PART I : LISTENING COMPREHENSION : ( 2.0 pts )
Question 1 : Listen to the passage then state whether the following sentences are TRUE or FALSE. The passage will be read twice :
April Fool’s Day is only kept in Britain and the United States.
April Fool’s Day was started in the beginning of the 13th century.
On April Fool’s Day, people tell others false things or play jokes to make them laugh.
April Fool’s Day is only played on April 1st.
Question 2 : Listen to the passage then pick out ONE best option ( A,B,C or D ) to complete each sentence. The passage will be read twice :
Most people are familiar with lotus because :
it is the biggest water plant.
it is planted in the Botanic Gardens.
it is beautiful and useful.
it is planted everywhere in the countryside.
The lotus flower :
is always pink.
may have various colours when it is cultivated.
is not used in Singapore.
is less valuable than its edible products.
Which kind of plant has its leaves floating on top of the water ?
A. Water-lily B. Lotus
C. Both of lotus and water-lily D. none of them
4. Which kind of plant has smaller flowers and less variety of colours ?
A. Wild lotus B. Cultivated lotus
C. Cultivated water-lily D. Wild water-lily
PART II : READING COMPREHENSION : ( 6.0 pts )
Question 3 : Read the passage below then state whether the following sentences are TRUE or FALSE :
TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS
Every nation and every country has its own customs and traditions. In Britain, traditions play a more important part in the life of the people than in other countries.
Englishmen are proud of their traditions and carefully keep them up. It has been the law for about three hundred years that all the theatres are closed on Sundays. No letters are delivered, only a few Sunday papers are published.
To this day, an English family prefers a house with a garden to a flat in a modern house with central heating. English people like gardens. Sometimes the garden in front of the house is a little square covered with cement painted green in imitation of grass and a box of flowers.
Holidays are especially rich in old traditions and are different in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. Christmas is a great English national holiday, and in Scotland it is not kept at all, except by clerks in banks; all the shops, mills and factories are working. But six days later, on New Year’s Eve the Scotch begin to enjoy themselves. All the shops, mills and factories are closed on New Year’s Day. People invite their friends to their houses and “ sit the Old Year out and the New Year in”. When the clock begins to strike twelves, the head of the family goes to the entrance door, opens it wide and holds it until the last stroke. Then he shuts the door. He has let the Old Year out and the New Year in. Now greetings and small presents are offered.
A new national tradition was born in Britain. Every year, a large number of ancient motor-cars and motor-cycles__ sometimes described as Old Crocks__drive from London to Brighton. “Crocks” means something or someone who is “ crocked up”__broken down and in bad condition. Englishmen keep up the old veterans. Veteran cars are those which were made before the year 1904. Some cars look very funny,some are steered by a bar, like a boat. Some cars are driven by steam-engines ( by boiling water and not by petrol ). This run from London to Brighton is a colourful demonstration. People are dressed in the clothes of those times. The cars start from Hyde Park only in the morning, the oldest cars are leading. It is not a race, and most of the cars come to Brighton, which is sixty miles from London, only in the evening. This demonstration takes place on the day of the announcement of the law in 1896 which said that a man with a red flag must walk in front of every motor-car when it moved along the streets. These were the early days of motor-cars and people were afraid of them.
In Britain, traditions are very important in the life of people.
Englishmen have always changed their traditions.
English families prefer living in modern flats to in houses with gardens.
Christmas is the biggest holiday in Scotland.
People in Britain like celebrating “ sit the Old Year out and the New Year in”.
A demonstration of ancient motor-cars and motor-cycles is held in England every year.
This is a national race for ancient motor-cars and motor-cycles from London to Brighton.
On the early days of motor-cars, drivers had to wear red clothes when driving their cars.
Question 4 : These announcements appear at some places only. Match each announcement ( 1 – 8 ) with a proper place ( A – J ) where it usually appears :
No smoking – Inflamable !
Keep out of reach of children
For over 18 years old only
No smoking – Fasten your seat belt
Be aware of bears !
Dangerous ! High voltage !
