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Grade 10

THE SECOND SEMESTER EXAM

Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the others. 1. A. theatre B. birthday C. southern D. cathedral 2. A. sugar B. television C. Asia D. sure 3. A. school B. chemistry C. scholar D. machine Choose the word that has main stress placed differently fromthat of the others. 4. A. convenient B. destination C. population D. representative 5. A. divide B. locate C. species D. conserve Choose the word or phrase A, B, C or D that best completes each of the sentences. 6. Hue is famous _________its Imperial City. A. for B. on C. with D. to 7. Have you seen the place _________the graduation ceremony will be held? A. in that B. which C. in where D. where 8. _________New York is not the capital of the United States, it is the home of the United Nations. A. Because B. In spite of C. Because of D. Although 9. “How was the exam?” ~ “ Well, it was _________we expected. A. easiest B. more easy to C. more easy than D. easier than 10.New York city was founded by the Dutch in 1624. A. set up B. situated C. established D. A&C 11.The Great Pyramid is _________than the Taj Mahal. A. more older B. much older C. older D. more old 12.Nguyen Du, _________ “Kieu’s Story” was translated into many foreign languages, was one of the greatest Vietnamese poets. A. who B. whose C. that D. which 13.New York is _________by its hundreds of tall offices and apartment buildings. A. found B. impressed C. symbolised D. characterised 14.Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam is a famous _________and cultural site in Hanoi. A. history B. historical C. historic D. historian 15.Unless the biodiversity were _________, marine life would be at stake. A. overcame B. made C. maintained D. provided 16.She plays _________guitar very well. She is an accomplished guitarist. A. a B. an C. the D. Ø 17.A: Oh, no! I missed my bus. -B: That’s okay. I _________you a lift home. A. want to give B. will give C. am going to give D. really like to give 18.Tokyo, _________was badly damaged in World War II, has recovered quickly. A. who B. whose C. that D. which 19.If I _________wings, _________take an airplane to fly home. A. have/ won't have to C. had/ wouldn't have B. have/ will have to D. had/ didn't have to 20. A: You really have a good voice, Lan! -B: __________. It’s kind of you to say so. A. Not at all B. Congratulation C. Thank you D. you’re welcome 21.I don’t think she _________us with our problem. A. is going to help B. going to help C. help D. will help 22. “ What was the score of the World Cup 1950 final?” B: “__________________” A. to two by one B. by two of one C. by two to one D. by twice to once 23. Computers_________since 1940s. A. is used B. was used C. are used D. have been used 24. By July 2006, the world had witnessed eighteen World Cup tournaments. A. hosted B. planned C. noticed D. seen 25. She took a bus _________be late for work. A. in order to not B. to not C. so as not to D. A & C Choose the underlined part that needs correcting.
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EXAM A B C D 27. What constitutes the core of Hanoi? ______________________________________________________________________________ 37. The city (35)______three sections: the Royal Citadel. who is my oldest sister. has been working for Prudential Insurance Company nearly 5 years. [Constitute: make up or form. it was in good condition. episode: event] 36. are D. Ø B. What did the turtle grab? ______________________________________________________________________________ 40. Built (33)______the northern bank of (34)______Perfume River. Who named the lake after this episode? ______________________________________________________________________________ ------THE END-----Page 2 THE SECOND SEMESTER . A. Hoa. If you had listened to the lesson carefully . and (32)______completed in 1832. the Imperial City was influenced by the style of French architect Vauban. for B. under the reign of Emperor Gia Long. A. and was completed in 1832. A B C D 30. When did a large turtle come? ______________________________________________________________________________ 39. aggressor: invader. under the reign of Emperor Gia Long. above B. secure: protect. The turtle grabbed his sword that had secured victory against the Minh aggressors and restored it to its place. 31. was B. were C. Lake of the Restored Sword. A B C D 29. is 33. Emperor Le Thai To named the lake after this episode. on 34. comprised B.A. in C. Despite the house was small and old. in C. comprises Read the text and answer the questions below.Grade 10 THE SECOND SEMESTER 26. an D. for A B C D 28. at D. HOAN KIEM LAKE Hoan Kiem Lake constitutes the core of Hanoi. under the reign of Emperor Minh Mang. A. on 32.It was not until 2004 that Mary didn’t worked for the United Nations. in which a large turtle came towards him while he was boating on the lake. A B C D Read the passage below and choose the correct word for each blank space. you would understand it. the Imperial Enclosure and the Forbidden Purple City. at D. HUE IMPERIAL CITY Construction of the Imperial City started (31)______1805. a 35. Its other name. will comprise D. the C. was derived from a legend about Emperor Le Thai To. comprising C. A. Nam was in a hurry so not to miss his first class. What’s its other name? ______________________________________________________________________________ 38.

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