Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi cấp tỉnh năm học 2009 - 2010 môn thi : tiếng anh – lớp 9 – thcs thời gian làm bài: 150 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)

II. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle A, B, C or D. (3.0 pts)

1. The weather has turned _____ .

 A. coldy and windily B. coldly and windy C. cold and windy D. cold and windily

2. Nobody is ready,_____?

A. is he B. isn’t he C. are they D. aren’t they

3. He was pleased to have the _____ to hear such a fine musician play his favourite piece of music.

A. occasion B. possibility C. opportunity D. fate


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ubnd tØnh b¾c ninh Sè ph¸ch (do héi ®ång ghi) §Ò chÝnh thøc së gi¸o dôc vµ ®µo t¹o ®Ò thi chän häc sinh giái cÊp tØnh n¨m häc 2009 - 2010 M«n thi : TIÕNG ANH – líp 9 – THcs Thêi gian lµm bµi: 150 phót (Kh«ng kÓ thêi gian giao ®Ò) Ngµy thi 14 th¸ng 4 n¨m 2010 ============== §iÓm bµi thi: B»ng sè (b»ng ch÷ ..) Ch÷ ký cña ng­êi chÊm thi: Sè 1 .. Sè 2: . ___________________________________________________________________ (Chó ý: ThÝ sinh lµm bµi vµo ®Ò thi nµy) (§Ò thi gåm cã 05 trang) PART I. PRONUNCIATION - Vocabulary - GRAMMAR (10 pts) I. Circle the word whose underlined part is differently pronounced from the others (1.pt) 1. A. harassment B. statement C. paperwork D. vacating 2. A. account B.adjourn C. announcement D. voucher 3. A. pension B. compensate C. security D. secretary 4. A. pins B. ringbinders C. files D. stamps 5. A. technology B. puncher C.pitching D. dispatch 6. A. vision B. mission C. fusion D. confusion 7. A. headache B. stomach C. moustache D. chemist 8. A. danced B. lived C. arrived D. loved 9. A. germ B. gas C. gain D. goods 10. A. faith B. failure C. fainted D. fairly II. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. Circle A, B, C or D. (3.0 pts) 1. The weather has turned _____ . A. coldy and windily B. coldly and windy C. cold and windy D. cold and windily 2. Nobody is ready,_____? A. is he B. isn’t he C. are they D. aren’t they 3. He was pleased to have the _____ to hear such a fine musician play his favourite piece of music. A. occasion B. possibility C. opportunity D. fate 4. _____ I had met him twice before, I didn’t recognise him. A. Although B. However C. If D. But 5. I wish you’d stop chatting and _____ with some work. A. get down B. get on C. come on D. come back 6. He won $ 200.000, _____ he gave his parents. A. half of which B. half of that C. half of them D. half of it 7. The bus company has _____ the fare by 50%. A. raised B. arisen C. rose D. risen 8. It’s time you _____ back to your work A. go B. went C. have gone D. shall go 9. There was no _____ in waiting longer than half an hour so we left. A. good B. point C. worth D. use 10. If we built more hospitals, we could _____ better care of people. A. get B. do C. give D. take 11. Twenty-five dollars _____ too much to pay for that shirt. A. is B. are C. were D. been 12. The kidnappers have been caught, and the child is no longer _____ danger. A. on B. in C. at D. of 13. Jim’s parents wouldn’t _____ him go to the demonstration. A. agree B. allow C. permit D. let 14. Tony always goes to work _____ his car. A. on B. by C. in D. with 15. Hoa is very good at _____ English A. speak B. to speak C. speaking D. speaks III. Choose the best word or phrase with the same meaning as the underlined part. Circle A, B, C or D. (1.0 pt) 1. What would happen if the water resources were made dirty? A. run out B. restricted C. polluted D. destroyed 2. Most people who live in apartments are urban dwellers. A. of a village B. of a city C. wealthy D. famous 3. He was proud of his son’s accomplishment. A. first attempt B. endurance C. determination D. achievement 4. They extended the road for ten more miles. A. lengthened B. repaired C. planned D. constructed 5. It is risky to climb to the top of that tree. A. unusual B. normal C. dangerous D. brave IV. Each of these sentences contains 1 mistake. Find and correct them. (1.0pt) 1. The police is now investigating the robbery that took place in our neighborhood last night. . 2. There was a slight disagreement between committee members of the Club, regarding their trip next month. . 3. My pen has very few ink in it; so could you give me some? . 4. Either William or his brother have to do this. . 5. It is hoped that the develop countries will be less selfish in their economic policies and help the poorer nations. . V. Give the correct form of the words in bold in the same line. Write your answers on the numbered blanks. (2.0 pt) 1. My teacher ............ me to take this exam. (courage) 2. He has the ......... to become a professional football player. (able) 3. Give me something to drink please! I'm dying of .......... (thirsty) 4. We try to bring our work to ........................ (satisfy) 5. The ................................ of the question was requested. (repeat) 6. The teacher checks for regular ........ (attend) 7. The roads are rough in .................................... areas, so it's hard to travel by car. (mountain) 8. The people whose houses are to be demolishes when the new road is rebuild will be ........................................ outside the city. (house) 9. My mother wants me to have this photograph .. (large) 10. Who is the ... of this wonderful work of art? (create) VI. Supply the correct tenses of the VERBS in bracket in either active or passive voice (2 pts) Every ten minutes, one species of animal, plant, or insect (1) _____________ (die) out for ever. If nothing is done about it, one million species that are alive today (2) _____________ (become) extinct twenty years from now. Fortunately, somebody is trying to do something about it. In 1961, the World Wildlife Fund (3) _____________ (found) – a small group of people who (4) _____________ (want) to raise money to save animals and plants from extinction. Today, the World Wildlife Fund is a large international organization. It (5) _____________ (raise) over 35 million pounds for conservation projects, and has given support to National Parks in six continents. It (6) _____________ (help) 30 mammals and birds – including the tiger - to survive. Perhaps this is not much, but it is a start. If more people (7) _____________ (give) more money – and if more governments wake up to what (8) _____________ (happen) – perhaps the World Wildlife Fund (9) _____________ (be) able to help us avoid the disaster that (10) _____________ (threaten) the natural world, and all of us with it. PART II. READING (6.0 pts) I. Choose the word that best fits each of the blanks in the following passage. Circle A, B, C or D to indicate your answers. (2.0pts) Are you one of the thousands of people who eagerly follow every new (1)_____ that appears? Or are you one of those who go to the shops and just buy (2)_____ they can find in their size that (3)_____ them? Or perhaps you order from a mail-order catalogue, and then have to send everything back because nothing fits? Whatever kind of shopper you are, one thing is certain. Every one finds clothes important. (4)_____ a recent survey, people spend more time (5)_____ buying clothes or thinking about buying them, or looking at them in shop windows, than they do on most other products, apart from food. And the reason is obvious. Clothes are an important part of our appearance. At work, you may need to impress a customer, or persuade the boss that you know what you are doing, and clothes certainly help. Well dressed people, so they say, get on in the world. And as far as attracting the opposite sex is concerned, clothes also play a vital role. (6)_____ a friend who has been wearing the same old jacket or the same old dress suddenly appears in the (7)_____ fashion, you can be sure that romance is in the air. And apart from work and romance, there are the (8)_____ of sport, music and leisure on the way we dress. So excuse me while I (9)_____ on my tracksuit and training shoes. I’m just dashing off (10)_____ some fast window-shopping. 1 A. appearance B. fashion C. uniform D. dress 2 A. whatever B. whoever C. whichever D. however 3 A. matches B. suits C. takes D. couples 4 A. On account of B. Because of C. According to D. Due to 5 A. but B. either C. or D. nor 6 A. If B. Because C. Although D. Unless 7 A. last B. minute C. latest D. complete 8 A. affects B. benefits C. conveniences D. influences 9 A. have B. dress C. wear D. put 10 A. in B. for C. to D. toward II. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. Circle A, B, C or D to indicate your answers.(1.0 pt) The search for alternative sources of energy has led in various directions. Many communities are burning garbage and other biological waste products to produce electricity. Converting waste products to gases or oil is also an efficient way to dispose of waste. Experimental work is being done to derive synthetic fuels from coal, oil shale and coal tars. But to date, the process has proven expensive. Other experiments are underway to harness power with giant windmills. Geothermal power, heart form earth, is also being tested. Some experts expect utility companies to revive hydroelectric power derived form streams and rivers. Fifty years ago hydroelectric power provided one third of the electricity used in the United States, but today it supplies only four percent. The oceans are another potential source of energy. Scientists are studying ways to convert the energy of ocean currents, tides and waves to electricity. Experiments are also underway to make use of the temperature differences in ocean water to produce energy. 1. Which is the best title of the passage? A. The Use of Water Productions for Energy. B. The Search for Alternative Sources of Energy. C. Efficient Ways of Disposing of Waste. D. New Discoveries in Geothermal Power. 