Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi lớp 9 năm học 2013 - 2014 môn: tiếng anh thời gian: 150 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)

1. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the other words in each group by circling A, B, C, or D. (3 x 0,2 = 0,6 pt)

1. A. prayed B. divided C. arrived D. seemed

2. A. means B. rests C. drinks D. surfs

3. A. hobby B. hard C. hour D. hungry

 

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PHÒNG GD&ĐT THANH OAI ĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 9 NĂM HỌC 2013 - 2014 ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC Môn: Tiếng Anh Thời gian: 150 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề) Đề thi gồm có: 06 trang (Học sinh làm bài trực tiếp vào các tờ đề này) Điểm Họ tên, chữ kí của người chấm thi số 1 Số phách Bằng số: Bằng chữ: ... Họ tên, chữ kí của người chấm thi số 2 A. PHONETICS: 1. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the other words in each group by circling A, B, C, or D. (3 x 0,2 = 0,6 pt) 1. A. prayed B. divided C. arrived D. seemed 2. A. means B. rests C. drinks D. surfs 3. A. hobby B. hard C. hour D. hungry 2. Select A, B, C or D to indicate the word whose stress position is different from the rest. (5 x 0,2 = 1 pt) 4. A. morning B. college C. arrive D. famous 5. A. writer B. teacher C. builder D. career 6. A. attend B. option C. rely D. become 7. A. television B. environment C. activity D. geography 8. A. eleven B. yesterday C. attitude D. demomstrate B. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR 3. Choose the word or phrase that best completes each sentence (10 x 0,2 = 2 pts) 9. She speaks Chinese as ______ as I do A. good B. better C. very good D. well 10. Jim is five centimeters ______ than Tom. A. taller B. tallest C. high D. tall 11. The harder she works, the _______ money she earns A. better B. much C. more D. less 12. Lucy answered the questions _______ than Sarah. A. intelligent B. more intelligently C. most intelligent D. more intelligent 13. I knew they were talking about me ______ they stopped when I entered the room. A. because B. so that C. despite D. therefore 14. The librarian told us not ______ reference books out of the library. A. to take B. taking C. take D. took 15. When I came to visit her last night , she ______ a bath . A. had B. was having C. were having D. is having 16. He has really worked hard so far, ______ he? A. does B. has C. doesn’t D. hasn’t 17. Nobody liked the film, ______ ? A. does he B. doesn’t he C. did they D. didn’t they 18. ______ the students in my class enjoy taking part in social activities. A. Many B. Most C. Most of D. The number of 4. Choose the best answer from A, B, C, or D. (10 x 0,2 = 2 pts) 19. The house was very small ________ they enjoyed living there. A. but B. as C. because D. since 20. I’m really angry with her. She is always ________ so to me. A. says B. saying C. to say D. says 21. I don’t know many people in the neighborhood. I wish that I ________ more people. A. know B. have known C. will kow D. knew 22. It’s so hot today. Let’s go out for a drink, ________? A. will we B. do we C. should we D. shall we 23. The train will leave in five minutes so you ________ better hurry up. A. had B. should C. will D. would 24. I don’t remember ________ this machine. Can you show me how? A. however B. to operate C. how to operate D. whatever 25. Susan was very pleased ________ the birthday present her father gave her. A. of B. with C. from D. to 26. He’s a ________ drinker and can nearly always be found in the hotel bar. A. full B. strong C. heavy D. high 27. The novels ________by Mark Twain attract a lot of children. A. writing B. written C. being written D. to be written 28. Tim: Would you mind lending me your dictionary? Paul: ________. A. Yes, let’s B. Great C. No, of course not D. Yes. Here you are Your answers: 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 5. Write the correct form of the words given in capital letters: (12 x 0,2 = 2,4 pts) 29. The sale of jeans stooped growing because the ..economic situation got worse. (WORLD) 30. All passengers must complete a visa form upon .. at airport. (ARRIVE) 31. They had to walk about 500m from the parking lot to the. (ENTER) 32. The bus left the highway and turned into a smaller road .. (WEST) 33. They are listening to the public ... (ANNOUNCE) 34. People can use the telephone to communicate with friends and relatives by means of short message ... or chatting. ( COMMUNICATE ) 35. The knife is .. because it can’t cut anything. (USE) 36. She has many .. projects. (SCIENCE) 37. My teacher ..me to take this examination. (COURAGE) 38. The old hotel we used to stay at has been .. (MODERN) 39. Every week there are two .. from Ha Noi to Hue. (FLY) 40. He is one of the most famous ..in the world. (INVIRONMENT) 6. There is a mistake in each of the following sentences. Find and correct it(10 x 0,2 = 2 pts) 41. Children should not be allowed to watch the lately film on TV when they have to get up early for school. ->.............. 42. They who arrive early will get the best selection of seats. ->..... 43. Either my sister or the neighbors is looking after the dog. ->.. 44. The progress made in space travel for the early 1960s was remarkable. -> 45. There was a very interesting news on the radio this morning about the earthquake in Italy. ->. 46. The person sits next to me is someone I’ve never met. -> 47. This is our new employee. Will you show him how sending a fax? ->... 48. They asked me what did happen last night, but I was unable to tell them. ->... 49. Each student studying chemistry have to spend at least three hours per week in the laboratory. ->. 