Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi cấp trường môn Tiếng Anh lớp 8 trường THCS Sơn Tây, Hà Tĩnh năm học 2015 - 2016

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PART 1. PHONETICS:

I. Choose the word which has the underlined part pronounced differently from that of the rest by writing your answer (A, B, C, or D) in the numbered box. (1.0pt)

1. A. naked B. wanted C. needed D. walked

2. A purity B. cure C. burning D. durable

3. A. tomb B. comb C. dome D. home

4. A. cassette B. sugar C. fashion D. passion

5. A. professor B. pottery C. position D. tailor

II. Choose the letter (A, B, C or D) next to the word whose main stress is placed differently from the others. (1.0pt)

1. A pattern B. conserve C. revise D. correct

2. A institute B. distinctive C. defensive D. division

3. A presidential B. foundation C. confidential D. recreation

4. A distinguish B. satisfy C. evidence D. readable

5. A picturesque B. referee C. undertake D. caravan

PART 2. VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR:

I. Circle the best option A, B, C or D to complete the following sentences.( 0.2 x 15 = 3pts)

1. Neither the director nor his assistant ............. yet.

A. has come B. hasn't come C. have come D. haven't come

2. She sent me the book which she ........... many years before.

A. reads B. read C. have read D. had read

3. I think he will join us, ...........?

A. doesn't he B. won't he C. will he D. do I

4. The doctor made me ........ in bed for a week.

A. staying B. stay C. stayed D. to stay

5. I don't know yet, but it's worth ......... about, isn't it?

A. to think B. to be thinking C. thinking D. to be thought

6. She stopped him ......... home by hiding the car key.

A not driver B not to drive C. to drive D. from driving

7. In order to .......... with his studies he worked through the summer.

A. take on B. catch on C. catch up D. take up

8. I do a lot of gardening. It .......... most of my free time.

A. uses up B. takes up C. leaves out D. cut down

9. The kind-hearted woman ........... all her life to helping the disabled and the poor.

A. wasted B. spent C. dedicated D. lived

10. He is decorating the house with a view ...........it.

A. to sell B. to selling C. for selling D. to be

11. I turned the radio on and listened to ......... nine o'clock news.

A. a B. an C. the D. Ф

12. He couldn't reach, ..........surprised me.

A. who B. whom C. which D. that

13. It is very dangerous .............. in the polluted environment.

A. to live B. lives C. living D. live

14. – " Would you like to comment on Ann's qualification".

- " ....... the people in the company, Ann's the most skilled".