No picture allowed
In a school-yard
B. On an airplane
C. At a gas station
On the fence of a military base
On a box or bottle of medicine
At the gate of a supermarket
In a hospital
On electric posts
At the entrance of forest
At movie or cinema halls
Question 5 : Fill in each numbered blank with ONE word chosen from the list below to complete the meaning of the passage :
Baked , single , rich , restaurants , besides , includes , leaves , they , children , favourite
BIRTHDAYS IN ENGLAND
Birthdays are celebrated with friends and family, and are usually geared towards children although adults also enjoy celebrating their birthdays. A lot of people who have young…( 1 )... no longer have birthday parties at home.Now they go to fast-food…( 2 )… like McDonald’s or Wacky Warehouse because children’s playgrounds are there. Also …( 3 )…hold them in pubs or community centers which can hold more guests.
Food served at these parties usually…( 4 )…a birthday cake, which is sometimes called “ Fortune Telling Cake” because small charms are mixed into the batter before the cake is.. .( 5 )…These little objects all have symbolic meanings. For instance, a slice of cake with a coin in it means you will be…( 6 )….Trifle, sausage rolls, cheese and pineapple on a stick, cocktail sausages and sandwiches are other…( 7 )…party foods. Today’s popular birthday gifts might be computer games like Nintendo, Sony or Sega…( 8 )…the traditional gifts of books or clothing or money.
PART III : GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY : ( 8.0 pts )
Question 6 :
Pick out ONE word that has the underlined syllable pronounced differently from the others in each case :
Question 7 : Write the verbs in the numbered brackets into its correct tense and form :
Tam is a good student in English at a Lower Secondary School in Tien giang. Three months ago, she…( 1.take part )…in an English exam for grade 9 students and …( 2.choose ) …as an excellent student…( 3.attend )…the Upper Secondary School in Singapore next school-year. The exam…( 4.organize )…in Ho Chi Minh City for more than 50 students from provinces in the South of Viet Nam. During the exam, she…( 5.have to )…do a lot of written test, listening test, and especially an oral test. An Englishman…( 6.ask )…her many questions and she answered him immediately. Her teacher at home…( 7. train )…her a lot on spoken English, however, she felt a bit excited because she…( 8. never speak )…with a foreigner before.
Question 8 : Fill in each blank in these sentences with the suitable form of the words in
Tourists are pleased with________food of the South. ( region )
These films are not good for children. There are lots of_______.( violent )
Her uncle is a famous_________.( linguistics )
The ________monument was built in the center of the city.( impress )
These works have been________for many centuries.( collection )
It is very hard for us to understand his explanation. It is________( logical )
The boy was very______. He saved four of his friends from the strong flood. ( encourage )
Presents were divided _______to all children. One bag of toys to every child. ( equal )
Question 9 : Rewrite these sentences, beginning with the words given in such a way that they remain the same meaning as the old ones :
The last time Henry smoked a cigarette was in 2005.
Jack is stopped by the police because he passes the speed limit.
Bill and Peter are too young to ride motor-cycles.
Bill and Peter are not………..
The flood was so high that they had to live on the roofs.
It was such………..
This winter is colder than the last winter.
The last winter…………
People all over the country have helped the poor people in the flood region.
The poor people………
It’s cold in the morning, so the children go to school in heavy clothes.
David has read a lot of books, however, he cannot find a good solution.
PART IV :WRITING ( 4.0 pts )
Question 10 : Write a short passage of argument ( about 100- 120 words ) to persuade your friends to go to school by bicycle. ( while some students like going to school by motor-cycle)
Question 11 : Your classmates are having a discussion on “ What should we do to protect the environment?”. Rewrite the conversation in about 15- 20 conversational exchanges.
