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 ĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 10 TP ĐÀ NẴNG

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ĐỀ CHÍNH THỨC

KỲ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 10
NĂM HỌC 2007 - 2008

MÔN TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian làm bài: 150 phút
Ngày thi: 20 tháng 3 năm 2008 Số phách do
Chủ tịch Hội đồng chấm thi ghi

Họ tên và chữ ký giám khảo Điểm
Giám khảo 1:
Bằng số Bằng chữ
Giám khảo 2:


Đề thi gồm 06 trang.
Học sinh làm bài trên đề thi và ghi câu trả lời vào ô trống tương ứng cho mỗi câu hỏi.

SECTION A: USE OF ENGLISH

I. Select the best option to complete each of the following sentences. Write your answers (A, B, C or D) in the box provided.

1. I find her ___________ . She never stops talking.
A. exhaustion B. exhaust C. exhausting D. exhausted
2. Look at these two pieces of material I have just bought. Which do you like __________ ?
A. better B. best C. more than D. most
3. Have this one, __________ ?
A. do you B. will you C. don’t you D. haven’t you
4. Half the people in the office have __________ a strange illness.
A. gone in for B. gone along with C. gone through with D. gone down with
5. The Police are going to __________ him very carefully.
A. check up on B. catch up on C. hold out for D. run away with
6. Many people don’t use their computers to their full ____________.
A. future B. expectation C. potential D. hope
7. When our friends have bad fortune, we try to show___________.
A. love B. sympathy C. affection D. pity
8. She should have been here but she’s _____________ flu.
A. come in for B. gone through with C. gone down with D. come up against
9. The instructor on the course was hopeless __________ explaining things.
A. in B. of C. at D. to
10. I’m afraid there are no seat left. Every seat is ____________.
A. reserved B. full C. served D. free
11. You have to study harder to ____________ your classmates.
A. keep in touch B. keep pace with C. keep out of D. keep up
12. ____________ is the safeguarding and preservation of natural resources so that they can be
used and enjoyed.
A. conservative B. conservatism C. conservationist D. conservation
13. It is imperative that this letter __________ immediately.
A. were sent B. sent C. be sent D. send
14. Two of the boys in the art class were doing self-portraits by looking at ________ in the mirror.
A. themselves B. oneself C. each other D. one another
15. The Tories won the election in 1979.
A. came into effect B. came into power C. came to power D. came to the power
16. While attempting to reach his home before the storm, ____________.
A. Tom had an accident on his bike
B. the storm caught Tom C. it happened that Tom’s bike broke down
D. the bicycle of Tom broke down
17. After several hours on that road, they became __________ to the fact that they would never reach
the hotel by nightfall.
A. dejected B. resigned C. depressed D. disillusioned
18. He perceived a change in temperature.
A. was afraid of B. was fond of C. was interested in D. was aware of
19. In all __________, he’s already left.
A. odds B. probability C. certainty D. possibilities
20. __________, I like the Rolling Stones
A. No need to say B. Don’t need to say C. Needless saying D. Needless to say
Answers
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

II. Use the right form of the word given in CAPITALS to complete the sentences. Write your answers in the box provided.
1. He has known Tom for a long time and valued his __________ . (FRIEND)
2. After all he has done for us, it would be very ________ of us if we didn’t do this for him now. (HELP)
3. The storm caused terrible _________ along the coast. (DESTROY)
4. __________ is one of the qualities required of a social worker. (FLEXIBLE)
5. The new leisure centre doesn’t quite come up to my __________. (EXPECT)
6. The floor of the attic needs _________ if we’re going to make it into a bedroom.
(STRONG)
7. Is it possible to __________ between a hobby and an interest? (DISTINCT)
8. This used to be a rural area but it has become ___________. (INDUSTRY)
9. I’m surprised at what you’ve done. I hope my confidence in you has not been ________.
(PLACE)
10. This jewel is not simply valuable. It is __________. (VALUE)

Answers
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

III. Read the text and look carefully at each line. Tick () the lines which are correct and pick out the unnecessary words. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00). Write your answers on the right lines provided.
CAMPING
0. You’ve finally arrived at your destination place and you’re looking for somewhere ____place_
00. to set up your tent. So what should you be looking for? You need to look for ________
1. relatively level ground, and, whatever you do, never pitch your tent on a slope __________
2. or you will find yourself rolling around out of your sleeping bag all night. __________
3. Don’t forget to check it that there is a water source nearby. Water is essential for __________
4. camping: you’ll need it for the drinking and cooking. You don’t want to have to __________
5. walk far with a twenty-litre container, do you? Find a suitable area for cooking. __________
6. Don’t cook in you tent. Locate a flat area away from some leaves, grass or __________
7. twigs, which can make fire. Another thing you must do is keep the campsite clean. __________
8. After meals, wash the whole dishes, and put the rubbish in an appropriate place. __________
9. Remember to follow the campsite rules, which they were made so that everyone __________
10. can be enjoy the site. Leave it as you would like to find it yourself. __________

SECTION B: READING COMPREHENSION

I. Read the text below and choose the best word or combination of words to fill in each blank. Write your answers (A, B, C or D) in the box provided.

