ĐỀ THI KHẢO SÁT CHẤT LƯỢNG GIỮA HKII
NĂM HỌC 2014– 2015
Môn thi: Anh Văn - Lớp: 9
Thời gian: 60 phút (không kể thời gian phát đề)
Read the passage below and choose one correct answer for each question:
Almost all our energy comes from oil, coal, and natural gas. We call them fossil fuels. The earth’s fossil fuels are running out. What will happen when there is no coal, oil and gas on earth?
Scientists are trying to find and use other alternative sources of energy. We can use energy from the sun, the wind, and the water.
Solar energy is unlimited. The sun supplies all the energy used to grow plants, to evaporate water for rain, and to maintain the temperature of the planet. All are necessary for human life. If we are able to collect solar energy, we will be sure to have this abundant source of power.
Another source of energy from nature is the wind which is clean and plentiful. Energy from the wind has been used for centuries to move ships, grind grain, pump water and do other forms of work. In recent time, wind has been used to generate electricity.
Water can also provide power. For a long time, people have used water to power machines. Some early uses of water were to mill grain, saw wood and power machinery for the textile industry. Today water is mostly used to generate electricity.
1. We are asking the question “What will happen when there is no oil, coal, and gas on earth?” Because……………………………………………………………………………
A. we are looking for other alternative sources of energy
In Western countries, electricity, gas, and water are not luxuries (5)________ necessities. Companies now realize that consumers want (6)________that will not only work effectively, but also save money .
For most North American households, lighting accounts for 10 percent to 15 percent of the electricity (7)________ .
However, this amount can be reduced by replacing an ordinary 100-watt light bulb with an energy-saving bulb. These bulbs use a quarter of the (8)________of standard bulbs and last eight times (9)________ . Therefore consumers can save about US$7 to US$21 per bulbs…
5. A. if B. and C. or D. but
6. A. presents B. things C. products D. machines
7. A. bill B. menu C. payment D. book
8. A. electricity B. electric C. electrnonics D. electrician
9. A. long B. longer C. longest D. longer than
*Read text carefully, and then choose the correct answer
More than two hundred years ago, the term “environmental pollution” was quite strange to people, they lived healthily, drank pure water, and breathed fresh air. Nowadays, the situation is quite different. People all over the world are worried about things that are happening to the environment. Actually it is man that is destroying the surroundings with many kinds of wastes. Everybody knows that motorbikes and cars emit dangerous gases that cause poisonous air and cancer, but no one wants to travel on foot or by bicycle. Manufacturers know that wastes from factories make water and soil polluted, but they do not want to spend a lot of their money on treating the wastes safely. Scattering garbage is bad for our health, but no one wants to spend time burying it. Is it worth talking a lot about pollution?
10. More than two hundred years ago
A. the environment was polluted as much as it is today
B. people knew almost nothing about environmental pollution
C. air was polluted badly
D. people faced up to pollution
11. Nowadays, many people are concerned about
A. the poisonous air B. the polluted water
C. the wastes from the factories D. the environmental pollution
12. According to the passage, people know that motorbikes and cars emit dangerous gases