UBND TỈNH TIỀN GIANG CỘNG HÒA XÃ HỘI CHỦ NGHĨA VIỆT NAM
SỞ GIÁO DỤC& ĐÀO TẠO Độc lập - Tự do - Hạnh phúc
HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM MÔN ANH VĂN ( ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC )ĐỂ SỐ 10 KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 9 DỰ THI CẤP TỈNH
Khóa ngày 22 tháng 01 năm 2008
PHẦN I : NGHE HIỂU : 2.0 điểm
Câu hỏi 1 : Nghe, chọn câu TRUE/ FALSE : 1.0 điểm, mỗi câu chọn đúng : 0.25 đ
1. False 2. False 3. True 4. True
Câu hỏi 2 : Nghe, chọn thông tin đúng : 1.0 điểm, mỗi câu đúng : 0.25 đ
C 2. B 3. A 4. D
PHẦN II : ĐỌC HIỂU : 6.0 điểm
Câu hỏi 3: Xác định câu TRUE / FALSE: 2.0 điểm, mỗi câu đúng : 0.25 đ
1. True 2. False 3. False 4. False
5. True 6. True 7. False 8. False
Câu hỏi 4: Ghép đôi biển báo và vị trí xuất hiện: 2.0 điểm, mỗi cặp ghép đúng : 0.25 đ
1. C 2. G 3. E 4. J
5. B 6. I 7. H 8. D
Câu hỏi 5: Chọn từ thích hợp điền khuyết hoàn chỉnh bài văn: 2.0 điểm, mõi từ điền đúng:
1. children 2. restaurants 3. they 4. includes
5. baked 6. rich 7. favourite 8. besides
PHẦN II : TỪ VỰNG VÀ NGỮ PHÁP : 8.0 điểm
Câu hỏi 6 :
1. Chọn 1 từ có vần gạch chân được đọc khác với các từ còn lại : 1.0 điểm, mỗi từ chọn
đúng : 0.25 đ
a). sugar b) dormitory c) champagne d) closed
2. Chọn từ khác chủ đề hoặc tự loại với các từ khác :1.0 điểm, mỗi từ chọn đúng: 0.25đ
a) embroider b) publish c) crocodile d) vineyard
Câu hỏi 7 : Viết động từ trong đoạn văn ở đúng thì và thể : 2.0 điểm, mỗi động từ viết đúng :
1. took part 2. was chosen 3. to attend 4. was organized
5. had to 6. asked 7. had trained 8. had never spoken
Câu hỏi 8 : Tìm dạng thích hợp của từ, điền hoàn chỉnh câu:2.0 điểm, mỗi câu làm
đúng: 0.25 đ
1. regional 2. violence
3. linguist/ linguistician 4. impressive
5. collected 6. illogical
7. courageous 8. equally
Câu hỏi 9 :Viết chuyển đổi câu, bắt đầu với từ cho sẳn: 2.0 điểm, mỗi câu viết đúng : 0.25 đ
Henry hasn’t smoked any cigarette since 2005.
If Jack didn’t pass the speed limit, he wouldn’t be stopped by the police.
Bill and Peter are not old enough to ride motor-cycles.
It was such a high flood that they had to live on the roofs.
The last winter is/was not so/as cold as this winter.
Or: The last winter is/was warmer than this winter.
The poor people in the flood region have been helped by people all over the country.
Because of the cold morning, children go to school in heavy clothes.
Although David has read a lot of books, he cannot find a good solution
PHẦN IV: VIẾT : 4.0 điểm
Câu hỏi 10: Viết một đoạn văn nghị luận để thuyết phục bạn đi học bằng xe đạp.
Ý tưởng : 1.0 điểm : Nêu lên được những ưu điểm của việc đi học bằng xe đạp như : phương tiện rèn luyện sức khỏe tốt, ít tốn kém , không ô nhiểm môi trường, an toàn giao thông ( học sinh không được phép đi xe gắn máy), có thể ngắm cảnh hoặc trò chuyện với bạn trong khi đang đi…..
Kỹ thuật : 1.0 điểm : Viết được đoạn văn dài khoãng 100 – 120 từ, có bố cục rõ ràng, trình bày các ưu điểm dưới dạng nghị luận : Firstly…, Next…, Besides…, Finally….
Câu văn viết đúng ngữ pháp, dùng từ chính xác, phong phú.
Tùy mức độ học sinh viết được, giám khảo dựa vào thang điểm để quyết định.
Câu hỏi 11: Viết một đoạn hội thoại nói về những việc chúng ta phải làm để bảo vệ môi
Ý tưởng: 1.0 điểm : Nêu ra được các việc chúng ta cần làm để bảo vệ môi trường
như: thu gom rác, không thải rác bừa bải ( quét dọn, đặt thùng rác nơi công cộng )
bảo vệ không làm ô nhiểm nguồn nước ( không vứt rác, xả nước thải chưa xử lý vào
nguồn nước ), bảo vệ, giảm làm ô nhiểm không khí ( đi xe đạp, đi phương tiện công
cộng, không đốt rác…), thu gom, tái chế các phế liệu như giấy vụn, chai, lon…,
tuyên truyền, vận động những người khác cùng bảo vệ môi trường.
