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SỞ GIÁO DỤC VÀ ĐÀO TẠO PHÚ THỌ KỲ THI HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 12 THPT CẤP TỈNH
NĂM HỌC 2010-2011
Môn: TIẾNG ANH
Thời gian làm bài: 180 phút, không kể thời gian giao đề

HƯỚNG DẪN THÍ SINH LÀM BÀI THI
(Giám thị hướng dẫn cho thí sinh 5 phút trước giờ thi)

A. CẤU TẠO ĐỀ THI: Đề thi gồm có 4 phần chính:
I. NGỮ ÂM (Phonetics): Gồm có 2 phần (10 câu)
II. TỪ VỰNG VÀ NGỮ PHÁP (Grammar and Vocabulary): Gồm có 4 phần (60 câu)
III. ĐỌC HIỂU (Reading comprehension): Gồm có 3 phần (30 câu)
IV. VIẾT (Writing): Gồm có 2 phần (20 câu)
B. HƯỚNG DẪN THÍ SINH LÀM BÀI:
• Thí sinh làm toàn bộ bài thi trên đề thi theo yêu cầu của từng phần. Thí sinh phải viết câu trả lời vào phần trả lời được cho sẵn ở mỗi phần. Trái với điều này, phần bài làm của thí sinh sẽ không được chấm điểm.
• Đề thi gồm có 7 trang. Thí sinh phải kiểm tra số tờ đề thi trước khi làm bài.
• Thí sinh không được ký tên hoặc dùng bất cứ dấu hiệu gì để đánh dấu bài thi ngoài việc làm bài theo yêu cầu của đề ra. Không được viết bằng mực đỏ, bút chì, không viết hai thứ mực trên tờ giấy làm bài. Phần viết hỏng, ngoài cách dùng thước để gạch chéo, không được tẩy xóa bằng bất kỳ cách gì khác (kể cả bút xóa màu trắng). Trái với điều này bài thi sẽ bị loại.
• Thí sinh nên làm nháp trước rồi ghi chép cẩn thận vào phần bài làm trên đề thi. Giám thị sẽ không phát giấy làm bài thay thế đề và giấy làm bài do thí sinh làm hỏng.
• Giám thị không giải thích gì thêm về đề thi. Thí sinh không được sử dụng bất cứ tài liệu gì kể cả từ điển.
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I. PHONETICS
Part 1: Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently. Write your answers in the space provided. (5 pts)
1. A. booth B. south C. truth D. both
2. A. picked B. wicked C. licked D. ticked
3. A. games B. venues C. backgrounds D. biogas
4. A. ancient B. ancestor C. anchor D. ankle
5. A. food B. too C. good D. soon

Write your answers (A, B, C or D) here:
1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________

Part 2: Choose the word whose stress pattern is different from the other three of the group. Write your answers in the space provided. (5 pts)
1. A. opposite B. insurance C. confident D. coconut
2. A. sympathetic B. conservative C. comparative D. indifferent
3. A. informative B. competitive C. insensitive D. imitative
4. A. abandon B. constable C. frequency D. habitat
5. A. annoyance B. develop C. tomorrow D. sacrifice

