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ĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 9 (Năm học: 2010 – 2011)

[TUYỂN TẬP ĐỀ THI HSG TIẾNG ANH LỚP 9] – ĐỀ THI CHỌN HỌC SINH GIỎI LỚP 9

Năm học: 2010 – 2011

Môn: Tiếng Anh  (Vòng  02)

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 following conversation and fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word: (100,2=2pts):

TODD’S TENNIS TOUR

Ellen: You’re so lucky, Todd. You travel all over the world. I never (1)……………………. Chicago!
Todd: Year! But it’s hard (2)…………………….. I just practise, practise, practise and play tennis all the time. I don’t get time to see (3)……………………..
Ellen: What about last year? Where did you go? Tell me about it.
Todd: Well – in (4)……………………. I was in Melbourne, for the Australian Open. It’s a beautiful city, sort of big and very cosmopolitan, like Chicago. There’s a nice (5)……………………. of old and new buildings. January’s their summer so it was hot when I was there.
Ellen: And what’s Dubai like? When were you there?
Todd: In February. We went from Australia to Dubai for the Dubai Tennis (6)…………………….. Boy is Dubai hot! Hot, very dry, very modern. Lots of really modern buildings, white buildings. Interesting place, I (7)……………………. it.
Ellen: And Paris! That’s where I want to go! What’s (8)……………………. like?
Todd: Everything that you imagine! Very beautiful, wonderful old buildings but lots of interesting (9)……………………. ones, too. And of course very, very romantic, especially in (10)…………………….. Maybe I can take you there sometimes.
Ellen: Yeah?

 

 

 Part b: PRONUNCIATION

Choose the word in each group which has the main stress on a different syllable from the others (50,2=1mk):

  1/  A. accident B. indicator C. magnificent D. longitude
  2/  A. despite B. dislike C. despair D. distance
  3/  A. chemistry B. physics C. geography D. literature
  4/  A. injury B. intend C. income D. interest
  5/  A. spontaneous B. secondary C. honesty D. monarchy

 

Part c: vocabulary and grammar:(6,0 pts)

 

I. Fill in the blanks with the correct forms or tense of the verbs in brackets (60,25=1,5pts):

 

1. While Thomas (spend) …………………………..the last few months working hard at his studies, his sister (concerntrate) …………………………..on how to get their new business off  the ground.

2. When the sun (set) …………………………..this evening, the sky for miles around (be suffused).

3. Tom (live) …………………………..in Paris for five years, from 1981 to 1986.

4. Tony always (criticise) …………………………..his family – they never do the right thing as far as he is concerned.

 

II. Choose the underlined word or phrase in each of the sentences that needs correcting: (5  0,2 = 1 pt)

 

1. Before she became a film star, she has been a stand-up comedian.

A                 B           C    D

2. I’m trying to persuade my sister to drive, but I can’t get her to do it.

A             B                             C                                         D

3. In order to not forget things, I put a string around my finger.

A          B       C                     D

4. I’ve been studying French since I’ve started high school.

A                              B     C       D

5. I succeeded in to find a job, so my parents didn’t make me go to college.

A               B                                                C              D

 

III. Choose the word or phrase (A,B,C or D) that best completes each sentence: (100,2=2pts):

 

1. The air is not as pure as it ……………………

A. used to be B. is used to be C. is used to being D. was used to be

2. The politician ……………………to admit that he had done anything wrong.

A. accepted B. denied
  1. explained
D. refused

3. I wanted some tea but there was……………………left in the pot.

A. none B. nothing C. any D. no

4. Why don’t you buy bananas when they are much……………………apples?

A.expensive than B.not expensive than
C.less expensive than D.lesser expensive than

5. He has arrived, but he talks as if he……………………all about that.

A. know B. knows C. known D. knew

6. When I last……………………Jane, she……………………to find a job.

A. saw/ was trying B. saw/ tried C. have seen/ tried D. see/ is trying

7. I don’t mind……………………home but I’d rather……………………a taxi.

A. to walk/ to get B. walking/ to get C. walking/ get D. to walk/ getting

8. All these leaflets must be delieved……………………

A. in hand B. at hand C. to hand D. by hand

9. John never come to class on time and……………………

A.neither does Peter B. so does Peter C. so doesn’t Peter D. neither doesn’t Peter

10. After spending large sums of money decorating their house, the Browns found themselves……………………

A. in common B. in debt C. in time D. in public

 

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

 

1. Gold has several qualities that have made it a commodity of ……………………value throughout history.                                                                                                                              EXCEPTION

2. All the pupils must  have their parents’ ……………………to go for the picnic.      PERMIT

3. Tim is one of the ……………………on a boat trip on Lake Michigan.         PARTICIPATE

4. I received a letter of……………………from the airport.                                            CONFIRM

5. Advertising ……………………us to buy things that we don’t really need.         COURAGE

6. It’s a good book because it’s very ……………………                                                     INFORM

 

Part d: reading comprehension: (5,5 pts)

 

I. Complete the passage with the most suitable words: (6  0,25 = 1,5pts):

All over the world people listen to (1)…………………….. music. Classical music is difficult to describe. It means different things to different people.

Some famous classical (2)……………………..were Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, and Mozart. In their music, they did not tell a story or show strong emotion. They wanted to make a beautiful, interesting design. They wanted to write lovely sounds.

Then composers started to interpret ideas. They told stories about wars, armies, and soldiers. They wrote (3)……………………..  religion. Sometimes they composed music for holidays. They told love stories and showed strong emotion. Some of these composers were Beethoven, Schumann, Choplin, Mendelssohn, Waggner, (4)…………………….. Tchaikovsky.

