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DUYÊN HẢI- ĐỒNG BẰNG BẮC BỘ
LẦN THỨ VI
MÔN TIẾNG ANH LỚP 10
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PART I. LISTENING (15 points)
I. Listen to the recording and complete the notes. Write ONE WORD or A NUMBER
for each answer. (5 points)
Culture and Society
Study:

2004, on the global teenager hypothesis (i.e. values of teenagers in
the world are similar)
Is there a global culture?
One special aspect of the study: (1) ____________ in three cultures

Sample:

(2) __________ high school students.
14-17 years
Three countries: China, Japan, USA

Questionnaire:

Number of statements: (3) ______________

Three examples of statements:
Statement 1:

It is really true that (4) ______ can make you happy.

Statement 2:

My dream in life is to be able to own (5) _________ things

Statement 3:

Having the right (6) _____is the most important thing in life

Examples of results:
Statement 1:

nationality which agreed most strongly: (7) ________.

Statement 2:

nationality which agreed most strongly: (8) ________.

Statement 3:

nationality which agreed most strongly: (9) ________.

General conclusion:
The global teenager hypothesis is not (10) __________ by this research
More research needed
II. Listen to the recording and complete the notes. Write NO MORE THAN THREE
WORDS or A NUMBER for each answer. (5 points)
1

receive confirmation of the school 2. help students realize the benefit of scientific inventions 4. (10 points) 1. a point B. inventions and improvements B. confirm the school placements C. What will the head of science probably do? A. The most important purpose of festival visits is to ___ A. two or three days C. physicists B. B. B. The student teachers should arrange visits that last ___ A. more than three days 3. businessman PART II. What kind of specialists are teaching Math? A. a target 2 . Ann’s encouraging words gave me ____ to undertake the demanding task once again. create enthusiasm for science C. one or two days B. arrange the visit to the festival B. get better exam grades B.Student Location Cost Availability services Health centre North Campus £650 charge for All students within North Campus prescriptions Up to (2) ________ the (1) ______ zone All students (3) ______ Campus consultations free Free By phone: call (4) Counseling service Nightline ____________ Sports centre South Campus (5) _____ each year All students III. all three days D. Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence. chemists D. C or D. Listen to the talk and answer the following questions by choosing A. a resolution D. an incentive C. (5 points) 1. Write your answer (A. The central features of our scientific age are ___ A. interesting and unusual events C. biologists C. interest and enthusiasm for science D. A. C or D) in the numbered box. occasional and unusual events 5. enable students to have fun D. provide information about the festival D. GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY (35 points) I.

sat in D. His parents have always wanted Philip to set a good ____ to his younger brothers both at school and at home. go by B. fly past 4. pass on C. the horse doesn't _____ a chance of winning the race. a goal B. Anything he does is in _with the law and that’s why I have suggested him for the post A. sat out B. form B. a reason D. A. definite D. flung 8. an outlook C. dropped B. it was Alice who gave away our secret. You'd better not place a bet on Stallion. A. compliance B. A. A. Beyond all ____. endure C. collected C. A. persist D. specified B. a view 3. maintain B. Very much B. The doctor _____ all night with the patients in the hospital. informed C. . The international conference of the Craniological Association has been ____ in Cairo to discuss the revolutionary discovery of Doctor Gonzales from Mexico. cast C. Rare 7. stand C. obedience C. A. Very little D. responsibility 14. threw D. In my opinion. sat on 5. summoned 9. We are going to build a fence around the field with ____ to breeding sheep and cattle A. 3 . Not any D. guidance 10. sat up C.2. A. certain 12.“How do you like your beefsteak done?” A. commitment D. If it hadn’t been for the hint that the professor ___. mobilized D. nobody would have found out the correct answer. deployed B.” C. judged 13. rise 6. model C.“_____. What is the verdict of the report? Has the cause of the catastrophe been _____ yet? A. outlive 11. Alex was ____ enough on becoming a professional sportsman and he didn’t want to listen to anyone else’s advice. win B. walk along D. eager C. He sat in a soft armchair and watched the world _____. accounted D. We have to __the hard times hoping that things will charge for the better in the future. play . intent B. A. pattern D.