Kỹ thuật : 1.0 điểm : Viết đoạn văn dưới dạng hội thoại, dài khoãng 15 – 20 câu trao đổi, câu đối thoại tự nhiên, dùng từ phong phú ,chính xác. Nếu viết dưới dạng văn xuôi : không cho điểm kỹ thuật .
* Tổng điểm toàn bài : 20
* Chấm sát đáp án, biểu điểm
* Tổng điểm không làm tròn số, giử nguyên 2 chữ số thập phân
21. As soon as you hear the alarm, you all have to leave the building ______________.
A. on the verge
B. under law
C. at no time
D. without delay
22. ______________ have tried their best to protect the environment, but their efforts seem to be nothing compared to what people are doing to harm it.
23. The passage ______________ that the first settlers were Spanish.
24. There are not many interesting ______________ of news in the ‘Evening’.
25. On November 5, a lot of firework is ______________ off in England.
26. Can you give me the ______________ for tomato soup?
27. Jane likes watching films, but she is not ______________ keen on any kind.
28. In a report submitted to the government yesterday, scientists ______________ that the building of the bridge be stopped.
29. Police believe that there is a ______________ between the 2 crimes.
30. If you come to the theatre late, you have to wait until the ______________ to get in.
31. From now on, you have to ______________ responsibility for the sales figures.
32. Children have to ______________ respect to their parents and teachers.
33. ______________, the reports are not good enough to be printed.
A. On my own
B. Out of the ordinary
C. If you ask me
D. Telling the truth
34. During the war, we ______________ many relatives.
A. lost touch with
B. take for granted
C. made a mention of
D. set an example for
35. You should pay ______________ to what the instructor is saying.
36. The jokes Jack tell are as old as ______________.
A. the earth
B. the mountains
C. the hills
D. the oceans
37. The articles I have cut out from newspapers for years are now ______________ with age.
38. You can contact us if anything ______________ with our plan.
A. goes wrong
B. comes bad
C. is out of luck
D. loses control
39. It is ______________ knowledge that you have to drink more fluids when you have flu.
40. As soon as Kate failed to do the job the third time, she got the ______________.
41. Can I ask a favor ______________ you, Mark? Could you please move this sofa backwards?
42. I read the contract again and again ______________ avoiding making spelling mistakes.
A. with a view to
B. In view of
C. by means of
D. in terms of
43. This kind of product has to be used ______________ 3 days ______________ purchase.
A. by / of
B. within / of
C. on / on
D. on /after
44. Too many tests and exams have put high school students ______________ pressure.
45. The president refused to make any judgement ______________ the situation.
46. ______________ your effort and talent, we wonder if you can work full time for us.
B. In regard of
C. With respect to
D. On behalf of
47. Let’s move ______________ to the next item on the agenda.
48. I am fed ______________ hanging around here with nothing to do.
A. up on
B. out of
C. up with
49. I do not know my uncle is ______________ doubt ______________ everything he sees.
A. with / about
B. in / of
C. of / for
D. in / with
50. ______________ Xmas, more shopping is done.
51. On farms, when the cattle are too ill, farmers often have to put them ______________.
52. ______________ my shyness, they refused to give me the job as a receptionist.
B. As for
C. Due to
D. Instead of
53. The professor broke ______________ her lecture when she heard a cell phone ringing.
54. I could not ______________ the peak of the mountain in the foggy weather.
A. get over
B. make out
C. see through
D. go into
55. We all need friends whom we can ______________ when we are in trouble.
A. call on
B. break off
C. live on
D. go by
56. Constantly staying in cold weather may bring ______________ pneumonia.
57. Don’t let poachers get ______________ hunting animals. They deserve to be punished.
B. out of
58. I was named ______________ a wealthy relative of my Mom’s.
D. in on
59. I cannot stay up late at night; I prefer ______________ in early.
60. My little son is learning how to ______________ his shoes.
A. put off
B. get on
C. take to
D. do up
B. IDENTIFY THE MISTAKE IN EACH SENTENCE
61. Graham Bell was once a teacher who rana school for the deaf in Massachusetts.
62. Telephoto, a process for sending pictures by wire, has been invented during the 1920s, and the first transcontinental telephoto was sent in 1925.