AUDIOBOOKS - BOOKS ON CASSETTE
In the modern world, there is a wealth of leisure activities to choose from Entertainment industries (1) __________ for your leisure time. You can watch TV, listen to music, go to an art gallery or concert or, of course, read a book. Sometimes it seems that reading is (2) __________ because, (3) __________ you’re a fast reader, it can take a (4) __________ amount of time to finish a novel, for example. But in the modern world, time is something that can be in short supply.

Book publishers haven’t been (5) __________ to realize this and are now selling a product which needn’t (6) __________ as much of your time but still tells you an excellent story. The new products is the audiobook - cassette recordings of shortened novels, often read by well-known personalities or the authors themselves. Audiobooks are relatively new but people are becoming more aware of them and sales are increasing (7) __________.

One of the attractions of audiobooks is that they’re (Cool __________ listening to the radio, only better. You can listen to what you want when you want, and you won’t ever miss anything. Much of their appeal (9) ________ in their flexibility. They allow you do to other things while you’re listening, such as driving or (10) __________ the housework. For some people, audio books can be a much more enjoyable way of gaining knowledge than reading.

1. A. chase B. compete C. oppose D. pursue
2. A. neglected B. declined C. lessened D. disposed
3. A. in spite B. no matter C regardless of D. even if
4. A. plentiful B. broad C. considerable D. lasting
5. A. behind B. slow C. delayed D. overdue
6. A. take up B. fill out C. go through D. pass by
7. A. ever since then B. all the time C. up until now D. from then on
8. A. as B. same C. like D. both
9. A. stands B. belongs C. bases D. lies
10. A. doing B. running C. making D. cleaning

Answers
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.


II. Fill in each of the numbered blanks with ONE suitable word. Write your answers (A, B, C or D) in the box provided.
About two hundred years ago man lived in greater harmony with his environment because industry was not much developed. Today the situation is quite (1) _________. People all over the world are worried about what is happening to the environment, because of modern industry and the need for more and more energy. Newspapers and magazines write (2) _________water pollution, air pollution and land pollution. Why is there so much (3) ________ about pollution. After all, people have been polluting the world around them for thousands and thousands of years. But in the past, there were not many people and (4) ________of room in the world so they could move to another place when their settlements became dirty.
Now, however, many parts of the world are (5)_________, people live in big cities and much of our waste, especially waste from factories, electric (6) _______ stations, the chemical industry and heavy industry is very dangerous. Fish die in the lakes, rivers and seas; forest trees die (7)_______. Much of this dangerous waste goes into the air and is carried by the wind for great distances. The earth is (Cool ________home . We must take care of it for ourselves and for the next generations. This means (9) _________our environment clean.
The importance of this task is pointed out by ecologists, the scientists who study the (10)_______ between living things and the environment. However, each of us must do everything possible to keep the land, air and water clean.