Classical music stays with people a long time. Bach wrote about 300 years ago, Beethoven wrote about 200 years ago, and Tchaikovsky wrote about over 100 years ago.

Sometimes people close their eyes to (5)……………………..to classical music. When they close their eyes, they can see the design. They can listen to the same classical music many times and enjoy it.

Sometimes it is difficult to understand. The (6)…………………….. has to think about it. However, we can all learn to enjoy some classical music. It is very important to people.

 

  1………………….. 2………………….. 3…………………..
  4………………….. 5………………….. 6…………………..

 

II. Choose the word or phrase which best fits each gap of the passage: (100,2=2 pts)

 

HOAN KIEM LAKE

 

Right in the middle of the city of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake, or locally (1)……………………. as Bo Ho that means “the shore of lake”, is (2)……………………..the place for morning exercises, leisure and recreation activities. It is the heart and the beats of the city – thousands of local folks (3)……………………..together on the Liberation Day and the photographers snap photos of brides and grooms (4)……………………..the wedding season.

The lake has the legend way back in the mid-15th century (5)……………………..Emperor Ly Thai To (Le Loi) got a magical sword from heaven to fight (6)……………………..the Chinese, the Ming aggressors, out of Viet Nam. After that one day when he was out (7)……………………..in the lake, a giant golden tortoise suddently grabbed the sword and (8)……………………..into the water. The lake is also known as “Ho Hoan Kiem”, the Lake of the Restored Sword, (9)……………………..it is believed the sword was taken to its original divine oweners.

On an islet in the middle of the lake towards its south (10)……………………..the Tortoise Tower or the Thap Rua on the top of which a red star is often held as an emblem of Hanoi.

  1. A. believed B. known C. considered D. said
  2. A. so as B. much as C. more than D. more or less
  3. A. gather B. reach C. arrive D. go
  4. A. during B. on C. of D. within
  5. A. which B. when C. while D. what
  6. A. above B. down C. for D. against
  7. A. diving B. playing C. sailing D. walking
  8. A. disappeared B. endangered C. lost D. fled
  9. A. although B. however C. so D. because
10. A. sits B. stands C. run D. watches

 

III. Read the following passage, then decide whether the following statements are true (T), false (F), or no information (NI): (80,25=2pts)

 

The great English scientist Isaac Newton, whose theory of gravitation is well-known throughout the world, was born in the little village Woolthorpe, not far from his own town of Cambridge, on December 25th, 1642. His father was a farmer who died when Newton was fourteen years old. His mother, uncle and grandmother took care of him.

When still young, Newton was more of a mechanic than a scholar. His neighbors thought he would probably become a well-known clockmaker, because he had already made a clock his neighbours had never heard of before. It worked by water. Besides the water clock Newton also made a sundial. When he grew older, he became interested in mathematics and physics. His first physical experiment was carried out in 1658, when he was 16 years old. On June 5th, 1661 Newton entered the University of Cambridge where he studied mathematics and soon became famous at the age of 21.

When Newton was 22 years old, he began studying the theory of gravitation. In 1669 he was appointed professor and began giving lectures on mathematics at Cambrige. Isaac Newton died in 1727 at the age of 85.

Newton was not a physics, he was a mathematician.  
He was born in the town of Cambridge.  
When he was young he was very intelligent.  
He wasn’t very interested in mathematics until he grew older.  
His first physical experiment was carried out when he was not yet twenty.  
Newton’s Laws explained the relationships between force, mass and movement.  
He entered the University of Cambridge at the age of 21.  
He became a professor when he was not yet 30.  

 

Part e: writing (5,5 pts)

 

I. Make complete sentences from the words and phrases given: (50,2=1pt)

  1. many/ hundred/ years ago/ many villages/ few towns/ England.

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

  1. such questions/ not answer/ satisfactorily/ so far.

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

  1. The visitors/ welcome/ at the station/ by a huge crowd/ people/ when the train arrives.

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

………………………………………………………………………………………..

  1. man/ who/ standing/ front/ shop/ my uncle.

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

  1. when can/ book/ published?   – It/ publish/ in three months.

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

 

II. Rewrite these sentences, not to change their meaning, beginning with the words given: (6  0,25 = 1,5 pts)

  1. He plays the guitar for a small group so that he can earn some extra money.

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

2. I didn’t find the new movie amusing.

-> I wasn’t……………………………………………………………………………………

3. We will have to make him work harder.

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

4. We breathe a lot of polluted air, we get weaker.

-> The more….…… ………………………………………………………………………..

5. “I am leaving tomorrow,” she said “by 4.30 from Nha Trang station”.

->  She said………………………………………………………………………………….

6. Our heating isn’t working and I feel cold.

->  If our heating…………………………………………………………………………….

 

III. 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. (5  0,2 = 1 pt):

 

1. Viet Nam hasn’t won a gold medal in this sport for ages.                                            TIME

-> It’s …………………………………………………………..……medal in this sport.

2. My Thuan is the longest bridge that I’ve ever seen.                                                     LONGER

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

3. Have you got any pictures which are prettier than this one?                                              THE

-> Is …………………………………………………………….………………………?

4. No one apart from my mother thought I would win the race.                                                 PERSON

-> My mother..……………………………………………….…………………the race.

5. Williamson, the policeman, lived next door.                                                                   WHOSE

-> The policeman…………………………………….………………….……next door.

 

IV. Write a short paragraph, about 150 words to describe the seasons in Viet Nam

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