Đề thi chọn học sinh giỏi môn Tiếng Anh lớp 10 trường THPT Liễn Sơn, Vĩnh Phúc năm 2017 - 2018 - Đề 1

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KỲ THI CHỌN HSG LỚP 10 - THPT NĂM HỌC 2017 - 2018
ĐỀ THI MÔN: TIẾNG ANH
(Thời gian làm bài: 60 phút, không kể thời gian phát đề)
Part I: Choose the best answer among A, B, C or D.
1. Our holiday was_________ by the weather.
A. spoilt B. damaged C. overcome D. wasted
2. The_________ charged by the architect for the plans of the new building were unusually high.
A. hire B. price C. fees D. sum
3. He_________ his son of the dangers of driving too fast in his new car
A. warned B. remembered C. threatened D. concerned
4. The child was_________ by a lorry on the safety crossing in the main street.
A. knocked out B. run across C. run out D. knocked down
5. When Ali arrived in London he spent all his time_________ and visited all the important museums
and buildings.
A. sight-seeing B. traveling C. looking D. touring
6. If you want a cheap air ticket you must_________ well in advance.
A. book B. engage C. reserve D. buy
7. His sister was full of_________ for the way in which he had so quickly learned to drive a car.
A. pride B. admiration C. surprise D. jealousy
8. He asked if we would_________ to share the room.
A. accept B. consider C. agree D. approve
9. I wondered whether you would like to_________ to the theater tomorrow.
A. visit B. go away C. go out D. walk out
10. _________ I would like to say how pleased I am to be here.
A. Primarily B. Foremost C. Earliest D. First
11. The independent arbitrator managed to_________ the confrontation between the union and the
employers.
A. refuse B. confuse C. refute D. defuse
12. When I heard the footsteps behind me I was_________ that I would be attacked.
A. horrified B. terror-struck C. terrorized D. terrified
13. His illness made him_________ of concentration.
A. incompetent B. unable C. incapable D. powerless
14. Has the committee_________ a decision yet?
A. done B. made C. arrived D. voted
15. I am a bit hungry. I think_____________ something to eat.
A. I’ll have B. I’ll be having C. I’m going to have D. I’m having
16. What do you plan to do when you_____________ your course at college?
A. finish B. will finish C. have finished D. is going to finish
17. Where_____________? Which hairdresser did you go to?
A. did you cut your hair B. have you cut your hair
C. did you have cut your hair D. did you have your hair cut
18. ‘Shall I stay here?’ ~ ‘I’d rather_____________ with us’.
A. you come B. you to come C. you would come D. you came
19. I_____________ saying what I think.
A. believe B. believe in C. believe for D. believe when
20. Somebody ran in front of the car as I was driving. Fortunately I_____________ just in time.
A. could stop B. could have stopped
C. managed to stop D. must be able to stop
Part II: The passage below contains 10 mistakes. Underline the mistakes and write their correct
forms in the space provided in the column on the right. (0) has been done as an example.
Traditional, mental tests have been divided into two types.
Achievement tests are designed to measure acquiring skills and
knowledge, particularly those that have been explicitness taught. The
proficiency exams required by few states for high school graduation
are achievement tests. Aptitude tests are designed and measure a
0. traditional → traditionally
1. _____________________
2. _____________________
3. _____________________
4. _____________________
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person’s ability to acquire new skills but knowledge. For example,
vocation aptitude tests can help you decide whether you would do
better like a mechanic or musician. However, all mental tests are in
some sense achievement tests because they assumption some sort of
past learning or experience with certainly objects, words, or
situations. The difference between achievement and aptitude tests is
the degree and intention use.
5. _____________________
6. _____________________
7. _____________________
8. _____________________
9. _____________________
10. _____________________
Part III: Give the correct form of the words in brackets to fill in the blanks.
Dark black clouds in a dull sky meant one thing and one thing only: there was going to be a
(1.thunder)….. Not one of us had brought an umbrella, or even a (2.rain)……. So when Jack suggested
we should go to a museum, we all agreed immediately. As we had been (3. shop)………all morning we
were now feeling very tired, it would be a (4. pleasant)………...to sit down. We took a bus and arrived
just as large shops of rain were beginning to fall.
The museum was quite (5.desert)……and very peaceful. We sat down in the main hall and listened to
the rain (6. beat)…….against the windows.
Suddenly, there was a great (7. disturb)……..at the (8. enter)……… a large party of schoolboys were
(9. lead) ………in by a teacher. The poor man was trying to keep them quiet and threatening to punish
them, but they did not pay the (10.slight)……. attention.
Section B: Reading
Part I: Read the following passage and choose the best answer to fill in the blanks. Fill each
numbered blank with one suitable word from the list given below.
