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Đề thi HSG lớp 10 môn Anh năm học 2011-2012

Thứ sáu - 13/04/2012 16:13

TRƯỜNG THPT HÀM RỒNG          KÌ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI CẤP TRƯỜNG

        THANH HÓA                                          Năm học: 2011-2012

                                                                           Môn thi: Tiếng Anh- Lớp 10

                                                                           Ngày thi: 12/4/2012

                                                                           Thời gian: 150 phút

                      

                          Part A: PHONETICS (10 points)

 

I.                   Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest in the same line.

1.      A. compete                        B. elimination                   C. vessel                      D. delightful

2.      A. arouse                           B. house                            C. mouse                      D. shoulder

3.      A. butterfly                        B. subtropical                   C. furious                     D. pump

4.      A. embassy                        B. chamber                       C. banyan                     D. climbing

5.      A. thus                               B. weather                        C. ethnic                       D. therefore

II.                Pick out the word that has the stress syllable different from that of the other words.

1.      A. forest                           B. ignore                           C. hardware                 D. passion

2.      A. origin                           B. disabled                        C. assemble                 D. important

3.      A. glorious                       B. mentally                        C. romantic                 D. leftovers

4.      A. organism                     B. communicate                 C. ambassador            D. emotional

5.      A. contaminate                B. championship                C. minority                 D. convenience

               

                   Part B: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR  (45 points)

I.                 Choose the most suitable word or phrase to complete each sentence.(10 points)

1.      The aquarium……….we wanted to visit was shut when we got there.

A. that                           B. where                    C. what                    D. at which

     2. The librarian gave us a lot of information,……….was very useful.

          A. this                        B. most of that          C. which most of it        D. most of which

     3. The TV program I watched last night was so……….that I turned it off.

          A. boring                      B. bored                      C. excited                 D. exciting

     4.  ……….it is getting dark, we will not wait for him any longer.

          A. Unless                     B. While                      C. Since                    D. Although

     5. By the time you receive this letter, I……….for Ho Chi Minh City.

          A. will leave              B. have left                C. will be leaving          D. will have left

     6. I felt sorry about breaking my friend’s glasses. Afterwards, I offered……….for them.

          A. pay                           B. to pay                      C. paying                   D. to paying

     7. Men and women should be given the same job opportunities.   ………., they should be                            paid equal salaries for the same work.

          A. Although                 B. Furthermore             C. Therefore               D. However

      8. My classmate told me to watch movies in English……….learn spoken English better.

          A. so as                       B. so that                        C. in order to              D. in order that

      9. The Icelandic language……….very little over the past 800 years.

          A. is changing             B. was changing             C. has been changing          D. changes

      10. Dogs are good travelling companions. They will go……….you take them.

          A. where                     B. whatever                     C. wherever                 D. whichever

   

II.   Put each verb in brackets into an appropriate form. (10 points)

1.      Stop ! You (not see) the notice?

-         I (see) it but I can’t read it. What it (say)?

2.      Carol (miss) her plane yesterday because of a traffic jam on her way to the airport. By the time she (get) to the airport, her plane already (leave).

3.      If you slept under a mosquito net, you (bite) so often.

4.      But for our parents, we (never be) successful in life.

5.      Last Sunday when we (visit) our uncle, he (go) on business abroad.

 

III.             Put each word in brackets into an appropriate form. (10 points)

1.      Sharks are swimming animals that move (depend) of water currents.

2.      In the first two decades of its (exist), the cinema developed rapidly.

3.      Watching Wildlife World programmes makes us more aware of our global (responsible).

4.      Reading funny stories is an (enjoy) way to relax.

5.      It is a good book because it is very (inform).

6.      We’ve recently studied rock (form), so we want to visit some caves.

7.      All the pupils must have their parents’(permit) to go on the picnic.

8.      We hope to have (sun) weather during our holiday.

9.      Tim is one of the (participate) on a boat trip on Lake Michigan.

10.Dolphins sometimes are killed when they are (accident) entrapped in fishing nets.

 

IV. Fill in each blank with an appropriate preposition. (10 points)

A.

    I broke my leg three weeks ago. The doctor says I have to be off work (1)……….six weeks, so I won’t be back (2)……….another three weeks. And I’m going on holiday (3)……….a month, so I’ll only be back at work before I’m off (4)……….another two weeks.

B.

    I usually do my shopping (5)……….Friday evening but yesterday I went (6)……….the afternoon. That was a mistake! I know town is busy (7)……….lunchtime, but I thought it would be quiet (8)……….the afternoons, except (9)……….the weekends, of course. Anyway, next time if I can’t go (10)……….the evening I’ll go the next morning or do without!

 

   V. Find a mistake in each sentence below and correct it. (5 points)

     1. The young is very active and they can continue our unfinished work.

     2. Bob wasn’t out of his house since he was given a computer.

     3. My father has hired a car and he will learn to drive.

     4. The windows are cleaned today and then we’ll be able to see out.

     5. Mr. Ba isn’t on the phone, that makes it difficult to contact him.

                                  

                                                             Part C: READING (25 points)

 

I.                   Supply the most suitable word for each blank. (10 points)

                                                    MUSIC- WHAT IS IT?