Answers
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

III. Read the passage carefully and choose the best option for each sentence.
Most of us lead unhealthy lives: we spend far too much time sitting down. If, in addition, we are careless about our diets, our bodies soon become flabby and our systems sluggish. Then the guilt feelings start : “I must go on a diet”, “ I must try to lose weight” “ I must get more fresh air and exercise”, “I must stop smoking”, “I must try to keep fit” . There are some aspects of our unhealthy lives that we cannot avoid. I’m thinking of such features of modern urban life as pollution, noise, rushed meals and stress. But keeping fit is a way to minimize the effects of these evils.
The usual suggestion to a person who is looking for a way to keep fit is to take some sports. While it is true that every weekend you will find people playing football and hockey in the local park, they are outnumbered a hundred to one by the people who are simply watching them. It is an illusion to think that you will get fit by going to watch the football match every Saturday, unless you count the effort required to fight your way through the crowds to get to the best seats.
For those who do not particularly enjoy competitive sports – and it is especially difficult to do so if you are not good at them – there are such solitary activities as cycling, walking and swimming. What often happens, though, is that you do them in such a leisurely way, so slowly, that is doubtful if you are doing yourself much good, apart from the fact that you have at least managed to get up out of your armchair. Of course you can be very thorough about exercise, even fanatical. Many sports shops now sell frightening pieces of apparatus, chest-expanders and other mysterious gadgets of shiny spring steel, which, according to the advertisements, will bring you up to an Olympic standard of fitness, provided that you follow a rigorous and regular programme of exercises. Such programmes generally involve long periods of time bending these curious bits of metal into improbable shapes.
It all strikes me as utterly boring and also time-consuming. Somebody suggested recently that all such effort was pointless anyway because if you spend half an hour every day jogging round the local park, you will add to your life exactly the number of hours that you wasted doing the ‘jogging’ in the first place. The argument is false even if the facts are correct, but there is no doubt that exercise in itself can be boring.
Even after you have found a routine for keeping in shape, through sport or gymnastics or isometrics, you are still only half way to good health, because, according to the experts, you must also master the art of complete metal and physical relaxation. Now, this does not mean snoozing in the armchair or going dancing ( which is a good form of exercise in itself ) . It has to do with deep breathing , emptying your mind of all thoughts, meditation, and so on.
Yoga, as practiced in the West, is the most widely known and popular of the systems for achieving the necessary state of relaxation. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to learn a lot of strange words or become a Buddhist in order to benefit from Yoga. It seems ironical, though, that as our lives have improved in a material sense, we have found it increasingly necessary to go back to forms of activity – physical effort on the one hand, and relaxation on the other – which were the natural way of life of our forefathers.
1. Unfitness is the result of ___________.
A. lack of fresh air and exercise
B. overeating, smoking and living in town
C. not eating properly and not getting enough exercise
D. not taking part in sports
2. Pollution, noise and stress are examples of ___________.
A. causes of unfitness B. bad features of living in towns
C. the things we must avoid if we are to stay healthy D. industrial life and work
3. Our reaction to being out of condition is to ___________.
A. give up smoking and go on a diet B. start a programme of keep-fit exercises
C. make resolutions to lead a healthier life D.take up a sport
4. A lot of people who go to the park at the weekend are ___________.
A. football players B. football spectators
C. keep-fit enthusiasts D. unfit or unhealthy
5. You cannot really enjoy competitive sports unless you are ___________.
A. young enough to play them B. very good at them
C. fit enough to play them D. a solitary kind of person
6. The reason we don’t get much out of solitary sports such as walking is that we do not _________.
A. do them often enough B. have the encouragement of others
C. take them seriously enough D. do them vigorously enough 7. The writer does not like keep-fit programmes because he thinks ___________.
A. they take up too much time B. there are much easier ways of getting fit
C. they are a waste of time D. the apparatus is very silly
8. To be healthy we must ___________.
A. keep fit and active B. keep fit and learn to relax
C. be active and practise Yoga D. be very careful about what we eat and drink
9. Many people believe that in order to practise Yoga ___________.
A. you must learn a special vocabulary B. it is better to become a Buddhist
C. you must learn to relax completely D. you must wear special clothing
10. Our forefathers were healthy because ___________.
A. their way of life involved both exercise and relaxation
B. they were careful to get plenty of fresh air and keep fit
C. they lived in the country and spent time out of doors
D. they had simple work to do and very little to worry about
Answers
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.


SECTION D: WRITING

I. Finish each sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the one printed before it.

1. His second attempt on the world record was successful
He broke_____________________________________________________________________.
2. They were all arrested because of his incompetence.
Had_________________________________________________________________________.
3. Please don’t smoke in the kitchen.
I’d rather ____________________________________________________________________.
4. “That’s a lovely new dress, Jean”, said her mother.
Jean’s mother complimented _____________________________________________________.
5. I don’t really like her even though I admire her achievements
Much________________________________________________________________________.

II. For each of the sentences, write a new sentence as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence, using the word given in CAPITALS. This word must not be altered in any way.

1. I don’t think this record will ever be popular. (CATCH)
_________________________________________________________________________.
2. A police car has just stopped outside. (UP)
_________________________________________________________________________.
3. They didn’t punish Karen, only gave her a warning. (GOT)
_________________________________________________________________________.
4. What are you trying to say? (AT)
_________________________________________________________________________.
5. Graham stopped talking to deal with a customer. (OFF)
_________________________________________________________________________.





III. The Internet is now getting more and more popular all over the world. So, how important is it to your life? Write a paragraph of about 120 words to answer this question.

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