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 KÌ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH LỚP 12 NĂM HỌC 2008 – 2009

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KÌ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI TỈNH LỚP 12
NĂM HỌC 2008 – 2009
Môn thi: TIẾNG ANH 12 THPT – BẢNG A
Thời gian làm bài:180 phút

SECTION A: PHONETICS
I. Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others:
1. A. great
2. A. foreign
3. A. raise
4. A. boot
5. A. laugh
B. bread
B. continent
B. chase
B. shoot
B. plough
C. break
C. scholarship
C. increase
C. good
C. cough
D. veil
D. almost
D. cease
D. food
D. enough
II. Identify the word whose stressed pattern is different from that of the others:
6. A. agency
7. A. detective
8. A. preservation
9. A. preserve
10. A. advantage
B. memory
B. completely
B. dictation
B. tropical
B. authority
C. influence
C. regional
C. reservation
C. climate
C. government
D. encounter
D. campaign
D. liberation
D. temperature
D. intention

SECTION B: VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR
I . Choose the best answer from A, B, C or D to complete the following sentences:
11.I couldn’t tell what time it was because workmen had removed the_______ of the clock.
A. hands B. pointers C. arms D. fingers
12. At the end of the winter, the price of winter clothes in the shop usually _______.
A. reduces B. lowers C. sinks D. drops
13. “I can’t remember us ever_______” replied the stranger.
A. to meet B. to have meet C. being met D. having met
14. The prime Minister made no _______ to the incident in his speech.
A. reference B. mention C. impression D. gesture
15. There was a sudden loud _______ which made everyone jump
A. split B. strike C. bang D. stroke
16. Harry must pay the money back . He must _______.
A. pay it again B. repay it C. pay it D. pay it once more
17. She should have been here but she’s_______ a terrible cough.
A. gone down with B. gone through with C. come for D. come up against
18. I’m really sleepy today. I wish I_______ Bob to the airport late last night.
A. weren’t takingB.hadn’t had to takeC.didn’t have to take D. didn’t take
19. My father often does _______ with people from other countries in the region.
A. finances B. business C. affairs D. economy
20. _______ for director must have surprised you.
A. You nominated
C. Your being nominated
B. You’re being nominated
D. Your nominating
21. Although he was completely _______ as a furniture-maker, he produced the most beautiful chairs.
A. unable B. uneducated C. incapable D. untrained
22. I know it’s not sunny now_______I’ll take my sunglasses.
A. as though B. even so C. although D. even though
23. Don’t start the next page_______ you have finished the last test question.
A. when B. while C. until D. since
24. The firm went bankrupt and then shares became _______.
A. priceless B. worthless C. unworthy D. invaluable
25. I don’t believe a word he said, I think he just made _______ that story.
A. out B. off C. down D. up
II. There is one mistake in each of the following sentences. Find and correct it.
26. For such an experience and able teacher, discipline was not a problem.
27. He looks remarkable like his father.
28. They didn’t seem to take any notice of that the teacher said.
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29. Tom’s very good at science when his brother is absolutely hopeless.
30. I watched the train to leave until it was out of sight.
31. Marie asked Sandra whether she knew the post office had been at strike for the past week.
32. Never before have so many people in the United States interested in soccer.
33. Despite the identity of the attacker is known to the police, no name has been released.
34. Nobody watched, so the little boy took the packet of sweets from the shelf and putting it in his pocket.
35. More and more women are now joining the pay labor force worldly.
III. Give the correct forms of the words in brackets.
36. Tom spoke __________ because he was so excited. (BREATHE)
37. It was very __________ of you to sing so loud so late at night . (THINK)
38. He doesn’t agree with the__________ that there is a life on other planets. (BELIEVE)
39. In __________ with the rules of the competition, the team was disqualified. (ACCORD)
40. Jim’s__________ of the crime only made matters worse. (DENY)
41. The film is entertaining but full of historical __________. (ACCURATE)
42. Do you ever suffer from __________. (BORE)
43. John is not the only person who has found the __________ to his problem while he was asleep. (SOLVE)
44. Are there any __________ rivers left in the world? (POLLUTE)
45. Most people agree that Christmas has become too __________. (COMMERCE)