      Can you think of a day without music? “Oh, that’s not possible!” you may say. Yes, you are right. There is music (1)……….: at home, in a concert hall, in parks, at the seaside and even in the forest. But in the forest, of (2)………., it is better to listen to birds (3)……….and other natural sounds like the wind in the trees.

      People cannot live (4)……….music. They listen to music, they dance to music, they learn to play musical (5)……….     .

     Musical education at (6)……….is very important. There is special literature for music teachers and for all people (7)……….are interested in it.

       But what is music?

    Specialists explain it very well, and we (8)……….understand everything, especially if music is performed (9)……….illustrate their talks. Music isn’t a combination of pleasant sounds only. It is an art (10)……….reflects life. Music reflects people’s ideas and emotions.

 

II.                Read the following passage and then choose the most suitable word or phrase for each space. (10 points)

                                                       AARDVARKS

       When the Boer settlers first arrived in South Africa from Holland, they found a strange animal. Its ears resemble those of a donkey and its body is (1)……….with stiff hair. It has a long snout, (2)……….longer than that of a pig, and long eyelashes. It is also equipped with very short, powerful legs, with (3)……….it digs into the ground. The Boers named it the “aardvark”, which means “earth pig” in the (4)……….Dutch.

       The favourite food of the aardvark is termites. Termites are insects that live in large colonies, (5)……….ants. The aardvark uses its (6)……….legs to break the termite mound open and get at the insects inside. There are special termites known as soldiers, who try to protect the colony. Aardvarks, (7)………., have thick skin to protect themselves from bites.

         Females only (8)……….birth to one baby a year, so aardvarks are quite rare. When they are (9)……….threat, they use their tough legs to quickly dig underground to escape from their attackers. Aardvarks are not often seen (10)……….they are nocturnal, sleeping in their burrows during the day and coming out to hunt at night.

1. A. covered                   B. full                       C. decorated             D.  surrounded

2. A. very                        B. more                     C. much                    D. as

3. A. them                       B. which                    C. those                    D. these

4. A. primary                  B. genuine                 C. first                       D. original

5. A. as                            B. like                       C. so                          D. also

6. A. top                          B. forward                 C. front                      D. ahead

7. A. although                 B. despite                  C. though                   D. still

8. A. give                        B. make                      C. do                          D. have

9. A. in                            B. under                     C. with                       D. on

10. A. but                        B. so                           C. because                 D. although

 

III.Read the following passage and choose the correct answer for each question. (5 points)

   A popular theory explaining the evolution of the universe is known as the Big Bang Model. According to the model, at some time between ten and twenty billion years ago, all present matter and energy were compressed into a small ball only a few kilometers in diameter. It was, in effect, an atom that contained in the form of pure energy all of the components of the entire universe. Then, at the moment in time that astronomers refer to as T=0, the ball exploded, hurling the energy into space. Expansion occurred. As the energy cooled, most of it became matter in the form of protons, neutrons, and electrons. These original particles combined to form hydrogen and helium, and continued into galaxies with stars and planets.

1. Which sentence below best summarizes this passage?

A. The Big Bang theory does not account for the evolution of the universe.

B. According to the Big Bang Model, an explosion caused the formation of the universe.

C. The universe is made of hydrogen and helium.

D. The universe is more than ten billion years old.

2. According to this passage, when were the galaxies formed?

A. Ten billion years ago

B. Fifteen billion years ago

C. At T=0

D. Twenty billion years ago

3. The environment before the Big Bang is described as all of the following EXCEPT…..   .

A. compressed matter

B. energy

C. all the components of the universe

D. protons, neutrons, and electrons

4. The word “compressed” in line 3 could best be replaced by…..    .

A. excited                          B. balance                    C. reduced                     D. controlled

5. It may be inferred that…..      .

A. energy and matter are the same

B. protons, neutrons, and electrons are not matter

C. energy may be converted into matter

D. the galaxies stopped expanding as energy cooled

                                 

                                 Part D: WRITING (20 points)

 

      I. Complete each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the    sentence printed before it (10 points).

     1. What is wrong with this computer?

     -> Why………………………………………………………………………….?

     2. No one has ever answered these questions.

     -> These questions…………………………………………………………………….

     3. Julia is talking with a dumb man.

     -> The man who………………………………………………………………………..

4. She is exhausted today because she didn’t get any sleep last night.

-> She wouldn’t……………………………………………………………………….

5. We didn’t find out about the meeting until he phoned me.

-> It was not……………………………………………………………………………

6. It was only when I asked another audience that I knew the name of the film.

-> Not until……………………………………………………………………………

7. We didn’t buy the colour TV because of its high price.

-> Because the colour TV……………………………………………………………

8. If she had seen him waving, she would have waved back.

-> She didn’t………………………………………………………………………….

9. He plays the guitar for a small group so that he can earn some extra money.

-> To…………………………………………………………………………………..

10. When did you start playing for the national football team?

-> How long is……………………………………………………………………….

II.Write a report of about 120 words about the advantages and disadvantages of television (10 points).

        

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