conclusion C. accustomed C.A. assured B. said Your answers: 1. famous B. Views as these have now become an accepted part of the politic scene. more details on the situation A. II. gave C. 16. 3. so give us. Janice and I have been _____ enemies. the boy is very gentle by ____ A. What you are saying is quite ____. confirmed C. A. compulsive D. 7. It’s not easy to make Stanley furious. 11. 12. Patrick is too ____ a gambler to resist placing a bet on the final game. 10. reaction D. minimize 20. 19. In the contrary. obvious D. this does not mean that environmentally groups can now afford to relax. and so far very few has been done to reverse it Your answers: Mistakes 1 Correction 4 . nature 18. 6. paid B. continuous 16. A. 17. and that the Scandinavian forests are being destroyed thank to the effects of acid rain. Ever since we quarreled in the office. contradiction 15. and consumers are constant bombarded like with green or environmental friendly products. a green movement must consider how the momentum will be sustained when the current enthusiastic has passed. 14. There are ten mistakes in the following passage. please. dispute D. The jury _____ her compliments on her excellent knowledge of the subject. instant B. But. 8. himself B. The environment must not be allowed to fade from people minds. A. familiar 17. defined D. underrate D. It is now generally accepted that issues such as global warming needs to be dealt with seriously. devalue B. made D. personality C. 9. because the process of ecological collapse has already been set in train. 13. Find and correct them. He seemed very quiet. guaranteed 19. spontaneous C. A. (5 points) One of the main problems faces the environmental movement is that it may become a victim on its own success. 5. depreciate C. 18. 15. fail B. 20. Write your answers in the space provided below. but it would be a mistake to ______ his intelligence. 2. 4.

3. 4. 6. ……………. 9. There are plenty of exceptions _____ this view in this country. Your answers: 1. Write your answers in the numbered spaces provided. ……………. 5. 2.. Write your answers in the spaces provided below. 6.. they took ___his driver's license. ……………. He is very clever ____ every kind of mutual work. ……………. ……………. 9. He never told us he was Italian and that his real name was Franco. 2. 10. When the police discovered his history of drunk driving. The Greenpeace movement is going to launch another campaign _____ whaling. IV. 5. 3. The police arrived immediately after the call and caught the burglar ____ the spot. 8. (5 points) 1.. Complete each sentence with a suitable particle or preposition. 7. You should have asked Tom to install the pipe in your bathroom.. 4.. We are in ____ a lot of trouble unless George manages to repair the radio station. 7. ……………. (5 points) 5 . 8. …………….. Write the correct form of the words given in the brackets. 10. We all knew him ____ the name of Eddie... The Browns and their neighbors were examined at the police station in connection ____ the burglaries in the district. Richard the Third wasn’t the only king who died ______ battle. ………….2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 III. …………….. ……………. Before you go and check your abilities ____ practice.. you must learn to follow the traffic regulations.

10.. …………. On the 6 . ……………. 6. Write your answers in the spaces provided below.. in fact." The result is that (2) ___ lung cancer in American men has fallen for the first time in 50 years. No other child in this group can play the difficult pieces with similar mastery.. Mary has no practical experience in treating sick animals. that is. 9... Real kindness is another. ……………. The residential districts (habit) ______ by the Pakistani families are subsidized by the government. Fill in each numbered blank 3. 4. His disappearance is very strange. 6. the disease is (3) ___ in women. 7. 10.. 7. ……………. It's the girls who want to look "tough and grown-up.. 8. as though you are not involved in the Holiday. Your answers: 1.. ……………. V. 9. Jane’s been granted a one year (school) ______ at one of the most renowned universities in Europe. 5.1. She only has (book) _____knowledge of the subject. 5. with ONE appropriate word. …………….. 4. 2. ……………. ……………. You must learn to (different) ___ between the two. ……………. girls are more (1) ___ to smoke than boys. He should have become an opera soloist. …………….. 8. Write a paragraph about Tet Holiday (person) ______. I think Arnold is (use) ______ hid great musical talent by signing in a country band. Will the Euro sport channel provide any (cover) __for the approaching Tour de France? 3. Politeness is one thing. Patricia’s skill in playing the piano is quite (compare) ______. quite (explain) ______. (10 points) HEALTH AND CIGARETTES In many Western countries. 2. The witness claimed she was capable of discovering the man’s evil intentions from the (murder) _______ look in his eyes. The decrease in the disease among men is attributed to a decrease in smoking among men since the government's first warning of a (4) ___ between cigarettes and disease in 1964.