63. The immune system is the bodies way of protecting itselfagainst viruses.
64. What I told her a few days ago were not the solutions tomost of her problems.
65. However cheap it is, the poor quality products cannot always appeal tocustomers.
66. If you do not keep my secret, I will reveal surelyyours.
67. Jim’s grandfather left him 50,000 dollars, this was too big a sum to him.
68. So far Linda has been writing 5 novels on the problems teenagers have to cope with in the new world.
69. The choice of which restaurant to go to for tonight’s meal is entirely your.
70. You mustn’t have seen my sister, for I have no sister living on the other end of this city
Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others:
71. A. chapter
72. A. example
73. A. junior
C. stew D. purify
74. A. hall
75. A. recite
Choose the word whose stress pattern is pronounced different from that of the others:
76. A. relax
77. A. permanent
78. A. photography
79. A. practicality
80. A. managerial
Supply the appropriate form of the words in the brackets:
81. At the end of the concert, the audience gave the young pianist a ___________ ovation. (STAND)
82. The university has ________ the use of dictionaries during language examinations. (AUTHOR)
83. A dilemma is a situation where a difficult choice has to be made between two, sometimes unpleasant, _________. (ALTERNATE)
84. It is very difficult to find Mrs. Burton’s shop, for it was __________ from all others in the street. (DISTINGUISH)
85. When we arrived at the hotel, we were amazed at the ___________ hospitality of the fans. (COMPARE)
86. The teacher’s criticism has ___________ Tom’s interest in learning. (DIE)
87. The staff’s bad behavior has brought ________ to the whole company. (GRACEFUL)
88. Panda is _____________ to China only. (NATION)
89. Traditional _________ are a good source of fun and entertainment. (CELEBRATE)
90. The public were angry with the Minister’s ______________ to tell the truth about the bribery. (REFUSE)
Fill each blank with an appropriate word formed from one of the words in the list below: similarity – suit – advise – value – fit – dispense – predict – water – foolish – warn
It is astonishing how many people set off to climb Mount Olympus in completely (91) ________ clothing. The weather conditions on the mountain are notoriously (92) _______but people are (93) ________ into thinking that just because the bottom is sunny, the summit will be (94) ______ warm and bright. Nothing could be further from the truth. Bearing in mind that “ (95) _______ is forearmed”, consult the local climbing club about likely conditions before setting off. Such local knowledge can be absolutely (96) ________ and you would, to put it mildly, be extremely (97) _________ to ignore it. Whatever the likely weather, a good pair of boots is (98) _______ and is some form of (99) _______. And it is a steep climb so it goes without saying that a reasonable level of (100) ________ is essential.
E. REWRITE WITHOUT CHANGING MEANING
101. It was wrong of you to allow a 4-year-old child to walk home alone.
- You should ................................................................................
102. I could realize how important the family is only after I left home.
- Not until ....................................................................................
103. Mrs. Green is proud of her son’s contribution to the play.
- Mrs. Green is proud of what ........................................................
The director has overall responsibility for the artistic side of a production and must (111) ____ all the rehearsal and keep an (112) _____ on all the backstage and technical departments (113) _____. Directors tend to have (114) ______ personalities and can be temperamental. But the success or (115) _____ of a play is in their (116) ______. It is their job to (117) _____ out the imaginative qualities in the actors in order to get the best response from them. Some directors let actors decide on their own interpretation while (118) _____ give detailed instruction as to (119) ______ they want the parts to be played. Some directors also (120) ______ on duties, such as planning a season’s program and supervising the budget.
Choose the suitable word to fill in each blank:
You can rob a bank without leaving your house these days. Who needs stocking (121)______, guns and getaway cars? If you’re a computer whiz-kid, you could grab your first million (122)_______ with nothing more dangerous than a personal computer, a telephone and a modern to (123)_______them.