Write your answers (A, B, C or D) here:
1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________
II. VOCABULARY & GRAMMAR
Part 1: Choose the best answer to complete each of the following sentences. Write your answers in the space provided. (30 pts)
1. "Some sugar?" ~ "_____"
A. No, no me! B. No, I don't. C. Thanks, I'd like. D. Yes, please.
2. I _____ the table for supper.
A. lied B. layed C. led D. laid
3. When Claudia saw such fantastic furniture, she couldn’t resist ____ a chest of drawers.
A. to buy B. bought C. buying D. buy
4. I want to know ____ drugs.
A. that you take B. if you take C. what you take D. do you take
5. Jeremy needed a long time to____ smoking.
A. get over B. get rid of C. get on D. get down
6. “Jasmine spent New Year’s Eve alone.” ~ “She ____ lonely!”
A. must had felt B. must feel C. must be feeling D. must have felt
7. You _____ come tomorrow if you have something else to do.
A. needn't B. mustn't C. needn't to D. don't need
8. _____ are famous for their cheese and butter.
A. The Dutch people B. Dutches C. The Dutches D. The Dutch
9. If you _____ such a long time to get dressed, we'd have been there by now.
A. weren't taking B. wouldn't have taken C. hadn't taken D. wouldn't take
10. _____ is often made of wood.
A. Furniture B. A piece of furnitures C. Furnitures D. Items of furniture
11. Big cities like New York and Tokyo are _____ populated.
A. greatly B. closely C. densely D. variously
12. Internet _____ has helped bloggers share their experiences and opinions easily and quickly.
A. linkage B. joiner C. communication D. connectivity
13. One _____ of the scheme is the very high cost.
A. advantage B. shortage C. drawback D. shortcoming
14. I'm going to be _____ with you, Mr Henderson. Your daughter is a thief.
A. sincere B. open C. frank D. genuine
15. These figures give you some idea of the cost of _____ your car for one year.
A. controlling B. handling C. managing D. maintaining
16. I had to pay _____ on a carpet I brought in through Customs today.
A. taxes B. rates C. fines D. duty
17. 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
18. Neil Armstrong was the first man to _____ foot on the moon.
A. try B. let C. put D. set
19. The programme on TV attracted millions of _____.
A. viewers B. audiences C. spectators D. witnesses
20. We have just built _____.
A. two public excellent tennis courts B. two excellent public tennis courts
C. two tennis courts excellent public D. two tennis public excellent courts
21. I find his behavior towards me quite _____. He treats me like an idiot.
A. offending B. insulting C. crude D. ill-mannered
22. I walked away as calmly as I could _____ they thought I was a thief.
A. in case B. or else C. to avoid D. owing to
23. I am afraid I’m rather _____ about the existence of ghosts.
A. skeptical B. partial C. adaptable D. incapable
24. In an effort to increase his newspaper’s _____, the editor introduced a weekly competition.
A. propaganda B. distribution C. circulation D. dispersion
25. _____ the invention of the steam engine, most forms of transport were horse-drawn.
A. Akin to B. Prior to C. In addition to D. With reference to
26. Well, we did have a terrible row but we’ve _____ it up now.
A. turned B. cleaned C. sorted D. made
27. The zoo _____ by the time we reach there.
A. closes B. will close C. will have closed D. is closing
28. They arrived at the little village only to find it _____.
A. deserted B. deserting C. is deserted D. deserts
29. _____ of the brothers wants to give in. Both are as stubborn as mules.
A. Both B. Either C. Neither D. Each
30. I didn't really want to see the film, but my sister was so _____ to go that I finally agreed.
A. willing B. sincere C. keen D. energetic

Write your answers (A, B, C or D) here:
1. ___________ 2. ___________ 3. ___________ 4. ___________ 5. ___________
6. ___________ 7. ___________ 8. ___________ 9. ___________ 10. ___________
11. ___________ 12. ___________ 13. ___________ 14. ___________ 15. ___________
16. ___________ 17. ___________ 18. ___________ 19. ___________ 20. __________
21. ___________ 22. ___________ 23. ___________ 24. ___________ 25. ___________
26. ___________ 27. ___________ 28. ___________ 29. ___________ 30. __________

Part 2: Choose the underlined word or phrase in each sentence that needs correcting. Write your answers in the space provided. (20 pts)
1. The Girl Scouts, (A) found by Juliette Gordon Low (B) in 1912, (C) has grown to a current membership of (D) more than three million girls.
2. The decathlon is a (A) two-day athletic competition which (B) consists of (C) ten types (D) track and field events.
3. Fred Astaire (A) is said (B) to have been the most popular dancer (C) of his time, but he was also a talented actor, (D) a singer, and choreographer.
4. (A) Provide (B) pensions for (C) retired people is (D) the primary function of the social security system.
5. (A) Played (B) in few parts of the world outside of the United States, (C) the baseball (D) first became an event in the Olympic Games in 1984.
6. Not only (A) the supply of mahogany has dwindled (B) markedly in the past ten years, (C) but its (D) price has tripled during the same period of time.
7. We spent (A) a great deal of time looking through (B) a large number of books to help him find (C) a few information about Bermuda, but he knew (D) most of it already.
8. His right hand (A) may have been badly injured and he probably (B) won’t (C) be able to type, so I thought that I (D) will offer to do some typing for him.
9. (A) Not many people realize that a spider is (B) no insect because insects (C) don’t have eight legs and (D) none of them make webs.
10. In (A) one class we had to do (B) a research on (C) the language used in (D) business.

