Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi cấp tỉnh môn Tiếng Anh lớp 12 năm học 2016 - 2017 có file nghe và đáp án
Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi cấp tỉnh môn Tiếng Anh lớp 12
Tham khảo Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi cấp tỉnh môn Tiếng Anh lớp 12 năm học 2016 - 2017 có file nghe và đáp án này sẽ giúp các bạn học sinh phát huy tư duy, năng khiếu môn Tiếng Anh trước kì thi học sinh giỏi sắp tới. Mời các bạn cùng tham khảo.
I. LISTENING (50 points)
HƯỚNG DẪN PHẦN THI NGHE HIỂU
- Bài nghe gồm 4 phần, mỗi phần được nghe 2 lần, mỗi lần cách nhau 15 giây, mở đầu và kết thúc mỗi phần nghe có tín hiệu.
- Mở đầu và kết thúc bài nghe có tín hiệu nhạc. Thí sinh có 3 phút để hoàn chỉnh bài trước tín hiệu nhạc kết thúc bài nghe.
- Mọi hướng dẫn cho thí sinh (bằng Tiếng Anh) đã có trong bài nghe.
Part 1: For questions 16-20, listen to a talk about the origins of James Bond and choose the best answer (A, B, C, or D) according to what you hear. Write your answers in the correspoding numbered boxes provided. 0 has been done as an example.
Example: 0. The fiction spy James Bond was created by ______?
A. Jane Austen B. J.K. Rowling C. Thomas Hardy D. Ian Fleming
1. What was the name of Ian Fleming's Jamaican estate, where he created the character?
A. Goldenball B. Goldeneye C. Thunderball D. No information
2. Which of these statements about the fictional spy James Bond is false?
A. Ian Fleming enjoyed bird watching.
B. "James Bond" was named after the author of a book about spying.
C. Ian Fleming based the character on himself.
D. James Bond's exploits were inspired by a real life spy
3. Which of these film titles is said to be the Bond family motto, (or coat of arms)?
A. You Only Live Twice B. Live and Let Die
C. The World is not Enough D. No information
4. The code name '007' gives James Bond _______.
A. A licence to kill B. A licence to thrill
C. A licence to spy D. No information
5. In which book did James Bond first make his appearance?
A. Dr No B. Goldfinger
C. Casino Royale D. No information
Part 2: For questions 6-15, listen to a piece of news from npr about low gas prices in 2016 and supply the blanks with the missing information. Write NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS and/or A NUMBER taken from the recording for each answer in the spaces provided.
Crude oil (6) __________________________ to the lowest price in nearly a decade. Accordingly, the average U.S. household has saved an estimated $700 this year and drivers can expect more savings in 2016.
Thanks to lower prices, Brady can do volunteer more easily and (7) _________________________.
According to Kloza, the prices of gas tend to increase when refineries have to (8) ________________________ or (9) __________________________that produce less smog in the summer.
To show their concern about the environment, the U.S pledged in Paris to reduce (10) ____________________________ and address climate change.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability is doubtful about (11) __________________________ as the choices will be a big factor that members of the (12) ________________________ make.
It is suspected that they will continue to embrace things like (13) __________________________or and more efficient hybrid and electric cars.
Myers Jaffe says that the trend of sharing or renting cars at weekends will have a negative impact on the (14) __________________________ and positive on climate solutions.
Low prices can make the big oil states like Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia less stable and if one of those countries experiences (15) __________________________ or even falls, the reduction in world oil production and the increase in prices is inevitable.
Part 3: For questions 16-20, listen to the story about Mansa Musa, one of the wealthiest people who ever lived and choose FIVE letters from A-J.
Which FIVE statements are TRUE according to what you hear? Write your answers in the correspoding numbered boxes provided.
A. Mansa Musa ascended the throne when famine and civil war in Europe occurred.
B. The wife of Mansa Musa played an important role in helping his realm grow and flourish.
C. The Mali Empire has a large quantity of natural resources, including salt and gold.
D. It took Mansa Musa over a year to make the long journey to Mecca.
E. It has been recorded that Mansa Musa built a mosque each and every Saturday.
F. Mansa Musa gave the gold to the poor he met along his route to Mecca.
G. Musa's generous actions inadvertently devastated the economy of the regions through which he passed.
H. After returning from his pilgrimage, Mansa Musa spent much of the rest of his life teaching at his own university.
I. Mansa Musa used the money to strengthen the country's cultural centers, particularly Timbuktu, which he annexed in 1312.