50. The little boy’s mother bought him a five speeds racing bicycle for his birthday. -> C. READING COMPREHENSION 7. Read the passage and circle the best option to complete the passage: (10 x 0,2 = 2 pts) The Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest body of water. It (51) a third of the Earth’s surface, having an area of 179,7 million (52)kilometers, significantly larger than Earth’s entire landmass, with room for another Africa to spare. (53)approximately 15,500 kilometers from the Bering Sea in the Arctic to the icy margins of Antarctica’s Ross Sea in the south, the Pacific (54) about 25,000 islands. Some scientists state that the Pacific Ocean may be shrinking while the Atlantic Ocean is increasing (55)size. However, the Pacific is not always (56) The lands around the Pacific are (57)..volcanoes and often affected by the earthquakes. Tsunamis, caused by (58) earthquakes, have devastated many islands and destroyed entire towns. The Pacific ocean is generally believed (59) warmer than the Atlantic ocean. The ocean was sighted by Europeans early in the 16th century, first by Vasco Balboa (1513) and then by Ferdinand Magellan, (60) crossed the Pacific during his circumnavigation from 1519 to 1522. 51. A. discovers B. covers C. recovers D. takes 52. A. square B. round C. rectangle D. sphere 53. A. Widening B. Broadening C. Enlarging D. Extending 54. A. confirms B. controlled C. contains D. consists 55. A. in B. at C. of D. for 56. A. peace B. peaceful C. peacefully D. peacefulness 57. A. crowded with B. familiar with C. accustomed D. full of 58. A. underground B. undercharge C. undersea D. undercoat 59. A. to be B. be C. being D. been 60. A. that B. who C. what D. whom 8. Read the following passage and choose the best option to finish each of the sentences below. (50 x 0,2 = 1 pt) Rice is a kind of grass. There are more than seven kinds of rice. Most kinds are water plants. Farmers grow rice in many countries even in the southern part of the United States and in Eastern Australia. No one really knows where rice comes from. Some scientists think it started to grow in two places. They think that one kind of rice grew in Southern Asia thousands of years ago. Someone in China wrote about it almost five thousand years ago. Another kind probably grew in West Africa. Other scientists think rice came from India, and India travelers took it to other parts of the world. There are two main ways to grow rice. Upland rice grows in dry soil. Most rice grows in wet soil. People in many countries do all of the work by hand. This is the same way farmers worked hundreds of years ago. Some countries now use machines on their rice farm. The farmers all use fertilizer. Some insects are enemies of rice. Farmers poison them. Questions: 61. Rice is a kind of . A . tree B . plant C . flower D . animal 62. Some scientists think that rice started to grow in two places: .. A . Southern Asia and America B . China and West Africa C . India and China D . Southern Asia and West Africa 63. Down land rice grows in .. a . dry land B . hard soil C . wet soil D . soft soil 64. “ Farmer poison them” means .. A . they kill insects B . they feed insects C . they die of insects D . they help insects 9. Read the following passage and then choose the correct answer A, B, C or D. (5 x 0,4 = 2 pts) One of the most important discoveries of the nineteenth century was a method of using natural gas for cooking and heating. Large amounts of natural gas are found in the United States, usually several feet below the surface of the earth. Natural gas is most often found in places where petroleum, the oil from which gasoline is made, is found. Often the natural gas must be removed before the oil itself can be reached. For many years after natural gas was first discovered, it was thought to have no value. Finally, however, people began to understand its use and to find ways of storing it and moving it from place to place. Today natural gas is stored in large tanks and used for lighting, cooking and heating. It has also been used for electric generators and hybrid cars recently. In many ways natural gas is one of our finest fuels. It can be used for cooking without making the room hot. It is cheap and can be moved easily from one place to another through long pipelines, some of which are hundreds of miles in length. 65. It can be inferred from the passage that ________. A. natural gas is useless B. people once wasted natural gas C. natural gas is moved in trucks D. natural gas is found where there is no petroleum 66. This passage as a whole is about ________. A. discovering natural gas B. finding petroleum C. using natural gas and petroleum D. natural gas and its use 67. Which of the following is NOT true about natural gas? A. It is not used for heating. B. It moves through pipes. C. It is cheap. D. It can be stored. 68. According to the passage, the easiest way to move natural gas from one place to another is . A. to liquidize it and move it through pipelines. B. to liquidize it and move it by trucks. C. through pipelines. D. to store it in large tanks to move. 69. How many uses of natural gas are mentioned? A. two B. three C. four D. five Write your answers here: 1.. 2.......................... 3........................... 4........................... 5.......................... D. WRITING 10. Use the words to make sentences (5 x 0,4 = 2 pts) 70. this video film/so interesting/I/see/twice . 71. Ten thousand cars/make/Vietnam/so far. . 72. It/difficult/learn/English/without/good dictionary. . 73. I/apologise/him/not able/arrive/on time. . 74. we/had to take another road/get/city/centre/as one of/bridges/repair. 11. In about 200 words, write about Thanh Oai District. You may use the following guideline (Position/landscape/people) (3.0pts)

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