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BỘ ĐỀ ÔN LUYỆN HỌC SINH GIỎITIẾNG ANH 12(Có đáp án chi tiết)Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh1 ĐỀ 1Practice 1(Time allowed: 180 minutes)A. LISTENING. (15 points)You are going to hear a radio news broadcast. You will hear the news headlines,followed by the news in details. Read the questions 1 – 15.For questions 1 -4, fill in the missing word in each headline.For the questions 5 – 15 tick whether the statements are true or false.I. Headlines:1. Fire follows ……………….chemical factory explosion.2. Serious ……………. crash in South Wales.3. Narrow escape from …………… ash.4. 16-year-old gets award as most promising ………………… .II. True or false.5.6789101112131415The explosion occurred outside High town.Only two people were injured in the blast.500 residents had to go to emergency rest centres until the nextmorning.The coach was carrying the Cardiff football team.After the crash, some roads in the area were closed to traffic.Special equipment was needed to lift the wreckage.Yesterday a B. B. Jumbo jet had a narrow escape.One of the planes exploded when loading.An emergency landing took place in that area 6 weeks ago.Twelve awards went to the film.Susan had not been a film star before.B. PHONETICS (5 points)T…..…..…..…..…..…..…..…..…..…..…..F….….….….….….….….….….….Find the word with the stress pattern different from that of the other three words ineach question.16. A. obvious17. A. dialect18. A. EuropeB. notoriousB. diagramB. monumentC. credulousC. diagonalC. provinceD. numerousD. diamondD. minority2 19. A. obsoleteB. completeC. compete20. A. consentB. obstinacyC. condolenceB. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARD. depleteD. equalityI. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. (15 points)21. The greater ................. increase in population, the harder it is for people to findadequate housing.A. ofB. is theC. theD. is of the22. As soon as you buy a car, it starts falling in ..................A. costB. worthC. valueD. price23. – “Thank you very much for your lift” – “ …………………!”A. That was all I could do B. I seeC. Delighted I was able to help D.Thank you.24. Since they aren't answering their telephone, they................... leftA. must have B. should haveC. need haveD. can have25. She ..................... $ 20 out of the bank every Monday.A. pullsB. drawsC. movesD. removes26. The thief was .......................... to six months' imprisonment.A. givenB. sentC. sentencedD. changed27. “Would you rather have wine or coke?” – “…………….”A. It doesn’t matterB. No problemC. SureD. None,please.28. Houses in big cities are expensive because land is in ................... supply.A. shortB. briefC. littleD. slight29. He's not very sensible as far as money ................... are concerned.A. mattersB. objectsC. thingsD. aspects30. He considers shares to be a good ...................... investment.A. long-timeB. long-termC. long-ageD. long-run31. There's no point in telephoning him. He's certain ..................... by now.A. to leaveB. to have leftC. leftD. having left32. – “………………..” – “Thank you.”A. What a nice house! B. Thanks for comingC. Please help me with thisD. Sorry33. Giving up smoking is just one of the ways to ..................... heart disease.3 A. push offB. put offC. ward offD. throw off34. The windows don't fit very well and this makes the room awfully .....................A. airyB. draughtyC. breezyD. ventilated35. –“May I go out?” – “ ……………….”A. Go aheadB. It doesn’t matterC. You mayD. Be quickII. Supply the correct form of the word provided in brackets in each sentence. (10points)36. Doubts about the government’s policies are being expressed even by people whohave been ……….. of the government in the past. ( SUPPORT)37. Paul is directly …………….. for the efficient running of the office.(RESPONSIBILITY)38. Women often lose …………… when they stop work to have a baby. (CONFIDENT)39. Students are expected to be quiet and ………… in the classroom. (OBEDIENCE)40. Children need to feel …………… in order to do well at school. (SECURITY)41. I’ve always thought of Jo as a very ……………… person. He is very helpful andalways thinks about what other people feel. (CARE)42. The English have a reputation for being ………………… . (RESERVE)43. Attempts are being made to ………….. the problem of waste disposal. (SOLUTION)44. He wrote a book about the ……………… tricks of his ten-year-old daughter.(MISCHIEF)45. If you are ………………. to fly at night, you can get a much cheaper ticket. (WILL)III. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (5 points)46.A good exercise program helps teach people to avoid the habits that might shortenthe lives.ABCD47.Forgery, in law, is the fabrication or altering of a written document with the intentto deceive or defraud.ABCD48.Since rats are destructive and may carry disease, therefore many cities try toexterminate them.4 ABCD49.In that age of computers, it is difficult to imagine how tedious the work ofaccountants and clerks mustABChave been in the past.D50.Made up of more than 150 member countries, the organization known as the UnitedNations were establishedABCafter World War II to preserve international peace and security.DC. READING (20 points)I. Read the passage and then decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space.(10 points)WHALINGRock carving suggest that Stone Age people were hunting whales for food as early as2200 B.C. Such (1) ________ hunting is still practiced today in a number of (2)________ including the Inuit people of Greenland and North America.Whaling became big business from the seventh century as the (3) ________ forwhalebone and whale oil rose, and humpback and sperm whales were hunted in (4)________ large numbers. But just as stocks of these species began to fall, the explosiveharpoon-gun was (5) ________. This weapon, together with the development of steampower ships, (6) ________ the whalers to hunt the fast-moving fin and blue whales.In 1905 the whaling (7) ________ moved to the waters of Antarctica. The introduction ofmassive factory ships enabled the whales to be processed at sea. As a result, the bluewhale had (8) ________ disappeared by the 1950s. In 1946 the International WhalingCommission was established to maintain the declining whale populations. Quotas were(9) ________ but these were often (10)________ and numbers continued to fall. Huntingof many species continued until 1986 when the IWC finally responded to internationalpressure and a ban on commercial whaling was introduced.5 51.52.53.54.55.56.57.58.59.60.A. survivalA. groupsA. demandA. repeatedlyA. inventedA. managedA. linesA. virtuallyA. madeA. refusedB. essentialB. societiesB. desireB. frequentlyB. discoveredB. employedB. troopsB. possiblyB. setB. deniedC. basicC. racesC. requestC. continuallyC. assembledC. enabledC. staffC. uniquelyC. placedC. ignoredD. subsistenceD. nationalitiesD. relianceD. increasinglyD. appliedD. empoweredD. fleetsD. commonlyD. doneD. exemptedII. Read the following passage carefully, then choose the ONE best answer to eachquestion.Water scarcity is fast becoming one of the major limiting factors in world cropproduction. In many areas, poor agricultural practices have led to increasingdesertification and the loss of formerly arable lands. Consequently, those plants speciesthat are well adapted to survival in dry climates are being looked at for an answer indeveloping more efficient crops to grow on marginally arable lands.Plants uses several mechanisms to ensure their survival in desert environments. Someinvolve purely mechanical and physical adaptations, such as the shape of the plant’ssurface, smaller leaf size, and extensive root systems. Some of the adaptations are relatedto chemical mechanisms. Many plants, such as cacti, have internal gums and mucilageswhich give them water-retaining properties. Another chemical mechanism is that of theepicuticular wax layer. This wax layer acts as an impervious cover to protect the plant. Itprevents excessive loss of internal moisture. It also protects the plant from externalaggression, which can come from inorganic agents such as gases, or organic agentswhich include bacteria ant plant pets.Researchers have proposed that synthetic waxes with similar protective abilitiescould be prepared based on knowledge of desert plants. If successfully developed, such acompound could be used to greatly increase a plant’s ability to maintain health in suchadverse situations as inadequate water supply, limited fertilizers availability, attacked bypets, and poor storage after harvesting.61.This passage deals mainly withA. desertificationB. decreasing water supply6 C. factors limiting crop productionD. developing efficient plants62. The word “arable” is closest in meaning toA. fertileB. parchedC. barrenD. marsh63. Which of the following is a mechanical or physical mechanism that desert plantsuse?A. The plant’s shape B. The small root systemC. The vast leaf size D. The high water system64. The word “extensive” is closest in meaning toA. spongyB. shallowC. widespreadD. comprehensive65. Which is one of the ways in which the epicuticular wax protects the plant?A. It helps the plant to avoid excessive moisture intakeB. It helps the plant toattack aggressors.C. It releases gases against plant pets.D. It guards against bacteria.66. The word “it” refers toA. another chemical mechanismB. the epicuticular wax layerC. an impervious plantlike coverD. the loss of internal moisture67. The word “aggression” is closest in meaning toA. attackB. agitationC. conditionsD. surroundings68. What is an example of an inorganic agent that may attack plants?A. BacteriaB. InsectsC. GasD. Pets69. It can be inferred that synthetic simulated waxesA. have not been developed yetB. have not succeededC. have been determined to be impervious to organic and inorganic agents.D. have the quality of causing bacteria.70. All of the following are examples of an adverse situation for crops exceptA. inadequate water B. insufficient fertilizeC. pest aggressionD. proper storageD. WRITING (30 points)I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly thesame as the sentence printed before it. (10 points)71. People say that the president wanted to be a film star.-> The president is ……………………………………………………………. .72. In the unlikely event of a fire, please do not use the lift.-> Should …………………………………………………………………….. .7 73. It’s impossible for them to have found him in that jungle.-> He …………………………………………………………………………. .74. I am very much looking forward to seeing my great grandson for the first time.-> What …………………………………………………………………………. .75. If you want to save your eyesight, we must operate immediately.-> Only by ………………………………………………………………………… .76. It was his own fault that he lost his job. He was lat for work every morning.-> If …………………………………………………………………………………. .77. Attendances at the exhibition have been down this year.-> The exhibition ……………………………………………………………….. .78. I’m more interested in the people than the job.-> It’s not the ………………………………………………………………….. .79. They declared war on the pretext of defending their territorial rights.-> The excuse ………………………………………………………………………………….. .80. Although Johnny Brax drives carefully on public roads, he is a terror on the racetrack.-> Johnny Brax is a …………………………………………………………………………… .II. Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the one in italics. (10 points)81. The train came suddenly to a stop and some passengers were injured.A. Coming suddenly to a stop, some passengers were injured.B. Coming suddenly to a stop, the train made some passengers injured.C. Suddenly stopping running, some passengers were injured.D. Suddenly stopped, some passengers injured themselves.82. No sooner had Alice registered for the course than she received the scholarship.A. As soon as Alice registered for the course, she received the scholarship.B. Registering for the course helped Alice receive the scholarship.C. Alice registered for the course soon after receiving the scholarship.D. Rather than receive the scholarship, Alice registered for the course.83. No one but you and me knows who the robber was.A. Only you know who the robber was. B. Only I know who the robber was.C. Only one knows who the robber was. D. Only you and I know who the robberwas.84. The sport of skiing owes much development to the Norwegians.A. The sport of skiing depends a lot on the Norwegians for it development.8 B. The sport of skiing developed due to the Norwegians.C. The sport of skiing owes much of its development to the Norwegians.D. The sport of skiing is developed since the Norwegians.85. The fare of my airline ticket costs more than the hotel.A. The fare of my airline ticket costs more than the hotel does.B. The fare of my airline ticket costs more than any hotel.C. The fare of my airline ticket costs more than the price of the hotel.D. The fare which I paid for my airline ticket was more than the hotel.86. The critics were bore with the play while I found it absorbing.A. The critics were bored with the play which I found it absorbing.B. The critics were bored with the play, therefore, I found it absorbing.C. The critics were bored with the play so I found it absorbing.D. The critics were bored with the play but I found it absorbing.87. I wish my English were fluent enough to go for the interview.A. My English were too fluent to go for the interview.B. My English is fluentenough to go for the interview.C. If only my English were fluent enough for me to go for the interview.D. My English were fluent enough and I could go for the interview.88. William runs faster than any boys in his class.A. No one in William’s class can run as fast as him.B. William is the quickestboy in his class.C. William is running faster than anyone else in his class.D. William runs thefastest in his school.89. I’d prefer to go swimming rather than go surfing.A. Swimming is more interesting.B. I like going swimming to going surfing.C. I would like to go swimming, not go surfing.D. Swimming is betterthan surfing, in my opinion.90. In order to settle the matter, I will accept their suggestion.A. To settle the matter, you should accept their suggestion.B. Settling the matter, I accept their suggestion.C. I will accept their suggestion in case the matter is settled.D. I will accept their suggestion to settle the matter.III. Write a paragraph (100 – 120 words) about either the advantages ordisadvantages of computers. ( 10 points)9 ……………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…KEYS TO ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011Practice 1(Time allowed: 180 minutes)A. LISTENING. (15 points)You are going to hear a radio news broadcast. You will hear the news headlines,followed by the news in details. Read the questions 1 – 15.For questions 1 -4, fill in the missing word in each headline.For the questions 5 – 15 tick whether the statements are true or false.I. Headlines:1. Fire follows …large…………….chemical factory explosion.2. Serious …coach…………. crash in South Wales.3. Narrow escape from …volcanic………… ash.4. 16-year-old gets award as most promising …actress……………… .II. True or false.TF10 5.6789101112131415The explosion occurred outside High town. -> inOnly two people were injured in the blast. -> no one500 residents had to go to emergency rest centres until the nextmorning.The coach was carrying the Cardiff football team. -> a party offootball fansAfter the crash, some roads in the area were closed to traffic.Special equipment was needed to lift the wreckage.Yesterday a B. B. Jumbo jet had a narrow escape. -> A. A.One of the planes exploded when loading. -> its enginesAn emergency landing took place in that area 6 weeks ago.Twelve awards went to the film.Susan had not been a film star before.B. PHONETICS (5 points)…..…..*…..…..*…..…*..…..…..…*..….*.…..*…*.…*.….…*.….….…*.…*.….….….Find the word with the stress pattern different from that of the other three words ineach question.16. A. obviousB. notoriousC. credulous17. A. dialectB. diagramC. diagonal18. A. EuropeB. monumentC. province19. A. obsoleteB. completeC. compete20. A. consentB. obstinacyC. condolenceB. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARD. numerousD. diamondD. minorityD. depleteD. equalityI. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.21. The greater ................. increase in population, the harder it is for people to findadequate housing.A. ofB. is theC. theD. is of the22. As soon as you buy a car, it starts falling in ..................A. costB. worthC. valueD. price23. – “Thank you very much for your lift” – “ …………………!”A. That was all I could do B. I seeC. Delighted I was able to helpD. Thank you.24. Since they aren't answering their telephone, they................... leftA. must have B. should haveC. need haveD. can have11 25. She ..................... $ 20 out of the bank every Monday.A. pullsB. drawsC. movesD. removes26. The thief was .......................... to six months' imprisonment.A. givenB. sentC. sentencedD. changed27. “Would you rather have wine or coke?” – “…………….”A. It doesn’t matterB. No problemC. SureD. None,please.28. Houses in big cities are expensive because land is in ................... supply.A. shortB. briefC. littleD. slight29. He's not very sensible as far as money ................... are concerned.A. mattersB. objectsC. thingsD. aspects30. He considers shares to be a good ...................... investment.A. long-timeB. long-termC. long-ageD. long-run31. There's no point in telephoning him. He's certain ..................... by now.A. to leaveB. to have leftC. leftD. having left32. – “………………..” – “Thank you.”A. What a nice house! B. Thanks for comingC. Please help me with thisD. Sorry33. Giving up smoking is just one of the ways to ..................... heart disease.A. push offB. put offC. ward offD. throw off34. The windows don't fit very well and this makes the room awfully .....................A. airyB. draughtyC. breezyD. ventilated35. –“May I go out?” – “ ……………….”A. Go aheadB. It doesn’t matterC. You mayD. Be quickII. Supply the correct form of the word provided in brackets in each sentence. (10points)36. Doubts about the government’s policies are being expressed even by people whohave been ……….. of the government in the past. ( SUPPORT) - > SUPPORTERS37. Paul is directly …………….. for the efficient running of the office.(RESPONSIBILITY) -> RESPONSIBLE38. Women often lose …………… when they stop work to have a baby. (CONFIDENT)-> CONFIDENCE39. Students are expected to be quiet and ………… in the classroom. (OBEDIENCE) ->OBIDIENT12 40. Children need to feel …………… in order to do well at school. (SECURITY) ->SECURE41. I’ve always thought of Jo as a very ……………… person. He is very helpful andalways thinks about what other people feel. (CARE) -> CARING42. The English have a reputation for being ………………… . (RESERVE) ->RESERVED43. Attempts are being made to ………….. the problem of waste disposal. (SOLUTION)-> SOLVE44. He wrote a book about the ……………… tricks of his ten-year-old daughter.(MISCHIEF) -> MISCHIEVIOUS45. If you are ………………. to fly at night, you can get a much cheaper ticket. (WILL)-> WILLINGIII. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (10 points)46.A good exercise program helps teach people to avoid the habits that might shortenthe lives.ABCD47.Forgery, in law, is the fabrication or altering of a written document with the intentto deceive or defraud.ABCD48.Since rats are destructive and may carry disease, therefore many cities try toexterminate them.ABCD49.In that age of computers, it is difficult to imagine how tedious the work ofaccountants and clerks mustABChave been in the past.D50.Made up of more than 150 member countries, the organization known as the United13 Nations were establishedABCafter World War II to preserve international peace and security.DC. READING (35 points)I. Read the passage and then decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space.(10 points)WHALINGRock carving suggest that Stone Age people were hunting whales for food as early as2200 B.C. Such (1) ________ hunting is still practiced today in a number of (2)________ including the Inuit people of Greenland and North America.Whaling became big business from the seventh century as the (3) ________ forwhalebone and whale oil rose, and humpback and sperm whales were hunted in (4)________ large numbers. But just as stocks of these species began to fall, the explosiveharpoon-gun was (5) ________. This weapon, together with the development of steampower ships, (6) ________ the whalers to hunt the fast-moving fin and blue whales.In 1905 the whaling (7) ________ moved to the waters of Antarctica. The introduction ofmassive factory ships enabled the whales to be processed at sea. As a result, the bluewhale had (8) ________ disappeared by the 1950s. In 1946 the International WhalingCommission was established to maintain the declining whale populations. Quotas were(9) ________ but these were often (10)________ and numbers continued to fall. Huntingof many species continued until 1986 when the IWC finally responded to internationalpressure and a ban on commercial whaling was introduced.51.52.53.54.55.56.57.58.A. survivalA. groupsA. demandA. repeatedlyA. inventedA. managedA. linesA. virtuallyB. essentialB. societiesB. desireB. frequentlyB. discoveredB. employedB. troopsB. possiblyC. basicC. racesC. requestC. continuallyC. assembledC. enabledC. staffC. uniquelyD. subsistenceD. nationalitiesD. relianceD. increasinglyD. appliedD. empoweredD. fleetsD. commonly14 59. A. made60. A. refusedB. setB. deniedC. placedC. ignoredD. doneD. exemptedII. Read the following passages carefully, then choose the ONE best answer to eachquestionWater scarcity is fast becoming one of the major limiting factors in world cropproduction. In many areas, poor agricultural practices have led to increasingdesertification and the loss of formerly arable lands. Consequently, those plants speciesthat are well adapted to survival in dry climates are being looked at for an answer indeveloping more efficient crops to grow on marginally arable lands.Plants uses several mechanisms to ensure their survival in desert environments. Someinvolve purely mechanical and physical adaptations, such as the shape of the plant’ssurface, smaller leaf size, and extensive root systems. Some of the adaptations are relatedto chemical mechanisms. Many plants, such as cacti, have internal gums and mucilageswhich give them water-retaining properties. Another chemical mechanism is that of theepicuticular wax layer. This wax layer acts as an impervious cover to protect the plant. Itprevents excessive loss of internal moisture. It also protects the plant from externalaggression, which can come from inorganic agents such as gases, or organic agentswhich include bacteria ant plant pets.Researchers have proposed that synthetic waxes with similar protective abilitiescould be prepared based on knowledge of desert plants. If successfully developed, such acompound could be used to greatly increase a plant’s ability to maintain health in suchadverse situations as inadequate water supply, limited fertilizers availability, attacked bypets, and poor storage after harvesting.1. This passage deals mainly withA. desertificationB. decreasing water supplyC. factors limiting crop productionD. developing efficient plants2. The word “arable” is closest in meaning toA. fertileB. parchedC. barrenD. marsh3. Which of the following is a mechanical or physical mechanism that desert plants use?A. The plant’s shapeB. The small root systemC. The vast leaf size D. The high water system4. The word “extensive” is closest in meaning toA. spongyB. shallowC. widespreadD. comprehensive15 5. Which is one of the ways in which the epicuticular wax protects the plant?A. It helps the plant to avoid excessive moisture intakeB. It helps the plant toattack aggressors.C. It releases gases against plant pets.D. It guards against bacteria.6. The word “it” refers toA. another chemical mechanismB. the epicuticular wax layerC. an impervious plantlike coverD. the loss of internal moisture7. The word “aggression” is closest in meaning toA. attackB. agitationC. conditionsD. surroundings8. What is an example of an inorganic agent that may attack plants?A. BacteriaB. InsectsC. GasD. Pets9. It can be inferred that synthetic simulated waxesA. have not been developed yetB. have not succeededC. have been determined to be impervious to organic and inorganic agents.D. have the quality of causing bacteria.10. All of the following are examples of an adverse situation for crops exceptA. inadequate water B. insufficient fertilizeC. pest aggressionD. proper storageD. WRITING (30 points)I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly thesame as the sentence printed before it. (10 points)1. People say that the president wanted to be a film star.-> The president is said to have wanted to be a film star .2. In the unlikely event of a fire, please do not use the lift.-> Should there be a fire, please do not use the lift.. .3. It’s impossible for them to have found him in that jungle.-> He can’t have been found in that jungle .4. I am very much looking forward to seeing my great grandson for the first time.-> What I am very much looking forward to is seeing my great grandson for the firsttime .5. If you want to save your eyesight, we must operate immediately.-> Only by operating immediately can we save your eyesight..6. It was his own fault that he lost his job. He was lat for work every morning.-> If he hadn’t been late for work every morning, he wouldn’t have lost his job..16 7. Attendances at the exhibition have been down this year.-> The exhibition has not been so well attended this year .8. I’m more interested in the people than the job.-> It’s not the job I’m interested in: it’s the people.9. They declared war on the pretext of defending their territorial rights.-> The excuse for the declaration of war was the defence of their territorial rights.10. Although Johnny Brax drives carefully on public roads, he is a terror on the racetrack.-> Johnny Brax is a is a careful driver on public road but a terror on the race track. .II. Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the one in italics. (10 points)1. The train came suddenly to a stop and some passengers were injured.A. Coming suddenly to a stop, some passengers were injured.B. Coming suddenly to a stop, the train made some passengers injured.C. Suddenly stopping running, some passengers were injured.D. Suddenly stopped, some passengers injured themselves.2. No sooner had Alice registered for the course than she received the scholarship.A. As soon as Alice registered for the course, she received the scholarship.B. Registering for the course helped Alice receive the scholarship.C. Alice registered for the course soon after receiving the scholarship.D. Rather than receive the scholarship, Alice registered for the course.3. No one but you and me knows who the robber was.A. Only you know who the robber was. B. Only I know who the robber was.C. Only one knows who the robber was. D. Only you and I know who the robberwas.4. The sport of skiing owes much development to the Norwegians.A. The sport of skiing depends a lot on the Norwegians for it development.B. The sport of skiing developed due to the Norwegians.C. The sport of skiing owes much of its development to the Norwegians.D. The sport of skiing is developed since the Norwegians.5. The fare of my airline ticket costs more than the hotel.A. The fare of my airline ticket costs more than the hotel does.B. The fare of my airline ticket costs more than any hotel.C. The fare of my airline ticket costs more than the price of the hotel.D. The fare which I paid for my airline ticket was more than the hotel.17 6. The critics were bore with the play while I found it absorbing.A. The critics were bored with the play which I found it absorbing.B. The critics were bored with the play, therefore, I found it absorbing.C. The critics were bored with the play so I found it absorbing.D. The critics were bored with the play but I found it absorbing.7. I wish my English were fluent enough to go for the interview.A. My English were too fluent to go for the interview.B. My English is fluentenough to go for the interview.C. If only my English were fluent enough for me to go for the interview.D. My English were fluent enough and I could go for the interview.8. William runs faster than any boys in his class.A. No one in William’s class can run as fast as him.B. William is thequickest boy in his class.C. William is running faster than anyone else in his class.D. William runs thefastest in his school.9. I’d prefer to go swimming rather than go surfing.A. Swimming is more interesting.B. I like going swimming to going surfing.C. I would like to go swimming, not go surfing.D. Swimming is betterthan surfing, in my opinion.10. In order to settle the matter, I will accept their suggestion.A. To settle the matter, you should accept their suggestion.B. Settling the matter, I accept their suggestion.C. I will accept their suggestion in case the matter is settled.D. I will accept their suggestion to settle the matter.III. Write a paragraph (100 – 120 words) about either the advantages ordisadvantages of computers. ( 10 points)18 ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011Practice 2(Time allowed: 180 minutes)A. LISTENING. (15 points)Listen to a telephone conversation. Look at the questions 1- 15 and fill in the missingdetails on the envelope in which the box office puts the caller’s tickets. You will hear thepiece twice.Day: (1)………………………….Date: (2)……………………….Time: (3)…………………………Title of the play: (4) ………………………………performed by the local (5)……………………………………..StageStallsA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13B 14 15C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15Stalls(6)£…….16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30A16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30CB1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 1516 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13E 14 1516 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30D16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30F16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30HFGH1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 151 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15(7)£…….1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 1516 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 301 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1316 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26EG19 14 1527 28 29 30CircleCircleA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13B 14 15C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15(8)£…….1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 15D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13E 14 151 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1314 1516 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30A16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30CB16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30(9)£…….16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30DE16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30Tickets:Row: (10)………………………Numbers: (11)………………………………..For Mr. (12) ……………………………………………………………. .Tel. No. Townville (13) ……………………………………………….. .To be collected before: Day: (14) …………………………………. . Time: (15)……………………………….. .B. PHONETICS (5 points)Find the word with the stress pattern different from that of the other three words ineach question.16. A. furnitureB. actualC. detectiveD. consonant17. A. responsibleB. positiveC. solutionD. exciting18. A. dependentB. differentC. interestD. crocodile19. A. diplomaticB. destinationC. artificialD. memorial20 20. A. willingnessB. violenceC. diplomatD. millionaireB. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARI. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. (15 points)21. It seem to be your boss who is ………………. fault in this case.A. underB. atC. withD. for22. I’ll be kind to her ……………. she decides to leave me.A. in caseB. so thatC. for fear thatD. lest23. ………………., the catfish is prized for its taste.A. With ugly look B. As ugly looking C. Ugly looking as it islookingD. As it is ugly24. –“What a lovely you have!” - “ …………………”A. No problemB. I think so C. Thank you. Hope you will drop in.course not. It’s not costly.D. Of25. –“Who broke the window?” – “ …………………”A. I amdid. Sorry.B. Sorry to hear thatC. I did. Excuse meD. I26. – “Janet, make us some tea, will you?” – “……………………”A. No, I won’tcan’t. I’m afraid.B. Sorry, I don’tC. Don’t worry. Go aheadD. I27. – “Would you mind moving your bag from the seat?” – “……………………….”A. Yes, I would like.shouldn’t say thatB. Don’t mention itC. Oh, sorryD. You28. “I didn’t get the job!” – “……………………”A. Good heavens! B. Bless you!luck next time!C. That’s brilliant! D. Never mind, better29. Mr. Gump supposes, …………………., that he will retire at 60.A. like most people did B. as most of peopledo most peopleC. like most people doD. as21 30. Children can be difficult to teach because of their short attention ……………… .A. limitB. durationC. spanD. time31. It really gets me …………….. having to work so much overtime.A. upB. onC. byD. down32. …………………., I would give a party.A. Were she to come next monthB. She were to come next monthA. If she come next monthD. Should she come next month33. The parcel I sent you ………………… by now.A. is supposed to arriveD. would arriveB. should arriveC. should have arrived34. You are too old to carry on working. It’s time you called it a …………….. .A. yearB. monthC. weekD. day35. On the battle field ………………………… .A. the tanks layB. did the tanks lie C. lay the tanksD. lied thetanksII. Supply the correct form of the word provided in brackets in each sentence. (10points)36.It’s …………………….. when people won’t believe things that are obviously true.(FURY)37.This statue ……………. The soldiers who died in the war. (MEMORY)38.The world champion was ……………. by a younger Russian challenger. (THRONE)39.…………….., we could still win, but it’s not very likely. (THEORY)40.Newts, frogs and toads are ………………………. Animals. (AMPHIBIAN)41.They never dare to leave their only child …………….. for even a moment.(ATTEND)42.The place where you can wash your clothes with coin-operated washing machines iscalled …. . (LAUNDRY)43.They live in a remote area, ……………………… except by car. (ACCESS)22 44.He was taken to court for …………………… . (PAY)45.Many countries have agreed on the …………………… treaty. (ARM)III. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (10 points)46.If the (A) water level had (B)raised any (C) higher, the dam would (D) probably havebroken.47.(A) As soon as 8000 B.C, people (B)began to experiment (C) with methods ofhelping (D) the sick.48.(A) The Concorde can fly (B) across the Atlantic without re-fueling and (C) carrying11 tons of (D) freight.49.The problem of (A) inadequate salaries for teachers (B) not only exists in a smaller(C) communities but also (D) in large cities.50.The American soprano Mary Gardour, (A) who had one of the greatest operaticvoices of her (B) era, retired (C) at the height of (D) the career.C. READING (20 points)I. Read the passage and then decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space.