J. Mansa Musa set up many universities all over the world.
Part 4: Listen to a talk about the strongest ever storm, Hurricane Patricia nears Mexico. For questions 21-25, complete the table.
II. LEXICO-GRAMMAR (20 points)
Part 1. For questions 26-39, choose the correct answer A, B, C, or D to each of the following questions and write your answers in the correspoding numbered boxes provided.
26. Mark Stringly is rarely interviewed as he hates being in the ______.
A. flashlight B. limelight C. headlight D. floodlight
27. I tried to push my way through the standing passengers to get to the door and, failing to keep my ____ about me.
A. head B. soul C. wits D. mind
28. On cloudy nights it is not possible to see the stars with _____ eye.
A. naked B. bare C. flesh D. pure
29. We need a more _______ assessment of the chances of ending this war.
A. moral B. sober C. plain D. vivid
30. Thick fog across much of the UK has resulted in dozens of flights _______ and many more delayed.
A. being cancelled B. to be cancelled C. are cancelled D. cancelled
31. The mobile phone company planned to publicly _______ its latest technology to upgrade its already strong operating system.
A. underwrite B. undervalue C. undress D. unveil
32. She has drawn ______ praise for her charitable works.
A. abundant B. luxurious C. massive D. lavish
33. When times are good, people can spend freely, but during bad times we have to ____ our spending.
A. multiple B. disperse C. curtail D. obstinate
34. Ben's so unlucky in love. Why does he ______ the type of woman who brings trouble?
A. catch on B. fall for C. put before D. set out
35. Although there is some truth to the fact that Linux is a huge threat to Microsoft, predictions of the Redmond company's demise are, ______, premature.
A. saying the most B. to say the least C. to say the most D. to the least degree
36. The vagrant came out of the shop, ___________ for about 10 paces before falling against a car.
A. stammered B. tripped C. staggered D. skidded
37. After his heavy defeat in the local elections he decided to _____ from the campaign for the Presidency.
A. withdraw B. retract C. abandon D. withhold
38. He claimed _____ from military service as he was a foreign national.
A. demobilization B. exception C. exemption D. liability
39. The manager spoke highly of such ___________ as loyalty, courage and truthfulness shown by his employees.
A. haracteristics B. properties C. features D. virtues
Part 2: For questions 40 – 45, write the correct form of each bracketed word in the numbered space provided in the column on the right. There is an example at the beginning (0).
III. RADING (50 points)
Part 1: For questions 46-60, read the following passages and decide which answer (A, B, C, or D) best fits each gap. Write your answer (A, B, C, or D) in corresponding numbered boxes.
THEATRE IN BRITAIN
The theatre has always been very strong in Britain. Its centre is, of course, London, where successful plays can (46)______ without a break for many years. London has several dozens of theatres, most of them not (47)_____ from Trafalgar Square. (48)_____ London even some quite big towns have no public theatre at all, but every town has its private theatres. British theatre is much admired. There you can (49)_____ the best of everything – an excellent orchestra, famous conductors, celebrated actors and a well-dressed (50)_____.
Choose a good play, and you'll enjoy yourself throughout from the moment the curtain (51)_____ to the end of the last act. Get your seats beforehand, either at the box-office or at the theatre itself. You'll probably want to sit as near to the (52)_____ as possible.
A. puts up
B. sets up
C. makes up
D. goes up
SMOG AND AIR POLLUTION
For years London was synonymous with smog, the word coined at the (53)_____ of the 20th century to describe the city's characteristic blend of fog and smoke. The capital's "pea-soupers" were caused by suspended pollution of smoke and sulfur dioxide from coal fires. The most (54)_____ affected area was the 19th-century residential and industrial (55)_____ of inner London – particularly the East End, which had the highest density of factory smokestacks and domestic chimney pots and the lowest-(56)______ land, inhibiting dispersal. As recently as the early 1960s, the smokier districts of east Inner London experienced a 30 percent reduction in winter sunshine hours. That problem was (57)______ by parliamentary legislation (the Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968) outlawing the burning of coal, combined with the clearance of older housing and the loss of manufacturing.
The less visible (58) _____ equally toxic pollutants of carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, benzines, and aldehydes continue to spoil London's air. Traffic fumes and other exhausts are (59)______ to become trapped between the surrounding hills and below a stagnant capping mass of warm urban air at an altitude of about 3,000 feet (900 metres), causing immediate increases in eye irritation, asthma, and bronchial complaints. But London's weather is too (60)_____ for the development of a full-scale photochemical smog of the kind that can build up under the more stable weather conditions of cities such as Los Angeles.