The history of television really begins in 1817 with the discovery by Berzelius. ……………. B. but it was much clearer than Carey's had been almost fifty years (7) _____. Carey. READING (30 points) 3. of the chemical selenium. a Swedish chemist. 7 . PART III. Once again. including lung cancer. Read the text below and decide which answer A.. lung cancer is now expected to overtake breast cancer (5) ___ the principal fatal cancer among women. they will tell you that it was John Logie Baird.. R.. in healthy non-smokers. 4. the picture was (6) _____ through wires. a number of scientists and inventors simplified and improved on Carey's system. (6) ___ your son or daughter is a non-smoker.. C or D best fits each space. Over the next few years. 9. 2. it would be more (1) _____ to see his role as part of a (2) _____ of events which finally led to television as we know it today. ……………. ……………. ……………. ……………. 6. This picture was not very clear. (4) _____ up with the first real television system in 1875. While Baird was. ……………. His system used selenium to transmit a picture along wires to a row of light bulbs. B. This discovery directly led to G. an American inventor. They are a menace to (8) ___ Second-hand smoke is lethal. 8. of course. Smokers don't just ruin their own health by (7) ___ up. 10... I.." (9) ___ to the report. Smokers make their own kids sick. (10 pts) If you ask anyone who invented television. Write your answer (A. however. ……………. Your answers: 1. the children of parents who smoke (10) ___ the effects in their respiratory systems.. …………. at home.other hand. C or D) in the numbered box.. It was not (5) _____ 1923 that Baird made the first practical transmission. 5. It was found that the amount of electric current that selenium could carry (3) ____ on how much light struck it. there is another good reason for rejecting a smoker as a life-long mate. As the 18th report on smoking by the United States Surgeon General: "Involuntary smoking is a cause of disease. extremely important in the history of television. ……………. ……………. 7..

4. particular B. abandoned B. machines D. choose the best answer to each question.. cancelled C. ……………. ……………. 6.. Write your answer (A. accurate C. A. while during the fifteenth century the term “reading” undoubtedly meant reading aloud. A. making C. 9..The Second World War (8) _____the development of television. ……………. with the first mass TV audience watching the baseball World Series in the USA in 1947. the number of potential listeners decline and 8 . 1. real 2. chain 3. waited 9. After the war. doing 5. Examinations of factors related to the historical development of silent reading have revealed that it became the usual mode of reading for most adults mainly because the tasks themselves changed in character. ……………. observation B. relied 4. affected C. 10. A. delayed D. until B. B. The last century saw a steady gradual increase in literacy and thus in the number of readers. ago B. transported 7. A. specific D. Read the passage below and 3. transferred D. …………. link D. boxes C. A. A. 2. came about simply because reading aloud was a distraction to others. connection B. awareness C... ……………. notice D. sets B. television had captured the (10) _____ of the whole world. As the number of readers increases. ……………. television (9) _____ began to flood the market. II. Within a few years. Only during the nineteenth century did silent reading become commonplace. going B. later 8. 7. before C. attention Your answers: 1.. C or D) in the numbered box.. up to D. then 6. ……………. pushed B. however. resulted B. coming D. of assuming that silent reading.. …………….. One should be wary. (10 points) Reading to oneself is a modern activity which was almost unknown to the scholars of the classical and medieval words. A. after D. 8. 5. A. A.. ……………. after C. models 10. cycle C. sent C. depended D. A.