(10 points)Fun and GamesDo you think computer games are just for kids? Then you should think again. Youmight be surprised to learn that the games industry now makes more money thanHollywood. (51) ………………. A family buy a new PC, all they really want to do is toplay games.It is (52) ……………. Surprising that video gaming has become one of the mostpopular (53) …………… of entertainment today. A good game is like a good film; it willhold your (54) ……………, (55) ……………… your imagination and play with youremotions.The big difference, however, is that watching a movie is a passive (56)………………. You have no say in how the (57) …………. Develops or whichcharacters dominate the story. With computer games, you direct the action and that is(58) ………………. Makes them so exciting. Finding the (59) ……………….. game is23 likely to signal the beginning of a lasting love affair with the interactive world of makebelieve.It is wrong to think of gaming as something simply for children and teenagers. In fact,the (60) ……………. Growth area of the market is the 25-35 age group.51. A. As soon as B. As well asC. As far asD. As long as52. A. whateverB. noC. hardlyD. barely53. A. makesB. meansC. sorts54. A. feelingsB. attentionC. breath55. A. hold56. A. pastimeB. captureB. actionC. graspB. contentC. account58. A. thingB. whichC. whatB. right60. A. broadestB. widestD. controlD. clutchC. passion57. A. event59. A. accurateD. formsD. funD. plotD. part thatC. completeC. biggestD. properD. farthestII. Read the following passages carefully, then choose the ONE best answer to eachquestion (10 points)Supernovas are the most powerful and spectacular outbursts known in nature. Whatis called a Type II supernova is due to the collapse of a massive star, at least eight timesas massive as the sun, that has used up its main nuclear fuel and produced a nickel-ironcore. When this core can no longer support the pressure of the star’s outer layer, itcollapses to form a neutron star of immense density. Over 2,500 million tons of neutronstar packed into a matchbox. Its temperature is around 100,000 million degreescentigrade. Multitudes of neutrons are produced in the collapsed star, which pass directlythrough the star into space, and this release of neutrons causes the core to respond with ashock wave that moves outward. When it meets the material that is falling inward, theresult is a catastrophic explosion. Sometimes most of the star’s material is blown away,leaving only a small, incredibly dense remnant that may be a neutron star or, in extremecases, a black hole.A supernova is often more than 500 million times as luminous as the sun. Asupernova remnant (SNR) may be detectable as a pulsar, an example of which is the24 Crab Nebula, known to be a remnant of the supernova observed in the year 1054. The1987 supernova in the Large Cloud of Magellan had a low peak luminosity by supernovastandards, only about 250 million times that of the sun. As its brightest the supernovashone as a star between magnitudes 2 and 3, even though it was 170,000 light-yearsaway.61. What is the main topic of the passage?A. The heat of supernovasB. The formation and power of a supernovaC. The role of shock waves in a supernovaneutron star.D. The density of a62. The word “it” refers to ……………….. .A. core of the collapsedcatastrophic explosionB. neutron starC. shock waveD.63. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE about the 1987supernova?A. It was the brightest supernovaB. It was brighter than the sunC. It shone as a star between magnitudes 3 and 4peak luminouslyD. It had the lowest64. The word “detectable” is closest in meaning to ……………… .A. assumedB. knownC. perceptibleD. audible65. Which of the following words can best be substituted for “remnant”?A. characteristicB. relicC. specterD. remainder66. The author of this passage is most likely ……………… .A. an astronomerB. an economistC. a mathematician D. a botanist67. The word “multitudes” is closest in meaning to ………………….. .A. small numbersB. groupsC. lotsD. temperatures68. The word “luminous” is closest in meaning to ………………….. .A. powerfulB. brightC. hotD. distant69. What can be inferred from the passage about supernovas?25 A. They sometimes result in a black holeof a supernovaC. They occur when two stars collideB. The sun is a remnantD. They only happen to pulsars70. According to the passage, what marks the beginning of a supernova?A. The neutrons of a star become very denseup its main nuclear fuelB. A massive star usesC. A star has grown too bigD. A star is born.D. WRITING (30 points)I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly thesame as the sentence printed before it. (10 points)71. “You’ve done really well to pass your driving test so quickly” -> She congratulated…………………………….72. This is the first time that I have seen an eclipse of the sun.-> Never……………………………………………… .73. No situation is more depressing than being unemployed.-> Being…………………………………………………. .74. If you should get caught doing this. You will go to prison. -> Were…………………………………………….….75. I admit he’s clever, but I don’t think he’ll solve this problem.-> However…………………………………………. .76. The thinking is that he has been targeted to succeed the president.-> He is………………………………….. .77. The house collapsed because of faulty building work. -> It was…………………………………………………… .78. They are not going to reach an agreement before it’s too late.-> By the time……………………………………. .79. Many people died because of the lack of medical facilities. -> It…………………………………………………. .80. He managed to complete the sculpture although his eyesight was failing.-> Despite……………………………. .26 II. Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the one in italics. (10 points)81. Cocaine will destroy more people and the environment as it spreads to othercountries.A. Cocaine spreads to other countries after destroying people and the environment.B. Spreading to other countries, cocaine will destroy more people and environment.C. Cocaine destroys more countries with people and environment.D. Cocaine will spread to countries and destroy the environment.82. The clouds covered the moon so thickly that we couldn’t find our way back to thecottage.A. We couldn’t find our way back to the cottage because the clouds covered the moonthickly.B. The clouds were too thick to find their way back to the cottage.C. The moon was covered so thickly that it couldn’t find the way out.D. The way back to the cottage couldn’t be found as the clouds were so thickly covered.83. Colour is an important facet of nature, influencing the life of almost every creature.A. Influencing the life of almost every creature in nature, colour is important.B. As important as every creature in nature, colour influences every facet of nature.C. Colour, which is an important facet of nature, influences the life of almost everycreature.D. Colour influences the life of almost every important creature in a facet of nature.84. She feels happy because of her coming birthday party.A. Her coming birthday party makes her happy.born, she feels happy.B. Because she wasC. She feels happy to come to a birthday party.will happily come.D. Her birthday party85. Only with careful environmental planning can we protect the world in which we live.A. Careful environmental planning protects the world we live in.B. We can protect the world we live in only with careful environmental planning.27 C. Protecting the world we live in, we plan the environment carefully.D. Planning the environment carefully, we can protect the world in which we live.86. My brother and I dressed as quickly as we could, but we missed the school bus andwere late for school today.A. My brother and I were late for school because we dressed too quickly.B. My brother and I dressed quickly but we were late for school because we missed theschool bus.C. My brother and I missed the school bus so we were late for school.D. My brother and I could dress quickly but could not be in time for school.87. Doing more than checking out books, the city librarian must help to plan puppetshows for children.A. Checking out more books than puppet shows is what the city librarian must do.B. The city librarian checks out books and puppets for children in the city.C. Helping to plan puppet shows for children is the main duty of the city librarian, notchecking out of books.D. The librarian must help to plan puppet shows for children in addition to checking outof books.88. If you are disappointed with an inexpensive bicycle, then save your money for a moreexpensive model.A. You should save up to buy a more expensive bicycle if your inexpensive onedisappoints you.B. An inexpensive bicycle is disappointing, so buy an expensive one.C. A more expensive bicycle saves you so much money, so don’t buy an inexpensivemodel.D. You’d better buy an inexpensive bicycle to save more money.89. You should take regular exercises in stead of sitting in front of the television all day.A. Sitting in front of the television all day and taking exercises are advisable.B. Don’t take regular exercises, just sit in front of the television all day in stead.28 C. Sitting in front of the television all day helps you take regular exercises.D. Taking regular exercises is better than sitting in front of the television all day.90. Who made you work so hard yesterday?A. Why did you work so hard yesterday?B. What made you work so hard yesterday?C. Who forced you to work so hard yesterday?D. How could youwork so hard yesterday?III. Write a paragraph (150 – 200 words) about the important of family in aperson’s life. ( 10 points)KEYS TO ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011Practice 2(Time allowed: 180 minutes)A. LISTENING. (15 points)Listen to a telephone conversation. Look at the questions 1- 15 and fill in the missingdetails on the envelope in which the box office puts the caller’s tickets. You will hear thepiece twice.Day: (1)………………………….Date: (2)……………………….Time: (3)…………………………Title of the play: (4) ………………………………performed by the local (5)……………………………………..StageStallsABC1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 151 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 151 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 15Stalls(6)£…….16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30A16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30CB16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 3029 DEFGH1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 151 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 151 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 15(7)£…….16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30D16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30F16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30H1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 1516 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 301 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 1516 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30CircleABC1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 151 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 15E1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 151 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 15GCircle(8)£…….1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1213 14 15DE16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30A16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30CB16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30(9)£…….16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30DE16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30Tickets:Row: (10) ……………………… Numbers: (11)………………………………..For Mr. (12) ……………………………………………………………. .Tel. No. Townville (13) ……………………………………………….. .To be collected before: Day: (14) …………………………………. . Time: (15)……………………………….. .30 B. PHONETICS (5 points)Find the word with the stress pattern different from that of the other three words ineach question.16. A. furnitureB. actualC. detectiveD. consonant17. A. responsibleB. positiveC. solutionD. exciting18. A. dependentB. differentC. interestD. crocodile19. A. diplomaticB. destination20. A. willingnessB. violenceC. artificialC. diplomatD. memorialD. millionaireC. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARI. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. (15 points)21. It seem to be your boss who is ………………. fault in this case.A. underB. atC. withD. for22. I’ll be kind to her ……………. she decides to leave me.A. in caseB. so thatC. for fear thatD. lest23. ………………., the catfish is prized for its taste.A. With ugly look B. As ugly looking C. Ugly looking as it is D. As it is uglylooking24. –“What a lovely house you have!” - “ …………………”A. No problemB. I think so C. Thank you. Hope you will drop in.course not. It’s not costly.D. Of25. –“Who broke the window?” – “ …………………”A. I amdid. Sorry.B. Sorry to hear thatC. I did. Excuse meD. I26. – “Janet, make us some tea, will you?” – “……………………”A. No, I won’tcan’t. I’m afraid.B. Sorry, I don’tC. Don’t worry. Go aheadD. I27. – “Would you mind moving your bag from the seat?” – “……………………….”31 A. Yes, I would like.You shouldn’t say thatB. Don’t mention itC. Oh, sorryD.28. “I didn’t get the job!” – “……………………”A. Good heavens! B. Bless you!luck next time!C. That’s brilliant! D. Never mind, better29. Mr. Gump supposes, …………………., that he will retire at 60.A. like most people did B. as most of peopledo most peopleC. like most people doD. as30. Children can be difficult to teach because of their short attention ……………… .A. limitB. durationC. spanD. time31. It really gets me …………….. having to work so much overtime.A. upB. onC. byD. down32. …………………., I would give a party.A. Were she to come next monthB. She were to come next monthA. If she come next monthD. Should she come next month33. The parcel I sent you ………………… by now.A. is supposed to arriveD. would arriveB. should arriveC. should have arrived34. You are too old to carry on working. It’s time you called it a …………….. .A. yearB. monthC. weekD. day35. On the battle field ………………………… .A. the tanks layB. did the tanks lie C. lay the tanksD. lied thetanksII. Supply the correct form of the word provided in brackets in each sentence. (10points)51.It’s …infuriating.. when people won’t believe things that are obviously true.(FURY)52.This statue ……commemorate………. the soldiers who died in the war.(MEMORY) tuong niem32 53.The world champion was ……dethroned………. by a younger Russian challenger.(THRONE) phe truat ngoi vi54.…Theoretically………….., we could still win, but it’s not very likely. (THEORY)55.Newts, frogs and toads are ……amphibious………………….animals.(AMPHIBIAN)56.They never dare to leave their only child ……unattended……….. for even amoment. (ATTEND)57.The place where you can wash your clothes with coin-operated washing machines iscalled …laundrette/ laundromat. . (LAUNDRY)58.They live in a remote area, …inaccessible…………………… except by car.(ACCESS)59.He was taken to court for ……non- payment……………… . (PAY)60.Many countries have agreed on the …disarmamemt………………… treaty. (ARM)III. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (10 points)61.If the (A) water level had (B)raised any (C) higher, the dam would (D) probablyhave broken. -> risen62.(A) As soon as 8000 B.C, people (B)began to experiment (C) with methods ofhelping (D) the sick. -> by63.(A) The Concorde can fly (B) across the Atlantic without re-fueling and (C)carrying 11 tons of (D) freight.64.The problem of (A) inadequate salaries for teachers (B) not only exists in a smaller(C) communities but also (D) in large cities.65.The American soprano Mary Gardour, (A) who had one of the greatest operaticvoices of her (B) era, retired (C) at the height of (D) the career. -> herC. READING (20 points)I. Read the passage and then decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space.(10 points)Fun and Games33 Do you think computer games are just for kids? Then you should think again. You mightbe surprised to learn that the games industry now makes more money than Hollywood.(51) …………. A family buy a new PC, all they really want to do is to play games.It is (52) ………surprising that video gaming has become one of the most popular (53)………… of entertainment today. A good game is like a good film; it will hold your (54)……………, (55) ………… your imagination and play with your emotions.The big difference, however, is that watching a movie is a passive (56) …. You have nosay in how the (57) …… develops or which characters dominate the story. Withcomputer games, you direct the action and that is (58) ……. makes them so exciting.Finding the (59) ……. game is likely to signal the beginning of a lasting love affair withthe interactive world of make-believe.It is wrong to think of gaming as something simply for children and teenagers. In fact,the (60) ………. growth area of the market is the 25-35 age group.51. A. As soon as B. As well asC. As far asD. As long as52. A. whateverB. noC. hardlyD. barely53. A. makesB. meansC. sorts54. A. feelingsB. attentionC. breath55. A. hold56. A. pastimeB. captureB. actionC. graspB. contentC. account58. A. thingB. whichC. whatB. right60. A. broadestB. widestD. controlD. clutchC. passion57. A. event59. A. accurateD. formsD. funD. plotD. part thatC. completeC. biggestD. properD. farthestII. Read the following passages carefully, then choose the ONE best answer to eachquestion (10 points)Supernovas are the most powerful and spectacular outbursts known in nature. What iscalled a Type II supernova is due to the collapse of a massive star, at least eight times asmassive as the sun, that has used up its main nuclear fuel and produced a nickel-ironcore. When this core can no longer support the pressure of the star’s outer layer, itcollapses to form a neutron star of immense density. Over 2,500 million tons of neutron34 star packed into a matchbox. Its temperature is around 100,000 million degreescentigrade. Multitudes of neutrons are produced in the collapsed star, which pass directlythrough the star into space, and this release of neutrons causes the core to respond with ashock wave that moves outward. When it meets the material that is falling inward, theresult is a catastrophic explosion. Sometimes most of the star’s material is blown away,leaving only a small, incredibly dense remnant that may be a neutron star or, in extremecases, a black hole.A supernova is often more than 500 million times as luminous as the sun. A supernovaremnant (SNR) may be detectable as a pulsar, an example of which is the Crab Nebula,known to be a remnant of the supernova observed in the year 1054. The 1987 supernovain the Large Cloud of Magellan had a low peak luminosity by supernova standards, onlyabout 250 million times that of the sun. As its brightest the supernova shone as a starbetween magnitudes 2 and 3, even though it was 170,000 light-years away.61. What is the main topic of the passage?A. The heat of supernovassupernovaB. The formation and power of aC. The role of shock waves in a supernovaneutron star.D. The density of a62. The word “it” refers to ……………….. .A. core of the collapsedcatastrophic explosionB. neutron starC. shock waveD.63. According to the passage, which of the following is TRUE about the 1987supernova?A. It was the brightest supernovaB. It was brighter than the sunC. It shone as a star between magnitudes 3 and 4peak luminouslyD. It had the lowest64. The word “detectable” is closest in meaning to ……………… .A. assumedB. knownC. perceptibleD. audible65. Which of the following words can best be substituted for “remnant”?A. characteristicB. relicC. specterD. remainder66. The author of this passage is most likely ……………… .35 A. an astronomer B. an economistC. a mathematician D. a botanist67. The word “multitudes” is closest in meaning to ………………….. .A. small numbersB. groupsC. lotsD. temperatures68. The word “luminous” is closest in meaning to ………………….. .A. powerfulB. brightC. hotD. distant69. What can be inferred from the passage about supernovas?A. They sometimes result in a black holeof a supernovaC. They occur when two stars collideB. The sun is a remnantD. They only happen to pulsars70. According to the passage, what marks the beginning of a supernova?A. The neutrons of a star become very denseup its main nuclear fuelC. A star has grown too bigB. A massive star usesD. A star is born.D. WRITING (30 points)I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly thesame as the sentence printed before it. (10 points)71. “You’ve done really well to pass your driving test so quickly” -> She congratulatedme on passing my driving test so quickly.72. This is the first time that I have seen an eclipse of the sun.-> Never before have Iseen an eclipse of the sun.73. No situation is more depressing than being unemployed.-> Being unemployed is themost depressing situation .74. If you should get caught doing this. You will go to prison. -> Were you to get caughtdoing this, you would go to prison.75. I admit he’s clever, but I don’t think he’ll solve this problem.-> However clever hemay be, I don’t think he’ll solve this problem.76. The thinking is that he has been targeted to succeed the president.-> He is thought tohave been targeted to succeed the president.36 77. The house collapsed because of faulty building work. -> It was faulty building workthat caused the building to collapsed of the building .78. They are not going to reach an agreement before it’s too late.-> By the time theyreach an agreement, it will be too late79. Many people died because of the lack of medical facilities. -> It was the lack ofmedical facilities that cause the death of many people/ many people to die.80. He managed to complete the sculpture although his eyesight was failing.-> Despitehis failing eyesight, he managed to complete the sculture .II. Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the one in italics. (10 points)81. Cocaine will destroy more people and the environment as it spreads to othercountries.A. Cocaine spreads to other countries after destroying people and the environment.B. Spreading to other countries, cocaine will destroy more people and environment.C. Cocaine destroys more countries with people and environment.D. Cocaine will spread to countries and destroy the environment.82. The clouds covered the moon so thickly that we couldn’t find our way back to thecottage.A. We couldn’t find our way back to the cottage because the clouds covered the moonthickly.B. The clouds were too thick to find their way back to the cottage.C. The moon was covered so thickly that it couldn’t find the way out.D. The way back to the cottage couldn’t be found as the clouds were so thickly covered.83. Colour is an important facet of nature, influencing the life of almost every creature.A. Influencing the life of almost every creature in nature, colour is important.B. As important as every creature in nature, colour influences every facet of nature.C. Colour, which is an important facet of nature, influences the life of almost everycreature.D. Colour influences the life of almost every important creature in a facet of nature.84. She feels happy because of her coming birthday party.37 A. Her coming birthday party makes her happy.born, she feels happy.B. Because she wasC. She feels happy to come to a birthday party.will happily come.D. Her birthday party85. Only with careful environmental planning can we protect the world in which we live.A. Careful environmental planning protects the world we live in.B. We can protect the world we live in only with careful environmental planning.C. Protecting the world we live in, we plan the environment carefully.D. Planning the environment carefully, we can protect the world in which we live.86. My brother and I dressed as quickly as we could, but we missed the school bus andwere late for school today.A. My brother and I were late for school because we dressed too quickly.B. My brother and I dressed quickly but we were late for school because we missed theschool bus.C. My brother and I missed the school bus so we were late for school.D. My brother and I could dress quickly but could not be in time for school.87. Doing more than checking out books, the city librarian must help to plan puppetshows for children.A. Checking out more books than puppet shows is what the city librarian must do.B. The city librarian checks out books and puppets for children in the city.C. Helping to plan puppet shows for children is the main duty of the city librarian, notchecking out of books.D. The librarian must help to plan puppet shows for children in addition to checkingout of books.88. If you are disappointed with an inexpensive bicycle, then save your money for a moreexpensive model.A. You should save up to buy a more expensive bicycle if your inexpensive onedisappoints you.B. An inexpensive bicycle is disappointing, so buy an expensive one.38 C. A more expensive bicycle saves you so much money, so don’t buy an inexpensivemodel.D. You’d better buy an inexpensive bicycle to save more money.89. You should take regular exercises in stead of sitting in front of the television all day.A. Sitting in front of the television all day and taking exercises are advisable.B. Don’t take regular exercises, just sit in front of the television all day in stead.C. Sitting in front of the television all day helps you take regular exercises.D. Taking regular exercises is better than sitting in front of the television all day.90. Who made you work so hard yesterday?A. Why did you work so hard yesterday?B. What made you work so hard yesterday?C. Who forced you to work so hard yesterday?work so hard yesterday?D. How could youIII. Write a paragraph (150 – 200 words) about the important of family in aperson’s life. ( 10 points)39 ĐỀ KHẢO SÁT HỌC SINH GIỎI MÔN TIẾNG ANHTHỜI GIAN 120 PHÚTA. LISTENING. (15 points)You will listen to a conversation about some customs in some countries. Listen and dothe tasks that follow.40 I. Complete the table below:FestivalChusokSetsubunSt. Anthony’s DayCountry(1)…………………..(2)(3)…………………….. ……………………Date(4)…………………(5)…………………….(6)……………………II. Mark True (T) or False (F):7. On Chusok, people often thank their ancestors for a happy year.8. On Chusok people often have go to their ancestors’ graves and do some clean up.9. Setsubun is a time to give thank to the new harvest.10. On Setsubun, people often throw dried beans around their home.11. On Setsubun, people often try to take better care of their pets.12. On St. Anthony’s Day, animals are dressed up and taken to church.13. St. Anthony’s day is a time to celebrate the beginning of spring.14. On Setsubun, people eat rice cakes.15. People can ask for protection of their animals on St. Anthony’s Day.B. Phonetics (5 points)Find the word with the stress pattern different from that of the other three words ineach question.1. A. essentialB. attentionC. appearanceD. photograph2. A. educationappropriateB. comparative3. A. dominateB. business4. A. traditionalconvenienceB. appliancesC. complicatedD.5. A. significantindependenceB. integrationC. conversationD.C. receptionistC. employeeD.D. grandchildren41 C. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARI. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. (15 points)1. He set on alarm clock for five o’clock and the other for five past so as to ……….. thathe did not oversleep.A. assureB. ensureC. insureD. reassure2. The son and the moon are often ……….. in poetry.A. personifiedB. personalizedC. personalD. privatized3. The ceiling fans were on but unfortunately they ……….. the hot, humid air.A. stirred upB. poured through C. turned intoD. cut back4. The tension was becoming unbearable, …….. I wanted to scream.A. thereforeB. andC. butD. then5. It looks ………… the game will be cancelled ……….the rain stops.A. like/ unlessB. that/ as long as C. as/ for fear that D. as if/ unless6. “………?” “Sorry, he has gone to Japan. But he will be back in two days.”A. Who is JackB. May I speak to Jack C. How is Jack todayD.What’s wrong with Jack7. “Can I get some chalk for you, Mr. Smith? “………”A. Not at allB. With pleasure C. No problemD. That’s verynice of you8. “ It’s kind of you to give me a ride to the station?” “ ………….”A. Not at all. It was a pleasure B. never mindC. It doesn’t matterD.Don’t mention it9. “ Hello, may I speak to John Smith?” “……………….”A. I’m John Smith B. My name is John Smith C. John Smith is me D. This isJohn Smith speaking.10. . “ …………?” “ I’d like to see that red dress.”A. What do you likeB. do you want anythingC. What can I do for youD. What will you do11. It’s imperative that this letter …………….. immediately.A. were sentB. sentC. be sentD. send12. Most people in cities should …….. cycling instead of using cars.A. rely onB. take upC. set upD. get round to42 13. ………….further rioting to occur, the government would be forced to use itsemergency powers.A. ShouldB. DidC. WereD. Had14. I was astonished that he turned down the job – I ……………….. it would have beenideal for him.A. have thoughtthinkingB. would have thoughtC. am thinkingD. had been15. It turned out that we …….. rushed to the airport as the plane was delayed by severalhours.A. hadn’tB. should haveC. needn’t haveD. mustn’tII. Supply the correct form of the word provided in brackets in each sentence. (10points)1. ………….is the ongoing process that deepens and broadens the relationships andinterdependence among countries. (globe)2. These students voluntarily spent their summer vacations helping the ………… .(advantage)3. What happened to Harold? I find his behavior quite…………. . (comprehend)4. The cost of …………… to the show is reasonable. (admit)5. ………….., there are black holes in space.(theory)6. ………… parked cars usually get a ticket and sometimes towed away. (legal)7. It seems ………… to change the timetable so often. (logic)8. It was a long, slow film. I nearly died of …………… . (bore)9. He suffered from constant ………………… . (sleep)10.I’ll always remember that journey – it was an ………….. experience. (forget)III. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (5 points)1. To (A)make out the lost time, we (B)booked a (C)direct flight from California(D)to New York.43 2. Among the (A)earliest telescopes (B) were Galilean telescopes, modeled after thesimple instrument (C) built by Galileo, the first person (D) having used telescopesto study the stars and planets.3. It was (A) her(B) who suggested that he (C) go to New York in order (D) to get adirect flight.4. Malnutrition (A) is a major cause of death (B) in those countries where thecultivation of rice (C) have been impeded by (D) recurrent drought.5. Isabella (A)danced in her (B)bare feet and wore loose-fitting (C)clothing garmentsthat allowed her (D)freedom of movement.C. READING (20 points)I. Read the passage and then decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space.(10 points)Reports that the government is about to (1) …………….. the go ahead to plans for thebuilding of a new run away at London’s Gatwick airport have angered local residents andraised fears of increased noise and exhaust pollution. The (2) ……….plans also includepermission for additional night flight and will (3) ……………. the compulsory purchaseof farmland, as well as the demolition of a number of private homes. According tosources close to the Ministry of Transport, the government is known to be concerned bythe increasing (4) …………. of traffic at London Heathrow, where there are no plans forfurther runaways in the foreseeable (5) …………….. . Gatwick is widely (6) ……..as abetter (7) ……….for expansion than London’s third airport, Stansted, which is stillsuffers from poor transport links. A spokesperson for the Keep Gatwick Quietassociation, (8) ……………. up of local people, accused the government of going backon promises made before the General Election. “We were told then that the airportauthority had no (9) …………. of building another runaway, and we believe that thegovernment has duty to (10) …………..its pledges.” Prominent figures in thegovernment are also believed to be concerned at the news, although the Prime Minister,interviewed last night, is quoted as saying that reports were ‘misleading’. However, hewould not give an assurance that plans for building a runaway had definitely beenrejected.1. A. signB. makeC. giveD. approve44 2. A. controversial B. debatable3. A. involveB. concern4. A. sumB. size5. A. yearsB. periodC. notoriousD. doubtfulC. assumeD. needC. volumeD. lengthC. timeD. future6. A. regardedB. believedC. feltD. held7. A. potentialB. outlookC. prospectD. likelihood8. A. madeB. setC. broughtD. taken9. A. desireB. intentionC. wishD. objective10. A. bear outB. count onC. pull offD. stand byII. Read the following passages carefully, then choose the ONE best answer to eachquestion (10 points)The principle of use and disuse states that those parts of organisms’ bodies that areused grow larger. Those parts that are not tend to whither away. It is an observed factthat when you exercise particular muscles, they grow. Those that are never useddiminish. By examining a man’s body, we can tell which muscles he uses and which hedoes not. We may even be able to guess his profession or his recreation. Enthusiasts of“body-building” cult make use of the principle of use and disuse to build their bodies,almost like a piece of sculpture, into whatever unnatural shape is demanded by fashion inthis peculiar minority culture. Muscles are not the only parts of the body that respond touse in this kind of way. Walk barefoot and you acquire harder skin on your soles. It iseasy to tell a farmer from a bank teller by looking at their hands alone. The farmer’shands are horny, hardened by long exposure to rough work. The teller’s hands arerelatively soft. The principle of use and disuse enable animals to become better at the jobof surviving in their world, progressively better during their lifetime as a result of livingin that world. Humans, through direct exposure to sun light, or lack of it, develop a skincolor which equips them better to survive in the particular local conditions. Too muchsunlight is dangerous. Enthusiastic sunbathers with very fair skins are susceptible to skincancer. Too little sunlight, on the other hand, leads to vitamin-D deficiency and rickets.The brown pigment melanin which is synthesized under the influence of sunlight make ascreen to protect the underlying tissues from the harmful effects of further sunlight. If asuntanned person moves to a less sunny climate, the melanin disappears, and the body is45 able to benefit from what little sun there is. This can be represented as an instance of theprinciple use and disuse: skin goes brown when it is used, and fades to white when it isnot.1. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. How principle of use and disuse change people’s concepts of themselves.B. The way in which people change themselves to conform to fashion.C. The changes that occur according to the principle of use and disuse.D. The effects of the sun on the principle of use and disuse.2. The phrase “whither away” is closest in meaning to:A. splitB. rotC. perishD. shrink3. The word “those” refers to …………. .A. organismsB. bodiesC. partsD. muscles4. According to the passage, men who body build …………….. .A. appear like sculpturesB. change their appearanceC. belong to strange cultsD. are very fashionable5. From the passage, it can be inferred that the author views body building…………. .A. with enthusiasmB. as an artistic formC. with scientific interestD. of doubtful benefit6. The word “horny” is closest in meaning to ……………. .A. firmB. strongC. toughD. dense7. From the passage, it can be inferred that the principle of use and disuse enableorganisms to……A. change their existenceC. survive in any conditionsB. automatically benefitD. improve their lifetime8. The author suggests that melanin……………. .46 A. is necessary for the production of vitamin DclimatesB. is beneficial in sunlessC. helps protect fair-skinned peopleD. is a synthetic product9. In the passage the author mentions sun tanning as an example of …………….. .A. humans improving their local condition.condition.B. humans surviving in adverseC. humans using the principle of use and disuse.skin cancer.D. humans running the risk of10. The word “susceptible” could be best replaced by ………….. .A. condemnedB. vulnerableC. allergicD. suggestibleE. Writing: I. Choose the best option to complete the sentences. (10 points)1. George belongs to the ………………………. .A. class of the upper middleB. upper middle classC. class from the center upD. high medium class2. Jane changed her major from French to business, ……………………… .A. with hopes to be able easier to locate employmentget a job.B. hoping she can easierC. with the hope for being able to find better a job.more easily.D. hoping to find a job3. He has received several scholarships …………………………………. .A. not only because of his artistic but his academic ability.B. for both his academic ability as well as his artistic.C. because of his academic and artistic ability.D. as resulting of his ability in the art and the academy.4. Of the two new workers, one is experienced and ………….. .A. the others are notlacks experienceB. another is experienced C. the other is not D. other5. Deep in the Rio Beck area of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula ………………… .47 A. does a 1,250-year-old pyramid lieB. a 1,250-year-old pyramid lieC. lies a 1250 -year-old pyramidD. is a 1,250-year-old pyramid lying6. ………………………., Luxor did not reach preeminence until about 2,000 B.C.A. Many centuries earlier it was foundedB. The city founded centuries earlierC. Although founded many centuries earlierearlierD. Founding the city centuries7. ……………….. often serve as places of public entertainment and festivals, theycan also be places where people can find peace and solitude.A. Even though city parksare city parks whichB. City parksC. City parks that D. There8. Harvey will wash the clothes, …………………………………. .A. iron the shirts, prepare the meal, dusting the furnitureB. ironing the shirts, preparing the meal, and dusting the furnitureC. iron the shirts, prepare the meal, and dust the furnitureD. to iron the shirts, prepare the meal, and dust the furniture9. The doctor insisted that his patient ………………………. .A. that he not work to hard for three monthC. taking it easy for three monthsmonthsB. take it easy for three monthsD. to take some vacations for three10. Captain Henry, ……………….., crept slowly through the under bush.A. being remote from the enemyB. attempting to not encounter the enemyC. trying to avoid the enemyD. not involving himself in the enemyII. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly thesame as the sentence printed before it. (10 points)1. “What a lovely new Ao dai you are wearing, Mai” said her friend. -> Mai’s friend………………………………… .2. It would have been a super weekend if it hadn’t been for the weather. -> But……………………………….. .48 3. We weren’t surprised by his success. -> It came……………………………………………………………. .4. It’s a waste of time to try and explain anything to Tony. -> It’s not…………………………………………………… .5. Not having heard the weather forecast, John was surprised by the snow. -> As…………………………………. .6. With the exception of Maggie’s husband, everyone is here. -> Apart……………………………………….. .7. I am absolutely sure he took the money on purpose. -> He couldn’t……………………………………………. .8. His disabilities did not prevent him from sailing around the world. -> Despite the fact……………………….. .9. Her success went beyond her expectation. -> Neverhad…………………………………………………………… .10. You didn’t think carefully enough before you decided. -> You ought…………………………………………….. .III. Write a paragraph about 150 words to develop this topic sentence: (10 points)Some Vietnamese family traditions have been lost in the nuclear family nowadays.……………………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..49 Keys: Đế khảo sát hsgPhonetics:1. D2. A 3. C4. C5. AVocabulary and grammar.i.1. B8. A2. A3. A4. B5. D6. B7. D9. D10. C11. C12. B13. C14. D 15. Cii. 1. Globalization 2. disadvantaged 3. incomprehensibleTheoretically6. illegallyunforgetable7. illogicalIII. 1. A. make up for5. garments4. admission8. boredom 9. sleeplessness2. D. to have used 3. A. she5.10.4. C. has beenC. Reading:I. 1. C2. A3. A4. C5. D6. A7. C8. A9. B10. DII. 1. C2. D3. D4. C5. D6. C7. C8. C9. C10. BD. Writing:I. Choose the best option to complete the sentences.50 1. B2. D3. C8. C9. B10. C4. C5. C6. C7. BII.1. Mai’s friend complimented her on her lovely new Ao dai./ Mai’s friendpraised her for her lovely new Ao dai.2. 2. But for the weather, it would have been a super weekend.. the weekenwould have been super.3. It’s not worth trying to explain anything to Tony.4. It came as no surprise to us that he was/ had been successful.5. As John hadn’t heard the weather forecast, he was surprised by the snow.6. Apart from Meggie’s husband, everyone is here.7. He couldn’t possibly have taken the money by mistakes/ chance/ accident/coincidence.8. Despite the fact that he was disabled, he managed to sail around theworld.9. Never had she expected that she was so successful.10.You ought to have thought more carefully before you decided.ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011PRACTICE 3A. LISTENING. (15 points)I. Listen to the first recording twice:Circle the best answer.1. This is …………. .A. a surveyB. an interviewC. a face-to-face conversation D. a smalltalk2. The people talking ……………….. .A. are co-workers B. are friendsteacher and studentC. do not know each otherD.51 3. They are ……………… .A. in an officeB. at an airportC. at a hotelD. at schoolComplete the information on the form.Missing Baggage DetailsFlight number: (4) ………………… . From: (5)……………….…Passenger Name: (6) ………………… . Mr./ Ms. (7)…………….Number of Bags: (8) ……………….. .Phone (9)………………….Local Address: (10)…………………………………………….…..II. Listen to the second recording and answer the questions:1. Where was Bill Daniel’s office in Chicago?…………………………………………………………………………………………………2. Why couldn’t they go down when the building was on fire?………………………………………………………..……………………………………….3. How was he rescued?………………..……………………………………………………………………………….4. What disaster did Martha survive? ………………………………….…..………………………………………………………………… .5.What did she see people doing when the disaster happened?………………………………………………………………………………………………..B. PHONETICS (5 POINTS)Find the word with the stress pattern different from that of the other three words ineach question.1. A. educationB. authority2. A. historianB. certificate3. A. algebraB. generalC. achievementC. academicC. disruptiveD. environmentD. curriculumD. competence52 4. A. accessB. behave5. A. scientificC. finalB. systematicD. videoC. particularD. independentC. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARI. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. (15 points)1. When he woke up, he realized that the things he had dreamt about could not ………..have happened.A. possiblyB. likelyC. certainlyD. potentially2. - “Do you think the book is expensive?” - “Yes, it’s not ………… what we paid forit.”A. worthyB. worth ofC. worthD. valuable3. The new system didn’t ………….. expectations.A. catch up withcome up toB. bring aboutC. come acrossD.4. They are going to make …………… excursion next month.A. a two-weekweek’sB. two-weekC. two weeks’D. a two-5. This is a very important decision. All our lives are …………………….. stake.A. onB. outC. atD. out6. I reckon Martin is ………… of a nervous breakdown.A. in chargeB. under suspicion C. on the vergeD. indicative7. It had been announced that the proposed new office block …………….. because ofthe current economic situation.A. will not be now built B. will now not be built C. will not now be built D.now will not be built8. …….20th century, technological advances expanded the definition of the book toinclude audio books and electronic books or e-books.A. In the mid- and lateand laterB. In mid-and late C. Mid- and lateD. Middle9. His life style was ………… that everyone knew he was rich.A. so muchB. suchC. soD. like10. He uses a stick ……………. It would be hard for him to walk.A. in caseB. for fear thatC. without which D. without it11. “Shall we have a drink when you finish your talk?”A. No, you can’t“…………..”B. All right C. You’re welcomeD. You needn’t do that53 12. . “……………………….”“Thanks, I will”A. Wish you a happy journey. B. Give my best wishes to your parentsC. Thank you for your help.D. You got the first prize. Congratulation!13. . “I lost my wallet on my way to school this morning.”“……………! You must be careful next time.”A. Take carewelcomeB. Excuse meC. What a pityD.You’re14. “Hi, Bob. How’s your family?” “……………..”A. Fine, thank youB. It’s a big oneC. Not at allD. They’re having breakfast15. “ Could you come, please? I want some help.” “……………”A. Yes, I couldrightB. You’re welcomeC. Sure, I’m coming now D.That’sII. Supply the correct form of the word provided in brackets in each sentence. (10points)1. I was annoyed at his …………… to co-operate. (REFUSE)2. The book doesn’t say much about prices, but it is very …………. about everythingelse. (INFORM)3. The noise …………… as the plane got father away. (LESS)4. He lost in the election because he was a weak and …………… leader. (DECIDE)5. I couldn’t help it. The accident was ………….. . (AVOID)6. She was ………………knowledgeable about the history of China. (EXTREME)7. He was very …………….. when his cat was run over. (SET)8. Jackson had another violent ………….with the referee. (AGREE)9. Many people were buried …………. after the earthquake. (LIVE)10.She studied ……………… at university. (ECONOMY)III. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (5 points)1. We insist on (A)you (B) leaving the meeting (C) before any (D)further outburst.2. Nine of (A) every ten people in the world (B) lives in the country (C) in whichthey (D) were born.3. (A)It is necessary that the doctor (B) will sign all the (C) copies, not just the (D)top one.54 4. Please send me the (A)smallest, most (B)recently published, and (C)less expensivedictionary that you have (D)available.5. The (A)carefulness with which she (B)prepared the thesis was (C)evident to the(D) committee.I. Read the passage and then decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space.(10 points)Earthquakes are amongst the most (1) …………….natural disasters. They usually (2)………… without any warning and result in a great (3) ……………… of life and anenormous demolition of buildings. Additionally, they may cause devastating landslidesor create gigantic tidal waves which, in fact, are colossal walls of water smashing intoseashores with such force that they are (4) ………… of destroying coastal cities.However, the (5) ………… majority of fatalities and serious injuries come (6) …………when buildings (7) ……………. .Most frequently, the earthquakes lasts 30 to 60 seconds, so usually there is no timeto avert the mortal upshot once the shaking starts. The savage forces of an earthquaketrigger off a complex chain (8) …………… in the building structure when it is shaken,lifted, pushed or pulled. A building’s height, its shape and construction materials are themost significant (9) ……………… deciding about the survival or collapse of thestructure and, consequently, about the life or death of its (10) ………………. .1. A. destructiondestroyedB. destructiveC. destroying2. A. assaultB. beatC. strike3. A. fatalityB. lossC. harm4. A. potential5. A. wideB. conceivableB. broadD.D. attackD. wasteC. capableC. fullD. possibleD. vast6. A. inB. aboutC. over7. A. collapseB. jumbleC. destroyD. demolish8. A. activityB. motionC. progressD. reactionC. pointsD. ingredients9. A. factors10. A. settlersB. phenomenaB. citizensC. inhabitantsD. onD. burghersII. Read the following passage carefully, then choose the ONE best answer to eachquestion (10 points)Foot racing is a popular activity in the United States. It is seen not only as acompetitive sport but also as a way to exercise, to enjoy the camaraderie of like-mindedpeople, and to donate money to a good cause. Though serious runners may spendmonths training to compete, other runners and walkers might not train at all. Those notcompeting to win might run in an effort to beat their own time or simply to enjoy the fun55 and exercise. People of all ages, from those of less than one year (who may be pushed instrollers) to those in their eighties, enter into this sport. The races are held on city streets,on college campuses, through parks, and in suburban areas, and they are commonly 5 to10kilometersinlength.The largest footrace in the world is the 12-kilometer Bay to Breakers race that isheld in San Francisco every spring. This race begins on the east side of the city near SanFrancisco Bay and ends on the west side at the Pacific Ocean. There may be 80,000 ormore people running in this race through the streets and hills of San Francisco. In thefront are the serious runners who compete to win and who might finish in as little as 34minutes. Behind them are the thousands who take several hours to finish. In the back ofthe race are those who dress in costumes and come just for fun. One year there was agroup of men who dressed like Elvis Presley, and another group consisted of firefighterswho were tied together in a long line and who were carrying a fire hose. There was evena bridal party, in which the bride was dressed in a long white gown and the groom wore atuxedo. The bride and groom threw flowers to bystanders, and they were actuallymarried at some point along the route.1. The main purpose of this passage is toA. encourage people to exerciseB. describe a popular activityC. make fun of runners in costume D. give reasons for the popularity offootrace2. The word "activity" is most similar to which of the following?A. pursuitB. motionC. pilgrimageD. expectation3. The word "camaraderie" could be best replaced by which of the following?A. gamesB. companionship C. jokesD. views4. The phrase "to a good cause" could be best replaced by which of thefollowing?A. for an awardB. to reward the winnerC. for a good purposeD. to protect a wise investment5. Which of the following is NOT implied by the author?A. Footraces appeal to a variety of people.B. Walkers can compete for prizes.C. Entering a race is a way to give support to an organization.D. Running is a good way to strengthen the heart.6. The word "beat" as used in line 6 could be best replaced by which of thefollowing?A. inclineB. overturnC. outdo7. As used in the passage the word "strollers" refers toD. undermine56 A. cribsB. wheelchairsC. wagonsD.carriages8. In what lines does the author give reasons for why people enter footraces?A. Foot racing . . . and exercise.C. The largest . . . 34 minutes.B. People of all ages . . . in length.D. Behind them . . . a fire hose.9. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in this passage?A. Some runners looked like Elvis Presley. B. Some runners were ready to putout a fire.C. Some runners were participating in a wedding. D. Some runners were seriousabout winning.10. Which of the following best describes the organization of this passage?A. chronological orderC. cause and resultB. specific to generalD. statement and exampleD. WRITINGI. Choose the sentence that is closest in meaning to the one in italics. (10 points)1. “Is it raining outside?” said Mum.A. Mum told me if it was raining outside.outside or not.B. Mum wanted to know it was rainingC. Mum asked me if it was raining outside. D. Mum wanted to know whether it wasraining outside.2. They stayed for hours, which tired us.A. We are tired from their staying for hours. B. That they stayed for hours made ustired.C. Staying for hours with us them tired. D. We were tired so they stayed for hours.3. Take advantage of every chance to practise English if you want to make progress.A. To make progress in English, practise every chance.B. Every chance to practise English is an Advantage to you.C. Practise English whenever possible if you want to make progress.D. The advantage of practising English is the progress of every chance.4. He took the food eagerly because he had eaten nothing since dawn.A. He had eaten nothing since dawn although he took the food eagerly.B. having eaten nothing since dawn, he took the food eagerly.C. He had eaten something before but he took the food eagerly.D. The food was taken at dawn and he had nothing to eat then.57 5. However hard you work, you will never be promoted.A. Although you work very hard, you will never be promoted.B. You will be promoted here because you work hard.C. You don’t work hard. However, you will be promoted.D. No matter how you work, you will never be promoted.6. Unlike my friends, I prefer an independent life.A. I prefer an independent life but my friends do not.B. I am different from my friends because I don’t like an independent life.C. I don’t like my friends to live an independent life.D. My friends prefer an independent life but I don’t.7. He last met his old classmate s two years ago.A. Two years have passed and he has met his classmates recently.B. He hasn’t met his old classmates since two years.C. His classmates and he didn’t meet two years ago.D. It is two years since he last met his old classmates.8. You can borrow this book as long as you return it within two weeks.A. Borrow this book within two weeks.B. I want to borrow this book within two weeks if possible.C. You can borrow this book provided that you return it within two weeks.D. As long as you borrow this book, I will return it soon.9. You won’t have a seat unless you book in advance.A. If you don’t book in advance, you can have a seat.will have a seat.C. Have a seat and read a book.will have a seat.B. If you book in advance, youD. Although you don’t book in advance, you10. There’s no point in persuading him to change his optional subject.A. There’s no use to persuade him to change his optional subject.B. You should persuade him to change his optional subject.C. It’s a waste of time persuading him to change his optional subject.D. It is unnecessary to change his optional subject.II. Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as thesentence printed before it. (10 points)1. They believe the students were educated in Canada.58 -> The students ……………………………… .2. I really like her voice but not her choice of songs.-> Much as …………………………………. .3. Keeping calm is the secret of passing your driving test.-> As long as ……………………………. .4. You think that fat people are always jolly, but you are wrong.-> Contrary ………………………. .5. Thanks to his aunt’s legacy of $10,000 he was able to buy the house he wanted.-> Had his ……..6. This pudding can be cooked in its tin.-> You don’t have to ……………………………….. .7. Phillips’s inability to make decisions dates from his accident.-> Ever ………………………… .8. “Please don’t drive so fast!” Ann begged her boy friend.-> Ann pleaded ……………………… .9. The only thing that kept us out of prison was the way he spoke the local dialect.-> But for his command ………………………………………………………. .10.Please check for the damage before signing the contract.-> Don’t …………………………….. .III. Write a paragraph (150 words) about some of the traditions and customs of yourown country or of another that you know.…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………...…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..59 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………….The endTry your best. Practice makes perfect!ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011PRACTICE 4A. LISTENING. (15 points)Listen to the first recording, a radio program. Mark the statements (T) or false(F).1. ……..The reporter’s first name is Sandra.60 2……… The reporter’s family name is Johnson.3. …….. Dan remembers disco music.4. …….. A blue mood ring show anger.5. ……..Dan thinks he may have a smile button.6. ……..Skateboards are not popular nowadays.7. ……..People got into fights trying to buy Cabbage Patch dolls.8. ……..The reporter never had a Cabbage Patch dolls.Listen to the second recording and answer the questions.9. Why is education so important in Japan?……………………………………………………………………..10. “Children must do well at school” Why?……………………………………………………………………..11. At what age do they start to work hard?……………………………………………………………………..12. What do they do in class?……………………………………………………………………..13. What do they do in the evening?……………………………………………………………………..14. Do they have long holiday?……………………………………………………………………..15. How do they spend their weekends and holidays?……………………………………………………………………..B. PHONETICS (5 POINTS)Find the word with the stress pattern different from that of the other three words ineach question.1. A. applianceB. ancestorC. ancestryD. absolute2. A. innocentB. criminalC. reactionD. specialist3. A. predictB. surgeonC. salaryD. perfect4. A. suspect ionB. facilitateC. conveyD. separate5. A. ambitiousB. assembleC. equivalentD. vacancyC. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARI. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. (15 points)1. Marine reptiles are among the few creatures that are known to have possible life spangreater than ….. .61 A. manB. the manC. the one of the man’s D. that ofman2. They go to the seaside ……………. they should be disturbed by the noise of the city.A. in order thatB. so thatC. forD. lest3. …………..that she burst into tears.A. Such was angry girlHer anger was suchB. So angry she wasC. She was angry soD.4. On ………….. he had won, he jumped for joy.A. tellingB. he was toldC. being toldD. havingtold5. The company has to …………. ways of reducing costs.A. take inB. think overC. work outD. look out6. She takes great pride ………… her work.A. inB. ofC. onD. with7. …………… that he passes all his exams first time, he’ll be qualified in under fouryears.A. ConsideringB. AssumingC. HopingD. Speculating8. I got everyone in the family ……………… Jane’s birthday card before I sent it to her.A. signB. signedC. to signD. having signed9. Are there any household chores for …………… men are better ………than women?A. whose/ suitedB. which/ suitC. that/ suitD. which/ suited10. If he’s in trouble, it’s his own fault, I personally wouldn’t ……….a finger to helphim.A. liftB. turn11. “What is Johnson’s family like?”C. bendD. raise“……….”A. His family is just like meB. They all like sports and gamesC. Oh, it’s really a big oneD. They are all warm-hearted and helpful12. . “Could you look after my baby while I’m away?” “…………..”A. With pleasure B. It’s doesn’t matterC. That’s all right D. Thankyou13. A. “I’m sorry” – B. “ …………………….”A. No problemdoesn’t matterB. Don’t be sorry again C. You’re welcomeD.It14. “…………………?.” “ yes, a bit cold, though.”62 A. Cold weather isn’t it?C. Freezing, isn’t itB. Bad weather, don’t you thinkD. Nice day, isn’t it15. “ How are things going with you?” “…………”A. Quite well, thank youB. Don’t ask me the problem.C. Good, and you?D. Please to tell youII. Supply the correct form of the word provided in brackets in each sentence. (10points)1. His busy schedule made him completely …………. to his students. (ACCESS)2. He works for UNESCO in a purely …………role. (ADVICE)3. ……………, he survived the crash without injury. (MIRACLE)4. Video recorders have ………….. my life. (REVOLUTION)5. Are there any …………… rivers left in the world? (POLLUTE)6. They were brought up to behave in a …………….way in public.(CIVILIZATION)7. Her words are totally ………; therefore we could not make out what she reallymeant to say. (AUDIBLE)8. Incredibly one car in five is left …………………. . (LOCK)9. She is training to become a …………. . (BEAUTY)10.Standing among so many strangers, the frightened child began to sob ………. .(CONTROL)III. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (5 points)1. (A)Wealthy people have always desired (B) and wear precious stones because (C)their beauty is (D)lasting.2. The tongue is the (A)principle organ (B)of taste, and (C) is crucial for chewing,(D) swallowed, and speaking.3. (A)Some conifers, (B) that is, (C) tree that have cones, (D) are able to thrive onpoor, thin soil.4. You should know (A) by now that I cannot (B) stand it when my steak is not (C)cooked properly as I always have mine (D) well-made.5. I didn’t mean (A)offending her, but she (B) took my comments (C) amiss and nowwill not talk (D) to me.D. ReadingI. Read the passage and then decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space.(10 points)63 Garbage(1)…………. of the garbage we produce everyday is a major problem in cities aroundthe world. In the United States, over 160 million tons of garbage are produced everyyear. Ten per cent is recycled, the per cent is burned, and the rest is put in landfills.But finding (2) ………….for new landfills is becoming more difficult. A city that hassolved this problem in an unusual way is Michida, in Tokyo, Japan. They havedeveloped a totally new (3) ……………to garbage disposal. The (4) ………… to theoperation is public cooperation. Families must divide their garbage into six categories:1. Garbage that can be easily burned (that is, combustible garbage), such as kitchenand garbage trash.2. Noncombustible garbage, such as small electrical appliances, plastic tools andplastic toys.3. Products that are poisonous or that (5) ……………..pollution, such as batteries andfluorescent lights.4. Bottles and grass containers that can be recycled.5. Metal containers that can be recycled.6. Large item, such as furniture and bicycles.The items in category 1 to 5 are collected (6) ………….. different days. (Large itemsare collected upon request). Then the garbage is taken to a center that looks like aclean new office building or hospital. Inside the center, special equipment is used tosort and (7) the garbage. Almost everything can be reused: garden or kitchen trashbecome fertilizer; combustible garbage is burned to (8) …………….electricity; metalcontainers and bottles are recycled; and old furniture, clothing, and other useful itemsare cleaned, repaired, and resold cheaply or given away. The work provides (9)……………. for handicapped persons and gives them (10) ………… to learn newskills.Nowadays, officials from cities around the world visit Machida to see whether theycan use some of these ideas and techniques to solve their own garbage disposalproblems.1. A. Disposing2. A. land3. A. method4. A. answerB. DealingB. soilB. processB. solutionC. ContrivingD. RiddingC. earthD. positionC. techniqueC. keyD. approachD. way5. A. produceB. generateC. originateD. cause6. A. onB. inC. byD. over7. A. processB. createC. manipulate8. A. causeB. exitC. produceD. mouldD. emit64 9. A. positions10. A. timeB. careersB. momentC. situationC. occasionD. employmentD. chanceII. Read the following passage carefully, then choose the ONE best answer to eachquestion (10 points)As heart disease continues to be the number-one killer in the United States,researchers have become increasingly interested in identifying the potential risk factorsthat trigger heart attacks. High-fat diets and "life in the fast lane" have long been knownto contribute to the high incidence of heart failure. But according to new studies, the listof risk factors may be significantly longer and quite surprising.Heart failure, for example, appears to have seasonal and temporal patterns. Ahigher percentage of heart attacks occur in cold weather, and more people experienceheart failure on Monday than on any other day of the week. In addition, people are moresusceptible to heart attacks in the first few hours after waking. Cardiologists firstobserved this morning phenomenon in the mid-1980, and have since discovered anumber of possible causes. An early-morning rise in blood pressure, heart rate, andconcentration of heart stimulating hormones, plus a reduction of blood flow to the heart,may all contribute to the higher incidence of heart attacks between the hours of 8:00A.M. and 10:00 A.M.In other studies, both birthdays and bachelorhood have been implicated as riskfactors. Statistics reveal that heart attack rates increase significantly for both females andmales in the few days immediately preceding and following their birthdays. Andunmarried men are more at risk for heart attacks than their married counterparts. Thoughstress is thought to be linked in some way to all of the aforementioned risk factors,intense research continues in the hope of further comprehending why and how heartfailure is triggered.1. What does the passage mainly discuss?A. risk factors in heart attacks B. seasonal and temporal patterns of heart attacksC. cardiology in the 1980sD. diet and stress as factors in heart attacks2. In line 3, the word "potential" could best be re-placed by which of the following?A. harmfulB. primaryC. unknownD. possible3. The word "trigger" as used in line 3 is closest in meaning to which of thefollowing?A. involveB. affectC. causeD. encounter4. Which of the following could best replace the word "incidence" as used in line 5?A. increaseB. rateC. chanceD. factor5. The word "temporal" meansA. affected byB. of a certain date C. expected6. The phrase "susceptible to" could best be replaced byA. aware ofB. affected byC. accustomedD. regularlyD. prone to65 7. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT a possible cause of manyheart attacks?A. decreased blood flow to the heartB. increased blood pressureC. lower heart rateD. increase in hormones8. The word "phenomenon" in line 14 refers to which of the following?A. habitB. illnessC. occurrenceD. activity9. The word "implicated" in line 21 could best be replaced by which of thefollowing?A. indicatedB. disregardedC. investigateddiscovered10. Which of the following does the passage infer?D.A. We now fully understand how risk factors trigger heart attacks.B. We recently began to study how risk factors trigger heart attacks.C. We have not identified many risk factors associated with heart attacks.D. We do not fully understand how risk factors trigger heart attacks.E. WRITING:I. Choose the best option to complete the sentences. (10 points)1. All scientists follow the same basic research principles as they pose questions,consider possible answers, and …………….. .A. with gathering evidenceB. evidence is gatheredgathers thereD. gather evidenceC. evidence2. The grand Canyon, ……………., is located in Northwestern Arizona.A. one of the eight wonders of the worldwonder of the worldC. is one of the world’s eight wonderB. having the eighthD. is one of the eight wonders of the world.3. … that increasing numbers of compact-disc players will be bought by consumers inthe years to come.A. They are anticipatedis anticipatedB. In anticipation C. Anticipating D. It4. According to the conditions of my scholarship, after finishing my degree ……………..A. my education will be employed by the universityB. employment will be given to me by the universityC. the university will employ meD. I will be employed by the university.66 5. Only after food has been dried and canned ……………………………. .A. that it should be stored for later consumption.consumption.B. should it be stored for laterC. should be stored for later consumption.stored for later consumption.D. it should be6. The fact that space exploration has increased dramatically in the past thirty years………….. .A. is an evidence of us wanting to know more of our solar system.B. indicates that we are very eager to learn all we can about our solar systemC. how we want to learn more about the solar system.D. is pointing to evidence of our intention to know a lot more about what is calledour solar system.7. California relies heavily on income from fruit crops, and …………….. .A. Florida alsoB. Florida as well C. Florida tooD. so does Florida8. The chairman requested that ………………….. .A. the members studied more carefully the problemB. the members study the problem more carefullyC. with more carefulness the problem could be study.D. the problem was more carefulnessly studied9. This car has many features including ………………….. .A. stereo, safety devices, air condition, and it saves gas.B. good music, safe devices, air conditioning, and gasC. stereo, safety devices, air conditioned, and good gasD. stereo, safety devices, air conditioning, and low gas mileage.10. Public television stations are different from commercial stations ………………. .A. because they receive money differently and different types of shows.B. for money and programme types.C. in the areas of funding and programmingD. because the former receives money and has programs differently from the later.II. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly thesame as the sentence printed before it. (10 points)1. It was wrong of you to scare your mother like that.-> You oughtn’t ………………………………………………………………………. .67 2. “I never told anyone about your scheme,” he said.-> He denied …………………………………………………………………………… .3. I didn’t realise how much he was influenced by his brother.-> I didn’t realise the extent …………………………………………………………… .4. Although he was tired, he agreed to play tennis.-> Tired ………………………………………………………………………………… .5. Ann was afraid the neighbours would despise her for not having a washing machine.-> Ann was afraid the neighbours would look………………………………………………….. .6. It is in my opinion that there is no advantage in further discussion.-> As I see………………………………………………………………………………………… .7. The manager is not to be disturbed.-> On no account………………………………………………………………………………….. .8. Although the dog appeared harmless, it was in fact, quite dangerous.-> Contrary………………………………………………………………………………………… .9. If only you had tried harder, you might have passed the exam.-> If only you had made………………………………………………………………………………. .10. I wonder if you could possibly open the door for me?-> Would you………………………………………………………………………………….?III. Write a passage in about 200 words about the following topic: (10 pts)Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “Parents are the bestteachers.”Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………68 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011Practice 5A. Listening(15 points)69 I. Listen to people discussing plans for the weekend. Tick the letter representing thephrase that describes their plans.1. LisaA. meet a friend at the poolB. go out on a date C. go out with Cathy2. KimA. go to a movieB. go to a football gameC. meet some friend3. KateA. meet friends at the airport B. go to a partyC. go to Mary’s house4. JeffA. study for examsB. meet ClintD. go to a movie5. JennyA. paint the kitchen with Tony B. paint Tony’s kitchen C. clean up the kitchen6. ChristyA. stay in townB. visit cousinsD. visit friendsII. Listen to some people talking about their jobs and decide these statements are trueor false.6. Diane is a teacher.7. Diane is not very happy with her work.8. Diane eats a lot.9. Tracy doesn’t like the kind of work she does.10.Tracy likes her boss.11.Greg is not too busy at work these days.12.Greg’s friend doesn’t drive.13.Joe enjoys working with young people.14.Joe and his friend are going out for lunch.15.Joe’s friend’s phone number is 534-2332.B. Phonetics: Pick out the word whose stress pattern is different from that of theothers in each group.1. A. romanticismB. majorityC. attitudeD. contractual2. A. obligeB. maintainC. rejectD. survey70 3. A. partnershipB. marriageC. summaryD. attractive4. A. protectB. processC. politeD. confide5. A. ceremonygenerationB. celebrationC. compositionD.C. Grammar and vocabulary.I. Choose the word or phrase which best complete each sentence.1. He traveled ………………. in Europe.A. effectivelyB. exclusivelyC. extensivelyD. exhaustively2. I like him very much. He is …………………… .A. so good a man B. quite a good manC. quite good manD. A or B3. Hadn’t you watched the movie last night, you ………………. sleepy now.A. wouldn’t have beenhave beingB. might have not been C. wouldn’t beD. wouldn’t4. The village had been flooded the year before so it ……………. plenty of greenpasturage then.A. containedB. containsC. has containedD would have contained5. When we return home from work, we found the door …………….. .A. unlockingB. unlockedC. to be unlocked D. have unlocked6. ……….. you discover the weakness, the easier the task should become.A. QuickerB. The more quicklyC. The fastestD. The easiest7. I wish I’d ……………this calculator before I bought it. It doesn’t seem to be working.A. tried onB. tried outC. worked onD. worked out8. He said he was ……debt and asked me ……a loan ……$50.A. on/ for/ ofB. in/ for/ withC. on/ by/ ofD. in/ for/ of9. It is vital that we .................... a change in people's attitudes.A. bring downB. bring backC. bring aboutD. look after10.II. Supply the correct form of the word provided in brackets in each sentence. (10points)1. Third time lucky! After two ………….. attempts, Mark’s finally passed hisdriving test. (success)71 2. The new comer is …………with the area around him or her. (familiar)3. People usually have hobbies for ………….. . (enjoy)4. They imagined that they made the rules, but in …………, they were mere puppets.(real)5. Street noise is one of the ………..of living in the city. (advantage)6. Studies show that smoking is ……………… . (health)7. Some universities in the United States have ………….dormitories. (co-educate)8. A ……………person is one who is kind. (think)9. There are various …………. for the party. (possible)10.The author gives three examples of the ………….. culture shock. (orient)III. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (5 points)1. (A) In warm (B) weather , a caterpillar (C)will spend (D)fewer time in pupa stage.2. (A)Folding fans arrived in Europe in the sixteenth century from China, where they(B)had been (C) common used for (D) more than 500 years.3. Volcanologists (A)make the jot (B) of (C)classifying volcanoes (D)as extinct,dormant, or active.4. (A)Artificial sweetened (B)known as cyclamates (C) banned because of evidence thatthey caused cancer in (D) laboratory rats.5. The opossum (A) plays (B) dead, (C) when it is, in fact, (D) live.D. ReadingI. Read the passage and then decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space.(10 points)It is the nature of athletic records that they are broken and their place is taken by others.Yet many in sports (1)………………., there is a mark which is not significant in itself,but which becomes a legend as athletes (2)………… to break it. The most public ofthese is the attempt to run a mile in less than four minutes.In 1945, the mile record was broken down to four minutes, 1.5 seconds. And there, fornine years, it stuck. Then, in 1954, a medical student (3)………….. Roger Bannisterdecided to try and break the record. He had been (4) ……….. for this day since runningthe mile in 4 minutes, 2 seconds the (5)…………….year.Two other runners set the pace for him and in 250 yards to go he burst ahead for thefinish. He wrote (6)…………..: ‘ My body had exhausted all its energy, but it (7)………… on running the same…. Those (8)…………. few seconds seemed never72 ending. I could see the line of the fishing tape…like a man making a desperate attempt tosave himself from danger...’Bannister’s time was three minutes, 59.4 seconds. (9) …………. This record has beenbroken on many (10)………. since, Bannister’s achievement will never be forgotten.1. A. happeningsB. eventsC. gamesD. matches2. A. tryB. try onC try outD try for3. A. entitledB. calledC nicknamedD known4. A. tryingB. studyingC runningD training5. A. earlyB. previousC pastD. formerC nextD firstC ranD got6. A. afterwardsB. then7. A wentB. continue8. A largeB. lateC latest9. A ButB. In spite ofC HoweverD Although10. A timesB. opportunitiesC occasionsD incidentsD laterII. Read the following passage carefully, then choose the ONE best answer to eachquestion (10 points)The air above our head is becoming cleaner. A breath of fresh air has been runningright round the planet for the past five years.. The planet is purging itself of pollution.Paul Novell of the University of Colorado, the co-author of a report on this phenomenonsays, "It seems as if the planet's own cleansing service has suddenly got a new lease oflife. Suddenly, there are a lot of changes going on up there." Estimates of the death tollfrom urban smogs have been steadily rising, so the new cleaner trend could havesignificant consequences for life expectancy in cities as well as for the planet itself. Thesudden and unexpected reversal of several decades of worsening pollution extends fromthe air in city streets to the remotest mid-Pacific Ocean and Antarctica. Among thepollutants which have begun to disappear from the atmosphere are carbon monoxide,from car exhausts and burning rain forests, and methane from the guts of cattle, paddyfields and gas fields. Even carbon dioxide, the main gas behind global warming, hasfallen slightly. There are two theories about why pollution is disappearing. First, there isless pollution to start with due to laws to cut down urban smog and acid rain starting tohave a global impact. Second the planet may be becoming more efficient at cleaning up.The main planetary clean-up agent is a chemical called hydroxyl. It is present throughoutthe atmosphere in tiny quantities and removes most pollutants from the air by oxidizingthem. The amount of hydroxyl in the air had fallen by a quarter in the 1980's. Now, itmay be reviving for two reasons: because the ozone hole has expanded, letting in more73 ultraviolet radiation into the lower atmosphere, where it manufactures hydroxyl. Thenthe stricter controls of vehicle exhausts in America and Europe may have cut globalcarbon monoxide emissions, thereby allowing more hydroxyl to clean up otherpollutants.1. What is the main topic of the passage?A. The decreasing pollution of the atmosphere.the atmosphere.B. The changing pollutants inC. Hydroxyl's influence on the atmosphere. D.atmosphere.Theoxygenationofthe2.The word "purging" is closest in meaning to______A. destroyingB. refiningC. filtering D. ridding3.According to the passage, life expectancy partly depends on people having ............... .A. access to details about atmospheric pollutionfrom university researchC. improvement in atmospheric conditionsB.recommendationsD. changes in their lifestyle4.The word "toll" could best be replaced by .................. .A. costsB. countC. damageD. loss5. What does the author suggest is the main cause of pollution reduction?A. Less impact from burning forestB. Smaller number of carsC. Curtailment of chemicalsD. Fewer cattle and gas fields6. The word "It" refers to________ .A. urban smogB. a clean-up agent C. acid rainD. the ozone hole7. It can be inferred from the passage that the cleansing of the planet is_____ .A. inexplicableB. confusingC. surprising8. Based on information in the passage,referring to hydroxyl is true except________.allof theD. predictablefollowing informationA. The reduction in the ozone layer is beneficial to hydroxyl.B. Oxidization of pollutants is carried out by hydroxyl.C. There is difficulty in destroying carbon dioxide by hydroxyl.D. Ultraviolet radiation increases production of hydroxyl.9. The word "reviving" is closest in meaning to_____.74 A. reappearingB. refreshingC. reproducingD. repeating10. The passage supports which of the following conclusions?A. The decrease of methane has enabled ultraviolet radiation to enter theatmosphere.B. An expansion in hydroxyl has enlarged the ozone hole.C. The reduction in carbon dioxide has produced a cleaner atmosphere.D. The beneficial effect of hydroxyl has aided the cleansing process.E. Writing:I. Choose the best option to complete the sentences. (10 points)1. This is the worst production of this play I’ve ever seen.A. I have never seen so bad a production of this play.such bad a production of this play.B. I have never seenC. I have never seen so bad production of this play.such bad production of this play.D. I have never seen2. It is useless to argue with him.A. It is no use to argue with him.B. It is no use arguing with him.C. It is no use of arguing with him.D. It is no use for him to argue.3. “Could you wait a second while I get my book?” Peter said to Jane.A. Peter said to Jane to wait a second while he got his books.B. Peter said to Jane she could wait a second while he got his books.C. Peter asked Jane could wait a second while he got his books.D. Peter asked Jane to wait a second while he got his books.4. The thief wore gloves so as to avoid leaving any fingerprints.A. The thief wore gloves so as not to leave any fingerprints.B. The thief wore gloves in order to not leave any fingerprints.C. The thief wore gloves in order not to leave any fingerprints.D. The thief wore gloves so that not leave any fingerprints.5. Whenever she went to Paris she bought a new dress.A. She never went to Paris to buy a new dress.Paris without buying a new dress.B. She never went to75 C. She never bought a new dress without going to Paris. D. She never bought a new dresswhen she went to Paris.6. Our newspaper reporter in Paris sent this report.A. This report was sent by our newspaper reporter in Paris.B. This report was sent to Paris by our newspaper reporter.C. This report was sent for Paris our newspaper reporter.D. This report was sent to our newspaper reporter in Paris.7. He tried to explain the problem to his wife.A. He tried explaining his wife the problem. B. He tried to explain his wife the problem.C. He attempted to explain his wife the problem.explain to his wife the problem.D. He attempted to8. He failed the test many times but he didn’t stop trying.A. Failing the test never discourages him.failed the test many times.B. He didn’t stop trying although heC. He did not stop trying despite his first failure.pass the test.D. He never stops trying but fails to9. I would prefer you deliver the sofa on Sunday.A. The sofa will be delivered on Sunday.B. They will deliver the sofa on Sunday.C. I’d rather have the sofa delivered.on Sunday.D. I would rather have the sofa delivered10. The car was so rusty that it couldn’t be repaired.A. The car was too rusty to be repaired.B. The car was very rusty to repaired.C. It was late for the car to be repaired.D. The car needs repairing.II. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly thesame as the sentence printed before it. (10 points)1. It is disappointing that we haven't heard from Molly.We are ………………………………………………………………………………2. He wished he had invited her to his birthday party.He regretted ……………………………………………………………………………3. When she saw the dog coming towards her, she quickly crossed the road.Seeing ……………………………………………………………………………76 4. 'You'd better not waste your time, Betty,' Tom said.Tom……………………………………………………………………………………...5. 'It was nice of you to invite me to your birthday party. Thanks very much.'Mike thanked………………………………………………………………………………………6. Rita is exhausted today because she didn't get any sleep last night.Rita would ………………………………………………………………………..7. I live in the town not far from the capital.The town …………………………………………………………………………………8. I did not know what would happen, and I did not care what would happen.I neither………………………………………………………………………………….9. The police think the burglar got in through the bathroom window.The burglar………………………………………………………………………………10. We can’t possibly work in this noise.It’s ………………………………………………………………………………………III. Write a passage of about 150 to 200 words about one of the thing that symbolizesthe Vietnamese culture.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011Practice 6A. LISTENING (15 pts)Listen to the recording and complete the sentences:1. The purpose of Dr David’s opening remark is to ………………..all the new students.2. The deputy is Miss Gray who is …………………. of English.3. Mrs. White’s job is to ………………… student welfare.4. Dr. East is not at the meeting because he is ………………… .5. Miss Gray is going to tell the new students about the ………………………….. .77 Listen the second part and decide whether these statements are true (T) or false (F)6. Students can get a timetable from the college office.7. The private study rooms close at 6 everyday.8. Anyone interested in sports should see Mrs. White after the meeting.9. The common room is closed in the evening.10. Mrs. White has a brochure explaining accommodation problems.11. The library is open in the evening.12. The college has a large number of strict rules.13. Lectures are compulsory.14. Smoking is not allowed in any of the study rooms.15. Cycling is not allowed.B. PHONETICS: Pick out the word whose stress pattern is different from that of theothers in each group.(5 pts)1. A. scientistB. accidentC. cosmonautD. engineer2. A. satisfaction B. approximateC. uncertaintyD. congratulate3. A. psychology B. temperatureC. impossibleD. unfortunate4. A. ventureB. occurC. preciseD. extreme5. A. appointB. gatherC. threatenD. vanishC. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY.I. Choose the word or phrase which best complete each sentence. (10 pts)1. BARNEY & FRIENDS gave children..........pleasure.A. a great deal ofB. a large quantity C. a large deal ofD. a greatnumber of2. Despite a lot of hardship, the Green City Project will go...........A. beforeB. forwardC. advanceD. ahead3. There's a good film.........town.A. on atB. in over C. on inD. in on4. The policeman explained to us........get to the market.A. howB. how couldC. how we couldD.how could we5. Please fill in your employment history, including your.......employer as well as anyprevious ones you might have had.A. privateB. dailyC. constantD. current6. The woman.........someone had stolen her purse, but although they searched everyonein the shop, it wasn't found.A. accusedB. enforcedC. claimedD. warned7. On Christmas Eve, the.......family gathers for dinner, usually at my grandmother'shouse.A. mereB. entireC. totalD. complete78 8. This chemical gives ………….. a terrible smell.A. offB. upC. outD. away9. The Vietnamese People’s Army took …………. Hanoi on the 10th of October 1954.A. overB. upC. inD. back10. Richard Wright enjoyed success and influence …………….. among Black Americanwriters of his era.A. were unparallel B. are unparallelC. unparallelD. theunparallel11. …… spotted owl is now in danger of soon becoming extinct.A. ThatB. TheC. ThisD. A12. “Excuse me, which is the way to the post office?” “Sorry, I’m new here.”“……….”A. Not at allB. Bad luck C. That’s trueD. Thank you all thesame13. “Hi, Bill! Congratulations!” “……………..”A. All rightB. You are right C. That’s goodD. Thank you14. “How is John’s homework done?” “…………….”A. Quite wellB. GoodC. Well, let’s wait for a while D.Do it yourself15. “May I take a seat here?” “………..…”A. I’m not sureB. Yes, do it pleaseC. That’s a good ideaD. I’m glad you do.II. Supply the correct form of the word provided in brackets in each sentence. (10points)1. Teachers must keep a record of students’ ………… . (attend)2. School uniform is no longer ……………… in many British schools. (compel)3. His doctor made an urgent …………. for a copy of the record. (require)4. Eating fish and lots of vegetables greatly increases your life ………………. . (expect)5. Tim spoke ……………….. because he was so excited. (breath)6. When Jean made up for the play, she was ……………… . (recognize)7. Like oil, gas is a fossil fuel and is thus a ………… source of energy. (renew)8. You must forgive my ……………. in these matters. (experience)9. She took the job to be ………………………. independent. (finance)10. I’ve never known such a ……………….person. (quarrel)III. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (5 points)1. (A)When the sun bear cubs (B) are born, they are almost (C) completely hairless, (D)can’t bear, and blind.79 2. Tucked (A) away (B) in the(C) mountains of Bolivia and Peru (D) are the highestnavigable lake in the world.3. The (A) invention if the silicon chip in the 1960s (B) has revolutionized (C) thecomputer (D) industry.4. Some tress such as the banksias need (A) to be burned (B) periodically so that theseeds (C) would open and (D) geminate.5. The U.S mint (A) makes frequently coins from (B) cheap alloys that are worth (C) farless than the value(D) stamped on them.D. READINGI. . Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the bestoption for each of the blanks.The Industrial Revolution in Britain was built on the use of machines in factories. Sincethe 1950s, Britain's (1)......industries have replaced machine operators with computers,and this (2)......has led to a decline in the number of (3).......in many factories. Goods arebought and used much more than ever before but a lot of these goods are imported. Bythe beginning of the 20th century, other industrial countries like the USA were(4).......with Britain's exports, and countries in the Far East have been able to providecheaper (5)......since the 1970s. Areas located with heavy industries are suffering highunemployment. During the last 30 years, there has been a constant rise in smallerindustries (6).........as "light industries". These ones use electricity and are not (7).........on raw materials such as coal so they are "footloose", i.e. they can be locatedanywhere. They produce such things as washing machines or spare (8) .......... Some ofthese industries produce nothing at all, but provide services like distribution. Theconsumer boom of the 1980s and the increased leisure time of most Britons have led torapid (9) ........ in service industries like banking, tourism, retailing and informationprocessing, and in industries which distribute, maintain, and repair (10).........consumergoods.1.A. manufacturing B. bigC. largeD. running2.A. replacementB. changeC. exchangeD.automation3.A. employersB. employeesC. laborsD.servers4.A. workingB. familiarC. competingD. fed up5.A. thingsB. productsC. produceD. imports6.A. consideredB. regardedC. knownD. worked7.A. dependentB. reliableC. dependableD.command8.A. detailsB. partsC. sectionsD. gadgets9.A. growthB. increaseC. expansionD.extension80 10.A. everydayB. homeC. householdD.expensiveII. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the bestanswer to each of the following questions.Animation traditionally is done by hand-drawing or painting successive frames of anobject, each slightly different than the preceding frame. In computer animation, althoughthe computer may be the one to draw the different frames, in most cases the artist willdraw the beginning and ending frames and the computer will produce the drawingsbetween the first and the last drawing. This is generally referred to as computer-assistedanimation, because the computer is more of a helper than an originator.In full computer animation, complex mathematical formulas are used to produce thefinal sequence of pictures.These formulas operate on extensive databases of numbers that define the objects in thepictures as they exist in mathematical space. The database consists of endpoints, andcolor and intensity information. Highly trained professionals are needed to produce sucheffects because animation that obtains high degrees of realism involves computertechniques for three-dimensional transformation, shading, and curvatures.High-tech computer animation for film involves very expensive computer systemsalong with special color terminals or frame buffers. The frame buffer is nothing morethan a giant image memory for viewing a single frame. It temporarily holds the image fordisplay on the screen.A camera can be used to film directly from the computer's display screen, but for thehighest quality images possible, expensive film recorders are used. The computercomputes the positions and colors for the figures in the picture, and sends thisinformation to the recorder, which captures it on film. Sometimes, however, the imagesare stored on a large magnetic disk before being sent to the recorder. Once this process iscompleted, it is repeated for the next frame. When the entire sequence has been recordedon the film, the film must be developed before the animation can be viewed. If the entiresequence does not seem right, the motions must be corrected, recomputed, redisplayed,and rerecorded. This approach can be very expensive and time consuming. Often,computer-animation companies first do motion tests with simple computer-generated linedrawings before selling their computers to the task of calculating the high-resolution,realistic-looking images.1. What aspect of computer animation does the passage mainly discuss?A. The production process B. The equipment needed C. The high cost D. The roleof the artist2. According to the passage, in computer-assisted animation the role of the computer isto draw the........A. first frameB. middle frames C. last frameD. entire sequenceof frames81 3. The word "they" in the second paragraph refers to........A. formulasB. databasesC. numbersD. objects4. According to the passage, the frame buffers mentioned in the third paragraph areused to............A. add color to the imagesB. expose several frames at the same timeC. store individual imagesD. create new frames5. According to the passage, the positions and colours of the figures in high-techanimation are determined by....A. drawing several versionsB. enlarging one frame at a limeC. analyzing the sequence from different anglesD. using computer calculations6. The word "captures" in the fourth paragraph is closest in meaning to......A. separatesB. registersC. describesD. numbers7. The word "Once" in the fourth paragraph is closest in meaning to.....A. beforeB. sinceC. afterD. while8. According to the passage, how do computer-animation companies often test motion?A. They experiment with computer-generated line drawings.B. They handdraw successive frames.C. They calculate high-resolution images.D. They developextensive mathematical formulas.9. The word "task" in the 4th paragraph is closest in meaning to.......A. possibilityB. positionC. timeD. job10. Which of the following statements is supported by the passage?A. Computers have reduced the costs of animation.B. In the future, traditional artists will no longer be needed.C. Artists are unable to produce drawings as high in quality as computer drawings.D. Animation involves a wide range of technical and artistic skills.E. WRITING.I. Choose the best answer. (10pts)Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that has the same meaningas the original one.1. Without skilful surgery he would not have survived the operation.A. Had it been for skilful surgery he would not have survived the operation.B. He wouldn't have survived the operation if he hadn't had skilful surgery.C. But for skilful surgery he would not have survived the operation.D. With skilful surgery he would have survived the operation.2. What Rachael does in her free time doesn't concern me.A. What Rachael does in her free time is none of my business.B. What Rachael does in her free time is not my concern.C. I don't know what Rachael does in her free time.82 D. What Rachael does in her free time is not concerned by me.3. We couldn't have managed without my father's money.A. Hadn't it been for my father's money, we couldn't have managed.B. We could have managed with my father's money.C. If we could managed, my father's money would be there.D. If we couldn't have managed, we would have had my father's money.4. I had only just put the phone down when the boss rang back.A. I put the phone down when the boss rang back.B. Hardly had I put the phone down when the boss rang back.C. No sooner had I put the phone down when the boss rang back.D. Scarcely had I put the phone down than the boss rang back.5. While I strongly disapproved of your behaviour, I will help you this time.A. Despite of my strong disapproval of your behaviour, I will help you this time.B. Although I strongly disapproved of your behaviour, but I will help you thistime.C. Because of your behaviour, I will help you this time.D. Despite my strong disapproval of your behaviour, I will help you this time.Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the best sentence built from the givenwords or phrases.6. when 1/ airport/ plane/ already/ leave.A. When I arrived the airport, the plane had already left. B. When I got to the airport,the plane had already left.C. When I reached at the airport, the plane already left. D. When I came the airport, theplane had already left.7. If/ weather/ fine/ an excursion/ tomorrow.A. If the weather will be fine, we will go on an excursion tomorrow.B. If the weather is fine, we will go on an excursion tomorrow.C. If the weather is fine, we would go on an excursion tomorrow.D. If the weather were fine, we would go on an excursion tomorrow.8. She/ not alone/ when/ shopping/ yesterday.A. She was not alone when she did shopping yesterday. B. She is not alone when shego shopping yesterday.C. She was not alone when she went shopping yesterday. D. She had not been alonewhen she went shopping yesterday9. a pity/ wish/ tell/ about/ this.A. What a pity! I wish you had told us about this. B. What a pity! I wish you toldus about this.C. What a pity! I wish you would tell us about this.D. What a pity! I wishyou have told us about this.10. Only/ this way/ make/ laws/ effective.83 A. Only by this way we can make our laws effective.our laws effective.C. Only by this way can we make our laws effective.make it effective our laws.B. Only this way we can makeD. Only by this way we canII. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly thesame as the sentence printed before it. (10 points)1. The train left before he got to the station.-> By the time …………………………………………………………………… .2. We should spend as little money as possible.-> The less ………………………………………………………………………… .3. This is my brother’s first solo flight in a glider.-> This is the first ………………………………………………………………….. .4. We will not see each other again before I go.-> This will be ……………………………………………………………………….. .5. All that stood between John and a gold medal was Jim’s greater speed.-> But for …………………………………………………………………………….. .6. He’ll give you a sack if you are late for the meeting. (otherwise)-> ……………………………………………………………………………………. .7. If we took effective action now, we could still save the rain forests. (Were)-> ……………………………………………………………………………………. .8. He is unlikely to win the competition. (chance)-> …………………………………………………………………………………….. .9. The ban on hunting was only imposed because the minister insisted. ( but)-> …………………………………………………………………………………….. .10. Taking the necessary precautions, you shouldn’t have any health problems.(Provided)-> ………………………………………………………………………………………..III. Essay (10 pts): Write a passage of about 200 words about the following topic:Write a passage of about 200 words about the following topic:Are there any problems in our national curriculum? What should be changed to helpstudents study better?84 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………85 Keys to De luyen HSG – practice 6A. Listening: Tai lieu luyen thi Cambridge – Practice test 3.1. to welcomeroutine2. in charge3. look after6. T 7.F10. F 11. T12. F8. T 9. F4. abroad5. college13. T14. F15. FB. Phonetics:1. D2. A3. B4. A5. AC. Grammar and vocabulary:1. A2. D3. C4. C5. D6. C7. B8. A9. A10. C11. B12. A13. D14. A15. BII. 1. attendance.breathlessly2. compulsory3. request4. expectancy5.6. unrecognizable 7. nonrenewablequarrelsome8. unexperience9. financially10.III. 1. D4. C2. D3. B5. AD. ReadingI. 1. A2.D3. B4. C5. B6. C7. A8. B9. A10. C1. A2. B3. D4. C5. D6. B7. C8. A9. D10. DI. 1. C2. A3. A4. B5. D6. B7. B8. C9. A10. CII.E. WritingII.1. By the time he got to the station, the train had left.2. The less money we spend, the better.3. This is the first time that my brother has flown solo in a glider.4. This will be the last time we see each other before I go.5. But for Jim’s greater speed, John would have won the gold medal.6. Don’t be late for the meeting, otherwise he’ll give you the sack!86 7. Were we to take effective action now, we could still have save the rain forests.8. He stands/ has little chance of winning the competitin.9. But for the minister’s insistence, the ban of hunting would not have been imposed.10.Provided you take the necessary precautions, you shouldn’t have any healthproblems.ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011Practice 7A. Listening (15 pts)I. Listen and write in the information needed below, (only one word for each blank)THINGS TO BUY:1. WEEKEND HILL WALKING.Essential clothing: - strong (1) ……………… .- (2) ………………pair of socks- (3) ………………and jacket (waterproof if possible)- cotton (4) ……………….. .- two (5) ………………….. .- (6) ……………and gloves (perhaps)2. DEEP-SEA DIVING:Essential clothing: - (7) …………….swimsuits.- plenty of large (8) …………………. .- 2 pairs of (9) …………………….. .- 1 pair of sandals.- 1 cotton jumper.- light weight (10) …………………….. .II. Listen to the radio programme, and underline the correct answer to each question.11. What was the first planned capital city? Rome/ Athens/ Washington, D.C.87 12. Who was Pierre-Charles L’Enfant? An American architect/ A Brazilian engineer/ AFrench engineer.13. What did Pierre-Charles L’Enfant design a special area for? A park/ monuments/museums.14. When was a new Parliament House opened in Canberra? 1791/ 1800/ 196115. How far is Brasilia from Rio de Janeiro? 600 miles/ 600 km/ 60 miles.B. Phonetics: Pick out the word whose stress pattern is different from that of theothers in each group.(5 pts)1. A. materialB. emissionC. opticalD. conjunction.2. A. stimulateB. measurementC. surgicalD. already.3. A. medicalB. convention4. A. presidentialrecreation.5. A. diseaseC. majorityB. foundationB. obtainD. humanity.C. confidentialC. desertD.D. apply.C. Grammar and vocabulary.I. Choose the word or phrase which best complete each sentence. (15 pts)1. The soldier was punished for _____ to obey his commanding officer’s orders.A. refusingB. regrettingC. objectingD. resisting2. Nobody seems to be _____ control of those children.A. underB. overC. withD. in3. To get a passport, he must send his birth _____ and to photos.A. certificateB. licenseC. paperD. card4. There was no _____ in waiting longer than half an hour, so we left.A. goodB. useC. worthD. point5. _____ you have no key, you’ll have to get back before I go out.A. althoughB. providedC. asD. unless6. You should consider the _____ carefully before you make a decision.A. pros and cons B. safe and sound C. spick and span D. odds and ends7. Is he _____ enough to take on so much responsibility ?A. elderlyB. ancientC. ripeD. mature8. We have had the roof of our house _____.A. to replaceB. replaceC. been replacedD. replaced9. Imagine you _____ a flight, would you have gone by train?88 A. haven’t booked B. hadn’t booked C. don’t bookD. won’t book10. They had _____ ashtrays on the table.A. Two square glasstwo glass squareB. glass square twoC. square two glassD.11. – “I think you should try self-hypnosis.” – “ ………………….”A. I don’t know. I just don’t think it’s for me.B. No, I don’t, but my fatherdoes.C. Yes, I do.D. No, not so much12. “Excuse me. Is this the math class?” – “ ………………….”A. Yes, they are your math teachers.B. Yes, it is. And I’m your teacher.C. Not really. He’s the man over there.D. No, he isn’t here.13. - “Something is worrying me.” - “ …………………………”A. Well ,what are you doing?B. Well, tell me who’s that?C. Well, tell me what’s worrying you?D. Well, I know.14. –“ How would you like your steak?” – “…………………………..”A. Yes, sirB. Very goodC. Not too badD. Rare,please15. – “How did you hear about his death?” –“ ……………………… .”A. It’s too badB. Your mother told me C. I don’t know him very well D.I’m not sure why he diedII. Read the text below. Use the word given in bracket to form a word that fits in thespace. (10 points)Exercise is one of the best ways of keeping (31) __________ (depressed) away. Itimproves your body and your mind and (32) __________ (able) you to perform better inthe work place and at home. Proper (33) __________ (breath) is essential if you want toget the most from exercise and you should also take into (34) __________ (consider)your heart rate. It can be (35) __________ (harm) to do too much, which is why all goodfitness instructors emphasize the (36) ________(important) of “listening to your body”.When you first start you should use good (37) __________ (judge), because it’s easy tomake the mistake of using the equipment (38) __________ (correct) or doing too muchat one time. Start slowly and build up gradually.Exercise should not be seen as a (39) __________ (demand) task; it can be as easy as aquick walk. To increase your fitness (40) __________ (steady), exercise for 20 minutesa day, 4 to 6 times a week and you will notice a difference in your body and mind in afew weeks.III. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the one89 that is not correct. (5 points)1. Geothermal energy is energy to obtain by using heat from the Earth’s interior.ABCD2. In general the only kinds of cells that cannot replace itself are nerve cells.ABCD3. Historians believe that some forms of advertising must be as old as barter and tradeABCD4. Many television newscasters make the public an eyewitness to the news by means ofon-the- spot, alive reports.ADBC5. Dams are used to control flooding, provide water for irrigation, and generatingelectricity for the surrounding area.ABDCD. ReadingI. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the bestoption for each of the blanks. (10 pts)Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! The message hits Canadian consumers through all themedia. As newcomers from Sri Lanka, we compare the situation here the one back home.We may not be the most (1) ……… citizens in the world, but compared with this, we donot have a rubbish problem – yet.Like many shoppers in Columbia, my partner Shahid and I used to have a canebasket we (2) ………… with us to the Sunday market or pola every week. Noenvironmentalists could have complained about it. You need a good strong basket at thepola. There are no supermarket trolleys to push around. Most items – rice, flour,vegetables, fruit, biscuits, eggs – are bought (3) ……………. Or wrapped in newspaper.At (4) …………., we would carry one plastic bag separately. For eggs we took areusable plastic tray with us.When income (5) …………. Are low, people need to buy in small quantities. It isquite normal to ask for a (6) ……… envelope, two eggs or 100 grams of sugar. The (7)………….. is that, for the most part, urban consumers in Sri Lanka cannot afford theluxury of waste. Most people do not buy more from the grocers than they know they willactually consume. They re-use whatever they can and are loath to discard bags, jars, tins,or boxes that can be put to other uses.90 But in recent years Western-style supermarket have begun to spring up inColombo. They hold out the (8) ………of clean, efficient, streamlined service tocustomers. A range of imported goods, dressed up in their layers of attractive colourful(9) ………….. beckons from the shelves. There are the (10) ………… products thatdemand your attention on the TV advertisements. Along with them, Sri Lanka, like somany other developing countries, may have imported a problem that once never existed.1. A. qualifiedB. concernedC. worried2. A. took overB. took awayC. took along3. A. free4. A. maximumB. in piecesC. bit by bitB. mostB. amountsC. sizes6. A. simpleB. singleC. singular7. A. pointB. case8. A. promiseB. advantage9. A. packetsB. packsB. justD. took upD. looseC. highest5. A. rates10. A. veryD. experiencedD. bestD. levelsD. soleC. exampleC. evidenceD. questionD. sightC. packingD. paddingC. similarD. likelyII. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the bestanswer to each of the following questions. (10 pts)For many years, scientists have speculated that the cataclysmic impact of ailasteroid with the earth was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs approximately 65million years ago. Previous discoveries and results have hinted that an asteroid twokilometres in diameter struck the Yucatan peninsula in Eastern Mexico. This impact,stronger than one thousand nuclear explosions, is speculated to have cast a cloud of dustand debris into the atmosphere, covering the entire surface of the earth and blocking outthe sun and consequently lowering the surface temperature of the earth. With such aradical change in the earth environment, scientists believe that over 99% of all animaland plant species were eradicated. Only after millions of years did plants and animalsever begin to recover. But the reign of the dinosaurs had ended and the age of mammalshad begun.The crucial link that has his theory together has been the element iridium. Iridiumis not commonly found on either the surface of the earth or inside the crust. It is morecommonly found in asteroids or meteorites through out the solar system. Scientists havehypothesized that after the asteroid impacted the earth, an even layer of iridium sedimentsettled over the globe and eventually became part of its surface. The theory of course,has depended on the discovery of such an existing layer of iridium.Unfortunately, scientists have never been able to offer absolute proof that thisasteroid impact ever occurred. Recently, however, a discovery may go a long way towardvalidating these scientists’ theories. In 1996, a team of marine biologists excavated91 samples of rock from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean just off the coat of Bermuda. Foundthousands of meters below the sea, these samples contain iridium similar to those foundin the Yucatan peninsular thousands kilometers away. At first, scientists were skepticalwhether the samples were from the same time period. But since carbon dating placedthem to 65 million years ago, they doubts were quickly alleviated. Since then many ofthe other theories for the demise of the dinosaur have been finally laid to rest.1. This passage mainly discusses a theory aboutA. Which type of dinosaur roamed where.Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.B. archeological evidence fromC. why the dinosaurs turned into birds and reptiles. D. the extinction of thedinosaurs2. According to the passage, approximately how large was the asteroid that scientistsbelieve struck the Earth?A. 2 kilometers in diametersB. 65 kilometers in diametersC. 1000 kilometers in diametersD. 99 kilometers in diameters3. The word “hinted” is closest in meaning toA. disproveB. flirtedC. deniedD. impliedC. dispersedD. excused4. The word “cast” is closest in meaning toA. shoneB. climbed5. What can be inferred from the passage about asteroid impact in the passage?A. New plants and animals evolved with the changed environmentB. The gravitational force from the earth’s core is altered.C. A planetary defense system formedD. The climate remained fairly constant.6. The word “reign” is closest in meaning toA. understanding B. dominanceC. denialD. extremity7. The word “it” refers toA. crustB. asteroidsC. earthD. iridium8. What does the third paragraph of the passage mainly discuss?A. The major processes that have created the earth’s crust.B. The composition of the ocean floor in the Atlantic Ocean.C. Recent discoveries that may confirm the asteroid impact hypothesis.D. The discovery of ancient fossils located far beneath the ocean floor.92 9. According to the passage, the iridium found beneath the ocean floor near Bermuda………. .A. can be refined into fossil fuelsYucatan peninsula.B. is similar to the iridium found on theC. originated from dinosaur remains D. was chemically manufactured by miners.10. The paragraph following the passage probably discussesA. the relationship between volcanic activity and dinosaur extinction.B. why dinosaurs lived where they lived.C. recent computer imagery of dinosaur movement.D. the possibility of a future asteroid impact.E. Writing.I. Choose the best answer. (10pts)Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that has the same meaningas the original one.1. I'd have bought Sam's car if I had known he was selling it.A. I knew Sam wanted to sell his car.B. I didn't buy Sam's car.C. I bought the car without knowing it was Sam's.D. I'll buy the car as soon as Sam decides to sell it.2. She doesn't usually stay up late.A. She's not acquainted with staying up late. B. She's not used to stay up late.C. She's not familiar to staying up late.D. She's not used to staying uplate.3. "Where are you spending your holidays?" Janet asked us.A. Janet asked us that where we were spending our holidays.B. Janet asked us where were we spending our holidays.C. Janet asked us where you were spending your holidays.D. Janet asked us where we were spending our holidays.4. "I was not there at the time," he said.A. He denied that he was there at the time. B. he denied being there at the time.C. He denied not being there at the time.the time.D. He denied that he wasn't there at5. He regretted not inviting her to his birthday party.93 A. He wished he had invited her to his birthday party.B. He wished he invited her to his birthday party.C. He wished he would have invited her to his birthday partyD. He wished to invite her to his birthday party.6. I would rather have an egg for breakfast.A. I would eat an egg if I was hungry.B. I don't want an egg for breakfast.C. I prefer to have an egg for breakfast.nothing else.D. I'll have an egg if there's7. We played too well to be worried by our defeat.A. We didn't play well but won the match.match.B. We didn't play well and lost theC. We played well but lost the match.match.D. We played well and won the8. The meeting was put off because of pressure of time.A. People wanted to get away, so the meeting began early.B. There was not enough time to hold the meeting.C. The meeting is planned to start in a short time.D. The meeting lasted much longer than usual.9. "Don't forget to phone the office," she told him.A. She reminded him not to forget to phone the office.B. She reminded him to forget not to phone the office.C. She reminded him to phone the office.D. She reminded him about phoning the office.10. “If I were you, I'd look for another job.”A. I suggest your looking for another job.another job.C. I suggest you to look for another job.B. I suggest that you would look forD. I suggest that you look for anotherjob.II. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the sameas the sentence printed before it. (10 points)1. The house was so badly damaged in the fire that it couldn’t be repaired.-> The house was too …………………………………………………………….. .2. As he grew older, he became more and more forgetful.94 -> The ……………………………………………………………………….. .3. You won’t reach the station in less than twenty minutes.-> It will take……………………………………………………………… .4. What has this experience taught you?-> What conclusions …………………………………………………………?5. I took my car to the garage last Saturday and they resprayed it.-> I had …………………………………………………………………….. .6. When I notice it was formal dress, it was too late. (until)-> …………………………………………………………………………. .7. I wanted to learn Russian before I visited Moscow. (without)-> ……………………………………………………………………….. .8. Women are not allowed to enter the inner temple. (let)-> ……………………………………………………………………… .9. The new lecturer was unpopular with his students. (take)-> ……………………………………………………………………. .10. He is very likely to come. (probability)-> …………………………………………………………………….. .III. Essay: Write a passage (250 words) about the following topic: (10 pts)People attend college or university fro many different reasons (for example, newexperiences, career preparation, increase knowledge …). Why do you think peopleattend college or university? Use specific reasons and examples to support you answer.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………95 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…………………KEYS TO ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011Practice 7A. Listening (15 pts)I. Listen and write in the information needed below, (only one word for each blank)THINGS TO BUY:1. WEEKEND HILL WALKING.Essential clothing: - strong (1) boots .- (2) three pair of socks- (3) …trousers and jacket (waterproof if possible)- cotton (4) shirts. .- two (5) sweaters. .- (6) hat and gloves (perhaps)2. DEEP-SEA DIVING:Essential clothing: - (7) two swimsuits.- plenty of large (8) towels .- 2 pairs of (9) shorts. .- 1 pair of sandals.- 1 cotton jumper.96 - light weight (10) bag .II. Listen to the radio programme, and underline the correct answer to each question.11. What was the first planned capital city? Rome/ Athens/ Washington, D.C.12. Who was Pierre-Charles L’Enfant? An American architect/ A Brazilian engineer/ AFrench engineer.13. What did Pierre-Charles L’Enfant design a special area for? A park/ monuments/museums.14. When was a new Parliament House opened in Canberra? 1791/ 1800/ 196115. How far is Brasilia from Rio de Janeiro? 600 miles/ 600 km/ 60 miles.B. Phonetics: Pick out the word whose stress pattern is different from that of theothers in each group.(5 pts)6. A. materialB. emissionC. opticalD. conjunction.7. A. stimulateB. measurementC. surgicalD. already.8. A. medicalB. convention9. A. presidentialrecreation.10.A. diseaseC. majorityB. foundationB. obtainD. humanity.C. confidentialC. desertD.D. apply.C. Grammar and vocabulary.I. Choose the word or phrase which best complete each sentence. (15 pts)1. The soldier was punished for _____ to obey his commanding officer’s orders.A. refusingB. regrettingC. objectingD. resisting2. Nobody seems to be _____ control of those children.A. underB. overC. withD. in3. To get a passport, he must send his birth _____ and to photos.A. certificateB. licenseC. paperD. card4. There was no _____ in waiting longer than half an hour, so we left.A. goodB. useC. worthD. point5. _____ you have no key, you’ll have to get back before I go out.A. althoughB. providedC. asD. unless6. You should consider the _____ carefully before you make a decision.A. pros and cons B. safe and sound C. spick and span D. odds and ends(Advantages and dis)very important)(binh an)(neat and clean)(small and not97 7. Is he _____ enough to take on so much responsibility ?A. elderlyB. ancientC. ripeD. mature8. We have had the roof of our house _____.A. to replaceB. replaceC. been replacedD. replaced9. Imagine you _____ a flight, would you have gone by train?A. haven’t booked B. hadn’t booked C. don’t bookD. won’t book10. They had _____ ashtrays on the table.A. Two square glasstwo glass squareB. glass square twoC. square two glassD.11. – “I think you should try self-hypnosis.” – “ ………………….”A. I don’t know. I just don’t think it’s for me.B. No, I don’t, but my fatherdoes.C. Yes, I do.D. No, not so much12. “Excuse me. Is this the math class?” – “ ………………….”A. Yes, they are your math teachers.B. Yes, it is. And I’m your teacher.C. Not really. He’s the man over there.D. No, he isn’t here.13. - “Something is worrying me.” - “ …………………………”A. Well ,what are you doing?B. Well, tell me who’s that?C. Well, tell me what’s worrying you?D. Well, I know.14. –“ How would you like your steak?” – “…………………………..”A. Yes, sirpleaseB. Very goodC. Not too badD. Rare,15. – “How did you hear about his death?” –“ ……………………… .”A. It’s too badB. Your mother told me C. I don’t know him very wellD.I’m not sure why he diedII. Read the text below. Use the word given in bracket to form a word that fits in thespace. (10 points)Exercise is one of the best ways of keeping (31) depression (depressed) away. Itimproves yourbody and your mind and (32) __ enables __ (able) you to perform better in the workplace and at home.Proper (33) __ breathing __ (breath) is essential if you want to get the most fromexercise and you98 should also take into (34) _ consideration _ (consider) your heart rate. It can be (35) _harmful _ (harm) to dotoo much, which is why all good fitness instructors emphasize the (36) _ importance _(important) of“listening to your body”.When you first start you should use good (37) _ judgment _ (judge), because it’s easy tomake themistake of using the equipment (38) _ incorrectly _ (correct) or doing too much at onetime. Start slowly andbuild up gradually.Exercise should not be seen as a (39) __ demanding _ (demand) task; it can be as easy asa quick walk.To increase your fitness (40) steadily (steady), exercise for 20 minutes a day, 4 to 6times a week andyou will notice a difference in your body and mind in a few weeks.III. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (5 points)1. Geothermal energy is energy to obtain by using heat from the Earth’s interior.ABCD2. In general the only kinds of cells that cannot replace itself are nerve cells.ABCD3. Historians believe that some forms of advertising must be as old as barter and tradeABCD4. Many television newscasters make the public an eyewitness to the news by means ofon-the- spot, alive reports. ABCD5. Dams are used to control flooding, provide water for irrigation, and generatingelectricity for the surrounding area.ABCDD. ReadingI. . Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the bestoption for each of the blanks. (10 pts)99 Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! The message hits Canadian consumers through all themedia. As newcomers from Sri Lanka, we compare the situation here the one back home.We may not be the most (1) ……… citizens in the world, but compared with this, we donot have a rubbish problem – yet.Like many shoppers in Columbia, my partner Shahid and I used to have a canebasket we (2) ………… with us to the Sunday market or pola every week. Noenvironmentalists could have complained about it. You need a good strong basket at thepola. There are no supermarket trolleys to push around. Most items – rice, flour,vegetables, fruit, biscuits, eggs – are bought (3) ……………. Or wrapped in newspaper.At (4) …………., we would carry one plastic bag separately. For eggs we took areusable plastic tray with us.When income (5) …………. Are low, people need to buy in small quantities. It isquite normal to ask for a (6) ……… envelope, two eggs or 100 grams of sugar. The (7)………….. is that, for the most part, urban consumers in Sri Lanka cannot afford theluxury of waste. Most people do not buy more from the grocers than they know they willactually consume. They re-use whatever they can and are loath to discard bags, jars, tins,or boxes that can be put to other uses.But in recent years Western-style supermarket have begun to spring up inColombo. They hold out the (8) ………of clean, efficient, streamlined service tocustomers. A range of imported goods, dressed up in their layers of attractive colourful(9) ………….. beckons from the shelves. There are the (10) ………… products thatdemand your attention on the TV advertisements. Along with them, Sri Lanka, like somany other developing countries, may have imported a problem that once never existed.1. A. qualifiedB. concernedC. worried2. A. took overB. took awayC. took along3. A. free4. A. maximumB. in piecesC. bit by bitB. mostB. amountsC. sizes6. A. simpleB. singleC. singular7. A. pointB. case8. A. promiseB. advantage9. A. packetsB. packsB. justD. took upD. looseC. highest5. A. rates10. A. veryD. experiencedD. bestD. levelsD. soleC. exampleC. evidenceD. questionD. sightC. packingD. paddingC. similarD. likelyII. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the bestanswer to each of the following questions. (10 pts)For many years, scientists have speculated that the cataclysmic impact of ailasteroid with the earth was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs approximately 65million years ago. Previous discoveries and results have hinted that an asteroid two100 kilometres in diameter struck the Yucatan peninsula in Eastern Mexico. This impact,stronger than one thousand nuclear explosions, is speculated to have cast a cloud of dustand debris into the atmosphere, covering the entire surface of the earth and blocking outthe sun and consequently lowering the surface temperature of the earth. With such aradical change in the earth environment, scientists believe that over 99% of all animaland plant species were eradicated. Only after millions of years did plants and animalsever begin to recover. But the reign of the dinosaurs had ended and the age of mammalshad begun.The crucial link that has his theory together has been the element iridium. Iridiumis not commonly found on either the surface of the earth or inside the crust. It is morecommonly found in asteroids or meteorites through out the solar system. Scientists havehypothesized that after the asteroid impacted the earth, an even layer of iridium sedimentsettled over the globe and eventually became part of its surface. The theory of course,has depended on the discovery of such an existing layer of iridium.Unfortunately, scientists have never been able to offer absolute proof that thisasteroid impact ever occurred. Recently, however, a discovery may go a long way towardvalidating these scientists’ theories. In 1996, a team of marine biologists excavatedsamples of rock from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean just off the coat of Bermuda. Foundthousands of meters below the sea, these samples contain iridium similar to those foundin the Yucatan peninsular thousands kilometers away. At first, scientists were skepticalwhether the samples were from the same time period. But since carbon dating placedthem to 65 million years ago, they doubts were quickly alleviated. Since then many ofthe other theories for the demise of the dinosaur have been finally laid to rest.1. This passage mainly discusses a theory aboutA. Which type of dinosaur roamed where.Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.B. archeological evidence fromC. why the dinosaurs turned into birds and reptiles. D. the extinction of thedinosaurs2. According to the passage, approximately how large was the asteroid that scientistsbelieve struck the Earth?A. 2 kilometers in diametersB. 65 kilometers in diametersC. 1000 kilometers in diametersD. 99 kilometers in diameters3. The word “hinted” is closest in meaning toA. disproveB. flirtedC. deniedD. implied4. The word “cast” is closest in meaning toA. shoneB. climbedC. dispersedD. excused5. What can be inferred from the passage about asteroid impact in the passage?A. New plants and animals evolved with the changed environment101 B. The gravitational force from the earth’s core is altered.C. A planetary defense system formedD. The climate remained fairly constant.6. The word “reign” is closest in meaning toA. understanding B. dominanceC. denialD. extremity7. The word “it” refers toA. crustB. asteroidsC. earthD. iridium8. What does the third paragraph of the passage mainly discuss?A. The major processes that have created the earth’s crust.B. The composition of the ocean floor in the Atlantic Ocean.C. Recent discoveries that may confirm the asteroid impact hypothesis.D. The discovery of ancient fossils located far beneath the ocean floor.9. According to the passage, the iridium found beneath the ocean floor near Bermuda………. .A. can be refined into fossil fuelsYucatan peninsula.B. is similar to the iridium found on theC. originated from dinosaur remains D. was chemically manufactured by miners.10. The paragraph following the passage probably discussesA. the relationship between volcanic activity and dinosaur extinction.B. why dinosaurs lived where they lived.C. recent computer imagery of dinosaur movement.D. the possibility of a future asteroid impact.E. Writing.I. Choose the best answer. (10pts)Mark the letter A, B, C, or D to indicate the sentence that has the same meaningas the original one.1. I'd have bought Sam's car if I had known he was selling it.A. I knew Sam wanted to sell his car.B. I didn't buy Sam's car.C. I bought the car without knowing it was Sam's.D. I'll buy the car as soon as Sam decides to sell it.2. She doesn't usually stay up late.A. She's not acquainted with staying up late. B. She's not used to stay up late.102 C. She's not familiar to staying up late.up late.D. She's not used to staying3. "Where are you spending your holidays?" Janet asked us.A. Janet asked us that where we were spending our holidays.B. Janet asked us where were we spending our holidays.C. Janet asked us where you were spending your holidays.D. Janet asked us where we were spending our holidays.4. "I was not there at the time," he said.A. He denied that he was there at the time. B. he denied being there at thetime.C. He denied not being there at the time.the time.D. He denied that he wasn't there at5. He regretted not inviting her to his birthday party.A. He wished he had invited her to his birthday party.B. He wished he invited her to his birthday party.C. He wished he would have invited her to his birthday partyD. He wished to invite her to his birthday party.6. I would rather have an egg for breakfast.A. I would eat an egg if I was hungry.B. I don't want an egg for breakfast.C. I prefer to have an egg for breakfast.nothing else.D. I'll have an egg if there's7. We played too well to be worried by our defeat.A. We didn't play well but won the match.match.B. We didn't play well and lost theC. We played well but lost the match.match.D. We played well and won the8. The meeting was put off because of pressure of time.A. People wanted to get away, so the meeting began early.B. There was not enough time to hold the meeting.C. The meeting is planned to start in a short time.D. The meeting lasted much longer than usual.9. "Don't forget to phone the office," she told him.A. She reminded him not to forget to phone the office.103 B. She reminded him to forget not to phone the office.C. She reminded him to phone the office.D. She reminded him about phoning the office.10. “If I were you, I'd look for another job.”A. I suggest your looking for another job.another job.B. I suggest that you would look forC. I suggest you to look for another job.another job.D. I suggest that you look forII. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the sameas the sentence printed before it. (10 points)1. The house was so badly damaged in the fire that it couldn’t be repaired.-> The house was too badly damaged to be repaired.2. As he grew older, he became more and more forgetful.-> The older he grew/ got, the more forgetful he became.3. You won’t reach the station in less than twenty minutes.-> It will take you at least twenty minutes to reach the station4. What has this experience taught you?-> What conclusions have you drawn from this experience?5. I took my car to the garage last Saturday and they resprayed it.-> I had my car resprayed at the garage last Saturday.6. When I notice it was formal dress, it was too late. (until)-> I did not notice it was formal dress until it was too late/ It was not until it was toolate that I noticed it was formal dress/ Not until it was too late did I notice it wasformal dress.7. I wanted to learn Russian before I visited Moscow. (without)->. I did not want to visit Moscow without learning/ having learned Russian.8. Women are not allowed to enter the inner temple. (let)->. They do not let women enter the inner temple.9. The new lecturer was unpopular with his students. (take)-> The students did not take to their new lecturer.10. He is very likely to come. (probability)-> In all probability he will come/ is coming./ There is a strong probability that he willcome/ of his coming.104 III. Essay: Write a passage (250 words) about the following topic: (10 pts)People attend college or university fro many different reasons (for example, newexperiences, career preparation, increase knowledge …). Why do you think peopleattend college or university? Use specific reasons and examples to support you answer.……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011105 Practice 8 - 180 minutesA. Listening (15 pts)I. Listen to the recording and write the missing words:1. Marie Gregg and Jack Roberts are the (1)………….. on the expedition from Londonto South (2)……….. .2. Lulu McNulty , a fashion designer, is on the trip because her (3)….............. told herabout the (4)……….. .3. Paola Rossi is an (5)…………. in a big (6)………… company. Paola likes (7)……………… but she likes a bit of …(8)…………. .4. Istvan is a student. He is studying (9)…………………… at the University ofBudapest. He is on the trip because he wants to do something (10)………………………..II. Listen to the conversation and answer the questions:1. What does Colin do?………………………………………………………………2. What does Colin say about his job?……………………………………………………………..3. What is Sandra doing at Manchester university?……………………………………………………………..4. Does Colin live in Oxford?…………………………………………………………….5. Why does Sandra like cycling?……………………………………………………………B. Phonetics: Pick out the word whose stress pattern is different from that of theothers in each group.(5 pts)1. A. obviousmaximumB. impoliteC. complimentD.2. A. situationregulation3. A. install4. A. marvelous4. A. informalityB. conversationC. equivalentD.B. attractC. approachB. badmintonC. absoluteB. communication C. environmentalD. kiddingD. regretfulD. dissatisfactionII. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR (15points)Part 1: Circle the word or phrase (A, B, C or D) which best completes eachsentence. [15 points]106 1. _________ she’s got a job that she likes, she’s a lot happier.A. Since whenB. Just asC. Now thatD. Just now2. The ……………. woman who is playing the violin is very talented.A. red hair B. red-headedC. red hairedD. red head3. I’m _________ aware of the need to obey the rules of the competition.A. wellB. farC. muchD. greatly4. _________ goes the bus; now we will have to walk!A. On timeB. At onceC. ThereD. Early5. It was impossible for her to tell the truth so she had to _________ a story.A. inventB. combineC. manageD. lie6. Dave and I have _________ to meet at the bus station at 9 o’clock.A. confirmedB. combinedC. appointedD. arranged7. A film directed by Steven Spielberg is likely ………………… success.A. being a financialfinancialB. to be financially aC. to be financiallyD. to be a8. “Shall I collect the tickets for you?” – “ ………………………. .”A. I think you shallB. In my opinion, you are goodC. That would be a real helpD. No, I don’t have tickets.9. Having considered the problem for a while she thought better _________ her firstsolution.A. toB. thanC. fromD. of10. “We’ve got time for a coffee, haven’t we?A. Why not?B. A quick one may beC. I’d prefer teaD. I’ll have tea, please.11. It turned out that we _________ rushed to the airport as the plane was delayed byseveral hours.A. hadn’tB. should haveC. mustn’t haveD. needn’t haveC. catchD. hold12. Never _________ a gift horse in the mouth.A. feelB. look13. “Would you like a salad?” – “ ………………….. .”A. Yes, make yourself at home B. May I take your order?C. Italian, pleaseD. It’s great!14. “Let me drive you home.” – “ …………………. .”107 A. No problem B. It’s not me C. No, don’t worry. I’m all right. D. No, I usuallydrive home at five.15. “…………………….”. – “ She’s the tall one in jeans.”A. Is she very tall? B. How is she?C. What is she?S. Which one is she?Part 2: In each of the following sentences, four words or phrases have beenunderlined. Circle the one word or phrase (A, B, C, or D) that would not beappropriate. [5 points]who has ever tried to pick up spilled mercury will agree that this element is8. SomeoneACBhard to handle.Dwet and hot and covered with jungle that9. Some of the land in that region is so ABa few peoplethere .liveDCin a few years twelve percents,of Canadianswill beCAB13. It has been estimated thatsenior citizens .Dyousuch14. If one had thought about the alternatives, A would not have chosenC aBdifficult topic for a termDpaper .15. It is essential that canceris diagnosedasand treated as earlypossible in orderABto assurecure .a successfulCDPart 3: Supply the correct form of the words in brackets. [10 points]1. I had only a day to visit all the tourist ___________. (ATTRACT)2. The more ___________ an event is, the better it will be remembered. (SIGNIFY)3. He didn’t pay the bill and now the electricity has been ___________. (CONNECT)4. What a terrible film. It’s really ___________ in my views. (RATE)5. There’s ___________ dissatisfaction with the government’s policies. (WIDE)6. They all cheered ___________ as their team came out. (ENTHUSIASM)7. From my ___________, this would not be a very profitable venture. (STAND)8. He’s so ___________! He just can’t make up his mind! (DECIDE)9. Are all those ___________ they put in food really necessary? (ADD)108 10. I apologize for the delay in sending your order but we are ___________ at present.(STAFF)III. READING:Part 1: Use the words in the box to fill in the blanks. [10 points]settlementextentstandarddirectlyfactorsprosperinginvasionscivilizationempireageRome and the Roman had a huge impact on Western (1) ____________. Rome had been(2) ____________ over many centuries, turning from a small (3) ____________ into alarge (4) ____________. It had developed because of its large armies, great rulers, andexcellent engineers. It managed to withstand (5) ____________ from a number of otherempires, such as Persia and the Carthaginians. Rome continued to develop over thecenturies, reaching its greatest (6) ____________ in the third century AD. The two (7)____________ commonly attributed to the decline of the Roman empire are Christianityand the military, though some believe these are not (8) ____________ responsible, butplayed a secondary role in the empire’s collapse. Other historians believe that a declinein the (9) ____________ of living, as well as a decline in morals, caused the eventualcollapse of the empire. Whatever the reason, the (10) ____________ of the Romanempire was one of the greatest in human history and is responsible for guiding the waypeople think , even to this day.Part 2: Read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C, or D) best fits eachspace. Circle the letter. [10 points]Interpreting the feelings of other people is not always easy, as we all know, and we(1)_____ as much on what they seem to be telling us, as on the actual words they say.Facial (2)_____ and tone of voice are obvious ways of showing our (3)_____ tosomething, and it may well be that we unconsciously utter views that we are trying tohide. The art of being tactful lies in (4)_____ these signals, realizing what the otherperson is trying to say, and acting so that they are not embarrassed in any way. Forexample, we may understand that they are above all reluctant to answer our question,and so we stop pressing them. Body movements in general may also (5)_____feelings, and interviewers often pay particular attention to the way a candidate for ajob walks into the room and sits down. However, it is not difficult to present the rightkind of appearance, while what many employers want to know relates to thecandidate’s character mannerisms, and psychological stability. This raises the(6)_____ questions of whether job candidates should be asked to completepsychological tests, and the further problem of whether such tests actually produce(7)_____ results. For many people, being asked to take part in such a test would beobjectionable (8)_____ into their private lives. Quite (9)_____ from this problem, cansuch tests predict whether a person is likely to be a (10)_____ employee or a valuedcolleague?1.A. estimateB. relyC. reckonD. trust2.A. looksB. expressionC. imageD. manner109 3.A. view4.A. taking down5.A. display6.A. awkward7.A. faithful8.A. invasion9.A. different10.A. pedanticconscientiousB. feelingC. notionD. reactionB. putting across C. picking upD. going overB. indicateC. implyD. inferB. riskyC. unpleasantD. touchyB. regularC. reliableD. predictableB. intrusionC. infringement D. interferenceB. apartC. awayD. exceptB. particularC. laboriousD.Part 4: Read the passage and circle the best answer (A, B, C, or D) to eachquestion. [8 points]In most discussions of cultural diversity, attention has focused on visible, explicitaspects of culture, such as language, dress, food, religion, music , and social rituals.Although they are important, these visible expressions of culture, which are taughtdeliberately and learned consciously, are only the tip of the iceberg of culture. Much ofculture is taught and learned implicitly, or outside awareness. Thus, neither culturalinsiders nor cultural outsiders are aware that certain "invisible” aspects of their cultureexist.Invisible elements of culture are important to us. For example, how long we can belate before being impolite, what topics we should avoid in a conversation, how we showinterest or attention through listening behavior, what we consider beautiful or ugly.These are all aspects of culture that we learn and use without being aware of it. When wemeet other people whose invisible cultural assumptions differ from those we havelearned implicitly, we usually do not recognize their behavior as cultural in origin.Differences in invisible culture can cause problems in cross-cultural relations.Conflicts may arise when we are unable to recognize others’ behavioral differences ascultural rather than personal. We tend to misinterpret other people’s behavior, blamethem, or judge their intentions or competence without realizing that we are experiencingcultural rather than individual differences.Formal organizations and institutions, such as schools, hospitals, workplaces,governments, and the legal system are collection sites for invisible cultural differences. Ifthe differences were more visible, we might have less misunderstanding. For example, ifwe met a man in a courthouse who was wearing exotic clothes, speaking a languageother than ours, and carrying food that looked strange, we would not assume that weunderstood his thoughts and feelings or that he understood ours. Yet when such a man isdressed similarly to us, speaks our language, and does not differ from us in other obviousways, we may fail to recognize the invisible cultural differences between us. As a result,mutual misunderstanding may arise.1. What is the main purpose of the passage?A. To explain the importance of invisible aspects of culture.B. To describe cultural diversity.110 C. To point out that much of culture is learned consciously.D. To explain why cross-cultural conflict occurs.2. The word “deliberately” in bold in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to ________.A. slowlyC. intentionallyB. accuratelyD. randomly3. The phrase “the tip of the iceberg” in bold in paragraph 1 means that ________.A. other cultures seem cold to usB. visible aspects of culture are learned in formal institutionsC. we usually focus on the highest forms of cultureD. most aspects of culture cannot be seen4. Which of the following was NOT mentioned as an example of invisible culture?A. What topics to avoid in conversationB. What food to eat in a courthouseC. How late is considered impoliteD. How people express interest in what others are saying5. The word “those” in bold in paragraph 2 refers to ________.A. people from a different cultureB. invisible cultural assumptionsC. people who speak a different languageD. topics that should be avoided6. It can be inferred from paragraph 3 that conflict results when ________.A. people think cultural differences are personalB. people compete with those from other culturesC. one culture is more invisible than another cultureD. some people recognize more cultural differences than others7. The author implies that institutions such as schools and workplaces ________.A. are aware of cultural differencesB. teach their employees about cultural differencesC. reinforce invisible cultural differencesD. share a common culture8. Which of the following would most likely result in misunderstanding?A. Learning about our own culture in schoolB. Unusual food being cooked by foreign visitorsC. Strange behavior from someone speaking a foreign languageD. Strange behavior from someone speaking our languageE. WRITING111 I. Rewrite each sentence, beginning as shown or using the words in bracket, so that themeaning stays the same. [10 points]1. Collecting dolls from foreign countries is one of Jane’s interests.Jane is………………………………………………………………………………………………2. My boss works better when he’s pressed for time.The less time………………………………………………………………………………………3. Shirley didn’t begin to read until she was eight.It wasn’t……………………………………………………………………………………….