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Chu Van An highschool

SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO

AN GIANG
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ĐỀ THI THỬ 1
ĐIỂM

By Mr. Tam Dang

KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH
LỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2008 - 2009
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TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian: 150 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)
NHẬN XÉT

PHÁCH

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I. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR ( 35 points)
Part 1: Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle the letter A,
B, C or D next to the correct word or phrase.
1. The greater ................. increase in population, the harder it is for people to find adequate
housing.
A. of
B. is the
C. the
D. is of the
2. As soon as you buy a car, it starts falling in ..................
A. cost
B. worth
C. value
D. price
3. Frankly I'd rather you ................. anything about it for the time being.
A. do
B didn't do
C. don't
D. didn't
4. Since they aren't answering their telephone, they................... left
A. must have
B. should have
C. need have
D. can have
5. She ..................... $ 20 out of the bank every Monday.
A. pulls
B. draws
C. moves
D. removes
6. The thief was .......................... to six months' imprisonment.
A. given
B. sent
C. sentenced
D. changed
7. Finding the money is just one of the problem .................... in buying a house.
A. gather
B. joined
C. mixed
D. involved
8. Houses in big cities are expensive because land is in ................... supply.
A. short
B. brief
C. little
D. slight
9. He's not very sensible as far as money ................... are concerned.
A. matters
B. objects
C. things
D. aspects
10. He considers shares to be a good ...................... investment.
A. long-time
B. long-term
C. long-age
D. long-run
11. There's no point in telephoning him. He's certain ..................... by now.
A. to leave
B. to have left
C. left
D. having left
12. He still suffers from a rare tropical disease which he ................. while in Africa.
A. infected
B. complained
C. gained
D. contracted
13. Giving up smoking is just one of the ways to ..................... heart disease.
A. push off
B. put off
C. ward off
D. throw off
14. The windows don't fit very well and this makes the room awfully .....................
A. airy
B. draughty
C. breezy
D. ventilated
15. I was proud to be ....................... out for special praise for my performance.
A. selected
B. singled
C. separated
D. distinguished
Part 2: Supply the correct verb tense.
Last week I (walk)(1) .................................. home after playing tennis when it (start)
(2).............................. raining very heavily. "Oh, no. I (get)(3) ............................... soaked before

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.......... 4........... who had become a nationally known journalist........................... II.... Laura Ingalls Wilder began writing a series of novels for young people based on her early experiences on the American frontier................................................................. 9................... Think about it...... 8..........................." But unfortunately I (leave)(6) ....... Tom's grandmother ..... they went by covered wagon to Missouri in 1869.................................................... when I get home......... Rose negotiated with Harper's to publish her mother's first book..... Tam Dang I (reach)(4)....... each chronicling her early life on the plains............ it at home...................... to go for a drink?" " I think I'd rather you (take) (10) .................... she and her family were rugged pioneers...... 5.........................................home...................................... They bought a small farm in the Ozarks.......... Do not use any phrase more than once... Wilder's early education took place sporadically in a succession of one-room schools............... Seven more books followed........... more than 20 million copies had been sold................................................... his room before doing his homework clear up keep on advertising picked out rush into ring you back burst into tears is getting on well will be taking off got over brought him up 1....... her tragic loss. Don't ................. READING (35 points) Part 1: Read the following passages carefully........................................ and they had 2 ...................... Because of this continuing moving............................................... Rose. they have remained popular with young readers from many nations........................................................................................ 2..............." I thought " I wish I (remember)(5) ....." Luckily just then a friend of mine passed in her car and offered me a lift.... then on to Kansas the next year......................... At the age of eighteen....................... We'll have to ........... " How stupid of me! I always (get)(7) ........... Little House on the Big Woods........... she married Almanzo James Wilder................... Daisy .................... and travelling on to Minnesota and Lowa before settling permanently in South Dakota in 1879...... Serving as agent and editor... to bring it with me..... The competition judges ............ It was a long time before she ............................................. "or (you want)(9) . John ........................... encouraged her mother to write................ Part 3: Complete each sentence with a phrase from box A followed by a phrase from box B...................................... where they remained for the rest of their lives........................................ From age thirteen to sixteen she attended school more regularly although she never graduated..... 3........... anything in his new job..................... Their only daughter........................ The boy was told to ............ to bring my raincoat.................. 7....................................................... on her farm in Cornwall........................... I'll .." I said........... Twenty years after her death in 1957......... me home............................................................... 6............... A B as she waved goodbye.. 10............ Born in the state of Wiscosin in 1867......................Chu Van An highschool By Mr............................ home? she asked me........... Seeking better farm land........... The plane ........... until we find someone suitable....... returning to Wisconsin in 1871.................... Written from the perspective of a child............................ in two hours' time the best display...... "(You go)(8) .......................................... then choose the ONE best answer to each question Passage 1: At the age of sixty-five..