Write your answers (A, B, C or D) here:
1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________
6. ____________ 7. ____________ 8. ____________ 9. ____________ 10. ___________

Part 3: Complete each sentence with one suitable preposition. Write your answers in the space provided. (20 pts)
1. He’s come up with a new solution _____ the problem.
2. When the princess kissed the frog, it turned _____ a handsome prince.
3. The milk went _____ because it hadn't been put back in the fridge.
4. We had to turn _____ their invitation to lunch as we had a previous engagement.
5. He was a real friend to see me _____ my long illness.
6. “May I sit here?”~ "Yes, _____ pleasure."
7. He took _____ tennis and became very keen on it.
8. Jonathan takes _____ his father, you know. They are both very intelligent.
9. When I opened the envelope, I was delighted to find a cheque _____ $500.
10. They used to say of Errol Flynn that you couldn’t count _____ him: he would always let you down.

Write your answers here:
1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________
6. ____________ 7. ____________ 8. ____________ 9. ____________ 10. ___________

Part 4: Supply the correct form of the words in bracket. Write your answers in the space provided under this passage. (20 pts)
THE HISTORY OF TOYS
When did the first toys come into (1) _____ (EXIST) and what led to their development? Did they represent an attempt by adults to make children happy, or did they arise from the various playful (2) _____ (ACTIVE) of children themselves? As everyone knows, the young (3) _____ (FREQUENT) copy the (4) _____ (BEHAVE) of their elders, and, in their play, they often adopt objects used by adults for entirely different purposes. These objects (5) _____ (COURAGE) the child’s (6) _____ (IMAGINE) and lead to games in which everyday articles often play unusual and (7) _____ (EXPECT) roles.
It is rather surprising that for an (Cool _____ (EXPLAIN) of the origin of toys, we cannot turn to folk stories. However, no traditional tale (9) _____ (RELATE) to the origin of toys exists, and so our (10) _____ (KNOW) is restricted to archaeological study and limited evidence from documents.

Write your answers here:
1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________
6. ____________ 7. ____________ 8. ____________ 9. ____________ 10. ___________

III. READING COMPREHENSION
Part 1: Read the following passages and choose the best answer. (20 pts)
A. The rules of etiquette in American restaurants depend upon a number of factors: the physical location of the restaurant, e.g., rural or urban; the type of restaurant, e.g., informal or formal; and certain standards that are more universal. In other words, some standards of etiquette vary significantly while other standards apply almost anywhere. Learning the proper etiquette in a particular type of restaurant in a particular area may sometimes require instruction, but more commonly it simply requires sensitivity and experience. For example, while it is acceptable to read a magazine in a coffee shop, it is inappropriate to do the same in a more luxurious setting. And, if you are eating in a very rustic setting it may be fine to tuck your napkin into your shirt, but if you are in a sophisticated restaurant this behavior would demonstrate a lack of manners. It is safe to say, however, that in virtually every restaurant it is unacceptable to indiscriminately throw your food on the floor. The conclusion we can most likely draw from the above is that while the types and locations of restaurants determine etiquette appropriate to them, some rules apply to all restaurants.

1. With what topic is this passage primarily concerned?
A. rules of etiquette. B. instruction in proper etiquette.
C. the importance of good manners. D. variable and universal standards of etiquette.
2. According to the passage, which of the following is a universal rule of etiquette?
A. tucking a napkin in your shirt. B. not throwing food in the floor.
C. reading a magazine at a coffee shop. D. eating in rustic settings.
3. What does the word “it” refer to?
A. learning the proper etiquette. B. clear instruction.
C. knowing the type of restaurant. D. sensitivity.
4. The author uses the phrase “safe to say” in order to demonstrate that the idea is _____.
A. somewhat innocent . B. quite certain.
C. very clever. D. commonly reported.
5. What is the author’s main purpose in this passage?
A. to assist people in learning sophisticated manners.
B. to describe variations in restaurant manners.
C. to simplify rules of restaurant etiquette.
D. to compare sophisticated and rustic restaurants.

B. 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. Thus, small enclaves 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, about 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 more than 700 million English users in the world, and over a half of these are nonnative speakers, constituting the largest number of nonnative users than any other language in the world.

6. What is the main topic of this 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.
7. Approximately when did English begin to be used beyond England?
A. in 1066. B. around 1350. C. before 1600. D. after 1600.
8. 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.
9. Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “constituting”?
A. looking over. B. setting down. C. doing in. D. making up.
10. According to the passage, approximately how many nonnative users of English are there in the word today?
A. a quarter million. B. half a million. C. 350 million. D. 700 million.