…4. She discovered eight new comets in the course of her work.Her work resulted………………………………………………………………………………… .5. We left quietly, so that we wouldn’t disturb the children.So as……………………………………………………………………………………………6. When I picked up my pen, I found that the nib had broken.-> On…………………………………………………………………………………………… .6. Sheila has decided to take driving lessons. (HOW)Sheila has decided………………………………………………………………………… drive.7. If I take the job, I’ll have to move to London.( MEAN)Taking the job…………………………………………………………………………… London.8. Without your help, I would have given up years ago. (HADN’T)If it ……………………………………………… your help, I would have given upyears ago.9. In her previous job, Maria was a picture restorer. (WORK AS)-> Maria used ……………………………………………………………….. .10. She is a far more serious student now than she used to be. (STUDIES)-> She ………………………………………………………………………………………used to.11. Which of the two books would you prefer? (RATHER)112 -> Which …………………………………………………………………………….?12. Even if we don’t like the idea, we’ll have to go with him. (WHETHER)->………………………………………………………………………………………………….. .II. Essay (10 pts): “Should smoking be banned in public places?”. Write a passage (150– 200 words) giving your views. You can use the outline below:Introduction: Set out the problem in general and state why it is controversial.Body: Give your opinion, and reasons for it.Give the other side of the argument and the reasons why it is false.Conclusion: strongly restate the problem and your opinion.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..113 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..KEYS TO ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011Practice 8 - 180 minutes114 A. Listening (15 pts)I. Listen to the recording and write the missing words: (lifelines- Intermediate –track 1, 2 – CD1)1. Marie Gregg and Jack Roberts are the (1)………….. on the expedition from Londonto South (2)……….. .2. Lulu McNulty , a fashion designer, is on the trip because her (3)….............. told herabout the (4)……….. .3. Paola Rossi is an (5)…………. in a big (6)………… company. Paola likes (7)……………… but she likes a bit of …(8)…………. .4. Istvan is a student. He is studying (9)…………………… at the University ofBudapest. He is on the trip because he wants to do something (10)………………………..Your answers:1. guides… .2. …Africa…………3. …father…….place……………5. ………accountant4. ……6. …chemical.psychology……9. ………7. travelling…10. ………unusual…8. …adventure……II. Listen to the conversation and answer the questions:1. What does Colin do?……He is a computer programmer…2. What does Colin say about his job? He says it’s isn’t the most intersting job in theworld, but it’s quite well- paid.3. What is Sandra doing at Manchester university? She’s doing an MA in management...4. Does Colin live in Oxford?No, he doesn’t.5. Why does Sandra like cycling?Because it keeps her fit.B. Phonetics: Pick out the word whose stress pattern is different from that of theothers in each group.(5 pts)1. A. obvious2. A. situation3. A. install4. A. marvelous4. A. informalityB. impoliteC. complimentD. maximumB. conversation C. equivalentD. regulationB. attractC. approachD. kiddingB. badmintonC. absoluteD. regretfulB. communicationC. environmentalD. dissatisfactionII. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR (15points)Part 1: Circle the word or phrase (A, B, C or D) which best completes eachsentence. [15 points]115 1. _________ she’s got a job that she likes, she’s a lot happier.A. Since whenB. Just asC. Now thatD. Just now2. The ……………. woman who is playing the violin is very talented.A. red hair B. red-headedC. red hairedD. red head3. I’m _________ aware of the need to obey the rules of the competition.A. wellB. farC. muchD. greatly4. _________ goes the bus; now we will have to walk!A. On timeB. At onceC. ThereD. Early5. It was impossible for her to tell the truth so she had to _________ a story.A. inventB. combineC. manageD. lie6. Dave and I have _________ to meet at the bus station at 9 o’clock.A. confirmedB. combinedC. appointedD. arranged7. A film directed by Steven Spielberg is likely ………………… success.A. being a financialfinancialB. to be financially aC. to be financiallyD. to be a8. “Shall I collect the tickets for you?” – “ ………………………. .”A. I think you shallB. In my opinion, you are goodC. That would be a real helpD. No, I don’t have tickets.9. Having considered the problem for a while, she thought better _________ her firstsolution.A. toB. thanC. fromD. of10. “We’ve got time for a coffee, haven’t we?A. Why not?B. A quick one may be C. I’d prefer teaD. I’ll have tea, please.11. It turned out that we _________ rushed to the airport as the plane was delayed byseveral hours.A. hadn’tB. should haveC. mustn’t haveD. needn’t haveC. catchD. hold12. Never _________ a gift horse in the mouth.A. feelB. look13. “Would you like a salad?” – “ ………………….. .”A. Yes, make yourself at home B. May I take your order?C. Italian, pleaseD. It’s great!14. “Let me drive you home.” – “ …………………. .”116 A. No problem B. It’s not me C. No, don’t worry. I’m all right. D. No, I usuallydrive home at five.15. “…………………….”. – “ She’s the tall one in jeans.”A. Is she very tall? B. How is she?C. What is she?D. Which one is she?Part 2: In each of the following sentences, four words or phrases have beenunderlined. Circle the one word or phrase (A, B, C, or D) that would not beappropriate. [5 points]who has ever tried to pick up spilled mercury will agree that this element is8. SomeoneACBhard to handle.Dwet and hot and covered with jungle that9. Some of the land in that region is so ABa few peoplethere .liveDCin a few years twelve percents,of Canadianswill beCAB13. It has been estimated thatsenior citizens .Dyousuch14. If one had thought about the alternatives, A would not have chosenC aBdifficult topic for a termDpaper .15. It is essential that canceris diagnosedasand treated as earlypossible in orderABto assurecure .a successfulCDPart 3: Supply the correct form of the words in brackets. [10 points]1. I had only a day to visit all the tourist ___________. (ATTRACT)-> attractions2. The more ___________ an event is, the better it will be remembered. (SIGNIFY)->significant3. He didn’t pay the bill and now the electricity has been ___________. (CONNECT)-.disconnected4. What a terrible film. It’s really ___________ in my views. (RATE) ->irrational5. There’s ___________ dissatisfaction with the government’s policies. (WIDE)->widespread6. They all cheered ___________ as their team came out. (ENTHUSIASM)->enthusiastically117 7. From my ___________, this would not be a very profitable venture. (STAND) ->understanding8. He’s so ___________! He just can’t make up his mind! (DECIDE) -> indecisive9. Are all those ___________ they put in food really necessary? (ADD)-> additives10. I apologize for the delay in sending your order but we are ……………at present.(STAFF)-> understaffedIII. READING:Part 1: Use the words in the box to fill in the blanks. [10 points]3. settlement 9. standard7. factors5. invasions4. empire10. extent8. directly2. prospering1.civilization 6.ageRome and the Roman had a huge impact on Western (1) ____________. Rome hadbeen (2) ____________ over many centuries, turning from a small (3) ____________into a large (4) ____________. It had developed because of its large armies, greatrulers, and excellent engineers. It managed to withstand (5) ____________ from anumber of other empires, such as Persia and the Carthaginians. Rome continued todevelop over the centuries, reaching its greatest (6) ____________ in the third centuryAD. The two (7) ____________ commonly attributed to the decline of the Romanempire are Christianity and the military, though some believe these are not (8)____________ responsible, but played a secondary role in the empire’s collapse. Otherhistorians believe that a decline in the (9) ____________ of living, as well as a declinein morals, caused the eventual collapse of the empire. Whatever the reason, the (10)____________ of the Roman empire was one of the greatest in human history and isresponsible for guiding the way people think , even to this day.Part 2: Read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C, or D) best fits eachspace. Circle the letter. [10 points]Interpreting the feelings of other people is not always easy, as we all know, and we(1)_____ as much on what they seem to be telling us, as on the actual words they say.Facial (2)_____ and tone of voice are obvious ways of showing our (3)_____ tosomething, and it may well be that we unconsciously utter views that we are trying tohide. The art of being tactful lies in (4)_____ these signals, realizing what the otherperson is trying to say, and acting so that they are not embarrassed in any way. Forexample, we may understand that they are above all reluctant to answer our question,and so we stop pressing them. Body movements in general may also (5)_____feelings, and interviewers often pay particular attention to the way a candidate for ajob walks into the room and sits down. However, it is not difficult to present the rightkind of appearance, while what many employers want to know relates to thecandidate’s character mannerisms, and psychological stability. This raises the(6)_____ questions of whether job candidates should be asked to completepsychological tests, and the further problem of whether such tests actually produce(7)_____ results. For many people, being asked to take part in such a test would beobjectionable (8)_____ into their private lives. Quite (9)_____ from this problem, can118 such tests predict whether a person is likely to be a (10)_____ employee or a valuedcolleague?1.A. estimateB. relyC. reckonD. trust2.A. looksB. expressionC. imageD. manner3.A. viewB. feelingC. notionD. reaction4.A. taking downB. putting across C. picking upD. going over5.A. displayB. indicateC. implyD. infer6.A. awkwardB. riskyC. unpleasantD. touchy7.A. faithfulB. regularC. reliableD. predictable8.A. invasion (of) B. intrusionC. infringement (su pha vo luat)D.interference (in)9.A. differentB. apartC. awayD. except10.A. pedantic( too worried about small details or rules )B. particularC. laboriousD. conscientious (taking care to do things carefully andcorrectly)Part 3: Read the passage and circle the best answer (A, B, C, or D) to eachquestion. [8 points]In most discussions of cultural diversity, attention has focused on visible, explicitaspects of culture, such as language, dress, food, religion, music , and social rituals.Although they are important, these visible expressions of culture, which are taughtdeliberately and learned consciously, are only the tip of the iceberg of culture. Much ofculture is taught and learned implicitly, or outside awareness. Thus, neither culturalinsiders nor cultural outsiders are aware that certain "invisible” aspects of their cultureexist.Invisible elements of culture are important to us. For example, how long we can belate before being impolite, what topics we should avoid in a conversation, how we showinterest or attention through listening behavior, what we consider beautiful or ugly.These are all aspects of culture that we learn and use without being aware of it. When wemeet other people whose invisible cultural assumptions differ from those we havelearned implicitly, we usually do not recognize their behavior as cultural in origin.Differences in invisible culture can cause problems in cross-cultural relations.Conflicts may arise when we are unable to recognize others’ behavioral differences ascultural rather than personal. We tend to misinterpret other people’s behavior, blamethem, or judge their intentions or competence without realizing that we are experiencingcultural rather than individual differences.Formal organizations and institutions, such as schools, hospitals, workplaces,governments, and the legal system are collection sites for invisible cultural differences. Ifthe differences were more visible, we might have less misunderstanding. For example, ifwe met a man in a courthouse who was wearing exotic clothes, speaking a languageother than ours, and carrying food that looked strange, we would not assume that weunderstood his thoughts and feelings or that he understood ours. Yet when such a man is119 dressed similarly to us, speaks our language, and does not differ from us in other obviousways, we may fail to recognize the invisible cultural differences between us. As a result,mutual misunderstanding may arise.1. What is the main purpose of the passage?A. To explain the importance of invisible aspects of culture.B. To describe cultural diversity.C. To point out that much of culture is learned consciously.D. To explain why cross-cultural conflict occurs.2. The word “deliberately” in bold in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to ________.A. slowlyC. intentionallyB. accuratelyD. randomly3. The phrase “the tip of the iceberg” in bold in paragraph 1 means that ________.A. other cultures seem cold to usB. visible aspects of culture are learned in formal institutionsC. we usually focus on the highest forms of cultureD. most aspects of culture cannot be seen4. Which of the following was NOT mentioned as an example of invisible culture?A. What topics to avoid in conversationB. What food to eat in a courthouseC. How late is considered impoliteD. How people express interest in what others are saying5. The word “those” in bold in paragraph 2 refers to ________.A. people from a different cultureB. invisible cultural assumptionsC. people who speak a different languageD. topics that should be avoided6. It can be inferred from paragraph 3 that conflict results when ________.A. people think cultural differences are personalB. people compete with those from other culturesC. one culture is more invisible than another cultureD. some people recognize more cultural differences than others7. The author implies that institutions such as schools and workplaces ________.A. are aware of cultural differencesB. teach their employees about cultural differencesC. reinforce invisible cultural differencesD. share a common culture8. Which of the following would most likely result in misunderstanding?120 A. Learning about our own culture in schoolB. Unusual food being cooked by foreign visitorsC. Strange behavior from someone speaking a foreign languageD. Strange behavior from someone speaking our languageE. WRITINGI. Rewrite each sentence, beginning as shown or using the words in bracket, so that themeaning stays the same. [10 points]1. Collecting dolls from foreign countries is one of Jane’s interests.Jane is………………………………………………………………………………………………2. My boss works better when he’s pressed for time.The less time………………………………………………………………………………………3. Shirley didn’t begin to read until she was eight.It wasn’t……………………………………………………………………………………….…4. She discovered eight new comets in the course of her work.Her work resulted………………………………………………………………………………… .5. We left quietly, so that we wouldn’t disturb the children.So as………………………………………………………………………………………………6. When I picked up my pen, I found that the nib had broken.-> On…………………………………………………………………………………………… .6. Sheila has decided to take driving lessons. (HOW)Sheila has decided………………………………………………………………………… drive.7. If I take the job, I’ll have to move to London.( MEANs)Taking the job means ( that) I’ll have to move London.8. Without your help, I would have given up years ago. (HADN’T)If it ……………………………………………… your help, I would have given upyears ago.121 9. In her previous job, Maria was a picture restorer. (WORK AS)-> Maria used ……………………………………………………………….. .10. She is a far more serious student now than she used to be. (STUDIES)-> She ………………………………………………………………………………………used to.11. Which of the two books would you prefer? (RATHER)-> Which …………………………………………………………………………….?12. Even if we don’t like the idea, we’ll have to go with him. (WHETHER)-> Whether e kile the idea or not, we’ll ……..…………….. .II. Essay (10 pts): “Should smoking be banned in public places?”. Write a passage (150– 200 words) giving your views. You can use the outline below:Introduction: Set out the problem in general and state why it is controversial.Body: Give your opinion, and reasons for it.Give the other side of the argument and the reasons why it is false.Conclusion: strongly restate the problem and your opinion.………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..122 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..123 Part 3: Choose from the list A-I the sentence which best summarizes each part (1-7)of the article. There is one extra sentence which you do not need to use. Thereis an example at the beginning (0). [7 points]A It is worth paying more for less fat.B Convenience food is often not as good as food cooked at home.C Added ingredients may improve convenience products.D Convenience food has some advantages.E Convenience food is usually an expensive alternative.F Convenience products are now available which are claimed to be healthier.G You may often need to serve additional food.H Some convenience products need careful storage and cooking.I There is now a greater choice of convenience food.CONVENIENCE FOOD0ITechnological advances have dramatically increased the quality and range ofconvenience meals that are now available. Vacuum-packed or frozen pre-cooked mealsready for the microwave, packets of soup, cake and sauce mixes, instant mashed potatoand frozen peas are just a few of the time-saving foods that many people now rely on.1Although pre-prepared meals save time, they may not always be as nutritious as thoseprepared in your own kitchen. This is because each time they are heated they lose someof their vitamins, and many ‘heat-and-eat’ meals have already been cooked before theyare reheated. Convenience food also tends to contain more sugar, salt and fat than mostother food.2However, there are increasing numbers of so-called’ healthy’ meals, usually identified by‘healthy eating’ symbols or the manufacturer’s own brand name for their low-calorieproducts. Some labels mention ‘reduced’ or ‘controlled’ sodium, but these may stillcontain considerable amounts of salt.3A meal in a packet is a useful standby, especially in families who like to eat differentthings at different times, and for people who work late. It is often cheaper than a124 takeaway and a convenient alternative to cooking from scratch. And it saves on washingup.4The ‘healthy’ versions of most pre-prepared dishes are more expensive than theirstandard equivalents, but may be a better choice if they are lower in fat. Levels of otheringredients in the standard and ‘healthy’ varieties are usually similar.5Although some ready-made foods are sold as ‘complete’ meals, they are rarely a goodsource of vegetables or starchy foods. It is a good idea, therefore, to add extra vegetablesor a salad along with a starchy food, such as brown rice or a whole meal roll.6Despite the fact that food manufacturers and retailers have improved hygiene and foodsafety at many stages of the food chain, pre-cooked foods found in chill cabinets maystill be a source of food poisoning. Consumers should keep and prepare these foods withgreat care to prevent the spread of bacteria. This means bringing food home as soon aspossible after purchase, keeping it in a refrigerator or freezer, following microwaveguidelines and making sure food is really hot before eating.7Although many people view additives with suspicion, they have their advantages. Theirpresence is often vital if food is not to spoil, and many result in better taste, texture orcolor. All additives are the subject of strict safety checks and allergic reactions are veryrare.Phonetics:1C 2D 3A 4B 5CII. (1p for 1 correct answer x 10 = 10 points)Writing:125 II. 1.2.3..4. 5.6. 789. 10.I. Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one.71. An announcement of their engagement appeared in the local paper.Theirengagement .......................................................................................................................................72. The minister was interrupted just after starting his speech.Hardly ........................................................................................................................................................73. Allan regretted asking Arthur to lend him £20.Allanwished...............................................................................................................................................74. Parking is not permitted here.Youaren’t...................................................................................................................................................75. John asked if it was the blue one or the green she wanted.“Which ..................................................................................................................................................... ”76. If Mike hadn’t been interested, the trip would have been cancelled.But..............................................................................................................................................................77. It was so late that nothing could be done.It wastoo....................................................................................................................................................78. Even though I admire his courage, I think he is foolish.Much ..........................................................................................................................................................79. That meal was excellent !What...........................................................................................................................................................80. I’d prefer him not to have said all those embarrassing things about me.126 I’dsooner ...................................................................................................................................................ĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TRƯỜNGLỚP 12 - THPTMÔN THI: TIẾNG ANHTHỜI GIAN: 180 phút, không kể thời giangiao đềI. PHONETICS ( 1 point )A. Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.1. A. greatB. breadC. breakD. veil2. A. foreignB. continentC. scholarshipD. almost3. A.paintedB. lookedC. jumpedD. missed4. A. bootB. shootC. goodD. food5. A. laughB. ploughC. coughD. enough6. A. measureB. occasionC. decisionD. missionB. Pick out the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the others in eachgroup.7. A. secureB. caringC. decentD. aerial8. A. confideB. maintainC. precedeD. swallow9. A. curriculumB. certificateC. kindergartenD.inhabitant10.A.inflationB. interventionC.investmentD.inhabitantTrả Lời12345678910II. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARA. Choose the best answer from A , B, C or D to complete the following sentences. ( 3points )1. It is difficult for museums to find funds to protect the nation’s ..........A. inheritanceB. heritageC. possessionsD. legacy2. Helen is very ........................ going to work in Germany.A. excited aboutB. excited forC. excited withD. excited to3. Then, he...................something that his boss..................some time before.A. was remembering/ saidB. had remembered/ saidC. remembered/ was sayingD. remembered/ had said4. I had a good ______ of the exam result when he saw his daughter’s face.127 A. reportB. thoughtC. ideaD. news5. ______ been diverted, they would have arrived early.A. Had the plane notB. Hadn't the planeC. The plane had notD. The plane not had6. Harry must pay the money back . He must _________ .A. pay it againB. repay itC. pay itD. pay it oncemore7. There’re several means of mass communication. The newspaper is one, the television is___ .A. anotherB. otherC. the otherD. the another8. His father worked as a driver _____ the war.A. betweenB. amongC. whenD. during9. My father often does _________with people from other countries in the region.A. financesB. businessC. affairsD.economy10. I’m really sleepy today. I wish I _________ Bob to the airport late last night.A. weren’t takingB. hadn’t had to takeC. didn’t have to takeD. didn’t take11. Don’t start the next page _________ you have finished the last test question.A. whenB. whileC. untilD. since12. I don’t believe a word he said, I think he just made _________ that story .A. outB. offC. downD. up13. Wild animals ______ in their natural habitat will have a better and longer life thanthose which are kept in protected areas.A. liveB. to liveC. livingD. lived14. She _________ her husband’s job for his ill health.A. accusedB. blamedC. causedD. claimed15. It's time you ________ harder for the next exam.A. workB. are workingC. workedD.haveworked16. To get a passport, he must send his birth ________ and to photos.A. certificateB. licenceC. paperD. card17. 'Is Marsha still here?' 'No. She was the first ______.A. leavingB. that she leftC. to leaveD.inleaving18. _________you have no key, you’ll have to get back before I go out.A. asB.IfC. althoughD. unless19. How fast________ when the accident happened?A. are you drivingB. were you drivingC. did you driveD. had you driven20. Their office consisted of three rooms, _____ was used as a conference room.A. the largest of whichB. larger of whichC. the largest of themD. largest128 21. I'm sure it's not my fault that Peter found out what we were planning.I don't remember ______ anyone about it.A. to tellB. being toldC. having toldD. to betold22. Is he _________ enough to take on so much responsibility ?A. elderlyB. ancientC. ripeD. mature23. Imagine you ________ a flight, would you have gone by train?A. haven’t bookedC. don’t bookB. hadn’t bookedD. won’t book24. They had _________ ashtrays on the table.A. Two square glassC. square two glassB. glass square twoD. two glass square25. My teachers always encourage _______ hard at school.A. to workB. us to workC. workingD. that wework26. John said if he ______ any money he me a drink.A. had had - would have boughtB. had - would have boughtC. has had - would buyD. has - will buy27. I went to Spain on holiday ________, but I made a lot of friends there.A. singleB. aloneC. lonelyD. free28. Tom said, “Please tell me about it. ________ if I’ve heard the story before.”A. I stopped youC. I’ll stop youB. I’ve stopped youD. I’m stopping you29. In Britain it is _______ for children to attend school between the ages of 5 and 16.A. compulsoryB. obligedC. enforcedD. made30. They explained that they………………….a slight technical problem.A. would haveB. were havingC. are havingD. have hadTrả Lời121617345678910111213141518192021222324252627282930B. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (0,5 point)1. Hardly he had entered the office when he realized that he had forgotten his office key.ABCD2.There are few areas of human experience that have not been writing about.ABCD3.I find that necessary to do something about traffic problems in our city.ABCD4. It was in 1971 that transatlantic supersonic transportation became129 ABCcommercially availability.D5.The computer-based tests will test your ability to understand spoken English, to readABnontechnical language, and writing correctly.CDTrả Lời12345C. Write the correct forms of the words in brackets to fill in the gaps:(1point )1.He …………….. this morning and was late for school.(SLEEP)2.All ... …………….should go to Room 12.(APPLY)3. There’s no ……….to the problem of the beginning of the universe. (SOLVE)4. He doesn’t agree with the ………. that there is a life on other planets. (BELIEVE)5. It was very………….. of you to sing so loud so late at night . ( THINK )Trả Lời12345III. READING ( 3points)A. Choose the word or phrase - A, B, C or D - that best fits the blank space in thefollowing passage.FUN AND GAMESDo you think computer games is just for kids? Then you should think again. Youmight be (1) ______ to learn that the game industry now (2) ______ more money thanHollywood. (3) ______ a family buys a new PC, all they really want to do is to playgames.It is hardly surprising that video gaming has (4) ______ one of the most popular (5)______ of entertainment today. A good game is like a good film; it will hold your (6)______, capture your imagination and play with your emotions.The big (7) ______, however, is that watching a movie is a passive (8) ______. Youhave no say in how the plot (9) ______ or which characters dominate the story. Withcomputer games, you direct the (10) ______ and that is what makes them so exciting.Finding the (11) ______ game is likely to signal the beginning of a lasting love (12)______ with the interactive (13) ______ of make-believe.It is (14) ______ to think of gaming as something simply for children and teenagers.In fact, the (15) ______ growth area of the market is the 25-35 age group.1. A. concernedB. admiredC. startledD. surprised2. A. hasB. makesC doesD. gains3. A. As soon asB. as well asc. As far asD. As long as130 4. A. begun5. A. makes6. A. gaze7. A. gap8. A. pastime9. A. becomes10.A. movement11.A. accurate12.A. affair13.A. region14.A. immoral15.A. longestTrả Lời123B. grownB. branchesB. attentionB. varietyB. taskB. producesB. changeB. rightB. storyB. areaB. wrongB. widest456C. becomeC. shapesC. breathC. differenceC. routineC. turnsC. actionC. completeC. secretC. societyC. falseC. biggest78910D. soundedD. formsD. controlD. directionD. employmentD. developsD. performanceD. properD. matchD. worldD. dishonestD. deepest1112131415B. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct answer.ASIAN GAMESThe Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four yearsamong athletes from all over Asia. The games are regulated by the Olympic Council ofAsia (OCA) under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).Medals are awarded in each event, with gold for first place, silver for second and bronzefor third, a tradition which started in 1951. The Asian Games are dominated by thePeople's Republic of China.Competitors are entered by a National Olympic Committee (NOC) to represent theircountry of citizenship. National anthems and flags accompany the medal ceremonies,and tables showing the number of medals won by each country are widely used. Ingeneral only recognized nations are represented, but a few nonsovereign countries areallowed to take part. The special case of Taiwan was handled by having it compete asChinese Taipei, due to the political status of Taiwan.The 15th Asian Games were held in Doha, Qatar from December 1 toDecember 15, 2006. The 16th Asian Games will be held in Guangzhou, China in 2010.1. Which of the following is true?a. The Asian Games are held every year.b. The International Olympic Committee is the founder of the Asiad.c. The first gold medals were given to, the winning athletes in 1951.d. The Olympic Council of Asia organizes the Games.2. The People's Republic of China _______.a. is the strongest in the Asian Gamesb. is the host of the Asian Gamesc. is not allowed to take part in the Gamesd. refuse to enter the Games131 3. In the medal ceremonies _______.a. the competitors are entered to represent their country of citizenship.b. national anthems are playedc. the number of medals won by each country is first announcedd. the winners are given a string of 'flowers4. Which of the following is not true of the right to participate in the Asian Games?a. Only recognized nations are allowed to take part.b. Almost every nation can take part in the Games.c. Non-sovereign countries are also allowed to participate.d. All are correct.5. Which of the following is not true according to the passage?a. Qata was the host country in the 15th Asian Games.b. The 16th Asian Games will take place in China.c. Taiwan was not allowed to take part in the 15th Asian Games because of itspolitical status.d. During the Asian Games, athletes from all over Asia come together. to compete.Trả Lời12345IV. WRITING: Write a second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first.(1,5points)1. It is disappointing that we haven't heard from Molly.Weare…………………………………………………………………………………….2. He wished he had invited her to his birthday party.He regretted………………………………………………………………………………………...3. When she saw the dog coming towards her, she quickly crossed the road.Seeing……………………………………………………………………………………4. 