Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi cấp tỉnh môn Tiếng Anh lớp 9 tỉnh Phú Thọ năm học 2015 - 2016
Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi môn Tiếng Anh lớp 9 năm 2016
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SECTION 1. LISTENING
I. Part 1. Complete the form below. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS OR NUMBERS for each answer. You will hear the recording twice. (10 points)
For registration, the man must take:
- Two (1)__________
- Two forms of I.D.e.g. driving licence, (2)_________
Cost to join per year (without current student card): (3) £__________
Number of items allowed: (members of public): (4)____________
Fines start at (5) £__________
II. Part 2:
You will hear a conversation between a man (Marco) and his wife (Sarah) about the film they've just seen at the cinema and decide whether each sentence is correct (T) or incorrect (F). (10 points)
1. Marco and Sarah agree that the city in the film was London.
2. Marco feels that the length of the film made it rather boring.
3. Sarah was upset about how some of the audience behaved during the film.
4. Sarah was disappointed with the way the main actor performed.
5. Marco thinks this film is the best the director has made.
SECTION 2: PHONETICS
III. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently. Write your answers in the space provided. (10 points)
1. A. notice B. post C. monument D. comb
2. A. river B. rivalry C. icon D. stripe
3. A. muscles B. needles C. routes D. wardens
4. A. sacred B. died C. naked D. wanted
5. A. catastrophe B. confidence C. recipe D. sesame
IV. Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from the other three of the group. Write your answers in the space provided. (10 points)
1. A. readable B. satisfy C. evidence D. distinguish
2. A. relationship B. deliberate C. customer D. equipment
3. A. participate B. literature C. intimate D. powerful
4. A. baggy B. chairman C. dumping D. severe
5. A. antonym B. consequence C. opponent D. lunatic
SECTION 3. LEXICO - GRAMMAR
V. Choose the correct answer to complete each of the following sentences. Write your answers in the space provided. (40 points)
1. Your parents must be proud of your result at school". - "_______"
A. Sorry to hear that. B. I am glad you like it.
C. Thanks. It's certainly encouraging. D. Of course
2. Is it necessary that I _____ here tomorrow?
A. am being B. will be C. be D. would be
3.When you use the Internet, you have so much information at your ______.
A. fingers B. hands C. thumbs D. fingertips
4. I read the contract again and again _______ avoiding making spelling mistakes
A. in terms of B. by means of C. with a view to D. in view of
5. Not until a monkey is several years old ________to exhibit signs of independence from its mother.
A. beginning B. does it begin C. and begin D. it begins
6. I must go to the dentist and ___________
A. get my teeth to take care of B. take care of my teeth
C. my teeth be taken care of D. get my teeth taken care of
7. He had travelled for 20 years and then he decided to return home.
A. farther away B. far and wide C. far from it D. farthest of all
8. "You should stop working too hard you'll get sick."
A. or else B. if C. in case D. whereas
9. He carried a(n) driving license.
A. artificial B. unfaithful C. untrue D. false
10. Despite playing under strength, the village team _____ beat the rivals.
A. could B. were able to C. couldn't D. weren't able to
11.The government has introduced _______.
A. a children's clothes tax B. a tax on children clothes
C. a children clothes tax D. a tax on children's clothes
12. ______, they slept soundly.
A. Hot though was the night air B. Hot though the night air was
C. Hot the night air as was D. Hot although the night air was
13. He suddenly saw Sue ____ the room. He pushed his way ____ the crowd of people to get to her.
A. across...through B. over...through
C. across...across D. over...along
14. Nobody likes his behaviour, ________?
A. do they B. don't they C. does he D. doesn't he
15. I like that photo very much. Could you make an _____ for me?
A. increase B. enlargement C. extension D. expansion
16. – "When are you planning to resign?"
- "By Christmas...................."
A. no later B. until lately C. at the latest D. if not later
17. Please _____ your luggage and leave now. I can't stand your presence any more.
A. throw off B. pack up C. fit in D. pile up
18. _______, he would have been able to pass the exam.
A. Studying more B. Had he studied more
C. If he studied more D. If he were studying more
19. Joe seemed to be in a good mood, ____ he snapped at me angrily when I asked him to join us.
A. yet B. for C. and D. so
20. I had to pay through the nose to get my car repaired at a service station in the middle of the desert.
A. spend less money than usual B. pay too much for something
C. make a lot of money D. cost a lot of money
VI. There is one mistake in each sentence. Identify the mistake and write your correction in the space provided. (10 points)
1. Humus, a substance found in soil, is soft and spongy and enables plant roots to send out tiny hair through that they absorb water and food.
2. From the monitoring of earthquake waves it is evidence that the Earth's outer core is liquid, whereas the inner one is solid.