2. Fifty years ago one third of the electricity in the United States was provided by.. A. wind B. waste products C. water D. oil 3. In the second paragraph, the phrase “synthetic fuels” could best be replaced by which of the following? A. Biological fuels B. Low burning fuels C. Fast burning fuels D. Artificial made fuels 4. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage as an alternative source of energy? A. Electricity B. Geothermal power C. Synthetic Fuels D. Burning of garbage 5. According to the author, the impracticality of using coal, oil shale and coal tars as sources of energy is due to. A. their being time consuming B. their being money consuming C. the scarcity of sources D. the lack of technology III. Read the following passage. Choose from the sentences (A-G) below which best fits in each numbered gap(1-5). There is one extra sentence which you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning(0). (1.0pt) Carnival is definitely not a spectator sport. It’s very difficult to get carried away by the atmosphere unless (0)___G___ and by that I mean wearing a disguise of some kind, even if it’s nothing more than a mask or a funny hat. In fact, the number of people (1)_____ is usually fairly small, so you will almost certainly be conspicious out of fancy dress. You are bound to regret not having gone to a bit of trouble when (2)_____ having the time of their lives. Ask a friend to lend you a costume if (3)_____. You may even find that (4)_____ . If all else fails, you can always improvise with old streets and clothes, after all, you don’t have to look spectacular, elegant or beautiful, but you should try to enter into the spirit of the festivities if (5)_____ . A. you do not have one D. they are available for hire somewhere B. who do not bother to dress up E. you want to enjoy them C. who don’t want to make trouble F. you see every body else G. you are taking part yourself IV. Fill in each numbered space with one suitable word. (2.0 pt) I’d like to talk about some of the problems that students face (1)__________ they follow a course of study through the medium of English (2)___________ English is not their mother tongue. The problems can be (3)__________ into three broad categories: psychological, cultural and linguistic. The first two categories mainly affect those (4)__________ come to study in Britain. I’ll comment only briefly on these two categories and then spend most of the time looking at linguistic difficulties apply to everyone. Some of the common psychological problems really involve fear of the unknown: for (5)__________, whether one’s acedemic studies will be too difficult. Looking at the cultural problems, we can see that some of them are of a very practical nature, e.g arranging satisfactory accommodation. Others are less easy to define. (6)__________ largest category seems to be linguistic. Let’s look at this (7)__________ some detail. Most students, in their (8)____________ countries, will have little opportunity to practise using (9)____________ . When foreign learners first have the opportunity to speak to an English-speaking person they may have a shock: they often have great (10)___________ in understanding. PART III. WRITING: (4.0 pts) I. Finish the second sentence in each pair in such a way that it means the same as the sentence before it. (2.0 pts) 1. He has never been on board a ship before. This is the first ...... 2. David finds it easy to make friends. David has ........ 3. Finish eating first, then you can watch TV. You can’t watch TV...... 4. In spite of her tiredness, she managed to finish her work. Although . 5. No messages have come for me, have they? There have ... 6. When he drinks a lot, he gets very bad. The more........ 7. I regret not buying any tickets for the concert. I wish .... 8. My advice to you is to go to the doctor’s. If I...... 9. A doctor is taking his temperature He is having....... 10. I was not familiar with that kind of computer. It was a ...... II. Write the second sentence in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence. Use the word given in brackets and other words as necessary. Do not change the form of the given word. (1.0 pt) 1. He drove so carelessly that he had an accident last month. (such) .. 2. Dicken’s last novel was unfinished when he died. (without) .. 3. Mark is too young to see the horror film. (enough) .. 4. Everyone but Jane failed to produce the correct answer. (succeeded) .. 5. “How about going to the concert?” said John. (suggested) .. III. Write meaningful sentences using suggested words. (1.0 pts). train/ already leave/ before/ I/ get/ station 2. what/ happen/ if/ there/ no plants/ earth? 3. we/ now/ face/ problem/ overpopulation 4. if/ you/ not help/ I/ not meet/ my brother/ last month 5. you/ never/ will/ regret/ do/such/ kind action __________The end___________

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