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Đề luyện thi HSG tiếng anh lớp 9 (Đề 3)

[Bồi dưỡng HSG tiếng anh lớp 9] – Đề luyện thi HSG tiếng anh lớp 9 (Đề 3).

 

ĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 9

Môn: Tiếng Anh 

Năm học: 2010 – 2011

Thời gian: 150 phút (không kể thời gian giao đề)

Chú ý: 

– Bộ đề thi này gồm có 06 trang, từ trang 01 đến trang 06.         

Thí sinh làm bài trực tiếp vào bộ đề thi này.

Điểm Họ tên, chữ ký của người chấm thi số 1: Số phách
– Bằng số:…………….. ………………………………………… (Do Chủ tịch hội đồng chấm thi ghi)
– Bằng chữ:…………… Họ tên, chữ ký của người chấm thi số 2: …………………..
………………………… …………………………………………

 

Part a: listening:

 

Listen to the tape and fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word: (100,2=2 pts)

In Britain, when giving or asking for telephone numbers, we don’t say thousand, hundred or million, we say each number (1)………..…………. So 421 6759 is four-two-one, six-seven-five-nine. The “0” is (2)………….….…… “oh”. 081 436 0872 is oh-eight-one, four-three-six, oh-eight-seven-two. These numbers are in (3)…..………………. The groups are codes for areas in (4)…………….….…. When we say the numbers, we pause between the groups. However, when the same number occurs twice, the (5)……..……………. “double” is used with the number. 1994422 is one double-nine, double-four, double-two.

 

Listen to some dialogues between a caller on the phone and a secretary. As you listen, write the telephone numbers in the spaces below.

 

1/ Is that (6)………………………….?

Yes. Can I help you?

I’d like to speak to Miss Jones, please?

2/ Hi. Is that (7)………………………….?

Yes. Who do you want to speak to?

Helen Parker, please.

3/ Hello. Is that (8)………………………….?

Who do you wish to speak to?

Dr. Robinson, please.

4/ Good morning. Is that (9)………………………….?

Yes. Can I help you?

I’d like to speak to Mr. Egge, please.

5/ I’m sorry to disturb you, but is that (10)………………………….?

Who do you want to speak to?

Jane Casting, please.

 Part b: phonetics   Choose the word in each group which has the underlined part pronounced differently from that of the others (5  0,2 = 1,0 pt):

 

  1. A. damage B. heritage C. teenage D. carriage
  2. A. chemistry B. prepare C. receive D. degree
  3. A. bury B. friendly C. pretty D. pleasant
  4. A. occupation B. occassion C. shake D. miraculous
  5. A. preserve B. conserve C. reserve D. exhaust

 

Part c: vocabulary and structures:(5,5 pts)

 

I. Choose the best option to fill in the gap in each of the following sentences:(100,2=2 pts)

 

 

1. His parents died when he was very young so he was ………….…………..by an aunt.

A. grown up B. taken care C. taken after D. brought up

2. It was very………….…………..of  you to lend us your car for the whole week.

A. generous B. ambitious C. modest D. thoughtless

3. I’m going to take a couple of days………….…………..next month to help my sister move house.

A. over     B. off C. out D. up

4. I’m surprising the performance went so well after only three………….…………..

A. auditions B. applauses C. rehearsals D. directions

5. If he ………….…………..more slowly, he would have been able to stop.

A. had been driving B. has driven C. drove D. didn’t drive

6. ………….…………..I’m eating less than usual, I still seem to be gaining weight.

A. Because B. If C. Unless D. Although

7. Susan………….…………..as a nurse for three years before her marriage.

A. worked B. is working C. has worked D. has been working

8. The police questioned me at some length and I didn’t enjoy………….…………..

A. to question B. questioning C. being questioned D. to be questioned

9. You need to talk to a person……………………..you can trust. You will feel better if you do.

A. whose B. which C. whom D. Ø

10. We shall have to………….…………..the meeting until next weekend, I’m afraid.

A. reorganize B. forward C. replace D. postpone

 

II. Choose the underlined word or phrase in each of the sentences that needs correcting:

(5  0,2 = 1pt)

1. In spite of  the traffic jam, we managed getting to the airport on time.

A                                                           B          C               D

2. Many people are still unaware about environmental pollution.

A                        B                    C                                   D

3. Turn down that volumn! That music have almost made me deaf.

A                 B                            C                                 D

4. I feel especial worried about Jane. She’s too young to be alone.

A                       B                        C                D

5. “I haven’t seen your aunt recently.”

A

“Oh, she hasn’t been out of her house since she has bought her colour TV.”

B                                      C                 D

 

III. Put the verbs in bracket in the correct forms or tenses (50,2=1,0 pt):

 

1. When the liner (hit) ………….…………..the ice berg, most of the passengers (have)………….…………..dinner.

2. The identity of Jack the Ripper, a murder responsible for a number of horrendous killings in the nineteenth century, never (establish) ………….…………..

3. Foreign currency can (convert) ………….…………..into sterling at a number of points in the city, but the best rate and lowest commission charges (provide) ………….………….. at banks.