All you have to do is to dial into the networks which like the computers in large organizations together, type in a couple of passwords and you can rummage (124)_______in the information that’s stored there (125)_______your heart’s content. Fortunately it isn’t always quite as easy as it appears. But, as more and more information is (126)_______and stored on computer, whether it is details of your bank account or the number of tins of baked beans in the stockroom at the supermarket, a computer crime seems set to grow.
A couple of months ago a newspaper reported that five British banks were being (127)_______to ransom by a gang of hackers who had managed to (128)_______their computer. The hackers were demanding money (129) _____revealing exactly how they did it. In case like this, banks may consider paying just so that they can protect themselves better in the future.
As with (130)________else, hackers start young in the States. A 12-year-old boy in Detroit was (131)_______of entering a company’s credit rating computer and (132)_____the numbers he found there. His mother told reporters that he spent up to 14 hours on his computer during the weekend.
Prevention is probably easier than detection, and many companies now spend lots of time and money (133)______programs using passwords and codes. Of course all this is no use (134)_____if computer users tell each other their password, stick it on their screen so they don’t (135)______it or use passwords like “password”. It all happens. There are plenty of software companies which specialize in writing software that makes computers hacker-proof. One company in the States set (136)______to prove that its system can defeat hacker by asking over 2000 of them to try to hack it. The hackers were given 2 weeks to discover the secret message stored on 2 PCs in offices in New York and San Francisco. The message (137)______: “The persistent hunter who (138)____his prize (139)______becomes the hunted.” You will be relieved – or perhaps disappointed – to learn that (140)______hacker managed it.
121. A. covers
122. A. supported
123. A. connect
124. A. further
125. A. off
126. A. dealt
127. A. held
128. A. turn off
B. break into
C. get into
D. come up with
129. A. on the verge of
B. with exception of
C. in answer to
D. in return for
G. Read the following passages and choose the best answer to the questions:
The sauce that is today called ketchup ( or catsup) in Western cultures is a tomato_based sauce that is quite distinct from Eastern ancestors of this product. A sauce called ke-tjap was in used in China at least as early as the 17th century, but the Chinese version of the sauce was made of picked fish, shellfish, and spices. The popularity of this Chinese sauce spread to Singapore and Malaysia, where it was called kechap. The Indonesian ketjab derives its name from the same source of the Malysian sauce but is made from very different ingredients. The Indonesian ketjab is made by cooking black soy beans, fermenting them, placing them in a salt brine for at least a week , cooking the resulting solution further, and sweetening it heavily; this process results in a dark, thick and sweet variation of soy sauce.
Early in the 18th century, sailors from the Bristish navy came across this exotic sauce on voyages to Malaysia and Singapore and brought samples of it back to England on return voyages. English chefs tried to recreate the sauce but were unable to do exactly because key ingredients were unknown or unavailable in England; chefs ended up substituting ingredients such as mushrooms and walnuts in an attempt to recreate the special taste of the original Asian sauce. Variations of this sauce became quite the rage in the 18th century England, appearing in a number of recipe books and features as an exotic addition to menus from the period.
The English version did not contain tomatoes, and it was not until the end of the 18th century that tomatoes became a main ingredients in the ketchup of the United States. It is quite notable that tomatoes were added to the sauce and that tomatoes had previously been considered quite dangerous to health. That tomato had been cultivated by the Aztecs, who had called it tomalt; however, early botanists had recognized that tomato was a member of the Solanecaea family, wich does include a number of poisonous plant. The leaves of the tomato plant are poisonous, though of course the fruit is not.
Thomas Jefferson, who cultivated the tomato in his gardens at Monticello and served dishes containing tomatoes at lavish feasts, often receive credit for changing the reputation of the tomato. Soon after Jefferso had introduced the tomato to American society, recipes combining the new fashinonabe tomato with the equally fashionable and exotic sauce known as ketchap began to appear. By the middle of the 19th century, both of the tomato and tomato ketchup were stables of the American kitchen.
Tomato ketchup,popular though it was,was quite time-consuming to prepare. In 1876,the first mass-produced tomato ketchup, a product of German-American Henry Heizn,went on sale and achieved immediate success. From tomato ketchup, Heizn branched out into a number of other products, including various sauces, pickles, and relishes.