cultural and technological changes in the century had greatly altered what the term “reading” implied.” A. 1. so came the flourishing of reading as a private activity in such public places as libraries. there was still considerable argument over whether books should be used for information or treated respectfully and over whether the reading of materials such as newspapers was in some mentally weakening. where reading aloud would cause distraction to other readers. As reading for the benefit of listeners grew less common. Towards the end of the century. railway carriages and offices.thus there was some reduction in the need to read aloud. a change in the nature of reading D. Reading aloud was more common in the medieval world because______ A. the development of libraries C. flourished mainly because of______ A. most preferable. silent reading had not been discovered C. the decreasing number of listeners 9 . people relied on reading for entertainment. an increase in the number of books. especially in public places. C. attracting attention D. an increase in the average age of readers. However. the old shared literacy culture had gone and was replaced by the printed mass media on the one hand and by books and periodicals for a specialized readership on the other. for the oral reader. there were few places available for private reading D. for everybody’s use B. few people could read to themselves. The development of silent reading during the last century indicated______ A. B. 4. the decreasing need to read aloud B. widely used 3. The social. Indeed. whatever its virtues. students were being recommended to adopt attitudes to books and to use reading skills which were inappropriate. By the end of the twentieth century. this argument remains with us still in education. Silent reading. a change in the status of literate people. C. 2. The word “commonplace” in the first paragraph mostly means “______ . B. the increase in literacy D. if not impossible.

. ……………. a status for reader specialized in mass media. is interested in spoken language 8. 10. encourage the growth of reading Your answers: 1. ……………. the diversity of reading materials .. 2. the specialized readership C. 9. takes part in an audition D. …………. an alteration in educationalists’ attitudes D. ……………. a change in the reader’s interest C. It can be inferred that the emergence of the mass media and specialized reading materials was an indication of_____ A. 7. The writer of this passage is attempting to______ A.. 6.. The change in reading habits was partly due to the social. practices reading to an audience C... 5.5. ……………. a limited number of readers in a particular area of knowledge C. 10. a requirement for readers in a particular area of knowledge B. explain how reading habits have developed B. 3. D. ……………. a reading volume for particular professionals. ……………. The phrase “a specialized readership” in paragraph 4 mostly means “______ ” A. show how reading methods have improved D. Not all printed mass media was appropriate for reading aloud C. ……………. Reading aloud was more common in the past than it is today B. cultural and technological changes. The decline of reading aloud was wholly due to its distracting effect D. ……………. 4. ……………. an improvement of printing techniques 6. 8. 7. the inappropriate reading skills B. 10 ... change people’s attitudes to reading C. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE according to the passage? A. is good at public speaking B. the print mass media 9. D.. The phrase “oral reader” in the last paragraph mostly means “a person who______ ” A. All of the following might be the factors that effected the continuation of the old shard literacy culture EXCEPT ____ A. a decline of standards of literacy B..

Stay calm B. Remembering the difficult bits E. _____________ There is nothing worse than being disorganized. Make a list of your exams and what you need to learn beforehand. or using a different book which covers things from a new angle. Once you’ve learnt the main points. If you have a plan and stick to it. You could try working with a group of friends. Whatever it is. There is one extra heading which you do not need to use. and then drew up a timetable covering all the topics. Reward yourself G.III. ___________ Rather than have to work through masses of notes very time you revise something. so that you know if and when you get there. 1. 2. it will help you check your progress and show you if you need to change your plans. (5 points) Lists of Heading A.G for each part (1-5) of the article. Be organized C. but it makes sure you don’t miss out anything important. Write down the main points F. You can then work out what you need to do on a weekly basis and when you are going to do it. 11 . But every now and then it might be helpful to try a different method. It doesn’t seem as much to learn that way. Choose the most appropriate heading from the list A. Vary the way you revise D. The first has been done as example. ______________ By now you’ll probably have discovered the method of revision which suits you best. By having an aim for each week. 3. or even each day. try nothing down things you want to remember on a piece of paper. just try something different occasionally. Set yourself targets HOT TIPS FOR STAYING COOL AT EXAM TIME 0 _______G_____ It’s always good to know what you’re aiming for. you won’t end up cramming all your revision into the last few hours!. rewrite them on another piece of paper without looking at your notes.