3. People tend to make a lot of shopping at Xmas time.
4. Stuart stopped to write his letter because he had to leave for the hospital.
5. A fully grown male mountain lion may be eight long feet.
VII. Supply the correct form of the words in bracket. Write your answers in the space provided. (10 points)
1. She supports her theory with......................evidence. (COPY)
2. Will it ever be possible for the human race to reach the extreme............. of the universe? (BOUND)
3. He says he had no intention of hurting me, but I am sure he hit me........... (PURPOSE)
4. Safety tests on old cars have been............................... throughout Europe. (STANDARD)
5. The teacher warned the children that if they................again, they would be punished. (BEHAVE)
VIII. Supply the correct form and tense of the verbs in brackets (10 points)
1. We would like (invite) ....... to the president's reception, but we weren't.
2. Did you know that Oscar Wilde (live) .......... in Paris during his final years?
3. There was no sign indicating that the cottage (break) .......... into.
4. Without their valuable assistance we (never, gather) ........... enough money for our son's operation.
5. By the time I go to bed tonight, I (write) .......... more than ten pages of the novel.
SECTION 4. READING
IX. Exercise 1: Read the passage and choose the best option to complete the passage (20 points)
Why is it that many teenagers have the energy to play computer games until late at night but can't find the energy to get out of bed (1) ________ for school? According to a new report, today's generation of children are in danger of getting so (2)_______ sleep that they are putting their mental and physical health at (3)_______. Adults can easily survive on seven to eight hours' sleep a night, (4)_______teenagers require nine or ten hours. According to medical experts, one in five youngsters (5)________ anything between two and five hours' sleep a night less than their parents did at their age.
This (6) _____ serious questions about whether lack of sleep is affecting children's ability to concentrate at school. The connection between sleep deprivation and lapses in memory, impaired reaction time and poor concentration is well (7) _______. Research has shown that losing as little as half an hour's sleep a night can have profound effects (8) ______how children perform the next day. A good night's sleep is also crucial for teenagers because it is while they are asleep (9)______ they release a hormone that is essential for their 'growth spurt' (the period during teenage years when the body grows at a rapid rate). It's true that they can, to some (10) ______, catch up on sleep at weekends, but that won't help them when they are dropping off to sleep in class on a Friday afternoon.
1. A. behind time B. about time C. in time D. at time
2. A. few B. less C. much D. little
3. A. jeopardy B. threat C. risk D. danger
4. A. or B. because C. whereas D. so
5. A. puts B. gets C. brings D. makes
6. A. raises B. rises C. results D. comes
7. A. organized B. arranged C. established D. acquired
8. A. in B. on C. to D. at
9. A. at which B. which C. where D. that
10. A. rate B. extent C. level D. point
X. Exercise 2: Read the following passage and choose the best answer to each question. (10 points)
Universally acclaimed as America's greatest playwright, Eugene O'Neill was born in 1888 in the heart of the theater district in New York City. As the son of an actor he had early exposure to the world of the theater. He attended Princeton University briefly in 1906, but returned to New York to work in a variety of jobs before joining the crew of a freighter as a seaman. Upon returning from voyages to South Africa and South America, he was hospitalized for six months to recuperate from tuberculosis. While he was recovering, he determined to write a play about his adventures on the sea. He went to Harvard, where he wrote the one-act Bound East for Cardiff. It was produced on Cape Cod by the Provincetown Players, an experimental theater group that was later to settle in the famous Greenwich Village theater district in New York City. The Players produced several more of his one-acts in the years between 1916-1920. With the full-length play Beyond the Horizon, produced on Broadway in 1920, O'Neill's success was assured. The play won the Pulitzer prize for the best play of the year. O'Neill was to be awarded the prize again in 1922, 1928, and 1957 for Anna Christie, Strange Interlude, and Long Day's Journey Into Night. Although he didn't receive the Pulitzer prize for it, Mourning becomes Electra, produced in 1931,is arguably his most lasting contribution to the American theatre. In 1936, he was awarded the Nobel Prize.
O'Neill's plays, forty-five in all, cover a wide range of dramatic subjects, but several themes emerge, including the ambivalence of family relationships, the struggle between the sexes, the conflict between spiritual and material desires, and the vision of modern man as a victim of uncontrollable circumstances. Most of O'Neill's characters are seeking for meaning in their lives. According to his biographers, most of the characters were portraits of himself and his family. In a sense, his work chronicled his life.
1. How many times was O'Neill awarded the Pulitzer Prize?
A. Five B. Three C. Four D. One
2. The word "briefly" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to__________.
A. without enthusiasm B. on scholarship
C. seriously D. for a short time
3. What does the author mean by the statement in paragraph 2: "According to his biographers, most of the characters were portraits of himself and his family. In a sense, his work chronicled his life"?
A. His biographers took pictures of him with his family.
B. His biography contained stories about him and his family.
C. He had paintings of himself and members of his family.
D. He used his family and his own experiences in his plays.
4. The author mentions all of the following as themes for O'Neill's plays EXCEPT__________.
A. adventures at sea B. life in college
C. relationships between men and women D. family life
5. We can infer from information in the passage that O'Neill's plays were not __________.
A. autobiographical B. controversial
C. popular D. optimistic
XI. Exercise 3: Gap-filling. Fill in each numbered blank with ONE suitable word. (20 points)
Every culture has its own unwritten list of behavior that is acceptable. Every society .....(1)..... has its taboos, or types of behavior that are considered the violation of .....(2) ..... manners. If you travel to .....(3) ..... country, on business or vacation, it is really helpful to learn some of that country's customs so that you needn't insult .....(4) ..... local people there.
The word "taboo" comes .....(5)..... the Tongan language and it is used in modern English to describe .....(6)..... and non-verbal behavior that is forbidden .....(7)..... to be avoided. In spite of people's common thought, .....(8)..... are not universal and they tend to be specific to certain .....(9)..... or country, and usually form around a community's values and beliefs. Therefore, .......(10)...... is considered acceptable behavior in one country may be a serious taboo in another.