Laura Ingalls Wilder's family lived forever in South Dakota since__________________. A. 1947 D. 1. the plains B. was produced based on the stories from the Wilder books. It can be referred from the passage that_________________________________________ A.. Wilder's career 2. She had one daughter 4. this was done in Arizona by Andrew Ellicott Douglas. An uncomplicated method of tree-dating was discovered by Douglas. D. 1867 B.. 1. many nations C. at irregular intervals D. D. The author mentions all of the following events in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder EXCEPT A. this discovery. 1879 D. The Douglas method has been used by many scientists. the bristlecone pines. when she was a child on the frontier B. Leonardo started the serious study of tree rings.She graduated from a one-room school C. 1977 8. the Wilders books have a universal appeal. Laura Ingalls Wilder died in_______________________ A. THEY refers to__ A. Tree rings were studied in Arizona for a long time after Leonardo. 7. C. was first made by Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was famous as a painter C. they were able to date the buildings right back to the tenth century. young readers 6. when she was a young mother D. Douglas was a famous Arizona scientist. What is the main topic of the passage? A.right after she moved to the Ozarks C. with great success B. "Little House on the Prairie ". for a long time C. American pioneer life B. B. 1967 B. What can be inferred from the first paragraph? A. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote scripts for the television series. more books D. What can be inferred from the second paragraph? A. She married Almanzo Wilder D. B. a weekly television series. The term cross-dating was invented by Douglas. they have remained popular. Some of them used it to examine logs in Indian pueblo ruins. A weekly television series D. C. the age of 65 Passage 2: As trees grow old they add a new ring for each year. It took a long time. 1957 C. 1869 C. 3. B. In 1974. before the serious study of tree rings started. Children's literature C. Leonardo was interested in the aging process D. 3 . however. He spent much of his time in logging camps near Flagstaff. the Wilders were not happy living in the Ozarks. Leonardo became famous because of his tree ring discovery. Leonardo made many discoveries. Leonardo's discovery was not developed for many years. Douglas developed a simple technique for dating trees called cross-dating and for a period of over twenty years continued the study of tree rings. the famous Italian painter and scientist.Chu Van An highschool By Mr. it seems. Others used it to date the world's oldest living trees. Wilder's daughter was not a successful writer. What also can be inferred from the first paragraph? A. in a very efficient way 5. after her sixty-fifth birthday 3. She went west by covered wagon B. Written from the perspective of a child. 2. B. Laura Ingalls Wilder began writing novels_______________________________________ A. Wilder's early education took place ____________________________________________ A. Tam Dang been translated into fourteen languages.

C... The technique of cross-dating was developed near Flagstaff..... (14) .............. 7. other half still thinks he is ridiculous (20).... The Douglas method has been used since the 10th century... I could never live up to his high expectations of me... When he (11) . American Indians lived in the region investigated nearly a thousand years ago.. terrible thing...... I became more responsible with money... I asked him if he (5).. C.. him of being mean......... C..... Tam Dang C. 1... Leonardo spent much of his time in examining logs......... to work towards creating a happy relationship with my father for (18) ... he (12) ........ Dad" while (19)...... given me enough and it was (7) ............. Logging camps are good places for studying tree rings.... D...... Are you sure that jacket is the right size for you? 4 ........................ B..... D... a file and a calculator.... 5... None is correct.... D....... D. Scientists dated the bristlecone pine to the 10th century.... I did..... WRITING (30 points) Part 1: Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence........ then I have returned but he has never really forgiven me and still (15) .. D................ He left the house and I was (10) .......................................................... own sakes..... The Indian pueblo ruins were not as old as the bristlecone pines........ Although I had a good relationship with my mother....... lend me ten pounds. In the briefcase you will find a map.................... I was (1)......... Leonardo spent much of his time in logging camps near Flagstaff.... Indians used bristlecone pines to construct their buildings 6................ The Douglas method can be used to date all the 10th century ruins................ Pierre has .. angry that I stole ten pounds from his wallet................. My mother is very upset and I really (17) . III....... Douglas spent 20 years near Flagstaff. 2....................... The earliest known trees can be dated by the Douglas method............... 3..... It took Douglas 20 years to developed a tree-dating technique.. One day I did a (4).................a student....... down on me for (16) . Part 2: Fill in each numbered space with ONE suitable word Six years ago when I was a student.... So once a week I (2) .... Indians used the Douglas method to examine loggs...... B.. who had (13) ....... to go home to see my parents and get a decent meal. I'd run out of money and wanted to take a girl out.......... it and banned me from the house................. having kept this attitude up for so long... I stole some money from him... You know what it is like (8).. When he refused I (9) .... well with my father............... What was involved in the passage? A. Half of me wants to say: " Sorry. The briefcase....... He refused saying he had (6)................. There are courses for studying tree rings near Flagstaff.. Leonardo spent much of his time in logging..... out that the money was gone.................................... What also can be inferred from the second paragraph? A................. and we had a terrible row.......................................... 4................................. B...... What can be inferred from the last paragraph? A.......Chu Van An highschool By Mr.......... Pierre emigrated to Brazil in 1991 and is still there... Douglas spent most of his life studying tree rings........... What can be inferred from the last paragraph? A............ I never got (3) .. B....... of money. C.......