Write your answers (A, B, C or D) here:
1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________
6. ____________ 7. ____________ 8. ____________ 9. ____________ 10. ___________

Part 2: Read the passage and then decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each space. (20 pts)
Ever since humans have inhabited the earth, they have made (1) _____ of many forms of communication. Generally, this expression of thoughts and feelings has been in the form of oral (2) _____. When there is a language (3) _____, communication is accomplished through sign language in which motions (4) _____ for letters, words, and ideas. Tourists, the deaf, and the mute have had to (5) _____ to this form of expression. Many of these symbols of whole words are very picturesque and exact and can be used internationally; spelling, however, cannot.
Body language (6) _____ 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 (7) _____ approval, while shaking the head (Cool _____ a negative reaction.
Other forms of nonlinguistic language can be (9) _____ 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, warn, and instruct people.
(10) _____ verbalization is the most common form of language, other systems and techniques also express human thoughts and feelings.
1. A. usage B. use C. employment D. utility
2. A. address B. speech C. utterances D. claims
3. A. barrier B. obstacles C. divisions D. separation
4. A. point B. signify C. imply D. stand
5. A. refer B. rotate C. resort D. revolve
6. A. progresses B. transmits C. remits D. emits
7. A. signifies B. signs C. registers D. presents
8. A. predicates B. indicates C. abdicates D. implicates
9. A. traced B. trailed C. found D. explored
10. A. While B. As C. Because D. Until

Write your answers (A, B, C or D) here:

1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________
6. ____________ 7. ____________ 8. ____________ 9. ____________ 10. ___________

Part 3: Fill in the blank with a suitable word to complete the passage. (20 pts)
China is the most populous country of the world. Its (1) _____ is approximately 1.3 billion people, which is almost 22% of the (2) _____ population. The population density is high in the southeast: 43 percent of the land contains most of its population. A quarter of the population (3) _____ China is in the middle and lower parts of the Yangtze River, and the population density (4) _____ 663 people per square kilometer. Shanghai is China's largest city, (5) _____ population density reaches 2,118 people per square kilometer.
China's population growth rate has (6) _____ in the past years, although its population is still increasing. In the 1970s, the government started to implement birth (7) _____ programs to the people: late marriage, late childbearing, a one-child family, and a four-year period between two (Cool _____ in the countryside where each couple may have more than one child, According to the report of Major Figures of Population of China, the annual growth rate of China's population (9) _____ from 25.83% (in 1070) down to 11.21% (in 1994) and to 8.77% (in 1999) in the past 20 years. This should be (10) _____ a great success.

Write your answers here:
1. ____________ 2. ____________ 3. ____________ 4. ____________ 5. ____________
6. ____________ 7. ____________ 8. ____________ 9. ____________ 10. ___________

IV. WRITING
Part 1: Rewrite each sentence so that it begins with the words and the meaning stays the same. (20 pts)
1. The electrician advised me to have the wiring checked.
 The electrician’s _____________________________________________________________.
2. She contributes with enthusiasm to class discussions.
 Her _______________________________________________________________________.
3. His jealousy increases with his love for her.
 The more ___________________________________________________________________.
4. He would do anything to force them to do what he wanted.
 There’s _____________________________________________________________________.
5. It is almost 9 months since I stopped subscribing to the magazine.
 I cancelled __________________________________________________________________.
6. Their discussion began an hour ago.
 They have ___________________________________________________________________.
7. He noticed you shopping.
 You were ____________________________________________________________________.
8. He spends two hours a week sorting out his stamps.
 Sorting ______________________________________________________________________.
9. Henry regrets buying that second-hand car.
 Henry wishes _________________________________________________________________.
10. Who killed that bear?
 Whom ______________________________________________________________________?
Part 2: Rewrite each sentence so that it contains the word in brackets and the meaning stays the same. (20 pts)
1. You can avoid tooth decay by brushing your teeth regularly. (PREVENTED)
 ___________________________________________________________________________.
2. I think you should be tolerant of other people’s weaknesses. (ALLOWANCES)
 ___________________________________________________________________________.
3. He’s always typing while I am asleep. (RATHER)
 ___________________________________________________________________________.
4. Not having heard the weather forecast, John was surprised by the snow. (AS)
 ___________________________________________________________________________.
5. This liver condition is common in those who drink a lot. (DRINKERS)
 ___________________________________________________________________________.
6. Andrew said the mistake was my fault. (BLAMED)
 ___________________________________________________________________________.
7. The decorators have finished the whole of the first floor. (HAD)
 ___________________________________________________________________________.
8. The weather was so fine. Consequently the children spent the whole day in the garden. (SUCH)
 ___________________________________________________________________________.
9. Tuberculosis is not a killing disease any longer. (NO LONGER)
 ___________________________________________________________________________.
10. Probably her sister, Virginia used this phone. (MIGHT)
 ___________________________________________________________________________.
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