting (5 points):46. Dictionaries frequently explain the origin of the defined word, state its part of speech and indication its correct use.ABCD47. The rings of Saturn are so distant to be seen from the Earth without a telescope.ABCD48. Children subjected to violence, exploitation , abuse and neglect are in risk of death, poor physical andmental health, HIV/AIDS infection, and educational problems. A BCD49. It is important that cancer is diagnosed and treated as early as possible in order to assure a successfulcure.ABCD50. A ten-thousand-dollars reward was offered for the capture of the escaped prisoner.ABCDD. READING:I. Read the following passage and decide which option A, B, C or D best fits each space: (10 points)Everyone has got two personalities - the one that is shown to the world and the other that is(51)…………... and real. You don’t show your secret personality when you are (52)…………..., because youcan control yourself. But when you are asleep, your feeling position (53)…………...the real you. In a normal(54)…………..., of course, people often change their position. The important position is the one you go to sleepin.If you go to sleep on your back, you are a very (55)…………...person. You usually believe people and youaccept new things or new ideas easily. You don’t like to make people sad, so you never express your (56)…………... feeling. You are quite shy.If you sleep on your stomach, you are a rather secretive person. You (57)…………...a lot and you alwayseasily become sad. You usually live for today not tomorrow. This means that you (58)…………...having a goodtime.If you sleep curled up, you are probably a very (59)…………...person. You have a low opinion of yourself.You are shy and don’t like meeting people. You (60)………….....to be on your own. You are easily hurt.51.A. importantB. seriousC secretD. particular.52.A. awakeB. activeC happyD. honest.53.A. makesB. understandC changesD. shows.54.A. roomB. bedC nightD. bodyBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 .55.A. independentB. openC talkativeD. generous.56.A. realB. lonelyC cheerfulD. gentle.57.A. talkB. sleepC relaxD. worry.58.A. regretB. enjoyC mindD. deny.59.A. strongB. healthyC nervousD. careful.60.A. pretendB. opposeC refuseD. prefer.II. There are 5 blanks in the passage below. From the words given in the box, choose the most suitablefor each blank. There are THREE extra words that you do not need to use: (5 points)A. legalC. responsibilityE. serveG. organizationsB. communityD. give backF. long-termH. rareVolunteering has many intangible benefits. It can help you (61) ……………………...to society, breakdown barriers of misunderstanding or fear, explore personal issues and even have fun. It also has ameaningful, positive impact on your (62)…………………….... But did you know that it can have many benefitsfor you, too? You may have heard that volunteering helps you get into college, but keep in mind they are notjust looking for a list of (63)……………………... and dates. Colleges want to see a complete picture of you andreal examples of your commitment, dedication and interests.Volunteering brings together a variety of people. Both the recipients of your volunteer efforts and yourco-workers can be rich sources of insight. For example, maybe you’ll learn about the(64)……………………...profession from a former lawyer you visit at a convalescent center. Colleges payattention to your life inside and outside the classroom. Your extracurricular activities reveal a great deal aboutyou, such as what your interests are, whether you can manage your priorities and maintain a(65)……………………... promise and how you’ve made an important contribution to something.III. Read the passage and choose the correct answer: (10 points)For many people who live in cities, parks are an important part of the landscape. They provide a place forpeople to relax and play sports, as well as a refuge from the often harsh environment of a city. What peopleoften overlook is that parks also provide considerable environmental benefits.One benefit of parks is that plants absorb carbon dioxide—a key pollutant—and emit oxygen, whichhumans need to breathe. According to one study, an acre of trees can absorb the same amount of carbondioxide that a typical car emits in 11,000 miles of driving. Parks also make cities cooler. Scientists have longnoted what is called the Urban Heat Island Effect: building materials such as metal, concrete, and asphaltabsorb much more of the sun’s heat and release it much more quickly than organic surfaces like trees andgrass. Because city landscapes contain so much of these building materials, cities are usually warmer thansurrounding rural areas. Parks and other green spaces help to mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect.Unfortunately, many cities cannot easily create more parks because most land is already being used forbuildings, roads, parking lots, and other essential parts of the urban environment. However, cities could benefitfrom many of the positive effects of parks by encouraging citizens to create another type of green space:rooftop gardens. While most people would not think of starting a garden on their roof, human beings have beenplanting gardens on rooftops for thousands of years. Some rooftop gardens are very complex and requirecomplicated engineering, but others are simple container gardens that anyone can create with the investmentof a few hundred dollars and a few hours of work.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Rooftop gardens provide many of the same benefits as other urban park and garden spaces, but withouttaking up the much-needed land. Like parks, rooftop gardens help to replace carbon dioxide in the air withnourishing oxygen. They also help to lessen the Urban Heat Island Effect, which can save people money. Inthe summer, rooftop gardens prevent buildings from absorbing heat from the sun, which can significantlyreduce cooling bills. In the winter, gardens help hold in the heat that materials like brick and concrete radiateso quickly, leading to savings on heating bills. Rooftop vegetable and herb gardens can also provide fresh foodfor city dwellers, saving them money and making their diets healthier. Rooftop gardens are not only somethingeveryone can enjoy, they are also a smart environmental investment.66. Based on its use in paragraph 2, it can be inferred that mitigate belongs to which of the following wordgroups?A. exacerbate, aggravate, intensifyB. obliterate, destroy, annihilateC. allay, alleviate, reduceD. absorb, intake, consume67. Using the information in paragraph 2 as a guide, it can be inferred that ..................................A. cities with rooftop gardens are cooler than those without rooftop gardensB. some plants are not suitable for growth in rooftop gardensC. most people prefer parks to rooftop gardensD. most people prefer life in the country over life inthe city68. According to the passage, the Urban Heat Island Effect is caused by the fact(s) that ..................................a. cities are warmer than nearby rural areas b. building materials absorb more of the sun’s heat than organicsurfacesc. building materials release the sun’s heat more quickly than organic surfacesA. a. onlyB. a. and b. onlyC. b. and c. onlyD. a., b., and c.69. Based on the information in paragraph 3, which of the following best describes the main differencebetween parks and rooftop gardens?A. Parks are expensive to create while rooftop gardens are not.B. Parks are public while rooftop gardens are private.C. Parks absorb heat while rooftop gardensdo not.D. Parks require much space while rooftop gardens do not.70. The author claims all of the following to be the benefits of rooftop gardens except ..................................A. increased space for private relaxationB. savings on heating and cooling costsC. better food for city dwellersD. improved air quality71. According to the author, one advantage that rooftop gardens have over parks is that they..................................A. decrease the Urban Heat Island Effect B. replenish the air with nourishing oxygenC. do not require the use of valuable urban landD. are less expensive than traditional park spaces72. The author’s tone in the passage is best described as..................................A. descriptiveB. passionateC. informativeD. argumentative73. Which of the following pieces of information would, if true, most weaken the author's claim that rooftopgardens are good for the environment?A. Parks have many benefits that rooftop gardens do not share.B. More pollution is produced during rooftop garden construction than rooftop plants can remove from theair.C. Extremely high winds atop tall city buildings can severely damage some plants.D. The overall environmental benefits that result from driving less exceed those of planting a rooftop garden.74. Which of the following best describes the organization of the passage?A. A hypothesis is stated and then analyzed.B. A proposal is evaluated and alternatives areexplored.C. A viewpoint is established and then defended.D. A thesis is presented and then supported.75. It can be inferred from the passage that the author would most likely endorse a program that..................................BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. permitted the construction of buildings in city park land provided they have rooftop gardensB. extended discounts on plants to customers who use them to create rooftop gardensC. offered free admission to schools willing to take their students on field trips to the city parkD. promised vacation getaways to cooler destinations for those trapped in the city at the peak ofsummerE. WRITING:I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentenceprinted before it: (5 points)76. Its lack of irregular verbs makes Esperanto a unique language.Unlike………………………………….........................................…………………………………………………………..77. Mr. Smith knew little about the Internet, so he didn’t invest into any computer companies.Had….........................................................................................................................................................................78. The Board of Directors discussed the business in length, but came to no decision.TheBoardofDirectorshad......................................................................................................................................79. When she got to the party, everyone was dancing and singing.On..............................................................................................................................................................................80. Barbara runs a successful company and she also manages to look after her five children.Notonly......................................................................................................................................................................81. It is my opinion that you should spend more time practicing English.If.................................................................................................................................................................................82. Everyone was surprised that the famous actor had very little money when he died.Thefamousactor.......................................................................................................................................................83. Success in the academic field depends on your ability to amass qualifications.Themore....................................................................................................................................................................84. “Get out of my house or I will shoot you”, the woman shouted at the strange man.Thewomanthreatened.............................................................................................................................................85. What mainly distinguishes man from other animals is the power of speech.Man…………..............................................................................................................................................................II. After having attended a course on computing at ABC Information Technology Center for two weeks,you notice that many things are worse than what were advertised by the Center. Write a letter ofcomplaint of about 150 words to the Director of the Center: (10 points)Your letter should include:- the reason for writingBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 - the problems you have encountered- your suggestions and the actions you wish to be taken to resolve the problemsSỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 13)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————PART I: PHONETICS. (1, 0 POINT)Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the other words in the same group.Write your answer in the numbered box.1.A. exposureB. terminalC. utteranceD. discipline2.A. economyB. elaborateC. assassinateD. fascinate3.A. mountainB. sustainC. containD. retain4.A. fulltimeB. farmhandC. bookshopD. tradesman5.A. metropolitanB. entrepreneurialC. hippopotamusD. curiosity6.A. companyB. comfortableC. togetherD. business7.A. associateB. formalC. movementD. militant8.A. ImportantB. cigaretteC. protectionD. informal9.A. introduceB. conversationC. independentD. welcome10.A. expectB. aloneC. liquorD. inviteYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART II: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR. (8, 0 POINTS)I. Choose the best answer to fill in each gap. Write your answer in the numbered box. (1, 5 point)1. In the ___of security, personnel must wear their identity badges at all times.A. requirementB. interestsC. demandsD. assistance2. ___ how angry he was he would never resort to violence.A. No matterB. No problemC. AlthoughD. Because3. We played the game ___ the rules.A. on account ofB. ahead ofC. according toD. apart from4. ___ to get through to Jackie for days now. Either she’s away or her phone’s out of order.A. I’ve been tryingB. I had triedC. I’m tryingD. I tried5. This is ___ the most difficult job I have ever tackled.A. by rightsB. by all meansC. by farD. by the way6. She ___till the early hours listening to pop music.A. took me upB. kept me upC. caught me upD. held me up7. Please don’t ___yourself out. A sandwich will do.A. letB. putC. leaveD. take8. The chairman requested that ___A. the members studied more carefully the problem.B. the problem was more carefully studied.C. with more carefulness the problem could be studied.D. the members study the problem morecarefully.9. Smoking is ___ in many companies in our country.A. permittedB. taughtC. bannedD. stopped10. After the battle, the ___ soldiers were helped by those who could walk.A. injuredB. woundedC. brokenD. killed11. I don’t think this strange new fashion will …………A. turn upB. care forC. show offD. catch on12. Their house is ___ near the Cathedral.A. whereaboutsB. anywhereC. somewhereD. any place13. This young tree could not have been damaged by accident. I believe it was done ___BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. in factB. on purposeC. by appointmentD. by plan14. There was hardly ___ money left in my bank account.A. moreB. noC. someD. any15. It is wrongly believed that natural resources will never be used ___.A. offB. outC. awayD. upYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.15.II. Give the correct tenses of the verbs in brackets. Write your answer in the box. (1, 5 point)1. If he ____ (1. not drink) too much last night, he ____ (2. not - be) tired now.2. I’m sure he must ____ (3. be) at home last night because the door was open when I ____ (4. come).3. At this time next week, they ____ (5. sit) in the train on their way to Paris.4. It’s raining. I would rather you ____ (6. close) the window.5. I don’t know what the matter with him is. He ____ (7. act) funny since you ____ (8. be) away.6. On the first of next month, he ____ (9. be) in prison for five years.7. His personal problems seem ____ (10. distract) him from his work lately.8. He suggested that a final decision ____ (11. make).9. I don’t know why you ____ (12. always - make) noise in class, Tom.10. ____ (13. you/visit) many museums when you were in Paris?11. The car looks very clean. ____ (14. you/wash) it?12. My best friend, James, was no longer there. He ____ (15. go) away.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.15.III. Put the correct form of the words in brackets. Write your answer in the box. (2, 0 points)AUTUMN COLORSA new term is rapidly gaining recognition in the American language - a 'leaf peeper' is someone who, inautumn, is on the ____ (1. LOOK) for areas where the leaves of deciduous trees have changed colour. In NewEngland, in the USA, 'leaf peeping' is big business, generating millions of dollars annually. The first report thatleaves are changing colour sets off an ____ (2. INVADE) of 'peepers' thus causing serious obstruction onsome roads. Thousands of people log on to websites in their ____ (3. EAGER) to find the location of the treesthat have foliage in the most ____ (4. GLORY) colours. The popularity of 'leaf tourism' is well established inNew England, and the changing colours of autumn provide an annual ____ (5. TALK) point. The colours varyfrom year to year since the ____ (6. INTENSE) of the colour is ____ (7. DEPEND) on the chemicalcomposition of the dying leaves. After a long dry summer, leaves often turn bright red, while cloudy autumndays will produce less spectacular yellows. If climate change leads to ____ (8. INCREASE) hot, dry summersin the northern hemisphere, then countries in Europe can expect summers not ____ (9. LIKE) those acrossthe Atlantic. They will then enjoy a kaleidoscope of ____ (10. SEASON) colour to rival the deep reds andblazing oranges seen in New England.2.3.4.5.1.7.8.9.10.6.IV. Find out and correct the mistake in each sentence. Write your answer in the box. (2, 0 points)Example: Thirty hours a week are a heavy work schedule. Answer: C → isABCD1. A persimmon tastes best when it is such ripe that it looks wrinkled and almost spoiled.ABCD2. American pioneers did water systems from logs with holes bored through their centers.ABCDBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 3. The pituitary gland is a small endocrine gland at the base of the brain that releases many hormones andregulates another endocrine glands.ABCD4. In America, the Indians used crude oil for fuel and medicine hundreds of years before the first white settlersarrive.ABCD5. When radio programs became popular, approximately around 1925, many people stopped attendingmovies.ABCD6. Musical comedies, as an American form of entertainment, often take its subjects from America’s present orpast.ABCD7. Of all seashore plants, seaweeds are best able to tolerate long periods out of water, followed by longperiods covering by water. ABCD8. The fruit of the plantain looks much like a banana, and it is not so sweet or so pleasing in flavor.ABCD9. The viceroy butterfly, an insect that birds like to eat, has a color pattern similar to that of the monarchABCbutterfly, whom birds do not like to eat.D10. Behavior therapy uses rewards and punishments to encourage patients to act in a way healthier.ABCDYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.V. Complete these sentences with proper prepositions or adverbs. Write your answers in the numberedbox. (1, 0 point)1. Don't use pencils. Please write the letter ___ ink.2. My father made ____ his mind to settle in the South.3. Minh couldn’t start his motor engine. I think it ran ____ fuel.4. Time is off now. Please hand ____ your papers.5. We invited 40 people to the party but only 23 turned ____6. That fish of yours has been in the fridge for weeks. It must have gone ____ by now.7. He needed a model, someone to look ____8. Uncle Tom is an idiot, but I only have to put ____ him once a year.9. I don’t like to make friends with the person who always runs ____ his old friends.10. These two men’s farms are adjacent ____ each other.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART III: READING COMPREHENSION. (6,0 POINTS)I. Read the passage below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap. Write youranswer in the numbered box. (2, 0 points)It is now extremely popular to take a gap year between school and university or university and work andto spend it traveling. There are plenty of reasons to recommend it - travel broadens the mind, you’re (1) ___young once, life isn’t a rehearsal and so on. And if you don’t do it, you may always regret that you didn’t takethe (2) ___. In the end, there’s only one response: well, why not?The idea may have its roots in the 18th century Grand tour once (3) ___ by the young, rich and noble,but it is the middle classes who have turned it (4) ___ something that 200,000 British youngsters do everyyear. (5) ___ has never been so easy and cheap, with more places open to tourists than ever. Also, the gapyear is now (6) ___ by many employers and universities.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 The States, the Far East and Australia were among the original (7) ___ and although these remain inthe top five, young explorers are now going even further. The most far-flung corners of the world are (8) ___ inpopularity year by year. About $700 will buy a student ticket (9) ___ for six months that will take you fromLondon to Calcutta, Singapore, Bangkok, Perth, Sydney, Auckland, Fiji, Tahiti, Los Angeles and (10) ___again.1. A. merelyB. onlyC. slightlyD. simply2. A. occasionB. momentC. chanceD. luck3. A. undertakenB. goneC. doneD. given4. A. upB. outC. overD. into5. A. VoyageB. TravelC. ExcursionD. Tour6. A. receivedB. stoodC. acceptedD. admitted7. A. destinationsB. endingsC. landingsD. terminals8. A. spreadingB. expandingC. enlargingD. growing9. A. genuineB. validC. effectiveD. legal10. A. nowB. hereC. backD. thenYour answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.II. Read the passage and fill in each blank with ONE suitable word. Write your answer in the numberedbox. (2, 0 points)THE LEGEND OF THE ROOTGinseng is one of the great mysteries of the east. Often referred to as the “elixir of life”, its widespreaduse in oriental medicine has led to many myths and legends building up around this remarkable plant. Ginsenghas featured (1) ____ an active ingredient in oriental medical literature for over 5,000 years. Its beneficialeffects were, at one time, (2) ____ widely recognized and praised that the root was said to be worth its weightin gold.(3) ____ the long history of ginseng, no one fully knows how it works. The active part of the ____ (4) isthe root. Its full name is Panax Ginseng – the word Panax, (5) ____ the word panacea, coming from the Greekfor “all healing”. There is growing interest by western scientists in the study of ginseng. It is today believed thatthis remarkable plant may (6) ____ beneficial effects in the treatment of many diseases which are difficult totreat 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 iswidely used for the treatment of various ailments (8) ____ as arthritis, diabetes, insomnia, hepatitis andanemia. However, the truth behind (9) ____ ginseng works still remains a mystery. Yet its widespreadeffectiveness shows that the remarkable properties are (10) ____ than just a legend.1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.III. Read the passage, then choose the correct options. Write your answer in the box. (2, 0 points)One of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, the great pyramid of Giza was a monument of wisdom andprophecy built as a tomb for Pharaoh Cheop in 1720 BC. Despite its antiquity, certain aspects of thisconstruction makes it truly one of the truly great wonders of the world. The thirteen – acre structure near theNile river is a solid mass of stone blocks covered with limestone. Inside are a number of hidden passagewaysand the burial chamber for the pharaoh. It is the largest single structure in the world. The 4 sides of thepyramid are aligned almost exactly on true north, south, east and west – an incredible engineering feat. Theancient Egyptians were sun worshipers and great astronomers, so computations for the great pyramid werebased on astronomical observations.Explorations and detailed examinations of the base of the structure reveal many intersecting lines.Further scientific study indicates that these represent type of timeline of events – past, present and future.Many of the events have been interpreted and found to coincide with known facts of the past. Others areprophesied for future generations and currently under investigation. Many believe that pyramids haveBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 supernatural powers, and this one is no exception. Some researchers even associate with its extraterrestrialbeing of the ancient past.Was it superstructure made by ordinary beings, or one built by a race far superior to any known today.1. What has research of the base reveal?A. There are racks in the foundation.B. Tomb robbers have stolen pharaoh’s body.C. The lines represent important events.D. A superior race of people built it.2. Extraterrestrial beings are ____. A. very strong workers.B. astronomers in the ancient times.C. researchers in Egyptology.D. living beings from other planets.3. What was the most probable reason for providing so many hidden passages?A. To allow the weight of the pyramid to settle evenly.B. To permit the high priests to pray atnight.C. To enable the pharaoh’s family to bring food for his journey to the afterlife.D. To keep grave robbers from finding the tomb and the treasure buried with the pharaoh.4. The word “intersecting” in line 9 is nearest in meaning to ____A. crossingB. comingC. observingD. cutting5. What do the intersecting lines in the base symbolize?A. Architect’s plans for the hidden passage. B. Pathways of the great solar body.C. Astrological computation. D. Dates of important events taking place throughout time.6. The word “prophesied” in line 12 is closest in meaning to ____A. saidB. armedC. terminatedD. foretold7. What is the best title for the passage?A. Symbolism of the Great pyramid.B. Problems with the construction of great pyramid.C. Wonders of the Great pyramid of Giza.D. Exploration of the burial chamber of Cheop.8. On what did the ancient Egyptians based their calculation?A. Observation of the celestial bodies.B. Advanced technology.C. Advanced tools of measurements.D. Knowledge of the earth’s surface.9. Why was the Great pyramid constructed?A. As a solar observatory.B. As a religious temple.C. As a tomb for the pharaoh.D. As an engineering feat.10. Why is the Great pyramid of Giza considered one of the seven wonders of the world?A. It is perfectly aligned with the 4 cardinal points of the compass and contains many prophecies.B. It was selected as the tomb of the pharaoh Cheop. C. It was built a super race. D. It is very old.Your answers:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.PART IV: WRITING. (5, 0 POINTS)I. Rewrite each of the sentences without changing its meaning, using the cue given. (1, 0 point)1. We couldn’t have managed without my father’s money.→ If it hadn’t ..............................................................................................................2. House prices have risen dramatically this year.→ There has ...............................................................................................................3. The only thing they didn’t steal was the television.→ They stole ...............................................................................................................4. He didn’t succeeded in searching for the stolen car.→ He tried in vain ......................................................................................................5. She started to clean up the house just after the guests had left.→ No sooner ...............................................................................................................6. The boy was about to cry when he was reprimanded by his mother.→ The boy was on .......................................................................................................7. People believe that the Chinese invented paper in 105 A.D.→ Paper........................................................................................................................8. As people use a lot of wood-pulp, many trees are cut down.→ The more .................................................................................................................BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 9. It takes six hours to drive from here to London.→ It is ..........................................................................................................................10. He got so angry that no one dared to say anything.→ So ............................................................................................................................II. Rewrite each of the sentences without changing its meanings, using the word given. (1, 0 point)1. If you want to see me, come here by six a.m.(PROVIDED)→ ..................................................................................................................................2. He won’t let anyone touch his records.(OBJECTS)→ ..................................................................................................................................3. He didn’t think much of the musical show yesterday.(OPINION)→ ..................................................................................................................................4. The concert was not as good as he had hoped.(EXPECTATIONS)→ ..................................................................................................................................5. We missed the beginning of the concert because we had overslept.(CONSEQUENCE)→ ..................................................................................................................................III. Write an essay (3, 0 points).Facebook dominates the free-time for too many people especially the students. It can havenegative effect on their study and the physical development.Do you agree or disagree? Write an essay (250 - 300 words) to express your opinion.SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 14)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————SECTION I – PHONETICSI.Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest in the same line. ( 5p)1.A.severalB. supposeC. decisiveD. sisterB. struggleC. bushD. interrupt2.A. muddle3.A. readyB. measureC. steakD. stealthB. behindC. mindD. find4.A. wind5.A.chaliceB. challengeC. choiceD. chemistII. Pick out the word that has the stress syllable differently from that of the other words.(5p)1.A. applicationB. certificateC. biologyD. security2. A. universityB. punctualityC. agriculturalD.mathematician3. A. identifyB. secondaryC. luxuriouslyD. majority4. A. academicB. engineeringC. availabeD.sympathetic5.A. obligatoryB. geographicalC. internationalD. undergraduateSECTION II- VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARI. Choose the best option ( A, B, C or D) to complete sentence below and write your answers in theanswer sheet.( 10p)1. She refused to eat meat under any ………………… .A. circumstancesB. occasionC. opportunityD. reason2. It was difficult to guess what he ……………. to the news would be.A. feelingsB. reactionC. capitalD. opinion3. Though badly damaged by fire, the palace was eventually …… to its original splendour.A. repairedB. renewedC. restoredD. renovated4. He didn’t know anyone at the wedding ………….. than the bride and the groom.A. exceptB. otherC. apartD. rather5. When you are an old age pensioner, you have to learn to ………… a very small income.A. live onB. live up toC. live outD. live down6. I felt so much better, my doctor ………….. me to take a holiday by the sea.A. suggestedB. consideredC. acceptedD. advised7. He said that the plane had already left and that I …………….. arrived an hour earlier.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. must haveB. had toC. should haveD. was supposed to8. Alice didn’t expect ……………. to Bill’s party.A. to askB. being askedC. to be askedD. asking9.The restaurants on the island are expensive, so it’s worth ……………… a packed lunch.A. takeB. to takeC. takingD. taken10. When the alarm went off, Mick just turned ………..…. and went back to sleep.A. downB. overC. upD. outII.Put the verb in brackets into the correct tense.( 10p)1.When he ( not arrive) ……….. by 6.00, I ( know) ………. He ( miss) ………… the bus.2. Something ( tell) ………….. me that you ( not listen) …………… to a single word I (say) ……….. in the pasttense minutes.3. Same ( not receive) ……………..…… the parcel the last time I ( speak) …………….. to him.4. When you ( feel) ……….… hungry, room service ( bring) ………….. you whatever you want.III. Give the correct forms of the words in brackets to complete the blank space. ( 10p)1.The judges describe Jones as a ….. criminal who was a danger to members of the public.HARD2. Rescue team held out little hope of finding other ………….SURVIVE3. He works for UNESCO in a purely ………….. role.ADVICE4. …………… of the new system will take several days.INSTALL5. This type of behaviour is no longer …………. acceptable.SOCIETY6. Watching television can be very ……………..EDUCATION7. Teachers must keep a record of students’ ………………..ATTEND8. Our school set up a project to ……………. the library system.COMPUTER9.The breakdown of the negotiations was not ………………..EXPECT10. Those countries are ……. on other countries for most of their food.DEPENDIV. Fill in each gap with a suitable preposition. (10 points)1.……………… behalf of the department I would like to thank you all.2. Many people expressed a strong preference …………. the original plan.3. They were refused entrance ………… the exhibition .4. He graduated …………….. York with a degree in Psychology.5. We had an argument ………….. the waiter about the bill.6. She complimented him ………….. his exellent German.7. She sacrificed everything ……………. her children.8. Sit down and make yourself ……………. home.9. He works away …………… home during the week.10. The searchers spread ………….. to over the area faster.SECTION III – READINGI.Read the following passage carefully and then answer the questions below.(10p)Traditionally the United States has been described as a melting pot, a place where the previousidentities of each immigrant group are melted down to create an intergrated, uniform society. Since the 1960s,many Americans have rejected the melting pot metaphor in favour of the image of the mosaic, a picturecreated by assembling many small stones or tiles. In a mosaic, each peace retains its own distinctive identity,while contributing to a larger design. Advocates of the mosaic metaphor assert that it better represents thediverse multicultural society of the United States. Today, may Americans value their immigrant heritage as animportant part of their identity. More recent immigrant groups from Asia, such as Vietnamese Americans andKorean Americans, have established communities alongside those populated by the descendants of Europeanimmigrants, such as French Americans, German Americans, Irish Americans and Italian Americans.1.Why has the United States often been described as a melting pot?2. Why have people been in favour of the image of the “ mosaic”?3. What does the word “mosaic” mean?4. What have immigrant groups from Asia done to maintain their identity?5. Name some recent immigrant groups from Asia in the United States?II.Read the following passage and then choose the most suitable word for each space. (10 p)CAR CATCHES FIREThree people jumped ……………( 1) a car on a busy Oxford road after a fire started under the bonnet thismorning. They were just able to rescue their possessions before the car burst into …………..(2). Mr. PeterCollins, 25, of Wey Road, Berinsfield …………….(3) his Avenger astate car home ………….(4) work with twoBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 friends when he noticed smoke coming into the car. He stopped, …………(5) was unable to open the bonnet.He poured a bottle of water over the radiator where the smoke was coming from, but could not put out theflames. He then ………… (6) to get fire extinguishers from a nearby…………(7) , but ………….(8) also failed tohave any effect. ……….(9) he telephoned for a ……..(10) , but by the time it arrived, the car was totally burnedout.1. A. intoB. onC. out ofD. over2. A. flamesB. petrolC. smokeD. sparks3. A.droveB. has drivenC. was drivingD. was driven4. A. toB. fromC. atD. in5.A. butB. becauseC. althoughD. so6. A. wanderedB. jumpedC. walkedD. ran7.A. hospitalB. garageC.libraryD. swimming pool8. A. thisB. thoseC. thatD. these9. A. At lengthB. FinallyC. At the endD. Terminally10. A. police carB. ambulanceC. taxiD. fire engineIII.Read the passage below carefully. Then choose the correct answer: A, B, C or D that best answersthe question about the passage. (5p)When we were in England last year, I went fishing with my friend, Peter. Early in the morning we weresitting quietly by the side of the lake when we had an unpleasant surprise. We saw a duck come along withthree ducklings padding cheerfully behind her. As we watched them, there was a sudden swirl in the water. Wecaught a glimpse of the vicious jaws of a pike- a fish which is rather like a freshwater shark- and one of theducklings was dragged below the surface.This incident made Peter furious. He vowed to catch the pike. On three successive mornings wereturned to the vicinity and used several different kinds of bait. On the third day Peter was lucky. Using anartificial frog as bait, he managed to hook the monster. There was a desperate fight but Peter was determinedto capture the pike and succeeded. When he had got it ashore and killed it, he wieghed the fish and found thatit scaled nearly thirty pounds- a record for that district.1.Why do you think Peter was sitting quietly by the lake ?A. He was watching the ducks.C. He was waiting for the pike to appear.B. He wasn’t very talkative.D. He was fishing2. To what does surprise in line 3 probably refer?A. to the duck.B. to the ducklings. C. to the action of the pike.D. to the time of the day.3. What were Peter’s feelings about the incident two days later?A. He caught and killed the pike.C. He vowed that he would catch the remaining ducklingsB. He remained determined to catch the pike.D. He caught a frog and used it as bait for the pike.4. How much was the pike worth?A. about thirty pounds.B. about two hundred and forty dollars.C. the passage contains no information on this point.D. the passage says that the fish scaled nearlythirty pound.5. Which of the following titles best sums up the whole passage?A. Mysterious disappearance of ducklings. C. Record pike caught by an angry fisherman.B. Revenge on a duck.D. Huge pike caught by fisherman after desperate struggleat sea.Section IV – writingI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentenceprinted before it (5 points).1. But for your unsuspected talents as a mechanic, he would have been stranded there for hours.- If …………………………………………………………………………………………2. Let’s invite the Browns to the party on Sunday.- He suggested ……………………………………………………………………………..3. The only thing that prevented the passing of the bill was the death of the Prime Minister.- Had it not ..………………………….……………………………………………………….4. I’ve forgotten that commentator’s name but he’s very well-known.- That commentator, …………………………………………………………………………..5. I only recognised him when he came into the light.- Not until ……………………………….……………………………………………………..BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 II. Using the word given and other words, complete the sencond sentence so that it has a similarmeaning to the first sentence. (5points)1.There’s no point in asking George to help. (WORTH)- It ………………………………………………………….Gerge to help.2. The last time I saw him was when I lived in London. ( SINCE)- I …………………………………….. I lived in London.3. I don’t normally go into town by car. ( USED)- I ……………………………………………into town by car.4. Nobody plays this piece as beautifully as he does. (MORE)- He plays this piece………………………………………………….else.5. I couldn’t go to work because of the transport strike. ( PREVENTED)- I ……………………………………………to work by the transport strike.III. Using the cues below to complete each sentence of the following passage. (5p)1.Teacher/ Day/ Vietnam/ fall/ twenty/ November/ each year.........................................................................................................................................................................2. General/ it / be/ mean/ schoolchildren/ show/ appreciation/ teacher/ who/ guide/ in/ study.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3. In / a/ time/ forget/ bad/ experience/ student/ have/ teacher/ scold/ punish.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………4. Students/ give/ teacher/ flower/ small/ gift.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5. Small/ party/ hold/ and/ there/ be/ atmosphere/ fun/ amusement/ school.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………IV. Writing an essay (10p)Living in a tranditional family of three or four generations has both advantages and disadvantages. What doyou think of that matter? Write an essay of about 180- 200 words to support your points.SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC-----------THE END------------KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 15)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————I/ READING:PART 1: Choose the word or phrase ( A, B, C or D). Write your answers in the spaces bellow. Number 0is an example ( 2 ms )0. The … A …….-hour accident caused chaos for the local motorists yesterdayevening.A. rushB. highC. trafficD. heavy1. The unemployment rate of the area ……………..every year until 2003 then started to fall.A. raisedB. roseC. droppedD. decreased2. It is gravity……………………objects towards the earth.A. pullingB. to pullC. what pullsD. that pulls3. …………problems in sailing in tropical seas is the coral reefs.A. One of the biggestB.The biggest oneC. Of the biggest oneD. There are thebiggest4. ……………foreign languages requires great effort.A. LearnB. LearningC. To learn itD. Learnt5. "I am tired"“ ……… ”A. Me tooB. Also meC. For me the sameD. I also6. I’m really not satisfied with the way you have …………………the situation.A. dealtB. handledC. doneD. fingered7. We may win, we may lose- It is just the ………………..of the draw.A. strikeB. oddsC. chanceD. luck8. War is ……………as open-armed conflict between countries or factions within countries.A. delineatedB. declaredC. defaultedD. defined9. I hope you won’t take it…………………if I suggest an alternative remedy.A. offenceB. amissC. upsetD. most10. Claims for compensation could ………………… run into billions of pounds.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. farB. muchC. wellD. mostYOUR ANSWERS: 0 ………….A……1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .6…………………7……………………….8……………………….9……………………10………………..PART 2: Complete the spaces with A, AN, THE or (No article). Write your answers in the spacesbellow. Number 0 is an example (1 m)0: Jason’s father bought him ………..bicycle that he had wantedfor his birthday.Countries around (1) ……………….world have begun to deal with (2) …………………problem in various ways.Some countries, in (3) …………….effort to circumvent the problem, have allocated large amounts of land toanimal reserves. They then charge admission prices to help defray the costs of maintaining (4) ………parks, and they often must also depend on (5) ……………..world organizations for support.YOUR ANSWERS: 0 ………….the……1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5………………..PART 3: Give the correct preposition. Write your answers in the spaces bellow. Number 0 is anexample (1 m)0. It is very good ……….you to volunteer to help the poor.1. I’m sure you are capable …………passing the exam.2. He is not aware ………….the dangers of smoking.3. Many Vietnamese students have difficulty …………… learning English.4. I get very annoyed ………………..people who don’t queue at bus stop.5. If you have any complaints , tell me ………my face. I can’t stand people who do things behind my back.YOUR ANSWERS: 0 ………….of……1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .PART 4: Give the correct forms and tenses of the verbs in brackets. Write your answers in the spacesbellow. Number 0 is an example (1 m)0. Her (get) ……………..sick was not expected.1. She took a risk investing money with them. I’d rather she (not do) ………………..it.2. He (not catch) …………………cold if he would not have walked in the rain so long.3. I'll wait until he (finish)………………………….. his novel.4. By next month I (leave) …………………………….for India.5. He volunteered ( help) …………………… us.YOUR ANSWERS: 0 ………….getting……1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .PART 5: Choose the word which best fits each gap of the passage.Write your answers in thespaces bellow. (2ms)Although all Americans do not (1) ....... the same way, their speech has enough in common thatAmerican English can be recognized as a (2) …… of English distinct from British English, Australian Englishand other national varieties. American English has grown up with the country. It began to (3) ........ from BritishEnglish during its colonial beginnings and (4) ........ regional differences and ethnic flavor. Today it (5)…….other languages and other varieties of English because it is the medium by which the attractions ofAmerican culture - its literature, (6) ........pictures and television programs - are transmitted to the world.All speakers of English (7)........ a common linguistic system and a basic set of words. But AmericanEnglish (8) ......... from British English, Australian English and other national varieties in many of itspronunciations, words, spellings and grammatical (9) ........ Words or phrases of American (10) ....... and thoseused in America but not so much elsewhere, are called Americanisms.1.A. sayB. speakC. talkD. tell2.A. alterationB. changeC. varietyD. variation3.A. divergeB. divertC. digressD. depress4.A. enquiredB. inquiredC. requiredD. acquired5.A. affluenceB. fluencyC. influencesD. nuances6.A. motionB. movingC. movementD. removing7.A. haveB. bearC. tearD. share8.A. differentiatesB. differsC. changesD. alters9.A. constructionsB. buildingC. pointsD. syntax10. A. birthB. sourceC. originD. traditionBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 YOUR ANSWERS:1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .6…………………7……………………….8……………………….9……………………10……………….. .PART 6: Fill in each blank with one suitable word.Write your answers in the spaces bellow.(2ms)Is Photography Dead?For a long time in the past photography was not regarded as an art. It was simply a skill and it wascriticized for being too mechanical and not creative enough. At last, however, photography is now accepted asa unique and very important (1)........of art.The photograph's claim to be an objective record of reality is now seriously challenged, and theimportant function of photography in modern-day society is consequently (2) ......threat. The threat hassuddenly become all the more serious as more and more photographers are (3)....... to the new technologywhich computers offer. Moreover, a (n) (4) ........ number of colleges have now begun to offer (5) ....... incomputer imaging. All these developments (6)........ a disturbing question. Is photography, as we know(7).......dead?In spite of its complete transformation by new technological developments, however, photography willcontinue to play a (8) ........role in our culture. Although it may no longer (9)........ to be realistic, modernphotography can continue to provide us with fresh visral (10) .........about ourselves and the world in which welive.YOUR ANSWERS:1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .6…………………7……………………….8……………………….9……………………10……………….. .PART 7: Read the passage below carefully and choose the best answer. Write your answers in thespaces bellow. (2ms)Langston Hughes was one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. He was born inJoplin, Missouri, and moved to Cleveland at the age of 14. Several years later he spent one year in Mexicobefore attending Columbia University in New York. For a few years after that, he roamed the world as aseaman, visiting ports around the world and writing some poetry. He returned to the United States andattended Lincoln University, where he won the Witter Bynner Prize for undergraduate poetry. After graduatingin 1928, he traveled to Spain and to Russia with the help of a Guggenheim fellowship. His novels include Notwithout Laughter (1930) and The Big Sea (1940). He wrote an autobiography in 1956 and also publishedseveral collections of poetry. The collections include The Weary Blues (1926), The Dream Keeper (1932),Shakespeare in Harlem (1942), Fields of Wonder (1947), One Way Ticket (1947), and Selected Poems (1959)A man of many talents, Hughes was also a lyricist, librettist, and a journalist. As an older man in the 1960s, hespent much of his time collecting poems from Africa and from African-Americans to popularize black writers.Hughes is one of the most accomplished writers in American literary history, and he is seen as one of theartistic leaders of the Harlem Renaissance, the period when a neighborhood that was predominantly blackproduced a flood of great literature, music, and other art forms depicting daily city life for African-Americans.1. What is the main topic of this passage? A. The life of Langston HughesB. The HarlemRenaissanceC. African-American writersD. American twentieth-century writers2 .Where was Langston Hughes born?A. SpainB. New YorkC. MissouriD. North Carolina3. As used in the passage, which of the following words could best replace the word "ports"?A. IslandsB. ShipsC. Friends.D. Harbors4. To which of the following movements might Shakespeare in Harlem refer?A. The Civil WarB. The Harlem Riots C. The Harlem Renaissance D. The Civil RightsMovement5. What provided Hughes with assistance for his travel to Spain and Russia?A. His job as a reporterB. His career as a soldier C. A literary fellowship D. A college studyprogram6. The word "talents" in the passage could be replaced by which of the following?A DesiresB. AbilitiesC. StrategiesD. Careers7. According to the author, what did Hughes do during the later years of his life?A. Write short storiesB. Popularize African-American writersBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 C. Advocate racial equality.D. Write about life in Harlem8. Which of the following could best replace the word "accomplished" as used in the passage?A SuccessfulB. ProlificC. BrilliantD. Imaginative9. Which of the following can best substitute for the word "depicting" in the passage?A. CongratulatingBlessingC. ScreeningD. Portraying10. According to the passage, Langston Hughes was all of the following EXCEPT:A A novelistB. A poetC. A historianD. A journalism.YOUR ANSWERS:1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .6…………………7……………………….8……………………….9……………………10……………….. .PART 8: Fill each blank with a suitable word or phrase.Write your answers in the spaces bellow. (2ms)1. The car can't have broken down. I........................serviced last week.2. If I..........................situation, I certainly wouldn't have had the courage to do what you did.3. Although he had a difficult time during the war, it............................harm.4. It's no..........................the cold and wet, you'll just have to put up with it.5. I won't have .............................. their cars in the street outside the entrance to my house!6. In times of hardship we have to learn to do.................................some basic necessities.7. I'm................................death of spiders!8. I heard the thunder...............................in the distance.9. He's been...................................weather for ages and still isn't back at work.10. We made the uniforms ourselves as we couldn't ………………..made.YOUR ANSWERS:1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .6…………………7……………………….8……………………….9……………………10………………..II. WRITING:PART 1: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same assentence printed before it. (2ms) EXAMPLE: “They would be very disappointed if you did not come,” theman said to his daughter.The man told his daughter (that) they would be very disappointed if she did not come.1. “I am happy you have passed the final exams. Congratulations!” Tom said to me.Tom congratulated ……………………………………………………………………………….2. You ‘d better not swim too far from the shore,” the lifeguard said to usThe lifeguard advised ……………………………………………………………………………3. Birth rates have fallen sharply recently.There …………………………………………………………………………………………….4. I didn’t hear the news until the next day.It was not …………………………………………………………………………………………5. Although it rain torrentially all day, we all enjoyed the excursion.Despite ………………………………………………………………………………………….PART 2:Write a new sentence using the word in brackets. Do not alter the word in any way (2ms)1. He may choose to take early retirement. (option)……………………………………………………………………………2. He didn’t take any part in the conversation. (contribute)…………………………………………………………………………….3. We lose our way because the signposts were confusing. ( which)……………………………………………………………………………..4. He likes to be addressed as “Professor”. (call)……………………………………………………………………………..5. She always has a good relationship with the children. (gets)……………………………………………………………………………..PART 3: Write an essay about 200 words on the following topic:What measures do you take in order to reduce air and water pollution in your city? (3ms)SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 ————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCB. PHONETICS (5 points).16. A. community17. A. continue18. A. medicines19. A. preservation20. A. exhausted(ĐỀ LUYỆN 16)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————Choose the word that has a different stress pattern from the others.B. developingC. conditionerD. interestedB. importanceC. differentD. directedB. oppositeC. pollutionD. capableB. inspirationC. disposableD. popularityB. atmosphereC. suspectD. computerC. 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.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 42. A lot of plants and animals could be used as medicines against cancer, AIDS, heart diseases and other____________ (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?ABCD49. 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 most suitablefor each blank. There are more words than blanks, so you don’t need all of them. (5 points).A. terribleB. sizeC. hopeD. wrongE. looseF. problemG. wantChoosing clothes can be difficult. Some people (51)________ to be fashionable, but they don’t want to lookexactly like everybody else. Not all clothes are suitable for work or school, perhaps because they are notformal enough, or simply not comfortable. It is easy to buy the (52)_________ size, and find that your trousersare too tight, especially if you are a little bit overweight. Very (53)________ clothes make you feel slim, butwhen they have shrunk in the washing machine, then you have the same (54)________! If you buy light cottonclothes, then they might not be warm enough for winter. If your shoes are not tight, and if you aren’t dressedfor 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)________as 1958about half of the public schools in the United States had no libraries at all. The number of public schoollibraries increased dramatically (57)_______ the federal government passed the Elementary and SecondaryEducation Act of 1965, ( 58)_______ provided funds for school districts to improve their education programsand facilities, including their libraries. (59) ________, many educators claim that since the legislation waspassed federal spending has not increased sufficiently to meet the rising (60)______ of new librarytechnologies 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, thelibraries of the public schools tend to reflect the (62) ______ capabilities of the communities in which they arelocated. 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 areashouse their libraries in ordinary classrooms or in small rooms. The libraries in such areas are generally staffedby volunteers, who organize and (65) ______ books that are often out-of-date, irrelevant, or damaged.56. A. freshlyB. recentlyC. frequentlyD. newly57. A. thoughB. withC. duringD. when58. A. thatB. whoC. whichD. this59. A. NeverthelessB. ThereforeC. ConsequentlyD. Otherwise60. A. fineB. feeC. costD. sum61. A. goB. comeC. relyD. stay62. A. educationalB. economicalC. politicalD. financialBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 63. A. for64. A. country65. A. attainB. withB. converseB. obtainC. onC. contrastC. containD. byD. conflictD. maintainIII. 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, like that of freshmilk, was very limited; there was no way to prevent spoilage. But in 1810, a French inventor named NicolasAppert developed the cooking-and-sealing process of canning. And in the 1850’s an American named GailBorden developed a means of condensing and preserving milk. Canned goods and condensed milk becamemore common during the 1860’s, but supplies remained low because cans had to be made by hand. By 1880,however, inventors had fashioned stamping and soldering machines that mass-produced cans from tinplate.Suddenly all kinds of food could be preserved and bought at all times 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 great distances andto preserve them for longer periods. Thus, by the 1890’s, northern city dwellers could enjoy southern andwestern strawberries, grapes, and tomatoes, previously available for a month at most, for up to six months ofthe year. In addition, increased use of iceboxes enabled families to store perishables. As easy means ofproducing ice commercially had been invented in the 1870’s, and by 1900 the nation had more than twothousand commercial ice plants, most of which made home deliveries. The icebox became a fixture in mosthomes and remained so until the mechanized refrigerator replaced it in the 1920’s and 1930’s.Almost everyone now had a more diversified diet. Some people continued to eat mainly foods that wereheavily in starches or carbohydrates, and not everyone could afford meat. Nevertheless, many families couldtake advantage of previously unavailable fruits, vegetables, and dairy products to achieve more 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. WritingBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentencesprinted 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......................................................................................................................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/ afew 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--------------SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 1…. - THPT NĂM HỌC 201… - 201…(ĐỀ LUYỆN 17)ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————Part I: Choose the best answer among A, B, C or D.1. Our holiday was_________ by the weather.A. spoiltB. damagedC. overcomeD. wasted2. The_________ charged by the architect for the plans of the new building were unusually high.A. hireB. priceC. feesD. sum3. He_________ his son of the dangers of driving too fast in his new carA. warnedB. rememberedC. threatenedD. concerned4. The child was_________ by a lorry on the safety crossing in the main street.A. knocked outB. run acrossC. run outD. knocked down5. When Ali arrived in London he spent all his time_________ and visited all the important museums andbuildings.A. sight-seeingB. travelingC. lookingD. touring6. If you want a cheap air ticket you must_________ well in advance.A. bookB. engageC. reserveD. buy7. His sister was full of_________ for the way in which he had so quickly learned to drive a car.A. prideB. admirationC. surpriseD. jealousy8. He asked if we would_________ to share the room.A. acceptB. considerC. agreeD. approve9. I wondered whether you would like to_________ to the theater tomorrow.A. visitB. go awayC. go outD. walk out10. _________ I would like to say how pleased I am to be here.A. PrimarilyB. ForemostC. EarliestD. First11. The independent arbitrator managed to_________ the confrontation between the union and theemployers.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. refuseB. confuseC. refuteD. defuse12. When I heard the footsteps behind me I was_________ that I would be attacked.A. horrifiedB. terror-struckC. terrorizedD. terrified13. His illness made him_________ of concentration.A. incompetentB. unableC. incapableD. powerless14. Has the committee_________ a decision yet?A. doneB. madeC. arrivedD. voted15. I am a bit hungry. I think_____________ something to eat.A. I’ll haveB. I’ll be havingC. I’m going to haveD. I’m having16. What do you plan to do when you_____________ your course at college?A. finishB. will finishC. have finishedD. is going tofinish17. Where_____________? Which hairdresser did you go to?A. did you cut your hairB. have you cut your hair C. did you have cut your hairD. did youhave your hair cut18. ‘Shall I stay here?’ ~ ‘I’d rather_____________ with us’.A. you comeB. you to comeC. you would comeD. you came19. I_____________ saying what I think.A. believeB. believe inC. believe forD. believe when20. Somebody ran in front of the car as I was driving. Fortunately I_____________ just in time.A. could stopB. could have stoppedC. managed to stopD. must be able tostopPart II: The passage below contains 10 mistakes. Underline the mistakes and write their correct formsin the space provided in the column on the right. (0) has been done as an example.Traditional, mental tests have been divided into two types. 0. traditional → traditionallyAchievement tests are designed to measure acquiring skills and 1. _____________________knowledge, particularly those that have been explicitness taught. The 2. _____________________proficiency exams required by few states for high school graduation 3. _____________________are achievement tests. Aptitude tests are designed and measure a 4. _____________________person’s ability to acquire new skills but knowledge. For example, 5. _____________________vocation aptitude tests can help you decide whether you would do 6. _____________________better like a mechanic or musician. However, all mental tests are in 7. _____________________some sense achievement tests because they assumption some sort 8. _____________________of past learning or experience with certainly objects, words, or 9. _____________________situations. The difference between achievement and aptitude tests is 10. _____________________the degree and intention use.PartIII: Give the correctform of the words in brackets tofillin the blanks.Dark black clouds in a dull sky meant one thing and one thing only: there was going to be a (1.thunder)….. Notone of us had brought an umbrella, or even a (2.rain)……. So when Jack suggested we should go to amuseum, we all agreed immediately. As we had been (3. shop)………all morning we were now feeling verytired, it would be a (4. pleasant)………...to sit down. We took a bus and arrived just as large shops of rain werebeginning to fall.The museum was quite (5.desert)……and very peaceful. We sat down in the main hall and listened to the rain(6. beat)…….against the windows.Suddenly, there was a great (7. disturb)……..at the (8. enter)……… a large party of schoolboys were (9. lead)………in by a teacher. The poor man was trying to keep them quiet and threatening to punish them, but theydid not pay the (10.slight)……. attention.Section B: ReadingPart I: Read the following passage and choose the best answer to fill in the blanks. Fill each numberedblank with one suitable word from the list given below.The shark is a meat- eating fish and one of the most feared animals of the sea. Scientists (1)………… about250 species of fish as sharks. These fish live in oceans (2)………..the world, but they are most common inwarm seas.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Sharks (3)………….greatly in size and habits. Whale sharks, the largest kind of shark, may grow 60 feetlong. A whale shark weighs up to 15 tons, more than twice (4)…………….much as an African elephant. Thesmallest shark may (5)…………..only 4 inches long and weigh less than 1 ounce. Some kinds of sharks live inthe depths of the ocean, but (6)……………are found near the surface. Some species live in coastal waters, butothers (7)……………far out at sea. A few species can even live in (8)…………..water.All sharks are carnivores (meat- eaters). Most of them eat (9)…………fish, including other sharks. A shark’sonly natural enemy is a large shark. Sharks eat their prey whole, or they tear off large chunks of flesh. Theyalso (10)………………..on dead or dying animals.1. A. classifyB. divideC. organizeD. arrange2. A. allB. throughC. throughoutD. over3. A. growB. riseC. evolveD. vary4. A. asB. soC. veryD. exactly5. A. stretchB. measureC. developD. expand6. A. some othersB. othersC. different kindsD. some sharks7. A. dwellB. existC. emigrateD. migrate8. A. freshB. sweetC. lightD. clear9. A. uncookedB. liveC. livelyD. alive10. A. eatB. swallowC. existD. feedPart II: Fill in each blank with a suitable word to fill in the blanks.Vitamins are substances required for the proper functioning of the body. In this century, thirteenvitamins have been (1)…………A lack of any vitamins in a person’s body can cause illness. In some cases, an excess of vitamins can also(2)…………to illness. For example, sailors in the past were prone to (3)…………from scurvy that is a diseaseresulting from the lack of vitamin C. It causes bleeding of the gum, loss of teeth and skin rashes. Sailors sufferfrom scurvy because they did not eat fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables (4)…………vitamin C whichis necessary for good (5)…………Vitamin B complex is composed of eight different vitamins. A lack of any of these vitamins will lead todifferent (6)…………For instance, a person who has too little vitamin B1 will suffer from beri-beri, a diseasethat causes heart problems and mental (7)…………A lack of vitamin B2 results in eye and skin problems whiledeficiency of vitamin B6 causes problems of the nervous system. Too little vitamin B12 will cause anemia. The(8)…………that vitamin deficiencies caused certain diseases led doctors to cure people suffering from theseillnesses by giving them doses of the (9)……...vitamins.Today, vitamins are (10)…………in the form of pills and can easily be bought at any pharmacy.Part III: Read the following passage and answer the questions by choosing the best answer among A,B, C or D.Over the past 600 years, English has grown from a language of few speakers to become the dominantlanguage of international communication. English as we know it today emerged around 1350, after havingincorporated many elements of French that were introduced following the Norman invasion of 1066. Until the1600s, English was, for the most part, spoken only in England and had not extended even as far as Wales,Scotland, or Ireland. However, during the course of the next two centuries, English began to spread around theglobe as a result of exploration, trade (including slave trade), colonization, and missionary work. That smallenslaves of English speakers became established and grew in various parts of the world. As thesecommunities proliferated, English gradually became the primary language of international business, banking,and diplomacy.Currently, more than 80 percent of the information stored on computer systems worldwide is in English. Twothirds of the world’s science writing is in English, and English is the main language of technology, advertising,media, international airports, and air traffic controllers. Today there are 700 million English users in the world,and over half of these are nonnative speakers, constituting the largest number of nonnative users of anylanguage in the world.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 1. What is the main topic of the passage?A. The number of nonnative users of English.B. The French influence on the English language.C. The expansion of English as an internatonal language.D. The use of English for science and tecnology.2. English began to be used beyond England approximately.............................A. in 1066B. around 1350C. before 1600D. after 16003. According to the passage, all of the following contributed to the spread of English around the world EXCEPT.....................................A. the slave tradeB. the Norman invasionC. missionaries.D. colonization4. Which of the following statements is NOT true?A. Most of the information stored on computer systems is in English.B. Only one thirds of the world’s science writing is in languages other than English.C. English is the only language used in technology, and advertising.D. International airports and air controllers use mostly English.5. According to the passage, approximately how many nonnative users of English are there in the world today?A. A quarter millionB. Half a millionC. 350 millionD. 700 million.Part IV: Read the passage then choose the best sentences A-K to fill in each gap. There is one extrasentence which you do not need to use:BITTER WATER HITS THE BIG TIMEChocolate, which has its origins in South America, is now part of a multi-million pound worldwidebusiness.At Easter, British people spend over $230 million on chocolate. A massive eight per cent of allchocolate is bought at this time.(1)____. Although the large scale industrial production of chocolate began in the last century, thecacao plant was first cultivated by the Aztec, Toltec and Mayan civilizations of Central America over threethousand years ago.The cacao tree is an evergreen, tropical plant which is found in Africa, South and Central America, theWest Indies and South East Asia. The fruit of this tree is melon-sized and contains 20-40 seeds. (2)____. InEnglish – speaking countries, they are called cocoa beans. This is a misspelling from the 17th century whenthey were also called cacoa and cocao beans.The Aztecs used cocoa beans as money. (3)____. This is from the world in the Aztec language,Nahuatl, meaning “bitter water”. (4)____. The Spanish found the drink more palatable mixed with cinnamonand sugar, but the recipe did not spread to the rest of Europe for another century. In the late 17th century,chocolate houses were set up in Europe’s capital cities, where people gathered to drink chocolate.(5)____. But in 1826, CJ van Houten of the Netherlands invented chocolate powder. (6)____.The age of the chocolate bar as we know it began in 1847 when a Bristol company, Fry and Sons,combined cocoa butter with pure chocolate liquor and sugar to produce a solid block that you could eat.(7)____.At the turn of the century, the British chocolate market was dominated by French companies. In 1879the English company Cadbury even named their Birmingham factory Bournville (ville is the French word fortown) in the hope that a little glamour would rub off. But then came Cadbury’s famous Dairy Milk bar whichbegan life as a Dairymaid in 1905. (8)____.It seems that, for the time being at least, chocolate intake in Britain has established at about four barseach week. (9)____. The latest market trick is the so-called “extended line”. This is when the humble chocolatebar becomes an ice cream, a soft drink or a dessert, to tempt chocoholics who have grown tired ofconventional snacks.At the other end of the production process, cacao farmers are still feeling the effects of a crash incocoa bean prices at the end of 1980s. (10)____. Perhaps you could spare a thought for them as you munchyour next chocolate bars.A. This was made by extracting most of the cocoa butter from the crushed beans.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 B. A Swiss company then introduced milk solids to the process which gave us milk chocolate.C. They also used them to make a drink called xocoatl.D. Until the last century, the chocolate drink was made from solid blocks of chocolate which had to bemelted down in hot water.E. When dried they become cacao beans, which can be used to make chocolate.F. Clever advertising which associated it with the healthy qualities of milk from the English countrysidequickly established the bar as a rival to the more decadent French brands.G. British manufacturers include up to 5 per cent vegetable fat in their chocolate, something forbiddenelsewhere.H. As most cacao farmers operate on a very small scale, many were forced out of business.I. This has forced manufacturers to look for new ways to attract customers.J. In Aztec times the chocolate drink was flavored with spices and used on ceremonial occasions and forwelcoming visitors.K. Only at Christmas do people eat more of the cocoa-based foodstuffs.Section C: WritingPart I: Rewrite the following sentences so that they have a similar meaning with the first one.1. “Don’t forget to phone the police”, she saidShe reminded him .................................................. .................................................. .........2. It is believed that the man escaped in a stolen car.The man............................................... .................................................. ...................3. A small church lies at the foot of the hill.At the foot .................................................. .................................................. .....................4. If you changed your mind, you’ll be welcome to join our club .Were you .................................................. .................................................. ......................5. We don’t have to do so many things to please him.It is .................................................. .................................................. .................................6. I’m sure he didn’t do it by himself.He................................................ .................................................. ........................................7. He can’t afford to go to America this summer.He doesn’t .................................................. .................................................. ......................8. Timmy has become confident as a result of his success .Timmy’s success has turned............................................ ................................................9. I haven't seen my uncle for a long time.It's a long time .................................................. .................................................. ....................10. She dances beautifully and she sings sweetly, too.Not only .................................................. .................................................. .............................Part II: Finish the second sentence so that it means the same as the first one , using the word in capitalletters which must not be altered in any way :1. You should think about the price before you decide whether to buy it or not. (consideration)→………………………………………………………………………………………….2. People don’t want to buy cars with large engines any more. (call)→………………………………………………………………………………………….3. Twenty years ago this region produced twice as much coal as it does now.(halved)→………………………………………………………………………………………….4. The prime minister in unlikely to call an early general election. (likelihood)→………………………………………………………………………………………….5. The policeman acted quickly and averted an accident (prompt)→………………………………………………………………………………………….Part III: Write a composition (300 words) about the following topic:BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 How do movies and television influence people’s behavior? Use reasons and specific examples tosupport your answer.ĐÁP ÁN VÀ HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM KỲ THI HỌC SINH GIỎINĂM HỌC 2013- 2014Môn thi: Tiếng Anh- lớp 12Section A: Grammar & Vocabulary (40điểm)Part I (1x 20= 20 điểm)Câu123456ACADAACâu111213141516DDCBAAPart II (1 x 10 = 10 điểm)1. acquiring → acquired6. vocation → vocational2. explicitness → explicitly7. like → as3. few → a few8. assumption → assume4. and → to9. certainly → certain5. but → to10. intention → intendedPart III (1 x 10 = 10 điểm)7B17D8A18D9. B10. D9C19B10D20C1. thunderstorm2. raincoat3. shopping4. pleasure5. deserted6. beating7. disturbance8. entrance9. led10. slightestSection B: Reading (35 điểm)Part I ( 1x 10 = 10 điểm)1. A2. C 3. D 4. A5. BPart II (1x 10 = 10 điểm)6. B7. A8. A1.discovered2. lead3. suffer4. contain5. health6. diseases7. disorders8. knowledge9. necessary10. availableBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Part III (1x 5= 5 điểm)1. C2. D3. BPart IV (1x 10= 10 điểm)1.K2.E3.C4.J5.D4. C6.A`5. C7.B8.F9.I10HSection C: Writing (25 điểm)Part I (1x 10 = 10 điểm)1. She reminded him to phone the police.2. The man is believed to have escaped in a stolen car3. At the foot of the hill lies a small church4. Were you to change you mind, you’ll be welcome to join our club.5. It is unnecessary to do so many things to please him.6. He can’t have done it by himself.7. He doesn’t have enough money to go to America this summer.8. Timmy’s success has turned him into a confident person.9. It’s a long time since I last saw my uncle/ I saw my uncle for the last time.10. Not only does she dance beautifully but she also sings sweetly.Part II (1x 5= 5 điểm)1. You should take the price into consi…..2. there is no(longer any)/ there isn’t much call for cars……..3 .coal production/ the coal produced in this region has been halved in the 20 years.4. there is little likelihood. The likelihood………is small of the PM calling an…/that the PM will call a…….5. The policeman’s prompt action averted/ the prompt action of the policeman averted……..Part III (10 điểm) – Giám khảo tự cho điểm, yêu cầu:- Thí sinh phải xác định được ảnh hưởng của phim và truyền hình đối với cách ứng xử của con người,cả về mặt tích cực lẫn tiêu cực- Nêu được 2- 3 ý nhỏ cho mỗi ý lớn- Văn viết trôi chảy, diễn đạt gãy gọn (dùng cấu trúc đơn giản nhưng diễn đạt rõ ý)- Sai không quá 5 lỗi nhỏ (về từ vựng, ngữ pháp, dùng từ…..) thì không trừ điểmBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT .......————————ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 - THPT NĂM HỌC2014- 2015ĐỀ 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 eachsentence. Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answersheet. (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. experimentsC. 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 leavesat 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 readB. 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 oneunderlined word or phrase that would not be acceptable standard written English. Write youranswers on your answer sheet. (20 pts)1. Draft horses are the tallest, most powerful and heavy group of horses.ABCD2. 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.ABCD5. Working all night long, Jim felt extreme hungry and just wanted to have a sandwich.ABCDBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 6. Harmony, melody and rhythm are important elements in mostly forms of music.ABCD7. 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 the tropic jungles. They live in roaring streams and in quiet (3)_____ rivers. Some fish make longjourneys (4) ____ the ocean. Others spend most of their life buried in sand on the ocean (5) ______. Mostfish can’t (6)_____ water; yet some survive for months in dried-up riverbeds.Fish have enormous importance (7)____ man. They provide food for millions of people. Fishermencatch them for sports, and many people (8)____ them as pets. Fish are also important in the balance ofnature. They eat plants and animals and in turn, become (9)____ for plants and animals. Fish thus helpkeep in (10 ) _____ the total number of plants and animals on the earth.II. Choose the most suitable answer from the four options marked A, B, C and D to complete each ofthe numbered gaps 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 'rundown'. People generally 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'soften difficult to (4)______ whether they are true or not. For example, if you ask people with colds whetherthey are feeling run down, they are (5)_______ certain to say yes. People without colds are more likely tosay no. So, how do you (6)______ if it's the cold that is making them (7)_____ run down or the fact that theyare run down that is making them more likely to catch a cold? Now it seems there is a scientific answer tothis question. And answer is yes - if you are run down or under stress, you are more likely to catch a cold.Scientists at the Common Cold Research Centre ran a series of tests. They got volunteers without colds toattend 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 coldvirus and left to see whether they developed a cold. After many people had been tested, the researcherslooked for a (9)____ between the measured stress level and the chances of catching a cold. They found thatthe higher the stress, the more likely the person was to catch a cold. At the moment it is not known whystress makes someone more likely to become ill, but now (10)_____ the link has been found, researchersmight be able to investigate further. They may even find different ways of combating 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 your answer 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 Americawere building with adobe-sun-baked brick plastered with mud. Their homes looked remarkably like modernapartment houses. Some were four stories high and contained quarters for perhaps a thousand people,along with storerooms for grain and other goods. These buildings were usually put up against cliffs, both tomake construction easier and for defense against enemies. They were really villages in themselves, as laterSpanish explorers must have realized since they called them “pueblos”, which is Spanish for towns. Thepeople of the pueblos raised what are called “the three sisters”- corn, beans, and squash. They madeexcellent pottery and wove marvelous baskets, some so fine that they could hold water. The Southwest hasalways 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 theirreligion. They developed elaborate ceremonies and religious rituals to bring rain. The way of life of less –BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 settled groups was simpler and more strongly influenced by nature. Small tribes such as the Shoshone andUte wandered the dry and mountainous lands between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Theygathered seeds and hunted small animals such as rabbits and snakes. In the Far North the ancestors oftoday’s Inuit hunted seals, walruses, and the great whales. They lived right on the frozen seas in shelterscalled igloos built of blocks of packed snow. When summer came, they fished for salmon and hunted thelordly caribou. The Cheyenne, Pawnee and Sioux tribes, known as the Plains Indians, lived on thegrasslands between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. They hunted bison, commonly calledthe buffalo. Its meat was the chief food of these tribes, and its hide was used to make their clothing and thecovering 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 advanced C. difficult to defend D. quickly constructed5. The author uses the phrase “the three sisters” refers to_____________.A. Hopi womenB. 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.→ The wedding took______________________ THE END ___________BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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. common3.A. AfricanB. JapaneseC. partnerD. Canada4.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 eachsentence. Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answersheet. (15 pts)1. Please_______________ favour.B. make me aC. do myD. make myA. do me a2. 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. experimentsC. 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 leavesat 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 readB. 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 oneunderlined word or phrase that would not be acceptable standard written English. Write youranswers on your answer sheet. (20 pts)1. Draft horses are the tallest, most powerful and heavy group of horses.ABCD2. 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.ABCD7. 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) _ everywhere _ They are found in the near freezing waters of the Artic and in thesteaming (2)_waters_ in the tropic jungles. They live in roaring streams and in quiet (3)_ underground __rivers. Some fish make long journeys (4) _across_ the ocean. Others spend most of their life buried in sandon the ocean (5) _bottom__. Most fish can’t (6)_ leave __ water; yet some survive for months in dried-upriverbeds.Fish have enormous importance (7)_to_ man. They provide food for millions of people. Fishermencatch them for sports, and many people (8)_keep_ them as pets. Fish are also important in the balance ofnature. They eat plants and animals and in turn, become (9)_ food __ for plants and animals. Fish thus helpkeep in (10 ) __balance__ the total number of plants and animals on the earth.II. Choose the most suitable answer from the four options marked A, B, C and D to complete each ofthe numbered gaps 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 'rundown'. People generally 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'soften difficult to (4)______ whether they are true or not. For example, if you ask people with colds whetherthey are feeling run down, they are (5)_______ certain to say yes. People without colds are more likely tosay no. So, how do you (6)______ if it's the cold that is making them (7)_____ run down or the fact that theyare run down that is making them more likely to catch a cold? Now it seems there is a scientific answer tothis question. And answer is yes - if you are run down or under stress, you are more likely to catch a cold.Scientists at the Common Cold Research Centre ran a series of tests. They got volunteers without colds toattend 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 coldvirus and left to see whether they developed a cold. After many people had been tested, the researcherslooked for a (9)____ between the measured stress level and the chances of catching a cold. They found thatthe higher the stress, the more likely the person was to catch a cold. At the moment it is not known whystress makes someone more likely to become ill, but now (10)_____ the link has been found, researchersmight be able to investigate further. They may even find different ways of combating 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 your answer 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 Americawere building with adobe-sun-baked brick plastered with mud. Their homes looked remarkably like modernapartment houses. Some were four stories high and contained quarters for perhaps a thousand people,along with storerooms for grain and other goods. These buildings were usually put up against cliffs, both tomake construction easier and for defense against enemies. They were really villages in themselves, as laterSpanish explorers must have realized since they called them “pueblos”, which is Spanish for towns. Thepeople of the pueblos raised what are called “the three sisters”- corn, beans, and squash. They madeexcellent pottery and wove marvelous baskets, some so fine that they could hold water. The Southwest hasBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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 theirreligion. They developed elaborate ceremonies and religious rituals to bring rain. The way of life of less –settled groups was simpler and more strongly influenced by nature. Small tribes such as the Shoshone andUte wandered the dry and mountainous lands between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Theygathered seeds and hunted small animals such as rabbits and snakes. In the Far North the ancestors oftoday’s Inuit hunted seals, walruses, and the great whales. They lived right on the frozen seas in shelterscalled igloos built of blocks of packed snow. When summer came, they fished for salmon and hunted thelordly caribou. The Cheyenne, Pawnee and Sioux tribes, known as the Plains Indians, lived on thegrasslands between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River. They hunted bison, commonly calledthe buffalo. Its meat was the chief food of these tribes, and its hide was used to make their clothing and thecovering 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 ____________.C. cliffsD. enemiesA. goodsB. buildings4. It can be inferred from the passage that the dwellings of the Hopi and Zuni were _______.A. very smallB. highly advanced C. difficult to defend D. quickly constructed5. The author uses the phrase “the three sisters” refers to_____________.A. Hopi womenB. 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 enough to see her.2. We couldn’t drive because of the fog.→ The fog prevented us from driving3. A train leaves at eight o’ clock every morning.→ There is an eight o’ clock train every morning4. John asked if it was the blue one or the green she wanted.→ “Which one do you want, the blue or the green?” John said to her.5. I haven’t eaten this kind of food before. → This is the first time I have eaten this kind of food6. Only if you work hard now have you any chance of success.→ Your chance of success depends on your working hard.7. He tried very hard to give up smoking.→ He made great effort to give up smoking.8. An aerial is not required with this radio. → You don’t need to use an aerial with the radio.9. When he stops smoking, he’ll feel better. → The sooner he stops smoking, the better he’ll feel10. The wedding was held despite the rain. → The wedding took place despite /(in spite of) the rain__________ 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 11 - THPT NĂM HỌC2014- 2015ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————PART II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARYI. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct answer among four options (A, B, C or D).(15 pts)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 impossible B. if it not impossibleC. when not impossibleD. when it notimpossible14. I ______ the hot weather in the south.A. use toB. used toC. am use toD. am used to15. The meat looked very _______ to the dog.A. invitedB. inviteC. 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. (10 pts)The mysteries of the skiesThree hundred and fifty years before the first men looked down on the amazinglybeautiful surface of the moon from close quarters, Galileo’s newly built telescope (1)1. ABLE_____ him to look at the edge of the hitherto mysterious sphere. He saw that the2. LIVE3. ACTapparently (2) _____ surface was not divinely smooth and round, but bumpy andimperfect. He realized that although the moon might appear (3) ___, resembling a still life4. ART5. ACHIEVEpainted by the hand of a cosmic (4) _____, it was a real world, perhaps not very different6.from our own. This amounted to a great (5) ____ hardly to be expected in his day andage, although nowadays his (6) ___ may appear to some to be trivial and (7) ______.CONCLUDENot long after Galileo lunar’s observations, the skies which had previously been so (8)7. SIGNIFY8. ELUDE______ revealed more of their extraordinary mysteries. Casting around for furtherwonders, Galileo focused his lens on the (9) _____ planet of Jupiter. Nestling next to it, heBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 saw four little points of light circling the distant planet. Our moon it appeared, perhaps (10)_____ in the eyes of those fearful of what the discovery might mean, was not alone!9. STRIKE10.FORTUNEIII. In the following passage, some numbered lines contain a word that shouldn’t be there. Tick (√) thesentences that are correct and write the words that shouldn’t be there in the numbered space. (10 pts)KEEPING YOUR DISTANCEPersonal space is a term that refers to the distance we like to keep 0 ___√___between ourselves and other people. When someone we do not know well 00 someonegets too close that we usually begin to feel uncomfortable. If such a 1________business colleague comes closer than 1.2 meters, the most common 2 ________response is to move away. Some interesting studies have been done in 3 ________libraries. If strangers will come too close, many people get up and leave the 4 ________building, others use to different methods such as turning their back on the 5 ________intruder. Living in cities has made people to develop new skills for dealing 6 ________with situations where they are very close to strangers. Most people on so 7 ________crowded trains try not to look at strangers; they avoid skin contract, and 8 ________apologize if hands touch by a mistake. People use newspapers as a barrier 9 ________between themselves and other people, and if they do not have one, they 10 _______stare into the distance, making sure they are not looking into anyone’seyes.PART III. READINGI. Complete the following passage by choosing A, B, C or D to fill in each blank. (10 pts)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, friendsare a great (2) ______ of joy, partly because of the agreeable things they do together, partly because of the wayfriends use positive non-verbal (3) ______ such as caressing and touching, to affirm their friendship. Marriageand similar (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 theessential nature of the work, but (7)_____ by social interactions with co-workers. Unemployment, on thecontrary, can be a serious 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. runsB. arrivesC. goesD. descends2. A. sourceB. originC. baseD. meaning3. A. movementsB. signalsC. slogansD. motions4. A. nearB. tightC. closeD. heavy5. A. consists ofB. applies toC. counts onD. contributes to6. A. worksB. effectsC. makesD. turns7. A. tooB. as wellC. alsoD. plus8. A. checkB. powerC. choiceD. control9. A. soB. suchC. likeD. thus10. A. facilitiesB. activitiesC. exercisesD. amenitiesII. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct option (marked A, B, C or D) to answer thequestions. (10 pts)BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Scientists have established that influenza viruses taken from man can cause disease in animals. Inaddition, man can catch the disease from animals. In fact, a greater numbers of wild birds seem to carry the viruswithout showing any evidences of illness. Some scientists conclude that a large family of influenza virus mayhave evolved 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 sametime. The result of such recombination is a great variety of strains containing different H and N spikes. Thisraises the possibility that a human influenza virus can recombine with an influenza virus from a lower animal toproduce an entirely new spike. Research is underway to determine if that is the way major new strains come intobeing. Another possibility is that two animal influenza strains may recombine in a pig, for example, to produce anew strain 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. 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 withhuman 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. (10 pts)Several hundred million years ago, plants similar to modern ferns covered vast stretches of the land.Some were as large as trees, with giant fronds bunched at the top of trunks as straight as pillars. Others werethe size of bushes and formed thickets of undergrowth. Still others lived in the shade of giant club mosses andhorsetails along the edges of swampy lagoons where giant amphibians swam.A great number of these plants were true ferns, reproducing themselves without fruits or seeds. Othershad only the appearance of ferns. Their leaves had organs of sexual reproduction and produced seeds. Althoughtheir “flowers” did not have corollas, these false ferns (today completely extinct) ushered in the era of floweringplants. Traces of these floras of the earliest times have been preserved in the form of fossils. Such traces aremost commonly 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 reproduction B. How to locate fossilsC. An ancient form of plant lifeD. Tropical plantlife2. 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?BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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. (15 pts)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 attachedto it, and it's been attached (4) ______ since.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 aboutto score.Water polo quickly became a very rough sport, filled (6) ______ underwater fights away from the ball, andit 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 ballunder the surface or, "tackling" a player unless he had the ball.The Scottish game, which emphasized swimming speed, passing, and (9) ______ work, spread toEngland during 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. (10 pts)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. (10 pts)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 ENDBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARYI. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct answer among four options (A, B, C or D).(15 pts)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.B. We arrivedC. ArrivedD. We were arrivingA. 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.D. wickedA. evilB. innocentC. guilty8. 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, ________.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. if not impossible B. if it not impossibleC. when not impossibleD. when it notimpossible14. I ______ the hot weather in the south.A. use toB. used toC. am use toD. am used to15. The meat looked very _______ to the dog.D. invitinglyA. invitedB. inviteC. invitingII. 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. (10 pts)The mysteries of the skiesThree hundred and fifty years before the first men looked down on the amazinglybeautiful surface of the moon from close quarters, Galileo’s newly built telescope (1) _1. ABLEenabled _ him to look at the edge of the hitherto mysterious sphere. He saw that the2. LIVEapparently (2) _lifeless_ surface was not divinely smooth and round, but bumpy and3. ACTimperfect. He realized that although the moon might appear (3) inactive _, resembling a4. ARTstill life painted by the hand of a cosmic (4) artist__, it was a real world, perhaps not very5. ACHIEVEdifferent from our own. This amounted to a great (5) _ achievement _ hardly to be6.expected in his day and age, although nowadays his (6) conclusion_ may appear to someCONCLUDEto be trivial and (7) _ insignificant _.7. SIGNIFYNot long after Galileo lunar’s observations, the skies which had previously been so (8)8. ELUDEelusive__ revealed more of their extraordinary mysteries. Casting around for furtherwonders, Galileo focused his lens on the (9) _striking_ planet of Jupiter. Nestling next to it,9. STRIKEhe saw four little points of light circling the distant planet. Our moon it appeared, perhaps10.(10) _ unfortunately _ in the eyes of those fearful of what the discovery might mean, was FORTUNEnot alone!III. In the following passage, some numbered lines contain a word that shouldn’t be there. Tick (√) thesentences that are correct and write the words that shouldn’t be there in the numbered space. (10 pts)KEEPING YOUR DISTANCEPersonal space is a term that refers to the distance we like to keep 0 ___√___between ourselves and other people. When someone we do not know well 00 someonegets too close that we usually begin to feel uncomfortable. If such a 1__ that ___business colleague comes closer than 1.2 meters, the most common 2 __such__response is to move away. Some interesting studies have been done in 3 __√___libraries. If strangers will come too close, many people get up and leave the 4 __will____building, others use to different methods such as turning their back on the 5 ___to___intruder. Living in cities has made people to develop new skills for dealing 6 __to___with situations where they are very close to strangers. Most people on so 7 __√___crowded trains try not to look at strangers; they avoid skin contract, and 8 __so_____apologize if hands touch by a mistake. People use newspapers as a barrier 9 ___a___between themselves and other people, and if they do not have one, they 10 __√___stare into the distance, making sure they are not looking into anyone’seyes.PART III. READINGI. Complete the following passage by choosing A, B, C or D to fill in each blank. (10 pts)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, friendsare a great (2) ______ of joy, partly because of the agreeable things they do together, partly because of the wayBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 friends use positive non-verbal (3) ______ such as caressing and touching, to affirm their friendship. Marriageand similar (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 theessential nature of the work, but (7)_____ by social interactions with co-workers. Unemployment, on thecontrary, can be a serious 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.B. arrivesC. goesD. descends1. A. runs2. A. sourceB. originC. baseD. meaningC. slogansD. motions3. A. movementsB. signals4. A. nearB. tightC. closeD. heavy5. A. consists ofB. applies toC. counts onD. contributes to6. A. worksB. effectsC. makesD. turns7. A. tooB. as wellC. alsoD. plus8. A. checkB. powerC. choiceD. controlD. thus9. A. soB. suchC. like10. A. facilitiesB. activitiesC. exercisesD. amenitiesII. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct option (marked A, B, C or D) to answer thequestions. (10 pts)Scientists have established that influenza viruses taken from man can cause disease in animals. Inaddition, man can catch the disease from animals. In fact, a greater numbers of wild birds seem to carry the viruswithout showing any evidences of illness. Some scientists conclude that a large family of influenza virus mayhave evolved 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 sametime. The result of such recombination is a great variety of strains containing different H and N spikes. Thisraises the possibility that a human influenza virus can recombine with an influenza virus from a lower animal toproduce an entirely new spike. Research is underway to determine if that is the way major new strains come intobeing. Another possibility is that two animal influenza strains may recombine in a pig, for example, to produce anew strain 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. 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 withhuman 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. (10 pts)BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Several hundred million years ago, plants similar to modern ferns covered vast stretches of the land.Some were as large as trees, with giant fronds bunched at the top of trunks as straight as pillars. Others werethe size of bushes and formed thickets of undergrowth. Still others lived in the shade of giant club mosses andhorsetails along the edges of swampy lagoons where giant amphibians swam.A great number of these plants were true ferns, reproducing themselves without fruits or seeds. Othershad only the appearance of ferns. Their leaves had organs of sexual reproduction and produced seeds. Althoughtheir “flowers” did not have corollas, these false ferns (today completely extinct) ushered in the era of floweringplants. Traces of these floras of the earliest times have been preserved in the form of fossils. Such traces aremost commonly 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 reproduction B. How to locate fossilsC. An ancient form of plant lifeD. Tropical plantlife2. 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. (15 pts)As swimming became a popular recreation in England during the 1860s and 1870s, several (1) _ water _sports developed, roughly patterned after land sports. (2) _among__ them were water football (or soccer), waterrugby, water handball, and water polo, in which players rode on floating barrels, painted to look (3) __like__horses, and struck the ball with a stick.Water rugby became most popular of these sports, but somehow the water polo name became attachedto it, and it's been attached (4) __ever_ since.As played in England, the object of the sport was for a player to touch the ball, with both (5) _ hands ___,at the goal end of the pool. The goaltender stood on the pool deck, ready to dive on any opponent who wasabout to score.Water polo quickly became a very rough sport, filled (6) __with_ 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)__the_ original small, hard rubber ball with a soccer ball and adopted (8) __rules_ that prohibited taking the ballunder the surface or, "tackling" a player unless he had the ball.The Scottish game, which emphasized swimming speed, passing, and (9) __team_ work, spread toEngland during the early 1880s, to Hungary in 1889, to Austria and Germany in 1894, to France in 1895, and(10) __to_ 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. (10 pts)1. They have discovered some interesting new information.(LIGHT)→Some interesting new information has come to light.2. They suspended Jack for the next two matches.(BANNED)→Jack was banned from playing in the next two matches.3. I really want to see her again.→I'm dying to see her again.(DYING)4. She was so beautiful that I couldn't stop looking at her.(EYES)→She was so beautiful that I couldn't take my eyes off her.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 5. We are looking forward to watching the program.→We can't wait to watch the program.(WAIT)II. Rewrite each of the following sentences so that it has a similar meaning to the original one. (10 pts)1. If you changed your mind, you would be welcomed to join our class.→ Were you to change your mind, you would be welcomed to join our class.2. I'd rather not go out this afternoon.→ I do not feel like going out this afternoon.3. Adeles tries hard, but she doesn't get anywhere.→ However hard Adeles tries, she doesn't get anywhere/gets nowhere.4. It is thought that the boss is considering raising wages.→ The boss is thought to be considering raisingwages.5. His disabilities did not prevent him from sailing around the world.→ Despite the fact that he was disabled, he sailed/managed to sail around the world.6. I didn't arrive in time to see her.→ I wasn't early enough to see her.7. I'd prefer you not to smoke.→ I'd rather you didn't smoke.8. The mother smiled happily. She took the baby in her arms.→ Smiling happily, the mother took the babyin her arms.9. The noise next door did not stop until after midnight.→ It was not until after midnight that the noise next door stopped.10. You can ring this number whenever there is any difficulty.→ Should there is any difficulty, you can ring this number.THE ENDBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD & ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTĐề thi gồm 06 trangKÌ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TỈNHLỚP 11 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 and 2: Choose the correct letter A, B, C.1. In the lobby of the library George saw ________.A. a group playing musicB. a display of instrumentsC. a video about the festival2. George wants to sit at the back so they can ________.A. see wellB. hear clearlyC. pay lessQuestion 3-10: Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR ANUMBER for each answer.SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALBOOKING FORMNAME:George O’NeillADDRESS:3. ____________________, WestseaPOSTCODE:4. ____________________TELEPHONE:5. ____________________DateEventPrice per ticketNo. of ticketInstrumental group£7.502- Guitarrini17 JuneSinger (price includes£626……………….in thegarden22 June7……………………… £7.001(Anna Ventura)23 June8 £……………………. 9……………………….NB Children / Students/ Senior Citizens have 10…………………….. discount on all tickets5 JuneSection 2:Question 11-15: Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/ORA NUMBER for each answer.The Dinosaur Museum11. The museum closes at ________________ p.m on Mondays.12. The museum did not open on ______________.13. School groups are met by tour guides in the ____________________.14. The whole visit takes 90 minutes, including ____________ minutes for the guided tour.15. There are _______________ behind the museum where students can have lunch.Question 16-18: Choose THREE letters, A-GA. foodB. waterC. camerasD. booksE. bagsF. pensG. worksheetsQuestion 19-20: Choose TWO letter, A-E.Which TWO activities can students do after the tour at present?A. build model dinosaursB. watch filmsC. draw dinosaursBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh721 D. find dinosaur eggsE. play computer gamesPART 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. I’m really sorry. We _____ to stop at a service station and phone you, but we didn’t want to wasteany more time.A. were due toB. were going toC. were toD. were about toth2. It is not until December 25 _________the exam results will be announced.A. whichB. whatC. thatD. when3. I saw a ___________ scarf in a shop near my house.A. sweet little green silkB. little green silk sweetC. sweet green little silkD. green little sweet silk4. There has been a recommendation that Peter ______ the president of the country.A. will be electedB. be electedC. is electedD. was elected5. He kept his marriage for years, but eventually the truth ________.A. came outB. went outC. came throughD. fell out6. It was in this house ______.A. I was born inB. in which I was bornC. where I was bornD. that I was born7. ______, he felt so unhappy and lonely.A. In spite of his being wealthB. Rich as was heC. Rich as he wasD. Despite his wealthy8. ______of half- starving wolves were roaming the snow- covered countryside.A. HerdsB. FlocksC. PacksD. Swarms9. When ______ to explain his mistake, the new employee cleared his throat nervously.A. askingB. to be askedC. to be askingD. asked10. According to the _______of the contract, tenants must give six months notice if they intend toleave.A. lawsB. rulesC. termsD. details11. It is difficult for museums to find funds to protect the nation’s_______.A. inheritanceB. heritageC. possessionsD. legacy12. A part-time job gives me the freedom to_______ my own interests.A pursueB. chaseC. seekD. catch13. When his alarm went off, he shut it off and slept for_______15 minutes.A. otherB. othersC. anotherD. the others14. _______I’ve told him not to go out with those people, but he wouldn’t listen. Just let him face themusic now.A. Many a timeB. Many the timeC. Quite a timeD. For a time15. _______ in this national park declined from a few thousand to a few hundred in ten years.A. For a number of tigersB. The number of tigersC. A number of tigersD. That the number of tigers16. _______ every industry in our modern world requires the work of engineers.A. WhollyB. HardlyC. MostD. Virtually17. Jane had a problem with her finances, so we talked _______ and now it's fine.A. overB. it overC. over itD. over and over18. When the electricity failed, he _______a match to find the candles.A. rubbedB. scratchedC. struckD. started19. I usually buy my clothes _______It’s cheaper than going to the dressmaker.A. on the houseB. off the pegC. in publicD. on the shelf20. She tried to _______.A. talk out of me the planB. talk me the plan out ofC. talk me out of the planD. talk out me of the plan.2BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 II. Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. Write your answers on your answer sheet.UK companies have received criticism from a business forum for what their report refers to as arather narrow-minded attitude towards the dress code for office workers. This follows a case in which amale (1. EMPLOY) _______working in the post room of a large (2. ORGANISE)_______in the UnitedKingdom received a (3. SUSPEND) _______ for wearing jeans to work. Whilst the report accepts thatthere is a need for people dealing with (4. CUSTOM) _______to look well dressed, it questions whetheremployees who work behind the scenes necessarily need to dress formally. The authors of the reportmade a (5. COMPARE) ... between the UK and other European nations where employers seem (6.CONCERN) _______about the need for their workers to wear smart clothes in the office. Their (7.ARGUE) _______is based on research that claims workers are far more (8. PRODUCT) ... when theyhave the (9. FREE) ... to dress in a way that they feel most (10. COMFORT) _______in.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.Talent scouts are looking for the next generation of supermodels have realizedAfrica’s potential. Lyndsey Mclntyre, a former model herself, recently openedone agency’s first African office. “African women are being graceful andserene” she says. “These qualities could to make them do very well in thisbusiness.” However, spotting supermodels is rarely easy, as well Mclntyrediscovered when she visited the Orma tribe of remote north- eastern Kenya,whose the women are reported to be especially striking. “The tribal leaderswere a bit suspicious and I wasn’t allowed to be meet many of their girls,” sheexplains. Another problem is that reports aren’t always reliable. Mclntyrediscovered this when one of village’s “most beautiful girls” turned out to be itsheaviest ones. She had to explain that Western advertisers prefer to far slimmerwomen. The Orma are not alone in believing fat it is beautiful. In a recentAfrica-wide beauty contest, all the Uganda contestants were disqualified forbeing a little too large around the hips. “I don’t understand the fashionindustry’s obsession with small hips,” said one judge for the contest. “Butbecause we want the girls to succeed and to see African models workinginternationally, we give the industry what it wants”0 ……are…00 …√…………1 ……….……2 ………..…3 ………….…4 ……..……5 ……….……6 ………….…7 ………….…8 …………….9 …….…….…10………..……PART C: READING COMPREHENSIONI. Read the passage then choose the best answer to each question that follows. Identify your answer by writingthe corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.Quite different from storm surges are the giant sea waves called tsunamis, which derive theirname from the Japanese expression for “high water in a harbor.” These waves are also referred to by thegeneral public as tidal waves, although they have relatively little to do with tides. Scientists often referredto them as seismic sea waves, far more appropriate in that they do result from undersea seismic activity.Tsunamis are caused when the sea bottom suddenly moves, during an underwater earthquake orvolcano for example, and the water above the moving earth is suddenly displaced. This sudden shift ofBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh723 water sets off a series of waves. These waves can travel great distances at speeds close to 700 kilometersper hour. In the open ocean, tsunamis have little noticeable amplitude, often no more than one or twometers. It is when they hit the shallow waters near the coast that they increase in height, possibly up to 40meters.Tsunamis often occur in the Pacific because the Pacific is an area of heavy seismic activity.Twoareas of the Pacific well accustomed to the threat of tsunamis are Japan and Hawaii. Because the seismicactivity that causes tsunamis in Japan often occurs on the ocean bottom quite close to the islands, thetsunamis that hit Japan often come with little warning and can, therefore, prove disastrous. Most of thetsunamis that hit the Hawaiian Islands, however, originate thousands of miles away near the coast ofAlaska, so these tsunamis have a much greater distance to travel and the inhabitants of Hawaii generallyhave time for warning of their imminent arrival.Tsunamis are certainly not limited to Japan and Hawaii. In 1755, Europe experienced acalamitous tsunami, when movement along the fault lines near the Azores caused a massive tsunami tosweep onto the Portuguese coast and flood the heavily populated area around Lisbon. The greatesttsunami on record occurred on the other side of the world in 1883 when the Krakatoa volcano underwenta massive explosion, sending waves more than 30 meters high onto nearby Indonesian islands; thetsunami from this volcano actually traveled around the world and was witnessed as far away as theEnglish Channel.1. The paragraph preceding this passage most probably discusses _______.A. underwater earthquakes B. storm surgesC. tidesD. tidal waves2. According to the passage, all of the following are true about tidal waves EXCEPT that _______.A. they are caused by sudden changes in high and low tidesB. this terminology is not used by the scientific communityC. they are the same as tsunamisD. they refer to the same phenomenon as seismic sea waves3. The word “displaced” is closest in meaning to _______.A. movedB. filteredC. locatedD. not pleased4. It can be inferred from the passage that tsunamis _______.A. cause severe damage in the middle of the oceanB. generally reach heights greater than 40 metersC. are far more dangerous on the coast than in the open oceanD. are often identified by ships on the ocean5. Water that is “shallow” is NOT _______.A. deepB. clearC. coastalD. tidal6. A main difference between tsunamis in Japan and in Hawaii is that tsunamis in Japan are morelikely to _______.A. come from greater distancesB. originate in AlaskaC. arrive without warningD. be less of a problem7. The possessive “their” refers to _______.A. the Hawaiian IslandsB. thousands of milesC. these tsunamisD. the inhabitants of Hawaii8. A “calamitous” tsunami is one that is _______.A. at faultB. disastrousC. extremely calmD. expected9. From the expression “on record”, it can be inferred that the tsunami that accompanied theKrakatoa volcano _______.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh724 A. was not as strong as the tsunami in LisbonB. might not be the greatest tsunami everC. was filmed as it was happeningD. occurred before efficient records were kept10. The passage suggests that the tsunami resulting from the Krakatoa volcano _______.A. was far more destructive close to the source than far awayB. resulted in little damageC. was unobserved outside of the Indonesian islandsD. caused volcanic explosions in the English ChannelII. 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.Students frequently complain (1)___________ studying for hours on (2)________ and then notdoing well in their final exams. Many factors can (3) _________ in poor performances: (4)_________illness or a personal problem. Getting high grades can also put a terrible strain on students (5)_________ don’t want to let their parents down.Can students’ knowledge be judged by a (6) _________exam? Certainly not! If we want to be fair,students ought to be (7) _________on a regular basic. So does that mean more exams? Yes, but (8)_________many written ones. In many countries, student do not have to take written exams (9)_________ they don’t want to, they are (10) _________to take oral ones instead. This seems to be fairerway of assessing understanding, not just testing it.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.Carefully conducted studies that have followed the children of working mothers have not beenable to show any long-term problems, compared with children whose mothers stayed at home. Mypersonal (1) _____ is that mothers should be allowed to work if they wish. Whether we like it or not,there are a number of mothers who just have to work. There are those who have invested such a big partof their lives in establishing a career that they cannot (2) _____ to see it lost. Then there are many whomust work out of pure economic (3) _____. Many mothers are not (4) _____ to be full-time parents. Aftera few months at home with a much beloved infant, they feel trapped and isolated.There are a number of options when it (5) ____ to choosing childcare. These range from childminders and nannies through to Granny or the kind lady across the street. In reality, however, manyparents do not have any choice; they have to accept anything they can get. Be prepared! No (6) _____how good the childcare may be, some children are going to protest wildly if they are left. This is a (7)_____ normal stage of child development. Babies separate well in the first six months, but soon after thatthey start to get a crush on Mum and close family (8) _____. Make sure that in the first week, you allowplenty of time to help your child settle in.All children are different. Some are independent, while others are more (9) _____ to their mothers.Remember that if you want to do the best for your children, it’s not the quantity of time you spend withthem; it’s the (10) _____ that matters.1. A. viewB. ideaC. thoughtD. decision2. A. affordB. decideC. hopeD. expect3. A. reasonB. dutyC. necessityD. task4. A. madeB. cutC. broughtD. born5. A. refersB. concernsC. turnsD. comes6. A. wayB. matterC. surpriseD. exception7. A. perfectlyB. extremelyC. veryD. certainly8. A. peopleB. adultsC. membersD. grown-upsBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh725 9. A. used10. A. qualityB. attachedB. attitudeC. keenC. behaviorD. fondD. mannerPART D: WRITINGI. Rewrite the following sentences without changing their meaning, using the words given. Thesewords must not be changed in any way.1. The reduction in the price of the magazines led to a growth in sales. (RESULT)Sales of the magazines …………………………………….……………….. …………………….2. The bread was not fresh enough for him to eat. (SUCH)It ……………………………………………………………………………… …………………..3. Georgia hasn’t written to me recently. (HEARD)I …………………………………………………………..…………………….. ……………….4. It’s Huong’s job to look after her little brother. (RESPONSIBLE)Huong ……………………………………………………………………… ……………………5. Lucy was very pleased to be given an award. (DELIGHT)Much to ……………………………………………………………………… ……………………6. Dinner will be served immediately upon our arrival at the hotel. (SOON)Dinner will be served ...........................................................................................................................7. Barbara couldn’t sing or dance. (UNABLE)Besides .................................................................................................................................................8. It was careless of you to leave without locking the door. (OUGHT)You .....................................................................................................................................................9. I don’t personally care if they come or not. (MATTER)It doesn’t …………………………………………………………………………………………….10. The concert was not as good as he had hoped. (EXPECTATIONS)The concert failed …………………………………………………………………………………....II. Write an essay to express your opinion on the following statement. Use specific reasons and detailsto support your idea.“Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, ortelephone calls”.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh726 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------THE END ------------------BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh727 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTKÌ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 – THPT NĂM HỌC 2013 - 2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Đề thi dành cho học sinh trường THPT Chuyên)Đề thi gồm: 06 trangPART A: LISTENINGI. You will hear an interview with a marketing director.Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. You will listen to the tapesTWICE.Lecture on (1)_________.Example: Tourism and (2)_________.Common misconception is that marketing indicates (3)_________ in what is being provided.Marketing is actually essential in sustaining (4)__________.Compared to a product, a service is more (5)________ and customers have different (6)________.Aim: offer service beyond hopes of (7)__________.Important toa. keep informedb. (8)_________.One way to achieve this: (9)__________.(10)_________must always be available for any queries and problems.II. You will hear the introduction about a library.Listen and give short answer to the following questions. You will listen to the tapes TWICE.1. How many printed volumes does the Western Bank Library have?2. What must students have if they want to borrow books?3. How long can a registered student keep books?4. Where do students read books with red label?5. How can students keep books for longer?6. What service can help students if they want to reserve the books?7. What should students do every day to view the loans and details of charges?8. What should students do with overdue books?9. How much is the photocopy of Color A4 sheet?10. What is the opening time of the Western Bank Library at weekend?PART B. LEXICO - GRAMMARIII. Choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C, or D) to complete the sentences.1. The school was closed for a month because of a serious ________ of fever.A. outburstB. outbreakC. outsetD. outcome2. To decorate the room, I _______ the help of my roommate.A. draftedB. engagedC. recruitedD. enlisted3. I tried to talk to her, but she was as high as a ________.A. houseB. skyC. kiteD. wall4. Now I am unemployed; I have too much time ________ and don’t know what to do with myself.A. on my handsB. in handC. in my handsD. to hand5. Hats like this may have been fashionable in the 60’s, but now they are_________the times.A. overB. beneathC. behindD. under6. _______ with being so busy both at work and at home, she became increasingly tired and bad –tempered.A. HowB. WhereC. WhichD. What7. – ‘May I smoke?’BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 - ‘_________’A. Go ahead!B. What suits you?C. Accommodate yourself!D. You are free.8. _________, the whole family slept soundly.A. Hot though the night air wasB. Hot though was the night airC. Hot although the night air wasD. Hot although was the night air9. Not only ________ a good physician but also a talented violist.A. she is famous asB. is she known asC. she appears to beD. appears as she is10. – Cheer up! It might never happen!- __________.A. It’s so very unlikely, isn’t it?B. What do you think?C. It already has.D. That was the last thing I did.11. Of course, I will play the piano at the party but I’m a little ________.A. out of useB. out of practiceC. out of reachD. out of turn12. Where’s that _______ dress that your grandma gave you?A. pink, long, lovely, silkB. lovely, long, pink, silkC. lovely, pink, long, silkD. long, pink, silk, lovely13. _________ air is essential to man, so is water to fish.A. AsB. JustC. SinceD. Like14. Having selected to represent the Association of American Engineers at the InternationalConvention, _________.A. the members applauded himB. a speech had to be given by himC. the members congratulated himD. he gave a short acceptance speech15. We _______ wandering about without any food.A. hungeredB. made hungryC. had been hungryD. got hungry16. James was ________ upset after being rejected in love.A. stronglyB. hardlyC. deeplyD. highly17. The company have to _______ways of reducing costs.A. take inB, think overC. lookD. work out18. Don’t take any _______ of Mike – he’s always rude to everyone.A. noticeB. viewC. attentionD. sight19. Before you sign the contract, ________ in mind that you won’t be able to change anything later.A. holdB. bearC. retainD. reserve20. Does that name _________ to you?A. ring a bellB. break the iceC. foot the billD. fall into placeIV. Complete the following sentences with one preposition/particle for each blank.1. Kate fell _______ with her boyfriend and they stopped seeing each other.2. She would just sit in her chair, dreaming her life ________.3. I’ve taken this watch _______ pieces, and now I can’t put it together again.4. I went to the library, but the book I wanted was out _______ loan.5. Sorry I’m late. Something cropped _________ at the office.6. I’m sure my brother will never get married because he hates the feeling of being tied _____.7. Deborah is going to take extra lessons to catch up______ what she missed why she was away.8. I don’t think anyone understood what I was saying at the meeting. I failed to get my point _______9. Jane’s very modest, always playing ________ her success.10. Check the bottles carefully to make sure they have not been tampered________.V. Complete the following passage with the correct forms of the given words.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 ACCESSIMMERSEAPPEARINFANTCOMMITINSTITUTEDENYLONELYEXCLUDESEEOne of the most challenging aspects of the science anthropology comes from its fieldwork.Certainly, in its (1)________ as a profession, anthropology was distinguished by its concentration onso-called primary societies in which social (2)________ appear to be fairly limited and socialinteraction to be conducted almost (3)_________ face – to – face. Such societies, it was felt, providedanthropologists with a valuable (4)________into the workings of society that contrasted with the manycomplexities of more highly developed societies. There was also a sense that the way of liferepresented by these smaller societies were rapidly (5)________and that preserving a record of themwas a matter of some urgency.The (6)________ of anthropologists to the first – hand collection of data led them to some ofthe most (7)________ places on earth. Most often they worked alone. Such lack of contact with otherpeople created feelings of intense (8)________ in some anthropologists, especially in the early stagesof fieldwork. Nevertheless, this process of (9)________ in a totally alien culture continues to attractmen and women to anthropology, and is (10)_________ the most effective way of understanding indepth how other people see the world.PART C. READINGVI. Read the following passage and choose the options among A, B, C or D that best completethe blanks.Stressful situations that (1)________ almost everyday in life seem to be unavoidable.However, we can do little sometimes to avoid a misfortune or an unpleasant occurrence which may(2)________ us unexpectedly as only it can. At such a moment, one may hit the (3)_______, give into the helplessness of the situation or, ideally, put a brave face on it trying to (4)_________ the burden.Can you (5)_________ in your mind an hour spent in a traffic jam, say, this morning? Do youlight one cigarette after another? Do you sound the horn every few seconds like the other neurotics? Ordo you take a different (6)________ and make good use of the time drawing up a schedule for the daysto come? To withstand the stressful moment you can also do a crossword puzzle, listen to yourfavorite music or even compose a menu for your Sunday dinner.In fact, whatever way you (7)________ to the annoying situation, you can exert no impact on itas the traffic jam will only reduce in due (8)_________. Nevertheless, your reaction mightconsiderably influence your mood for the rest of the day. The inability to confront a stressfuloccurrence like that with a deal of composure and sensibility adds much more strain to your life and inthis way puts your well – being in (9)_________. Surprisingly, it is seemingly negligible hardships westumble on daily that run double the risk of developing serious health disorders rather than our isolatedtragedies however painful they may be. (10)_______that so many of those wretched stresses andinducing troubles affect us in a day, we should, at best, try to avoid them or possibly make radicalalterations in the way we lead our daily lifestyles.1. A. deviseB. createC. originateD. emerge2. A. ariseB. happenC. befallD. occur3. A. postB. roofC. bottomD. wall4. A. subsistB. remainC. cowD. bear5. A. envisionB. observeC. pictureD. image6. A. mannerB. stanceC. practiceD. mode7. A. strikeB. dealC. respondD. challege8. A. termB. courseC. timingD. period9. A. riskB. weaknessC. insecurityD. jeopardy10. A. ProvidingB. GivenC. HenceD. As muchVII. Read the text and then answer the questions 1 – 5 by choosing A, B, C or D.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Federal Express is a company that specializes in rapid overnight delivery of high-prioritypackages. The first company of its type, Federal Express was founded by the youthful Fred Smith in1971, when he was only 28 years old. Smith had actually developed the idea for the rapid deliveryservice in a term paper for an economics class when he was a student at Yale University. The termpaper reputedly received a less – than – stellar grade because of the infeasibility of the project thatSmith had outlined. The model that Smith proposed had never been tried; it was a model that wasefficient to operate but at the same time was very difficult to institute.Smith achieved efficiency in his model by designing a system that was separate from thepassenger system and could, therefore, focus on how to deliver packages most efficiently. His strategywas to own his own planes so that he could create his own schedules and to ship all packages throughthe hug city of Memphis, a set – up which resembles the spokes on the wheel of a bicycle. With thiscombination of his own planes and hub set – up, he could get packages anywhere in the United Statesovernight.What made Smith’s idea difficult to institute was the fact that the entire system had to becreated before the company could begin operations. He needed a fleet of aircraft to collect packagesfrom airports every night and deliver them to Memphis, where they were immediately sorted andflown out to their new destinations; he needed a fleet of trucks to deliver packages to and from thevarious airport; he needed facilities and trained staff all in place to handle the operation. Smith had a$4 million inheritance from his father, and he managed to raise an additional $91 million dollars fromventure capitalists to get the company operating.When Federal Express began service in 1973 in 25 cities, the company was not an immediatesuccess, but success did come within a relatively short period of time. The company lost $29 millionin the first 26 months of operations. However, the tide was to turn relatively quickly. By late 1976,Federal Express was carrying an average of 19,000 packages per night and had made a profit of $36million.1. The word developed in paragraph 1 could be replaced byA. come up withB. come aboutC. come acrossD. come into2. What was a key idea of Smith’s?A. That he should focus on passenger service.B. That package delivery should be separate from passenger service.C. That packages could be delivered on other companies’ planes.D. That passenger service had to be efficient.3. A hug city in paragraph 2 isA. a large city with small cities as destinations.B. a city that is the final destination for many routes.C. a city where many bicycle routes begin.D. a centralized city with destinations emanating from it.4. It can be inferred from the passage that Smith selected Memphis as his hub city because itA. was near the middle of the country.B. had a large number of passenger aircraftC. already had a large package delivery service.D. was a favorite passenger airport.5. Which paragraph explains what made Smith’s model effective?A. The first paragraphB. The second paragraphC. The third paragraphD. The last paragraphVIII. Complete the following passage by choosing one sentence from A to H for each blank.There are more options than needed.In 1642, a law was passed in Virginia saying that tobacco was to be the only currency in thecolony and although a form of paper money was introduced later, tobacco remained the basis of theBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Virginia currency for over a century. This is not strange as it might seem. (1)_________. Back inprehistoric times, sharp stones for making axes were used as money by Stone Age people. This isunderstandable because they were about the only useful tools that existed at that time. Later, whenmetal became more widely used, pieces of bronze were made into small knives, shirts or spades, andthese could be exchanged for the objects the represented.In more recent times, some of the most varied items have been used as money, such as dogs’teeth in New Guinea or whales’ teeth ins the Pacific Island. But the greatest success story amongstrange currencies was undoubtedly cowrie shells, which for many centuries were accepted as paymentthroughout much of Africa and Asia.(2)_________. This had been used in some parts of the world for well over a thousand years.Paper was invented by a Chinese government minister, T’sai Lun in AD 105. So it is not surprisingthat China also introduced the first paper currency in about AD 650. This worked very well, and whenthe famous traveler Marco Polo visited the empire from 1275 to 1292, during the rule of Kublai Khan,he marved at its sophisticated use throughout the emperor’s lands.One of the most successful forms of currency was invented during the rule of the Chineseemperor Wu Ti. When he found himself short of cash, he made a plan to raise money from his wealthynoblemen. First of all, the emperor collected all the white deer in the country and kept them in a royalpark. Then he passed a law saying that those who wanted to come to the emperor’s court must wearwhite masks made of deer skin. (3)________. In time, the noblemen who had bought masks wouldoffer to sell them to colleagues in return of goods and services, and in this way the deerskins became atype of currency.In contrast, one of the least successful currencies of all time was the German mark in the1920s. (4)_________. At the height of the crisis, when all the inhabitant of Berlin went into a localcafe and ordered a coffee priced at 5,000 marks, by the time he came to pay the bill, it had risen to8,000 marks. Prices were rising at 60 percent an hour. In the end the currency became completelyworthless. (6)_______. This, of course, was the system that had been used thousands of years ago,long before money was invented.A. The government had made the mistake of printing more and more paper money and as a r/esult themoney became worth less and less.B. The gorvenment later introduced exchange rates, which made it possible for people to buy and sellcurrencies from the three countries.C. They had no option but to start once again exchanging goods and services with each other, and toforget about money.D. These could, of course, only be bought from him, and since he controlled their supply, he couldchange fantastic prices for them.E. In the French Sudan, they remained an acceptable currency for paying taxes until 1907, when theyfinally gave way to paper.F. History shows that almost anything can become money provided that it is relatively scarce andpeople want it.IX. Complete the following passage by filling one word for each blank.If there is just one single thing more astonishing than the ability of the adult human being totalk, it is the process by which someone learns to do this. Some parts of the process are still(1)________ much a closed book, but it is for the (2)_________ part possible to describe what theBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 child is doing at various stages in its development, even if we cannot account (3)________ howexactly it learns to do these things.In fact, research carried out by various linguists has (4)_________ rise to as many theories asthere are differences in the rate of development. A baby actually makes sounds from the moment it isborn, but for some time these are rather far removed (5)_________ articulate speech. In something likea year, a baby will probably be at a stage where one or two syllables represent the peak of itsachievement as a speaker; one more year and it will be (6)_______ out with short phrases, and afterthis it seems (7)________ time at all before the child is capable of uttering complete sentences.Despite being a truly remarkable feat of learning, this is one that is performed by the vast(8)_________ of human beings. Complex operations are brought (9)________ play in these dealingwith speech and language; the key (10)_______ in brain work, though tongue – work and ear – workplay a part in the whole process.PART D. WRITINGX. Rewrite each sentence so that it contains the word/phrase in capitals, and so that the meaningstays the same.1. Please excuse Jane’s poor typing; she’s only been learning for a month.ALLOWANCES2. This is the procedure.FOLLOWS3. I just didn’t know what to say.LOST4. Alison bought the big house because she wanted to open a hotel.VIEW5. We decided to spend the afternoon exploring the shopLOOKINGXI. With 250-300 words, write about the following topic:Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems.To what extent do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think might be effective?Give reasons for your answer with relevant examples from your knowledge and experience.------------THE END-------------BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTKÌ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 – THPT NĂM HỌC 2013 - 2014HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Đề thi dành cho học sinh trường THPT Chuyên)PART A – LISTENING (2.0 PT)I. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. services marketing2. legal advice3. weakness4. customer numbers5. intangible6. expectations7. clients8. constantly improve9. conduct surveys10. A representativeII. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. over / more than 1,300,0002. Univerisity Library UCard3. four weeks4. closed Reserved Room5. renewing6. Reservation System Service7. check library account8. pay fine9. 50 pounds10. 9 a.m – 6 p.mPART B. LEXICO - GRAMMAR (2.5 PT)III. 1.0 pt (0.05/item)1. B2. D3. C6. D7. A8. A11. B12. B13. A16. C17. D18. A4. A9. B14. D19. B5. C10. C15. D20. AIV. 0.5 pt (0.05/item)1. out2. away6. down7. on3. to8. across4. on9. down5. up10. withV. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. infancy2. institutions6. commitment7. inaccessible3. exclusively8. loneliness4. insight9. immersion5. disappearing10. undeniable2. C7. C3. B8. B4. D9. D5. A10. BVII. 0.5 pt (0.1/item)1. A2. B3. D4. A5. BVIII. 0.5 pt (0.1/item)1. F2. E3. D4. A5. CIX. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. very/pretty2. most6. coming7. no3. for8. majority4. given9. into5.. from10. liesPART C. READING (3.0 PT)VI. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. D6. BBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 PART D. WRITING (2.5 PT)X. 0.5 pt (0.1/item)1. Please make allowances for Jane’s poor typing; she’s only been learning for a month.2. The procedure is as follows.3. I was lost for words.4. Alison bought a big house with a view to opening a hotel.5. We decided to spend the afternoon looking around the shop.XI. 2.0 pt.- The writing passage should be well-organized: introduction, body and ending of the passage: 0.25 pt- The ideas should be clarified with relevant and specific examples: 1 pt- The writing passage is supposed to be free of grammatical and spelling errors: 0.75 ptBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT ----————————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 - THPT NĂM HỌC2013 - 2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————I. PHONETICSPart 1: Circle the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others ineach group. Circle A, B, C or D to indicate your answer. (5 pts)1. A. arrowB. loudC. moldyD. poultry2. A. basiliskB. bisonC. basicD. basin3. A. subtletyB. indebtednessC. bombardD. combing4. A. benevolentB. contentC. moleculesD. technique5. A. conscienceB. bronchitisC. shuttleD. chauffeurPart 2: Choose the word whose syllable is stressed differently from that of the others in eachline. Circle A, B, C or D to indicate your answer. (5 pts)6. A. comicB. clementineC. climaxD. thermonuclear7. A. diligentB. dimensionC. actionD. innate8. A. characterizeB. absenceC. datumD. charcoal9. A. solicitorB. separatelyC. spaciousD. sequence10. A. parachuteB. armchairC. accentD. accidentallyII. LEXICO – GRAMMARPart 1: Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence. Circle A, B, C or D to indicateyour answer. (20 pts)11. Assembly lines are useful for producing a large _____ of identical products.A. qualityB. quantityC. quandaryD. qualification12. Only the _____ of the building is going to be remodeled.A. insidesB. interiorC. indoorsD. inner13. Whether the sports club survives is a matter of complete _____ to me.A. indifferenceB. disinterestC. importanceD. interest14. After years of neglect there was a huge _____ program to return the city to its former glory.A. restorationB. preservationC. conservationD. refurbishment15. The assistant suggested _____ the next day when the manager would be there.A. we are coming backB. to come backC. we will come back D. we came back16. I never get a _____ of sleep after watching a horror film.A. winkB. blinkC. nightD. ounce17. As it was Christmas, the _____ at church was much larger than usual.A. audienceB. conventionC. congregationD. grouping18. The sheep were huddled into a _____ to protect them from overnight frosts.A. cageB. kennelC. hutchD. pen19. The jury _____ the defendant “not guilty”.A. gaveB. returnedC. subscribedD. found20. Many _____ crafts such as weaving are now being revived.A. customaryB. habitualC. traditionalD. ordinary21. He managed to finish his thesis under the _____ of his tutor.A. guidanceB. helpC. aidD. assistance22. Mr. Henry was given a medal in _____ of his service to his country.A. gratitudeB. knowledgeC. recognitionD. response23. Everyone knows about pollution problems, but not many people have _____ any solutions.A. thought overB. come up withC. looked intoD. got round to24. You _____ as well seek for a fish in the tree as try to do that.A. mustB. wouldC. shouldD. might25. _____ calculations have shown that the earth’s resources may run out before the end of the next century.A. RawB. RudeC. CrudeD. Blunt26. By the time you receive this letter, I _____ for China.A. will have leftB. have leftC. would have leftD. will leave27. Prizes are awarded _____ the number of points scored.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. resulting fromB. adding upC. presented toD. according to28. The needs of gifted children in schools have long been _____ neglected.A. dolefullyB. woefullyC. idlyD. pathetically29. I must take this watch to be repaired; it _____ over 20 minutes a day.A. increasesB. gainsC. acceleratesD. progresses30. It had been a trying afternoon, _____ at about six o’clock in the television breaking down.A. culminatingB. leadingC. arrivingD. finalizingPart 2: Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word in the numbered space provided in thecolumn on the right. (0) has been done as an example. (10 pts)According to some (0) _____ (SCIENCE), high-risk sports can be particularly (31)scientists_____ (VALUE) for certain types of people. Such activities help them to learn that31. ________________being (32) _____ (FRIGHT) doesn’t mean that they have to lose control. The32. ________________recent fashion for jumping from bridges attached to a (33) _____ (LONG) of elastic 33. ________________rope, known as “bungee jumping”, has now been tried by over one million people34. ________________(34) _____ (WORLD) and interest in it is continuing to grow.35. ________________Before the special elastic rope (35) _____ (TIGHT) around them, jumpers reach36. ________________37. ________________speeds of nearly 160kph. First-timers are usually too (36) _____ (TERROR) to38. ________________open their mouths, and when they are finally (37) _____ (LOW) safely to the39. ________________ground, they walk around with broad smiles on their faces, saying (38) _____(REPEAT) how amazing it was. However, for some people, it is only the (39)40. _____________________ (EMBARRASS) of refusing to jump at the last minute that finally persuadesthem to conquer their fear of (40) _____ (HIGH) and push themselves off intospace.Part 3: The passage below contains 10 mistakes. Underline the mistakes and write their correctforms in the space provided in the column on the right. (0) has been done as an example. (10 pts)Traditional, mental tests have been divided into two types.0. traditional → traditionally41. _____________________Achievement tests are designed to measure acquiring skills andknowledge, particularly those that have been explicitness taught. The 42. _____________________proficiency exams required by few states for high school graduation43. _____________________are achievement tests. Aptitude tests are designed and measure a44. _____________________person’s ability to acquire new skills but knowledge. For example,45. _____________________46. _____________________vocation aptitude tests can help you decide whether you would do47. _____________________better like a mechanic or musician. However, all mental tests are insome sense achievement tests because they assumption some sort48. _____________________49. _____________________of past learning or experience with certainly objects, words, orsituations. The difference between achievement and aptitude tests is 50. _____________________the degree and intention use.Part 4: Fill in each of the gaps with the correct preposition or particle. Write your answers in thenumbered spaces provided below the passage. (10 pts)The show was fully booked (51) _____ for weeks, and when it opened last night, the public poured (52)_____ and very soon the London Arts Center was packed (53) _____. But why? What did they come to see?They came to see human beings take (54) _____ circus animals, men in cat suits who stood (55) _____ for reallions and tigers. The show was put (56) _____ by its creators to protest (57) _____ traditional circuses and tosend a message about cruelty to animals. The show was timed to tie (58) _____ with the National Protection ofAnimals Week. It was a good idea, but the standard of the performances was third-rate and an embarrassingnumber of people simply walked (59) _____ before it ended. There were some amusing moments when theperformers sent (60) _____ typical circus folks, but overall it was a dismal show. Despite the large turnout forthe show’s first night, I doubt it will attract many people during the rest of its seven-day run.Part 5: Complete each sentence with the correct form of ONE of the phrasal verbs below. Writeyour answers in the numbered spaces provided below the passage. Each verb is used only once. (10pts)try outslip upcarry onget byput outtake afterget downlook upgo throughturn down61. If you’re finding it difficult to _____ on your salary, why don’t you ask for a raise?62. I know what you’re _____ and I feel really sorry for you.63. In many ways you _____ your father.64. If you _____ you’ll get into trouble.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 65. I proposed to her but she _____ me _____.66. You’d better _____ your cigarette because smoking isn’t allowed in here.67. If you _____ working so hard, you’ll make yourself ill.68. Stop worrying about it. Don’t let this failure ____ you _____.69. The car’s in quite good condition but you can _____ it _____ before you make any decision to buy,70. When I was in New York, I was able to _____ several old friends I hadn’t seen for years.Part 6: Insert A, AN, THE or Ø (zero article) where necessary. Write your answers in thenumbered spaces provided below the passage. (10 pts)Suddenly (71) _____ blackbird flew to (72) _____ top of (73) _____ beach. She perched way up on (74) _____topmost twig that stuck up thin against (75) _____. Then she commenced to sing.Her little black body seemed only (76) _____ tiny dark speck at that distance. She looked like (77) _____ olddead leaf. But she poured out her song in (78) _____ great flood of rejoicing through (79) _____ whole forest.And (80) _____ things began to stir.III. READING COMPREHENSIONPart 1: Read the following passage and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap.Circle A, B, C or D to indicate your answer. (10 pts)The ability to weep is a uniquely human form of emotional response. Some scientists have suggestedthat human tears are (81) _____ of an aquatic past – but this does not seem very likely. We cry from themoment we enter this world, for a number of reasons. Helpless babies cry to persuade their parents that theyare ill, hungry or uncomfortable. As they (82) _____, they will also cry just to attract parental attention and willoften stop when they get it.The idea that having a good cry do you (83) _____ is a very old one and now it has scientific validity sincerecent research into tears has shown that they (84) _____ a natural painkiller called enkaphalin. By fightingsorrow and pain this chemical helps you feel better. Weeping can increase the quantities of enkaphalin you (85)_____.Unfortunately, in our society we impose restrictions upon this naturally (86) _____ activity. Because somepeople still regard it as a (87) _____ of weakness in men, boys in particular are admonished when they cry.This kind of repression can only increase stress, both emotionally and physically.Tears of emotion also help the body (88) _____ itself of toxic chemical waste, for there is more protein in themthan in tears resulting from cold winds or other irritants. Crying comforts, calms and can be very enjoyable –(89) _____ the popularity of highly emotional films which are commonly (90) _____ “weepies”. It seems thatpeople enjoy crying together almost as much as laughing together.81. A. witnessB. evidenceC. resultD. display82. A. evolveB. changeC. developD. alter83. A. betterB. fineC. goodD. well84. A. containB. retainC. holdD. keep85. A. constructB. achieveC. provideD. produce86. A. curingB. treatingC. healingD. improving87. A. hintB. symbolC. featureD. sign88. A. releaseB. ridC. loosenD. expel89. A. considerB. remarkC. distinguishD. regard90. A. namedB. entitledC. subtitledD. calledPart 2: Read the following passage and fill the blank with ONE suitable word. Write your answerin the space provided below the passage. (10 pts)New technologies, like all technologies, are morally neutral. (91) _____ their advent makes the world abetter place or not depends on the uses to which they are (92) _____. And that, (93) _____ turn, depends uponthe decisions of many people, especially of politicians, managers, trade (94) _____ leaders, engineers andscientists. The new technologies, cheap, flexible, dependent on knowledge and information as their main input,can (95) _____ human being from many of their current constraints for example constraints of resources andgeography. (96) _____ the new technologies could also (97) _____ those with power to control their fellowcitizens even more effectively than in the (98) _____ efficient dictatorships of the past. The new technologicalsociety will (99) _____ colossal demands on our imagination and ingenuity and on the capacity (100) _____ ourinstitutions to respond to new challenges.Part 3: Read the following passage and answer the questions from 101 to 110. (10 pts)Legend has it that sometime toward the end of the Civil War (1861-1865) a government train carryingoxen traveling through the northern plains of eastern Wyoming was caught in a snowstorm and had to beBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 abandoned. The driver returned the next spring to see what had become of his cargo. Instead of the skeletonshe had expected to find, he saw his oxen, living, fat, and healthy. How had they survived?The answer lay in a resource that unknowing Americans lands trampled underfoot in their haste to cross the“Great American Desert” to reach lands that sometimes proved barren. In the eastern parts of the UnitedStates, the preferred grass for forage was a cultivated plant. It grew well with enough rain, then when cut andstored it would cure and become nourishing hay for winter feed. But in the dry grazing lands of the West thatfamiliar bluejoint grass was often killed by drought. To raise cattle out there seemed risky or even hopeless.Who could imagine a fairy-tale grass that required no rain and somehow made it possible for cattle to feedthemselves all winter? But the surprising western wild grasses did just that. They had wonderfully convenientfeatures that made them superior to the cultivated eastern grasses. Variously known as buffalo grass, gramagrass, or mesquite grass, not only were they immune to drought; but they were actually preserved by the lack ofsummer and autumn rains. They were not juicy like the cultivated eastern grasses, but had short, hard stems.And they did not need to be cured in a barn, but dried right where they grew on the ground. When they dried inthis way, they remained naturally sweet and nourishing through the winter. Cattle left outdoors to fend forthemselves thrived on this hay. And the cattle themselves helped plant the fresh grass year after year for theytrampled the natural seeds firmly into the soil to be watered by the melting snows of winter and the occasionalrains of spring. The dry summer air cured them much as storing in a barn cured the cultivated grasses.101. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. A type of wild vegetationB. Western migration after Civil WarC. The raising of cattleD. The climate of the Western United States102. What can be inferred by the phrase “Legend has it” in line 1?A. Most history book include the story of the train.B. The story of the train is similar to other ones from that time period.C. The driver of the train invented the story.D. The story of the train may not be completed factual.103. The word “they” in line 4 refers to _____.A. plainsB. skeletonsC. oxenD. Americans104. What can be inferred about the “Great American Desert” mentioned in line 7?A. Many had settled there by the 1860’s.B. It was not originally assumed to be a fertile area.C. It was a popular place to raise cattle before the Civil War. D. It was not discovered until the late 1800’s.105. The word “barren” in line 7 is closed in meaning to _____.A. lonelyB. uncomfortableC. infertileD. dangerous106. The word “preferred” in line 8 is closed in meaning to _____.A. favoredB. availableC. ordinaryD. required107. Which of the following can be inferred about the cultivated grass mentioned in the second paragraph?A. Cattle raised in the Western United States refused to eat it. B. It had to be imported into the UnitedStates.C. It would probably not grow in the western United States.D. It was difficult for cattle to digest.108. Which of the following was NOT one of the names given to the western grasses?A. Mesquite grassB. Bluejoint grassC. Buffalo grassD. Gramagrass109. Which of the following was NOT mentioned as a characteristic of western grasses?A. They contain little moisture B. They have tough stemsC. They can be grown indoors D. They are not affected by dry weather110. According to the passage, the cattle help promote the growth of the wild grass by_____.A. eating only small quantities of grass. B. continually moving from one grazing area to another.C. naturally fertilizing the soil. D. stepping on and pressing the seeds into the ground.IV. WRITING (6/20 points)Part 1: Finish the second sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentenceprinted before it111. Customs officials are stopping more travelers than usual this week.→ An increased________________112. I left without saying goodbye as I didn’t want to disturb the meeting. → Rather ________________113. My decision to get up and dance coincided with the band’s decision to stop playing. → The moment________114. He never suspected that the bicycle had been stolen.→ At no time ________________115. How could I help, except to offer to lend her some money?→ Other ________________BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 Part 2: Use the word(s) given in the brackets and make any necessary additions to complete anew sentence in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence. Do NOTchange the form of the given word(s).116. To this day no one has equaled his achievements in the field of technology. (unsurpassed)→ To this day ………………………………………………………… in the field of technology.117. Peter grimaced as he swallowed the foul-tasting medicine. (pulled)→ Peter ……………………………………………………………….the foul-tasting medicine.118. It’s unfortunately that the construction of the building will not be finished as originally planned. (longer)→ The construction of the building ………………………………………………………… unfortunate.119. What he told me made me very curious to hear the rest of the history. (appetite)→ What he told me ………………………………………………………………………….. the story.120. They chose not to drive because they thought there would be too much snow. (fear)→ They chose …………………………………………………………………….…. too much snow._____THE END_____ĐÁP ÁNI. PHONETICS: 1/20 pointsPart 1: (5 x 0.1 = 0.5)1. B 2. A3. CPart 2: (5 x 0.1 = 0.5)6. D 7. B8. A4. C5. B9. A10. DII. LEXICO – GRAMMAR: 6/20 pointsPart 1: (20 x 0.05 = 1)11. B 12. B13. A14. A15. D16. A 17. C18. D19. D20. C21. A 22. C23. B24. D25. C26. A 27. D28. B29. B30. APart 2: (10 x 0.1 = 1)31. value → valuable 36. terror → terrified32. fright → frightened37. low → lowered33. long → length38. repeat → repeatedly34. world – worldwide 39. embarrass → embarrassment35. tight → tightened 40. high → heightsPart 3: (10 x 0.1 = 1)41. acquiring → acquired46. vocation → vocational42. explicitness → explicitly 47. like → as43. few → a few48. assumption → assume44. and → to49. certainly → certain45. but → to50. intention → intendedPart 4: (10 x 0.1 = 1)51. up 52. in53. out54. off55. in56. on 57. against58. in59. out60. upPart 5: (10 x 0.1 = 1)61. get by 62. going through63. take after 64. slip up65. turned down66. put out67. carry on 68. get down 69. try out70. look upPart 6: (10 x 0.1 = 1)71. a72. the73. a74. the75. the76. a77. an78. a79. the80. ØIII. READING COMPREHENSION: 4/20 pointsPart 1: (10 x 0.1 = 1)81. B82. C83. C84. A85. D86. C87. D88. B89. A90. DPart 2: (10 x 0.1 = 1)91. whether 92. put 93. in 94. union95. free96. but 97. enable98. most99. make100. ofPart 3: (10 x 0.2 = 2)101. A102. B103. C104. D105. CBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 106. A 107. C108. B109. D110. BIV. WRITING: 6/20 pointsPart 1: (5 x 0.2 = 1)111. An increased number of travellers is being stopped by customs officials this week.112. Rather than disturb the meeting, I left without saying goodbye.113. The moment I decided to get up to dance, the band decided to stop playing.114. At no time did he suspect that the bicycle had been stolen.115. Other than to offer to lend her some money, how could I help?Part 2: (5 x 0.2 = 1)116. his achievements are unsurpassed.117. pulled a face as he swallowed.118. will take longer than originally planned, which is.119. whetted my appetite for the rest of.120. not to drive for fear of.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT ........----------------ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤT(Đề thi gồm 5 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 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 1stComplete the table below. Write ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.AddressRoomsMonthly rentProblemOakington AvenueLiving/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 answerLATIN AMERICAN STUDIES1. Paul decided to get work experience in South America because he wantedA 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 toA 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 ambitiousBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 PART II. PHONETICSI. Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from those of the other words.1. A. latterB. labelC. ladderD. latitudeB. roarC. flourD. soar2. A. pourB. purchaseC. bookcaseD. suitcase3. A. chase4. A. threadB. featherC. breadD. beadB. prefaceC. preparationD. prejudice5. A. prepareII. 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 be C. can robots D. 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 containingC. 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 betterB. the better so muchC. so much the betterD. 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. advertised C. advertisingD. advertisement10. Van Gogh suffered from depression ____________ by overwork and ill-health.A. brought onB. coming aboutC. taken upD. put throughBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 II. 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 arrive6. 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 do dangerousthings safely. (2) ________ can crash a car, but if you are shooting a film, you have to be extremely (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 scenes and form a team.He is the only person who can go (6) __________ the wishes of the director, although he will usually onlydo 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 theBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 important 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. called6. A. overB. againstC. throughD. across7. A. interestsB. needsC. purposesD. regards8. A. workB. getC. putD. stand9. A. connectedB. arrangedC. involvedD. affected10. A. limitsB. endsC. frontiersD. 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 industrializationBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 2. 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. insensitivity5. 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 refer 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.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC----------------ĐÁP ÁN(Đề thi gồm 5 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 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 đềTotal: 130ptsPART I: LISTENINGSection 1. (10pts)1.central2.6003. 2 year(s)4.garage5.garden6.study7.noisy8.5959.concert10.swimmingSection 2 (10pts)1.C2.C3.A4.B5.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 trying 10. by myselfIII. Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE. (10pts)1. from2. at/by3.against4. about5. from6.at7.over8. for9.of10.offIV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word. (10pts)1. Adaptation2. passers-by3.worrisome4.respectful5.immobilize6.disapproval7.determination8.reasonably9.rearrange10.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.BPART 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.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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 ------BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT ........—————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi có 4 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2011-2012ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh trường THPT ChuyênThời gian làm bài: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đề————————PART I. LISTENINGYou are going to listen to a conversation between Janet and her friend. Janet is telling her friendabout her holiday. As you listen, write down brief notes in the boxes below about her holiday. Youshould write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in each blank.You will hear the recording TWICE.DayWhat Janet didSaturdayArrived at the hotel at (1) ______.SundayHired a (2) ______. Went to Safari Park and saw monkeys and (3) ______.MondayWent to (4) _______ and Stonehenge. Took a lot of (5) ______.TuesdayJoined a (6) _______. Visited Trafalgar (7)______, Westminster Abbey, the Houses ofParliament, and saw the (8) _______ of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Also went to(9) ______ and the Tower of London.Wednesday Went to Greenwich by (10) ______.ThursdayWent shopping for (11) _______. Went to see a film called (12) _______ in the evening.Friday(13) _______ all day. Stayed in hotel. Played (14) ______.SaturdayLeft hotel at (15) _______.PART II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY (3.5 PT)I. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct answer among four options (A, B, C orD)1. Jack _____________ a fortune when his great uncle Jack passed on.A. made intoB. went intoC. came intoD. bought2. Telephone service to that remote village can't be ______ this year.A. providedB. suppliedC. improvedD. made3. His company had to close because of_______.A. redundancyB. economic difficultiesC. subtitlesD. a high rate of unemployment4. I couldn't ______over how well the team play!A. makeB. getC. turnD. put5. Even if you are good at a game, you shouldn't be______.A. overconfidentB. unconfidentC. confidentialD. confidentable6. “Is it true that you fell asleep in class yesterday?”“Unfortunately, yes. ________ is unbelievable. I’m very embarrassed.”A. That I could do such a thing itB. That I could do such a thingC. I could do such a thing itD. I could do such a thing7. ________ is the biggest city in Michigan, it is not the capital.A. DetroitB. If DetroitC. Although Detroit D. Detroit, which8. An almost _______ line of traffic was moving at a snail’s pace through the town.A. continuousB. constantC. continualD. stopping9. They were walking on tiptoe ______ the Director's room.A. passB. passedC. pastD. passing10. I haven’t been feeling very well ________.A. of lateB. not long agoC. currentlyD. by nowBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 II. Each line of the following passage has one mistake related to either grammar or vocabulary usage.Find and correct them.Air pollution is a cause for ill – health in human beings. It a lot ofcountries, there are laws limited the amount of smoke which factories canproduce. Because there isn't enough information on the amount of smoke inthe atmosphere, doctors have proved that air pollution makes lung cancer.The gases from the exhausts of cars have also risen air pollution in mostcities. The lead in petrol produces a poisoned gas which often collects inbusy streets surrounding by high buildings. Children who live in areaswhere there is a lot of lead in the atmosphere cannot think as quick as otherchildren and they are clumsy where they use their hands. There are long-termeffects of pollution. If the gases in the atmosphere continues to increase, theearth's climate will become warmer. A lot of ice near the Poles may water andmay cause serious floods.0. for --> of1. _________2. _________3. _________4. _________5. _________6. _________7. _________8. _________9. _________10. ________III. Use the given phrasal verbs to replace the underlined words/phrases in the sentences. Then putthe verbs in the correct form in the sentences.come intogo roundfall throughdo withoutturn inmake outdraw uptake afterlet onturn down1. Before we do anything else, we ought to prepare a plan of action.2. It was getting late so I decided to go to bed.3. I believe that Diana has recently inherited a lot of money.4. Do you think there is enough food to feed everybody?5. If we can’t get any bread, we’ll just have to manage.6. He speaks very badly. I can’t understand what he’s saying.7. Don’t say anything to the children about the party. I want it to be a promise.8. I was rejected for the army on the health ground.9. We’ve made all the arrangements. Let’s hope our plans don’t fail.10. I resemble my mother. She was small with blond hair and had a terrible memory too.IV. Use the word given in capitals to form a word that fits in the gap in the sentences. Write youranswers on your answer sheet.1. I’ll never forget the _________ I felt in the situation. (HUMILIATE)2. She’s so ________ that she won’t let anything stand in the way of her ambition. (MIND)3. That was a very ________ thing to say. (HURT)4. It’s ______ of him to lose his temper like that – he’s usually very calm. (CHARACTER)5. He stood at the door to make sure that no one _______ the party. (GATE)PART III. READINGI. Read the passage carefully , then fill in the blank a suitable word.The majority of lottery winners change their lives (1) __________ little, and continue on theirsettled way happy ever after. A couple of years ago, a Mr. David Horabin won a million. He had beenstruggling to (2) _________ a success of his dry cleaning shop for the past 12 months. He accepted hischeque in a small ceremony (3) ________ the premises at 2.30, and by three o'clock he had reopened forbusiness. The reaction of Mr. Pasquale Consalvo who won $30 million in the New York state lottery wasvery (4) _________. He was unhappy not to be able to fulfill his desire to go to work as (5) ___________on the day he won. He also said that if the money made him (6) ____________ he would give it back. Infact, the chances of his life being made a misery by his new-found wealth are almost (7) _________ slimthough not quite as the sixty million-to-one odds he beat to take a jackpot (8)________ had remainedunclaimed through six previous draws. Gambling small amounts (9) __________ the lottery is a harmless ifBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 futile hobby. (10) __________, gambling can become an addiction, increasingly so as the activity becomessocially acceptable.II. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct option (marked A, B, C or D) to answer thequestions.A recent survey of crime statistics shows that we are all more likely to be burgled now than 20 yearsago and the police advise everyone to take a few simple precautions to protect their homes.The first fact is that burglars and other intruders prefer easy opportunities, like a house which is veryobviously empty. This is much less of a challenge than an occupied house, and one which is well-protected.A burglar will wonder if it is worth the bother.There are some general tips on how to avoid your home becoming another crime statistic. Avoidleaving signs that your house is empty. When you have to go out, leave at least one light on as well as aradio or television, and do not leave any curtains wide open. The sight of your latest music centre orcomputer is enough to tempt any burglar.Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place. The first place a burglar will look is under thedoormat or in a flower pot and even somewhere more 'imaginative' could soon be uncovered by theintruder. It is much safer to leave a key with a neighbor you can trust. But if your house is in a quiet,desolate area be aware that this will be a burglar's dream, so deter any potential criminal from approachingyour house by fitting security lights to the outside of your house.But what could happen if, in spite of the aforementioned precautions, a burglar or intruder hasdecided to target your home? Windows are usually the first point of entry for many intruders. Downstairswindows provide easy access while upstairs windows can be reached with a ladder or by climbing up thedrainpipe. Before going to bed you should double-check that all windows and shutters are locked. Nomatter how small your windows may be, it is surprising what a narrow gap a determined burglar canmanage to get through. For extra security, fit window locks to the inside of the window.What about entry via doors? Your back door and patio doors, which are easily forced open, shouldhave top quality security locks fitted. Even though this is expensive it will be money well spent. Install aburglar alarm if you can afford it as another line of defence against intruders.A sobering fact is that not all intruders have to break and enter into a property. Why go to the troubleof breaking in if you can just knock and be invited in? Beware of bogus officials or workmen and,particularly if you are elderly, fit a chain and an eye hole so you can scrutinize callers at your leisure. Whenyou do have callers never let anybody into your home unless you are absolutely sure they are genuine. Askto see an identity card, for example.If you are in the frightening position of waking in the middle of the night and think you can hear anintruder, then on no account should you approach the intruder. Far better to telephone the police and waitfor help.1. According to the writer, we should _______.A. avoid leaving our house emptyB. only go out when we have toC. always keep the curtains closedD. give the impression that our house is occupied when we go out2. The “aforementioned precautions” refer to steps that _______.A. will tell a burglar if your house is empty or notB. are the most important precautions to take to make your home safeC. will stop a potential burglarD. will not stop an intruder if he has decided to try and enter your home3. Gaining entry to a house through a small window _______.A. is surprisingly difficultB. is not as difficult as people thinkC. is less likely to happen than gaining entry through a doorD. is tried only by very determined burglars4 . According to the writer, window locks, security locks and burglar alarms _______.A. cost a lot of money but are worth itB. are good value for moneyC. are luxury itemsD. are absolutely essential items5. The writer argues that fitting a chain and an eye hole _______.A. will prevent your home being burgledBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 B. avoids you having to invite people into your homeC. is only necessary for elderly peopleD. gives you time to check if the visitor is genuineIII. Choose the word that best fits each of the blanks in the following passage. Circle A, B, C or D toindicate your answers.Viewed from the outside (1) ________, the Houses of Parliament look impressive. The architecturegives the place a traditional look, and the buildings are sandwiched between a busy square and the river,making them a (2) ________between the country house of an eccentric duke and a Victorian railwaystation. You have only to learn that the members (3) ______ to each other as ‘The Honorable Member to(4) ______ the picture of a dignified gentlemen’s club, with of course a few ladies to (5) _______ thenumbers. Sadly, over the past few years first radio, and now television, have shown the general public, whoare (6) ______ the electorate, what in fact goes on when bills are discussed and questions are asked. Thefirst obvious fact is that the chamber is very rarely full, and there may be only a handful of memberspresent, some of whom are quite clearly asleep, telling jokes to their neighbor, or shouting like badlybehaved schoolchildren. There is not enough room for them all in the chamber in any (7) _______, which isa second worrying point. Of course, television does not follow the work of committees, which are the smalldiscussions groups that do most of the real work of the House. But the (8) ______ impression that votersreceive of the workings of government is not a good one. To put it (9) _______, parliament looksdisorganized, is clearly behind the time and seems to be filled with bores and comedians. This ispresumably why members (10) _______ for so long the efforts of the BBC to broadcast parliamentarymatters on television.1. A. likewiseB. at leastC. neverthelessD. as well2. A. mixtureB. combinationC. crossD. match3. A. callB. referC. speakD. submit4. A. finalizeB. endC. concludeD. complete5. A. take awayB. bring aboutC. make upD. set in6. A. after allB. anywayC. evenD. furthermore7. A. pointB. wayC. matterD. case8. A. totalB. broadC. overallD. comprehensive9. A. bluntlyB. shortlyC. directlyD. basically10. A. preventedB. checkedC. defiedD. resistedPART IV: WRITINGI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentenceprinted before it.1. The phone stopped ringing the moment I got down stairs.No sooner _______________________________________________2. He is determined to carry on working when he is 65.He has no ________________________________________________3. He was very sorry that he didn’t see Audrey on her trip to London.He greatly ______________________________________________4. She agreed to go out to dinner with him because she assumed he was not married.Had she __________________________________________________5. Everyone was surprised that the singer had very little money when he died.The singer had _____________________________________________II. Write about the following topic:‘Some people feel that certain workers like nurses, doctors and teachers are undervalued andshould be paid more’How far do you agree?Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge orexperience.You should write at least 150 words.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 -------The end-------KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2011-2012ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh trường THPT Chuyên Vĩnh Phúc————————PART 1. LISTENING (15 pts: 1/item)SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC—————1. 5 pm.2. small family car3. lions4. Oxford5. photographs6. sightseeing tour7. Square8. changing9. Tower Bridge10. boatPART II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY (35pt)I. (10pts: 1pt/item)1. C2. A3. B6. B7. C8. AII. (10pts: 1pt/item)11. presents and souvenirs12. Star Wars13. Rained14. table tennis15. 10 am4. B9. C5. A10. A1. limited --> limiting6. surrounding --> surrounded2. Because --> Although7. quick --> quickly3. makes --> causes8. where--> when4. risen --> increased9. continues --> continue5. poisoned --> poisonous10. water --> meltIII. (10pts: 1 pt/item)1. draw up2. turn in6. make out7. let onIV. ( 5pts: 1pt/ item)1. humiliation2. single-minded/strong-minded3. came into8. turned down3. hurtful4. go round9. fall though4. uncharacteristic5. do without10. take after5. gate-crashedPART III. READINGI. (10pts: 1pt/item)1. but2. make3. at4. similar5. usual6. unhappy7. as8. that9. on10. HoweverII. (5 pts: 1 pt/item)1. D2. D3. B4. A5. DIII. (10pts: 1pt/item)1. B2. C3. B4. D5. C6. A7. D8.C9. A10. DPART IV. WRITINGI. (5 pts: 1pt/item)1. No sooner had I got downstairs than the phone stopped ringing.2. He has no intention of giving up working/ retiring when he is 65.3. He greatly regretted not seeing Audrey on her trip to London.4. Had she known that he was married, she would not have agreed to go out to dinner with him.5. The singer had very little money (left) when he died, which surprised everybody.II. Write about the following topic: 20 ptsThe impression mark is based on the following scheme:BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 1. Content (10 pts): a provision of all main ideas and details as appropriate2. Language (5pts): a variety of vocabulary and structures appropriate to the level of Englishlanguage gifted upper-secondary school students3. Presentation (5pts): coherence, cohesion, and style appropriate to the level of English languagegifted upper-secondary school students.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC---------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKÌ THI CHỌN HSG VÒNG TỈNH – NĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 11Dành cho học sinh các trường THPT không chuyênThời gian làm bài: 180 phút(Đề thi gồm 05 trang)A.LISTENINGI. Listen to the conversation between Mary and John then decide the given statements are true orfalse by writing T ( for true), F (for false) in the box provided.You will hear the conversation TWICE.1. John has just published his latest book.2. The topic of the book is about the Loch Ness Monster.3. He has some problems with his computer.4. He is going to Scotland to visit some of his friends.5. He expects that when he gets back home he will find his word processor workingproperly.II. You will hear a man called Mike telling you about his plans for the evening. For the question 110, complete the notes which summarize what he says. You should write NO MORE THAN 3WORDS into each of the blanks. You will hear the conversation TWICE.1. Mike knows that Jill is coming to see him because she____________________2. She should turn up just____________________3. Mike has just bought himself____________________4. Jill used to be mad on music and dancing but Mike liked watching____________________5. Two things prevent Mike from going to a restaurant: one is the poor ____________________6. and the other is he____________________7. Mike wants to take Jill to a special room at____________________8. The furniture in the room is the wrong____________________9. Mike wants Jill to try the room out but the museum closes____________________10. In the end, Mike wonders about taking Jill to see Herbert andMuriet, who are____________________B. PHONETICSPick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. A. advanceB. agrarianC. apartmentD. attitude2. A. minorityB. performanceC. helicopterD. floppy3. A. eradicateB. representC. longevityD. telecommunication4. A. cultivationB. consumptionC. subscriberD. shuttle5. A. gamesB. partnersC. fieldsD. reportsC. LEXICAL – GRAMMARI. Choose from the four options given (marked A, B, C and D) one best answer to complete each sentence.