SECTION C: READING
I. Fill in each numbered space with one appropriate word.
For many people in the West, the nation picture industry (46) __________ Hollywood. (47)
__________ the end of the 19th century, this town in California has been famous (48) __________ producing
films that are shown (49) __________ over the world. (50) __________, many people would be surprised
that it is not the biggest film center in the world. This title goes to Bombay in India (51) __________
produces far (52) __________ films each year than the American industry. These, too, are shown all over the
world to mainly immigrants from India.
What about other countries? In recent years, even in the West, people are getting (53) __________
with watching only American films and now many people are also interested in (54) __________ films from
China, Iran or Vietnam. However, will (55) __________ film industries survive if the local population
become more interested in Hollywood films?
II. Read the passage below and choose the best answer from A, B, C or D.
Thepoint at which physical decline with age begins adversely to affect a driver’s capability has not
yet been thoroughly studied. A survey of more than 3,000 road accidents in Michigan involving drivers aged
over 55 showed that in eight out of ten (56) _____ it was a driver over the age of 71 who had (57) _____ a
collision by failing to yield, turning carelessly or changing lanes.
Older drivers are obviously more (58) _____ to injury in vehicle crashes, as well as being a potential
higher (59) _____ through their own driving (60) _____.
Reaction (61) _____ in an emergency involves many different physical (62) _____ such as the
production of the nerve impulse, perception of the signal, (63) _____ of response and transmission to the
muscles.
Some of these (64) _____ more than others with age, but the overall effect increases the time it takes
to respond for more (65) _____ drivers.
56. A. users
57. A. avoided
58. A. likely
59. A. degree
60. A. practice
61. A. period
62. A. events
63. A. choice
64. A. improve
65. A. mature
B. points
B. prevented
B. susceptible
B. chance
B. activity
B. time
B. parts
B. suggestion
B. deteriorate
B. ancient
C. cases
C. caused
C. possible
C. factor
C. experience
C. process
C. factors
C. section
C. reduce
C. older
D. attempts
D. activated
D. common
D. risk
D. behaviour
D. system
D. forms.
D. preference
D. increase
D. elderly
III. Read the following passage and choose A,B,C or D to answer the following questions.
Ever since humans have inhabited the earth, they have made use of various forms of communication.
Generally, this expression of thoughts and feelings has been in the form of oral speech. When there is a
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language barrier, communication is accomplished through sign language in which motions stand for letters,
words, and ideas. Tourists, the deaf, and the mute have had to resort to this form of expression. Many of
these symbols of the whole words are very picturesque and exact and can be used internationally, spelling,
however, cannot.
Body language transmits ideas or thoughts by certain actions, either intentionally or unintentionally.
A wink can be a way of flirting or indicating that the party is only joking. A nod signifies approval, while
shaking the head indicates a negative reaction.
Other forms of nonlinguistic language can be found in Braille (a system of raised dots read with the
fingertips), signal flags, Morse code, and smoke signals. Road maps and picture signs also guide, warm, and
instruct people.
While verbalization is most common form of language, other systems and techniques also express
human thoughts and feelings.
66. Which of the following best summarizes this passage?
A. When language is a barrier, people will find other forms of communication
B. Everybody uses only one form of communication
C. Nonlinguistic language is invaluable to foreigners
D. Although other forms of communication exist, verbalization is the fastest
67.The word “these”in the first paragraph refers to _____.
A. tourist B. the deaf and the mute C. thoughts and feelings D. sign language motions
68.All of the following statements are true EXCEPT _____.
A. There are many forms of communication in existence today
B. Verbalization is the most common form of communication
C. The deaf and mute can use an oral form of communication
D. Ideas and thoughts can be transmitted by body language
69. Which form other than oral speech would be the most commonly used among blind people?
A. Picture signs B. Braille C. Body language D. Signal flags
70. Sign language is said to be very picturesque and exact and can be used internationally EXCEPT for
_____.
A. spelling B. ideas C. whole words

SECTION D: WRITING
D. expressions
I. Finish the second sentence in such a way that it means the same meaning as the sentence printed
before it.
71. He’s getting someone to mend the window.
- He is having .................................................................................................................................................
72. He not only failed in his exam but also had a road accident.
- Not only .......................................................................................................................................................
73. If you changed your mind, you’d be welcome to join us.
- Were you......................................................................................................................................................
74. Lan did not reach home until midnight.
- It ..................................................................................................................................................................
75. Mary may not be able to give the concert.
- The concert...................................................................................................................................................
76. They had hardly left home when it started to rain.
- No sooner....................................................................................................................................................
77. You can use my car, but have to keep it carefully.
- Provided.......................................................................................................................................................
78. It would be nice to be able to fly.
- I wish ...........................................................................................................................................................
79.The book was so interesting that people couldn’t put it down.
- It was ...........................................................................................................................................................
80. We really must discuss this again.
-It’s importantthat .........................................................................................................................................
II. Write a composition about the following topic(150 - 200 words)
“Today traffic transportation causes a lot of the serious problems”. Find out the main causes and give
some suggested solutions.
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