...... 4.......... It is either grammatically wrong or does not make sense......................... I was very sorry I wasn't able to see him off at the station.............. are become more aware of the possible side-effects of which the powerful drugs currently being prescribed .................... 7............. I gave Ted the message................... 5.......................................... 17....................... 16............................................................................. We know that feudalism lasted for hundreds of years in Europe................ Tam Dang Does that jacket ........... 8.................................. because of a scientific anomaly – the most drugs are tested on the men......................... 5. 10. Perhaps there ............... 10.............................................. 13............................................................. He is a fascinating lecturer because he knows a lot about his subject............................................................... I'd prefer you to sign the contract without any further delay....................................................... In the United Kingdom women can see their doctor on the average five times a year...................................... compared with a men who visit their doctor about three times a year.... 3..................... Write the unnecessary words on the spaces on the right.................................................... Lola said she was sorry she had not attended the meeting. 19............... It is being predicted that natural remedies will continue to gain in the popularity as women......................... 8....................................................... 7............................ 9........................... Two out of three women leave from their GP's surgery clutching a prescription............................ for example............ Lola apologized for ........? 4................. I'd rather ................ 18.... there are well-known examples of the way drugs and other substances should work differently in women......... Tick () any lines that are correct...............Chu Van An highschool By Mr........ 2. but he already knew about it....................................................................... 6........................... There may be some delay in obtaining the permit............................. 9...................................................... 15...... 14............................ in particular...... 12.................................................. The different balance of the fat and muscle in men's and women's bodies affects to the speed with which alcohol is absorbed and broken down....................................................... In addition....... 20.................... If only ......... .............................................................. His wide ............ I needn't ........................................ 6........ Yet women have been taking tablets without knowing that what effect they may have on their bodies............................THE END - 5 1.. Part 2: In most lines of this text there is one unnecessary word........ 11...................... Feudalism ....

8. 5. 7. 3. 10. took 5. 6. am always getting 8. 2. reach 10. The boy was told to clear up his room before doing his homework. (7 points) Q# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Key C B B A C B D 6 .HUẾ *** HƯỚNG DẪN CHẤM I. started 9. had remembered 6. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR: Part 1. (10 points) 1. READING: 35 points Passage 1. II. The plane will be taking off in two hours' time. Daisy burst into tears as she waved goodbye.2004 -----------------------------------------------------ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC Môn: TIẾNG ANH . (8 points) Q# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Key D D B C C D B C Passage 2. It was along time before she got over her tragic loss. Don't rush into anything. do you want 3. We'll have to keep on advertising until we find someone suitable. Are you going Part 3. The competition judges picked out the best display. 4. will get 4. (10 points) 1. Tom's grandmother brought him up on her farm in Cornwall. Tam Dang KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH LỚP 12 THPT NĂM HỌC 2003 . was walking 2. Think about it. 9. John is getting on well in his new job. had left 7. 35 points (15 points) Q# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Key C C B A B C D A A B B D C B B Part 2.Chu Van An highschool By Mr.(Vòng 1) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO THỪA THIÊN . I'll ring you back when I get home.

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