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. At the end of the meal, we had delicious __________ fruit juices.A. endingB. closingC. dessertD. last2. Friendship is like a game. If you want to join it, you must learn the __________.A. lawsB. factsC. customsD. rulesBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 3. Mr. Ralph _________Mathematics before he ________ to literature.A. had taught/ had changedB. was teaching/ changedC. taught/ was changingD. had taught/ changed4. __________mad men are responsible for their actions.A. FewerB. FewC. LessD. Little5. The last World Cup was __________ in South Africa.A. brokenB. happenedC. heldD. taken palce6. I object _________ to the sea in this cold weather.A. to goingB. goingC. about goingD. of going7. What an excellent student she is! She almost has no _________ the exercise.A. difficult to finishB. difficulty to finishC. difficulty in finishingD. difficult finishing8. I want to congratulate you __________ the contest.A. to winB. on winningC. at winningD. about winning.9. You gave me precious help __________ I am extremely grateful.A. to whichB. for thatC. to thatD. for which10. I bought 20 roses, three __________ were destroyed before I came home.A. of themB. among themC. among whichD. of which11. John, __________ that his girlfriend went out with another guy, decided to say goodbye to her.A. believingB. believedC. to believeD. believe12. Unfortunately, the university reacted unfavorably _________ the proposals.A. againstB. byC. toD. with13. Either I or they __________enjoying the party now.A. areB. isC. wasD. were14. Unlike my brother, who always fails to finish English tests, I am quite good _________ this subject.A. inB. aboutC. ofD. at15. I really must __________my car repaired soon.A. needB. have needed my car C. haveD. let my car.II. Supply the correct form of the words in brackets.1. The surgeon tried their best to save his life, but unfortunately the operation was _______.(SUCCESS)2. He was very _______ of the work he had done. (PRIDE)3. There were 50 _______ in the talent contest. (COMPETE)4. Our _______ has lasted a lifetime. (FRIEND)5. It was a complete _________ due to their poor planning. (FAIL)III. Fill in the blanks suitable particles or prepositions.1. The bomb went _______ in a crowded street last night.2. Peter arranged to meet Helen after work last night but she didn’t turn _______.3. I know how wonderful you are. There no need to show _______.4. There used to be a shop at the end of this street but it closed _______ a month ago.5. Things will get easier as time goes _______.D. READINGI. Read the following passage then choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C and D) tocomplete the numbered blanks in the passage. Identify your answers by writing the corresponding letter A,B, C or D on your answer sheet.Many of the world’s people are concerned __________(1) the dwindling number of whales inthe oceans and seas. They are worried because the number of whales is getting so __________(2).Whales are very large, aquatic animals. People have hunted whales __________(3) about the eleventhcentury. Certain types of whales have been hunted too much. Recently, their numbers have decreased soBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 much that they are in _________(4) of becoming extinct. These concerned people are working to savethe whales.Why do people want to save the whales? There are two important reasons. One reason is that whaleshelp to keep a balance between plants and animals. People have __________(5) this balance. People getrid of their wastes by throwing them into the oceans and seas. People’s sewage and garbage increase the_________(6) of salt in ocean and sea water. The increased salt helps some plants and some very smallanimals _________(7). These plants and animals can be _________(8) to fish. Whales eat enormousamounts of plankton, the plants and animals that thrive in very salty water. __________(9), whales arevery important because they keep the ocean environment clean enough for fish. In addition, because fish__________(10) necessary food for many people, people need whales, and many people want to savethem.1.A. ofB. aboutC. toD. with2. A. littleB. greatC. largeD. small3. A. inB. sinceC. atD. of4. A. dangerousB. endangeredC. dangerD. dangered5. A. distributedB. destroyedC. disturbedD. followed6. A. numberB. amountC. varietyD. much7. A. growB. developC. appearD. increase8. A. goodB. usefulC. harmfulD. bad9. A. ThereforeB. HoweverC. ButD. Moreover10. A. bringB. provideC. giveD. takeII. Read the following passage and then choose the best answer by writing the letter A, B, C or D onthe answer sheet.Line Just two months after the flight of Apollo 10, the Apollo 11 astronauts made their historiclanding on the surface of the Moon. This momentous trip for humanity also providedscientists with an abundance of material for study; from rock and soil samples brought backfrom the Moon, scientists have been able to determine much about the composition of theMoon as well as to draw interferences about the development of the Moon from its(5)composition.The Moon soil that came back on Apollo 11 contains small bits of rock and glass which wereprobably ground from the large rocks when meteors impacted with the surface of the Moon.The bits of glass are spherical in shape and constitute approximately half of the Moon soil.(10) Scientists found no trace of animal or plant life in this soil.In addition to the Moon soil, astronauts gathered two basic types of rocks from the surface ofthe Moon: basalt and breccia. Basalt is cooled and hardened volcanic lava common to theEarth. Since basalt is formed under extremely high temperatures, the presence of this type ofrock is an indication that the temperature of the Moon was once extremely hot. Breccia, the(15) other kind of rock brought back by the astronauts, was formed during the impact of fallingobjects on the surface of the Moon. This second type of rock consists of small pieces of rockcompressed together by the force of impact. Gases such as hydrogen and helium were foundin some of the rocks, and scientists believe that these gases were carried to the Moon by solarwind, the streams of gases that are constantly emitted by the Sun.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 1. The paragraph preceding the passage most likely discussesA. astronaut trainingB. the inception of the Apollo space programC. a different space tripD. previous Moon landings.2. What is the subject of this passage?A. The Apollo astronautsB. Soil on the Moon.C. What the Moon is made ofD. Basalt and breccia.3. An “ abundance” in line 3 isA. a disorderly pileB. a wealthy bunchC. an insignificant proportionD. a large amount4. According to the passage, what does Moon soil consist of?A. Hydrogen and heliumB. Large chunks of volcanic lavaC. Tiny pieces of stones and glassD. Stream of gases5. Which of the following was NOT brought back to the Earth by the astronauts?A. BasaltB. SoilC. BrecciaD. Plant life6. An “ indication” in line 14 isA. an exhibitionB. a clueC. a denialD. a dictate7. According to the passage, breccia was formedA. when objects struck the MoonB. from volcanic lavaC. when streams of gases hit the surface of the Moon D. from the interaction of helium and hydrogen.8. It is implied in the passage that scientists believe that the gases found in the Moon rocksA. were not originally from the MoonB. were created inside the rocksC. traveled from the Moon to the SunD. caused the Moon’s temperature to rise9. The author’s purpose in this passage is toA. describe some rock and soil samplesB. explain some of the things learned from space flightsC. propose a new theory about the creation of the MoonD. demonstrate the difference between basalt and breccia10. It can be inferred from the passage thatA. the only items of importance that astronauts brought back from the Moon were rock and soil samplesB. scientists learned relatively little from the Moon rock and soil samplesC. scientists do not believe that it is necessary to return to the MoonD. rock and soil samples were only some of a myriad of significant items from the Moon.III. Read the following passage then choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C and D) tocomplete the numbered blanks in the passage. Identify your answers by writing the corresponding letter A,B, C or D on your answer sheet.Stamp collecting! What a wonderful hobby! I began when I was only five. I used to_________(1) for the postman’s arrival, always eager to seize unwanted envelopes and tear off thecorner with the stamp stuck __________(2) it.Once- I remember it all too clear- 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 __________(4) went toinvestigate. There are four or five envelopes, all with very enticing stamps.__________(5) at the tender age of five I knew one doesn’t open mail addressed to other people.__________(6), tearing just the corners off the envelopes struck me as perfectly fair and allowable, andthat’s what I did. I carefully tore as __________(7) to the stamps as possible, feeling that even theenvelopes, which were addressed to my parents and not to me, should be treated with __________(8).There was nothing furtive in what I did. I knew my parents would see what I’d done, and I didn’t thinkthere was any__________(9) in it. They always let me remove the corners after they’d opened them.Later, though, my father solemnly showed me his letters. They looked distinctly moth-eaten, with bitestaken out of the corners and sides. I began to __________(10) what I’d done!BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 1. A. stareB. watchC. lookD. peer2. A. overB. inC. onD. of3. A. cameB. wasC. layD. arrived4. A. hurriedlyB. hurriedC. hurryD. hurrily5. A. Because ofB. EvenC. Due toD.To6. A. HoweverB. ButC. SoD. Although7. A. nearbyB. nextC. closeD. round8. A. gentlenessB. cautionC. honourD. respect9. A. troubleB. harmC. wrongD. bad10. A. acceptB. admitC. realizeD. confess.E. WRITINGI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentenceprinted before it.1. If I were you, I’d look for another jobI suggest ____________________________________________________________________2. He lost his money simply because he wasn’t careful.If __________________________________________________________________________3. Jack’s parents made him study for his exams.Jack was ____________________________________________________________________4. They believe he is mad.He _________________________________________________________________________5. I tried as hard as I could, but I just couldn’t get the money.No matter___________________________________________________________________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. If you run everyday, your breathing improves quickly. (running )Daily______________________________________________________________________4. There are too many people for so few resources.. (enough)There______________________________________________________________________5. If it doesn’t stop snowing, we won’t get home ( unless)We _______________________________________________________________________-------- THE END --------BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC--------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCHƯỚNG DẪN CHẤMĐỀ THI CHỌN HSG VÒNG TỈNH – NĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 11Dành cho học sinh các trường THPT không chuyênThời gian làm bài: 180 phút(Hướng dẫn chấm gồm 03 trang)Tổng điểm: 100 điểmA. LISTENINGI. (10ts:.2 pts/item)1. F2. TII. (10 pts: 1,pt/item)1. has (just) phoned2. after 4 o’clock3. a local paper4. sport (on television/ TV)5. foodB. PHONETICS ( 5 pts: 01pt/ item)1. D2. B3. T4. F5. T6. can’t afford it7. the Science Museum8. shape(s) and size(s)9. at 5 o’clock10. (professional) musicians3. A4.C5.D1.C2.D6.A7. C11. A12. CII. (5 pts: 1pt/ item)1. unsuccessful2. proudIII. (5 pts : 1pt/item)1. off2. up3. offD. READINGI. ( 10pts: 1pt/ item)3.D8. B13. A4.B9. D14. D5.C10. D15. C3. competitors4. friendship5. failure1.B2.D6.B7. AII. (10 pts: 1pt /item)3.B8. C4.C9.A5. A10. B1.C2.C6.B7.AIII. (10 pts: 1 pt /item)1. B2.C6. A7. C3.D8.A4.C9.B5.D10.D3.D8.D4.A9.B5.B10.CC. LEXICAL – GRAMMARI. ( 15pts: 1pt/ item)4. down5. byE. WRITINGI. ( 10 pts: 2pt/ item)1. I suggest (that) you (should) look for another job.2. If he had been careful, he wouldn’t have lost his money.3. Jack was made to study for his exam (by his parents).BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 4. He is believed to be mad.5. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get the money.II. ( 10 pts: 2pt/ item)1. All this land belongs to her.2. Eva isn’t interested in organized activities very much.3. Daily running (quickly) improves your breathing (quickly).4. There are not enough resources for so many people.5. We won’t get home unless it stops snowing.LISTENING TAPESCRIPTSection I.Mary: Hello, JohnJohn: Hello, Mary.Mary: How is your latest book going?John: Oh, you mean the one I am writing on the Loch Ness monster? Well, it is going rather slowly atpresent.Mary: Oh, dear. Why’s that?John: Well, the inspiration’s there but everything is wrong. One day I tire myself out with the writingbut the next day I can hardly keep myself awake. On top of that my work processor keeps breakingdown.Mary: Perhaps you need to take a week off.John: Well, I am going up to Scotland to do some research for the book next week.Mary: That should be nice, especially if you see the monster! But you’ll still have your mind on yourwork the whole time.John: That’s true. In fact at this stage seeing the monster would be a mixed blessing as I’d have torewrite and revise large chunk that I’ve already done. But going away gives the engineer a goodchance to see where the trouble is. By the time I get back, my machine should be free of all itsgremlins, even if I’m still under the weather.Section II.Mike: Hello, I’m Mike. Jill has just phoned to say that she is coming to visit me. She should arrive justafter four o’clock.So here I am at the Tourist Information Office. I wanted to call at lunchtime but they were closed andI’ve had to wait until two o’clock. They’ve given me some leaflets and I’ve bought myself a local paper.I want to find somewhere good for us to go tonight. Jill used to be mad on music and dancing. And me, Iwas always keen on sport, well watching it on television, anyway. Jill was the one who went in for allthe exciting things like skiing down mountains.There are plenty of restaurants, but the food isn’t always all that good and I probably can’t afford itanyway.Oh dear, I don’t know what to choose. Ah, this looks good. There is a guided tour of the local televisionstudios. If you’re lucky you can actually see some of the stars filming new episodes of soap operas andthings. What does it say here in the small print? “Small group only, who have to watch from behind thescreen.” That sounds OK to me as long as there aren’t loads of other people, in which case theyprobably won’t let anyone watch at all.Oh, yes, there’s the Science Museum. Jill says she doesn’t like science but I’ve been on about taking herthere for years and she is quite keen on the hands- on exhibit. There’s a room where all the walls aredistorted and painted with misleading lines, and the furniture is all the wrong shapes and sizes. Itdeceives your eyes and the funny thing is that you stumble about and bump into things. Jill says itBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 wouldn’t happen to her. She thinks she’s got a superior sense of balance or something. But she justdoesn’t know what it is like in there. I’d certainly love to prove her wrong.Oh, dear, the Science Museum closes at five each evening. That’s not very good. Oh well, we can gotomorrow but that still leaves tonight to plan. I wonder whether she’d like to go and see Herbert andMuriel. She likes music, so why not spend the evening with two really top-class professionals?BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT ..........ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2011-2012ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT không chuyên)Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút, không kể thời gian phát đềI.Reading comprehension1. After the water workers went on strike, there was a___ of water.A. drainB. shortageC. lossD. decrease2. As the streets of our city become busier, people are turning more and more to the___ bicycle.A. historicalB. old - fashionedC. old- agedD. elderly3. ___ it was raining heavily, we went out without a raincoat.A. In spiteB. In spite ofC. HoweverD. Although4. As far as I’m___ it’s quite all right for you to leave early.A. concernedB. regardedC. consultedD. bothered5. I expect it will rain again when we are on holiday this year, but at last we are properly prepared___ it this timeA. aboutB. atC. withD. for6. If only he___ told us the truth in the first place, things wouldn’t have gone so wrong.A. hadB. hasC. would haveD. should have7. I know him by___ but I have no idea what his name is.A. sightB. myselfC. heartD. chance8. No child___ the age of sixteen will be admitted to this film.A. beforeB. lackingC. exceptD. below9. Mr. Smith was___ in a road accident.A. wrongB. woundedC. injuredD. damaged10. Is it worth waiting for a table in this restaurant or shall we go___ else?A. anywhereB. otherwiseC. somewhere D. everywhere11. The picture is___ the thief will be most disappointed when he tries to sell it.A. pricelessB. invalidC. unprofitableD. worthless12. I’m feeling really___ I’m going to bed.A. sleepyB. sleepingC. tiringD. asleep13. I can___ what he’s doing; it’s so dark down there.A. see throughB. make outC. look intoD. show up14. Do you know the time the train___ to Birmingham?A. reachesB. getsC. arrivesD. comes15. Having looked the place___ the gang went away to make their plansA. throughB. overC. downD. out16. When we came back from holiday our suitcase were___ by the customs officer.A. guardedB. testedC. correctedD. examined17. The child was so noisy that his mother told him not to be in such a___.A. nuisanceB. troubleC. botherD. worried18. Could you be more specific about what is___ in this particular job?A. enclosedB. concentratedC. presentedD. involved19. They haven’t beaten me yet, I still have one or two___ up my sleeve.A. trapsB. tricksC. jokesD. defenses20. The brothers are so alike that I can’t ___ one from the other?A. sayB. noticeC. markD. tellII.Sentence transformationFinish each of the following sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printedbefore it. 1. John only understood very little of what the teacher said.John could hardly………………………………………………………………..2. Unless someone has a key, we can not get into the houseWe can only……..………………………………………………………………..3. I’m sure you didn’t lock the front door. Here’s the key.You can’t……..………………………………………………………………..4. He prefers golf to tennisHe’d rather…….. ………………………………………………………………..5. He is sorry now that he didn’t invite Mary to the party.He wishes………………………………………………………………………..III.Use of EnglishSection 1:Fill in the blank with one appropriate word Computers are helpful in many ways: First they are fast. They canwork with information much more quickly then a person. (1)___, computer can work with lots of information atthe (2)___ time. Third, they can keep (3)………for a long time. They do not forget things the way (4)___ do.Also, computers are almost always correct. They are not (5)___, of course, but they usually don’t make mistakes.These days, (6)___ is important to know something about computers. There are a number of ways to (7)___.Some companies have class at work. Also, most universities offer day and (8)___ courses in computer science.Another way to learn is (9)___ a book. There are many books about computers in bookstores and libraries. Oryou can learn from a friend. After a few hours of practice you can work with (10)___ You may (11)___ be anexpert, but you can have fun!Section 2: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as thesentences printed before it.32. I only made that terrible mistake because I wasn’t thinkingIf I………………..……………………………………………………………..33. We had planned to visit our grandmother, so we left early in the morning.We were…………………………………………………………………………..34. Someone rang the alarm as soon as the burglar left the building.No sooner………….……………………………………………………………..35. As television programmes become more popular they seem to get worseThe more………….……………………………………………………………..36. The authorities will prosecute anyone they find trespassing on this land.Anyone found……..……………………………………………………………..37. I prefer going out for a meal to staying at homeI’d rather…………………………………………………………………………..38. It would have been a super weekend if it had not been for the weather.But…………………………………………………………………………………..39. It’s possible that he did not get my letterHe might…………….……………………………………………………………..40. The last time it snowed here was six years agoIt……………………..……………………………………………………………..Section 3: Guided sentence building41. You/ interested/ listen/ pop music/ classical music?42. He/ tall/ than/ his sister/ a head.43. Jane/ promise/ keep in touch/ us/ Australia.44. He/ used to/ go/ hunting/ forest/ younger.45. He/ learn/ English/ before/ he/ go/ England.46. She / wait/ him/ ten hours.47. Not allowed/ enter/ museum before 9.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 48. I/ be used/ get up/ early/ don’t mind/ leave / 5 o’clock/ morning.49. Asked/ mother/ 5 pounds/ buy/ books50. I/ not feel/ have breakfast/ this morning/ because/ headache.I.Keys:Reading comprehension12. A23. information1. B13. C24. to2. B14. B25. perfect3. D15. B26. It4. A16. D27. learn5. D17. A28. night6. A18. D29. from7. D19. D30. computers8. D20. C31. not9. C21. second10. C11. D22. sameIII. Use of EnglishSection II32. If I had been thinking, I would not have made that mistake33. We were to visit our grandmother, so we left early in the morning/ We were planning/ going/intending to visit our grandmother, so we left early in the morning.34. No sooner had the burglar left the building than the alarm rang.35. The more popular television programmes become, the worse they seem to get36. Anyone found trespassing on this land will be prosecuted (by the authorities.)37. I’d rather go out for a meal than stay at home.38. But for the weather, it would have been a super weekend.39. He might not have got my letter.40. Is hasn’t snowed here for six years.Section III41. Are you interested in listening to pop music or classical music?BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 42. He’s taller than his sister by a head.43. Jane promised to keep in touch with us in Australia.44. He used to go hunting in the forest when he was younger.45. He had learnt English before he went to England.46. She has been waiting for him for ten hours.47. We were not allowed to enter the museum before 9 o’clock.48. I am used to getting up early so I don’t mind leaving at 5 o’clock in the morning.49. He asked his mother for 5 pounds to buy some books.50. I did not feel like having breakfast this morning because I had a headache.II.Jgj\kjgIII.Use of EnglishSection 1:Section 2:41.Section 3: Kjg\BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT .......————————ĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 - THPT NĂM HỌC2013- 2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH————————————I/ READING:PART 1: Choose the word or phrase ( A, B, C or D). Write your answers in the spaces bellow. Number 0 isan example ( 2 ms ) 0. The … A …….-hour accident caused chaos for the local motorists yesterday evening.A. rushB. highC. trafficD. heavy1. The unemployment rate of the area ……………..every year until 2003 then started to fall.A. raisedB. roseC. droppedD. decreased2. It is gravity……………………objects towards the earth.A. pullingB. to pullC. what pullsD. that pulls3. …………problems in sailing in tropical seas is the coral reefs.A. One of the biggestB.The biggest oneC. Of the biggest oneD. There are the biggest4. ……………foreign languages requires great effort.A. LearnB. LearningC. To learn itD. Learnt5. "I am tired"“ ……… ”A. Me tooB. Also meC. For me the sameD. I also6. I’m really not satisfied with the way you have …………………the situation.A. dealtB. handledC. doneD. fingered7. We may win, we may lose- It is just the ………………..of the draw.A. strikeB. oddsC. chanceD. luck8. War is ……………as open-armed conflict between countries or factions within countries.A. delineatedB. declaredC. defaultedD. defined9. I hope you won’t take it…………………if I suggest an alternative remedy.A. offenceB. amissC. upsetD. most10. Claims for compensation could ………………… run into billions of pounds.A. farB. muchC. wellD. mostYOUR ANSWERS: 0 ………….A……1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .6…………………7……………………….8……………………….9……………………10………………..PART 2: Complete the spaces with A, AN, THE or (No article). Write your answers in the spaces bellow.Number 0 is an example (1 m)0: Jason’s father bought him ………..bicycle that he had wanted for hisbirthday.Countries around (1) ……………….world have begun to deal with (2) …………………problem in various ways.Some countries, in (3) …………….effort to circumvent the problem, have allocated large amounts of land toanimal reserves. They then charge admission prices to help defray the costs of maintaining (4) ………parks, and they often must also depend on (5) ……………..world organizations for support.YOUR ANSWERS: 0 ………….the……1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5………………..PART 3: Give the correct preposition. Write your answers in the spaces bellow. Number 0 is an example(1 m)0. It is very good ……….you to volunteer to help the poor.1. I’m sure you are capable …………passing the exam.2. He is not aware ………….the dangers of smoking.3. Many Vietnamese students have difficulty …………… learning English.4. I get very annoyed ………………..people who don’t queue at bus stop.5. If you have any complaints , tell me ………my face. I can’t stand people who do things behind my back.YOUR ANSWERS: 0 ………….of……1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .PART 4: Give the correct forms and tenses of the verbs in brackets. Write your answers in the spacesbellow. Number 0 is an example (1 m)0. Her (get) ……………..sick was not expected.1. She took a risk investing money with them. I’d rather she (not do) ………………..it.2. He (not catch) …………………cold if he would not have walked in the rain so long.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 3. I'll wait until he (finish)………………………….. his novel.4. By next month I (leave) …………………………….for India.5. He volunteered ( help) …………………… us.YOUR ANSWERS: 0 ………….getting……1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .PART 5: Choose the word which best fits each gap of the passage.Write your answers in the spacesbellow. (2ms)Although all Americans do not (1) ....... the same way, their speech has enough in common that AmericanEnglish can be recognized as a (2) …… of English distinct from British English, Australian English and othernational varieties. American English has grown up with the country. It began to (3) ........ from British Englishduring its colonial beginnings and (4) ........ regional differences and ethnic flavor. Today it (5) …….otherlanguages and other varieties of English because it is the medium by which the attractions of American culture its literature, (6) ........pictures and television programs - are transmitted to the world.All speakers of English (7)........ a common linguistic system and a basic set of words. But AmericanEnglish (8) ......... from British English, Australian English and other national varieties in many of itspronunciations, words, spellings and grammatical (9) ........ Words or phrases of American (10) ....... and thoseused in America but not so much elsewhere, are called Americanisms.1.A. sayB. speakC. talkD. tell2.A. alterationB. changeC. varietyD. variation3.A. divergeB. divertC. digressD. depress4.A. enquiredB. inquiredC. requiredD. acquired5.A. affluenceB. fluencyC. influencesD. nuances6.A. motionB. movingC. movementD. removing7.A. haveB. bearC. tearD. share8.A. differentiatesB. differsC. changesD. alters9.A. constructionsB. buildingC. pointsD. syntax10. A. birthB. sourceC. originD. traditionYOUR ANSWERS:1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .6…………………7……………………….8……………………….9……………………10……………….. .PART 6: Fill in each blank with one suitable word.Write your answers in the spaces bellow. (2ms)Is Photography Dead?For a long time in the past photography was not regarded as an art. It was simply a skill and it wascriticized for being too mechanical and not creative enough. At last, however, photography is now accepted as aunique and very important (1)........of art.The photograph's claim to be an objective record of reality is now seriously challenged, and the importantfunction of photography in modern-day society is consequently (2) ......threat. The threat has suddenly become allthe more serious as more and more photographers are (3)....... to the new technology which computers offer.Moreover, a (n) (4) ........ number of colleges have now begun to offer (5) ....... in computer imaging. All thesedevelopments (6)........ a disturbing question. Is photography, as we know (7).......dead?In spite of its complete transformation by new technological developments, however, photography willcontinue to play a (8) ........role in our culture. Although it may no longer (9)........ to be realistic, modernphotography can continue to provide us with fresh visral (10) .........about ourselves and the world in which welive.YOUR ANSWERS:1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .6…………………7……………………….8……………………….9……………………10……………….. .PART 7: Read the passage below carefully and choose the best answer. Write your answers in thespaces bellow. (2ms)Langston Hughes was one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. He was born inJoplin, Missouri, and moved to Cleveland at the age of 14. Several years later he spent one year in Mexico beforeattending Columbia University in New York. For a few years after that, he roamed the world as a seaman, visitingports around the world and writing some poetry. He returned to the United States and attended LincolnUniversity, where he won the Witter Bynner Prize for undergraduate poetry. After graduating in 1928, he traveledBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 to Spain and to Russia with the help of a Guggenheim fellowship. His novels include Not without Laughter (1930)and The Big Sea (1940). He wrote an autobiography in 1956 and also published several collections of poetry. Thecollections include The Weary Blues (1926), The Dream Keeper (1932), Shakespeare in Harlem (1942), Fields ofWonder (1947), One Way Ticket (1947), and Selected Poems (1959) A man of many talents, Hughes was also alyricist, librettist, and a journalist. As an older man in the 1960s, he spent much of his time collecting poems fromAfrica and from African-Americans to popularize black writers. Hughes is one of the most accomplished writersin American literary history, and he is seen as one of the artistic leaders of the Harlem Renaissance, the periodwhen a neighborhood that was predominantly black produced a flood of great literature, music, and other artforms depicting daily city life for African-Americans.1. What is the main topic of this passage? A. The life of Langston HughesB. The HarlemRenaissanceC. African-American writersD. American twentieth-century writers2 .Where was Langston Hughes born?A. SpainB. New YorkC. MissouriD. North Carolina3. As used in the passage, which of the following words could best replace the word "ports"?A. IslandsB. ShipsC. Friends.D. Harbors4. To which of the following movements might Shakespeare in Harlem refer?A. The Civil WarB. The Harlem Riots C. The Harlem Renaissance D. The Civil Rights Movement5. What provided Hughes with assistance for his travel to Spain and Russia?A. His job as a reporterB. His career as a soldier C. A literary fellowship D. A college studyprogram6. The word "talents" in the passage could be replaced by which of the following?A DesiresB. AbilitiesC. StrategiesD. Careers7. According to the author, what did Hughes do during the later years of his life?A. Write short storiesB. Popularize African-American writersC. Advocate racial equality.D. Write about life in Harlem8. Which of the following could best replace the word "accomplished" as used in the passage?A SuccessfulB. ProlificC. BrilliantD. Imaginative9. Which of the following can best substitute for the word "depicting" in the passage?A. CongratulatingBlessingC. ScreeningD. Portraying10. According to the passage, Langston Hughes was all of the following EXCEPT:A A novelistB. A poetC. A historianD. A journalism.YOUR ANSWERS:1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .6…………………7……………………….8……………………….9……………………10……………….. .PART 8: Fill each blank with a suitable word or phrase.Write your answers in the spaces bellow. (2ms)1. The car can't have broken down. I........................serviced last week.2. If I..........................situation, I certainly wouldn't have had the courage to do what you did.3. Although he had a difficult time during the war, it............................harm.4. It's no..........................the cold and wet, you'll just have to put up with it.5. I won't have .............................. their cars in the street outside the entrance to my house!6. In times of hardship we have to learn to do.................................some basic necessities.7. I'm................................death of spiders!8. I heard the thunder...............................in the distance.9. He's been...................................weather for ages and still isn't back at work.10. We made the uniforms ourselves as we couldn't ………………..made.YOUR ANSWERS:1…………………2……………………….3……………………….4……………………5……………….. .6…………………7……………………….8……………………….9……………………10………………..II. WRITING:PART 1: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as sentenceprinted before it. (2ms)EXAMPLE: “They would be very disappointed if you did not come,” the man saidto his daughter.The man told his daughter (that) they would be very disappointed if she did not come.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 1. “I am happy you have passed the final exams. Congratulations!” Tom said to me.Tom congratulated ……………………………………………………………………………….2. You ‘d better not swim too far from the shore,” the lifeguard said to usThe lifeguard advised ……………………………………………………………………………3. Birth rates have fallen sharply recently.There …………………………………………………………………………………………….4. I didn’t hear the news until the next day.It was not …………………………………………………………………………………………5. Although it rain torrentially all day, we all enjoyed the excursion.Despite ………………………………………………………………………………………….PART 2:Write a new sentence using the word in brackets. Do not alter the word in any way (2ms)1. He may choose to take early retirement. (option)……………………………………………………………………………2. He didn’t take any part in the conversation. (contribute)…………………………………………………………………………….3. We lose our way because the signposts were confusing. ( which)……………………………………………………………………………..4. He likes to be addressed as “Professor”. (call)……………………………………………………………………………..5. She always has a good relationship with the children. (gets)……………………………………………………………………………..PART 3: Write an essay about 200 words on the following topic:What measures do you take in order to reduce air and water pollution in your city? (3ms)ĐÁP ÁN ĐỀ THI HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TRƯỜNGMÔN: TIẾNG ANH ( 2008-2009)I/ READINGPART1: 2ms ( 10 x 0,2 = 2ms)1B, 2D, 3A, 4B, 5A, 6B, 7D, 8D, 9B, 10CPART 2: 1m (5x 0,2 = 1m)1- the, 2– the, 3– an, 4– the, 5– no articlePART 3: 1m (5x 0,2 = 1m)1– of, 2– of, 3– in, 4– with, 5– toPART 4: 1m (5x 0,2 = 1m)1- didn’t do, 2 – hadn’t caught , 3 – has finished/ finishes, 4- will have left, 5- to helpPART 5: 2ms (10 x 0,2 = 2ms)1B, 2C, 3A, 4D, 5C, 6A, 7D, 8B, 9A, 10CPART 6: 2ms (10 x 0,2 = 2ms)1- form, 2- under, 3- turning, 4- increasing, 5- courses6- raise, 7- it,8- key,9- claim,10- informationPART 7: 2ms (10 x 0,2 = 2ms)1A, 2C, 3D, 4C, 5C, 6B, 7B, 8A, 9D, 10DPART 8: 2ms (10 x 0,2 = 2ms)1- only had it, 2- had been in that, 3. did him no/ did not( seem to ) do him any.4. good/ use grumbling/ complaining about5. people parking, 6- without, 7- frightened/ scared to, 8- rumbling9. under the, 10- afford to have themII/ WRITING:PART 1: 2ms (5x 0,4 = 2ms)1. Tom congratulated me on having passed the final exams.2. The lifeguard advised us not to swim too far from the shore.3. There has been a sharp decline in birth race recently.4. It was not until the next day I heard the news.5. Despite the torrential all day, we all enjoy the excursion.PART 2: 2ms (5x 0,4 = 2ms)1. He has the option of taking early retirement2. He didn’t contribute to the conversation.3. The signposts were confusing, which made us lose our way.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 4. He wants you people / students to call him “professor”5. She always gets as well with the children.PART 2: 3msBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT -------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC---------------------------KÌ THI CHỌN HSG VÒNG TỈNH – NĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 11Dành cho học sinh các trường THPT không chuyênThời gian làm bài: 180 phút(Đề thi gồm 05 trang)A.LISTENINGI. Listen to the conversation between a female student and a male student then circle theappropriate letter.You will hear the conversation TWICE.1. What are the students looking for?A. Main HallB. Great HallC. Old Hall D. Old building2. Where is the administration building?A. On the left of the stepsB. On the right of the stepsC. Behind the stepsD. In front of the steps3. How many people are waiting in the queue?A. 300B. 200C. 100D. 504. What does the woman order for lunch?A. fried riceB. pizzaC. sandwich D. hot dog5. What does the woman order to drink?A. orange juiceB. coca cola C. teaD coffee6. How much money does the woman give the man?A. $2.00B. $ 3.00C. $ 3.50D. $ 5.007. What kind of fruits does the woman want the man to get for her?A. an orangeB. an apple C. grapesD. water melon8. What did the man buy for the woman to eat?A. a sandwichB. a slice of pizzaC. fried rice D. hot dog9. What did the man buy for the woman to drink?A. teaB. coffeeC. coca cola D. orange juice10. What must the students do as part of registration at the university?A. Check the notice board in the Law Faculty.B. Find out about lectures.C. Organize tutorial groups.D. Pay the union fees.II. Listen to the conversation between a woman and a clerk, then complete the registration formusing NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS. You will hear the conversation TWICE.Name of student: (1) _______________________________________Address: (2) _____________, (3) _______________________Town: BrisbaneTel: (4) __________________________________Course: (5) _____________________________________BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 B. PHONETICSPick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. A. ofB. fileC. offD. form2. A. gestationB. jellyfishC. speciesD. ethnic3. A. anthemB. abandonC. disasterD. ambassador4. A. committeeB. titanicC. citadelD. elimination5. A. funeralB. documentC. altitudeD. volunteerC. LEXICAL – GRAMMARI. Choose from the four options given (marked A, B, C and D) one best answer to complete eachsentence. Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. Anyone caught throwing ____________ here should be fined.A. rubbishB. bagC. moneyD. flowers2. Let’s go for a picnic this week, ____________?A. do weB. don’t weC. shall weD. have we3. I can’t stand the car ____________ Therefore, I hate traveling by car.A. illnessB. sicknessC. ailmentD. disease4. He decided to buy a computer ____________ he didn’t have much money.A. becauseB. afterC. althoughD. Despite5. A person who is more beautiful in photographs is said to be ____________.A. photogenicB. photographyC. photographD. photographic6. When he __________, everyone ____________.A. arrived/ has leftB. had arrived/ left C. arrived/ had left D. would arrive/ leave7. I work as a ____________ tutor to earn money for a summer trip.A. generalB. privateC. secretD. single8. I wouldn’t waste time ___________that book if I were you.A. to readingB. readingC. readD. to be read9. She has got a bad ____________ for definition.A. memoryB. mindC. brainD. nerve10. “How does Ann like her new school?”“Fine, she is doing ____________ in her course.”A. extreme goodB. extremely goodC. extreme wellD. extremely well.11. We are planning to go on a ___________ holiday this summer.A. packingB. packC. packedD. package12. The series is watched by millions of ___________A. viewingB. vieweesC. viewersD. views13. Be careful! The mountain road is ____________slippery.A. terrifyB. terrifyinglyC. terrifyingD. terrified14. Teacher will never be ___________ by computers in the classroom.A. replacedB. exchangedC. workedD. preferred15. If he ___________ late, he ____________sleepy now .BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. hadn’t stayed up/ wouldn’t have beenC. didn’t stay up/ wouldn’t have beenB. didn’t stay up/ wouldn’t beD. hadn’t stayed up/ wouldn’t beII. Supply the correct form of the words in brackets.1. The students are already _____________ with the work of Shakespeare. (ACQUAINT)2. The children all have very different ____________(PERSON)3. An _______________ is a person who is concerned about the natural environment and wants toimprove and protect it. (ENVIRONMENT)4. She had never been greatly concerned about her ___________(APPEAR)5. The _____________ of people interviewed prefer TV to radio. (MAJOR)III. Each sentence below has four underlined words or phrases marked A, B, C, D. Circle oneunderlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.1. People think computers never do any mistakes, but in fact, they doABCD2. Going to the cinema is an enjoyable way relaxing at weekend.ABCD3. Since Mai looks a bit pale these days, I think she should have taken up some exercises.ABCD4. He appears being a perfect man but in fact, he is very rude to his wife.ABCD5. The youth nowadays prefer pop music than traditional music.ABCDD. READINGI. Read the following passage then choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C and D) tocomplete the numbered blanks in the passage. Identify your answers by writing the corresponding letter A,B, C or D on your answer sheet.Christmas is a Christian holiday. It commemorates the __________ (1) of Jesus Christ more than2,000 years ago. Christian churches hold ___________(2) services to celebrate Christmas ______(3)midnight on Christmas ____________(4), most churches hold special candlelight services.But Christmas is also a social and family____________(5). It is a festival of goodwill, atime____________ (6) family, friends, food, and gift-giving.Many Americans share Christmas cookies, decorate their home, and place presents ____________(7)the family Christmas tree. Children often hang up stockings for Santa Claus to fill _________(8) smallgifts. __________ (9) tradition, Santa comes on a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Presents are____________(10) opened on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.1.A. dayB. birthC. GodD. father2. A. religiousB. religionC. regionD. regional3. A. onB. inC. underD. at4. A. morningB. afternoonC. eveningD. Eve5. A. ChristmasB. holidayC. weekendD. day6. A. ofB. toC. forD. onBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 7. A. onB. underC. besideD. in8. A. withB. inC. ofD. on9. A. DespiteB. Because ofC. According toD. But10. A. neverB. rarelyC. sometimesD. usuallyII. Read the following passage and then choose the best answer by writing the letter A, B, C or D onthe answer sheet.Line A rather surprisingly geographical feature of Antarctica is that a huge freshwater lake, one ofthe world’s largest and deepest, lies hidden there under four kilometers of ice. Now known asLake Vostok, this huge body of water is located under the ice block that comprises Antarctica.The lake is able to exist in its unfrozen state beneath this block of ice because its waters arewarmed by geothermal heat from the earth’s core. The thick glacier above Lake Vostok(5)actually insulates it from the frigid temperature (the lowest ever recorded on Earth) on thesurface.The lake was first discovered in the 1970s while a research team was conducting an aerialsurvey of the area. Radio waves from the survey equipment penetrated the ice and revealed a(10) body of water of indeterminate size. It was not until much more recently that data collected bysatellite made scientist aware of the tremendous size of the lake; satellite –borne radardetected an extremely flat region where the ice remains level because it is floating on thewater of the lake.The discovery of such a huge freshwater lake trapped under Antarctic is of interest to the(15) scientific community because of potential that the lake contains ancient microbes that havesurvived for thousands upon thousands of years, unaffected by factors such as nuclear falloutand elevated ultraviolet light that have affected organisms in more exposed areas. Thedownside of the discovery, however, lies in the difficulty of conducting research on the lakein such a harsh climate and in the problems associated with obtaining uncontaminated(20) samples from the lake without actually exposing the lake to contamination. Scientists arelooking for possible ways to accomplish this.1. The purpose of the passage is toA. explain how Lake Vostok was discoveredB. provide satellite data concerning AntarcticaC. discuss future plans for Lake VostokD. present an expected aspect of Antarctica’s geography.2. The word “lies” in line 2 could best be replaced byA. sleepsB. sitsC. tells falsehoodsD. inclines.3. What is true of Lake Vostok?A. It is completely frozenB. It is not a saltwater lakeC. It is beneath a thick slab of iceD. It is heated by the sun4. Which of the following is closet in meaning to “frigid” in line 6?A. Extremely coldB. Never changingC. Quite harsh D. Rarely recorded5. All of the following are true about the 1970 survey of Antarctica EXCEPT that itA. was conducted by airB. made use of radio wavesC. did not measure the exact size of the lakeD. was controlled by a satellite6. It can be inferred from the passage that the ice would not be flat ifA. There were no lakeB. the lake was not so bigC. Antarctica were not so coldD. radio waves were not used7. The word “microbes” in line 15 could be best be replaced by which of the following?A. Pieces of dustB. Trapped bubblesC. Tiny organismsD. Rays of lightBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 8. The passage mentions which of the following as a reason for the importance of Lake Vostok?A. It can be studied using radio wavesB. It may contain uncontaminated microbesC. It may have elevated levels of ultraviolet light.D. It has already been contaminated.9. The word “downside” in line 18 is closest in meaning toA. bottom levelB. negative aspectC. undersideD. buried section10. The paragraph following the passage most probably discussesA. further discoveries on the surface of AntarcticaB. Problems with satellite- borne radar equipmentC. ways to study Lake Vostok without contaminating it D. the harsh climate of Antarctica.III. Read the following passage then choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C and D)to complete the numbered blanks in the passage. Identify your answers by writing the corresponding letterA, B, C or D on your answer sheet.If asked who ____________(1) the game of baseball, most ___________(2) would probablyreply that it was Abner Doubleday. At the beginning of this century, there was some disagreementover ___________(3) the game of baseball had actually originated, so sporting-goods manufacturerSpaulding inaugurated a commission to research the ____________(4). In 1908 a report was publishedby the commission _________(5) which Abner Doubleday, a U.S. Army officer from Cooperstown,New York, was ____________(6) credit for the intervention of the game. The National Baseball Hallof Fame was established in Cooperstown in __________(7) of Doubleday.Today, most sports historians are in agreement that Doubleday ____________(8) did not have much todo with the development of baseball. __________(9), baseball seems to be a close ____________(10)to the English game of rounders and probably has English rather than American roots.1. A. discoveredB. foundedC. inventedD. found2. A. AmericansB. AmericanC. The USD. America3. A. whatB. howC. whenD. that4. A. problemB. questionC. matterD. issue5. A. atB. toC. ofD. in6. A. providedB. passedC. givenD. delivered7. A. honorB. rewardC. awardD. ceremony8. A. trulyB. reallyC. as wellD. probably9. A. ButB. MoreoverC. InsteadD. Additionally10. A. relateB. relationshipC. relativeD. relationE. WRITINGI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as thesentence printed before it.1. 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 thegiven word.1. She owns all this land now. (belongs)All _____________________________________________________________________BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 2. Organized activities don’t interest Eva very much. ( interested)Eva_____________________________________________________________________3. If you run everyday, your breathing improves quickly. (running )Daily____________________________________________________________________4. Do you like meat more than fish? (prefer)Do______________________________________________________________________?5. He hasn’t got the intelligence to be a programmer ( intelligent)He ______________________________________________________________________------- THE END ------SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC--------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCHƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM ĐỀ THI CHỌN HSG NĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH 10Dành cho học sinh các trường THPT không chuyên(Hướng dẫn chấm gồm có 03 trang)Tổng điểm: 100 điểmA. LISTENINGI. (10pts:.1 pts/item)1. A2. B6. D7. B3. D8. B4. C9. D5. A10. DII. (10 pts: 2pt/item)1. JULIA PERKINS2. flat 53. 15 Waratah Road4. no phone/ none/ not connected/ to be advised5. First Year LawB. PHONETICSI. ( 5 pts: 01pt/ item)1. A2. C3. C4.B5.D3.B8. B13. B4.C9. A14. A5.A10. D15. DC. LEXICAL – GRAMMARI. ( 15pts: 1pt/ item)1.A2.C6.C7.B11. D12. CII. (5 pts: 1pt/ item)1. acquainted2. personalities3.environmentalist 4. appearance5. majorityIII.(5 pts: 1pt/item)1. B2. DD. READINGI. ( 10pts: 1pt/ item)3.C1.B3.D2.A4.A4.D5. C5.BBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 6.C7.BII. (10 pts: 1pt /item)8. A9. C10.D1.D6.A3.C8.B4.A9.B5.D10.C3.B8.B4.B9.C5.D10.D2.B7.CIII. (10 pts: 1 pt /item)1. C6. C2.A7. AE. WRITINGI. ( 10 pts: 2pt/ item)1. No other pupil is more industrious than Tom/ as industrious as Tom.2. I haven’t played football since 1971.3. If my children hadn’t wanted a pet, I wouldn’t have bought the dog.4. It was such beautiful weather that we went swimming.5. I really wish I had invited her to the party.II. ( 10 pts: 2pt/ item)1. All this land belongs to her.2. Eva isn’t interested in organized activities very much.3. Daily running (quickly) improves your breathing (quickly).4. Do you prefer meat to fish?5. He isn’t intelligent enough to be a programmer.LISTENING TAPESCRIPTI. F : Female studentM: male student.F: Excuse me. Can you help me? I was looking for the Main Hall.M: Maybe I can, actually. I am looking for the Main Hall, too. I think it’s in the Administrationbuilding. Are you anew student?F: Yes, I amRepeatM: I thought you looked as lost as me. I’m trying to find the admin building, too, so that I can registerfor my course. But I don’t seem to be having much luck.F: Well, look, according to this map of the campus here, you go straight up the steps, turn left and thebuilding is on the right. OK, let’s see if we can find it.M: Oh, this looks right. Oh, yeah, it must be. Look, there are hundreds of other people here!F: There must be at least 50 people in the queue- we’ll be here till gone 2 o’clock at this rate.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 M: And I’m starving!F: So am IM: Actually, I was on my way to the canteen to get something for lunch. Why don’t we go to thecanteen and buy something and you stay here and wait?F: Good idea.M: What would you like? Pizza, sandwich, hot dog, fried rice? They do everything……..F: Oh, something easy. Take away fried rice sounds good.M: Ok, fried……F: No, on second thoughts, I’ll have a cheese and tomato sandwich.M: Right- one cheese and tomato- anything to drink?F: Yeah, get me a coffee, would you?M: Oh, hot coffee is a bit hard to carry. What about a coke or an orange juice?F: Oh, um….. get me an orange juice, then. Look, here’s five dollars.M: Oh, take two dollars back, it shouldn’t cost me more than three dollars.F: Well, keep the five and we’ll sort it out later. Oh, and could you get me an apple as well?M: Ok. Back in a minute.M: Oh, there you areF: I thought you were never going to come back.M: Sorry! The canteen was absolutely packed and I had to wait for ages. Then when I got to the frontof the queue they had hardly any food left. So I had to get you a slice of pizza. I’m sorry.F: Oh, that’s ok. I could eat anything. I’m so hungry.M: And there’s your bottle of orange juice and your apple. At least I managed that.F: Great. Thanks a lot.M: Oh and here’s your $2 back.F: Don’t worry about it. Buy me a cup of coffee later!M: Oh, alright then! So how’d you go?F: Well in order to register we’ve got to go to the Law Faculty and get this card stamped and then goback to the Admin building and pay union fees. That means we’re registered. After that we have to thenotice board to find out about lectures and then we have to put our names down for tutorial groups andgo to the library to ……..M: Great. Well first let’s sit down and have our lunch.II.F: female studentC: clerkF: Oh, hello. I’m here to register for the First Year Law course.C: I’ll just have to fill out this form for our records. What’s your name?F: Julia Perkins.C: Can you spell that for me?F: Yeah, that’s J-U-L-I-A P-E-R-K-I-N-S.C: Address?F: Flat 5, 15 Waratah Road, that’s W-A-R-A-T-A-H, Brisbane.C: Brisbane…… and your telephone number?F: We haven’t got the phone on yet. We’ve just only moved in.C: OK, well can you let us have the number once the phone’s connected and I’ll make a note here tobe advised. And the course ?F: I beg your pardon?BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 C: What course are you doing?F: First Year Law.C: Right. Well, you’ll have to go across to the Law Faculty and get this card stamped and then youcome back here with it and pay your union fee.F: Thank you very muchBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT --------------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKÌ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh trường THPT ChuyênThời gian: 180 phút(Đề thi gồm: 05 trang)PART A: LISTENINGListen to the conversation and complete the crime report. You should write NO MORE THAN 3WORDS in each blank. You will listen to the conversation TWICE.Crime ManagementTOWER HILL POLICE STATIONCrime reportDate: Aug 11thConstable: Martin PeelVictim name: (1)_________ (Spanish)Victim contact details (Host family address): Mr. & Mrs.(2) ________, (3) ____ Brookfield ClosePost code: London E12 (4)_______Type of crime: camera stolenDetails of any item(s) stolen: digital cameraMake: Pentax (5)________.Color: (6)_______.Value: (7)________ (approx)Location of incident: City centre, outside MacDonald’s in Hope (8)_______.Time of incident: (9)_______.Description of criminal:- (10)______ man- (11)______ years old- (12)_____ hair- glasses- wearing jeans and a (13) ______.Witnesses: (14)_______ on the corner.Crime Reference Number: (15)________.PART B: LEXICO - GRAMMARI. Choose from the four options given (marked A, B, C and D) one best answer to complete eachsentence. Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. __________ experience is really an advantage to get this job.A. RealisticB. RealC. PracticeD. Practical2. The average TV __________ time of the British is about 25 hours a week.A. seeingB. viewingC. lookingD. observing3. Most __________ in the U.S. now own more than one TV set.A. domesticB. residencesC. householdsD. marriages4. Whatever the latest fashion __________, she still keeps her clothing style.A. trendB. wayC. mannerD. style5. A place where people exchange companies’ shares is called __________ .A. stockB. stock marketC. marketD. stock company6. Football is the most typical example of __________ sports.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. viewerB. watcherC. spectatorD. observer7. She always prided herself on being a __________ judge of character.A. shrewdB. scopeC. graveD. solid8. A/ An __________ is a ceremony in which someone officially becomes a king or queen.A. coronationB. ritualC. electionD. appointment9. The following is a list of courses currently __________ at UTAS.A. in offerB. of offerC. on offerD. with offer10. Medical techniques are becoming more __________ all the time.A. sophisticatedB. difficultC. ambitiousD. caringII. Put the words in capitals in the right forms.Jack’s real characterHow easy is it to understand another person’s character. Myfriend, Jack, was once a rather (1) __________ person. Hewas always getting into trouble at school because he was so(2) __________ In class he was very (3)__________ andnever stopped making jokes. The teachers all told him he was(4)__________ because he interrupted them. When I met himhe was very (5) __________ and didn’t want to talk to me atall. People told me that he stole things, and that he was(6)__________. His school work was terrible then. He didn’ttake any (7)__________ in his writing, he never spent enoughtime doing his homework, and he was not at all(8)__________. One day he saw a gang of boys attacking anold man. Jack hated (9)__________ and he fought them alluntil they ran away. He was awarded a medal for(10)__________ After that, people changed their minds abouthim.1. ANNOY2. OBEY3. TALK4. POLITE5. FRIEND6. HONEST7. PROUD8. CONSCIENCE9. VIOLENT10.BRAVEIII. Use the phrasal verbs given in the box to complete the sentences below.A. comes onB. break upC. meet upD. put upE. go forF cutting inG. appeal toJ. come outH. pulled down K. crossed overI. come upL. put inM. broke intoN. made offO. fallen out1. If you would like to __________ for a drink sometime, give me a call.2. Thieves __________ the school and took a quantity of cash.3. We __________ the road to look at the shops on the other side.4. Can you ____ some of these sticks? They’re too big to start a fire with.5. She has a very annoying habit of __________ on people while they’re speaking.6. A lot of birds fly further south as winter __________.7. __________ the black dress. It looks much better on you than the blue one.8. We __________ at the pub called The Three Horseshoes.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 9. We got up early to watch the sun __________ behind the mountains.10. The movie will __________ children of all ages.PART C: READINGI. Complete the following passage by filling in each blank with the correct answer. Identify yourchoice by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.Are you the person you’d like to be?Have you ever regretted doing something you shouldn’t have done or something you didn’t do whichyou should have? At one time or another we probably all have. There’s no (1)__________ in gettingdepressed about it now – it’s no (2)__________ crying over spilt milk. However, there may be some(3)__________ in thinking about exactly what happened and why because we might be able to(4)__________ some conclusions for the future.One thing we all do now and again is to lose our (5)__________ with a friend or close(6)__________. The odd thing is that we more often display great anger (7)__________ someone we’re(8)__________ of than towards strangers. The explanation may be that we see friends and relatives as akind of safety net, an opportunity to let off a bit of steam in a safe (9)__________, whereas the(10)__________ of insulting a stranger or a (11)__________ at work could be far more serious.Being honest is usually (12)__________ of as a virtue and undoubtedly this is the (13)__________.On the other hand, we have all experienced occasions when we have spoken our minds to someone,(14)__________ them exactly what we feel, and then have found ourselves (15)__________ withfeelings of guilt and remorse. Perhaps we should have kept our mouths shut?1. A. reason2. A. point3. A. gain4. A. make5. A. anger6. A. relative7. A. at8. A. keen9. A. circle10. A. effect11. A. colleague12. A. believed13. A. case14. A. saying15. A. fullB. purposeB. useB. profitB. drawB. mindB. memberB. withB. fondB. areaB. conclusionB. mateB. consideredB. trueB. tellingB. heavyC. pointC. valueC. goodnessC. doC. temperC. familiarC. aboutC. friendlyC. surroundingsC. consequencesC. professionalC. regardedC. eventC. speakingC. sadD. advantageD. benefitD. worthD. takeD. headD. relationshipD. towardsD. familiarD. environmentD. punishmentD. staffD. thoughtD. factD. describingD. overcomeII. Read the passages below and choose the best answer from the four options marked A, B, C or D.