dry days. ______________ Some things are almost impossible to remember.studies throughout Europe show a steady growth in the number of sufferers in the past 20 years. an itchy or sore throat and watery eyes. When sufferers come into contact with pollen-laden air. like other allergies..a stuffy. Although the hay fever season peaks in June and July. some people are allergic to trees pollens releases in February and March (2) ___. (5 points) Hay fever is the most common allergy there is. Give it your best shot. It determines when hay fever season starts (3) ___. 3.. it seems to run in families. damp days. Try recording them onto a cassette and keep playing it back to yourself. Wind dilutes pollen. What’s more it’s on the increase.(4) ___. so sufferers should make for the coast where sea breezes blow the pollen away.on a personal stereo if you have got one!. ______________ Not too many people like exams and most of us get nervous.. Weather is all-important. It is widespread among children and teenagers. ……………. their immune system starts working overtime which is dispersed into the air during spring and summer which trigger all the classic hay fever symptoms. ……………. But if you’ve followed your plan and put the effort into revising.and higher on hot. the later the season. One of the suggested answers does not fit at all.that’s all that anyone can expect of you. ……………. Mountain regions are another haven (5) 12 . It’s actually caused by pollen from trees. Read the following text and then choose from A-F the best phrase to fill each of the blank. IV. on a mirror or on the bathroom door. so you may need to do something unusual to help you remember. Hay fever has little to do with hay. 2.. Your answers: 1.4. grasses and weeds (1) ___. Try writing them down in large letters and bright colors and sticking them on the fridge. then there is not need to worry or panic. ……………. runny nose. sneezing.. you are also prone to hay fever if you have another allergy and. 5 . 5. Pollen counts are lower on dull.The cooler and drier the spring. 4. ……………. Hopefully these tips will have helped you.

. In low-lying grassland regions the counts can be five times higher than in cities.... A...... 3. 3. which can make the problem worse Your answers: 1. (5 points) 1. Math was my worst subject at school. The team is the same as it was for last Sunday’s match... ……………. and how much pollen is in the air each day D. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence.... 4. ……………. Do not change the word given... More rubbish is being recycled as a result of people's greater environmental awareness.... …………….. (5 points) 1.. It wasn’t my fault that she lost the money.. My brother works better when he is pressed for time. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means the same as the sentence printed before it..... Cities also have lower pollen counts than country areas.... Through ……………………………………………………………………………. 5. as their climate and altitude keep counts low E... 2......... PART IV: WRITING (20 marks) I.... There aren’t any other books that explain this problem so well.... using the word given. There was…………………………………………………………………………. II.. ……………. although they often grow out of it F. 4.. 5.. …………….___. although there’s now evidence that city pollutants can bring on hay fever symptoms... There have ………………………………………………………………………. when less pollens is lifted off the plants C.. _ In few …………………………………………………………………………….. and others react to weed pollens that are around from spring to autumn B........ become 13 .. The less……………………………………………………………………………. 2.

.............................................. soon.......... ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………................................................................................ Global travel is on the increase........................ It's very difficult to hear the difference between their voices on the phone............................................. change There ……………………………………………………… books................ .............................. on the phone.... ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………......................................................................................... around the world........ apart It’s very difficult …………………………………………................................................. 3....................................................... more rubbish.................... numbers There are …………………………………………….. 5.................. Books are just as popular nowadays as they used to be..................... ……………………………………………………………………………………………… …………….................................. down This building ……………………………………...................................................................... They plan to demolish this building in the near future........................................................................................................................................................... Write a paragraph about the quantities of a good teacher (± 200 words) (10pts) ……………………………………………………………………………………………… …………….............. III.................................................................................................................................... 2........ 4............. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………................................ 14 ................. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………......................... ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………...........................................................................As they ………………………………………………........