'You'd better not waste your time, Betty,' Tom said.Tom……………………………………………………………………………………...5. 'It was nice of you to invite me to your birthday party. Thanks very much.'Mike thanked………………………………………………………………………………………6. Rita is exhausted today because she didn't get any sleep last night.……………………………………………………………………………………............7. I live in the town not far from the capital.The town …………………………………………………………………………………8. I did not know what would happen, and I did not care what would happen.132 I neither………………………………………………………………………………….9. The police think the burglar got in through the bathroom window.The burglar………………………………………………………………………………10. We can’t possibly work in this noise.It’s ………………………………………………………………………………………TRƯỜNGMƯỜNG BITHPTĐÁP ÁN THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎITRƯỜNGLỚP 12 - THPTMÔN THI: TIẾNG ANHI. PHONETICS ( 1 point )( mỗi câu đúng 0,1 điểm)1B2D3A4C5B6A7A8D9C10BII. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARA. Choose the best answer from A , B, C or D to complete the following sentences. ( 3points ) (mỗi câu đúng 0,1 điểm)1B162A173D184C195A206B217A228D239B2410B2511C2612D2713C2814B2915C30133 ACABACDBABABCABB.From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (0,5 point) (mỗi câu đúng 0,1 điểm)12345A:hardly had heD:writtenA: find itD: availableC: to writeC. Write the correct forms of the words in brackets to fill in the gaps:(1point ) (mỗi câuđúng 0,2 điểm)1overslept2applicants3solution4belief5thoughtlessIII. READING ( 3points) (mỗi câu đúng 0,15 điểm)A.Choose the word or phrase - A, B, C or D - that best fits the blank space in thefollowing passage.1D2B3A4C5D6B7C8A9D10C11B12A13D14B15CB. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct answer.1C2A3B4A5CIV. WRITING: Write a second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first.(1,5points) (mỗi câu đúng 0,15 điểm)1. It is disappointing that we haven't heard from Molly.We are disappointed not to hear from Molly2. He wished he had invited her to his birthday party.He regretted not inviting/ not having invited her to his birthday party.3. When she saw the dog coming towards her, she quickly crossed the road.Seeing the dog coming towards her, she quickly crossed the road.4. 'You'd better not waste your time, Betty,' Tom said.Tom advised Betty not to waste her time.5. 'It was nice of you to invite me to your birthday party. Thanks very much.'Mike thanked me/ us for inviting him to myI our birthday party.6. Rita is exhausted today because she didn't get any sleep last night.Rita wouldn't be exhausted today if she had gotten some sleep last night.7. I live in the town not far from the capital.134 The town which I live in is not far from the capital./The town in which I live is not farfrom the capital.8. I did not know what would happen, and I did not care what would happen.I neither knew nor cared what would happen.9. The police think the burglar got in through the bathroom window.The burglar is thought to have gotten in through the bathroom window (by thepolice).10. We can’t possibly work in this noise.It’s impossible for us to work in this noiseI. PHONETICS ( 1 point )A. Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others.1. A. greatB. breadC. breakD. veil2. A. foreignB. continentC. scholarshipD. almost3. A.paintedB. lookedC. jumpedD. missed4. A. bootB. shootC. goodD. food5. A. laughB. ploughC. coughD. enough6. A. measureB. occasionC. decisionD. missionB. Pick out the word whose stress pattern is different from that of the others in eachgroup.7. A. secureB. caringC. decentD. aerial8. A. confideB. maintainC. precedeD. swallow9. A. curriculumB. certificateC. kindergartenD.inhabitant135 10.A.inflationinhabitantTrả Lời12B. intervention345C.investment67D.8910II. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMARA. Choose the best answer from A , B, C or D to complete the following sentences. ( 3points )1. It is difficult for museums to find funds to protect the nation’s ..........A. inheritanceB. heritageC. possessionsD. legacy2. Helen is very ........................ going to work in Germany.A. excited aboutB. excited forC. excited withD. excited to3. Then, he...................something that his boss..................some time before.A. was remembering/ saidB. had remembered/ saidC. remembered/ was sayingD. remembered/ had said4. I had a good ______ of the exam result when he saw his daughter’s face.A. reportB. thoughtC. ideaD. news5. ______ been diverted, they would have arrived early.A. Had the plane notB. Hadn't the planeC. The plane had notD. The plane not had6. Harry must pay the money back . He must _________ .A. pay it againB. repay itC. pay itD. pay it oncemore7. There’re several means of mass communication. The newspaper is one, the television is___ .A. anotherB. otherC. the otherD. the another8. His father worked as a driver _____ the war.A. betweenB. amongC. whenD. during9. My father often does _________with people from other countries in the region.A. financesB. businessC. affairsD.economy10. I’m really sleepy today. I wish I _________ Bob to the airport late last night.A. weren’t takingB. hadn’t had to takeC. didn’t have to takeD. didn’t take11. Don’t start the next page _________ you have finished the last test question.A. whenB. whileC. untilD. since12. I don’t believe a word he said, I think he just made _________ that story .A. outB. offC. downD. up13. Wild animals ______ in their natural habitat will have a better and longer life thanthose which are kept in protected areas.A. liveB. to liveC. livingD. lived14. She _________ her husband’s job for his ill health.136 A. accusedB. blamedC. causedD. claimed15. It's time you ________ harder for the next exam.A. workB. are workingC. workedD.haveworked16. To get a passport, he must send his birth ________ and to photos.A. certificateB. licenceC. paperD. card17. 'Is Marsha still here?' 'No. She was the first ______.A. leavingB. that she leftC. to leaveD.inleaving18. _________you have no key, you’ll have to get back before I go out.A. asB.IfC. althoughD. unless19. How fast________ when the accident happened?A. are you drivingB. were you drivingC. did you driveD. had you driven20. Their office consisted of three rooms, _____ was used as a conference room.A. the largest of whichB. larger of whichC. the largest of themD. largest21. I'm sure it's not my fault that Peter found out what we were planning.I don't remember ______ anyone about it.A. to tellB. being toldC. having toldD. to betold22. Is he _________ enough to take on so much responsibility ?A. elderlyB. ancientC. ripeD. mature23. Imagine you ________ a flight, would you have gone by train?A. haven’t bookedC. don’t bookB. hadn’t bookedD. won’t book24. They had _________ ashtrays on the table.A. Two square glassC. square two glassB. glass square twoD. two glass square25. My teachers always encourage _______ hard at school.A. to workB. us to workC. workingD. that wework26. John said if he ______ any money he me a drink.A. had had - would have boughtB. had - would have boughtC. has had - would buyD. has - will buy27. I went to Spain on holiday ________, but I made a lot of friends there.A. singleB. aloneC. lonelyD. free28. Tom said, “Please tell me about it. ________ if I’ve heard the story before.”A. I stopped youC. I’ll stop youB. I’ve stopped youD. I’m stopping you29. In Britain it is _______ for children to attend school between the ages of 5 and 16.A. compulsoryB. obligedC. enforcedD. made137 30. They explained that they………………….a slight technical problem.A. would haveB. were havingC. are havingTrả Lời121617D. have had345678910111213141518192021222324252627282930B. From the four underlined words or phrases (A), (B), (C), or (D), identify the onethat is not correct. (0,5 point)1. Hardly he had entered the office when he realized that he had forgotten his office key.ABCD(hardly hadhe)2.There are few areas of human experience that have not been writing about.ABCD (written)3.I find that necessary to do something about traffic problems in our city.A (find it)BCD4. It was in 1971 that transatlantic supersonic transportation becameABCcommercially availability.D (available)5.The computer-based tests will test your ability to understand spoken English, to readABnontechnical language, and writing correctly. (to write)CDTrả Lời12345C. Write the correct forms of the words in brackets to fill in the gaps:(1point )1.He …………….. this morning and was late for school.(SLEEP)overslept2.All ... …………….should go to Room 12.(APPLY)applicants3. There’s no ……….to the problem of the beginning of the universe. (SOLVE)solution4. He doesn’t agree with the ………. that there is a life on other planets. (BELIEVE)belief5. It was very………….. of you to sing so loud so late at night . ( THINK ) thoughtlessTrả Lời12345III.READING ( 3points)138 A.Choose the word or phrase - A, B, C or D - that best fits the blank space in thefollowing passage.FUN AND GAMESDo you think computer games is just for kids? Then you should think again. Youmight be (1) ______ to learn that the game industry now (2) ______ more money thanHollywood. (3) ______ a family buys a new PC, all they really want to do is to playgames.It is hardly surprising that video gaming has (4) ______ one of the most popular (5)______ of entertainment today. A good game is like a good film; it will hold your (6)______, capture your imagination and play with your emotions.The big (7) ______, however, is that watching a movie is a passive (8) ______. Youhave no say in how the plot (9) ______ or which characters dominate the story. Withcomputer games, you direct the (10) ______ and that is what makes them so exciting.Finding the (11) ______ game is likely to signal the beginning of a lasting love (12)______ with the interactive (13) ______ of make-believe.It is (14) ______ to think of gaming as something simply for children and teenagers.In fact, the (15) ______ growth area of the market is the 25-35 age group.1.A. concernedB. admiredC. startledD. surprised2.A. hasB. makesC doesD. gains3.A. As soon asB. as well asc. As far asD. As long as4.A. begunB. grownC. becomeD. sounded5.A. makesB. branchesC. shapesD. forms6.A. gazeB. attentionC. breathD. control7.A. gapB. varietyC. differenceD. direction8.A. pastimeB. taskC. routineD. employment9.A. becomesB. producesC. turnsD. develops10.A. movementB. changeC. actionD. performance11.A. accurateB. rightC. completeD. proper12.A. affairB. storyC. secretD. match13.A. regionB. areaC. societyD. world14.A. immoralB. wrongC. falseD. dishonest15.A. longestB. widestC. biggestD. deepestTrả Lời123456789101112131415B. Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct answer.ASIAN GAMESThe Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four yearsamong athletes from all over Asia. The games are regulated by the Olympic Council ofAsia (OCA) under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).Medals are awarded in each event, with gold for first place, silver for second and bronze139 for third, a tradition which started in 1951. The Asian Games are dominated by thePeople's Republic of China.Competitors are entered by a National Olympic Committee (NOC) to represent theircountry of citizenship. National anthems and flags accompany the medal ceremonies,and tables showing the number of medals won by each country are widely used. Ingeneral only recognized nations are represented, but a few nonsovereign countries areallowed to take part. The special case of Taiwan was handled by having it compete asChinese Taipei, due to the political status of Taiwan.The 15th Asian Games were held in Doha, Qatar from December 1 toDecember 15, 2006. The 16th Asian Games will be held in Guangzhou, China in 2010.1.Which of the following is true?a. The Asian Games are held every year.b. The International Olympic Committee is the founder of the Asiad.c. The first gold medals were given to, the winning athletes in 1951.d. The Olympic Council of Asia organizes the Games.2.The People's Republic of China _______.a. is the strongest in the Asian Gamesb. is the host of the Asian Gamesc. is not allowed to take part in the Gamesd. refuse to enter the Games3.In the medal ceremonies _______.a. the competitors are entered to represent their country of citizenship.b. national anthems are playedc. the number of medals won by each country is first announcedd. the winners are given a string of 'flowers4.Which of the following is not true of the right to participate in the Asian Games?a. Only recognized nations are allowed to take part.b. Almost every nation can take part in the Games.c. Non-sovereign countries are also allowed to participate.d. All are correct.5.Which of the following is not true according to the passage?a. Qata was the host country in the 15th Asian Games.b. The 16th Asian Games will take place in China.c. Taiwan was not allowed to take part in the 15th Asian Games because of itspolitical status.d. During the Asian Games, athletes from all over Asia come together. to compete.Trả Lời12345IV. WRITING: Write a second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first.(1,5points)1. It is disappointing that we haven't heard from Molly.140 We are disappointed not to hear from Molly2. He wished he had invited her to his birthday party.He regretted not inviting/ not having invited her to his birthday party.3. When she saw the dog coming towards her, she quickly crossed the road.Seeing the dog coming towards her, she quickly crossed the road.4. 'You'd better not waste your time, Betty,' Tom said.Tom advised Betty not to waste her time.5. 'It was nice of you to invite me to your birthday party. Thanks very much.'Mike thanked me/ us for inviting him to myI our birthday party.6. Rita is exhausted today because she didn't get any sleep last night.Rita wouldn't be exhausted today if she had gotten some sleep last night.7. I live in the town not far from the capital.The town which I live in is not far from the capital./The town in which I live is not farfrom the capital.8. I did not know what would happen, and I did not care what would happen.I neither knew nor cared what would happen.9. The police think the burglar got in through the bathroom window.The burglar is thought to have gotten in through the bathroom window (by thepolice).10. We can’t possibly work in this noise.It’s impossible for us to work in this noiseĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCMụn:TIẾNG ANH - (Vũng 1)Thời gian: 150 phỳt (khụng kể thời gian giao đề)ĐIỂM141 ........................NHẬN XẫT PHÁCH...........................-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR ( 35 points)Part 1: Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle the letterA, B, C or D next to the correct word or phrase.1. We don't allow ................. in the classrooms.A. people smokeB. smokeC. people to smoke D. to smoking2. What a dangerous thing to do! You .................. have been killed!A. mayB. canC. mustD. might3. By the time I applied, all the hoilday vouchers ................. used up.A. had beenB have beenC. wereD. are4. I felt as if I ................... a confidence.A. have betrayed B. would betrayC. had betrayed D. am betraying5. The candidate ..................... to have withdrawn her application.A. claimedB. saidC. deniedD. reported6. How could you have .......................... him for your brother?A. confusedB. consideredC. thoughtD. mistaken7. It is vital that we .................... a change in people's attitudes.A. bring downB. bring backC. bring aboutD. look after8. We'll have to ................... down the options before coming to a decision.A. slowB. narrow C. bringD. wind9. The grocer's shop ................... since the supermarket opened.A. closedB. has closedC. has been closing D. is closed10. In ten year's time the population of the world...................... to 500 million.A. growsB. is growingC. has grownD. will have grownPart 2: Read the text below. Use the words given in capitals at the end of each line toform a word that fits in the space in the same lineMy ideal jobOne thing I know is that I wouldn't like to have an occupationOCCUPYthat has anything to do with physics, (1) .................................. or maths;CHEMISTI am not the (2) .................................. type at all. In fact at school, I was aSCIENCEcomplete (3) .................................. in these subjects. Neither am I veryFAILgood at dealing with people, nor am I (4) .................................., so jobsinAMBITIONbusiness, administration and (5) .................................. don't really interestMANAGEme either. Moreover I find it (6) .................................. to be surroundedbyIRRITATE142 a lot of people; I would much rather have a job involving creativework or (7) .................................. skills of some sort. I'd like to have theARTchance to work outdoors (8) .................................. and perhaps do a bitof OCCASIONtravelling too. I am not (9) .................................. concerned about becomingPARTICULARrich but I would like to have a (10) .................................. income - enoughREASONto live comfortably.Part 3: Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use onlyone word in each space. After each space you are given a clue to the kind of word that ismissing.RegretsMost of us (0) are always forgetting important dates, apart(1).........................................( preposition) the lucky few (2) .................................. (relative pronoun) are blessed witha good memory or the ability to organize (3) .................................. (reflexive pronoun) sothey don't forget important obligations. How many times (4) ..................................(auxiliary verb) we all said, "I wish I had remembered!" How (5) ..................................(adverb of frequency) have we offended people by failing to remember(6) .................................. (pronoun) birthdays or name days?(7) .................................. (conjunction) they say it doesn't matter, we know, deep down,that we (8) ..................................(auxiliary verb) hurt their feelings. We can always try tomake it (9) .................................. (preposition) to them next time but unfortunately thedamage has (10) .................................. (auxiliary verb) done and our relationship withthat person (11) .................................. (modal verb, future) never quite be the same again.On the other hand, we sometimes do (12) .................................. (very or too?) much forsomeone else because we want to please them and then feel we have damaged(13) .................................. (pronoun) own interests in doing so. When friends(14) .................................. ( auxiliary verb) involved we may find it difficult to say "no"when they ask us to (15) .................................. ( do or make?) them a favour, but truefriendship should mean that we can say "no" without risk to relationship.II. READING (35 points)Part 1: Read the text about booking a flight and put the following sentences in the correctorder. There is one sentence that you don't need to use. Write the letters A, B, C, ... nextto the numbers. Number 1 has been done for you as an example.When you want to book a flight to a certain place, visit your nearest travel agent.Tell the travel agent the date when you want to travel and the destination to which youwant to go. The travel agent will then type the information into a small computer. Afterchecking everything on the computer screen, he/she will send the information to a centralcomputer. The central computer contains all information about bookings and143 destinations, and sends a reply, showing which are the most suitable flights. It also showswhether the flights are fully booked or not. The information which is now shown on thesmall computer screen is continually changing as other bookings are made in other partsof the world.The travel agent now types in your booking, then the computer will ask for yourname and address as well as for certain other information. It will also ask how you willpay for your ticket (by cheque or by credit card). Next the computer confirms thebooking and makes a request for payment. When you have paid for your ticket, the travelagent types the information into the computer as well. Finally, some computers print outa ticket before you leave the travel agent’s.A. Details about the flights and seats available are sent back.B. The computer then wants information about the method of payment.C. The tickets are issued either at that time or later.D. The computer asks for personal details.E. Make your request to the travel agent and give him/her all the details.F. Your request is then checked and sent to the main computer.G. Go to a travel agent.H. The computer asks for payment.I. The computer asks for the flight number.J. The travel agent fills your initial request into a small computer.K. The booking is typed into the small computer.L. The booking is confirmed.1. G 2........3.........4.........5.........6.........7......... 8.........9.........10......... 11.........Part 2: Read the passage about opinion polls and find which words in the passage can bereplaced by the words below? Write the correct word from the passage in each blank.Number one has been done for you as an example.People often laugh at opinion polls and remember the times when they were slightlyincorrect. However, they often forget all the times when they were accurate. A pollshould be conducted very carefully and should sample a cross-section of the population.The cross-section should be selected very carefully so that the right balance of ages,sexes and social classes can be achieved. At first it was very difficult for many people toaccept that sample of one or two thousand could reflect accurately the views of millionsbut polls have now proved themselves. However, polls should not claim to do what theyare not intended to. The findings should always be examined very carefully beforepredictions are made with any degree of certainty.1. mixture2. chosen3. meant144 4. a little5. forecasts6. represent ....cross-section....7. carried out8. results9. opinions10. wrong11. studied ........................................................................................................................................ ..................................Part 3: Fill in each numbered space with ONE suitable wordThe world of dreamsMost people feel that when they dream, they (0) are carried off to another world.(1)...........................the contrary, dreams are often connected (2) ................... our dailylives.(3) ......................... our whole mind (4)........................ filled with something, when weare either very upset (5)..................... when we are in good spirit, a dream will represent(6)...................... reality in symbols. It is often said that we benefit (7) ......................dreams because they help the spirit to heal itself. when things(8)...............................wrong. Dreams are therefore (9) ....................... kind of escape,almost a holiday from (10) ...................... life, with its fears and responsibilities . It is,(11) ....................., a strange (12) ............................ of holiday because whether we havea wonderful time or whether it turns (13) .................... to be a nightmare, we quicklyforget it. Most dreams disappear forever, (14) ......................... you are one of thosepeople disciplined enough to write (15) ........................ down as soon as you wake up.III. WRITING (30 points)Part 1: Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the firstsentence.1. I won't be able to go on holiday if my parents don't give me the money.Unless...2. Jeanne inherited all her uncle's money because she had looked after him all his life .As ...3. The boy wasn't allowed to have any friends, so he became an introvert.Deprived ...?4. What a pity these shops close at lunch-time.I wish ...5. I read about the closure of the factory only yesterday.It .........................................................................6. We didn't go to the theatre. We stayed at home.We stayed ..145 7. I believe the company may well make a profit this year.I wouldn’t be8. I wasn't surprised when they refused to pay me.As I ...9. It probably takes at least six hours to drive to Glasgow from here.It's ...10. They estimated the price, including all the costs.Taking ...11. He always chairs the meeting because he is the managing director.As...12. It was such an appalling sight that we reeled back in horror .So ...13 We like pasta but we don't have it everyday.Although ...?14. If someone had called the fire-brigade immediately, the tragedy might have beenavoided .If the ...15. It's impossible that we stayed at the same hotel, in that case.WePart 2: Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct,and some have a word which should not be there. If a ). If a line has a word which shouldnotline is correct, put a tick ( be there, write the word..........The stadium is only a few minutes away from where I live so I usually 0.......go to the matches on the foot. I put on my team's colours and set off with a00.....the........couple of friends from work. I always feel a sense of excitements as I turn1....................to the corner and the tall floodlights come into view at the top of the main 2...................stand of the stadium. By the time we will get to the stadium, there are big 3...................enough crowds, all heading in the same direction. As soon as we get4.................inside, the chanting begins and the suspense builds up. I have been to a lot5...................of games which were utterly boring: the weather was such cold and drizzly6................... and the game finished in a goal-less draw. After going games like that,some 7....................fans expressed their disappointment through acts of violence but I just look ahead8...............to the next game. Violence on and off of the pitch is the biggest problem in9...............football, but the behaviour of some of the stars also gives the game a bad name.10..............If we take Maradona of Argentina: he was, as everyone knows it, a great146 11..............player but he got involved with drugs and was excluded from the 1994 World12..............Cup after he failing a drugs test. Another of the greatest players was the13..............Englishman George Best, but again the pressure of being a star was too great14..............for him. He turned up to drink and retired when he was only twenty-six.15.............- THE END SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOKỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNHTHỪA THIấN - HUẾLỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2004 - 2005***-----------------------------------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCMụn:TIẾNG ANH - (Vũng 1)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤMI. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR:35 pointsPart 1. (10 points) one point for each correct answerQ # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Key C D A C A D C B B DPart 2.(10 points)1. chemistry 3. failure5. management7. artistic2. scientific 4. ambitious6. irritating8. occasionallyPart 3. (15 points) one point for each correct answer1. from 2. who 3. themselves 4. have5. often 6. their8. have 9. up 10. been11. can12. too 13 ourII. READING: 35 pointsPart 1: ( 10 points) one point for each correct answer2. E3. J4. F5. A7. D8. B9. L10. H9. particularly10. reasonable7. although14. are15. doPart 2.( 10 points) : 1 point for each correct word2. selected3. intended4. slightly5. predictions7. conducted8. finding9. views10. incorrectPart 3( 15 points) : 1 point for each correct word6. K11. C6. reflect11. examined147 1. on2. to 3. when/if 4. is5. or 6. this 7. from 8. go 9. a10. real11. however12. type/sort/kind 13 out 14. unless15. themIII. WRITING (30 points)Part 1 . (15 points)1.Unless my parents give me the money, I won't be able to go on holiday.2. As Jeanne had looked after her uncle all his life, she inherited all his money.3. Deprived of friends, the boy became an introvert.4. I wish these shops opened at lunch-time.5. It was only yesterday that I read about the closure of the factory.6. We stayed at home instead of going to the theatre7. I wouldn’t be surprised if the company made a profit this year.8. As I (had) expected, they refused to pay me.9. It's probably at least a six-hour drive to Glasgow from here.10. Taking all the costs into account, they estimated the price.11. So appalling was the sight that we reeled back in horror.12. As (he's the) managing director, he always chairs the meeting.13. Although we like pasta, we don't have it everyday.14. We can't have stayed at the same hotel, in that case.15. If the fire brigade had been called immediately, the tragedy might have been avoided.Part 2.(20 points).........................9.....of.......................1...........................2....to.........................10...3....will............................ 11....it...................................4.... enough...............12...........................13.....he....................5...........................6.....such........14.....7.....going......................... 15.....up.....................................8....Total marks: 100---------------------------------------------UBND TỈNH THỪA THIấN HUẾKỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH148 SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOLỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2004 - 2005***-----------------------------------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCMụn:TIẾNG ANH - (Vũng 2)Thời gian: 150 phỳt (khụng kể thời gian giao đề)ĐIỂM........................NHẬN XẫT PHÁCH............................-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I. LISTENING. (20 points)Part 1: Listen to the phone-in. Number the opinions in the order that you hear them.Which two opinions are not expressed. You will hear the recording twice.A. It is difficult to control what children watch.B. Children can tell the difference between fantasy and reality.C. Television should show real life.D. people should be allowed to watch anything they want.E. There's too much bad language on TV.F. There's too much unnecessary violence on TV.G. Only sick people watch violence film.H. People blame TV for violence so that they can censor it.I. Children naturally act out scenes from films and TV programmes.K. Children need to learn that life isn't always pleasant.Answers:1.........2.........3. .........7. .........8. .........The two opinions not expressed are:4. .........9. .........5. .........6. .........10.........Part 2: Listen to five situations and complete the table. You will hear the recording twice.Situation Problem Action offered Choice1replacement or refund?2smoked salmon3 left gloves behind4put in new battery?5 dented car149 III. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR (25 points)Part 1: Choose the best answer to complete each sentence. Circle the letter next to theanswer you choose.1. These figures give you some idea of the cost of ….. your car for one year.A. controllingB. handlingC. managingD. maintaining2. It can take up to three months to ….. a man to do this specialist work.A. guideB. raiseC. trainD. learn3. In today’s paper it ….. that we shall have an election this year.A. saysB. admitsC. expressesD. proposes4. I had to pay ….. on a carpet I bought in through the Customs today.A. taxesB. ratesC. finesD. duty5. Tropical diseases are comparatively ….. in Europe.A. scarceB. rareC. slightD. few6. The ….. charged by the architect for the plans of the new building were unusuallyhigh.A. hireB. priceC. feesD. sum7. It takes a great deal of ….. for the class to make a trip abroad.A. arrangementB. organisationC. expenseD. business8. You shouldn’t eat so many sweets. They’re ….. for you.A. badB. unhealthyC. unsuitableD. disagreeable9. I wondered whether you would like to ….. to the theatre tomorrow.A. visitB. go awayC. go outD. walk out10. Do you think he is ….. of doing the job?A. capableB. competentC. ableD. suitedPart 2: Use the correct forms of the words in the brackets to complete the passage below.Centuries ago, when gold coins (1) (exclusive) ……………………….. were used asthe money of nations and city-states, the (2) (compare) ………………………. value ofeach nation’s money was (3) (determine) ………………………... by the ratio of goldcontent of each coin. Today, gold coins are “used” only by (4) (collect)………………………. . (5) (nation) ………………………… money is printed on paper.Each country has its own currency, with names such as pound, dollar, dong, yuan and soon. (6) (decide) ……………………….. the rate for the international exchange of moneyis one of the most complex, and to many (7) (observe) …………………………, one ofthe most (8) (fascinate) …………………………. aspects of international banking. Eachmajor currency has a “par value” that is (9) (usual) ………………... defined, (10)(office) ………………………., in terms of gold.Part 3: The following sentences are badly constructed. Rewrite them in better style andcorrect any grammatical errors.1. All students must pay their fees, except foreigners, to the university bursar....2. Swimming is a sport to any healthy person I would recommend.150 ...3. The president said that the new education programme was essential addressing alarge audience in the provincial capital yesterday....4. Talks have begun to plan a railway linking the provincial capitals between therepresentatives of the provincial assemblies....5. The advertisement said that they wished to employ a secretary for an expandingcompany with good shorthand and typing speeds at their head office....III. READING: (25 points)Part 1: Read the following passage and choose the most suitable word for each space.1. It is disappointing that we haven't heard from Molly.Weare…………………………………………………………………………………….2. He wished he had invited her to his birthday party.He regretted………………………………………………………………………………………...3. When she saw the dog coming towards her, she quickly crossed the road.Seeing……………………………………………………………………………………4. 'You'd better not waste your time, Betty,' Tom said.Tom……………………………………………………………………………………...5. 'It was nice of you to invite me to your birthday party. Thanks very much.'Mike thanked………………………………………………………………………………………6. Rita is exhausted today because she didn't get any sleep last night.