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet.Curious about which digital camera is best for you? Where you can hear reggae music inToronto? Or what the distance is to Mars? Question-and-answer sites offer an alternative to theubiquitous search engine: a place to post a question – and then wait for another Internet user to respond.The idea isn’t new: Usenet newsgroups have let us do this for years. But Q&A sites offerfeatures that enhance and simplify the process. All offer eBay-like feedback, where users rate theBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 helpfulness of experts: over time, these scores become a benchmark score for determining howtrustworthy someone’s answers are. Question-and-answer sites also e-mail you when an expert hasresponded, and they offer personalized page where you can see the questions you’ve asked, the peoplewho have responded, and what they’ve had to say.1. In this passage, “ubiquitous” means________.A. difficultB. newC. commonD. expert2. The organization pattern of the second paragraph of the passage may be best describedas________.A. cause/effectB. example/ illustrationsC. descriptionD. classification3. The tone of this passage can best be described as ________.A. negativeB. hystericalC. opinionatedD. objective4. The main idea of this passage is that________.A. Question-and-answer sites have alternative to search engines.B. Usenet newsgroups have been around for years.C. The idea of question-and-answer sites is not new.D. People have a lot of questions to be answered.5. The author’s purpose is writing this passage is to ________.A. tell a storyB. give information C. persuadeD. entertainIII. Read the passages below and choose the best answer from the four options marked A, B, C or D.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet.Basic to any understanding of Canada in the 20 years after the Second World War is thecountry’s impressive population growth. For every three Canadians in 1945, there were over five in1966. In September 1966 Canada’s population passed the 20 million mark. Most of this surging growthcame from natural increase. The depression of the 1930s and the war had held back marriages, and thecatching-up process began after 1945. The baby boom continued through the decade of the 1950s,producing a population increase of nearly fifteen percent in the five years from 1951 to 1956. This rateof increase had been exceeded only once before in Canada’s history, in the decade before 1911, whenthe prairies were being settled. Undoubtedly, the good economic conditions of the 1950s supported agrowth in the population, but the expansion also derived from a trend toward earlier marriages and anincrease in the average size of families. In 1957 the Canadian birth rate stood at 28 per thousand, one ofthe highest in the world.After the peak year of 1957, the birth rate in Canada began to decline. It continued falling untilin 1966 it stood at the lowest level in 25 years. Partly this decline reflected the low level of births duringthe depression and the war, but it was also caused by changes in Canadian society. Young people werestaying at school longer, more women were working; young married couples were buying automobilesor houses before starting families; rising living standards were cutting down the size of families. Itappeared that Canada was once more falling in step with the trend toward smaller families that hadoccurred all through the Western world since the time of the Industrial Revolution.Although the growth in Canada’s population had slowed down by 1966 (the increase in the first half ofthe 1960s was only nine percent), another large population wave was coming over the horizon. It wouldbe composed of the children who were born during the period of the high birth rate prior to 1957.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 1. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. Educational changes in Canadian societyB. Canada during the Second World WarC. Population trends in postwar CanadaD. Standards of living in Canada2. The word “five” in bold refers toA. CanadiansB. yearsC. decadesD. marriages3. The word “surging” in bold is closest in meaning toA. newB. extraC. acceleratingD. surprising4. The author suggests that in Canada during the 1950’sA. the urban population decreased rapidlyB. fewer people marriedC. economic conditions were poorD. the birth rate was very high5. The word “trend” in bold is closest in meaning toA. tendencyB. aimC. growthD. directive6. The word “peak” in bold is closest in meaning toA. pointedB. dismalC. mountainD. maximum7. The author mention all of the following as causes of declines in population growth after 1957EXCEPTA. people being better educatedB. people getting married earlierC. better standards of livingD. couples buying houses8. It can be inferred from the passage that before the Industrial RevolutionA. families were largerB. population statistics were unreliableC. the population grew steadilyD. economic conditions were bad9. The word “it” in bold refers toA. horizonB. population wave C. nine percentD. first half10. The phrase “prior to” in bold is closest in meaning toA. behindB. sinceC. duringD. precedingPART D: WRITINGI. Rewrite the following sentences using the given words so that they have the same meaning as thegiven sentences. Do not change the words given in any way.1. He stood no chance of passing his exams. (bound)_______________________________________________________________________________2. Did you enjoy the party? (good)_______________________________________________________________________________3. I really want to see her again. (dying)_______________________________________________________________________________4. If you gave your mind to your work, you might not make so many mistakes. (concentrated)_______________________________________________________________________________5. A lot of things keep stopping me from working. (way)_______________________________________________________________________________II. Writing a topic“Every country has poor people and different ways of dealing with the poor.”BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 What are some of the reasons for the world poverty? What can we do to help the poor? Within 250words, write an essay to an educated non-specialist audience to clarify your answers. You should useyour own ideas, knowledge and experience to support your agreement with examples and relevantevidence.--------- THE END ----------BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT ------—————ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi có 4 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2011-2012ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh trường THPT Chuyên Vĩnh PhúcThời gian làm bài: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đề————————PART I. LISTENINGYou are going to listen to a conversation between Janet and her friend. Janet is telling her friendabout her holiday. As you listen, write down brief notes in the boxes below about her holiday. Youshould write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS in each blank.You will hear the recording TWICE.DayWhat Janet didSaturdayArrived at the hotel at (1) ______.SundayHired a (2) ______. Went to Safari Park and saw monkeys and (3) ______.MondayWent to (4) _______ and Stonehenge. Took a lot of (5) ______.TuesdayJoined a (6) _______. Visited Trafalgar (7)______, Westminster Abbey, the Houses ofParliament, and saw the (8) _______ of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Also went to(9) ______ and the Tower of London.Wednesday Went to Greenwich by (10) ______.ThursdayWent shopping for (11) _______. Went to see a film called (12) _______ in the evening.Friday(13) _______ all day. Stayed in hotel. Played (14) ______.SaturdayLeft hotel at (15) _______.PART II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY (3.5 PT)I. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct answer among four options (A, B, C orD)1. Jack _____________ a fortune when his great uncle Jack passed on.A. made intoB. went intoC. came intoD. bought2. Telephone service to that remote village can't be ______ this year.A. providedB. suppliedC. improvedD. made3. His company had to close because of_______.A. redundancyB. economic difficultiesC. subtitlesD. a high rate of unemployment4. I couldn't ______over how well the team play!A. makeB. getC. turnD. put5. Even if you are good at a game, you shouldn't be______.A. overconfidentB. unconfidentC. confidentialD. confidentable6. “Is it true that you fell asleep in class yesterday?”“Unfortunately, yes. ________ is unbelievable. I’m very embarrassed.”A. That I could do such a thing itB. That I could do such a thingC. I could do such a thing itD. I could do such a thing7. ________ is the biggest city in Michigan, it is not the capital.A. DetroitB. If DetroitC. Although Detroit D. Detroit, which8. An almost _______ line of traffic was moving at a snail’s pace through the town.A. continuousB. constantC. continualD. stopping9. They were walking on tiptoe ______ the Director's room.A. passB. passedC. pastD. passing10. I haven’t been feeling very well ________.A. of lateB. not long agoC. currentlyD. by nowBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 II. Each line of the following passage has one mistake related to either grammar or vocabulary usage.Find and correct them.Air pollution is a cause for ill – health in human beings. It a lot ofcountries, there are laws limited the amount of smoke which factories canproduce. Because there isn't enough information on the amount of smoke inthe atmosphere, doctors have proved that air pollution makes lung cancer.The gases from the exhausts of cars have also risen air pollution in mostcities. The lead in petrol produces a poisoned gas which often collects inbusy streets surrounding by high buildings. Children who live in areaswhere there is a lot of lead in the atmosphere cannot think as quick as otherchildren and they are clumsy where they use their hands. There are long-termeffects of pollution. If the gases in the atmosphere continues to increase, theearth's climate will become warmer. A lot of ice near the Poles may water andmay cause serious floods.0. for --> of1. _________2. _________3. _________4. _________5. _________6. _________7. _________8. _________9. _________10. ________III. Use the given phrasal verbs to replace the underlined words/phrases in the sentences. Then putthe verbs in the correct form in the sentences.come intogo roundfall throughdo withoutturn inmake outdraw uptake afterlet onturn down1. Before we do anything else, we ought to prepare a plan of action.2. It was getting late so I decided to go to bed.3. I believe that Diana has recently inherited a lot of money.4. Do you think there is enough food to feed everybody?5. If we can’t get any bread, we’ll just have to manage.6. He speaks very badly. I can’t understand what he’s saying.7. Don’t say anything to the children about the party. I want it to be a promise.8. I was rejected for the army on the health ground.9. We’ve made all the arrangements. Let’s hope our plans don’t fail.10. I resemble my mother. She was small with blond hair and had a terrible memory too.IV. Use the word given in capitals to form a word that fits in the gap in the sentences. Write youranswers on your answer sheet.1. I’ll never forget the _________ I felt in the situation. (HUMILIATE)2. She’s so ________ that she won’t let anything stand in the way of her ambition. (MIND)3. That was a very ________ thing to say. (HURT)4. It’s ______ of him to lose his temper like that – he’s usually very calm. (CHARACTER)5. He stood at the door to make sure that no one _______ the party. (GATE)PART III. READINGI. Read the passage carefully , then fill in the blank a suitable word.The majority of lottery winners change their lives (1) __________ little, and continue on theirsettled way happy ever after. A couple of years ago, a Mr. David Horabin won a million. He had beenstruggling to (2) _________ a success of his dry cleaning shop for the past 12 months. He accepted hischeque in a small ceremony (3) ________ the premises at 2.30, and by three o'clock he had reopened forbusiness. The reaction of Mr. Pasquale Consalvo who won $30 million in the New York state lottery wasvery (4) _________. He was unhappy not to be able to fulfill his desire to go to work as (5) ___________on the day he won. He also said that if the money made him (6) ____________ he would give it back. Infact, the chances of his life being made a misery by his new-found wealth are almost (7) _________ slimthough not quite as the sixty million-to-one odds he beat to take a jackpot (8)________ had remainedunclaimed through six previous draws. Gambling small amounts (9) __________ the lottery is a harmless ifBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 futile hobby. (10) __________, gambling can become an addiction, increasingly so as the activity becomessocially acceptable.II. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct option (marked A, B, C or D) to answer thequestions.A recent survey of crime statistics shows that we are all more likely to be burgled now than 20 yearsago and the police advise everyone to take a few simple precautions to protect their homes.The first fact is that burglars and other intruders prefer easy opportunities, like a house which is veryobviously empty. This is much less of a challenge than an occupied house, and one which is well-protected.A burglar will wonder if it is worth the bother.There are some general tips on how to avoid your home becoming another crime statistic. Avoidleaving signs that your house is empty. When you have to go out, leave at least one light on as well as aradio or television, and do not leave any curtains wide open. The sight of your latest music centre orcomputer is enough to tempt any burglar.Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place. The first place a burglar will look is under thedoormat or in a flower pot and even somewhere more 'imaginative' could soon be uncovered by theintruder. It is much safer to leave a key with a neighbor you can trust. But if your house is in a quiet,desolate area be aware that this will be a burglar's dream, so deter any potential criminal from approachingyour house by fitting security lights to the outside of your house.But what could happen if, in spite of the aforementioned precautions, a burglar or intruder hasdecided to target your home? Windows are usually the first point of entry for many intruders. Downstairswindows provide easy access while upstairs windows can be reached with a ladder or by climbing up thedrainpipe. Before going to bed you should double-check that all windows and shutters are locked. Nomatter how small your windows may be, it is surprising what a narrow gap a determined burglar canmanage to get through. For extra security, fit window locks to the inside of the window.What about entry via doors? Your back door and patio doors, which are easily forced open, shouldhave top quality security locks fitted. Even though this is expensive it will be money well spent. Install aburglar alarm if you can afford it as another line of defence against intruders.A sobering fact is that not all intruders have to break and enter into a property. Why go to the troubleof breaking in if you can just knock and be invited in? Beware of bogus officials or workmen and,particularly if you are elderly, fit a chain and an eye hole so you can scrutinize callers at your leisure. Whenyou do have callers never let anybody into your home unless you are absolutely sure they are genuine. Askto see an identity card, for example.If you are in the frightening position of waking in the middle of the night and think you can hear anintruder, then on no account should you approach the intruder. Far better to telephone the police and waitfor help.1. According to the writer, we should _______.A. avoid leaving our house emptyB. only go out when we have toC. always keep the curtains closedD. give the impression that our house is occupied when we go out2. The “aforementioned precautions” refer to steps that _______.A. will tell a burglar if your house is empty or notB. are the most important precautions to take to make your home safeC. will stop a potential burglarD. will not stop an intruder if he has decided to try and enter your home3. Gaining entry to a house through a small window _______.A. is surprisingly difficultB. is not as difficult as people thinkC. is less likely to happen than gaining entry through a doorD. is tried only by very determined burglars4 . According to the writer, window locks, security locks and burglar alarms _______.A. cost a lot of money but are worth itB. are good value for moneyC. are luxury itemsD. are absolutely essential items5. The writer argues that fitting a chain and an eye hole _______.A. will prevent your home being burgledBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 B. avoids you having to invite people into your homeC. is only necessary for elderly peopleD. gives you time to check if the visitor is genuineIII. Choose the word that best fits each of the blanks in the following passage. Circle A, B, C or D toindicate your answers.Viewed from the outside (1) ________, the Houses of Parliament look impressive. The architecturegives the place a traditional look, and the buildings are sandwiched between a busy square and the river,making them a (2) ________between the country house of an eccentric duke and a Victorian railwaystation. You have only to learn that the members (3) ______ to each other as ‘The Honorable Member to(4) ______ the picture of a dignified gentlemen’s club, with of course a few ladies to (5) _______ thenumbers. Sadly, over the past few years first radio, and now television, have shown the general public, whoare (6) ______ the electorate, what in fact goes on when bills are discussed and questions are asked. Thefirst obvious fact is that the chamber is very rarely full, and there may be only a handful of memberspresent, some of whom are quite clearly asleep, telling jokes to their neighbor, or shouting like badlybehaved schoolchildren. There is not enough room for them all in the chamber in any (7) _______, which isa second worrying point. Of course, television does not follow the work of committees, which are the smalldiscussions groups that do most of the real work of the House. But the (8) ______ impression that votersreceive of the workings of government is not a good one. To put it (9) _______, parliament looksdisorganized, is clearly behind the time and seems to be filled with bores and comedians. This ispresumably why members (10) _______ for so long the efforts of the BBC to broadcast parliamentarymatters on television.1. A. likewiseB. at leastC. neverthelessD. as well2. A. mixtureB. combinationC. crossD. match3. A. callB. referC. speakD. submit4. A. finalizeB. endC. concludeD. complete5. A. take awayB. bring aboutC. make upD. set in6. A. after allB. anywayC. evenD. furthermore7. A. pointB. wayC. matterD. case8. A. totalB. broadC. overallD. comprehensive9. A. bluntlyB. shortlyC. directlyD. basically10. A. preventedB. checkedC. defiedD. resistedPART IV: WRITINGI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentenceprinted before it.1. The phone stopped ringing the moment I got down stairs.No sooner _______________________________________________2. He is determined to carry on working when he is 65.He has no ________________________________________________3. He was very sorry that he didn’t see Audrey on her trip to London.He greatly ______________________________________________4. She agreed to go out to dinner with him because she assumed he was not married.Had she __________________________________________________5. Everyone was surprised that the singer had very little money when he died.The singer had _____________________________________________II. Write about the following topic:‘Some people feel that certain workers like nurses, doctors and teachers are undervalued andshould be paid more’How far do you agree?Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge orexperience.You should write at least 150 words.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 -------The end-------KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2011-2012ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh trường THPT Chuyên Vĩnh Phúc————————PART 1. LISTENING (15 pts: 1/item)SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC—————1. 5 pm.2. small family car3. lions4. Oxford5. photographs6. sightseeing tour7. Square8. changing9. Tower Bridge10. boatPART II. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY (35pt)I. (10pts: 1pt/item)1. C2. A3. B6. B7. C8. AII. (10pts: 1pt/item)11. presents and souvenirs12. Star Wars13. Rained14. table tennis15. 10 am4. B9. C5. A10. A1. limited --> limiting6. surrounding --> surrounded2. Because --> Although7. quick --> quickly3. makes --> causes8. where--> when4. risen --> increased9. continues --> continue5. poisoned --> poisonous10. water --> meltIII. (10pts: 1 pt/item)1. draw up2. turn in6. make out7. let onIV. ( 5pts: 1pt/ item)1. humiliation2. single-minded/strong-minded3. came into8. turned down3. hurtful4. go round9. fall though4. uncharacteristic5. do without10. take after5. gate-crashedPART III. READINGI. (10pts: 1pt/item)1. but2. make3. at4. similar5. usual6. unhappy7. as8. that9. on10. HoweverII. (5 pts: 1 pt/item)1. D2. D3. B4. A5. DIII. (10pts: 1pt/item)1. B2. C3. B4. D5. C6. A7. D8.C9. A10. DPART IV. WRITINGI. (5 pts: 1pt/item)1. No sooner had I got downstairs than the phone stopped ringing.2. He has no intention of giving up working/ retiring when he is 65.3. He greatly regretted not seeing Audrey on her trip to London.4. Had she known that he was married, she would not have agreed to go out to dinner with him.5. The singer had very little money (left) when he died, which surprised everybody.II. Write about the following topic: 20 ptsThe impression mark is based on the following scheme:1. Content (10 pts): a provision of all main ideas and details as appropriateBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 2. Language (5pts): a variety of vocabulary and structures appropriate to the level of Englishlanguage gifted upper-secondary school students3. Presentation (5pts): coherence, cohesion, and style appropriate to the level of English languagegifted upper-secondary school students.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC---------------------------KÌ THI CHỌN HSG VÒNG TỈNH – NĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 10Dành cho học sinh các trường THPT không chuyênThời gian làm bài: 180 phút(Đề thi gồm 05 trang)A.LISTENINGI. Listen to the conversation between a female student and a male student then circle theappropriate letter.You will hear the conversation TWICE.1. What are the students looking for?A. Main HallB. Great HallC. Old Hall D. Old building2. Where is the administration building?A. On the left of the stepsB. On the right of the stepsC. Behind the stepsD. In front of the steps3. How many people are waiting in the queue?A. 300B. 200C. 100D. 504. What does the woman order for lunch?A. fried riceB. pizzaC. sandwich D. hot dog5. What does the woman order to drink?A. orange juiceB. coca cola C. teaD coffee6. How much money does the woman give the man?A. $2.00B. $ 3.00C. $ 3.50D. $ 5.007. What kind of fruits does the woman want the man to get for her?A. an orangeB. an apple C. grapesD. water melon8. What did the man buy for the woman to eat?A. a sandwichB. a slice of pizzaC. fried rice D. hot dog9. What did the man buy for the woman to drink?A. teaB. coffeeC. coca cola D. orange juice10. What must the students do as part of registration at the university?A. Check the notice board in the Law Faculty.B. Find out about lectures.C. Organize tutorial groups.D. Pay the union fees.II. Listen to the conversation between a woman and a clerk, then complete the registration formusing NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS. You will hear the conversation TWICE.Name of student: (1) _______________________________________Address: (2) _____________, (3) _______________________Town: BrisbaneTel: (4) __________________________________Course: (5) _____________________________________Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT – Trang 1/5 B. PHONETICSPick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. A. ofB. fileC. offD. form2. A. gestationB. jellyfishC. speciesD. ethnic3. A. anthemB. abandonC. disasterD. ambassador4. A. committeeB. titanicC. citadelD. elimination5. A. funeralB. documentC. altitudeD. volunteerC. LEXICAL – GRAMMARI. Choose from the four options given (marked A, B, C and D) one best answer to complete eachsentence. Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. Anyone caught throwing ____________ here should be fined.A. rubbishB. bagC. moneyD. flowers2. Let’s go for a picnic this week, ____________?A. do weB. don’t weC. shall weD. have we3. I can’t stand the car ____________ Therefore, I hate traveling by car.A. illnessB. sicknessC. ailmentD. disease4. He decided to buy a computer ____________ he didn’t have much money.A. becauseB. afterC. althoughD. Despite5. A person who is more beautiful in photographs is said to be ____________.A. photogenicB. photographyC. photographD. photographic6. When he __________, everyone ____________.A. arrived/ has leftB. had arrived/ left C. arrived/ had left D. would arrive/ leave7. I work as a ____________ tutor to earn money for a summer trip.A. generalB. privateC. secretD. single8. I wouldn’t waste time ___________that book if I were you.A. to readingB. readingC. readD. to be read9. She has got a bad ____________ for definition.A. memoryB. mindC. brainD. nerve10. “How does Ann like her new school?”“Fine, she is doing ____________ in her course.”A. extreme goodB. extremely goodC. extreme wellD. extremely well.11. We are planning to go on a ___________ holiday this summer.A. packingB. packC. packedD. package12. The series is watched by millions of ___________A. viewingB. vieweesC. viewersD. views13. Be careful! The mountain road is ____________slippery.A. terrifyB. terrifyinglyC. terrifyingD. terrified14. Teacher will never be ___________ by computers in the classroom.A. replacedB. exchangedC. workedD. preferred15. If he ___________ late, he ____________sleepy now .A. hadn’t stayed up/ wouldn’t have beenB. didn’t stay up/ wouldn’t beC. didn’t stay up/ wouldn’t have beenD. hadn’t stayed up/ wouldn’t beĐề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT – Trang 2/5 II. Supply the correct form of the words in brackets.1. The students are already _____________ with the work of Shakespeare. (ACQUAINT)2. The children all have very different ____________(PERSON)3. An _______________ is a person who is concerned about the natural environment and wants toimprove and protect it. (ENVIRONMENT)4. She had never been greatly concerned about her ___________(APPEAR)5. The _____________ of people interviewed prefer TV to radio. (MAJOR)III. Each sentence below has four underlined words or phrases marked A, B, C, D. Circle oneunderlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.1. People think computers never do any mistakes, but in fact, they doABCD2. Going to the cinema is an enjoyable way relaxing at weekend.ABCD3. Since Mai looks a bit pale these days, I think she should have taken up some exercises.ABCD4. He appears being a perfect man but in fact, he is very rude to his wife.ABCD5. The youth nowadays prefer pop music than traditional music.ABCDD. READINGI. Read the following passage then choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C and D) tocomplete the numbered blanks in the passage. Identify your answers by writing the corresponding letter A,B, C or D on your answer sheet.Christmas is a Christian holiday. It commemorates the __________ (1) of Jesus Christ more than2,000 years ago. Christian churches hold ___________(2) services to celebrate Christmas ______(3)midnight on Christmas ____________(4), most churches hold special candlelight services.But Christmas is also a social and family____________(5). It is a festival of goodwill, atime____________ (6) family, friends, food, and gift-giving.Many Americans share Christmas cookies, decorate their home, and place presents ____________(7)the family Christmas tree. Children often hang up stockings for Santa Claus to fill _________(8) smallgifts. __________ (9) tradition, Santa comes on a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Presents are____________(10) opened on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.1.A. dayB. birthC. GodD. father2. A. religiousB. religionC. regionD. regional3. A. onB. inC. underD. at4. A. morningB. afternoonC. eveningD. Eve5. A. ChristmasB. holidayC. weekendD. day6. A. ofB. toC. forD. on7. A. onB. underC. besideD. in8. A. withB. inC. ofD. on9. A. DespiteB. Because ofC. According toD. But10. A. neverB. rarelyC. sometimesD. usuallyĐề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT – Trang 3/5 II. Read the following passage and then choose the best answer by writing the letter A, B, C or D onthe answer sheet.Line A rather surprisingly geographical feature of Antarctica is that a huge freshwater lake, one ofthe world’s largest and deepest, lies hidden there under four kilometers of ice. Now known asLake Vostok, this huge body of water is located under the ice block that comprises Antarctica.The lake is able to exist in its unfrozen state beneath this block of ice because its waters arewarmed by geothermal heat from the earth’s core. The thick glacier above Lake Vostok(5)actually insulates it from the frigid temperature (the lowest ever recorded on Earth) on thesurface.The lake was first discovered in the 1970s while a research team was conducting an aerialsurvey of the area. Radio waves from the survey equipment penetrated the ice and revealed a(10) body of water of indeterminate size. It was not until much more recently that data collected bysatellite made scientist aware of the tremendous size of the lake; satellite –borne radardetected an extremely flat region where the ice remains level because it is floating on thewater of the lake.The discovery of such a huge freshwater lake trapped under Antarctic is of interest to the(15) scientific community because of potential that the lake contains ancient microbes that havesurvived for thousands upon thousands of years, unaffected by factors such as nuclear falloutand elevated ultraviolet light that have affected organisms in more exposed areas. Thedownside of the discovery, however, lies in the difficulty of conducting research on the lakein such a harsh climate and in the problems associated with obtaining uncontaminated(20) samples from the lake without actually exposing the lake to contamination. Scientists arelooking for possible ways to accomplish this.1. The purpose of the passage is toA. explain how Lake Vostok was discoveredB. provide satellite data concerning AntarcticaC. discuss future plans for Lake VostokD. present an expected aspect of Antarctica’s geography.2. The word “lies” in line 2 could best be replaced byA. sleepsB. sitsC. tells falsehoodsD. inclines.3. What is true of Lake Vostok?A. It is completely frozenB. It is not a saltwater lakeC. It is beneath a thick slab of iceD. It is heated by the sun4. Which of the following is closet in meaning to “frigid” in line 6?A. Extremely coldB. Never changingC. Quite harsh D. Rarely recorded5. All of the following are true about the 1970 survey of Antarctica EXCEPT that itA. was conducted by airB. made use of radio wavesC. did not measure the exact size of the lakeD. was controlled by a satellite6. It can be inferred from the passage that the ice would not be flat ifA. There were no lakeB. the lake was not so bigC. Antarctica were not so coldD. radio waves were not used7. The word “microbes” in line 15 could be best be replaced by which of the following?A. Pieces of dustB. Trapped bubblesC. Tiny organismsD. Rays of light8. The passage mentions which of the following as a reason for the importance of Lake Vostok?A. It can be studied using radio wavesB. It may contain uncontaminated microbesC. It may have elevated levels of ultraviolet light.D. It has already been contaminated.9. The word “downside” in line 18 is closest in meaning toA. bottom levelB. negative aspectC. undersideD. buried section10. The paragraph following the passage most probably discussesA. further discoveries on the surface of AntarcticaB. Problems with satellite- borne radar equipmentC. ways to study Lake Vostok without contaminating it D. the harsh climate of Antarctica.Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT – Trang 4/5 III. Read the following passage then choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C and D)to complete the numbered blanks in the passage. Identify your answers by writing the corresponding letterA, B, C or D on your answer sheet.If asked who ____________(1) the game of baseball, most ___________(2) would probablyreply that it was Abner Doubleday. At the beginning of this century, there was some disagreementover ___________(3) the game of baseball had actually originated, so sporting-goods manufacturerSpaulding inaugurated a commission to research the ____________(4). In 1908 a report was publishedby the commission _________(5) which Abner Doubleday, a U.S. Army officer from Cooperstown,New York, was ____________(6) credit for the intervention of the game. The National Baseball Hallof Fame was established in Cooperstown in __________(7) of Doubleday.Today, most sports historians are in agreement that Doubleday ____________(8) did not have much todo with the development of baseball. __________(9), baseball seems to be a close ____________(10)to the English game of rounders and probably has English rather than American roots.1. A. discoveredB. foundedC. inventedD. found2. A. AmericansB. AmericanC. The USD. America3. A. whatB. howC. whenD. that4. A. problemB. questionC. matterD. issue5. A. atB. toC. ofD. in6. A. providedB. passedC. givenD. delivered7. A. honorB. rewardC. awardD. ceremony8. A. trulyB. reallyC. as wellD. probably9. A. ButB. MoreoverC. InsteadD. Additionally10. A. relateB. relationshipC. relativeD. relationE. WRITINGI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as thesentence printed before it.1. 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 thegiven word.1. She owns all this land now. (belongs)All _____________________________________________________________________2. Organized activities don’t interest Eva very much. ( interested)Eva_____________________________________________________________________3. If you run everyday, your breathing improves quickly. (running )Daily____________________________________________________________________4. Do you like meat more than fish? (prefer)Do______________________________________________________________________?5. He hasn’t got the intelligence to be a programmer ( intelligent)He ______________________________________________________________________------- THE END ------Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT – Trang 5/5 SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO.......ĐỀ THI CHÍNH THỨCSố báo danh…...............……KÌ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNHNăm học: 2013-2014Môn thi: Tiếng AnhLớp 11 THPTNgày thi: 20 tháng 3 năm 2014Thời gian : 180 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)Đề này có 06 trangPart A: PHONETICS (5 pts)Question I: Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest inthe same line. (2 pts)1. A. controlledB. returnedC. formedD. convinced2. A. suggestionB. devotionC. congestionD. digestionQuestion II: Find the word with the stresseach question. (3 pts)3. A. compulsoryB. curriculum4. A. hospitalB. different5. A. complimentB. apologizepattern different from that of the other three words inC. certificateC. supportiveC. traditionD. secondaryD. specialD. developPart B: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR (45 pts)Question I: Choose the most suitable word or phrase to complete each sentence. (15 pts)6. He felt ______when he failed the exams the second time.A. discouragedB. discouragingC. encouragedD. encourage7. David learned to play ______ violin when he was at ______ university.A. -/B. the/C. the/theD. -/the8. The workers ______ cement for the patio when it began to rain.A. layB. were lyingC. laidD. were laying9. American students agree that a husband is______ to tell his wife where he has been if he comeshome late.A. obsessedB. obligedC. obtainedD. observed10.-"Let's have a pizza." -"______"A. Not againB. It doesn't matter C. Not reallyD. It’s a good idea11. Nam: “ You are a great dancer, Huong.”Huong: “_________”A. There’s no doubt about it.B. You shouldn’t have said that.C. You must be kidding.D. Yes. Congratulations12. In most social situations where some ______ is allowed, a brief raise of the hand and a smallwave is fine to attract someone's attention.A. informalityB. friendshipC. familiarityD. introduction13. Sperm Whales and sharks are carnivores. Carnivores mean ______A. animals that live in the seaB. animals that only eat plantsC. fish that aren’t born from eggsD. animals that eat meat14. Will we be ______ the storm if we shelter under a tree?A. happy aboutB. safe fromC. depended onD. cared for15. Michael was ______ with anger when he saw his car had been scratched.A. storedB. fixedC. loadedD. filled16. He ______ his life to helping the poor.A. spentB. experiencedC. dedicatedD. used17. I am not really ______ this kind of music. I prefer music that we can dance to.A. inB. forC. intoD. with18. ______ I had nothing for breakfast but an apple, I had lunch early.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 A. HoweverB. SinceC. Due toD. Therefore19. Military is ______ in this country. Every man who reaches the age of 18 has to serve in thearmy for two years.A. compulsoryB. optionalC. illegalD. unnecessary20. All ______ is a continuous supply of the basic necessities of life.A. that is neededB. which is needed C. what is needed D. the thing neededQuestion II: The following passage contains 10 mistakes. Find and correct them (10 pts)(Questions 21-30)Line1. In 2001, the British Association for the Advancement of Science went onsearch of the world’s funniest joke. The experiment involved people from allover the world posted their jokes on to a website and rating the submissionsof their. Among the jokes entered was the following: ‘There were two cows in5. a field. One said ‘Moo.’ The other one said ‘I was going to say that.’The joke was then entered into the archive several times, using differentanimals and noises. Two tigers said ‘Grr,’ two dogs said ‘Woof’ and so on.You would imagine that one animal and noise would be much the same likeanother. However, the joke rated the funniest was: ‘Two ducks were sitting on10. a pond. One of the duck said ‘Quack.’ The other duck said, ‘I was going to saythat.’The research supported the wide held theory that some words and soundsare distinctly funnier than others. The ‘k’ sound (or the ‘hard c’) as heard in‘quack’ and ‘duck’ have always been regarded in the comedy world as15. specially funny. Why? It may be down to a rather odd facial phenomenonknown for ‘facial feedback’. When people feel happy they smile but someevidence suggests that the mechanism also works in reverse. The hard letter‘k’ often forces the face to smile, which may explain why the sound isassociated with happiness.Question III: Put each verb in brackets into an appropriate form. (10 pts)31. It was a boring show. I would rather (not/go) ______ there.32. I’m sure they (complete) ______ the new road by June.33. (Bite) ______ twice, the postman refused to deliver our letters unless we chained our dogup.34. His (take) ______ ill was quite unexpected.35. It (not/be) ______ for you, I would come home late.36. His roommate (always enter) ______ the room without knocking first, which annoys him alot.37. The curricula of American public schools (not determine) ______ by the federalgovernment.38. He (not wear) ______ uniform when you see him, because he’ll be on leave then, andthey don’t wear uniform when they are on leave.39. It is essential that every student (know) ______ how to use a computer.40. A shape with four equal sides and one right angle (call) ______ a square.Question IV: Put each word in brackets into an appropriate form. (10 pts)People are often put off meditation by what they see as its many mystical associations. Yetmeditation is a (41. STRAIGHT) _____ technique which merely involves sitting and resting themind. In addition to its (42. SIMPLE) ______, meditation offers powerful help in the battle againststress. Hundreds of studies have shown that meditation, when undertaken in a principled way,can (43. REDUCTION) ______ hypertension which is related to stress in the body. Research hasBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 proved that certain types of meditation can (44. SUBSTANCE) ______decrease key stresssymptoms such as (45. ANXIOUS) ______and irritability. In fact, those who practise meditationwith any (46. REGULAR) ______ see their doctors less and spend, on average, seventy per centfewer days in hospital. They are said to have more stamina, a happier (47. DISPOSE)______and even enjoy better relationships.When you learn to meditate, your teacher will give you a personal 'mantra' or word which you useevery time you practise the technique and which is (48. SUPPOSE) ______ chosen according toyour needs. Initial classes are taught (49. INDIVIDUAL) ______ but subsequent classes usuallyconsist of a group of students and take place over a period of about four days. The aim is to learnhow to slip into a deeper state of (50.CONSCIOUS) ______ for twenty minutes a day. Therewards speak for themselves.PART C: READING COMPREHENSION (30 pts)Question I: Read the following passage and then choose the most suitable word or phrasefor each space. (10 pts)English spellingWhy does English spelling have a reputation for being difficult? English was first written down whenChristian monks came to England in Anglo-Saxon (51) ______ .They used the 23 letters of Latin towrite down the sounds of Anglo-Saxon speech as they heard it. However, English has a (52)______ range of basic sounds (over 40) than Latin. The alphabet was too small, and so combinationsof letters were needed to (53) ______ the different sounds. Inevitably, there were inconsistencies inthe way that letters were combined.With the Norman invasion of England, the English language was put (54) ______ risk.English survived, but the spelling of many English words changed to follow French patterns, and manyFrench words were (55) ______ into the language. The result was more irregularity.When the printing press was (56) ______ in the fifteenth century, many early printers of English textsspoke other first languages. They (57) ______ little effort to respect English spelling. Although one ofthe short-term effects of printing was to produce a number of variant spellings, in the long term itcreated fixed spellings. People became used to seeing words spelt in the same way. Rules were (58)______ and dictionaries were put together which printers and writers could refer to. However, spokenEnglish was not fixed and continued to change slowly - just as it still does now. Letters that weresounded in the Anglo-Saxon period, like the 'k' in 'knife', now became (59) ______. Also, thepronunciation of vowels then had (60) _____ in common with how they sound now, but the way theyare spelt hasn't changed.51. A. ages52. A. deeper53. A. explain54. A. at55. A. announced56. A. discovered57. A. brought58. A. drawn up59. A. dump60. A. muchB. centuriesB. longerB. expressB. inB. foundB. inventedB. didB. filled inB. quietB. manyC. timesC. thickerC. performC. onC. introducedC. made upC. madeC. got acrossC. silentC. fewD. yearsD. widerD. tellD. underD. startedD. taken upD. putD. handed outD. speechlessD. littleQuestion II: Supply the most suitable word for each blank. (10 pts)Because of the recent growth in air travel, airports have become more than ever beforesymbols of international importance. They therefore have (61.______) look good and arefrequently designed by well-known architects. In (62.______) to this, competition and customerdemand mean that (63. ______) generally have to have impressive facilities nowadays. Forinstance, there are (64. ______) lounges, where passengers can wait before their (65. ______)BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 takes off, luxurious restaurants, shopping areas and banks. Good road and rail connections(66. ______) nearby towns and cities are also essential, with large (67. _____) of peopleneeding to get to and from the airport quickly and effectively.However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find land on which to build airports. One reasonfor this is that aircraft, (68. ______) improvements in engine design, are still very noisy, andneed a considerable amount of space in which to (69. ______) and take off. This of coursemeans that crowded residential areas need to be avoided, so, unluckily, travellers often findthat the airport they need to use might be located (70. ______) an inconvenient distance fromthe city.Question III: Read the passage and choose the best answers to questions below. (10 pts)An air pollutant is defined as a compound added directly or indirectly by humans to theatmosphere in such quantities as to affect humans, animals, vegetation, or materialsadversely. Air pollution requires a very flexible definition that permits continuous change.When the first air pollution laws were established in England in the fourteenth century, airpollutants were limited to compounds that could be seen or smelled - a far cry from theextensive list of harmful substances known today. As technology has developed andknowledge of the health aspects of various chemicals has increased, the list of air pollutantshas lengthened. In the future, even water vapor might be considered an air pollutant undercertain conditions.Many of the more important air pollutants, such as sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide, andnitrogen oxides, are found in nature. As the Earth developed, the concentration of thesepollutants was altered by various chemical reactions; they became components inbiogeochemical cycles. These serve as an air purification scheme by allowing the compoundsto move from the air to the water or soil. On a global basis, nature's output of these compoundsdwarfs that resulting from human activities.However, human production usually occurs in a localized area, such as a city. In such aregion, human output may be dominant and may temporarily overload the natural purificationscheme of the cycles. The result is an increased concentration of noxious chemicals in the air.The concentrations at which the adverse effects appear will be greater than the concentrationsthat the pollutants would have in the absence of human activities. The actual concentrationneed not be large for a substance to be a pollutant; in fact, the numerical value tells us littleuntil we know how much of an increase this represents over the concentration that would occurnaturally in the area. For example, sulfur dioxide has detectable health effects at 0.08 partsper million (ppm), which is about 400 times its natural level. Carbon monoxide, however, has anatural level of 0.1 ppm and is not usually a pollutant until its level reaches about 15 ppm.71. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. The economic impact of air pollution.B. What constitutes an air pollutant.C. How much harm air pollutants can cause.D. The effects of compounds added to the atmosphere.72. The word "adversely" in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to _______.A. negativelyB. quicklyC. admittedlyD. considerably73. It can be inferred from the first paragraph that _______.A. water vapor is an air pollutant in localized areasB. most air pollutants today can be seen or smelledC. the definition of air pollution will continue to changeD. a substance becomes an air pollutant only in cities74. The word "These" in the second paragraph is closest in meaning to__________.A. the various chemical reactionsB. the pollutants from the developing EarthC. the compounds moved to the water or soilD. the components in biogeochemical cyclesBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 75. For which of the following reasons can natural pollutants play an important role in controllingair pollution?A. They function as part of a purification process.B. They occur in greater quantities than other pollutants.C. They are less harmful to living beings than other pollutants.D. They have existed since the Earth developed.76. According to the passage, human-generated air pollution in localized regions _______.A. can be dwarfed by nature's output of pollutantsB. can overwhelm the natural system that removes pollutantsC. will damage areas outside of the localized regionsD. will react harmfully with natural pollutants77. The word "localized" in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to _______.A. specifiedB. circledC. surroundedD. encircled78. According to the passage, the numerical value of the concentration level of a substance isonly useful if _______.A. the other substances in the area are knownB. it is in a localized areaC. the natural level is also knownD. it can be calculated quickly79. The word "detectable" in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to__________.A. beneficialB. specialC. measurableD. separable80. The word "noxious" in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to__________.A. poisonousB. naturalC. knownD. essentialPART D: WRITING (20 pts)Question I: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar aspossible in meaning to the sentence printed before it. (5 pts)81. The man was not able to go on an expedition to the Middle East because of his age.The man was too ___________________________________________82. Your silly questions distracted me.You drove ___________________________________________83. Go to the international ticket desk immediately on arrival.As ___________________________________________84. His second attempt on the world record was successful.He broke ___________________________________________85. This problem cannot be solved instantly.There is ___________________________________________Question II: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar aspossible in meaning to the sentence printed before it. Do not change the form of the givenword. (5 pts)86. The two theories appear to be completely different.COMMON___________________________________________87. Although we were impressed by the new cinema, we found it rather expensive. AS___________________________________________88. The accident victim was having increasing difficulty in breathing.DIFFICULT___________________________________________89. Teams of experts are examining the damage to the building.EXAMINED___________________________________________90. You didn't think carefully enough before you decided.OUGHT___________________________________________III. Essay writing (10 pts)Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “Studying the English language inan English speaking country is the best but not the only way to learn the language”. Writean essay (about 150 to 200 words) to express your personal points of view.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 ----------THE END ---------SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOTHANH HOÁKỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TỈNHNăm học: 2013-2014Môn thi: Tiếng AnhLớp 12 THPTNgày thi: 20/03/2014Hướng dẫn chấm gồm 02 trang.HD CHẤM CHÍNH THỨCA- ĐÁP ÁN:Part A: PHONETICS (5 điểm – Mỗi câu đúng 1 điểm)1D2B3D4C5APart B: VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR (45 điểm – mỗi câu đúng 1 điểm, riêng bài sửa lỗi,nếu tìm được lỗi mà sửa không đúng thì cho 0.5 điểm)I.6A16C7B17C8D18B9B19A10D20A11C12A13D14B15DII.MISTAKES21. on (line 1)CORRECTIONSin26.MISTAKESCORRECTIONS(One of) the duck (One of) the(line 10)ducksBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 22.23.24.25posted (line 3)their (line 4)like (line 8)on (line 9)27.28.29.30.postingtheirsasinwide (line 12)have (line 14)specially (line 15)for (line 16)widelyhasespeciallyasIII.31. not have gone 32. will have completed35. were it not36. is always entering39. (should) know40. is called33. Having been bitten 34. being taken38. will not37. are not determinedwearingbeIV.41. straightforward46. regularity42. simplicity47. disposition43. reduce44. substantially48. supposedly 49. individually45. anxiety50. consciousnessPart C: READING (30 điểm – Mỗi câu đúng 1 điểm)I.51C52D53B54A55C56B57C58A59C60DII.61. to66. with62. addition67. numbers63. airports68. despite64. departure69. land65. flight/plane70. at73C75A77A79CIII.71B72A74D76B78C80APart D: WRITING (20 điểm)I. (05 điểm- Mỗi câu đúng 1 điểm)81. The man was too old to go on an expedition to the Middle East.82. You drove me to distraction with your silly questions.83. As soon as you arrive, go to the international ticket desk.84. He broke the world record at/on his second attempt.85. There is no instant solution to this problem.II. (05 điểm- Mỗi câu đúng 1 điểm)86. The two theories appear to have (got) nothing in common.87. Much as we were impressed by the new cinema, we found/did find it rather expensive.Impressed as we were by the new cinema, we found/did find it rather expensive.88. The accident victim was finding it increasingly difficult to breath.89. The damage to the building is being examined by teams of experts.90. You ought to have thought more carefully before you decided.III. Essay: (10 điểm)Marking criteria:- Task completion – 4 điểmTùy mức độ hoàn thành các yêu cầu, giám khảo có thể chấm từ 1-4 điểm.BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 - Grammatical accuracy and spelling – 3 điểm: bài viết không có lỗi chính tả vàdưới 3 lỗi ngữ pháp được cho 3 điểm tối đa. Cứ 4 lỗi chính tả hoặc ngữ pháp trừ 1điểm (Trừ không quá 3 điểm).- Coherence and cohesion (tính mạch lạc và sự liên kết câu, đoạn) – 3 điểm:Tùy mức độ mạch lạc, liên kết câu, liên kết đoạn của bài viết, giám khảo có thể chấm1-3 điểm.B- HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM:Bài thi chấm theo thang điểm: 20Điểm bài thi làm tròn đến 0,25Tổng số point thí sinh làm đúngĐiểm bài thi =--------------------------------------5BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT ........ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT chuyên)Thời gian thi: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đề(Đề thi gồm 05 trang)PART A. LISTENINGI. You will hear an interview with a marketing director.Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. You will listen to the tapes TWICE.Lecture on (1) _________Example: Tourism and (2) _________Common misconception is that marketing indicates (3) _________ in what is being provided.Marketing is actually essential in sustaining (4) __________.Compared to a product, a service is more (5) ________ and customers have different (6)________.Aim: offer service beyond hopes of (7) __________Important toa. keep informedb. (8) _________One way to achieve this: (9) __________(10)_________must always be available for any queries and problems.II. You will hear the introduction about a library.Listen and give short answers to the following questions. You will listen to the tapes TWICE.1. How many printed volumes does the Western Bank Library have?2. What must students have if they want to borrow books?3. How long can a registered student keep books?4. Where do students read books with red label?5. How can students keep books for longer?6. What service can help students if they want to reserve the books?7. What should students do every day to view the loans and details of charges?8. What should students do with overdue books?9. How much is the photocopy of Color A4 sheet?10. What is the opening time of the Western Bank Library at weekend?PART B. LEXICO-GRAMMARI. Complete each of the following sentences with the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Identify your answerby writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. I’m really sorry. We _____ stop at a service station and phone you, but we didn’t want to waste anymore time.A. were due toB. were going toC. were toD. were about toth2. It is not until December 25 _________the exam results will be announced.A. whichB. whatC. thatD. when3. I saw a ___________ scarf in a shop near my house.A. sweet little green silkB. little green silk sweetC. sweet green little silkD. green little sweet silk4. There has been a recommendation that Peter ______ the president of the country.A. will be electedB. be electedC. is electedD. was elected5. He kept his marriage for years, but eventually the truth ________.A. came outB. went outC. came throughD. fell out6. It was in this house ______.A. I was born inB. in which I was bornC. where I was born D. that I was born7. ______of half- starving wolves were roaming the snow- covered countryside.A. HerdsB. FlocksC. PacksD. Swarms8. When ______ to explain his mistake, the new employee cleared his throat nervously.A. askingB. to be askedC. to be askingD. being askedBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 9. ______, he felt so unhappy and lonely.A. In spite of his being wealthB. Rich as was heC. Rich as he wasD. Despite his wealthy10. According to the _______of the contract, tenants must give six months notice if they intend to leave.A. lawsB. rulesC. termsD. details11. It is difficult for museums to find funds to protect the nation’s_______.A. inheritanceB. heritageC. possessionsD. legacy12. A part-time job gives me the freedom to_______ my own interests.A pursueB. chaseC. seekD. catch13. When his alarm went off, he shut it off and slept for_______15 minutes.A. otherB. othersC. anotherD. the others14. ____ I’ve told him not to go out with those people, but he wouldn’t listen. Just let him face the musicnow.A. Many a timeB. Many the timeC. Quite a timeD. For a time15. _______ in this national park declined from a few thousand to a few hundred in ten years.A. For a number of tigersB. The number of tigersC. A number of tigersD. That the number of tigers16. _______ every industry in our modern world requires the work of engineers.A. WhollyB. HardlyC. MostD. Virtually17. Jane had a problem with her finances, so we talked _______ and now it's fine.A. overB. it overC. over itD. over and over18. When the electricity failed, he _______a match to find the candles.A. rubbedB. scratchedC. struckD. started19. I usually buy my clothes _______. It’s cheaper than going to the dressmaker.A. on the houseB. off the pegC. in publicD. on the shelf20. She tried to _______.A. talk out of me the planB. talk me the plan out ofC. talk me out of the planD. talk out me of the plan.II. 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 (√)each correct line. There are two examples at the beginning. Transfer your answers to your answersheet.Talent scouts are looking for the next generation of supermodels have realized 0 ……are…Africa’s potential. Lyndsey Mclntyre, a former model herself, recently opened 00 …√………one agency’s first African office. “African women are being graceful and 1 ……….……serene” she says. “These qualities could to make them do very well in this 2 ………..…business.” However, spotting supermodels is rarely easy, as well Mclntyre 3 ………….…discovered when she visited the Orma tribe of remote north- eastern Kenya, 4 ……..……whose women are reported to be especially striking. “The tribal leaders were a 5 ……….……bit suspicious and I wasn’t allowed to be meet many of their girls,” she 6 ………….…explains. Another problem is that the reports aren’t always reliable. Mclntyre 7 ………….…discovered this when one of village’s “most beautiful girls” turned out to be its 8 …………….heaviest ones. She had to explain that Western advertisers prefer far slimmer 9 …….…….…women. The Orma are not alone in believing fat it is beautiful. In a recent 10………..……Africa-wide beauty contest, all the Uganda contestants were disqualified forbeing a little too large around the hips. “I don’t understand the fashionindustry’s obsession with small hips,” said one judge for the contest. “Butbecause we want the girls to succeed and to see African models workinginternationally, we give the industry what it wants”BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 III. Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. Write your answers on your answer sheet.UK companies have received criticism from a business forum for what their report refers to as arather narrow-minded attitude towards the dress code for office workers. This follows a case in which amale (1. EMPLOY) __________working in the post room of a large (2. ORGANISE) __________in theUnited Kingdom received a (3. SUSPEND) __________ for wearing jeans to work. Whilst the reportaccepts that there is a need for people dealing with (4. CUSTOM) __________to look well dressed, itquestions whether employees who work behind the scenes necessarily need to dress formally. The authorsof the report made a (5. COMPARE) ___________ between the UK and other European nations whereemployers seem (6. CONCERN)___________about the need for their workers to wear smart clothes inthe office. Their (7. ARGUE) ___________is based on research that claims workers are far more (8.PRODUCT) _________ when they have the (9. FREE) _________to dress in a way that they feel most(10. COMFORT) _______in.IV. Complete the following sentences with one preposition/particle for each blank. Write youranswers on your answer sheet.1. Kate fell _______ with her boyfriend and they stopped seeing each other.2. I’ve taken this watch _______ pieces, and now I can’t put it together again.3. I’m sure my brother will never get married because he hates the feeling of being tied _____.4. Deborah is going to take extra lessons to catch up______ what she missed why she was away.5. I don’t think anyone understood what I was saying at the meeting. I failed to get my point _______.PART C. READINGI. Read the following passage and choose the options among A, B, C or D that best complete theblanks. Write your answers on your answer sheet.Stressful situations that (1)________ almost everyday in life seem to be unavoidable. However, wecan do little sometimes to avoid a misfortune or an unpleasant occurrence which may (2)________ usunexpectedly as only it can. At such a moment, one may hit the (3)_______, give in to the helplessness ofthe situation or, ideally, put a brave face on it trying to (4)_________ the burden.Can you (5)_________ in your mind an hour spent in a traffic jam, say, this morning? Do you lightone cigarette after another? Do you sound the horn every few seconds like the other neurotics? Or do youtake a different (6)________ and make good use of the time drawing up a schedule for the days to come?To withstand the stressful moment you can also do a crossword puzzle, listen to your favorite music oreven compose a menu for your Sunday dinner.In fact, whatever way you (7)________ to the annoying situation, you can exert no impact on it asthe traffic jam will only reduce in due (8)_________. Nevertheless, your reaction might considerablyinfluence your mood for the rest of the day. The inability to confront a stressful occurrence like that with adeal of composure and sensibility adds much more strain to your life and in this way puts your well –being in (9)_________. Surprisingly, it is seemingly negligible hardships we stumble on daily that rundouble the risk of developing serious health disorders rather than our isolated tragedies however painfulthey may be. (10)_______that so many of those wretched stresses and inducing troubles affect us in a day,we should, at best, try to avoid them or possibly make radical alterations in the way we lead our dailylifestyles.1. A. deviseB. createC. originateD. emerge2. A. ariseB. happenC. befallD. occur3. A. postB. roofC. bottomD. wall4. A. subsistB. remainC. cowD. bear5. A. envisionB. observeC. pictureD. image6. A. mannerB. stanceC. practiceD. mode7. A. strikeB. dealC. respondD. challenge8. A. termB. courseC. timingD. period9. A. riskB. weaknessC. insecurityD. jeopardy10. A. ProvidingB. GivenC. HenceD. As muchBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 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.Students frequently complain (1)___________ studying for hours on (2)________ and then notdoing well in their final exams. Many factors can (3) _________ in poor performances: (4)_________illness or a personal problem. Getting high grades can also put a terrible strain on students (5)_________ don’t want to let their parents down.Can students’ knowledge be judged by a (6) _________exam? Certainly not! If we want to be fair,students ought to be (7) _________on a regular basic. So does that mean more exams? Yes, but (8)_________many written ones. In many countries, student do not have to take written exams (9)_________ they don’t want to, they are (10) _________to take oral ones instead. This seems to be fairerway of assessing understanding, not just testing it.III. Read the passage then choose the best answer to each question that follows. Identify your answer bywriting the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.Quite different from storm surges are the giant sea waves called tsunamis, which derive their namefrom the Japanese expression for “high water in a harbor.” These waves are also referred to by the generalpublic as tidal waves, although they have relatively little to do with tides. Scientists often referred to themas seismic sea waves, far more appropriate in that they do result from undersea seismic activity.Tsunamis are caused when the sea bottom suddenly moves, during an underwater earthquake orvolcano for example, and the water above the moving earth is suddenly displaced. This sudden shift ofwater sets off a series of waves. These waves can travel great distances at speeds close to 700 kilometersper hour. In the open ocean, tsunamis have little noticeable amplitude, often no more than one or twometers. It is when they hit the shallow waters near the coast that they increase in height, possibly up to 40meters.Tsunamis often occur in the Pacific because the Pacific is an area of heavy seismic activity.Twoareas of the Pacific well accustomed to the threat of tsunamis are Japan and Hawaii. Because the seismicactivity that causes tsunamis in Japan often occurs on the ocean bottom quite close to the islands, thetsunamis that hit Japan often come with little warning and can, therefore, prove disastrous. Most of thetsunamis that hit the Hawaiian Islands, however, originate thousands of miles away near the coast ofAlaska, so these tsunamis have a much greater distance to travel and the inhabitants of Hawaii generallyhave time for warning of their imminent arrival.Tsunamis are certainly not limited to Japan and Hawaii. In 1755, Europe experienced a calamitoustsunami, when movement along the fault lines near the Azores caused a massive tsunami to sweep onto thePortuguese coast and flood the heavily populated area around Lisbon. The greatest tsunami on recordoccurred on the other side of the world in 1883 when the Krakatoa volcano underwent a massiveexplosion, sending waves more than 30 meters high onto nearby Indonesian islands; the tsunami from thisvolcano actually traveled around the world and was witnessed as far away as the English Channel.1. The paragraph preceding this passage most probably discusses _______.A. underwater earthquakesB. storm surgesC. tidesD. tidal waves2. According to the passage, all of the following are true about tidal waves EXCEPT that _______.A. they are caused by sudden changes in high and low tidesB. this terminology is not used by the scientific communityC. they are the same as tsunamisD. they refer to the same phenomenon as seismic sea waves3. The word “displaced” is closest in meaning to _______.A. movedB. filteredC. locatedD. not pleased4. It can be inferred from the passage that tsunamis _______.A. cause severe damage in the middle of the oceanB. generally reach heights greater than 40 metersC. are far more dangerous on the coast than in the open oceanDare often identified by ships on the ocean5. Water that is “shallow” is NOT _____________.A. deepB. clearC. coastalD. tidalBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 6. A main difference between tsunamis in Japan and in Hawaii is that tsunamis in Japan are more likely to___________.A. come from greater distancesB. originate in AlaskaC. arrive without warningD. be less of a problem7. The possessive “their” refers to ____________.A. the Hawaiian IslandsB. thousands of milesC. these tsunamisD. the inhabitants of Hawaii8. A “calamitous” tsunami is one that is _____________.A. at faultB. disastrousC. extremely calmD. expected9. From the expression “on record”, it can be inferred that the tsunami that accompanied the Krakatoavolcano ____________.A. was not as strong as the tsunami in Lisbon B. might not be the greatest tsunami everC. was filmed as it was happeningD. occurred before efficient records were kept10. The passage suggests that the tsunami resulting from the Krakatoa volcano ___________.A. was far more destructive close to the source than far awayB. resulted in little damageC. was unobserved outside of the Indonesian islandsD. caused volcanic explosions in the English ChannelPART D. WRITINGI. Rewrite the following sentences without changing their meaning, using the words given. Thesewords must not be changed in any way. Write your answers on your answer sheet.1. The reduction in the price of the magazines led to a growth in sales. (RESULT)Sales of the magazines __________________________________________.2. Georgia hasn’t written to me recently. (HEARD)I ___________________________________________________________.3. Dinner will be served immediately upon our arrival at the hotel. (SOON)Dinner will be served ___________________________________________.4. Barbara couldn’t sing or dance. (UNABLE)Besides ______________________________________________________.5. It was careless of you to leave without locking the door. (OUGHT)You _________________________________________________________.II. Write an essay to express your opinion on the following statement. Use specific reasons anddetails to support your idea.“Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, ortelephone calls”.------------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………………BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC----------------(HD chấm gồm 02 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT chuyên)----------------------------------------PART A. LISTENINGI. You will hear an interview with a marketing director.Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. (10pts)1. services marketing6. expectations2. legal advice7. clients3. weakness8. constantly improve4. customer numbers9. conduct surveys5. intangible10. A representativeII. You will hear the introduction about a library.Listen and give short answer to the following questions. (10pts)1. over / more than 1,300,0006. Reservation System Service2. Univerisity Library UCard7. check library account3. four weeks8. pay fine4. closed Reserved Room9. 50 pounds5. renewing10. 9 a.m – 6 p.mPART B.LEXICO-GRAMMARI. Complete each of the following sentences with the correct answer (A, B, C or D). (10pts)1. B2. C3. A4. B5. A6. D7. C8. D9. C11. B12. A13. C14. A15. B16. D17. B18. C19. B10. C20. CII. 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 (√)each correct line. (5pts)1. being2. to3. well4. √5. √6. be7. the8. of9. √10. itIII. Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. (10pts)1.employee2. organization/ organisation3. suspension6. unconcerned 7. argument8. productive4. customers9. freedom5. comparison10. comfortableIV. Complete the following sentences with one preposition/particle for each blank. (5pts)1. out2. to3. down4. on5. acrossPART C. READINGI. Read the following passage and choose the options among A, B, C or D that best complete theblanks. (10pts)1. D2. C3. B4. D5. A6. B7. C8. B9. D10. BII. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word in eachspace. (10pts)1. about2. end3. result4. an5. who/that6. single7. tested8. not9. if10. allowedBY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 III. Read the passage then choose the best answer to each question that follows. Identify your answer bywriting the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet. (10pts)1. B2. A3. A4. C5. A6. C7. C8. B9. B10. APART D.WRITINGI. Rewrite the following sentences without changing their meaning, using the words given. Thesewords must not be changed in any way. (5pts)1. Sales of the magazines grew/increased/went up as a result of the reduction in the price.2. I haven’t heard /have heard nothing from Georgia for/in a while.3. Dinner will be served as soon as we arrive at the hotel.4. Besides being unable to sing, Barbara couldn’t dance either.5. You ought not to have left without locking the door.II. Write an essay to express your opinion on the following statement. Use specific reasons anddetails to support your idea. (15pts)“Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, ortelephone calls”.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 of Englishlanguage gifted upper-secondary school students.------------------THE END-----------------BY ĐỖ BÌNH – THPT LIẾN SƠN, LẬP THẠCH, VĨNH PHÚC www.violet.vn/quocbinh72 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC---------------------------KÌ THI CHỌN HSG VÒNG TỈNH – NĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH LỚP 11Dành cho học sinh các trường THPT không chuyênThời gian làm bài: 180 phút(Đề thi gồm 05 trang)ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCA.LISTENINGI. Listen to the conversation between Mary and John then decide the given statements are true orfalse by writing T ( for true), F (for false) in the box provided.You will hear the conversation TWICE.1. John has just published his latest book.2. The topic of the book is about the Loch Ness Monster.3. He has some problems with his computer.4. He is going to Scotland to visit some of his friends.5. He expects that when he gets back home he will find his word processor workingproperly.II. You will hear a man called Mike telling you about his plans for the evening. For the question 110, complete the notes which summarize what he says. You should write NO MORE THAN 3WORDS into each of the blanks. You will hear the conversation TWICE.1. Mike knows that Jill is coming to see him because she____________________2. She should turn up just____________________3. Mike has just bought himself____________________4. Jill used to be mad on music and dancing but Mike liked watching____________________5. Two things prevent Mike from going to a restaurant: one is the poor ____________________6. and the other is he____________________7. Mike wants to take Jill to a special room at____________________8. The furniture in the room is the wrong____________________9. Mike wants Jill to try the room out but the museum closes____________________10. In the end, Mike wonders about taking Jill to see Herbert andMuriet, who are____________________B. PHONETICSPick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. A. advanceB. agrarianC. apartmentD. attitude2. A. minorityB. performanceC. helicopterD. floppy3. A. eradicateB. representC. longevityD. telecommunication4. A. cultivationB. consumptionC. subscriberD. shuttle5. A. gamesB. partnersC. fieldsD. reportsC. LEXICAL – GRAMMARI. Choose from the four options given (marked A, B, C and D) one best answer to complete each sentence.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. At the end of the meal, we had delicious __________ fruit juices.A. endingB. closingC. dessertD. last2. Friendship is like a game. If you want to join it, you must learn the __________.A. lawsB. factsC. customsD. rulesĐề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 11 THPT – Trang 1/5 3. Mr. Ralph _________Mathematics before he ________ to literature.A. had taught/ had changedB. was teaching/ changedC. taught/ was changingD. had taught/ changed4. __________mad men are responsible for their actions.A. FewerB. FewC. LessD. Little5. The last World Cup was __________ in South Africa.A. brokenB. happenedC. heldD. taken palce6. I object _________ to the sea in this cold weather.A. to goingB. goingC. about goingD. of going7. What an excellent student she is! She almost has no _________ the exercise.A. difficult to finishB. difficulty to finishC. difficulty in finishingD. difficult finishing8. I want to congratulate you __________ the contest.A. to winB. on winningC. at winningD. about winning.9. You gave me precious help __________ I am extremely grateful.A. to whichB. for thatC. to thatD. for which10. I bought 20 roses, three __________ were destroyed before I came home.A. of themB. among themC. among whichD. of which11. John, __________ that his girlfriend went out with another guy, decided to say goodbye to her.A. believingB. believedC. to believeD. believe12. Unfortunately, the university reacted unfavorably _________ the proposals.A. againstB. byC. toD. with13. Either I or they __________enjoying the party now.A. areB. isC. wasD. were14. Unlike my brother, who always fails to finish English tests, I am quite good _________ this subject.A. inB. aboutC. ofD. at15. I really must __________my car repaired soon.A. needB. have needed my car C. haveD. let my car.II. Supply the correct form of the words in brackets.1. The surgeon tried their best to save his life, but unfortunately the operation was _______.(SUCCESS)2. He was very _______ of the work he had done. (PRIDE)3. There were 50 _______ in the talent contest. (COMPETE)4. Our _______ has lasted a lifetime. (FRIEND)5. It was a complete _________ due to their poor planning. (FAIL)III. Fill in the blanks suitable particles or prepositions.1. The bomb went _______ in a crowded street last night.2. Peter arranged to meet Helen after work last night but she didn’t turn _______.3. I know how wonderful you are. There no need to show _______.4. There used to be a shop at the end of this street but it closed _______ a month ago.5. Things will get easier as time goes _______.D. READINGI. Read the following passage then choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C and D) tocomplete the numbered blanks in the passage. Identify your answers by writing the corresponding letter A,B, C or D on your answer sheet.Many of the world’s people are concerned __________(1) the dwindling number of whales inthe oceans and seas. They are worried because the number of whales is getting so __________(2).Whales are very large, aquatic animals. People have hunted whales __________(3) about the eleventhcentury. Certain types of whales have been hunted too much. Recently, their numbers have decreased soĐề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 11 THPT – Trang 2/5 much that they are in _________(4) of becoming extinct. These concerned people are working to savethe whales.Why do people want to save the whales? There are two important reasons. One reason is that whaleshelp to keep a balance between plants and animals. People have __________(5) this balance. People getrid of their wastes by throwing them into the oceans and seas. People’s sewage and garbage increase the_________(6) of salt in ocean and sea water. The increased salt helps some plants and some very smallanimals _________(7). These plants and animals can be _________(8) to fish. Whales eat enormousamounts of plankton, the plants and animals that thrive in very salty water. __________(9), whales arevery important because they keep the ocean environment clean enough for fish. In addition, because fish__________(10) necessary food for many people, people need whales, and many people want to savethem.1.A. ofB. aboutC. toD. with2. A. littleB. greatC. largeD. small3. A. inB. sinceC. atD. of4. A. dangerousB. endangeredC. dangerD. dangered5. A. distributedB. destroyedC. disturbedD. followed6. A. numberB. amountC. varietyD. much7. A. growB. developC. appearD. increase8. A. goodB. usefulC. harmfulD. bad9. A. ThereforeB. HoweverC. ButD. Moreover10. A. bringB. provideC. giveD. takeII. Read the following passage and then choose the best answer by writing the letter A, B, C or D onthe answer sheet.Line Just two months after the flight of Apollo 10, the Apollo 11 astronauts made their historiclanding on the surface of the Moon. This momentous trip for humanity also providedscientists with an abundance of material for study; from rock and soil samples brought backfrom the Moon, scientists have been able to determine much about the composition of theMoon as well as to draw interferences about the development of the Moon from its(5)composition.The Moon soil that came back on Apollo 11 contains small bits of rock and glass which wereprobably ground from the large rocks when meteors impacted with the surface of the Moon.The bits of glass are spherical in shape and constitute approximately half of the Moon soil.(10) Scientists found no trace of animal or plant life in this soil.In addition to the Moon soil, astronauts gathered two basic types of rocks from the surface ofthe Moon: basalt and breccia. Basalt is cooled and hardened volcanic lava common to theEarth. Since basalt is formed under extremely high temperatures, the presence of this type ofrock is an indication that the temperature of the Moon was once extremely hot. Breccia, the(15) other kind of rock brought back by the astronauts, was formed during the impact of fallingobjects on the surface of the Moon. This second type of rock consists of small pieces of rockcompressed together by the force of impact. Gases such as hydrogen and helium were foundin some of the rocks, and scientists believe that these gases were carried to the Moon by solarwind, the streams of gases that are constantly emitted by the Sun.Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 11 THPT – Trang 3/5 1. The paragraph preceding the passage most likely discussesA. astronaut trainingB. the inception of the Apollo space programC. a different space tripD. previous Moon landings.2. What is the subject of this passage?A. The Apollo astronautsB. Soil on the Moon.C. What the Moon is made ofD. Basalt and breccia.3. An “ abundance” in line 3 isA. a disorderly pileB. a wealthy bunchC. an insignificant proportionD. a large amount4. According to the passage, what does Moon soil consist of?A. Hydrogen and heliumB. Large chunks of volcanic lavaC. Tiny pieces of stones and glassD. Stream of gases5. Which of the following was NOT brought back to the Earth by the astronauts?A. BasaltB. SoilC. BrecciaD. Plant life6. An “ indication” in line 14 isA. an exhibitionB. a clueC. a denialD. a dictate7. According to the passage, breccia was formedA. when objects struck the MoonB. from volcanic lavaC. when streams of gases hit the surface of the Moon D. from the interaction of helium and hydrogen.8. It is implied in the passage that scientists believe that the gases found in the Moon rocksA. were not originally from the MoonB. were created inside the rocksC. traveled from the Moon to the SunD. caused the Moon’s temperature to rise9. The author’s purpose in this passage is toA. describe some rock and soil samplesB. explain some of the things learned from space flightsC. propose a new theory about the creation of the MoonD. demonstrate the difference between basalt and breccia10. It can be inferred from the passage thatA. the only items of importance that astronauts brought back from the Moon were rock and soil samplesB. scientists learned relatively little from the Moon rock and soil samplesC. scientists do not believe that it is necessary to return to the MoonD. rock and soil samples were only some of a myriad of significant items from the Moon.III. Read the following passage then choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C and D) tocomplete the numbered blanks in the passage. Identify your answers by writing the corresponding letter A,B, C or D on your answer sheet.Stamp collecting! What a wonderful hobby! I began when I was only five. I used to_________(1) for the postman’s arrival, always eager to seize unwanted envelopes and tear off thecorner with the stamp stuck __________(2) it.Once- I remember it all too clear- 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 __________(4) went toinvestigate. There are four or five envelopes, all with very enticing stamps.__________(5) at the tender age of five I knew one doesn’t open mail addressed to other people.__________(6), tearing just the corners off the envelopes struck me as perfectly fair and allowable, andthat’s what I did. I carefully tore as __________(7) to the stamps as possible, feeling that even theenvelopes, which were addressed to my parents and not to me, should be treated with __________(8).There was nothing furtive in what I did. I knew my parents would see what I’d done, and I didn’t thinkthere was any__________(9) in it. They always let me remove the corners after they’d opened them.Later, though, my father solemnly showed me his letters. They looked distinctly moth-eaten, with bitestaken out of the corners and sides. I began to __________(10) what I’d done!Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 11 THPT – Trang 4/5 1. A. stareB. watchC. lookD. peer2. A. overB. inC. onD. of3. A. cameB. wasC. layD. arrived4. A. hurriedlyB. hurriedC. hurryD. hurrily5. A. Because ofB. EvenC. Due toD.To6. A. HoweverB. ButC. SoD. Although7. A. nearbyB. nextC. closeD. round8. A. gentlenessB. cautionC. honourD. respect9. A. troubleB. harmC. wrongD. bad10. A. acceptB. admitC. realizeD. confess.E. WRITINGI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentenceprinted before it.1. If I were you, I’d look for another jobI suggest ____________________________________________________________________2. He lost his money simply because he wasn’t careful.If __________________________________________________________________________3. Jack’s parents made him study for his exams.Jack was ____________________________________________________________________4. They believe he is mad.He _________________________________________________________________________5. I tried as hard as I could, but I just couldn’t get the money.No matter___________________________________________________________________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. If you run everyday, your breathing improves quickly. (running )Daily______________________________________________________________________4. There are too many people for so few resources.. (enough)There______________________________________________________________________5. If it doesn’t stop snowing, we won’t get home ( unless)We _______________________________________________________________________-------- THE END --------Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 11 THPT – Trang 5/5 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC--------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKÌ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh trường THPT ChuyênThời gian: 180 phút(Đề thi gồm: 05 trang)PART A: LISTENINGListen to the interview with Dr Jane Goodall and complete the notes. You should write NO MORETHAN 3 WORDS in each blank.You will listen to the conversation TWICE.Thursday 23Interview with Jane GoodallA typical day in AfricaStays in a place called Gombe/ gets up at (1)_______ am.Breakfast – (2)_______ and coffee.Find chimps and spends the day (3)_______ them in the forest.Very (4)______, but always interesting.Lunch – nothing.Hardest part – when feels most tired at around (5)______ pm.Stops following chimps when it gets (6)______ and they start to settle down for the night.Goes dark by (7)_______pm.Swims in Lake Tanganyika.Typical dinner – cooks (8)______ , (9)_______ and tomatoes over an open (10)______.A typical day in the UKLives in Bournmouth.Breakfast at (11)_______.Before breakfast, works for (12)_______.Spends morning and afternoon writing letters – replies to all, especially ones from (13)_______.Has (14)______ with family in the late afternoon.Then goes for a walk with her (15)______.Supper, then work.PART B: LEXICO - GRAMMARI. Choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C, or D) to complete each sentencebelow. Identify your answers by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C, or D on the answer sheet.1. The park __________ hundreds of species of endangered animals.A. containsB. consistsC. composes2. It’s 4 miles further if you don’t take the __________ cut.A. narrowB. byC. short3. There are fast-growing __________ of fir tree here in this park.A. varietiesB. variancesC. variants4. “What are you doing?”A. NoB. NeitherC. None5. I like listen to sweet __________ in my free time.A. guitarB. balladsC. popsD. holdsD. halfD. variationsD. NothingD. jazzĐề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên – Trang 1/5 6. These pills will __________ your pain.A. preventB. easeC. simplifyD. avoid7. He was a(n) __________ man who was determined to be rich by any means.A. ambitiousB. matureC. brilliantD. romantic8. She study hard and got a degree with __________ colors.A. scarletB. redC. soaringD. flying9. The old manager has just retired, so Jack takes __________ his position.A. onB. outC. inD. up10. It is __________ for you to stay in New York with just a few dollars in your pocket.A. incapableB. unableC. impossibleD. irresponsibleII. Put the words in capitals in the right forms.SCHOOL REPORTMargaret started English Literature this term, and I am afraid thather (1)__________ to the subject has not been entirely(2)__________. She has not shown much enthusiasm, and does notalways pay (3)__________ in class. Her assignments are often(4)__________, because she is so untidy, and because of her(5)__________ to check her work thoroughly. She failed to do any(6)__________ before the end of term test, and had poor results.She seems to have the (7)__________ idea that she can succeedwithout studying. She has also had many (8)__________ and hasfrequently arrived late for class. This has resulted in several(9)__________. Although Margaret is a (10)__________ student insome respects, she has not had a satisfactory term.1. INTRODUCE2. SUCCESS3. ATTEND4. READ5. FAIL6. REVISE7. MISTAKE8. ABSENT9. PUNISH10. GIFTIII. Look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which shouldnot be there. Tick each correct line. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the wordin the space.SupermarketsThe every time I go to a supermarket I askmyself why I go shopping there so often. Lasttime I ended up buying all the kinds of thingswhen the all I really wanted was a packet of riceand a small loaf, but could find neither of them.I looked in every one corner of the shop butthere was simply no a sign of these products. Ilooked carefully on either side of the aisles but itwas no any good. I ought to confess here that Ihad forgotten my glasses! All of I could see wasrows of colorful shapes of all sizes. I decided toask an assistant. They were all a busy of courseand none of them was anywhere nearby in anycase. Meanwhile I had been filling my basketwith all the kinds of things I thought I wanted.After I had paid, I had no money left for theweekend, but I hadn’t bought either of the thingsI wanted!0 ………the……………00 …………√ ….……..1 ……………………….2 ……………………….3 ……………………….4 ……………………….5 ……………………….6 ……………………….7 ……………………….8 ……………………….9 ……………………….10 ………………………11 ………………………12 ………………………13 ………………………14 ………………………15 ………………………Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên – Trang 2/5 PART C: READINGI. Complete the following passage by filling in each blank with the correct answer. Identify yourchoice by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.SPORT IN PRISONFor all the arguments about prison, there is no getting (1)__________ from the fact that it exists. Oncethe judge and (2)__________ have done their job, we have to (3)__________ thousands of men andwomen occupied until they are (4)__________.Sport is ideal (5)__________ prisoners for many reasons. Being (6)__________ punishes people bytaking away their freedom; just because someone gets in (7)__________ with the law, we have no(8)__________ to take away their health as well. Secondly, the (9)__________ that you feel when youare (10)__________ up for a long prison (11)__________ can make you very anti-social and aggressive.The (12)__________ thing we want is for people to come out (13)__________ ten years, or even tenmonths, and (14)__________up the first person they see. Sport provides a way of controlling that (15)__________.1. A. awayB. outC. backD. far2. A. panelB. teamC. juryD. board3. A. holdB. storeC. preserveD. keep4. A. abandonedB. remandedC. releasedD. charged5. A. toB. forC. inD. with6. A. inwardsB. indoorsC. internalD. inside7. A. messB. troubleC. worryD. trial8. A. rightB. fairnessC. justiceD. demand9. A. uniquenessB. remotenessC. isolationD. individuality10. A. keyedB. brokenC. closedD. locked11. A. contractB. experienceC. sentenceD. course12. A. bestB. lastC. finalD. terminal13. A. afterB. beforeC. duringD. over14. A. hitB. beatC. mugD. fight15. A. crimeB. guiltC. assaultD. violenceII. Read the passages below and choose the best answer from the four options marked A, B, C or D.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet.Several hundred million years ago, plants similar to modern ferns covered vast stretches of theland. Some were as large as trees, with giant fronds bunched at the top of trunks as straight as pillars.Others were the size of bushes and formed thickets of undergrowth. Still others lived in the shade ofgiant club mosses and horsetails along the edges of swampy lagoons where giant amphibians swan.A great number of these plants were true ferns, reproducing themselves without fruits or seeds.Others had only the appearance of ferns. Their leaves had organs of sexual reproduction and producedseeds. Although their “flowers” did not have corollas, these false ferns (today completely extinct)ushered in the era of flowering plants. Traces of these flora of the earliest times have been preserved inthe form of fossils. Such traces are most commonly found in shale and sandstone rocks wedged betweencoal beds.Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên – Trang 3/5 Today only tropical forests bear living proof of the ancient greatness of ferns. The species thatgrow there are no longer those of the Carboniferous period, but their variety and vast numbers, and thegreat 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” in bold refers toA. plantsB. pillarsC. treesD. fronds3. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a characteristic of the plants described in thepassage?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 author states that fossils of early plant life are usually found in rocks located betweendeposits ofA. coalB. shaleC. sandstoneD. corollas5. The word “bear” in bold could best be replaced by which of the following?A. call forB. provideC. tolerateD. sufferIII. Read the passages below and choose the best answer from the four options marked A, B, C or D.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet.Most of us tend to think of production when we think of mass media industries. After all, it is theoutput of this production – the papers we read, the cable TV shows we watch – that grab our attention,make us happy or angry, interested or bored. Moreover, most public discussion about masscommunication tends to be about production. The latest gossip about that actor will be in what film, theangry comments a mayor makes about the violence on local TV news, the newest CDs by an up-andcoming group – these are the kinds of topics that focus our attention on the making of content, not itsdistribution or exhibition.Media executives know, however, that production is only one step in the arduous and riskyprocess of getting a mass media idea to an audience. Distribution is the delivery of the produced materialto the point where it will be shown to its intended audience. The activity takes place out of public view.We have already mentioned the NBC acts as a distributor when it disseminates television programmingvia satellite to TV stations. When Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. delivers its Philadelphia Inquirer to citynewsstands, when Twentieth – Century – Fox moves its Musicland stores, they are involved in distribution toexhibitions.1. In this passage, “arduous” means________.A. difficultB. lucrativeC. lengthyD. free2. The passage states that people tend to focus on production because _______.A. it takes place out of public viewB. mass media companies do not own production divisionsC. the output of mass media is intended to grab our attentionD. companies can function as both producers and distributorsĐề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên – Trang 4/5 3. In this passage, to “disseminate” means to _______.A. createB. send outC. take inD. fertilize4. This passage states that distribution is_______.A. the first step in mass media productionB. the most talked-about step in mass media productionC. at least as important as productionD. not as important as exhibition5. The author’s purpose in writing this passage is to ________.A. tell an interesting storyB. define a concept clearlyC. describe a scene vividlyD. argue with the readerIV. WRITINGI. Rewrite the following sentences using the given words so that they have the same meaning as thegiven sentences. Do not change the words given in any way.1. Be careful of thieves if you go to that part of town. (Watch)_____________________________________________________________________________2. Please behave in my house as you would in your own house. (make)_____________________________________________________________________________3. Nobody helped me to build this. (own)_____________________________________________________________________________4. I don’t really like this kind of music. (keen)_____________________________________________________________________________5. Most university students need the financial support of their parents. (depend)_____________________________________________________________________________II. Wring a topic“There are some advantages and disadvantages of the cinema. ”Do you agree with this statement? Write an essay about 250 – 300 words to an educated non – specialistaudience on this topic. You should give reasons for your answers and include any relevant examplesfrom your own knowledge and experience.---------- THE END ----------Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên – Trang 5/5 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC--------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCHƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 – THPTNĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh trường THPT ChuyênTổng điểm: 100 điểmPART A. LISTENING15 points: 1 pt/item1. 6:456. dark11. 9:00/ nine2. bread7. 7:30/ seven thirty12. 3 hours3. following8. beans13. children4. tiring9. onions14. tea5. 3:0010. fire15. dogPART B: LEXICO – GRAMMAR: 2.5 pointI. 10 pts: 1 pt/item1. A2. C3. A4. D5. B6. B7. A8. D9. D10. CII. 10pts: 1pt/ item1. introduction 3. attention5. failure7. mistaken9. punishments2. successful4. unreadable6. revision8. absences10. giftedIII. 15 pts: 1pt/item1. the4. one7. any10. a13. the2. the5. a8. of11. √14. √3. √6. √9. √12. √15. thePART C. READINGI. 15 point: 1 pt/item1.A4. C7. B10. D13. A2. B5.B8. A11. C14. B3. D6. D9. C12. B15. DII. 5 points: 1 pt/ item1. C2. A3. D4. A5. BIII. 5 points: 1 pt /item1. A2. C3. B4. C5. BPART D.I. 5 points: 1pt/ item1. Watch thieves if you go to that part of town.2. Please make yourself at home.3. I built this on my own.4. I’m not really keen on this kind of music.5 Most university students depend on the financial support of their parents.II. 20 pointsThe candidate’s essay should include the following points:- The writing passage should be well-organized: introduction, body and ending of the passage:2.5 pts- The ideas should be clarified with relevant and specific examples: 12.5 pts- The writing passage is supposed to be free of grammatical and spelling errors: 5.0 pts---------- THE END ---------Hướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên Hướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 10 THPT Chuyên SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC--------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKÌ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh trường THPT ChuyênThời gian: 180 phút(Đề thi gồm: 05 trang)PART A: LISTENINGListen to the conversation and complete the crime report. You should write NO MORE THAN 3WORDS in each blank. You will listen to the conversation TWICE.Crime ManagementTOWER HILL POLICE STATIONCrime reportDate: Aug 11thConstable: Martin PeelVictim name: (1)_________ (Spanish)Victim contact details (Host family address): Mr. & Mrs.(2) ________, (3) ____ Brookfield ClosePost code: London E12 (4)_______Type of crime: camera stolenDetails of any item(s) stolen: digital cameraMake: Pentax (5)________.Color: (6)_______.Value: (7)________ (approx)Location of incident: City centre, outside MacDonald’s in Hope (8)_______.Time of incident: (9)_______.Description of criminal:- (10)______ man- (11)______ years old- (12)_____ hair- glasses- wearing jeans and a (13) ______.Witnesses: (14)_______ on the corner.Crime Reference Number: (15)________.PART B: LEXICO - GRAMMARI. Choose from the four options given (marked A, B, C and D) one best answer to complete eachsentence. Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. __________ experience is really an advantage to get this job.A. RealisticB. RealC. PracticeD. Practical2. The average TV __________ time of the British is about 25 hours a week.A. seeingB. viewingC. lookingD. observing3. Most __________ in the U.S. now own more than one TV set.A. domesticB. residencesC. householdsD. marriages4. Whatever the latest fashion __________, she still keeps her clothing style.A. trendB. wayC. mannerD. style5. A place where people exchange companies’ shares is called __________ .A. stockB. stock marketC. marketD. stock company6. Football is the most typical example of __________ sports.A. viewerB. watcherC. spectatorD. observerĐề thi HSG Tiếng Anh lớp 11 THPT Chuyên – Trang 1/5 7. She always prided herself on being a __________ judge of character.A. shrewdB. scopeC. graveD. solid8. A/ An __________ is a ceremony in which someone officially becomes a king or queen.A. coronationB. ritualC. electionD. appointment9. The following is a list of courses currently __________ at UTAS.A. in offerB. of offerC. on offerD. with offer10. Medical techniques are becoming more __________ all the time.A. sophisticatedB. difficultC. ambitiousD. caringII. Put the words in capitals in the right forms.Jack’s real characterHow easy is it to understand another person’s character. Myfriend, Jack, was once a rather (1) __________ person. Hewas always getting into trouble at school because he was so(2) __________ In class he was very (3)__________ andnever stopped making jokes. The teachers all told him he was(4)__________ because he interrupted them. When I met himhe was very (5) __________ and didn’t want to talk to me atall. People told me that he stole things, and that he was(6)__________. His school work was terrible then. He didn’ttake any (7)__________ in his writing, he never spent enoughtime doing his homework, and he was not at all(8)__________. One day he saw a gang of boys attacking anold man. Jack hated (9)__________ and he fought them alluntil they ran away. He was awarded a medal for(10)__________ After that, people changed their minds abouthim.1. ANNOY2. OBEY3. TALK4. POLITE5. FRIEND6. HONEST7. PROUD8. CONSCIENCE9. VIOLENT10.BRAVEIII. Use the phrasal verbs given in the box to complete the sentences below.A. comes onB. break upC. meet upD. put upE. go forF cutting inG. appeal toJ. come outH. pulled down K. crossed overI. come upL. put inM. broke intoN. made offO. fallen out1. If you would like to __________ for a drink sometime, give me a call.2. Thieves __________ the school and took a quantity of cash.3. We __________ the road to look at the shops on the other side.4. Can you ____ some of these sticks? They’re too big to start a fire with.5. She has a very annoying habit of __________ on people while they’re speaking.6. A lot of birds fly further south as winter __________.7. __________ the black dress. It looks much better on you than the blue one.8. We __________ at the pub called The Three Horseshoes.9. We got up early to watch the sun __________ behind the mountains.10. The movie will __________ children of all ages.Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh lớp 11 THPT Chuyên – Trang 2/5 PART C: READINGI. Complete the following passage by filling in each blank with the correct answer. Identify yourchoice by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.Are you the person you’d like to be?Have you ever regretted doing something you shouldn’t have done or something you didn’t do whichyou should have? At one time or another we probably all have. There’s no (1)__________ in gettingdepressed about it now – it’s no (2)__________ crying over spilt milk. However, there may be some(3)__________ in thinking about exactly what happened and why because we might be able to(4)__________ some conclusions for the future.One thing we all do now and again is to lose our (5)__________ with a friend or close(6)__________. The odd thing is that we more often display great anger (7)__________ someone we’re(8)__________ of than towards strangers. The explanation may be that we see friends and relatives as akind of safety net, an opportunity to let off a bit of steam in a safe (9)__________, whereas the(10)__________ of insulting a stranger or a (11)__________ at work could be far more serious.Being honest is usually (12)__________ of as a virtue and undoubtedly this is the (13)__________.On the other hand, we have all experienced occasions when we have spoken our minds to someone,(14)__________ them exactly what we feel, and then have found ourselves (15)__________ withfeelings of guilt and remorse. Perhaps we should have kept our mouths shut?1. A. reason2. A. point3. A. gain4. A. make5. A. anger6. A. relative7. A. at8. A. keen9. A. circle10. A. effect11. A. colleague12. A. believed13. A. case14. A. saying15. A. fullB. purposeB. useB. profitB. drawB. mindB. memberB. withB. fondB. areaB. conclusionB. mateB. consideredB. trueB. tellingB. heavyC. pointC. valueC. goodnessC. doC. temperC. familiarC. aboutC. friendlyC. surroundingsC. consequencesC. professionalC. regardedC. eventC. speakingC. sadD. advantageD. benefitD. worthD. takeD. headD. relationshipD. towardsD. familiarD. environmentD. punishmentD. staffD. thoughtD. factD. describingD. overcomeII. Read the passages below and choose the best answer from the four options marked A, B, C or D.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet.Curious about which digital camera is best for you? Where you can hear reggae music inToronto? Or what the distance is to Mars? Question-and-answer sites offer an alternative to theubiquitous search engine: a place to post a question – and then wait for another Internet user to respond.The idea isn’t new: Usenet newsgroups have let us do this for years. But Q&A sites offerfeatures that enhance and simplify the process. All offer eBay-like feedback, where users rate thehelpfulness of experts: over time, these scores become a benchmark score for determining howtrustworthy someone’s answers are. Question-and-answer sites also e-mail you when an expert hasresponded, and they offer personalized page where you can see the questions you’ve asked, the peoplewho have responded, and what they’ve had to say.Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh lớp 11 THPT Chuyên – Trang 3/5 1. In this passage, “ubiquitous” means________.A. difficultB. newC. commonD. expert2. The organization pattern of the second paragraph of the passage may be best describedas________.A. cause/effectB. example/ illustrationsC. descriptionD. classification3. The tone of this passage can best be described as ________.A. negativeB. hystericalC. opinionatedD. objective4. The main idea of this passage is that________.A. Question-and-answer sites have alternative to search engines.B. Usenet newsgroups have been around for years.C. The idea of question-and-answer sites is not new.D. People have a lot of questions to be answered.5. The author’s purpose is writing this passage is to ________.A. tell a storyB. give information C. persuadeD. entertainIII. Read the passages below and choose the best answer from the four options marked A, B, C or D.Identify your answer by writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on the answer sheet.Basic to any understanding of Canada in the 20 years after the Second World War is thecountry’s impressive population growth. For every three Canadians in 1945, there were over five in1966. In September 1966 Canada’s population passed the 20 million mark. Most of this surging growthcame from natural increase. The depression of the 1930s and the war had held back marriages, and thecatching-up process began after 1945. The baby boom continued through the decade of the 1950s,producing a population increase of nearly fifteen percent in the five years from 1951 to 1956. This rateof increase had been exceeded only once before in Canada’s history, in the decade before 1911, whenthe prairies were being settled. Undoubtedly, the good economic conditions of the 1950s supported agrowth in the population, but the expansion also derived from a trend toward earlier marriages and anincrease in the average size of families. In 1957 the Canadian birth rate stood at 28 per thousand, one ofthe highest in the world.After the peak year of 1957, the birth rate in Canada began to decline. It continued falling untilin 1966 it stood at the lowest level in 25 years. Partly this decline reflected the low level of births duringthe depression and the war, but it was also caused by changes in Canadian society. Young people werestaying at school longer, more women were working; young married couples were buying automobilesor houses before starting families; rising living standards were cutting down the size of families. Itappeared that Canada was once more falling in step with the trend toward smaller families that hadoccurred all through the Western world since the time of the Industrial Revolution.Although the growth in Canada’s population had slowed down by 1966 (the increase in the first half ofthe 1960s was only nine percent), another large population wave was coming over the horizon. It wouldbe composed of the children who were born during the period of the high birth rate prior to 1957.1. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. Educational changes in Canadian societyB. Canada during the Second World WarC. Population trends in postwar CanadaD. Standards of living in Canada2. The word “five” in bold refers toA. CanadiansB. yearsC. decadesD. marriages3. The word “surging” in bold is closest in meaning toA. newB. extraC. acceleratingD. surprisingĐề thi HSG Tiếng Anh lớp 11 THPT Chuyên – Trang 4/5 4. The author suggests that in Canada during the 1950’sA. the urban population decreased rapidlyB. fewer people marriedC. economic conditions were poorD. the birth rate was very high5. The word “trend” in bold is closest in meaning toA. tendencyB. aimC. growthD. directive6. The word “peak” in bold is closest in meaning toA. pointedB. dismalC. mountainD. maximum7. The author mention all of the following as causes of declines in population growth after 1957EXCEPTA. people being better educatedB. people getting married earlierC. better standards of livingD. couples buying houses8. It can be inferred from the passage that before the Industrial RevolutionA. families were largerB. population statistics were unreliableC. the population grew steadilyD. economic conditions were bad9. The word “it” in bold refers toA. horizonB. population wave C. nine percentD. first half10. The phrase “prior to” in bold is closest in meaning toA. behindB. sinceC. duringD. precedingPART D: WRITINGI. Rewrite the following sentences using the given words so that they have the same meaning as thegiven sentences. Do not change the words given in any way.1. He stood no chance of passing his exams. (bound)_______________________________________________________________________________2. Did you enjoy the party? (good)_______________________________________________________________________________3. I really want to see her again. (dying)_______________________________________________________________________________4. If you gave your mind to your work, you might not make so many mistakes. (concentrated)_______________________________________________________________________________5. A lot of things keep stopping me from working. (way)_______________________________________________________________________________II. Writing a topic“Every country has poor people and different ways of dealing with the poor.”What are some of the reasons for the world poverty? What can we do to help the poor? Within 250words, write an essay to an educated non-specialist audience to clarify your answers. You should useyour own ideas, knowledge and experience to support your agreement with examples and relevantevidence.--------- THE END ----------Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh lớp 11 THPT Chuyên – Trang 5/5 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC--------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCPART A. LISTENINGI. 15 pts : 1 pt /item1. Manolo Gonzalez2. Hilton3. 234. 5TR5. DF SuperHƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 – THPTNĂM HỌC 2010 - 2011ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANHDành cho học sinh trường THPT ChuyênTổng điểm: 100 điểm6. black7. 380 dollars8. Avenue9. about 2:3010. youngPART B: LEXICO – GRAMMAR:I. 10 pts: 1 pt/ 1 item1. D2.B3.C4. A5. BII. 10 points : 1 pt /item1. annoying2. disobedient3. talkative4. impolite5. unfriendlyIII. 10 pts : 1 pt/ item1. C2. M3. K4. B5. FPART C. READINGI. 15pts: 1pt/item1. C4. B7.D2. B5. C8. B3. A6. A9. D11. around 18/ eighteen12. short dark13. a green t-shirt14. an icescream seller15. EFO176386. C7. A8. A9. C10. A9. I10. G6. dishonest7. pride8. conscientious9. violence10. bravery6. A7. E8.D10. C11. A12. D13. A14. B15. DII. 5 pts: 1pt/ item1. C2. C3. D4. A5. BIII. 10 points: 1 pt/ item1. C3. C2. A4. D5. A6. D7. B8. A9. B10. DPART D. WRITINGI. 5pts : 1 pt/ 1 item1. He was bound to fail his exams.2. Did you have good fun/ a good time at the party?3. I’m dying to see her again.4. If you concentrated on your work, you might not make so many mistakes.5. A lot of things keep getting in the way of my work.II. 20 ptsThe candidate’s essay should include the following points:- The writing passage should be well-organized: introduction, body and ending of thepassage: 2.5 pts- The ideas should be clarified with relevant and specific examples: 12.5 pts- The writing passage is supposed to be free of grammatical and spelling errors: 5.0 pts---------- THE END -------Hướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 11 THPT Chuyên Hướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 11 THPT Chuyên Hướng dẫn chấm Đề thi HSG Tiếng Anh 11 THPT Chuyên SỞ GD & ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ 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 PHÚCKỲ 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 VOCABULARYIV. Choose the word or phrase that best fits the space in each sentence.1 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. ReadingVII. Read the text and choose the best answer.2resignsteadyluckgreedydependpersonsensehardwealtheducation 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. Yetshe 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.3 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_____4 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2012-2013ĐÁP 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. C7. AVIII. Gap filling. (10 pts – 1p/item)1. man/ person2. married/ had3. in6. wear7. for8. the8. 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. A9. B10. CPART 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.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.5 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.6 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC----------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi gồm 5 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 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 ambitious1 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.2 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. called3 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. insensitivity4 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……………………5 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. B6 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 ------7 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTKÌ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 – THPT NĂM HỌC 2013 - 2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Đề thi dành cho học sinh trường THPT Chuyên)Đề thi gồm: 06 trangPART A: LISTENINGI. You’ll hear two students, Ann and Chris talking about post graduate courses in music.Listen and give short answer to the questions from 1 to 10. You will listen to the conversationTWICE.1. Which college does Chris suggest would be best?2. What entry requirements are common to all colleges?3. How much does the course at Leeds Conservatory of Contemporary Music cost?4. What other expenses are payable to the colleges?5. When is the deadline of The Academy in London?Which facilities do the colleges have?Choose five answers from the box and write the correct letter, A – G, next to questions 6-10.Colleges6. Northdown CollegeFacilities7. The Academy in LondonA. large garden8. Leeds Conservatory and Contemporary MusicB. multiple sitesC. practice rooms9. The Henry Music InstituteD. recording studio10. The James Academy of MusicE. research facilityF. student carteenG. technology suiteII. You will hear a conversation about technology.Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer.You will hear the conversation TWICE.The Antarctic Polar View project maps Antarctic sea ice by using (1)_________.Problems to navigate through the water:- the safety of the ship- the speed of the ship- the (2)________ of the shipNVSAT Satellite:- Collect data- Identify difference between open water and (3)________.Scientists can see surface of sea clearly by using (4)________.Helicopter:- Advantage: - map the ice in the air- look for (5)________.- Disadvantages: - much more difficulty- (6)__________ .The colour of the map is (7)_________.1 Problems of sending pictures in Antarctic ship: (8)__________.Measure to the problem: (9)________ images into JPEG 2000 format.The equipment scientists need for mapping is a (10)_________ on ship.PART B. LEXICO - GRAMMARIII. Choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C, or D) to complete the sentences.1. This man is so arrogant that he is completely ________ to all criticism.A. imperviousB. unawareC. regardlessD. unconscious2. There’s no danger in using this machine as long as you _______ to the safety regulations.A. complyB. adhereC. observeD. abide3. I haven’t got the time to do my homework, _______ help you with yours.A. apart fromB. leaving asideC. let aloneD. not counting4. ________ that’s happened is a waste of time.A. Regret somethingB. Something to regretC. Something regrettedD. Regretting something5. Different cultures _______ dreams in different way.A. interpretB. expressC. associateD. interfere6. “_____________” – “Not really”A. I don’t like that new movies.B. Would you like to watch a cartoon or a documentary?C. Would you recommend the new movie at the Odeon?D. How often do you go to the movies?7. The public _______ does not know enough about AIDS.A. at onceB. at timesC. at firstD. at large8. British and Australian people share the same language, but in other aspects they are as different as ____.A. chalk and cheeseB. salt and pepperC. cats and dogsD. here and there9. _______be needed, the water basin would need to be dammed.A. Hydroelectric powerB. When hydroelectric powerC. Should hydroelectric powerD. Hydroelectric power should10. I feel it an honor ________ to speak about expedition.A. to askB. to be askedC. be askedD. having asked11. It is essential that every student ________ the exam before attending the course.A. passesB. would passC. passedD. pass12. _______ appears considerably larger at the horizon than it does over head is merely an optical illusion.A. The MoonB. The Moon which C. When the Moon D. That the Moon13. ________advertising is so widespread, it has had an enormous effect on the people’s lives.A. SinceB. The reason why C. WhyD. On account of14. There are many opportunities for career_______ if you work for that company.A. systemB. successionC. progressionD. sequence15. I used to like football very much, but I’ve already _______ interest lately.A. missedB. lostC. done withoutD. failed16. – Would you like a beer?