A. In B. From all C. Of all D. To all

15. I wasn't a bit surprised to hear that Karen had changed her job.

A. I was a bit surprised to hear that Karen had changed her job.

B. That Karen had changed her job surprised me a bit.

C. Surprised, Karen had changed her job .

D. It came as no surprise to me to hear that Karen had changed her job.

II. Fill each gap of the following sentences with a suitable preposition.(0.1 x 10 = 1.0pt)

1. He hasn't forgiven her ..... what she said.

2. I no longer care ..... what he thinks

3. I'm old enough to look ....... myself.

4. She's perfectly capable .......managing alone.

5. He'll never succeed ......changing her opinion.

6. I'm relying ......her to help me.

7. He is not very good ......repairing things.

8. The guide book was full ......useful information.

9. They arrived ......London on time.

10. At last I've found the information that I was looking......

III. Use the words given in brackets to form a word that fits in the space. (0.2 x 10 = 2.0pt)

1. Their ........................has lasted a lifetime. (friend)

2. The streets were ................................. so that planes could use them. (wide)

3. My brother is an .............................engineer. (electric)

4. You must be ................................when you open that door. (care)

5. Don't worry. I'll try to finish this work ........................... (succeed)

6. Preserving natural resources is of great ................................ (important)

7. Many university and college ............................... like wearing jeans. (study)

8. Daphne has always been ....................... in collecting antiques. (interest)

9. There are many .................................in our country of a year. (celebrate)

10. We must learn about keeping the environment............................ (pollute)

IV. Complete the following sentences with the correct form of the verbs given in bracket. (0.2 x 10 = 2.0pt)

1. Peter did not get used to (get) ........................ up early when he first came to Vietnam.

2. When your brother (return) ........................ here, the city will have changed a lot.

3. What tune (play) ........................ when we came in?

4. I ( forget ) ........................ her address now.

5. They (learn) ........................ English from nine to ten in this room yesterday.

6. The prisoner (escape) ........................ by climbing over the wall yesterday.

7. Five kilometres (be) ........................ a long way for a little boy to walk.

8. He (stand) ...................up and then walked out of the room.

9. He (serve) ........................ in the army in the last war.

10. She forget (buy) ........................ sugar. Now she can't make a cake without it..

PART 3. READING:

I. Choose the best option (A, B, C, or D) to complete the following passage.(0.1 x 10 = 2 pt)

What is money? The pound, the dollar or the franc are actually just like a gram or a kilometre. The difference is that you can exchange money for something (1) ........................ . A five pound note may buy a book, a huge bag of sweets, or a (2) ........................ of cinema tickets. But the note itself is only a printed (3) ........................ of paper which costs almost nothing to make.

Thousands of years( 4) ........................ people didn't have money as we know (45) ........................ . There were no banks (6) ........................ even shops. In those days, Mr. Green, the farmer exchanged the corn he (7) ........................ grown for Mr. Hive's honey. This was an exchange arranged between the two (8) ........................, each of whom had something that the other wanted. But in time, most societies invented their own "currencies" (9) ........................ that people could exchange more. The different currencies began to join together, which is why (10) ........................ everyone uses a national currency.

1. A. other B. else C. another D. apart

2. A. couple B. double C. few D. several

3. A. slice B. part C. side D. piece

4. A. since B. past C. before D. ago

5. A. them B. it C. some D. that

6. A. or B. neither C. and D. but

7. A. did B. was C. had D. has

8. A. jobs B. people C. things D. goods

9. A. for B. by C. before D. so

10. A. tomorrow B. today C. recently D. soon

II. Fill in each numbered blank ONE suitable word.(0.2 x 10 = 2.0pts)

The word's(1)............famous clock is Big Ben standing (2).............to the Houses of parliament in London. Big Ben is the (3)..............of the bell which chimes every hour. The bell(4)..............named after Sir Benjamin Hall,the man (5).............was given the task of hauling the bell up the clock tower.The clock (6).............four faces and keeps accurate time.It can (7)...............adjusted by the removal or addition of coins (8)............a stray attached to the clock's pendulum. One interesting thing about the clock is (9)..........the light shines abover the belfry at night, it (10)..........that the House of common is still in session.

PART 4. WRITING:

I. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it means exactly the same as the sentence printed before it. (0.2 x 10 =2.0pt)

1. Keeping the environment clean is very important.

- It's .........................................................................................

2. They will show the time machine to the public when they finish it.

- The time machine ................................................................................

3. He was delighted to receive his aunt's letter.

- He was delighted that ..........................................................................

4. Old car tires are recycled to make shoes and sandals.

- People ............................................................................................

5. I'm very sad that I wasn't accepted in that group.

- I'm very sad not ...............................................................................

6. It's three years since I last spoke to her.

- I haven't ..........................................................................................

7. Tam doesn't type as fast as she used to.

- Tam used .........................................................................................

8. " Please turn down the radio for me", said my father.

- My father asked .................................................................................

9. Lan will be fifteen next week.

- It is Lan's .........................................................................................

10. How long is it since you used the pen?

- When .....................................................................................?

II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first one, using the given word given in brackets. Do not change the words in any way. (0.4 x 5 =2pt)

1. Minh does morning exercises regularly. He wants to be healthy ( so as to )

........................................................................................................

2. I'm learning English. I want to read book in English. (in order to)

.......................................................................................................

3. She said nothing . She didn't want to make him angry (so as to)

......................................................................................................

4.The man was taken to the local hospital. He was injured in the accident. (past participle)

........................................................................................................

5. The musician is internationally famous. He appeared in the concert last night. (present participle)

........................................................................................

III. Composition: (2pts)

"Should teachers give students much homework?"

Write a composition to express your idea on this. (You should write within 200 - 220 words)

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