The shark is a meat- eating fish and one of the most feared animals of the sea. Scientists (1)…………
about 250 species of fish as sharks. These fish live in oceans (2)………..the world, but they are most
common in warm seas.
Sharks (3)………….greatly in size and habits. Whale sharks, the largest kind of shark, may grow 60
feet long. A whale shark weighs up to 15 tons, more than twice (4)…………….much as an African
elephant. The smallest shark may (5)…………..only 4 inches long and weigh less than 1 ounce. Some
kinds of sharks live in the depths of the ocean, but (6)……………are found near the surface. Some
species live in coastal waters, but others (7)……………far out at sea. A few species can even live in
(8)…………..water.
All sharks are carnivores (meat- eaters). Most of them eat (9)…………fish, including other sharks. A
shark’s only natural enemy is a large shark. Sharks eat their prey whole, or they tear off large chunks of
flesh. They also (10)………………..on dead or dying animals.
1. A. classify B. divide C. organize D. arrange
2. A. all B. through C. throughout D. over
3. A. grow B. rise C. evolve D. vary
4. A. as B. so C. very D. exactly
5. A. stretch B. measure C. develop D. expand
6. A. some others B. others C. different kinds D. some sharks
7. A. dwell B. exist C. emigrate D. migrate
8. A. fresh B. sweet C. light D. clear
9. A. uncooked B. live C. lively D. alive
10. A. eat B. swallow C. exist D. feed
Part II: Fill in each blank with a suitable word to fill in the blanks.
Vitamins are substances required for the proper functioning of the body. In this century, thirteen
vitamins have been (1)…………
A lack of any vitamins in a person’s body can cause illness. In some cases, an excess of vitamins can
also (2)…………to illness. For example, sailors in the past were prone to (3)…………from scurvy that
is a disease resulting from the lack of vitamin C. It causes bleeding of the gum, loss of teeth and skin
rashes. Sailors suffer from scurvy because they did not eat fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables
(4)…………vitamin C which is necessary for good (5)…………
Vitamin B complex is composed of eight different vitamins. A lack of any of these vitamins will
lead to different (6)…………For instance, a person who has too little vitamin B1 will suffer from beri-
beri, a disease that causes heart problems and mental (7)…………A lack of vitamin B2 results in eye
and skin problems while deficiency of vitamin B6 causes problems of the nervous system. Too little
vitamin B12 will cause anemia. The (8)…………that vitamin deficiencies caused certain diseases led
doctors to cure people suffering from these illnesses by giving them doses of the (9)……...vitamins.
Today, vitamins are (10)…………in the form of pills and can easily be bought at any pharmacy.
Part III: Read the following passage and answer the questions by choosing the best answer among A,
B, C or D.
Over the past 600 years, English has grown from a language of few speakers to become the dominant
language of international communication. English as we know it today emerged around 1350, after
having incorporated many elements of French that were introduced following the Norman invasion of
1066. Until the 1600s, English was, for the most part, spoken only in England and had not extended
even as far as Wales, Scotland, or Ireland. However, during the course of the next two centuries,
English began to spread around the globe as a result of exploration, trade (including slave trade),
colonization, and missionary work. That small enslaves of English speakers became established and
grew in various parts of the world. As these communities proliferated, English gradually became the
primary language of international business, banking, and diplomacy.
Currently, more than 80 percent of the information stored on computer systems worldwide is in English.
Two thirds of the world’s science writing is in English, and English is the main language of technology,
advertising, media, international airports, and air traffic controllers. Today there are 700 million English
users in the world, and over half of these are nonnative speakers, constituting the largest number of
nonnative users of any language in the world.
1. What is the main topic of the passage?
A. The number of nonnative users of English.
B. The French influence on the English language.
C. The expansion of English as an international language.
D. The use of English for science and technology.
2. English began to be used beyond England approximately.............................
A. in 1066 B. around 1350
C. before 1600 D. after 1600
3. According to the passage, all of the following contributed to the spread of English around the world
EXCEPT .....................................
A. the slave trade B. the Norman invasion
C. missionaries. D. colonization
4. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. Most of the information stored on computer systems is in English.
B. Only one thirds of the world’s science writing is in languages other than English.
C. English is the only language used in technology, and advertising.
D. International airports and air controllers use mostly English.
5. According to the passage, approximately how many nonnative users of English are there in the world
today?
A. A quarter million B. Half a million
C. 350 million D. 700 million.
Part IV: Read the passage then choose the best sentences A-K to fill in each gap. There is one
extra sentence which you do not need to use:
BITTER WATER HITS THE BIG TIME
Chocolate, which has its origins in South America, is now part of a multi-million pound
worldwide business.

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