- Not while I’m _______.A. in the actB. in orderC. on dutyD. under control17. It was so foggy that the climbers couldn’t _______ the nearby shelter.A. make outB. break outC. take outD. run out2 18. She was a hungry as a _______.A. farmerB. hunterC. beggarD. fighter19. All these sweater are extremely _______ by local residents of a small Scottish island.A. well – knitB. well – foundedC. well – madeD. well – worn20. We bought some _________.A. German lovely old glassB. old lovely German glassC. German old lovely glassD. lovely old German glassIV. There are 10 mistakes in the following passage. Find and then correct them. You should alsowrite the line of the mistakes.1Anthony Masters was a writer in exceptional gifts and prodigious energy. He began his2eventful and versatile career like a teenager, when he was expelled from school for organizing a3revolt against the school uniform. In order to earn a living, he fulfilled his childhood ambition4and took on writing. In 1964, at the age of 23, he published A Pocketful of Rye, a collection of5short stories where freshness of style earned him a distinction of being runner – up in the John6Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, an established and prestigious British – based literacy award.7He made the award two years later with his novel The Seahorse, after which he continued to8display his considerable talent by writing both fiction or non – fiction. The inspiration for many9of his novels came from his experience helping the social excluded: he ran soup kitchens for10drug addicts and campaigned for the civic rights of gypsies and another ethnic minorities. His11non – fiction output was typically eclectic, ranged from biographies to social histories, but it12was a writer of children fiction that Masters outshone his contemporaries. His work contains a13sensitivity which remains unequalled by some other writer of the genre.Example: LineMistakeCorrection0. Line 1inofV. Complete the following sentences with one preposition/particle for each blank.1. That factory turns ________ hundreds of small appliances everyday.2. The boss asked me to make _______ the hours I missed last week.3. The suspect was released from prison _______ bail.4. Once again poor Colin has been passed _______for promotion.5. Everyone approved of the scheme, but when we asked for volunteers they all hung _______.PART C. READINGVI. Complete the following passage by choosing the correct option (A, B, C or D) to fill in blanks.The Alexandra Palace in north London was built with private funds as a “People’s Palace”.Serviced by its own station, it was opened in 1873 and was extremely well (1)_______ until, two weeksafter its opening, it burnt down. It was replaced by a slightly larger building which opened in 1875 andfeatured, (2)________other things, a splendid organ an Great Hall, which was the size of a football pitch.Despite the extraordinarily wide range of events (3)_______ there – from dog shows to great concerts andbanquets, from elephant displays to bicycle matches – it always operated at a loss and by 1877 much of thepark around it had been sold to speculative builders, leaving only about half of the original land.In 1900, a committee was appointed, whose principal duty was to run the palace and park “for thefree use of the people forever.” There were, however, (4)________ to charge for entry so that thesubstantial costs could be (5)_______ . The Palace continued, with (6)________ degrees of success, as anentertainment centre. In the 1930s, it was probably most (7)________ for being the home of the world’sfirst high definition television broadcasts.3 In 1980 the building was once more devastated by fire and (8)_______ to a ruin. It was thendecided to (9)_________ it and to create a major exhibition centre with community (10)_______, such as arestaurant and a health club.1. A. inhabitedB. attendedC. crowdedD. visited2. A. amongB. betweenC. fromD. around3. A. performedB. setC. stagedD. laid4. A. powersB. termsC. allowancesD. authorities5. A. fulfilledB. coveredC. matchedD. made6. A. unsteadyB. varyingC. alteringD. unsettled7. A. distinctB. markedC. considerableD. notable8. A. turnedB. convertedC. reducedD. wrecked9. A. recoverB. reviseC. restoreD. reform10. A. facilitiesB. conveniencesC. suppliesD. appliancesVII. Read the passage and choose the correct option (A, B, C or D) for the following questions.While many nineteenth – century reformers hoped to bring about reform through education or byeliminating specific social evils, some thinkers wanted to start over and remark society by founding ideal,cooperative communities. The United States seemed to them a spacious and unencumbered country wheremodels of a perfect society could succeed. These communitarian thinkers hoped their success would lead toimitation, until communities free of crime, poverty, and other social ills would cover the land. A number ofreligious groups, notably the Shakers, practiced communal living, but the main impetus to found modelcommunities came from nonreligious, rationalistic thinkers.Among the communitarian philosophers, three of the most influential were Robert Owen, CharlesFourier, and John Humphrey Noyes. Owen, famous for his humanitarian policies as owner of severalthriving textile mills in Scotland, believed that faulty environment was to blame for human problems andthat these problems could be eliminated in a rationally planned society. In 1852 he put his principles intopractice at New Harmony, Indiana. The community failed economically after a few years but not beforeachieving a number of social successes. Fourier, a commercial employee in France, never visited theUnited States. However, his theories of cooperative living influenced many Americans through the writingsof Albert Brisbane, whose Social Destiny of Man explained Fourierism and its self-sufficient associationsof phalanxes. One or more of these phalanxes was organized in every Northern state. The most famouswere Red Bank, New Jersey, and Brook Farm, Massachusetts. An early member of the latter was the authorNathaniel Hawthrone. Noyes founded that the most enduring and probably the oddest of the utopiancommunities, the Oneida Community of upstate New York. Needless to say, none of these experiments hadany lasting effects on the patterns of American society.1. Which of the following is not given in the passage as one of the general goals of communitarianphilosophers?A. To remark society.B. To spread their ideas throughout the United States.C. To establish ideal communities.D. To create opportunities through education.2. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the world impetus?A. stimulusB. commitmentC. drawbackD. foundation3. Why does the author mention Nathaniel Hawthorne?A. He founded Brook Farm in Massachusetts.B. He was a critic of Charles Fourier.C. He wrote book that led to the establishment of model communities.D. He was at one time a member of the Brook Farm community.4 4. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the world phalanxes?A. classesB. gradesC. unionsD. generations5. The author implies that, for readers, the conclusion of the passage is ______.A. obviousB. surprisingC. absurdD. practicalVIII. Read the following passage and decide which paragraph contains the pieces of informationfrom 1 to 5. There are more paragraphs than needed.WHEEL OF FORTUNEA. Since moving consumers has emerged about once every generation. Each such innovationhas changed the industry irreversibly; each has been accompanied by a period of fear mixed withexhilaration. The arrival of digital technology, pictures were invented a century ago, a new way ofdistributing entertainment to which translates music, pictures, and texts into the zeros and ones ofcomputer language, marks one of those periods.B. This may sound familiar, because the digital revolution, and the explosion of choice thatwould go with it, has been heralded for some time. In 1992, John Malone, chief executive of TCI, anAmerican cable giant, welcomed the ‘500-channel universe’. Digital television was about to delivereverything except pizzas to people’s living rooms. When the entertainment companies tried out thetechnology, it worked fine – but not at a price that people were prepared to pay.C. Those 500 channels eventually arrived but via the Internet and the PC rather than throughtelevision. The digital revolution was starting to affect the entertainment business in unexpectedways. Eventually it will change every aspect of it, from the way cartoons are made to the way filmsare screened to the way people buy music. That much is clear. What nobody is sure of is how it willaffect the economics of the business.D. New technologies always contain within them both threats and opportunities. They have thepotential both to make the companies in the business a great deal richer, and to sweep them away.Old companies always fear new technology. Hollywood was hostile to television, television terrifiedby the VCR. Go back far enough, points out Hal Varian, an economist at the University of Californiaat Berkeley, and you find publishers complaining that ‘circulating libraries’ would cannibalize theirsales. Yet whenever a new technology has come in, it had made more money for existingentertainment companies. The proliferation of the means of distribution results, gratifyingly, in theproliferation of dollars, pounds, pesetas and the rest to pay for it.E. All the same, there is something in the old companies’ fear. New technologies may notthreaten their lives, but they usually change their role. Once television became widespread, film andradio stopped being the staple form of entertainment. Cable television has undermined the power ofthe broadcasters. And as power has shifted the movie studios, the radio companies and the televisionbroadcasters have been swallowed up. These days, the grand old names of entertainment have moreresonance than power. Paramount is part of Viacom, a cable company; Universal, part of Seagram, adrinks-and-entertainment company; MGM, once the roaring lion of Hollywood, has been reduced to awhisper because it is not part of one of the giants. And RCA, once the most important broadcastingcompany in the world, is now a recording label belonging to Bertelsmann, a large Germanentertainment company.F. Part of the reason why incumbents got pushed aside was that they did not see what wascoming. But they also faced a tighter regulatory environment than the present one. In America, lawspreventing television broadcasters from owning program companies were repealed earlier thisdecade, allowing the creation of vertically integrated businesses. Greater freedom, combined with asense of history, prompted the smarter companies in the entertainment business to re-invent5 themselves. They saw what happened to those of their predecessors who were stuck with one form ofdistribution. So, these days, the powers in the entertainment business are no longer movie studios, ortelevision broadcasters, or publishers; all those businesses have become part of bigger businessesstill, companies that can both create content and distribute it in a range of different way.G. Out of all this, seven huge entertainment companies have emerged – Time Warner, WaltDisney, Bertelsmann, Viacom, News Corp, Seagram and Sony. They cover pretty well every bit ofthe entertainment business except pornography. Three are American, one is Australian, oneCanadian, one German and one Japanese. ‘What you are seeing’, says Christopher Dixon, managingdirector of media research at PaineWebber, a stockbroker, ‘is the creation of a global oligopoly. Ithappened to the oil and automotive businesses earlier this century; now it is happening to theentertainment business. ‘It remains to be seen whether the latest technology will weaken those greatcompanies, or make them stronger than ever.1. the fact that a total transformation is going to take place in the future in the delivery of all form ofentertainment2. the confused feelings that people are known to have experienced in response to technological innovation3. the fact that some companies have learnt from the mistakes of others4. the contrasting effects that new technology can have on existing business5. the high cost to the consumer of new ways of distributing entertainmentIX. Complete the following passage by filling one word for each blank.All tournament chess games are played with a chess clock – that is two clocks joined together.When one player makes his move, he presses the button which stops his clock and starts his opponent’sclock. (1)_________fails to keep the time limit, no (2)________ what the position on the board, loses thegame.Weekend tournaments with a fast time limit and long sessions of play of (3)________ to twelvehours a day are very strenuous and result in fatigue and time troubles. The play is quite sharp. Active,attacking chess is the (4)________ of the day and it is difficult to maintain (5)_________ sustained, precisedefense against such play. A score of the game must be (6)_________ as play goes on. Each move iswritten down on a score sheet, which has to be handed to the tournament officials at the end of each round.The only thought in everybody’s head is to win. Talent and youth – that’s (7)_________ is needed forsuccess at chess, with the (8)________ on youth. Some approach the board with a slow, purposeful manner(9)________ giving you a second glance – you simply don’t count. The seem to imply that the outcome is aforegone conclusion for them; you (10)_______ need to accept it with good grace.PART D. WRITINGX. Rewrite the following sentences using the word given and so that it has the same meaning to theoriginal one.1. I think you should try to be as optimistic as you can.SIDE2. We are looking forward to watching the program.WAIT3. Your attitude will have to change if you want to succeed.LEAF4. He’s not sure whether to go or not.MINDS5. I don’t intend to sell this house.INTENTIONXI. With 250-300 words, write about the following topic:The problems of mobile phones outweigh the benefits.Do you agree with the above statement? Give reasons for your answer with relevant examples fromyour knowledge and experience.6 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤT------------- THE END------------KÌ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 – THPT NĂM HỌC 2013 - 2014HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Đề thi dành cho học sinh trường THPT Chuyên)PART A. LISTENING – 2.0 ptI. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. The Henry Music Institute2. a face-to-face interview/ an interview3. 6,000 pound a year4. the charges for applying/ application fee5. January 30th6. E7. B8. C9. G10. DII. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. satellites2. efficiency3. (the) sea ice4. radar5. leads6. time consumption7. (shades of) grey8. (poor) Internet connection9. compress10. laptopPART B. LEXICO - GRAMMAR (2.5 pt)III. 1.0 pt (0.05 pt/item)1. A2. B6. C7. D11. D12. D16. C17. AIV. 1.0 pt (0.1 pt/item)QsLine1224354758697108119121013V. 0.5 pt (0.1/item)1. out2. up3. C8. A13. A18. B4. D9. C14. C19. CMistakelikeonwheremadeorsocialanotherrangedchildrensome5. A10. B15. B20. DCorrectionasupwhosewonandsociallyotherrangingchildren’sany3. on4. over5. backPART C. READING (3.0 pt)VI. 1.0 pt (0.1/tem)1. B6. B2. A7. D3, C8. C4, A9. C75. B10. A VII. 0.5 pt (0.1/item)1. D2. A3. D4. C5. AVIII. 0.5 pt (0.1/item)1. C2. A3. F4. D5. BIX. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. whoever/who2. matter6. kept7. what3. up8. emphasis4. order9. without5. a/any10. onlyPART D. WRITING (2.5 pt)X. 0.5 pt (0.1/item)1. I think you should look on the bright side.2. We can’t wait to watch the program.3. You will have to turn over a new leaf if you want to succeed.4. He’s in two minds about whether to go or not.5. I have no intention of selling this house.XI. 2.0 pt- The writing passage should be well-organized: introduction, body and ending of the passage: 0.25 pt- The ideas should be clarified with relevant and specific examples: 1 pt- The writing passage is supposed to be free of grammatical and spelling errors: 0.75 pt8 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT không chuyên)Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút, không kể thời gian phát đềPART I. LISTENINGSECTION 1. Questions 1 – 5.Choose the correct letter A, B, C or D.1. What does her bag look like?2.What time was it when the bag was stolen?3. Where was she when the bag was stolen?A at the shopping centreC by the supermarket4. What was in the bag?A wallet, passport and cameraC passport, traveler’s cheques5. The woman is ____________.A at a conferenceB on holiday1B at the cinemaD at the moviesB passport, traveler’s cheques and pensD traveler’s cheques, wallet and pensC workingD visiting family Section 2. Complete the form below. Write ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.CAR INSURANCEExample:Answer:Name:Patrick JonesAddress:27 ____________ (1) Road, GreendaleContact number:730453Occupation:_________________ (2)Size of car engine:1200ccType of car:Manufacturer: HewtonModel: ____________________ (3)Year: 1997Previous insurance company:________________ (4) StarAny insurance in the last five years?YesNoIf yes, give brief details:Car was _____________ (5) in 1999Name(s) of other driver(s):Simon ________________ (6)Relationship to main driver:Brother-in-lawUses of car:- social- Traveling to ________________ (7)Start date:31 __________________(8)Recommended insurance arrangementName of company: Red __________________ (9)Annual cost: $ ___________________ (10)PART II. PHONETICSChoose the word whose stress pattern is differently from those of the other words.1. A. traditionalB. composerC. musicianD. powerful2. A. lyricalB. emotionC. favoriteD. classical3. A. entertainB. atmosphereC. seriousD. joyfulness4. A. understandB. appearanceC. rememberD. employer5. A. nationB. natureC. nationalityD. nationalPART III. LEXICO-GRAMMARI. Read the sentences carefully and choose the best answers to make complete ones.1. Those interested in the post of Assistant Manager are requested to apply _______.A. as a personB. in personC. as personsD. by person2. I don’t care _______ you go or not.A. whereB. whenC. whyD. whether3. If it wasn’t you who took my pen, it must have been _______.A. somebodyB. somebody elseC. another oneD. anybody4. Did the man _______ by the committee accept the job?A. appointingB. appointedC. was appointedD. to appoint5. Don’t leave your clothes _______ about on the bedroom floor.A. lieB. layC. lyingD. laying6. She raced by in a car, with her hair _______ behind.A. streamedB. streamC. streamsD. streaming7. I had my younger brother _______ the newspaper to me while I was abroad.A. to sendB. sentC. sendD. sending8. Joe, I am inclined _______ Appiah’s complicity in the big fraud.A. about believingB. in believingC. for believingD. to believe2 9. Now listen to me John. As far as your examination results are concerned, you needn’t worry so much,_______?A. isn’t itB. need youC. do youD. aren’t they10. His arrogance makes him _______ whenever he goes.A. hatedB. hateC. to hateD. hatingII. The passage below contains 5 errors. IDENTIFY and CORRECT them. (0) has been done asan example.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 thathad looked down grimly on the playground and playing fields had swept away. In its place stood abright, modern block raised from the ground on great concrete stilts. A huge expanse of glassextended across the face of the building, and in front, there was a well-kept lawn where previous therehad been an untidy gravel yard.Answers: 0. in ofIII. Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE.1. Without a fridge, fresh food will go _________ very quickly.2. I haven’t heard_________ Mandy since she wrote in July.3. This service is free ___________ charge.4. They went ahead contrary ____________ my advice.5. The monk told me that the old woman had not really died. He said that she simply passed _______her next life.IV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word.1. The situation is so ___________ (CHAOS) in some countries now that it is difficult to see anysolution.2. Computers are now considered ________________ (DISPENSE) in the business world.3. I will resign if you continue (REGARD) ________________ what I say.4. She was late as she (ESTIMATE)_______________ how much time she’d need .5. Politeness is one thing. Real kindness is another. You must learn to (DIFFERENT)_______________the two.PART IV. READINGI. Fill in each blank space with an appropriate word.A Success StoryAt 19, Ben Way is already a millionaire and one of a growing number of teenagers _______ (1)have made their fortune through the Internet. _______ (2) makes Ben's story all the more remarkable isthat he is dyslexic, and was told by teachers ________ (3) his junior school that he would never be ableto read or write properly. "I wanted to prove them wrong", says Ben, creator and director of Waysearch, a net search engine which can be used to find goods _______ (4) online shopping malls.When he was eight, his local authorities provided him ________ (5) a PC to help withschoolwork. Although he was unable to read the manuals, he had a natural ________ (6) with thecomputer, and encouraged by his father, he soon began charging people E10 an hour for his knowledgeand skills. At the age of 15 he set up his own computer consultancy, Quad Computer, which he ran fromhis bedroom, two years later he left school _______ (7) devote all his time to business."By this time the company had grown and I needed to take ________ (8) a couple of employees tohelp me," says Ben. “That enabled me to start doing business with bigger companies.” It was his abilityto consistently _______ (9) difficult challenges that led him to win the You Entrepreneur of the Yearaward in the same year that he formed Way search, and he has recently signed a deal worth £25 millionwith a private investment company, which will finance _______ (10) search engine.3 II. Read the following text carefully and choose the answer which best fits each space.Stress-related hair lossWhen stress levels become so high that they affect the immune system it can have a profoundeffect on the body and the hair. Hair loss itself causes immense stress and then it can become a vicious(1)_______.Bonnie Kinnear, 50s, housewife: “Last year my life was quite stressful due to my husband’shigh-profile career being constantly in the (2) ________. At this time I began to develop an intensescalp which was wrongly diagnosed as psoriasis, for which I was prescribed steroids. Over the next twomonths my scalp become worse, and hair began to fall out, leaving hairy patches, which wasdevastating.Having to look good and be a support to my famous husband was stressful because wherever wewent people would look at us. I had lost at (3) ________ one third of my hair and, in hope, visited ahigh-profile Mayfair trichologist. Without any diagnosis I was ordered to buy £300 worth of productsand my head was massaged by a girl who proceeded to turn my hair into what is seen as ‘bird’s-nestsyndrome’. It took four hours to (4) ________.My GP convinced me to seek help from Andrew Bernie. I was diagnosed with a stress-triggeredcondition where the skin cells multiply fast, grow down the hair shaft and bind with sebaceous matter tostrangle the hair. I visit Andrew regularly for treatments. I am also trying to (5) ________ my stresslevels, which is easier now my hair is returning.1. A. effectB. cycleC. closureD. circle2. A. daylightB. searchlightC. spotlightD. starlight3. A. onceB. allC. leastD. firstC. returnD. reset4. A. replaceB. untangle5. A. destroyB. assessC. manageD. measureIII. Read the following passage and choose the best answer.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 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 a __________.A. tall man who could walk through the airB. fat, jolly, old manC. religious figureD. fat man riding a white horse4 3. Santa Claus in North America was depicted as ___________.A. 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 horseback4. Who was Black Peter?A. an elf accompanying Saint NicholasC. one of the disobedient childrenB. an elf who rode a white horseD. a popular traditional figure5. What word is closest in meaning to “attributes”?A. symbols of a person B. natural qualities C. effectsD. outer appearance6. Where did the legend of Santa Claus come from?A. the North PoleB. EuropeC. North America D. the City of New York7. 1823 was mentioned as a year when ____________.A. 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 transformed8. According to Clement Clark Moore’s poem,________.A. 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 sleigh9. The answer “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” is an illustration for the fact that________.A. 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 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.PART V. WRITINGI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentenceprinted before it.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. The employee insisted on being given a full bonus.Nothing but __________________________________.5. ‘I didn’t harm anybody!’ cried the accused.The accused _____________________________.II. There is a fact that a number of parents now increasingly desire to send their children tostudy overseas. What are the reasons for this trend? You should write a paragraph of about 120words on this topic.------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……………………5 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC(HD chấm gồm 02 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT không chuyên)Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút, không kể thời gian phát đềTotal: 100 ptsPART I: LISTENINGSection 1. (10pts)1. D2. A3. C4. B5.BSection 2. (10pts)1. Bank2. Dentist3. Sable4. Northern5. stolen6. Paynter7. work8. January9. Flag10. 450PART II. PHONETICSChoose the word whose stress pattern is differently from those of the other words. (5pts)1. D2. B3. A4. A5. CPART III. LEXICO-GRAMMARI. Read the sentences carefully and choose the best answers to make complete ones. (10pts)1. B2. D3. B4. B5. C6. D7. C8. D9. B10. AII. The passage below contains 5 errors. IDENTIFY and CORRECT them. (0) has been done asan example. (5pts)1. visiting --> to visit2. no --> not3. their --> its4. had swept --> had been swept5. previous --> previouslyIII. Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE. (5pts)1. off2. from3. of4. to5. intoIV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word. (5pts)1. chaotic2. indispensable 3. disregarding4. underestimated5. differentiatePART IV. READINGI. Fill in each blank space with an appropriate word. (10pts)1. who2. what3. at4. in6. ability7. to8. on9. overcome5. with10. hisII. Read the following text carefully and choose the answer which best fits each space. (10pts)1. A2. C3. B4. D5. AIII. Read the following passage and choose the best answer. (10pts)1. D2. C3. B4. A6. B7. D8. D9. B65. A10. A PART V. WRITINGI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentenceprinted before it. (5pts)1. was robbed of her hand bag.2. is based on a true story.3. your test completed/ finished and you can go home.4. a full bonus would satisfy the employee.5. denied causing/having caused harm to anybody.II. There is a fact that a number of parents now increasingly desire to send their children tostudy overseas. What are the reasons for this trend? You should write a paragraph of about100 words on this topic. (15pt)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 appropriate.2. Language: 30% of total mark: a variety of vocabulary and structures appropriate to the level ofEnglish language gifted upper-secondary school students.3. Presentation: 20% of total mark: coherence, cohesion, and style appropriate to the level ofEnglish language gifted upper-secondary school students.------THE END ------7 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT chuyên)Thời gian thi: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đề(Đề thi gồm 05 trang)PART A. LISTENINGI. You will hear an interview with a marketing director.Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. You will listen to the tapes TWICE.Lecture on (1) _________Example: Tourism and (2) _________Common misconception is that marketing indicates (3) _________ in what is being provided.Marketing is actually essential in sustaining (4) __________.Compared to a product, a service is more (5) ________ and customers have different (6)________.Aim: offer service beyond hopes of (7) __________Important toa. keep informedb. (8) _________One way to achieve this: (9) __________(10)_________must always be available for any queries and problems.II. You will hear the introduction about a library.Listen and give short answers to the following questions. You will listen to the tapes TWICE.1. How many printed volumes does the Western Bank Library have?2. What must students have if they want to borrow books?3. How long can a registered student keep books?4. Where do students read books with red label?5. How can students keep books for longer?6. What service can help students if they want to reserve the books?7. What should students do every day to view the loans and details of charges?8. What should students do with overdue books?9. How much is the photocopy of Color A4 sheet?10. What is the opening time of the Western Bank Library at weekend?PART B. LEXICO-GRAMMARI. Complete each of the following sentences with the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Identify your answerby writing the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.1. I’m really sorry. We _____ stop at a service station and phone you, but we didn’t want to waste anymore time.A. were due toB. were going toC. were toD. were about toth2. It is not until December 25 _________the exam results will be announced.A. whichB. whatC. thatD. when3. I saw a ___________ scarf in a shop near my house.A. sweet little green silkB. little green silk sweetC. sweet green little silkD. green little sweet silk4. There has been a recommendation that Peter ______ the president of the country.A. will be electedB. be electedC. is electedD. was elected5. He kept his marriage for years, but eventually the truth ________.A. came outB. went outC. came throughD. fell out6. It was in this house ______.A. I was born inB. in which I was bornC. where I was born D. that I was born7. ______of half- starving wolves were roaming the snow- covered countryside.A. HerdsB. FlocksC. PacksD. Swarms8. When ______ to explain his mistake, the new employee cleared his throat nervously.A. askingB. to be askedC. to be askingD. being asked1 9. ______, he felt so unhappy and lonely.A. In spite of his being wealthB. Rich as was heC. Rich as he wasD. Despite his wealthy10. According to the _______of the contract, tenants must give six months notice if they intend to leave.A. lawsB. rulesC. termsD. details11. It is difficult for museums to find funds to protect the nation’s_______.A. inheritanceB. heritageC. possessionsD. legacy12. A part-time job gives me the freedom to_______ my own interests.A pursueB. chaseC. seekD. catch13. When his alarm went off, he shut it off and slept for_______15 minutes.A. otherB. othersC. anotherD. the others14. ____ I’ve told him not to go out with those people, but he wouldn’t listen. Just let him face the musicnow.A. Many a timeB. Many the timeC. Quite a timeD. For a time15. _______ in this national park declined from a few thousand to a few hundred in ten years.A. For a number of tigersB. The number of tigersC. A number of tigersD. That the number of tigers16. _______ every industry in our modern world requires the work of engineers.A. WhollyB. HardlyC. MostD. Virtually17. Jane had a problem with her finances, so we talked _______ and now it's fine.A. overB. it overC. over itD. over and over18. When the electricity failed, he _______a match to find the candles.A. rubbedB. scratchedC. struckD. started19. I usually buy my clothes _______. It’s cheaper than going to the dressmaker.A. on the houseB. off the pegC. in publicD. on the shelf20. She tried to _______.A. talk out of me the planB. talk me the plan out ofC. talk me out of the planD. talk out me of the plan.II. 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 (√)each correct line. There are two examples at the beginning. Transfer your answers to your answersheet.Talent scouts are looking for the next generation of supermodels have realized 0 ……are…Africa’s potential. Lyndsey Mclntyre, a former model herself, recently opened 00 …√………one agency’s first African office. “African women are being graceful and 1 ……….……serene” she says. “These qualities could to make them do very well in this 2 ………..…business.” However, spotting supermodels is rarely easy, as well Mclntyre 3 ………….…discovered when she visited the Orma tribe of remote north- eastern Kenya, 4 ……..……whose women are reported to be especially striking. “The tribal leaders were a 5 ……….……bit suspicious and I wasn’t allowed to be meet many of their girls,” she 6 ………….…explains. Another problem is that the reports aren’t always reliable. Mclntyre 7 ………….…discovered this when one of village’s “most beautiful girls” turned out to be its 8 …………….heaviest ones. She had to explain that Western advertisers prefer far slimmer 9 …….…….…women. The Orma are not alone in believing fat it is beautiful. In a recent 10………..……Africa-wide beauty contest, all the Uganda contestants were disqualified forbeing a little too large around the hips. “I don’t understand the fashionindustry’s obsession with small hips,” said one judge for the contest. “Butbecause we want the girls to succeed and to see African models workinginternationally, we give the industry what it wants”2 III. Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. Write your answers on your answer sheet.UK companies have received criticism from a business forum for what their report refers to as arather narrow-minded attitude towards the dress code for office workers. This follows a case in which amale (1. EMPLOY) __________working in the post room of a large (2. ORGANISE) __________in theUnited Kingdom received a (3. SUSPEND) __________ for wearing jeans to work. Whilst the reportaccepts that there is a need for people dealing with (4. CUSTOM) __________to look well dressed, itquestions whether employees who work behind the scenes necessarily need to dress formally. The authorsof the report made a (5. COMPARE) ___________ between the UK and other European nations whereemployers seem (6. CONCERN)___________about the need for their workers to wear smart clothes inthe office. Their (7. ARGUE) ___________is based on research that claims workers are far more (8.PRODUCT) _________ when they have the (9. FREE) _________to dress in a way that they feel most(10. COMFORT) _______in.IV. Complete the following sentences with one preposition/particle for each blank. Write youranswers on your answer sheet.1. Kate fell _______ with her boyfriend and they stopped seeing each other.2. I’ve taken this watch _______ pieces, and now I can’t put it together again.3. I’m sure my brother will never get married because he hates the feeling of being tied _____.4. Deborah is going to take extra lessons to catch up______ what she missed why she was away.5. I don’t think anyone understood what I was saying at the meeting. I failed to get my point _______.PART C. READINGI. Read the following passage and choose the options among A, B, C or D that best complete theblanks. Write your answers on your answer sheet.Stressful situations that (1)________ almost everyday in life seem to be unavoidable. However, wecan do little sometimes to avoid a misfortune or an unpleasant occurrence which may (2)________ usunexpectedly as only it can. At such a moment, one may hit the (3)_______, give in to the helplessness ofthe situation or, ideally, put a brave face on it trying to (4)_________ the burden.Can you (5)_________ in your mind an hour spent in a traffic jam, say, this morning? Do you lightone cigarette after another? Do you sound the horn every few seconds like the other neurotics? Or do youtake a different (6)________ and make good use of the time drawing up a schedule for the days to come?To withstand the stressful moment you can also do a crossword puzzle, listen to your favorite music oreven compose a menu for your Sunday dinner.In fact, whatever way you (7)________ to the annoying situation, you can exert no impact on it asthe traffic jam will only reduce in due (8)_________. Nevertheless, your reaction might considerablyinfluence your mood for the rest of the day. The inability to confront a stressful occurrence like that with adeal of composure and sensibility adds much more strain to your life and in this way puts your well –being in (9)_________. Surprisingly, it is seemingly negligible hardships we stumble on daily that rundouble the risk of developing serious health disorders rather than our isolated tragedies however painfulthey may be. (10)_______that so many of those wretched stresses and inducing troubles affect us in a day,we should, at best, try to avoid them or possibly make radical alterations in the way we lead our dailylifestyles.1. A. deviseB. createC. originateD. emerge2. A. ariseB. happenC. befallD. occur3. A. postB. roofC. bottomD. wall4. A. subsistB. remainC. cowD. bear5. A. envisionB. observeC. pictureD. image6. A. mannerB. stanceC. practiceD. mode7. A. strikeB. dealC. respondD. challenge8. A. termB. courseC. timingD. period9. A. riskB. weaknessC. insecurityD. jeopardy10. A. ProvidingB. GivenC. HenceD. As much3 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.Students frequently complain (1)___________ studying for hours on (2)________ and then notdoing well in their final exams. Many factors can (3) _________ in poor performances: (4)_________illness or a personal problem. Getting high grades can also put a terrible strain on students (5)_________ don’t want to let their parents down.Can students’ knowledge be judged by a (6) _________exam? Certainly not! If we want to be fair,students ought to be (7) _________on a regular basic. So does that mean more exams? Yes, but (8)_________many written ones. In many countries, student do not have to take written exams (9)_________ they don’t want to, they are (10) _________to take oral ones instead. This seems to be fairerway of assessing understanding, not just testing it.III. Read the passage then choose the best answer to each question that follows. Identify your answer bywriting the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.Quite different from storm surges are the giant sea waves called tsunamis, which derive their namefrom the Japanese expression for “high water in a harbor.” These waves are also referred to by the generalpublic as tidal waves, although they have relatively little to do with tides. Scientists often referred to themas seismic sea waves, far more appropriate in that they do result from undersea seismic activity.Tsunamis are caused when the sea bottom suddenly moves, during an underwater earthquake orvolcano for example, and the water above the moving earth is suddenly displaced. This sudden shift ofwater sets off a series of waves. These waves can travel great distances at speeds close to 700 kilometersper hour. In the open ocean, tsunamis have little noticeable amplitude, often no more than one or twometers. It is when they hit the shallow waters near the coast that they increase in height, possibly up to 40meters.Tsunamis often occur in the Pacific because the Pacific is an area of heavy seismic activity.Twoareas of the Pacific well accustomed to the threat of tsunamis are Japan and Hawaii. Because the seismicactivity that causes tsunamis in Japan often occurs on the ocean bottom quite close to the islands, thetsunamis that hit Japan often come with little warning and can, therefore, prove disastrous. Most of thetsunamis that hit the Hawaiian Islands, however, originate thousands of miles away near the coast ofAlaska, so these tsunamis have a much greater distance to travel and the inhabitants of Hawaii generallyhave time for warning of their imminent arrival.Tsunamis are certainly not limited to Japan and Hawaii. In 1755, Europe experienced a calamitoustsunami, when movement along the fault lines near the Azores caused a massive tsunami to sweep onto thePortuguese coast and flood the heavily populated area around Lisbon. The greatest tsunami on recordoccurred on the other side of the world in 1883 when the Krakatoa volcano underwent a massiveexplosion, sending waves more than 30 meters high onto nearby Indonesian islands; the tsunami from thisvolcano actually traveled around the world and was witnessed as far away as the English Channel.1. The paragraph preceding this passage most probably discusses _______.A. underwater earthquakesB. storm surgesC. tidesD. tidal waves2. According to the passage, all of the following are true about tidal waves EXCEPT that _______.A. they are caused by sudden changes in high and low tidesB. this terminology is not used by the scientific communityC. they are the same as tsunamisD. they refer to the same phenomenon as seismic sea waves3. The word “displaced” is closest in meaning to _______.A. movedB. filteredC. locatedD. not pleased4. It can be inferred from the passage that tsunamis _______.A. cause severe damage in the middle of the oceanB. generally reach heights greater than 40 metersC. are far more dangerous on the coast than in the open oceanDare often identified by ships on the ocean5. Water that is “shallow” is NOT _____________.A. deepB. clearC. coastalD. tidal4 6. A main difference between tsunamis in Japan and in Hawaii is that tsunamis in Japan are more likely to___________.A. come from greater distancesB. originate in AlaskaC. arrive without warningD. be less of a problem7. The possessive “their” refers to ____________.A. the Hawaiian IslandsB. thousands of milesC. these tsunamisD. the inhabitants of Hawaii8. A “calamitous” tsunami is one that is _____________.A. at faultB. disastrousC. extremely calmD. expected9. From the expression “on record”, it can be inferred that the tsunami that accompanied the Krakatoavolcano ____________.A. was not as strong as the tsunami in Lisbon B. might not be the greatest tsunami everC. was filmed as it was happeningD. occurred before efficient records were kept10. The passage suggests that the tsunami resulting from the Krakatoa volcano ___________.A. was far more destructive close to the source than far awayB. resulted in little damageC. was unobserved outside of the Indonesian islandsD. caused volcanic explosions in the English ChannelPART D. WRITINGI. Rewrite the following sentences without changing their meaning, using the words given. Thesewords must not be changed in any way. Write your answers on your answer sheet.1. The reduction in the price of the magazines led to a growth in sales. (RESULT)Sales of the magazines __________________________________________.2. Georgia hasn’t written to me recently. (HEARD)I ___________________________________________________________.3. Dinner will be served immediately upon our arrival at the hotel. (SOON)Dinner will be served ___________________________________________.4. Barbara couldn’t sing or dance. (UNABLE)Besides ______________________________________________________.5. It was careless of you to leave without locking the door. (OUGHT)You _________________________________________________________.II. Write an essay to express your opinion on the following statement. Use specific reasons anddetails to support your idea.“Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, ortelephone calls”.------------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………………5 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC----------------(HD chấm gồm 02 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT chuyên)----------------------------------------PART A. LISTENINGI. You will hear an interview with a marketing director.Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. (10pts)1. services marketing6. expectations2. legal advice7. clients3. weakness8. constantly improve4. customer numbers9. conduct surveys5. intangible10. A representativeII. You will hear the introduction about a library.Listen and give short answer to the following questions. (10pts)1. over / more than 1,300,0006. Reservation System Service2. Univerisity Library UCard7. check library account3. four weeks8. pay fine4. closed Reserved Room9. 50 pounds5. renewing10. 9 a.m – 6 p.mPART B.LEXICO-GRAMMARI. Complete each of the following sentences with the correct answer (A, B, C or D). (10pts)1. B2. C3. A4. B5. A6. D7. C8. D9. C11. B12. A13. C14. A15. B16. D17. B18. C19. B10. C20. CII. 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 (√)each correct line. (5pts)1. being2. to3. well4. √5. √6. be7. the8. of9. √10. itIII. Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. (10pts)1.employee2. organization/ organisation3. suspension6. unconcerned 7. argument8. productive4. customers9. freedom5. comparison10. comfortableIV. Complete the following sentences with one preposition/particle for each blank. (5pts)1. out2. to3. down4. on5. acrossPART C. READINGI. Read the following passage and choose the options among A, B, C or D that best complete theblanks. (10pts)1. D2. C3. B4. D5. A6. B7. C8. B9. D10. BII. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word in eachspace. (10pts)1. about2. end3. result4. an5. who/that6. single7. tested8. not9. if10. allowed6 III. Read the passage then choose the best answer to each question that follows. Identify your answer bywriting the corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet. (10pts)1. B2. A3. A4. C5. A6. C7. C8. B9. B10. APART D.WRITINGI. Rewrite the following sentences without changing their meaning, using the words given. Thesewords must not be changed in any way. (5pts)1. Sales of the magazines grew/increased/went up as a result of the reduction in the price.2. I haven’t heard /have heard nothing from Georgia for/in a while.3. Dinner will be served as soon as we arrive at the hotel.4. Besides being unable to sing, Barbara couldn’t dance either.5. You ought not to have left without locking the door.II. Write an essay to express your opinion on the following statement. Use specific reasons anddetails to support your idea. (15pts)“Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, ortelephone calls”.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 of Englishlanguage gifted upper-secondary school students.------------------THE END-----------------7 SỞ GD & ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ 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 PHÚCĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi gồm 05 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT chuyên)Thời gian thi: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đềPART A. LISTENINGI. You’ll hear two students, Ann and Chris talking about post graduate courses in music.Listen and give short answer to the questions from 1 to 10. You will listen to the conversationTWICE.1. Which college does Chris suggest would be best?2. What entry requirements are common to all colleges?3. How much does the course at Leeds Conservatory of Contemporary Music cost?4. What other expenses are payable to the colleges?5. When is the deadline of The Academy in London?Which facilities do the colleges have?Choose five answers from the box and write the correct letter, A – G, next to questions 6-10.Colleges6. Northdown CollegeFacilities7. The Academy in LondonA. large garden8. Leeds Conservatory and Contemporary MusicB. multiple sites9. The Henry Music InstituteC. practice rooms10. The James Academy of MusicD. recording studioE. research facilityF. student carteenG. technology suiteII. You will hear a conversation about technology.Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer. You will hearthe conversation TWICE.The Antarctic Polar View project maps Antarctic sea ice by using (1) _________.Problems to navigate through the water:- the safety of the ship- the speed of the ship- the (2)________ of the shipNVSAT Satellite: - Collect data- Identify difference between open water and (3) ________.Scientists can see surface of sea clearly by using (4) ________.Helicopter:- Advantage: - map the ice in the air- look for (5) ________.- Disadvantages: - much more difficulty- (6) __________.The colour of the map is (7) ____________.Problems of sending pictures in Antarctic ship: (8) __________.Measure to the problem: (9) ________ images into JPEG 2000 format.The equipment scientists need for mapping is a (10) _________ on ship.1 PART B. LEXICO - GRAMMARI. Complete each of the following sentences with the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Identify your answerby writing 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. There are 10 mistakes in the following passage. Find and then correct them. (0) have beendone for you.Anthony Masters was a writer in exceptional gifts and prodigious energy. He began his eventful andversatile career like a teenager, when he was expelled from school for organizing a revolt against the2 school uniform. In order to earn a living, he fulfilled his childhood ambition and took on writing. In1964, at the age of 23, he published A Pocketful of Rye, a collection of short stories where freshness ofstyle earned him a distinction of being runner – up in the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, anestablished and prestigious British – based literacy award. He made the award two years later with hisnovel The Seahorse, after which he continued to display his considerable talent by writing both fictionor non – fiction. The inspiration for many of his novels came from his experience helping the socialexcluded: he ran soup kitchens for drug addicts and campaigned for the civic rights of gypsies andanother ethnic minorities. His non – fiction output was typically eclectic, ranged from biographies tosocial histories, but it was a writer of children fiction that Masters outshone his contemporaries. Hiswork contains a sensitivity which remains unequalled by some other writer of the genre.Answers: 0. in ofIII. Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. Write your answers on your answersheet.With the development of fast motorway systems in many countries, once remote parts of thecountryside are (1. INCREASE) _________ becoming (2. ACCESS) _________ to people who live intowns and cities. In many parts of the world, rising (3. PERSON) _________ incomes have resulted inmass (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.IV. Complete the following sentences with one preposition/particle for each blank.1. That factory turns ________ hundreds of small appliances everyday.2. The boss asked me to make _______ the hours I missed last week.3. The suspect was released from prison _______ bail.4. Once again poor Colin has been passed _______for promotion.5. Everyone approved of the scheme, but when we asked for volunteers they all hung _______.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, andthe original numbers of the months.Julius Caesar and Pope Gregory XIII change the calendar to make it more exact. Caesardeveloped a new calendar of 364 and a quarter days, the time it takes the earth to orbit the sun from onespring season to the next. The Pope’s astronomers refined the calendar regarding leap years; theydetermined that 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 2000would be. This new Gregorian calendar was so accurate that today, scientists need only add leapseconds every few years to the clock in order to keep the calendar matching the Earth’s cycles.3 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 pronounceC. 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 year .B. He extended summer.C. He has a month named for him.D. 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. observedD. 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. Complete the following passage by choosing the correct option (A, B, C or D) to fill in blanks.The Alexandra Palace in north London was built with private funds as a “People’s Palace”.Serviced by its own station, it was opened in 1873 and was extremely well (1)_______ until, two weeksafter its opening, it burnt down. It was replaced by a slightly larger building which opened in 1875 andfeatured, (2)________other things, a splendid organ an Great Hall, which was the size of a footballpitch. Despite the extraordinarily wide range of events (3)_______ there – from dog shows to greatconcerts and banquets, from elephant displays to bicycle matches – it always operated at a loss and by1877 much of the park around it had been sold to speculative builders, leaving only about half of theoriginal land.In 1900, a committee was appointed, whose principal duty was to run the palace and park “forthe free use of the people forever.” There were, however, (4) ________ to charge for entry so that thesubstantial costs could be (5) _______ . The Palace continued, with (6) ________ degrees of success, asan entertainment centre. In the 1930s, it was probably most (7) ________ for being the home of theworld’s first high definition television broadcasts.4 In 1980 the building was once more devastated by fire and (8) _______ to a ruin. It was thendecided to (9) _________ it and to create a major exhibition centre with community (10)_______, suchas a restaurant and a health club.1. A. inhabitedB. attendedC. crowdedD. visited2. A. amongB. betweenC. fromD. around3. A. performedB. setC. stagedD. laid4. A. powersB. termsC. allowancesD. authorities5. A. fulfilledB. coveredC. matchedD. made6. A. unsteadyB. varyingC. alteringD. unsettled7. A. distinctB. markedC. considerableD. notable8. A. turnedB. convertedC. reducedD. wrecked9. A. recoverB. reviseC. restoreD. reform10. A. facilitiesB. conveniencesC. suppliesD. appliancesIII. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word ineach space.All tournament chess games are played with a chess clock – that is two clocks joined together.When one player makes his move, he presses the button which stops his clock and starts his opponent’sclock. (1)_________fails to keep the time limit, no (2)________ what the position on the board, losesthe game.Weekend tournaments with a fast time limit and long sessions of play of (3)________ totwelve hours a day are very strenuous and result in fatigue and time troubles. The play is quite sharp.Active, attacking chess is the (4)________ of the day and it is difficult to maintain (5)_________sustained, precise defense against such play. A score of the game must be (6)_________ as play goes on.Each move is written down on a score sheet, which has to be handed to the tournament officials at theend of each round. The only thought in everybody’s head is to win. Talent and youth – that’s(7)_________ is needed for success at chess, with the (8)________ on youth. Some approach the boardwith a slow, purposeful manner (9)________ giving you a second glance – you simply don’t count. Theseem to imply that the outcome is a foregone conclusion for them; you (10)_______ need to accept itwith good grace.PART D. WRITINGI. Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence. Write youranswers on your answer sheet.1. Mr. Smith knew little about the Internet, so he didn’t invest into any computer companies.Had _______________________________________________.2. When she got to the party, everyone was dancing and singing.On _______________________________________________.3. Barbara runs a successful company and she also manages to look after her five children.Not only __________________________________________.4. Because of the traffic jam, Andrew couldn't get to the interview on time.The traffic jam ______________________________________.5. This old car probably won’t last for more than three years.It’s unlikely ________________________________________.II. Write a passage of about 250 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--------------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……………………5 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCHƯỚNG DẪN CH ẤM(Đề thi gồm 02 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT chuyên)Thời gian thi: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đềTotal: 100ptsPART A: LISTENINGI. You’ll hear two students, Ann and Chris talking about post graduate courses in music.Listen and give short answer to the questions from 1 to 10. (5 pts)1. The Henry Music Institute2. a face-to-face interview/ an interview3. 6,000 pound a year4. the charges for applying/ application fee5. January 30thWhich facilities do the colleges have?Choose five answers from the box and write the correct letter, A – G, next to questions 6-10. (5pts)6.E7.B8.C9.G10. DII. You will hear a conversation about technology.Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer. (10pts)1. satellites6. time consumption2. efficiency7. (shades of) grey3. (the) sea ice8. (poor) Internet connection4. radar9. compress5. leads10. laptopPART B. LEXICO - GRAMMARI. Complete each of the following sentences with the correct answer (A, B, C or D). (10pts)1. B2. D3. C4. A5. D6. A7. C8. C9. B11. A12. A13. D14. D15. A16. D17. A18. D19. B10. D20. CII. There are 10 mistakes in the following passage. Find and then correct them. You should alsowrite the line of the mistakes. (10pts)QsMistakeCorrection1likeas2onup3wherewhose4madewon5orand6socialsocially7anotherother8rangedranging9childrenchildren’s10someany6 III. Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. Write your answers on your answersheet. (5 pts)1. increasingly2. accessible3. personal4. ownership5. pressure6. national7. addition8. protection9. undesirable10. traditionalIV. Complete the following sentences with one preposition/particle for each blank. (5 pts)1. out2. up3. on4. over5. backPART 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. (10pts)1. A2. A3. C4. C5. B6. B7. A8. C9. D10. BII. Complete the following passage by choosing the correct option (A, B, C or D) to fill in blanks.(10 pts)1. B2. A3, C4, A5. B6. B7. D8. C9. C10. AIII. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE word ineach space. Write your answers on your answer sheet. (10pts)1. whoever/who2. matter3. up4. order5. a/any6. kept7. what8. emphasis9. without10. onlyPART D: WRITINGI. Complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence. (5pts)1. Had Mr. Smith known something / more / a little more / some more about the Internet, he would haveinvested into some computer companies.2. On her arrival at the party, everyone was dancing and singing.3. Not only does Barbara run a successful company, but she also manages to look after her five children/but she manages to look after her five children as well.4. The traffic jam prevented Andrew from getting to the interview on time.5. It is unlikely that this old car will last for more than three years.II. Write a passage of about 250 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” (15pts)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-------------7 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCKỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT không chuyên)Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút, không kể thời gian phát đềPART I: LISTENINGSECTION 1. Questions 1 – 5.Choose the correct letter A, B, C or D.1. What does her bag look like?2.What time was it when the bag was stolen?3. Where was she when the bag was stolen?A at the shopping centreC by the supermarket4. What was in the bag?A wallet, passport and cameraC passport, traveler’s cheques5. The woman is ____________.A at a conferenceB on holiday1B at the cinemaD at the moviesB passport, traveler’s cheques and pensD traveler’s cheques, wallet and pensC workingD visiting family Section 2. Complete the form below. Write ONE WORD AND/ OR A NUMBER for each answer.CAR INSURANCEExample:Answer:Name:Patrick JonesAddress:27 ____________ (1) Road, GreendaleContact number:730453Occupation:_________________ (2)Size of car engine:1200ccType of car:Manufacturer: HewtonModel: ____________________ (3)Year: 1997Previous insurance company:________________ (4) StarAny insurance in the last five years?YesNoIf yes, give brief details:Car was _____________ (5) in 1999Name(s) of other driver(s):Simon ________________ (6)Relationship to main driver:Brother-in-lawUses of car:- social- Traveling to ________________ (7)Start date:31 __________________(8)Recommended insurance arrangementName of company: Red __________________ (9)Annual cost: $ ___________________ (10)PART II. PHONETICSChoose the word whose stress pattern is differently from those of the other words.1. A. traditionalB. composerC. musicianD. powerful2. A. lyricalB. emotionC. favoriteD. classical3. A. entertainB. atmosphereC. seriousD. joyfulness4. A. understandB. appearanceC. rememberD. employer5. A. nationB. natureC. nationalityD. nationalPART III. LEXICO-GRAMMARI. Read the sentences carefully and choose the best answers to make complete ones.1. Those interested in the post of Assistant Manager are requested to apply _______.A. as a personB. in personC. as personsD. by person2. I don’t care _______ you go or not.A. whereB. whenC. whyD. whether3. If it wasn’t you who took my pen, it must have been _______.A. somebodyB. somebody elseC. another oneD. anybody4. Did the man _______ by the committee accept the job?A. appointingB. appointedC. was appointedD. to appoint5. Don’t leave your clothes _______ about on the bedroom floor.A. lieB. layC. lyingD. laying6. She raced by in a car, with her hair _______ behind.A. streamedB. streamC. streamsD. streaming7. I had my younger brother _______ the newspaper to me while I was abroad.A. to sendB. sentC. sendD. sending8. Joe, I am inclined _______ Appiah’s complicity in the big fraud.A. about believingB. in believingC. for believingD. to believe2 9. Now listen to me John. As far as your examination results are concerned, you needn’t worry so much,_______?A. isn’t itB. need youC. do youD. aren’t they10. His arrogance makes him _______ whenever he goes.A. hatedB. hateC. to hateD. hatingII. The passage below contains 5 errors. IDENTIFY and CORRECT them. (0) has been done asan example.