 

IV. Supply the correct forms of the words in brackets: (60,25=1,5 pts)

 

1. They remain close friends, despite having had many………….…………..             (ARGUE)

2. It’s a lovely place all year round because of the great ………….…………..of flowers and trees which grow in the city center.                                                                                            (VARY)

3. The accident was tragic because of its suddenness causing the………….…………..of many passengers who would otherwise have been saved.                                                         (DEAD)

4. Contrary to popular………….………….., Walt Disney’s first theme park was not Disneyland. It was a garden in Bel Air, California.                                                   (BELIEVE)

5. The weather made their progress imppossible. As it had been raining ………….………….. all night, they had to be very careful as they walked through the thick jungle.            (HEAVY)

6. Most ………….…………..who visit Britain are surprised to find that its inhabitants are more informal than they had imagined.                                                                        (FOREIGN)

 

Part d: reading comprehension: (6,0 pts)

 

I. Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word: (5  0,2 = 1,0 pt):

 

Breakfast is one of those meals that varies from person to person, and country (1)………….…………..country. For some people it means a slice of toast and some coffee. In various places I’ve also been (2)………….…………..cheese and fruit. Bussinessmen executive might eat breakfast at the office, while for many schoolchildren, (3)………….…………..is a glass of milk at home, and then a long wait until the first break of the morning, when they eat sandwiches or a chocolate bar. Some families sit down and eat together in the morning, and listen to (4)………….…………..news on the radio or watch early morning television. For other people, the early morning is a rush (5)………….…………..work or school, and there just simply isn’t time.

 

II. Choose the word or phrase which best fits each gap of the passage: (10  0,2 = 2,0 mks)

Today, in China, (1)………….…………..large scale destruction of forests has occurred, the government has required that every citizen (2)………….…………..the age of 11 and 60 plant three to five trees (3)………….…………..year or do the equivalent amount of work in other forest (4)………….………….. The government claims that at (5)………….…………..1000 million trees have been planted in China every year (6)………….…………..1982. In western countries, increasing consumer demand for wood products that have been produced cause forest landowners and forest industries to become (7)………….…………..accoutable for their forest management and timber harvesting practices.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Rain Forest Rescue program is a charity that helps to (8)………….…………..deforestation. The charity uses money to buy up (9)………….…………..preserve rainforest land before the lumber companies can buy it. The Arbor Day Foundation then (10)………….…………..the land from deferestation.

 

 

  1. whom
  2. which
  3. that
  4. where
  5. on
  6. between
  7. of
  8. in
  9. the
  10. for
  11. per
  12. many
  13. services
  14. destructions
  15. extinction
  16. damage
  17. least
  18. the least
  19. last
  20. the last
  21. in
  22. since
  23. for
D.  ago
  1. increase
  2. increasing
  3. increasingly
  4. increased
  5. pollute
  6. motivate
  7. encourage
  8. prevent
  9. and
  10. nor
  11. or
  12. but
  13. protects
  14. supplies
  15. provides
  16. destroy

 

III. Read the text. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there. If a line is correct, put a tick (√). If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00): (15  0,2 = 3,0 pts)

 

I did not really enjoy to playing sports much when 0. to
I was at the school. I suppose this was because we did 00. √
not really have very good physical education teachers.
They were always shouting at us and telling to us to try
harder. If you asked them what did you had to do to improve 3.
they could never give you a good advice. When I left school 4.
I started playing at tennis with some friends. To my great 5.
surprise, I loved to it. I became a complete tennis addict, 6.
sometimes playing as many as five times a week. I played so 7.
much that I eventually became quite a good player. The only 8.
problem was that I wasn’t very a fit and consequently I started 9.
to getting all sorts of injuries. First it was my elbow and then 10.
my shoulder. Once I managed to get over of those two 11.
problems my knees started to give me the trouble. My only 12.
consolation is that even the top players suffer from these 13.
injuries too. Of course I can’t compare myself to someone like 14.
as Martina, but I enjoy the game and have some of the same problems.

 

Part e: writing (5,5 pts)

 

I. Make complete sentences from the words and phrases given: (5  0,2 = 1,0  pt)

 

Dear Sir,

1. I/ took/ examination/ computer theory/ two months/ ago/ which/ passed.

-> ………………… ………………………………………………………………………….

2. However/ still/ not/ received/ certificate.

-> ………………… ………………………………………………………………………….

3. Please/ let/ know/ when/ arrive.

-> ………………… ………………………………………………………………………….

4. I/ grateful/ deal with/ request/ soon/ possible.

-> ………………… ………………………………………………………………………….

5. I/ apologise/ inconvenience/ cause.

-> ………………… ………………………………………………………………………….

 

II. Finish each of the following sentences in such a way that it is as similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence. Use the word given and other words as necessary. Do not change the form of the given word. (4  0,25 = 1,0 pt):

 

1. He left the letter on the table. He wanted me to be sure seeing it when I came in.(so that)

-> ………………… ……………………………………………………………………….

2. The book consists of four parts. One of them has been translated into English. (which).

-> ………………… ……………………………………………………………………….

3. “You shouldn’t get up until you feel better”, the doctor said   (advised)

-> ………………… ……………………………………………………………………….

4. John hasn’t been back to his native village for nearly thirty years now. (since)

-> ………………… ……………………………………………………………………….

 

III. Rewrite these sentences, not to change the meaning: (6  0,25 = 1,5 pts)

1. I can not go on a picnic with you because I’m not free today.

-> If I ……………… ……………………………………………………………………….

2. They said that he was the best student in his group.

-> He.……………… ……………………………………………………………………….

3. Mr. Maile was sorry he hadn’t said goodbye to his wife at the airport.

-> Mr. Maile regretted .…………………………………………………………………….

4. Weather conditions influence most people’s lives.

-> Most people’s lives …….…………… …………………………………………………..

5. Lan was always ontime until she started going out with Nam.

-> Lan never used …..……………………………………………………………………….

6. I am sure you didn’t lock the door. Here’s the key.

-> You can’t..……… ……………………………………………………………………….

IV. Write about 150 words about your mother – the one you love most of all: (2,0 pts)

 

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