……………………………………………………………………………………............7. I live in the town not far from the capital.The town …………………………………………………………………………………8. I did not know what would happen, and I did not care what would happen.I neither………………………………………………………………………………….9. The police think the burglar got in through the bathroom window.The burglar………………………………………………………………………………10. We can’t possibly work in this noise.It’s ………………………………………………………………………………………151 Our classes take place for three hours every morning from Monday to Friday. Themaximum class size is twelve (1) .................... the average is ten. We use modernmethods of (2) .................... and learning, and the school has a language laboratory, avideo camera and recorders. You will only be successful in improving (3) ....................English, however, if you work hard and (4) .................. speaking English as much as youcan. You will take a short (5) ................... in English as soon as you arrive. In this way,we can put you in a (6) .................... at the most suitable level.There are two classes at the Elementary level; one is for complete (7) .....................and the other is for students who know only a little English, in both classes you willpractise simple conversations. In the class (8) ..................... the intermediate level youwill have a lot of practice in communication in real-life situation because we help you touse the English you have previously (9) ................... in your own country, You will alsohave the chance to improve your (10) ................... of English grammar and to build upyour vocabulary...IV. WRITING (30 points)Part 1: Rewrite each sentence so that it contains the word in capitals and so that themeaning stays the same.1. Why don't we go to the cinema tonight?FILMLet's ...2. One of my favourite pastimes is watching plays.THEATREGoing ...3. Americans are usually quite self-confident.STATESPeople ...4. John is still receiving treatment in the clinic.HOSPITALJohn...5. Children don't attend classes on Saturday.SCHOOLChildren don't ...6. Andrew said the mistake was my fault.BLAMEDAndrew...7. It was raining all evening.STOPIt ...8. When he got to the party everyone was chatting and eating.ARRIVALOn ... .....9. They ate dinner and discussed the problem at the same time.WEREWhile...10. Cats are not as loyal as dogs.MOREDogs ...Part 2: COMPOSITION (You should spend about 30 minutes on this task.)In about 250 words, describe a national festival or public holiday in our country,giving details of the atmosphere as well as the events....152 ....................................................................153 .................................................SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠOKỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNHLỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2004 - 2005***-------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨCMôn:TIẾNG ANH-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------154 HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤMI. LISTENING:(20 points )Part 1: (10 points): one point for each correct answer1. I 2. D 3. A 4. E5. H 6. B7. C 8. F9. G10. KPart 2: (10 points): one point for each correct answer.Situation Problem Action offered Choice1 broken zip on trousersrefund2 salty soup take it awayChoose something else3Keep them or send them on? send them on4 watch has stoppednew battery5repair and repaint it today accepts offerIII. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR:Part 1.(10 points)(25 points )Q # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Key D C A D B C B A C APart 2.(10 points) one point for each correct answer1. exclusively2. comparative3. determined4. collectors5. national6. Deciding7. observers8. fascinating9. usually10. officiallyPart 3(5 points) one point for each correct answer1. All students, except foreigners, must pay their fees to the university bursar.2. Swimming is a sport I would recommend to any healthy person.3. Addressing a large audience in the provincial capital yesterday, the president said thatthe new education programme was essential.4. Talks have begun between the representatives of the provincial assemblies to plan arailway linking the provincial capitals.5. The advertisement said that an expanding company wished to employ a secretary withgood shorthand and typing speeds at their head office.IV. READING (25 points)Part 1. (15 points) one point for each correct answerQ # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15Key C A D C B D B C A D A D C B APart 2.(10 points) one point for each correct answer1. and3. your5. test7. beginners9. learnt2. teaching4. practise6. class 8. at10. knowledge155 V. WRITING: (30 points)Part 1.(10 points) one point for each correct sentence1. let's go to see/ and see a film.2. Going to the theatre is something I really enjoy doing.3. People in/ from the States are usually quite self-confident.4. John is still in hospital receiving treatment.5. Children don't go to school on Saturday.6. Andrew blamed me for the mistake.7. It did not stop raining all evening.8. On his arrival at the party everyone was chatting and eating.9. While they were eating dinner, they discussed the problem.10. Dogs are more loyal than cats.Part 2.(20 points)The marks of the essay : 20(Markers are requested to use the Marking Scheme for writing tasks)Total marks : 100---------------------------------------Trường Hai Bà TrưngĐỀ CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNHLỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2006-2007Mụn: Tiếng AnhSECTION 1: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR (42 points)Part 1: Choose one of the word or phrase marked A, B, C, or D which best completes thesentence. Circle the correct answer1. In the hotel lobby the detective caught -------- of the man he had been hired to follow.A. glanceB. view C. visionD. sight2. Most people prefer flying ------------- going by the sea because it’s too much faster.A. fromB. thanC. toD. over156 3. ‘Go on, finish the desert. It needs -------- up because it won’t stay fresh untiltomorrow.A. eatB. eating C. to eatD. eaten4. Before he left on his trip to America, the young man promised his parents he ------- tothem regularlyA. is writingB. will write C. should write D. would write5. Andrew couldn’t ------------ himself laughing at the expression on Maggie’s faceA. helpB. stopC. escapeD. avoid6. The artist has been ----------- to criticism.A. tenderB. conscious C. awareD. sensitive7. They searched for the number in the telephone -----------.A. catalogueB. index C. directoryD. register8. When they could put ---------- the noise no longer, they banged on their neighbour’sdoor.A. backB. in for C. offD. up with9. A person of -------- age may suffer from defects of vision.A. everyB. some C. certainD. any10. --------- have settled, one of their first concerns has been to locate an adequate watersupply.A. Wherever peopleB. There are people whoC. whether peopleD. PeoplePart 2: Use the word in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in thespace in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0).IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARNMy attempt to teach myself Spanish has been …unsuccessful……(0) SUCCESSso far and I am wondering whether I am simply …………….(1)ABLEto learn foreign languages at my age. I am not …………….(2)PATIENCEand neither am I ………… (3), so why have I found it almostINTELLIGENCE…………….. (4) to learn more than just the basics of Spanish afterPOSSIBLEnearly six months of study? My vocabulary is ……….. (5) beyond ADEQUATEvery basic expressions and my grammar is …………. (6) to say theSATISFYleast. It is not only that my Spanish is …………. (7) but I suspectCORRECTI sound very …………. (8), too. Recently, I met a Cuban touristPOLITEin a cafộ and …………..(9), I must have said somethingFORTUNE…………… (10) because she looked very offended and got upAPPROPRIATEand sat at another table.Your answers:1. ………………… 2. ……………….. 3. ………………… 4. ……………………5. ………………... 6. ……………….. 7. ………………… 8. ……………………157 9. ………………... 10. ………………Part 3: (13 points)Read the following letter and fill the spaces with a verb and a suitable tenseDear Francesca,We (0) …are having…. a wonderful time here in York. We (1)………… here for threedays now and we (2) …………. to stay for the rest of the week because we (3)…………….. ourselves so much. We (4)…………… the Cathedral and the CastleMuseum and this morning we (5) …………. around the little-old fashioned streets,looking at the shops and cafộs. I’m writing this while we stop for a cold drink beforelunch. We (6) ………….. much money yet but we’ll get some souvenirs before we leave.Besides the sightseeing, we (7) ……………………… some exercise. The countrysidearound York is lovely and we (8) …………………. some lovely long walks.Fortunately, the weather (9) ……………. very good so far. People (10) ……………. Itcan be very cold and it often (11) ………… for days! As this is the first time I (12)……….. to England. I (13) …………. I’m just lucky.See you soon,RobertaYour answers:1. ………………… 2. ……………….. 3. ………………… 4. ……………………5. ………………... 6. ……………….. 7. ………………… 8. ……………………9. ………………... 10. ……………… 11. ……………….. 12. ………………….13. ………………...Part 4 : (9 points)Rewrite the sentences replacing the underlined verbs with the correct form of one of theverbs in the box. One example has been done for you.carry onfind outgo in forlook back onown upPut up withset offstand up forthink overturn downExample: (0) I’m sure we’ll all remember this holiday with great pleasure.……we’ll all look back on this holiday.........1. The fireworks must be stored safely in order to avoid exploding them accidentally.…………………………………………………………………………………….2. I didn’t expect to win the competition. I only entered it for a joke.…………………………………………………………………………………….3. Unless you confess, we shall all be punished.………………………………………………………………………………………….4. Before you accept this offer, please consider it very carefully.…………………………………………………………………………………………..5. We can’t continue if you don’t co-operate.…………………………………………………………………………………………..158 6. When the critics attacked her work, she defended it vigorously.…………………………………………………………………………………………..7. He was offered a new job but he refused it because he didn’t want to move house.………………………………………………………………………………………….8. We moved house because we couldn’t bear the noise from the motorway any longer.………………………………………………………………………………………….9. He had to leave when his boss discovered what he had been doing.………………………………………………………………………………………….SECTION 2: READINGPart 1: Choose the best options to complete the following passage. Write your answer inthe space provided. (0) has been done as an example.It is the nature of athletic records that they are broken and their place is taken by (0)others.Yet many in sports (1)………………., there is a mark which is not (2)……….. in itself,butwhich becomes a legend as athletes (3)………… to break it. The most (4)…………. ofthese is the attempt to run a mile in (5)…………. than four minutes.In 1945, the mile record was (6) ………….. to four minutes, 1.5 seconds. And there, fornine years, it stuck. Then, in 1954, a medical student (7)………….. Roger Bannisterdecided to try and break the record. He had been (8) ……….. for this day since runningthe mile in 4 minutes, 2 seconds the (9)…………….year.Two other runners set the pace for him and (10) ………… 250 yards to go he burstahead for the finish. He wrote (11)…………..: ‘ My body had exhausted all its energy,but it (12)………… on running the same…. Those (13)…………. few seconds seemednever-ending. I could see the line of the fishing tape…like a man making a desperateattempt to save himself from danger...’Bannister’s time was three minutes, 59.4 seconds. (14) …………. This record has beenbroken on many (15)………. since, Bannister’s achievement will never be forgotten.Example: (0) A othersB otherC one other D another1. A. happenings B. eventsC. games D. matches2. A. centralB. majorC. significant D. considerable3. A. tryB. try onC try out D try for4. A. knownB. publicC noticeable D famous5. A. smallerB. lessC lower D under6. A. broken down B. lessenedC decreased D brought down7. A. entitledB. calledC nicknamed D known8. A. tryingB. studyingC running D training9. A. earlyB. previousC past D. former10. A. onB. inC withD after11. A. afterwards B. thenC next D first159 12. A wentB. continueC ranD got13. A largeB. lateC latest D later14. A ButB. In spite of C However D Although15. A timesB. opportunities C occasions D incidentsPart 2: (11 points)The reading passage below has six paragraphs A-F. Choose the correct heading for eachparagraph from the list of headings below. Write the correct number i-ix.List of Headingsi. Indecision about a nameii. Current problems with distributioniii. Uncertainty about financial advantagesiv. The contrasts of cinema todayv. The history of cinemavi. Integrating other events into cinemavii. The plans for the future of filmsviii. An unexpected advantageix. Too true to life?16. Paragraph A 17. Paragraph B 18. Paragraph C19. Paragraph D 20. Paragraph E 21. Paragraph FThe end of the silver screen?Cinema technology has remained much the same for a century, so when will it godigital? Kelvin Hilton views the projections.A Cinema is full of contradictions. It is high- tech and old- fashioned at the same time.Today’s films are full of digital sound and computer- generated special effects. Yet theyare still stored on celluloid film, the basis of which is more than 100 years old. They arealso displayed with projectors and screens that seem to belong to our greatgrandparents’ generation.B Now that we are in the second century of cinema, there are moves to bring themedium right up to date. This will involve revolutionising not just how films are madebut also how they are distributed and presented. The aim is not only to produce andprepare films digitally, but to be able to send them to movie theatres by digital, electronicmeans. High- resolution digital projectors would then show the film. Supporters say thiswill make considerable savings at all stages of this chain, particularly for distribution.C With such a major technological revolution on the horizon, it seems strange that theindustry is still not sure what to call itself. This may appear a minor point, but thechoices, ‘digital’ cinema and ‘electronic’ cinema (e- cinema), suggest differentapproaches to, and aspects of, the business. Digital cinema refers to the physical captureof images; e-cinema covers the whole chain, from production through post- production(editing, addition of special effects and construction of soundtrack) to distribution and160 projection.D And what about the effects of the new medium? The main selling point of digitalcinema is the high resolution and sharpness of the final image. But those who support theold- fashioned approach to film point to the celluloid medium’s quality of warmth. Arecurring criticism of video is that it may be too good: uncomfortably real, rather likelooking through an open window. In 1989, the director of the first full- length Americandigital high-definition movie admitted that the picture had a ‘stark, strange reality to it’.E Even the money–saving aspect of e-cinema is doubted. One expert says that excitingcinema will have to show the new material and not all of them will readily or rapidlyfurnish themselves with the right equipment. ‘E-cinema is seen as a way of savingmoney, because print costs a lot,’ he says. ‘But for that to work, cinemas have to beshowing the films because cinemas are the engine that drives the film industry.’F This view has prompted some pro-digital entrepreneurs to take a slightly differentapproach. HD Thames is looking at reinventing the existing cinema market, movingtowards e-theatre, which would use digital video and projection to present plays,musicals and some sporting events to the public. This is not that different from the largescreen TV system that was set up in New York in 1930 and John Logie Baird’sexperiments with TV in the late 1920s and early 30s.Questions 22-26Complete the summary below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from thepassageThere are big changes ahead for cinema if digital production takes place and the industryno longer uses (22)……………………. and gets rid of the old-fashioned (23)……………….and used to show movies. The main advantage is likely to be that the final image will beclearer. However, some people argue that the digital picture will lack (24)………………..In addition, digital production will only reduce costs if cinemas are willing to buy new(25)………………..As a result, experiments with what is called (26) ‘………………..’may mark a change in the whole entertainment industry.SECTION 3: WRITINGPART 1: Error CorrectionIn most lines of the following text, there is one word which is either grammaticallyincorrect or does not fit in with the sense of the text. Find this wrong word and then writein the space given. Some lines are correct. Indicate these lines with a tick (√). Twoexamples are given (0) and (00).Example: 0: being00: √0 Midsummer, the celebration of the turning of the sun, has been being the00highlight of the northern summer for centuries- an event full of symbolism,161 1 customs, magic and superstitions. In Finland, Midsummer night is so short2 as that evening duck flows into morning dawn almost unnoticed. Even in3 southern Finland, midnight is the best described as strong twilight.4 Midsummer night was, the most of all, the cerebration of greenery and5 fruit. Nature is in a full bloom then and the day is never-ending. It was6 customary throughout Finland to bring branches and greenery to indoors on7 Midsummer Eve. Houses were so thoroughly cleaned and decorated with8 birch branches and flower garlands. This ‘indoor forest’ was complete when9 leaves on the scrubbed floor gave out a fresh forest aroma. Midsummer is10 still the Finns’ most important summer cerebration. They gather together11 around the bonfire to make dance, play and be with family and friends12 themselves. In some areas Midsummer poles decorated with flowers garlands13 and leaves are erected for the festivities. Although some of the old ceremonies14 are now performed only for fun, Midsummer night, as bathed in the strange15 white light of the North, is still mysterious.Part 2: Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar aspossible in meaning to the sentence printed before it.1. Our hotel booking hasn’t been confirmed.We haven’t received ____________________________________________2. The salesman told me that my new car would be delivered next Wednesday.According ____________________________________________________3. The Yeti has very rarely been seen at this attitude.There have ____________________________________________________4. It is not certain that Jones will get the job.It is open ______________________________________________________5. Everyone started complaining the moment the announcement was made.No sooner _____________________________________________________6. As I get older, I want to travel less.The older _____________________________________________________7. A house in that district will cost you at least $ 100,000.You won’t be able ______________________________________________8. Alan worked too hard at the office, and this led to his illness.Alan’s illness __________________________________________________Part 3: For each of the sentences below, write new sentence as similar as possible inmeaning to the original sentence, but using the word given. This word must not bealtered in any way.1. Mr. Watson managed to repair the garage roof only because his neighbour helpedhim.without162 ___________________________________________________________________2. Nobody is infallible.mistakes___________________________________________________________________3. The last Olympic Games were held in Seoul.took___________________________________________________________________4. He talked about nothing except the weather.sole___________________________________________________________________5. In the end, I felt I had been right to leave the club.regrets__________________________________________________________________6. It is stupid of you to refuse Richard’s offer of a loan.idiot__________________________________________________________________7. The company has decided to replace this model.intention__________________________________________________________________8. In the next few years we’ll probably hear a lot more about the environment pollution.likely__________________________________________________________________9. Paula said I had caused the accident.blamedĐÁP ÁNSECTION 1: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR (42 points)Part 1. (10 points)Q # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Key D B B D B D C D C APart 2: (10 points)1. unable2. patient 3. intelligent 4. impossible5. inadequate6. unsatisfactory 7. incorrect 8. impolite 9. unfortunately10.inappropriate163 Part 3: (13 points)1. have been2. want/are planning/plan/ have decided3. are enjoying/have been enjoying4. have visited5. have been wandering/have been walking6. haven’t spent7. have taken/ have been taking/ have been getting/ have been doing8. have had9. has been10. say11. rains12. have been / have come13. guess/ supposePart 4: ( 9 points):1.setting them off2. went in for3. own up4. think it over5. carry on 6. stood up for7. turned it down8. put up with9. found outSECTION 2: READING (26 points):Part 1. (15 points)Q # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15Key B C A B B A B D B B A A A D CPart 2: (11 points)16. iv17.vii18. i19. ix20. iii21. vi22. celluloid(film)23. projectors, screens 24. warmth25. equipment26. e-theatreSECTION 3: WRITING (32 points)Part 1: (15 points)Q # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15Key √ as the the a to so √ √ √ make themselves √ as √Part 2: (8 points)1.2.3.4.5.6.7.We haven’t received confirmation about our booking.According to the salesman my new car would be delivered next Wednesday.There have been very few sightings of the Yeti having been seen at this attitude.It is open to doubt whether Jones will get the job.No sooner had the announcement been made than everyone started complaining.The older I get, the less I want to travel.You won’t be able to get a house in that district for under $ 100.000.164 8. Alan’s illness was caused by his working hard at the office.Part 3 (9 points)1. Without his neighbour’s help, he wouldn’t have managed to repair the garage roof.2. Everybody can make mistakes.3. The last Olympic Games took place in Seoul.4. The sole subject of his conversation was the weather.5. In the end, I had no regrets about having left the club.6. You are an idiot to refuse Richard’s offer of a loan.7. The company has had an intention to replace this model.8. In the next few years, we are likely to hear a lot more about the environmentalpollution.9. Paula blamed me for causing/having caused the accident.165 II. Writing :Do you agree or disagree with the following statement ?Children shouldbegin learning a foreign language as soon as they start school. Use specific reasons andexamples to support your answer.166 3C(A)(B)(D)4.B(A)(B)(D)5.(C)(C)A(A)(B)(C)(D)6.D(A)(B)(C)C(D) 7.(A)(B)(D)8.C(A)(D)9.(C)(B)(C)A(A)(B)(C)(D)B10. Which of the following is NOT cited as a possible risk factor?(A) having a birthday(B) getting married(C) eating fatty foods(D) being under stressD11.(A)(B)(C)(D) 12. As used in line 22, which of the following could best167 replace the word "reveal"?(A) show(B) observe(C) mean(D) explainATsunami is a Japanese word which means habour wave and is used as the scientific termfor seismic sea wave generated by an undersea earthquake or possibly an undersealandslide or volcanic eruption. When the ocean floor is titled or offset during anearthquake, a set of waves is created similar to the concentric waves generated by anobject dropped into the water. Most tsunamis originated along the Ring of Fire, a zone ofvolcanoes and seismic activity, 32,500 km long that encircles the Pacific Ocean. Since1819, about 40 tsunamis have struck the Hawaiian Islands.168 A tsunami can have wavelengths , or widths, of 100 to 200 km, and may travelhundreds of kilometres across the deep ocean, reaching speeds of about 725 to 800kilometers an hour. Upon entering shallow coastal waters, the wave, which may havebeen only about half a meter high out at sea, suddenly grows rapidly. When the wavereaches the shore, it may be 15 meters high or more. Tsunamis have tremendous energybecause of the great volume of water affected. They are capable of obliterating coastalsettlements.Tsunamis should not be confused with storm surges, which are domes of waterthat rise underneath hurricanes or cyclones and cause extensive coastal flooding whenthe storms reach land. Storm surges are particularly devastating if they occur at high tide.A cyclone and accompanying storm surge killed estimated 500,000 people in Bangladeshin 1970. The tsunami which struck south and southeast Asia in late 2004 killed over 200thousand people.169 ...Thursday, October 29, 2009Some special phrasesI. Study these sentences and do the matching.1. By and large, I enjoyed my time at school2. My shoulder is playing me up today. I feel painful.3. We got up to page 72 last lesson. Let's continue with page 73.170 4. To a certain extent, we are all responsible for this tragic situation.5. He lost confidence and backed out of the deal at the last minute6. Don't talk anymore. Let’s get down to business.7. The poor weather may have accounted for the small crowd.8. Finally you've succeeded. I never thought you’d pull it off.9. The other witnesses will bear me out. The other witnesses will bear out what I say.10. He was lucky to get off with a small fine. A good lawyer might be able to get you off.11. We’ve all been guilty of selfishness at some time in our lives.12. The new magazine has really taken off. A lot of people are interested in it.13. Remember to do what I've told and above all, keep in touch.A1. above allB2. by and 'largea. used when you are saying something that is generally, butnot completely, true3. to … extentb. used to show how far sth is true or how great an effect it has4. pull sth 'offc. most important of all; especially5. play up or play sbupd. to receive no or almost no punishment; to help sb do this.6. get off (with sth) orget sb off (with sth)f. to cause sb problems or paine. to succeed in doing sth difficult7. get up to sthg. to reach a particular point or to be busy with sth, especiallysth surprising or unpleasant8. get down to sthh. to become successful or popular very quickly or suddenly9. take off (of an idea,a product, etc.)i. to decide that you are no longer going to take part in sth thathas been agreed10. back out (of sth)k. to begin to do sth; to give serious attention to sth11. guilty (of sth)l. to be the explanation or cause of sth, to give an explanation,to be a particular amount or part of sth12. account for sthm. having done sth illegal; being responsible for sth bad that171 13. bear sb/sth outhas happenedn. to show that sb is right or that sth is true§Ò luyÖn sè 11 - 2009I. Choose the word that has a different stress pattern from the others in the group. (5points)1. A. trigonometryB. explanatoryC. immediately2. A. legislatureB. repositoryC. magnificentD. mistakeB. psychological C. contributoryD. hypersensitive3. A. argumentative4. A. photographB. payroll5. A. majorityinvestitureAnswers: 1. AC. accentB. ceremony2. A3. C4. DD. democracyD. regretfulC. astronomyD.5. BII. Choose the word, phrase or expression which best complete each sentence. (15 points)6. Can we ........... at your house and go to the party together?A. seeB. meetC. findD. come7. You must decide and ................. up your mind.A. doB. getC. makeD. take8. Do what you like, I really don't ................... .A. concernB. interestC. dislikeD. mind9. Please ................. a message on the answering machine.A. makeB. doC. leaveD. report10. I like this coat very much because it ................ my shoes, they are the same colour.A. fitsB. suitsC. matchesD. corresponds11. I had to keep my daughter home from school today because she had .............. of 39degrees centigrade.A. feverB. headacheC. warthD. temperature12. You'd better cut ............ animal fat if you want to lower your cholesterol level.172 A. down withB. off withC. out inD. down on13. I wish my friend would call me first before they drop ............. .A. inB. outC. atD. off14. People who don't get ................... their coworkers sometimes don't last long at theirjobs.A. up withB. along withC. ontoD. by with15. -"Thank you very much for your attention!"-"..................................".A. Pardon?B. You are welcomeC. That's allD. Don't mentionit.16. -" ......................................?" - "Oh, it's wonderful."A. How do you like the film?B. Do I look alright?C. What do you think about the film? D. What kind of music is this?17. - "Can you buy me a newspaper on you way home from work?" - "......................"A. Of course notB. Yes, certainly C. Sorry, I won'tD. I think so18. The boy was always getting ............. trouble as a youth. Then, to everyone's surprise,he became a policeman.A. intoB. ontoC. withD. on19. While looking for my nail clipper, I came .................. a knife that I thought I had lost.A. atB. withC. upD. across20. We went by ................... to ................west of England.A. a /theB. the/ theC. #/ theD. #/ #Answers:7. b8. C9. C 10. BB 18. A 19. D 20. C11. D12. D13. A14. B15. B16. C 17.III. Give the correct form of the words in the brackets.173 21. I was surprised by the ...................... of the occasion. All men wore dark suits andties. (formal)22. It is .................. to write by hand instead of using a computer. (efficiency)23. The unresponsive audience made the lecture somewhat ............. .What a shame!(heart)24. The tourists were impressed by the ................... of the jewellery in the museum.(splendid)25. Any opposition to the rules is ...................... . (tolerate)26. Small children are very..................... in their behavior. They just copy what they see.(imitate)27. There was a sudden ...................... of clapping and cheering as he rose to receive theNobel Peace Prize. (burst)28. The cost of .......................... to the show is reasonable. (admit)29. Crimes and violence were ...................... rate until a few years ago. (compare)30. He works for a(an) ..................... company for investment. (advise)IV. Choose the underlined word or phrase that needs correcting.1. The bus was plenty of people who had spent many happy hours in the store doing theirChristmas shopping.ABCD2. Weather and geography conditions may determine the type of transportation used in aregion.ABCD3. When you talk to the old man, please remember to speak out as he's hard of hearing.ABCD4. In general the only kinds of cells that cannot replace itself are nerve cells.ABCD174 5. Many television newscasters make the public an eyewitness to the news by means ofon-the-pot, alive reports. ABCDV. Read the following passage and decide which option A, B, C or D best fit each gap.(10 points)VI. Read the passage and choose the best answer to the questions.It is very difficult to succeed in the music business; nine out of ten bands that release afirst record fail to produce a second. Surviving in the music industry requires luck andpatience, but most of all it requires an intricate knowledge of how a record companyfunctions.The process begins when a representative of a company's Artists andRepaertoise (A & R) department visits bars and night clubs, scouting for young, talentedbands. After the representative identifies a promosing band, he or she will work tonegotiate a contract with that band. The signing of this175 [...]... 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 (7) £ …… 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 E G 19 14 15 27 28 29 30 Circle Circle A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 B 14 15 C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 (8) £ …… 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13... 29 30 H 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Circle A B C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 G Circle (8) £ …… 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 D E 16 17 18 19 20... C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Stalls (6) £ …… 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 A 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 C B 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 29 D E F G H 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 (7) £ …… 16 17... the local (5) …………………………………… Stage Stalls A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 B 14 15 C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Stalls (6) £ …… 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 A 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 C B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 E 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 D 16 17... suggestion C I will accept their suggestion in case the matter is settled D I will accept their suggestion to settle the matter III Write a paragraph (100 – 120 words) about either the advantages or disadvantages of computers ( 10 points) 18 ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011 Practice 2 (Time allowed: 180 minutes) A LISTENING (15 points) Listen to a telephone conversation Look at the questions 1- 15 and fill... 11 12 13 E 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 A 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 C B 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 (9) £ …… 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 D E 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Tickets: Row: (10) ……………………… Numbers: (11) ……………………………… For Mr (12) …………………………………………………………… Tel No Townville... yesterday? C Who forced you to work so hard yesterday? D How could you work so hard yesterday? III Write a paragraph (150 – 200 words) about the important of family in a person’s life ( 10 points) KEYS TO ĐỀ LUYỆN HSG – 2010 – 2011 Practice 2 (Time allowed: 180 minutes) A LISTENING (15 points) Listen to a telephone conversation Look at the questions 1- 15 and fill in the missing details on the envelope in... (RESPONSIBILITY) -> RESPONSIBLE 38 Women often lose …………… when they stop work to have a baby (CONFIDENT) -> CONFIDENCE 39 Students are expected to be quiet and ………… in the classroom (OBEDIENCE) -> OBIDIENT 12 40 Children need to feel …………… in order to do well at school (SECURITY) -> SECURE 41 I’ve always thought of Jo as a very ……………… person He is very helpful and always thinks about what other people feel...5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 The explosion occurred outside High town -> in Only two people were injured in the blast -> no one 500 residents had to go to emergency rest centres until the next morning The coach was carrying... 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 (9) £ …… 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 D E 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Tickets: Row: (10) ……………………… Numbers: (11) ……………………………… For Mr (12) …………………………………………………………… Tel No Townville (13) ……………………………………………… To be collected before: Day: (14) ………………………………… Time: (15) ……………………………… 30 B PHONETICS (5 points) Find the word with the stress ... words) about the important of family in a person’s life ( 10 points) 39 ĐỀ KHẢO SÁT HỌC SINH GIỎI MÔN TIẾNG ANH THỜI GIAN 120 PHÚT A LISTENING (15 points) You will listen to a conversation about... 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