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 thathad looked down grimly on the playground and playing fields had swept away. In its place stood abright, modern block raised from the ground on great concrete stilts. A huge expanse of glassextended across the face of the building, and in front, there was a well-kept lawn where previous therehad been an untidy gravel yard.Answers: 0. in ofIII. Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE.1. Without a fridge, fresh food will go _________ very quickly.2. I haven’t heard_________ Mandy since she wrote in July.3. This service is free ___________ charge.4. They went ahead contrary ____________ my advice.5. The monk told me that the old woman had not really died. He said that she simply passed _______her next life.IV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word.1. The situation is so ___________ (CHAOS) in some countries now that it is difficult to see anysolution.2. Computers are now considered ________________ (DISPENSE) in the business world.3. I will resign if you continue (REGARD) ________________ what I say.4. She was late as she (ESTIMATE)_______________ how much time she’d need .5. Politeness is one thing. Real kindness is another. You must learn to (DIFFERENT)_______________the two.PART IV. READINGI. Fill in each blank space with an appropriate word.A Success StoryAt 19, Ben Way is already a millionaire and one of a growing number of teenagers _______ (1)have made their fortune through the Internet. _______ (2) makes Ben's story all the more remarkable isthat he is dyslexic, and was told by teachers ________ (3) his junior school that he would never be ableto read or write properly. "I wanted to prove them wrong", says Ben, creator and director of Waysearch, a net search engine which can be used to find goods _______ (4) online shopping malls.When he was eight, his local authorities provided him ________ (5) a PC to help withschoolwork. Although he was unable to read the manuals, he had a natural ________ (6) with thecomputer, and encouraged by his father, he soon began charging people E10 an hour for his knowledgeand skills. At the age of 15 he set up his own computer consultancy, Quad Computer, which he ran fromhis bedroom, two years later he left school _______ (7) devote all his time to business."By this time the company had grown and I needed to take ________ (8) a couple of employees tohelp me," says Ben. “That enabled me to start doing business with bigger companies.” It was his abilityto consistently _______ (9) difficult challenges that led him to win the You Entrepreneur of the Yearaward in the same year that he formed Way search, and he has recently signed a deal worth £25 millionwith a private investment company, which will finance _______ (10) search engine.3 II. Read the following text carefully and choose the answer which best fits each space.Stress-related hair lossWhen stress levels become so high that they affect the immune system it can have a profoundeffect on the body and the hair. Hair loss itself causes immense stress and then it can become a vicious(1)_______.Bonnie Kinnear, 50s, housewife: “Last year my life was quite stressful due to my husband’shigh-profile career being constantly in the (2) ________. At this time I began to develop an intensescalp which was wrongly diagnosed as psoriasis, for which I was prescribed steroids. Over the next twomonths my scalp become worse, and hair began to fall out, leaving hairy patches, which wasdevastating.Having to look good and be a support to my famous husband was stressful because wherever wewent people would look at us. I had lost at (3) ________ one third of my hair and, in hope, visited ahigh-profile Mayfair trichologist. Without any diagnosis I was ordered to buy £300 worth of productsand my head was massaged by a girl who proceeded to turn my hair into what is seen as ‘bird’s-nestsyndrome’. It took four hours to (4) ________.My GP convinced me to seek help from Andrew Bernie. I was diagnosed with a stress-triggeredcondition where the skin cells multiply fast, grow down the hair shaft and bind with sebaceous matter tostrangle the hair. I visit Andrew regularly for treatments. I am also trying to (5) ________ my stresslevels, which is easier now my hair is returning.1. A. effectB. cycleC. closureD. circle2. A. daylightB. searchlightC. spotlightD. starlight3. A. onceB. allC. leastD. firstC. returnD. reset4. A. replaceB. untangle5. A. destroyB. assessC. manageD. measureIII. Read the following passage and choose the best answer.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 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 a __________.A. tall man who could walk through the airB. fat, jolly, old manC. religious figureD. fat man riding a white horse4 3. Santa Claus in North America was depicted as ___________.A. 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 horseback4. Who was Black Peter?A. an elf accompanying Saint NicholasC. one of the disobedient childrenB. an elf who rode a white horseD. a popular traditional figure5. What word is closest in meaning to “attributes”?A. symbols of a person B. natural qualities C. effectsD. outer appearance6. Where did the legend of Santa Claus come from?A. the North PoleB. EuropeC. North America D. the City of New York7. 1823 was mentioned as a year when ____________.A. 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 transformed8. 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 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 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.PART V. WRITINGI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentenceprinted before it.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. The employee insisted on being given a full bonus.Nothing but __________________________________.5. ‘I didn’t harm anybody!’ cried the accused.The accused _____________________________.II. There is a fact that a number of parents now increasingly desire to send their children tostudy overseas. What are the reasons for this trend? You should write a paragraph of about 120words on this topic.------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……………………5 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC(HD chấm gồm 02 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT không chuyên)Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút, không kể thời gian phát đềTotal: 100 ptsPART I: LISTENINGSection 1. (10pts)1. D2. A3. C4. B5.BSection 2. (10pts)1. Bank2. Dentist3. Sable4. Northern5. stolen6. Paynter7. work8. January9. Flag10. 450PART II. PHONETICSChoose the word whose stress pattern is differently from those of the other words. (5pts)1. D2. B3. A4. A5. CPART III. LEXICO-GRAMMARI. Read the sentences carefully and choose the best answers to make complete ones. (10pts)1. B2. D3. B4. B5. C6. D7. C8. D9. B10. AII. The passage below contains 5 errors. IDENTIFY and CORRECT them. (0) has been done asan example. (5pts)1. visiting --> to visit2. no --> not3. their --> its4. had swept --> had been swept5. previous --> previouslyIII. Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE. (5pts)1. off2. from3. of4. to5. intoIV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word. (5pts)1. chaotic2. indispensable 3. disregarding4. underestimated5. differentiatePART IV. READINGI. Fill in each blank space with an appropriate word. (15pts)1. who2. what3. at4. in6. ability7. to8. on9. overcome5. with10. hisII. Read the following text carefully and choose the answer which best fits each space. (5pts)1. A2. C3. B4. D5. AIII. Read the following passage and choose the best answer. (10pts)1. D2. C3. B4. A6. B7. D8. D9. B65. A10. A PART V. WRITINGI. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentenceprinted before it. (5pts)1. was robbed of her hand bag.2. is based on a true story.3. your test completed/ finished and you can go home.4. a full bonus would satisfy the employee.5. denied causing/having caused harm to anybody.II. There is a fact that a number of parents now increasingly desire to send their children tostudy overseas. What are the reasons for this trend? You should write a paragraph of about100 words on this topic. (15pt)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 appropriate.2. Language: 30% of total mark: a variety of vocabulary and structures appropriate to the level ofEnglish language gifted upper-secondary school students.3. Presentation: 20% of total mark: coherence, cohesion, and style appropriate to the level ofEnglish language gifted upper-secondary school students.------THE END ------7 ĐÁP ÁN VÀ HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤMKÌ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TỈNHLỚP 10 THPT CHUYÊN NĂM HỌC 2013-2014PART A: LISTENING (20 points)SECTION 1: Question 1-10 (10 points- One for each correct answer)1. answer(ing)2. Hillsdunne3. library4. 4.45(the) phoneRoad6. after 117. clear voice8. think quickly 9. 22 October(o’clock)5. national holidays10. ManujaSECTION 2: Question 11-20 (10 points: One for each correct answer)11. B16. A12. A17. C13. B18. A14. C19. C15. C20. BPART B - LEXICO-GRAMMAR (25 points)I. 10 points- Half a point for each correct answer)1. B11. A2. D12. A3. C13. D4. A14. D5. D15. AII. 10 points (one point for each correct answer)1. increasingly2. accessible3. personal6. national7. addition8. protection6. A16. D7. C17. A8. C18. D9. B19. B10. D20. C4. ownership9. undesirable5. pressure10. traditional4. to9. the5. about10. do4. C9. D5. B10. BIII. 05 points (half a point for each correct answer)1. √6. √2. they7. √3. √8. onPART C: READING (30 POINTS)I. (10 points: one point for each correct answer)1. A2. A3. C6. B7. A8. CII. (10 points: one point for each correct answer).1. as2. so3. despite6. have/cause/produce7. no8. suchIII. (10 points: one point for each correct item).1. C2. C3. B6. D7. C8. D4. plant9. how4. D9. D5. like10. more5. C10. APART D: WRITING (25 POINTS)I. (10 points: one point for each correct answer).1. Unlike other languages, Esperanto has no irregular verbs.2. Had Mr. Smith known something / more / a little more / some more about the Internet, he wouldhave invested into some computer companies.3. The Board of Directors had a long discussion on / about the business, but came to / reached /made no decision.4. On her arrival at the party, everyone was dancing and singing. 5.6.7.8.9.10.Not only does Barbara run a successful company, but she also manages to look after her fivechildren /but she manages to look after her five children as well.If I were you I would spend more time practicing English.The famous actor had very little money when he died, which surprised everyone/ which madeeveryone surprised.The woman threatened to shoot the strange man if he did not get out of her house.The traffic jam prevented Andrew from getting to the interview on time.It is unlikely that this old car will last for more than three years.II. 15 points: Bài viết cần phù hợp về hình thức, ngôn ngữ và nội dung.1. Form: passage (2 points)- Easy to follow- Coherent2. Content: (8 points)+Successful fulfillment of the task.3. Language: (5 points)+ Appropriate vocabulary (1.5 point)+ Suitable connectors (1 point\+ Correct grammar (1.5 points)+ Punctuating / Spelling (1 point) SỞ GD & ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTĐề thi gồm 06 trangKÌ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TỈNHLỚP 11 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 and 2: Choose the correct letter A, B, C.1. In the lobby of the library George saw ________.A. a group playing musicB. a display of instrumentsC. a video about the festival2. George wants to sit at the back so they can ________.A. see wellB. hear clearlyC. pay lessQuestion 3-10: Complete the table below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/OR ANUMBER for each answer.SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALBOOKING FORMNAME:George O’NeillADDRESS:3. ____________________, WestseaPOSTCODE:4. ____________________TELEPHONE:5. ____________________DateEventPrice per ticketNo. of ticket5 JuneInstrumental group£7.502- Guitarrini17 JuneSinger (price includes£626……………….in thegarden22 June7……………………… £7.001(Anna Ventura)23 June8 £……………………. 9……………………….NB Children / Students/ Senior Citizens have 10…………………….. discount on all ticketsSection 2:Question 11-15: Complete the sentences below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS AND/ORA NUMBER for each answer.The Dinosaur Museum11. The museum closes at ________________ p.m on Mondays.12. The museum did not open on ______________.13. School groups are met by tour guides in the ____________________.14. The whole visit takes 90 minutes, including ____________ minutes for the guided tour.15. There are _______________ behind the museum where students can have lunch.Question 16-18: Choose THREE letters, A-GA. foodB. waterC. camerasD. booksE. bagsF. pensG. worksheetsQuestion 19-20: Choose TWO letter, A-E.Which TWO activities can students do after the tour at present?A. build model dinosaursB. watch filmsC. draw dinosaursD. find dinosaur eggs1 E. play computer gamesPART 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. I’m really sorry. We _____ to stop at a service station and phone you, but we didn’t want to wasteany more time.A. were due toB. were going toC. were toD. were about toth2. It is not until December 25 _________the exam results will be announced.A. whichB. whatC. thatD. when3. I saw a ___________ scarf in a shop near my house.A. sweet little green silkB. little green silk sweetC. sweet green little silkD. green little sweet silk4. There has been a recommendation that Peter ______ the president of the country.A. will be electedB. be electedC. is electedD. was elected5. He kept his marriage for years, but eventually the truth ________.A. came outB. went outC. came throughD. fell out6. It was in this house ______.A. I was born inB. in which I was bornC. where I was bornD. that I was born7. ______, he felt so unhappy and lonely.A. In spite of his being wealthB. Rich as was heC. Rich as he wasD. Despite his wealthy8. ______of half- starving wolves were roaming the snow- covered countryside.A. HerdsB. FlocksC. PacksD. Swarms9. When ______ to explain his mistake, the new employee cleared his throat nervously.A. askingB. to be askedC. to be askingD. asked10. According to the _______of the contract, tenants must give six months notice if they intend toleave.A. lawsB. rulesC. termsD. details11. It is difficult for museums to find funds to protect the nation’s_______.A. inheritanceB. heritageC. possessionsD. legacy12. A part-time job gives me the freedom to_______ my own interests.A pursueB. chaseC. seekD. catch13. When his alarm went off, he shut it off and slept for_______15 minutes.A. otherB. othersC. anotherD. the others14. _______I’ve told him not to go out with those people, but he wouldn’t listen. Just let him face themusic now.A. Many a timeB. Many the timeC. Quite a timeD. For a time15. _______ in this national park declined from a few thousand to a few hundred in ten years.A. For a number of tigersB. The number of tigersC. A number of tigersD. That the number of tigers16. _______ every industry in our modern world requires the work of engineers.A. WhollyB. HardlyC. MostD. Virtually17. Jane had a problem with her finances, so we talked _______ and now it's fine.A. overB. it overC. over itD. over and over18. When the electricity failed, he _______a match to find the candles.A. rubbedB. scratchedC. struckD. started19. I usually buy my clothes _______It’s cheaper than going to the dressmaker.A. on the houseB. off the pegC. in publicD. on the shelf20. She tried to _______.A. talk out of me the planB. talk me the plan out ofC. talk me out of the planD. talk out me of the plan.2 II. Supply the correct form of the word in capital letter. Write your answers on your answer sheet.UK companies have received criticism from a business forum for what their report refers to as arather narrow-minded attitude towards the dress code for office workers. This follows a case in which amale (1. EMPLOY) _______working in the post room of a large (2. ORGANISE)_______in the UnitedKingdom received a (3. SUSPEND) _______ for wearing jeans to work. Whilst the report accepts thatthere is a need for people dealing with (4. CUSTOM) _______to look well dressed, it questions whetheremployees who work behind the scenes necessarily need to dress formally. The authors of the reportmade a (5. COMPARE) ... between the UK and other European nations where employers seem (6.CONCERN) _______about the need for their workers to wear smart clothes in the office. Their (7.ARGUE) _______is based on research that claims workers are far more (8. PRODUCT) ... when theyhave the (9. FREE) ... to dress in a way that they feel most (10. COMFORT) _______in.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.Talent scouts are looking for the next generation of supermodels have realizedAfrica’s potential. Lyndsey Mclntyre, a former model herself, recently openedone agency’s first African office. “African women are being graceful andserene” she says. “These qualities could to make them do very well in thisbusiness.” However, spotting supermodels is rarely easy, as well Mclntyrediscovered when she visited the Orma tribe of remote north- eastern Kenya,whose the women are reported to be especially striking. “The tribal leaderswere a bit suspicious and I wasn’t allowed to be meet many of their girls,” sheexplains. Another problem is that reports aren’t always reliable. Mclntyrediscovered this when one of village’s “most beautiful girls” turned out to be itsheaviest ones. She had to explain that Western advertisers prefer to far slimmerwomen. The Orma are not alone in believing fat it is beautiful. In a recentAfrica-wide beauty contest, all the Uganda contestants were disqualified forbeing a little too large around the hips. “I don’t understand the fashionindustry’s obsession with small hips,” said one judge for the contest. “Butbecause we want the girls to succeed and to see African models workinginternationally, we give the industry what it wants”0 ……are…00 …√…………1 ……….……2 ………..…3 ………….…4 ……..……5 ……….……6 ………….…7 ………….…8 …………….9 …….…….…10………..……PART C: READING COMPREHENSIONI. Read the passage then choose the best answer to each question that follows. Identify your answer by writingthe corresponding letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.Quite different from storm surges are the giant sea waves called tsunamis, which derive theirname from the Japanese expression for “high water in a harbor.” These waves are also referred to by thegeneral public as tidal waves, although they have relatively little to do with tides. Scientists often referredto them as seismic sea waves, far more appropriate in that they do result from undersea seismic activity.Tsunamis are caused when the sea bottom suddenly moves, during an underwater earthquake orvolcano for example, and the water above the moving earth is suddenly displaced. This sudden shift ofwater sets off a series of waves. These waves can travel great distances at speeds close to 700 kilometersper hour. In the open ocean, tsunamis have little noticeable amplitude, often no more than one or two3 meters. It is when they hit the shallow waters near the coast that they increase in height, possibly up to 40meters.Tsunamis often occur in the Pacific because the Pacific is an area of heavy seismic activity.Twoareas of the Pacific well accustomed to the threat of tsunamis are Japan and Hawaii. Because the seismicactivity that causes tsunamis in Japan often occurs on the ocean bottom quite close to the islands, thetsunamis that hit Japan often come with little warning and can, therefore, prove disastrous. Most of thetsunamis that hit the Hawaiian Islands, however, originate thousands of miles away near the coast ofAlaska, so these tsunamis have a much greater distance to travel and the inhabitants of Hawaii generallyhave time for warning of their imminent arrival.Tsunamis are certainly not limited to Japan and Hawaii. In 1755, Europe experienced acalamitous tsunami, when movement along the fault lines near the Azores caused a massive tsunami tosweep onto the Portuguese coast and flood the heavily populated area around Lisbon. The greatesttsunami on record occurred on the other side of the world in 1883 when the Krakatoa volcano underwenta massive explosion, sending waves more than 30 meters high onto nearby Indonesian islands; thetsunami from this volcano actually traveled around the world and was witnessed as far away as theEnglish Channel.1. The paragraph preceding this passage most probably discusses _______.A. underwater earthquakes B. storm surgesC. tidesD. tidal waves2. According to the passage, all of the following are true about tidal waves EXCEPT that _______.A. they are caused by sudden changes in high and low tidesB. this terminology is not used by the scientific communityC. they are the same as tsunamisD. they refer to the same phenomenon as seismic sea waves3. The word “displaced” is closest in meaning to _______.A. movedB. filteredC. locatedD. not pleased4. It can be inferred from the passage that tsunamis _______.A. cause severe damage in the middle of the oceanB. generally reach heights greater than 40 metersC. are far more dangerous on the coast than in the open oceanD. are often identified by ships on the ocean5. Water that is “shallow” is NOT _______.A. deepB. clearC. coastalD. tidal6. A main difference between tsunamis in Japan and in Hawaii is that tsunamis in Japan are morelikely to _______.A. come from greater distancesB. originate in AlaskaC. arrive without warningD. be less of a problem7. The possessive “their” refers to _______.A. the Hawaiian IslandsB. thousands of milesC. these tsunamisD. the inhabitants of Hawaii8. A “calamitous” tsunami is one that is _______.A. at faultB. disastrousC. extremely calmD. expected9. From the expression “on record”, it can be inferred that the tsunami that accompanied theKrakatoa volcano _______.A. was not as strong as the tsunami in LisbonB. might not be the greatest tsunami everC. was filmed as it was happeningD. occurred before efficient records were kept10. The passage suggests that the tsunami resulting from the Krakatoa volcano _______.4 A. was far more destructive close to the source than far awayB. resulted in little damageC. was unobserved outside of the Indonesian islandsD. caused volcanic explosions in the English ChannelII. 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.Students frequently complain (1)___________ studying for hours on (2)________ and then notdoing well in their final exams. Many factors can (3) _________ in poor performances: (4)_________illness or a personal problem. Getting high grades can also put a terrible strain on students (5)_________ don’t want to let their parents down.Can students’ knowledge be judged by a (6) _________exam? Certainly not! If we want to be fair,students ought to be (7) _________on a regular basic. So does that mean more exams? Yes, but (8)_________many written ones. In many countries, student do not have to take written exams (9)_________ they don’t want to, they are (10) _________to take oral ones instead. This seems to be fairerway of assessing understanding, not just testing it.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.Carefully conducted studies that have followed the children of working mothers have not beenable to show any long-term problems, compared with children whose mothers stayed at home. Mypersonal (1) _____ is that mothers should be allowed to work if they wish. Whether we like it or not,there are a number of mothers who just have to work. There are those who have invested such a big partof their lives in establishing a career that they cannot (2) _____ to see it lost. Then there are many whomust work out of pure economic (3) _____. Many mothers are not (4) _____ to be full-time parents. Aftera few months at home with a much beloved infant, they feel trapped and isolated.There are a number of options when it (5) ____ to choosing childcare. These range from childminders and nannies through to Granny or the kind lady across the street. In reality, however, manyparents do not have any choice; they have to accept anything they can get. Be prepared! No (6) _____how good the childcare may be, some children are going to protest wildly if they are left. This is a (7)_____ normal stage of child development. Babies separate well in the first six months, but soon after thatthey start to get a crush on Mum and close family (8) _____. Make sure that in the first week, you allowplenty of time to help your child settle in.All children are different. Some are independent, while others are more (9) _____ to their mothers.Remember that if you want to do the best for your children, it’s not the quantity of time you spend withthem; it’s the (10) _____ that matters.1. A. viewB. ideaC. thoughtD. decision2. A. affordB. decideC. hopeD. expect3. A. reasonB. dutyC. necessityD. task4. A. madeB. cutC. broughtD. born5. A. refersB. concernsC. turnsD. comes6. A. wayB. matterC. surpriseD. exception7. A. perfectlyB. extremelyC. veryD. certainly8. A. peopleB. adultsC. membersD. grown-ups9. A. usedB. attachedC. keenD. fond10. A. qualityB. attitudeC. behaviorD. manner5 PART D: WRITINGI. Rewrite the following sentences without changing their meaning, using the words given. Thesewords must not be changed in any way.1. The reduction in the price of the magazines led to a growth in sales. (RESULT)Sales of the magazines …………………………………….……………….. …………………….2. The bread was not fresh enough for him to eat. (SUCH)It ……………………………………………………………………………… …………………..3. Georgia hasn’t written to me recently. (HEARD)I …………………………………………………………..…………………….. ……………….4. It’s Huong’s job to look after her little brother. (RESPONSIBLE)Huong ……………………………………………………………………… ……………………5. Lucy was very pleased to be given an award. (DELIGHT)Much to ……………………………………………………………………… ……………………6. Dinner will be served immediately upon our arrival at the hotel. (SOON)Dinner will be served ...........................................................................................................................7. Barbara couldn’t sing or dance. (UNABLE)Besides .................................................................................................................................................8. It was careless of you to leave without locking the door. (OUGHT)You .....................................................................................................................................................9. I don’t personally care if they come or not. (MATTER)It doesn’t …………………………………………………………………………………………….10. The concert was not as good as he had hoped. (EXPECTATIONS)The concert failed …………………………………………………………………………………....II. Write an essay to express your opinion on the following statement. Use specific reasons and detailsto support your idea.“Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, ortelephone calls”.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------THE END ------------------6 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi gồm 05 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT 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 ambitious1 PART II. PHONETICSChoose 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. The chemical ____ from cars and factories make the air, water and soil dangerously dirty.A. pollutionB. pollutedC. pollutantsD. pollute2. ____ heat comes from deep inside the earth.A. GeothermalB. SolarC. NuclearD. Hydro3. Most people buy their houses with a loan which they then pay back ____ 25 years.A. overB. duringC. withD. when4. He is very good at ____________ people singing with his guitar.A. makingB. gettingC. accompanyingD. having5. “Shall we go out tonight?” - “_____________”A. Yes, I canB. Yes, we areC. Yes, we goD. Yes, let’s6. All three TV channels provide extensive ____ of sporting events.A. broadcastB. networkC. coverageD. vision7. Your grandfather is rather tired so do not _____ your visit. Let him have a rest.A. prolongB. lengthenC. delayD. shorten8. It was only _____ he told me his surname that I realized that we had been to the sameschool.A. thenB. untilC. as soon asD. when9. He got an excellent grade in his examination _____ the fact that he had not workedparticularly hard.A. on account ofB. because ofC. in spite ofD. although10. My father is an ____________ guitarist.A. accomplishingB. accomplishedC. accomplishD. accomplishmentII. Each sentence below contains 1 mistake. IDENTIFY the mistakes and WRITE THEIRCORRECT FORMS.1. Because the residents had worked so diligent to renovate the old building, the manager had a party.2. John’s wisdom teeth were troubling him, so he went to a dental surgeon to see about having them pull.3. Time spends very slowly when you are waiting for a bus to arrive.4. When she was asked for her opinion on the course, she said it had been a waist of time.5. Hardly the plane had landed when Adam realized that he had left the file that he needed at his office.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. At school today, we had a long discussion _______ the best way to learn a foreign language.4. Raise the gun to your shoulder, aim _______ the target, and try not to kill anyone.5. Would you give up your country cottage __________ a town flat?IV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word.1. IQ stands for ___________quotient. (INTELLIGENT)2. She is extremely ___________of heights and will feel fain when she only on the fifth floor. (FEAR)3. Thomas ___________broke the expensive vase. (ACCIDENT)4. We should cut down the use of ___________ and pesticides for cultivation. (FERTILE)5. __________ to a new environment is a difficult thing for old people. (ADAPT)2 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. called6. A. overB. againstC. throughD. across7. A. interestsB. needsC. purposesD. regards8. A. workB. getC. putD. stand9. A. connectedB. arrangedC. involvedD. affected10. A. limitsB. endsC. frontiersD. 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.3 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. insensitivity5. 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?-----------------THE END----------------4 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC----------------(Đáp án gồm 02 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT không chuyên)Total: 100ptsPART 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. PHONETICSChoose 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. C2. A3. A4. C5. D6. C7. A8. D9. C10. BII. Each sentence below contains 1 mistake. IDENTIFY the mistakes and WRITE THEIRCORRECT FORMS. (5pts)1. diligent => diligently2. pull => pulled3. spends => passes4. waist => waste5. the plane had landed=> had the plane landedIII. Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE. (5pts)1. from2. at/by3. about4. atIV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word. (5pts)1. intelligence2. fearful3. accidentally4. fertilizers5. for5. AdaptationPART 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/ except6. from7. as8. own9. for5. to/until10. orIII. Read the following passage and choose the best answer. (10pts)1. C2. D3. A4. D6. C7. A8. C9. B5. A10. B5 PART V. WRITINGI. Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printedbefore it. (5pts)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 (15pts)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?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------6 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTKÌ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 – THPT NĂM HỌC 2013 - 2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Đề thi dành cho học sinh trường THPT Chuyên)Đề thi gồm: 06 trangPART A: LISTENINGI. You will hear an interview with a marketing director.Complete the notes using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. You will listen to the tapesTWICE.Lecture on (1)_________.Example: Tourism and (2)_________.Common misconception is that marketing indicates (3)_________ in what is being provided.Marketing is actually essential in sustaining (4)__________.Compared to a product, a service is more (5)________ and customers have different (6)________.Aim: offer service beyond hopes of (7)__________.Important toa. keep informedb. (8)_________.One way to achieve this: (9)__________.(10)_________must always be available for any queries and problems.II. You will hear the introduction about a library.Listen and give short answer to the following questions. You will listen to the tapes TWICE.1. How many printed volumes does the Western Bank Library have?2. What must students have if they want to borrow books?3. How long can a registered student keep books?4. Where do students read books with red label?5. How can students keep books for longer?6. What service can help students if they want to reserve the books?7. What should students do every day to view the loans and details of charges?8. What should students do with overdue books?9. How much is the photocopy of Color A4 sheet?10. What is the opening time of the Western Bank Library at weekend?PART B. LEXICO - GRAMMARIII. Choose the best answer from the four options (marked A, B, C, or D) to complete the sentences.1. The school was closed for a month because of a serious ________ of fever.A. outburstB. outbreakC. outsetD. outcome2. To decorate the room, I _______ the help of my roommate.A. draftedB. engagedC. recruitedD. enlisted3. I tried to talk to her, but she was as high as a ________.A. houseB. skyC. kiteD. wall4. Now I am unemployed; I have too much time ________ and don’t know what to do with myself.A. on my handsB. in handC. in my handsD. to hand5. Hats like this may have been fashionable in the 60’s, but now they are_________the times.A. overB. beneathC. behindD. under6. _______ with being so busy both at work and at home, she became increasingly tired and bad –tempered.A. HowB. WhereC. WhichD. What7. – ‘May I smoke?’1 - ‘_________’A. Go ahead!B. What suits you?C. Accommodate yourself!D. You are free.8. _________, the whole family slept soundly.A. Hot though the night air wasB. Hot though was the night airC. Hot although the night air wasD. Hot although was the night air9. Not only ________ a good physician but also a talented violist.A. she is famous asB. is she known asC. she appears to beD. appears as she is10. – Cheer up! It might never happen!- __________.A. It’s so very unlikely, isn’t it?B. What do you think?C. It already has.D. That was the last thing I did.11. Of course, I will play the piano at the party but I’m a little ________.A. out of useB. out of practiceC. out of reachD. out of turn12. Where’s that _______ dress that your grandma gave you?A. pink, long, lovely, silkB. lovely, long, pink, silkC. lovely, pink, long, silkD. long, pink, silk, lovely13. _________ air is essential to man, so is water to fish.A. AsB. JustC. SinceD. Like14. Having selected to represent the Association of American Engineers at the InternationalConvention, _________.A. the members applauded himB. a speech had to be given by himC. the members congratulated himD. he gave a short acceptance speech15. We _______ wandering about without any food.A. hungeredB. made hungryC. had been hungryD. got hungry16. James was ________ upset after being rejected in love.A. stronglyB. hardlyC. deeplyD. highly17. The company have to _______ways of reducing costs.A. take inB, think overC. lookD. work out18. Don’t take any _______ of Mike – he’s always rude to everyone.A. noticeB. viewC. attentionD. sight19. Before you sign the contract, ________ in mind that you won’t be able to change anything later.A. holdB. bearC. retainD. reserve20. Does that name _________ to you?A. ring a bellB. break the iceC. foot the billD. fall into placeIV. Complete the following sentences with one preposition/particle for each blank.1. Kate fell _______ with her boyfriend and they stopped seeing each other.2. She would just sit in her chair, dreaming her life ________.3. I’ve taken this watch _______ pieces, and now I can’t put it together again.4. I went to the library, but the book I wanted was out _______ loan.5. Sorry I’m late. Something cropped _________ at the office.6. I’m sure my brother will never get married because he hates the feeling of being tied _____.7. Deborah is going to take extra lessons to catch up______ what she missed why she was away.8. I don’t think anyone understood what I was saying at the meeting. I failed to get my point _______9. Jane’s very modest, always playing ________ her success.10. Check the bottles carefully to make sure they have not been tampered________.V. Complete the following passage with the correct forms of the given words.2 ACCESSIMMERSEAPPEARINFANTCOMMITINSTITUTEDENYLONELYEXCLUDESEEOne of the most challenging aspects of the science anthropology comes from its fieldwork.Certainly, in its (1)________ as a profession, anthropology was distinguished by its concentration onso-called primary societies in which social (2)________ appear to be fairly limited and socialinteraction to be conducted almost (3)_________ face – to – face. Such societies, it was felt, providedanthropologists with a valuable (4)________into the workings of society that contrasted with the manycomplexities of more highly developed societies. There was also a sense that the way of liferepresented by these smaller societies were rapidly (5)________and that preserving a record of themwas a matter of some urgency.The (6)________ of anthropologists to the first – hand collection of data led them to some ofthe most (7)________ places on earth. Most often they worked alone. Such lack of contact with otherpeople created feelings of intense (8)________ in some anthropologists, especially in the early stagesof fieldwork. Nevertheless, this process of (9)________ in a totally alien culture continues to attractmen and women to anthropology, and is (10)_________ the most effective way of understanding indepth how other people see the world.PART C. READINGVI. Read the following passage and choose the options among A, B, C or D that best completethe blanks.Stressful situations that (1)________ almost everyday in life seem to be unavoidable.However, we can do little sometimes to avoid a misfortune or an unpleasant occurrence which may(2)________ us unexpectedly as only it can. At such a moment, one may hit the (3)_______, give into the helplessness of the situation or, ideally, put a brave face on it trying to (4)_________ the burden.Can you (5)_________ in your mind an hour spent in a traffic jam, say, this morning? Do youlight one cigarette after another? Do you sound the horn every few seconds like the other neurotics? Ordo you take a different (6)________ and make good use of the time drawing up a schedule for the daysto come? To withstand the stressful moment you can also do a crossword puzzle, listen to yourfavorite music or even compose a menu for your Sunday dinner.In fact, whatever way you (7)________ to the annoying situation, you can exert no impact on itas the traffic jam will only reduce in due (8)_________. Nevertheless, your reaction mightconsiderably influence your mood for the rest of the day. The inability to confront a stressfuloccurrence like that with a deal of composure and sensibility adds much more strain to your life and inthis way puts your well – being in (9)_________. Surprisingly, it is seemingly negligible hardships westumble on daily that run double the risk of developing serious health disorders rather than our isolatedtragedies however painful they may be. (10)_______that so many of those wretched stresses andinducing troubles affect us in a day, we should, at best, try to avoid them or possibly make radicalalterations in the way we lead our daily lifestyles.1. A. deviseB. createC. originateD. emerge2. A. ariseB. happenC. befallD. occur3. A. postB. roofC. bottomD. wall4. A. subsistB. remainC. cowD. bear5. A. envisionB. observeC. pictureD. image6. A. mannerB. stanceC. practiceD. mode7. A. strikeB. dealC. respondD. challege8. A. termB. courseC. timingD. period9. A. riskB. weaknessC. insecurityD. jeopardy10. A. ProvidingB. GivenC. HenceD. As muchVII. Read the text and then answer the questions 1 – 5 by choosing A, B, C or D.3 Federal Express is a company that specializes in rapid overnight delivery of high-prioritypackages. The first company of its type, Federal Express was founded by the youthful Fred Smith in1971, when he was only 28 years old. Smith had actually developed the idea for the rapid deliveryservice in a term paper for an economics class when he was a student at Yale University. The termpaper reputedly received a less – than – stellar grade because of the infeasibility of the project thatSmith had outlined. The model that Smith proposed had never been tried; it was a model that wasefficient to operate but at the same time was very difficult to institute.Smith achieved efficiency in his model by designing a system that was separate from thepassenger system and could, therefore, focus on how to deliver packages most efficiently. His strategywas to own his own planes so that he could create his own schedules and to ship all packages throughthe hug city of Memphis, a set – up which resembles the spokes on the wheel of a bicycle. With thiscombination of his own planes and hub set – up, he could get packages anywhere in the United Statesovernight.What made Smith’s idea difficult to institute was the fact that the entire system had to becreated before the company could begin operations. He needed a fleet of aircraft to collect packagesfrom airports every night and deliver them to Memphis, where they were immediately sorted andflown out to their new destinations; he needed a fleet of trucks to deliver packages to and from thevarious airport; he needed facilities and trained staff all in place to handle the operation. Smith had a$4 million inheritance from his father, and he managed to raise an additional $91 million dollars fromventure capitalists to get the company operating.When Federal Express began service in 1973 in 25 cities, the company was not an immediatesuccess, but success did come within a relatively short period of time. The company lost $29 millionin the first 26 months of operations. However, the tide was to turn relatively quickly. By late 1976,Federal Express was carrying an average of 19,000 packages per night and had made a profit of $36million.1. The word developed in paragraph 1 could be replaced byA. come up withB. come aboutC. come acrossD. come into2. What was a key idea of Smith’s?A. That he should focus on passenger service.B. That package delivery should be separate from passenger service.C. That packages could be delivered on other companies’ planes.D. That passenger service had to be efficient.3. A hug city in paragraph 2 isA. a large city with small cities as destinations.B. a city that is the final destination for many routes.C. a city where many bicycle routes begin.D. a centralized city with destinations emanating from it.4. It can be inferred from the passage that Smith selected Memphis as his hub city because itA. was near the middle of the country.B. had a large number of passenger aircraftC. already had a large package delivery service.D. was a favorite passenger airport.5. Which paragraph explains what made Smith’s model effective?A. The first paragraphB. The second paragraphC. The third paragraphD. The last paragraphVIII. Complete the following passage by choosing one sentence from A to H for each blank.There are more options than needed.In 1642, a law was passed in Virginia saying that tobacco was to be the only currency in thecolony and although a form of paper money was introduced later, tobacco remained the basis of the4 Virginia currency for over a century. This is not strange as it might seem. (1)_________. Back inprehistoric times, sharp stones for making axes were used as money by Stone Age people. This isunderstandable because they were about the only useful tools that existed at that time. Later, whenmetal became more widely used, pieces of bronze were made into small knives, shirts or spades, andthese could be exchanged for the objects the represented.In more recent times, some of the most varied items have been used as money, such as dogs’teeth in New Guinea or whales’ teeth ins the Pacific Island. But the greatest success story amongstrange currencies was undoubtedly cowrie shells, which for many centuries were accepted as paymentthroughout much of Africa and Asia.(2)_________. This had been used in some parts of the world for well over a thousand years.Paper was invented by a Chinese government minister, T’sai Lun in AD 105. So it is not surprisingthat China also introduced the first paper currency in about AD 650. This worked very well, and whenthe famous traveler Marco Polo visited the empire from 1275 to 1292, during the rule of Kublai Khan,he marved at its sophisticated use throughout the emperor’s lands.One of the most successful forms of currency was invented during the rule of the Chineseemperor Wu Ti. When he found himself short of cash, he made a plan to raise money from his wealthynoblemen. First of all, the emperor collected all the white deer in the country and kept them in a royalpark. Then he passed a law saying that those who wanted to come to the emperor’s court must wearwhite masks made of deer skin. (3)________. In time, the noblemen who had bought masks wouldoffer to sell them to colleagues in return of goods and services, and in this way the deerskins became atype of currency.In contrast, one of the least successful currencies of all time was the German mark in the1920s. (4)_________. At the height of the crisis, when all the inhabitant of Berlin went into a localcafe and ordered a coffee priced at 5,000 marks, by the time he came to pay the bill, it had risen to8,000 marks. Prices were rising at 60 percent an hour. In the end the currency became completelyworthless. (6)_______. This, of course, was the system that had been used thousands of years ago,long before money was invented.A. The government had made the mistake of printing more and more paper money and as a r/esult themoney became worth less and less.B. The gorvenment later introduced exchange rates, which made it possible for people to buy and sellcurrencies from the three countries.C. They had no option but to start once again exchanging goods and services with each other, and toforget about money.D. These could, of course, only be bought from him, and since he controlled their supply, he couldchange fantastic prices for them.E. In the French Sudan, they remained an acceptable currency for paying taxes until 1907, when theyfinally gave way to paper.F. History shows that almost anything can become money provided that it is relatively scarce andpeople want it.IX. Complete the following passage by filling one word for each blank.If there is just one single thing more astonishing than the ability of the adult human being totalk, it is the process by which someone learns to do this. Some parts of the process are still(1)________ much a closed book, but it is for the (2)_________ part possible to describe what the5 child is doing at various stages in its development, even if we cannot account (3)________ howexactly it learns to do these things.In fact, research carried out by various linguists has (4)_________ rise to as many theories asthere are differences in the rate of development. A baby actually makes sounds from the moment it isborn, but for some time these are rather far removed (5)_________ articulate speech. In something likea year, a baby will probably be at a stage where one or two syllables represent the peak of itsachievement as a speaker; one more year and it will be (6)_______ out with short phrases, and afterthis it seems (7)________ time at all before the child is capable of uttering complete sentences.Despite being a truly remarkable feat of learning, this is one that is performed by the vast(8)_________ of human beings. Complex operations are brought (9)________ play in these dealingwith speech and language; the key (10)_______ in brain work, though tongue – work and ear – workplay a part in the whole process.PART D. WRITINGX. Rewrite each sentence so that it contains the word/phrase in capitals, and so that the meaningstays the same.1. Please excuse Jane’s poor typing; she’s only been learning for a month.ALLOWANCES2. This is the procedure.FOLLOWS3. I just didn’t know what to say.LOST4. Alison bought the big house because she wanted to open a hotel.VIEW5. We decided to spend the afternoon exploring the shopLOOKINGXI. With 250-300 words, write about the following topic:Increasing the price of petrol is the best way to solve growing traffic and pollution problems.To what extent do you agree or disagree? What other measures do you think might be effective?Give reasons for your answer with relevant examples from your knowledge and experience.------------THE END-------------6 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ ĐỀ XUẤTKÌ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 – THPT NĂM HỌC 2013 - 2014HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Đề thi dành cho học sinh trường THPT Chuyên)PART A – LISTENING (2.0 PT)I. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. services marketing2. legal advice3. weakness4. customer numbers5. intangible6. expectations7. clients8. constantly improve9. conduct surveys10. A representativeII. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. over / more than 1,300,0002. Univerisity Library UCard3. four weeks4. closed Reserved Room5. renewing6. Reservation System Service7. check library account8. pay fine9. 50 pounds10. 9 a.m – 6 p.mPART B. LEXICO - GRAMMAR (2.5 PT)III. 1.0 pt (0.05/item)1. B2. D3. C6. D7. A8. A11. B12. B13. A16. C17. D18. A4. A9. B14. D19. B5. C10. C15. D20. AIV. 0.5 pt (0.05/item)1. out2. away6. down7. on3. to8. across4. on9. down5. up10. withV. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. infancy2. institutions6. commitment7. inaccessible3. exclusively8. loneliness4. insight9. immersion5. disappearing10. undeniable2. C7. C3. B8. B4. D9. D5. A10. BVII. 0.5 pt (0.1/item)1. A2. B3. D4. A5. BVIII. 0.5 pt (0.1/item)1. F2. E3. D4. A5. CIX. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. very/pretty2. most6. coming7. no3. for8. majority4. given9. into5.. from10. liesPART C. READING (3.0 PT)VI. 1.0 pt (0.1/item)1. D6. B7 PART D. WRITING (2.5 PT)X. 0.5 pt (0.1/item)1. Please make allowances for Jane’s poor typing; she’s only been learning for a month.2. The procedure is as follows.3. I was lost for words.4. Alison bought a big house with a view to opening a hotel.5. We decided to spend the afternoon looking around the shop.XI. 2.0 pt.- The writing passage should be well-organized: introduction, body and ending of the passage: 0.25 pt- The ideas should be clarified with relevant and specific examples: 1 pt- The writing passage is supposed to be free of grammatical and spelling errors: 0.75 pt8 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi gồm 04 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT 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 ambitious1 PART II. PHONETICSChoose 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. The chemical ____ from cars and factories make the air, water and soil dangerously dirty.A. pollutionB. pollutedC. pollutantsD. pollute2. ____ heat comes from deep inside the earth.A. GeothermalB. SolarC. NuclearD. Hydro3. Most people buy their houses with a loan which they then pay back ____ 25 years.A. overB. duringC. withD. when4. He is very good at ____________ people singing with his guitar.A. makingB. gettingC. accompanyingD. having5. “Shall we go out tonight?” - “_____________”A. Yes, I canB. Yes, we areC. Yes, we goD. Yes, let’s6. All three TV channels provide extensive ____ of sporting events.A. broadcastB. networkC. coverageD. vision7. Your grandfather is rather tired so do not _____ your visit. Let him have a rest.A. prolongB. lengthenC. delayD. shorten8. It was only _____ he told me his surname that I realized that we had been to the sameschool.A. thenB. untilC. as soon asD. when9. He got an excellent grade in his examination _____ the fact that he had not workedparticularly hard.A. on account ofB. because ofC. in spite ofD. although10. My father is an ____________ guitarist.A. accomplishingB. accomplishedC. accomplishD. accomplishmentII. Each sentence below contains 1 mistake. IDENTIFY the mistakes and WRITE THEIRCORRECT FORMS.1. Because the residents had worked so diligent to renovate the old building, the manager had a party.2. John’s wisdom teeth were troubling him, so he went to a dental surgeon to see about having them pull.3. Time spends very slowly when you are waiting for a bus to arrive.4. When she was asked for her opinion on the course, she said it had been a waist of time.5. Hardly the plane had landed when Adam realized that he had left the file that he needed at his office.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. At school today, we had a long discussion _______ the best way to learn a foreign language.4. Raise the gun to your shoulder, aim _______ the target, and try not to kill anyone.5. Would you give up your country cottage __________ a town flat?IV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word.1. IQ stands for ___________quotient. (INTELLIGENT)2. She is extremely ___________of heights and will feel fain when she only on the fifth floor. (FEAR)3. Thomas ___________broke the expensive vase. (ACCIDENT)4. We should cut down the use of ___________ and pesticides for cultivation. (FERTILE)5. __________ to a new environment is a difficult thing for old people. (ADAPT)2 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. called6. A. overB. againstC. throughD. across7. A. interestsB. needsC. purposesD. regards8. A. workB. getC. putD. stand9. A. connectedB. arrangedC. involvedD. affected10. A. limitsB. endsC. frontiersD. 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.3 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. insensitivity5. 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?-----------------THE END----------------4 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC----------------(Đáp án gồm 02 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 THPT NĂM HỌC 2013-2014HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN: TIẾNG ANH(Dành cho học sinh THPT không chuyên)Total: 100ptsPART 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. PHONETICSChoose 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. C2. A3. A4. C5. D6. C7. A8. D9. C10. BII. Each sentence below contains 1 mistake. IDENTIFY the mistakes and WRITE THEIRCORRECT FORMS. (5pts)1. diligent => diligently2. pull => pulled3. spends => passes4. waist => waste5. the plane had landed=> had the plane landedIII. Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE. (5pts)1. from2. at/by3. about4. atIV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word. (5pts)1. intelligence2. fearful3. accidentally4. fertilizers5. for5. AdaptationPART 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/ except6. from7. as8. own9. for5. to/until10. orIII. Read the following passage and choose the best answer. (10pts)1. C2. D3. A4. D6. C7. A8. C9. B5. A10. B5 PART V. WRITINGI. Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printedbefore it. (5pts)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 (15pts)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?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------6 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚCĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC(Đề thi gồm 05 trang)KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 11 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 ambitious1 PART II. PHONETICSChoose 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. The chemical ____ from cars and factories make the air, water and soil dangerously dirty.A. pollutionB. pollutedC. pollutantsD. pollute2. ____ heat comes from deep inside the earth.A. GeothermalB. SolarC. NuclearD. Hydro3. My father is an ____________ guitarist.A. accomplishingB. accomplishedC. accomplishD. accomplishment4. He is very good at ____________ people singing with his guitar.A. makingB. gettingC. accompanyingD. having5. “Shall we go out tonight?” - “_____________”A. Yes, I canB. Yes, we areC. Yes, we goD. Yes, let’s6. All three TV channels provide extensive ____ of sporting events.A. broadcastB. networkC. coverageD. vision7. Your grandfather is rather tired so do not _____ your visit. Let him have a rest.A. prolongB. lengthenC. delayD. shorten8. It was only _____ he told me his surname that I realized that we had been to the sameschool.A. thenB. untilC. as soon asD. when9. He got an excellent grade in his examination _____ the fact that he had not workedparticularly hard.A. on account ofB. because ofC. in spite ofD. although10. Most people buy their houses with a loan which they then pay back ____ 25 years.A. overB. duringC. withD. whenII. Each line in the passage below contains one mistake. IDENTIFY the mistakes and WRITETHEIR CORRECT FORMS. (some have been done as examples for you)Line 0: inhabit => inhabitingLine 1: of=> fromLine 4: deserts=> desertLine 00: hot => heatLine 3: what=> whichLine 7: up=> downLine 10: absorb=> is asorbedLarge animals inhabit the desert have evolved adaptations for Line 0reducing the effects of extreme hot. One adaptation is to be light in color, Line 00and to reflect the Sun's rays. Desert mammals also depart of the normal Line 1mammalian practice of maintaining a constantly body temperature. Instead Line 2of trying to keep down the body temperature inside the body, what would Line 3involve the expenditure of water and energy, deserts mammals allow their Line 4temperatures rise to what would normally be fever height, and temperatures Line 5as high as 46 degree Celsius have been measured in Grant's gazelles. The Line 6overheated body cools up during the cold desert night, and indeed the Line 7temperature may fall unusual low by dawn, as low as 34 degrees Celsius in Line 82 the camel. This is a advantage since the heat of the first few hours of Line 9daylight absorb in warming up the body.Line 10III. 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. At school today, we had a long discussion _______ the best way to learn a foreign language.4. Raise the gun to your shoulder, aim _______ the target, and try not to kill anyone.5. Would you give up your country cottage __________ a town flat?IV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word.1. IQ stand for ___________quotient (INTELLIGENT)2. She is extremely ___________of heights and will feel fain when she only on the fifth floor. (FEAR)3. Thomas ___________broke the expensive vase. (ACCIDENT)4. We should cut down the use of ___________ and pesticides for cultivation. (FERTILE)5. The ___________ are concerned about the deforestation and killing rare animals. (ENVIRONMENT)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. called6. A. overB. againstC. throughD. across7. A. interestsB. needsC. purposesD. regards8. A. workB. getC. putD. stand9. A. connectedB. arrangedC. involvedD. affected10. A. limitsB. endsC. frontiersD. 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 a3 bright, 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. insensitivity5. 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 toward4 9. 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 200 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……………………5 SỞ GD&ĐT VĨNH PHÚC----------------(Đáp án gồm 02 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: 100ptsPART 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. PHONETICSChoose 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. C2. A3. B4. C5. D6. C7. A8. D9. C10. AII. Each sentence below contains 1 mistake. IDENTIFY the mistakes and WRITE THEIRCORRECT FORMS. (5pts)Line 2: constantly => constantLine 5: rise => to riseLine 6: degree => degreesLine 8: unusual => unusuallyLine 9: a => anIII. Fill in each blank with a suitable PREPOSITION or PARTICLE. (5pts)1. from2. at/by3. about4. atIV. Write the correct FORM of each bracketed word. (5pts)1. intelligence2. fearful3. accidentally4. fertilizers5. for5. environmentalistsPART 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/ except6. from7. as8. own9. for5. to/until10. orIII. Read the following passage and choose the best answer. (10pts)1. C2. D3. A4. D6. C7. A8. C9. B5. A10. B6 PART V. WRITINGI. Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printedbefore it. (5pts)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 200 words) about the following topic (15pts)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 schemeTh