141. It is not stated in paragraph 1 that
A. the Chinese sauce was in existence in the 17th century
B. the Malaysian sauce was similar to the Chinese sauce
C. the Chinese sauce was made from seafood and species
D. the Indonesian sauce was similar to the Chinese sauce
142. “it” in paragraph 1 refers to
A. a salt brine
B. a week
C. the resulting solution
D. this process
143. What ingredient is not used to make Indonesian sauce?
A. soy beans
144. It can be inferred from the second paragraph that mushrooms and walnuts were
A. difficult to find in England
B. not part of the original Asian recipe
C. not native to England
D. transported to England to Asia
145. The phrase “became quite the rage” in paragraph 2 means
A. became an anger
B. became strange
C. became popular
D. became a protest
146. The author mentions the English version at the beginning of the third paragraph in order to
A. indicate what will be discussed in the coming paragraph
B. explain why tomatoes were considered dangerous
C. make a reference to the topic of the previous pharagraph
D. provide an example of a sauce using tomatoes
147. According to the paragraph 3, the tomato plant
A. was considered poisonous plants
B. is related to some poisonous plants
C. has edible leaves
D. has fruit tat is sometimes quite poisonous
148. the word “staples” in paragraph 4 could be best replaced by
A. standard elements
B. strong attachment
C. necessary utensils
D. rare alternatives
149. Where in paragraph 4 can the following sentence go in? “It turned from very bad to exceedingly good”
A. at the beginning of the paragraph 4
B. before the sentence “ Soon after Jefferson …”
C. before the sentence “By the middle of the 19th century …”
D. at the end of the paragraph 4
150. Tomato ketchup is closest to the word
In the 1960s, The Beatles were probably the most famous pop group in the whole world. Since then, there have been a great many groups that have achieved enormous fame, so it is perhaps difficult now to imagine how sensational The Beatles were at that time. They were four boys from the north of England and none of them had any training in music. They started by performing and recording songs by black Americans and they had some success with these songs. Then they started writing their own songs and that was when they became really popular. The Beatles changed pop music. They were the first pop group to achieve great success from songs they had written themselves. After that it became common for groups and singers to write their own songs. The Beatles did not have a long career. Their first hit record was in 1963 and they split up in 1970. They stopped doing live performances in 1966 because it had become too dangerous for them – their fans were so excited that they surrounded them and tried to take their clothes as souvenirs! However, today some of their songs remain as famous as they were when they first came out. Throughout the world many people can sing part of a Beatles song if you ask them.
151. The passage is mainly about
A. How the Beatles became more successful than other groups
B. Why the Beatles split up after 7 years
C. The Beatles’ fame and success
D. Many people’s ability to sing a Beatles song
152. The four boys of the Beatles
A. Came from the same family
B. Were at the same age
C. Came from a town in the north of England
D. Received good training in music
153. The word “sensational” is closest in meaning to
154. The first songs of the Beatles were
A. Written by themselves
B. Broadcast on the radio
C. Paid a lot of money
D. Written by black Americans
155. What is not true about the Beatles?
A. The members had no training in music
B. They had a long stable career
C. They became famous when they wrote their own songs
D. They were afraid of being hurt by fans
156. The Beatles stopped their live performances because
A. They had earned enough money
B. They did not want to work with each other
C. They spent more time writing their own songs
D. They were afraid of being hurt by fans.
157. The year 1970 was the time when
A. They split up
B. They changed pop music
C. They started their career
D. They stopped singing live
158. What the fans of the Beatles often did was
A. Sing together with them
B. Take their clothes as souvenirs
C. Ask them to write more songs
D. Ask them why they should separate
159. Some songs of the Beatles now
A. Are still famous as they used to be
B. Became too old to sing
C. Are sung by crazy fans
D. Are the most famous
101. You should not have allowed a four-year-old child to walk home alone.
102. Not until I left home could I realize how important the family is.
103. Mrs. Green is proud of what her son can contribute / contributes to the play.
104. Hardly any young engineers were recruited.
105. We have booked five rooms, only two of which have air conditioning.
106. It looks as if she will come to the performance late.
107. Had it not been for Mom’s help, I could not have held a big party.
108. The harder you work, the more successful you are.
109. Such was Fiona’s disappointment that she could not keep on working.
110. Competent as/ though Richard is / may be in his work, he does not know how to deal with this client.
Người giải đề: Giáo viên LÊ MINH CHÂU
(Giáo viên tiếng Anh Trường THPT chuyên Lê Hồng Phong TP.HCM)
ĐỂ SỐ 12
PHÒNG GIÁO DỤC&ĐÀO TẠO
HUYỆN BUÔN ĐÔN
ĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI BẬC THCS CẤP HUYỆN
NĂM HỌC 2009-2010 Môn: TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian làm bài: 150 phút (Không kể thời gian giao đề)
Họ và tên: Số báo danh: Phòng thi:
Giám thị 1
Giám thị 2
ĐIỂM BÀI THI
Giám khảo 1
Giám khảo 2
I. Listen. Then complete the notes: (2ms)
Our oceans are becoming extremely polluted. Most of this pollution comes from the land, which means it comes from people. Firstly, there is raw sewage, which is pumped directly into the sea. Many countries, both developed and developing, are guilty of doing this. Secondly, ships drop about 6 million tons of garbage into the sea each year. Thirdly, there are oil spills from ships. A ship has an accident and oil leaks from the vessel. This not only pollutes the water, but it also kills marine life. Next, there are waste materials from factories. Without proper regulations, factory owners let the waste run directly into the rivers, which then leads to the sea. And finally, oil is washed from the land. This can be the result of carelessness or a deliberate dumping of waste./.
II. Complete the text with a suitable word for each space:(2ms)
More than hundred years ago, the term “environmental pollution” (1)………………. quite strange to (2)………………….. They lived healthily, drank pure water, and breathed (3)………………….. 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 (4)…………………….We know that motobikes and cars emit dangerous gases that cause poisonous air and cancer, but no one wants to travel (5)………………………foot or by bike. Manufacturers know that wastes from factories make water and soil (6)…………………….., but they do not want to spend a lot of their money on treating the (7)……………………….safely. Scattering garbage is bad for our health, but no one wants to (8)…………………………time burying it. Is it worth talking a lot about pollution?
III.Give the corect form of the verbs (3ms)
1. Would you mind ………………….. me use your phone? (let)
2. Do you mind if I ………………….. the window? (close)
3. Would you like me …………………. Some tea? (make)
4. I wish all of classmates …………………….. the next exam (pass)
5. He wishes he ……………………… that programme last night (not watch)
6. They get a new house ……………………. (repair)
7. I don’t recognise her because she ……………….. a lot. (change)
8. When Mr Minh ………………… (look) out, she ………………..9 (see) the children ……………………. 10 (play) near the pool.
9. Are they used to …………………. up late? (stay)
10. A: What time is it?
B: It’s ten o’clock. It’s time he ……………………..News (watch).
IV. Read the text carefully and answer the questions: (2ms)
Tet is celebrated on the first day of the Lunar New Year. Some weeks before the New Year, the Viet Namese clean their houses and paint the walls. New clothes are bought for the occasion. One or two days before the festival, people make Banh Chung, which is the traditional cake. On the New Year’s Eve, the whole family gets together for a dinner. On the New Year morning, the young members of the family pay their respects to the elders. In return they receive lucky money wrapped in red tiny envelopes. Then people go to visit their neighbors, friends and relatives.
1. Are new clothes bought for the New Year?
2. When was Banh Chung made?
3. What is Banh Chung ?
4. What do the young members of the family do on the New Year morning ?
V. Rewrite the following sentences without changing the meaning: (4ms)
1. She said to him “I am going to leave soon”.
2. They have lived here for ten years.
3. It was too cold for children to go to school.
It was not
4. You are unfit because you don’t do enough execise.
5. At the weekend I get up later than during the week.
During the week I
6. We have to water these young trees during the dry season.
These young trees
7. It was such good milk that we couldn’t stop drinking it
8. This kitchen is different from mine
This kitchen is not
VI. Use the cues given to write the sentences which make a complete letter: (2ms)
1. I/ write/ letter/ thank/ you/ your family/ what/ receive.